Although gift shopping can be fun at times, it can be quite stressful at other times too especially if you’re low on funds or if it’s difficult to find the perfect gift for the person you’re giving it to. In these cases, homemade gifts are your best bet. DIY gifts can cost as much or as less as you want it to and they’re always appreciated for the effort you put into making them. This way, you can even personalize it for the person you’re giving it to so that he or she will find it even more of value. One DIY gift idea that you can never go wrong with is by making gifts in a jar. No matter what you put in the jar as a gift, it will always turn out looking elegant and creative. Here are some DIY gifts in a jar.
1. Everything in a jar
Everything in a jar is basically an assortment of goods with a central theme all packed into one jar. Giving this kind of gift is great for those who want to give a thoughtful gift without having to spend too much. Think of the person you’re giving it to and the kinds of things he or she likes. Based on that, you can then stuff a bunch of small items in the jar such as sweets for those with sweet-tooth or beauty essentials for those who are fond of that.
2. Snow Globe
It’s actually very easy to make a DIY snow globe using any glass jar. Start by gluing on a bunch of small figurines on the inside of the lid of the jar then add some distilled water, liquid glycerine, and glitter inside the jar. Screw the lid on, flip the jar upside down, then shake it and watch the glitter fall like snow.
3. Sugar Scrub
There are tons of sugar scrub recipes available out there and they’re very easy to make. Since you’ll be making the scrub, you can be rest assured that it doesn’t contain any harmful ingredients and that it is all-natural. You even have a say on the ingredients you choose so that you can include the ones that will most likely be appreciated by the receiver.
4. Laundry Detergent
Homemade laundry detergents are increasingly gaining popularity and credibility for its efficiency and effectiveness at a lower cost. You can spread awareness of how incredible this homemade product is by sending it as a gift. Although it may not be that appreciated by people close to you, you can give it to your neighbors on gift-giving seasons to spread the holiday spirit.
5. Hot Chocolate Mix
For an easy, simple, yet sweet gift, make a hot chocolate mix in a jar. It’s guaranteed to taste more delicious than regular, premade cocoa mix and anyone can enjoy it right at their own home. This gift is best given during cold seasons.
6. 365 Messages In A Jar
Anyone can appreciate receiving 365 messages in a jar. Write each of 365 short, sweet messages that can lift up the spirits of the receiver at any day in a small piece of paper then store everything inside a jar. You can then instruct the person you’re giving it to to take one every morning to help him or her start the day in a good mood.
If you’re giving a gift to someone who appreciates plants, a terrarium in a jar is your best option. Terrariums don’t need much maintenance so you can give it even to someone who is absolutely not a green-thumb. It’s incredibly easy to make and it won’t cost you much at all.
8. Food in a Jar
There are tons of recipes you can whip up in a jar and give to someone. By using airtight jars, you even get the benefit of long shelf-life without using any preservation. You can make homemade sauce, cookies, jam, jelly, or even salsa in a jar.