Frugal Gift Idea — Jar Mix Recipes

Looking for some easy, inexpensive homemade gifts for the holidays this year?  Try jar gift mixes!  Purchase some inexpensive 1 or 2 quart mason jars to get started.  Get the kids involved and you have a great frugal holiday activity the entire family can enjoy.  Here are some great resources to help you add a homemade touch to your holiday gift list.  

  1. Soup Mix in Jar Recipes:  Recipes include Minestrone Soup Mix, Vegetarian Black Bean Chili Mix, and more!
  2. Cookie Mix in a Jar Recipes:  I plan to try the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Mix… yum!
  3. Quick Muffin Mix in a Jar Recipe:  Includes instructions to make blueberry muffins.
  4. Brownies in a Jar:  Makes a full 9″ x 13″ pan.  Delicious and easy to make!
  5. Spiced Tea Mix in a Jar:  Well-received by the tea-lover on your list.
  6. Lighted Potpourri Holiday Jars:  These are decorative and easy to make.
Be sure to decorate your jar and include a gift tag with instructions to make the recipe.  Know a good jar mix recipe that I did not add?  Leave a comment and tell us about it!


  1. I love these jar mix recipes