Mason Jar Gift Recipes and Free Printables

Friday, November 1, 2019
The possibilities are endless when creating Mason Jar Food Gifts and these recipes are printable, free and perfect for the holiday season.

I have collected all my favorites mason jar gift ideas, all in one downloadable e-magazine for you.

These are perfect for all ages with just a little creativity and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Perfect for family, friends, and co-workers.

I always refer to this list during the holiday and everyone looks forward to their homemade surprise.

Especially fun for the kids that love puzzles, clay and of course candy jars!

All you really need to know is the hobby or favorite food your recipient likes.

You will find anything from soup in a jar to the best dessert starters and ideas for easy homemade snacks, candies and more!

I love to make ornaments out of clay for the holiday to hang on the tree or give away. kitchen pantry items like colorful sugars to add to my any cookies I bake.

The most asked homemade gift is my Italian Amaretto Pistachio Fudge recipe, it's so creamy and delicious, I just cut it up and wrap individual pieces for my mason jar, it's just that simple!

I found one of the nicest things about these gifts is making them super personalized and handmade.

Check out these free printable links below to print off tags and cute labels to add to your jars.

Whether you are making a homemade sugar scrubs or chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen, these are the coolest ideas for any gift-giving needs.

Gift Gifts and More Gifts

I can go on and on about how wonderful these jar ready-made mixes are to make.

Everyone loves homemade scratch recipes and these just made their life simple.

Whether it's a college student, hurried busy mom's, and just about anyone who loves things made from the heart, these recipes are full proof satisfying to everyone that makes them.

I have found that when I even fill a jar with their favorite jelly beans, the kids go nuts for them

My other favorite is watching them light up with they find little toys mixed in the jar.

You can get really creative with these, and I have a long list of suggestions for those hard to buy for folks!

Cinnamon Pancake Mix

This just happens to be my son's all-time favorite pancake recipe, this is one that is in the guide is a vintage over a 50-year-old recipe.

As my mom would say, if it's not broke don't fix it right, I always go back to the tried and true recipes.

We love this pancake recipe and it over 100 years old!

Breakfast Granola

Here is an easy recipe to make and it's healthy and delicious on just about anything you can sprinkle it on.

The granola is full of fall flavors and ready to eat.

The recipe includes several ways to use your homemade granola to write on your index card along with this homemade breakfast treat!

Easy Kitchen Items

Dried and layered beans or dried fruits layers are all a wonderful idea to add to the jar.

I love to use figs, apricots, date, pineapple and even some nuts or sugared candy slices.

When using the beans, be sure to add a note with those on what to do with them like a 15 bean cowboy bean recipe.

If they happen to be gardeners, they can even plant them.

The easiest recipe for using dried beans is to add them to a favorite chili recipe!

They all make a great gift all year long no matter what is going on in your family or friend's life, they will a smile on their face and make a great memory.

Fresh Herbs

This is a great gift for any cook if you grow your own garden!

Dried herbs are perfect when you have a summer garden.

Save the smaller glass jars all year round fill them for gifts.

Even if you don't have fresh herbs, you can make my recipe for Italian seasoning or Taco seasoning mix you will find in the free guide below.

Non Food Idea

I like to save large odd style jars during the year and decorate them.

If you happen to love potpourri, I fill a large glass clean jar with miniature twinkle lights.

Add the potpourri to the jar, and the heat from the lights will make the scent wonderful fragrant.

Leave all the wiring inside with a little instruction note on how to use this.

Perfect for any room in the house.


If you're looking for a hard to find gift for someone's birthday, holiday, house warming, baby shower event or when you just need a thank you gift, these are perfect for any age

Just use festive buckets, plastic pails, extra-wide mouth glass jars.

You can find vintage glassware at thrift stores, dollar stores or just save those old glass jars all year long.

Cover the tops of mason jars with holiday-themed material.

Then decorate them with pretty lace, ribbons, old burlap bags, or even old cut-up denim.

Decorate your old jars to be a festive delight for any occasion with beads, bells, and assorted costume jewels.

Mason Jars and Bucket gift-giving ideas:

Printable Labels and Index Cards Click Here

Holiday Free Gift Guide

This gift guide includes 8 free recipes with instructions.

