Homemade Gifts In a Jar....
A Great Gift Idea!
What exactly is a gift in a jar?
Homemade gifts in a jar are what I like to call "jar mixes". They're basically what you buy in a box at the store - a pre-made mix for some yummy treat. Except for these mixes are homemade - and the jar is cute'n fancy!
You can give these jar mixes away anytime you feel like it; just make sure you attach a little tag to the jar with directions.
Do you have to can dry mixes, like you would can other foods?
Nope! That's the beauty of them - they are a no-fuss gift. Since the ingredients of a dry mix are just that, dry, they will not spoil. You can keep a jar mix on the shelf for as long as you want.
Not only are these handy mixes attractive, fancy, and incredibly cute, they are so easy. (And what more could you ask for in a gift?)
So what kind of homemade gift ideas do I have?
When you're talking homemade gifts in a jar, the sky's the limit! And that's great because the recipients of your gifts may have very different and unique tastes.
Some general mix ideas?
We assembled a cute five-bean-soup mix for our neighbors as a "moving away" present....they loved it!
With each of these ideas, you've got a huge selection of recipes and ideas to choose from. The whole idea of mixes in jars is very versatile!
Use your creativity.
Let your creative side shine through! You can decorate your jar mixes so many cute ways. There are fabric toppers, ribbons, stickers, decorative labels, and all sorts of other fun ideas.
One of the most fun mixes to do are the layered ones, like the jar mix in the picture. Depending on your ingredients, you can layer them, one by one, creating a fancy rainbow effect!
So take a look at all of our jar mix recipes below. Remember that there are hundreds more all over the internet; these are simply hand-picked recipes that happen to be tried and true, our favorites.
Have fun makings your own homemade gifts in a jar!
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