10 creative gifts in a jar

If you’re stumped for something to buy for a friend or relative, but know generally what they like, then why not make a gift in a jar? There are plenty to choose from and they’re a neat way to present a number of tiny presents. Here’s some ideas for a jar for any type of person!


1. Summer in a jar

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  • tissues
  • cocoa butter
  • sunscreen
  • bandaids
  • lip balm
  • tropical gum
  • tropical hand sanitiser
  • shower puff
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2. Baking lover


  • mini cookie cutters
  • measuring spoons
  • cupcake liners
  • mini silicone pinch bowls
  • mini whisk
  • mini cheese grater


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3. Handmade handsoap


  • bar soap (the more organic and natural, the better)
  • glycerine


  1. Boil 3.75L water in a large pot
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, grate the bar of soap into a large bowl.
  3. Add the soap shavings and 2 tablespoons of glycerine to the boiling water and stir until all the soap melts.
  4. Remove from heat once all soap is melted and allow to cool overnight.
  5. if the mixture is lumpy, just give it a good stirring. If you use soap with too much moisturiser (don’t use Dove, it won’t turn out) then add more water and stir vigorously to thin.
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4. Crafts in a jar


  • ink pad
  • chalk marker
  • clips
  • glitter tape
  • mini envelopes with cards
  • a tape runner
  • chalkboard gift tags
  • letter stamps
  • embellishments


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5. Drawing


  • texta markers
  • coloured pencils
  • eraser
  • sharpener
  • shading pencils
  • charcoal


6. Cleans up well

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  • moisturiser
  • sugar scrub
  • Chap Stick
  • razor
  • small sized cologne
  • shave cream
  • face scrub
  • grooming set


7. Mini golf in a jar


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  • notepad
  • pencil
  • golf balls
  • M&Ms
  • putters (made from cotton tips)
  • fake grass (made from green dish scrub)


8. Spa and pampering

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  • fake eyelashes
  • nail polish remover
  • nail polish
  • nail clippers
  • lipstick
  • face masks
  • nail file
  • hand cream
  • tweezers


9. Sewing kit


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  • measuring tape
  • tape
  • thread
  • pins
  • ribbon
  • fabric


10. Housewarming gift



  • Jam
  • Cupcake liners
  • Dish towels
  • Paper straws
  • Scented candle
  • Dish soap
  • Bag clips
  • Anything else useful they might need

Which is your favourite jar? If someone could put everything you like in a jar, what would it consist of? Tell us below.