Presents in a glass for Christmas – 17 ideas & recipes to make yourself

Mason jars are a practical thing. And they are also practical packaging! If you would like to give away original and homemade gifts this year, you can use our ideas for Presents in a glass try out. Every present looks particularly interesting in a glass. You can not only give away sets of cosmetic products that you have put together yourself or ready-made and homemade sweets. Delicious baking mixes can also be given away in the mason jar. Take a look at the list below and simply try out the ideas and gifts for yourself!

Wrapping gifts in jars

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If the gifts in the jar are homemade, the joy is even greater. If you want to give a present to someone who likes to sew, a set of different utensils is very suitable. Even beginners are sure to be very happy about such an idea. You can pack yarn, needles, small scissors, buttons and other things in the jar. Decorate the lid with a pin cushion. Really original, isn’t it?

Presents in a glass – ideas to imitate


Tea is a popular winter drink that hardly anyone can do without. After all, it keeps us nice and warm on cold days. Get different types of tea or choose the favorite type of the person you want to give and use it to fill a nicely decorated mason jar. The gift in a glass is useful and will definitely be well received.

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Christmas is just after the start of winter. That means it will be a long time before the weather gets warmer again. With a winter kit that you put together, you can help someone get through the cold weather better. Soft socks, lip balm, gloves, hand cream and why not a disinfectant cream are suitable for such gifts in a glass.

Edible gifts in a glass


Ready-made cocoa or baking mixes are also very popular as gifts in jars. Simply pour the cocoa with sugar and other ingredients such as marshmallows, streusel or pieces of chocolate into the mason jar. If you want to give away baking mixes as a gift, all you have to do is store the dry cake ingredients in the glass and add a recipe that describes which other ingredients have to be added to the baking mix.

Cake baking mix in a glass


Honestly, who doesn’t love chocolate brownies? If you have decided on gifts in jars made from brownies, use any baking mix you like. Again, just put the dry ingredients together. Just mix them all together or create such levels from the different products. Finally, don’t forget the chocolate pieces and a list of the remaining ingredients!

Presents in a jar – recipes for Christmas


Macaroons are quick and easy to make, especially if you give ready-made baking mixes as gifts in a glass. Mix together 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 2 tablespoons coconut flour, 1 tablespoon flaxseed flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. If you like, you can also add 1/4 cup of cranberries, pistachios, or chocolate pieces. The recipient then mixes this mixture with 1/4 cup coconut milk, forms the macaroons on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bakes them.

Muffins in a glass

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The procedure for muffins as gifts in a jar is no different. It is best to choose a recipe that you are fond of and have tried before. You are welcome to use brown sugar instead of white sugar to create different layers in the glass. For the above muffins, mix together 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/3 cup of brown sugar, 1/3 cup of white sugar, and 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips or more. For the preparation, mix the baking mixture with 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 2 large eggs, 2/3 cup milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Bake at 200 degrees for 17 to 20 minutes.

Cocoa in the glass

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As already mentioned, a mixture with cocoa is not only popular, but also very suitable for winter and the Christmas season. But look for extravagant ideas for cocoa. Combine, for example, cinnamon and cayenne pepper for a particularly spicy taste, add marshmallows or prepare a dry mixture with a tiramisu taste. Come up with something special for the gifts in the glass.

Presents in a jar – bread recipe


Something that you don’t make yourself every day is bread. This is simply because it involves a lot of time. But this idea is a great and quick basis that you can use for gifts in jars. Mix together 4 1/2 cups of bread flour, 2 teaspoons of dry yeast, and 2 teaspoons of salt. For baking, these ingredients are then mixed with 1 1/4 cups of warm water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. The dough remains under a cloth for 1 1/2 hours so that the yeast can ferment. Then shape it into a bread and let it rest for another 40 minutes. Finally bake for 24 to 30 minutes at 230 degrees.

Cake in a glass as a gift


If you are looking for gifts for Christmas in a glass and you have decided on a ready-made cake, you can choose a recipe that suits Christmas. Gingerbread cookies are great. You prepare this in small, fireproof glasses. Then bake the gingerbread in the oven and let the glasses cool down. Now you can distribute the mini cakes in the jar as a present.

Presents in a jar – cookies and other cookies


Like cakes, you can of course also give away cookies ready-made. Whether you choose classic cookies as gifts in a glass or cookies is entirely up to you. Another great idea is a mix of different types of cookies. The glass can of course have any size to accommodate all the cookies.

Baking accessories

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If the recipient is a passionate baker, it is of course unnecessary to give him or her a baking mix. Instead, you can choose some utensils and accessories as gifts in a glass. In addition to sprinkles, paper cases and other decorations, brushes, spatulas and other tools that can make baking easier are also suitable.

Make bath salts yourself

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The special thing about all these ideas is that you make the gifts in the glass yourself. Lay the foundations for many relaxing evenings in a full bath by preparing bath salts yourself. Mix well 1 cup of Epsom salt, rose petals and a few drops of vanilla scented oil. Feel free to use petals of different colors. Then fill the glass with it and you’re done.

Skin care as a gift idea


This idea for gifts in a glass is also made very quickly. And it is also very seductive, because it is some homemade cleansing cream that smells wonderful. You will need 1/2 cup of coconut oil that you heat up in the microwave for 15 to 25 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar, 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract, and 1 drop of green food coloring. If the whole thing is still too runny, you can thicken it with more sugar.

Dough to play with

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What do you think of making play dough for children? Your children can then give these to their friends as a present. The finished dough can be rolled out and cut out so that the children can play bakers. For the dough, use 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 teaspoons of tartar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 2 teaspoons of ginger powder, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder, 1 teaspoon of clove powder, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 cup of water and, if you like, 1 teaspoon of orange extract Dough. Give away the finished dough as gifts in a glass or just the dry ingredients.

Snowmen made of glasses 


The mason jars get an original look not only from the inside. The gifts in the glass can also look attractive on the outside. For example, several small glasses can be shaped into a snowman. You are welcome to come up with other figures that go well with Christmas and winter.

Romantic lantern


Give away a candle in a glass by simply making a lantern. For the gifts in the jar, you can decorate the outside of the mason jar with some artificial snow. A piece of wire is in turn formed into a handle, which also gives the lantern a rustic look. Feel free to come up with something to design yourself. You can also design the candle using the decoupage technique.

Cosmetics as a gift

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Young girls in particular will be very happy about this idea for gifts in a glass. Fill the jars with any cosmetic product. Nail varnishes, make-up products and utensils such as brushes, eye shadow or lipstick are suitable. You can even decorate the glass itself with jewelry, while the glass can still be used to store the make-up.

Decorate glasses


No matter which variant you choose for gifts in a jar, don’t forget that the packaging should also be appealing. For this purpose, you can decorate the glass as you like. Use ribbon and string, stickers, or self-printed labels. At Christmas you can also use fir greens and berries to design the glasses. Let your imagination run wild!

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