Recipes in this Guide:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
  • Mint Cocoa Mix
  • Cinnamon Pancake Mix
  • Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
  • Italian Seasoning Mix
  • Taco Mix
  • Brownie Mix
  • Breakfast Granola

For Free Printable Mason Jar Recipe Guide Click Here

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Friendship Soup Recipe, Printables and More

For those who wish not to download my free holiday gift guide, here is one recipe everyone loves.

This Friendship Soup is perfect for giving your favorite friends and family a way of saying thanks during the year for any reason.

The soup is made from dried beans, barley and there are options on how to cook the soup in the recipe below.

Another idea for your Mason Jar gifts.

Do download the free printables, there is no cost to you and it's a fun addition to your Mason Jar gift giving projects.

Have a fabulous Holiday Season and enjoy these homemade gifts made from love!

Mason Jar Friendship Soup Mix

Mason Jar Friendship Soup Mix

Yield: 12
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 10 M
This is a dry recipe mix to use in pretty glass jars for gift giving call Friendship soup. The soup has dried ingredients and the recipient just has to add optional ingredients to make a bowl of delicious soup any time of the year.


  • 1/2 cup dry split peas
  • 1/3 cup beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes 
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup uncooked alphabet pasta, ditalini, or other kinds even broken spaghetti


How to cook Mason Jar Friendship Soup Mix

  1. Clean and rinse then dry a mason far around 1 1/2 pint jar in size.
  2. Starting with the first layer, add some split peas, a layer of bouillon, barley, lentils, onion flakes, Italian seasoning, rice, and bay leaves.
  3. Wrap the pasta in plastic wrap, and place in the jar. Place a pretty colored cut out piece of holiday cloth to fit on the glass open and then cover tightly.
  4. You can also cut another piece of round cloth for the top and hot glue it in place.
  5. Instructions for an index card and attach the gift-giving label:
  6. Optional Ingredients to use:  
  7. 1 pound ground beef,
  8.  black pepper to taste, 
  9. garlic powder to taste, 
  10. 1 (28 ounces) can diced tomatoes - undrained, 
  11. 1 (6 ounces) can tomato paste and 3 quarts water. 
  12. Cooking this soup: 
  13. Set the plastic-wrapped pasta aside.
  14. In a large 5-quart soup pot, saute the beef until browned. Add the garlic, pepper and when all the pink is gone, drain off the fat.
  15. Stir in the tomatoes, paste, water, and this mason jar soup mix.
  16. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low.
  17. Cover and on low heat simmer for around 1 hour or so.
  18. Cook pasta in a separate pan, drain and stir in the soup. 
  19. Test the soup to see if the lentils and barley is tender.


This soup can be made any time of the year and perfect for gift-giving, well wishes, friendship gifts, gifts for the neighbors, school gifts, kids projects and so much more.
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  1. Perfect for the holiday season! The printable are cute and beautiful :-)

  2. Thank you for these ideas and them!

  3. There are so many great ideas and resources here! You have made my holiday gifting so much easier, thanks!

  4. Exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!

  5. Love these ideas for neighbor gifts!

  6. Your awesome post was featured this week at Full Plate Thursday,457. Thanks so much for sharing it with us and hope you will share with again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. These are such fantastic holiday Christmas ideas, these will be well received by everyone. Thanks for sharing such unique ideas I only like to give home made gifts, the 15 minute beans are sensational by the way.

  8. Awesome ideas! I'm going to make granola for my co-workers and put it in mason jars. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I've made these for all of my kids teachers and they LOVE them! Thanks for the idea- budget friendly, festive and fun!

  10. These are so fun! My daughter loves making these for our friends and family! Can't wait to show her this!

  11. What an amazing gift idea! I'm definitely going to try a couple.

  12. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryDecember 21, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Some brilliant ideas and some super tasty recipes! I definitely know who I could gift the cinnamon pancake mix too!

  13. These are such a fun idea. I can' wait to make them and hand them out to my neighbors.

  14. There are some great ideas here! Mason jar gifts are so cute to make for friends and family during the holidays. Thank you for the awesome printables!


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