Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Jars

This little gift will bring a smile to anyone’s face


Perfect for neighbors, friends, or that impossible to buy for person on your list

jar gift idea

I got all the goodies at Target except for the Peppermint Spoons which I ordered here

holiday jar ingredients

Peppermint Mocha and Vanilla instant latte packets, mini peppermint bark candies, mini gingerbread men cookies, and marshmallows

holiday jars

Tuck everything into a quart size Ball jar

holiday jar

Arrange things so the front sides are visible

holiday jar

It’s kind of like window shopping, peaking in the windows 😊

jar gift

Add a cupcake paper or cut a circle of wrapping paper to cover the lid

decorate jar lid

If using a cupcake paper, flatten it out as much as possible and smooth it over the center lid insert, place on jar and add the sealing ring

cupcake wrapper jar lid

Tie on a pretty ribbon and a Merry tag [also from Target]


And you’re ready to deliver!

holiday jars

Here’s a printable supply list:

Holiday Jar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Gift
Cuisine American
Servings 5


  • 5 quart size Ball jars {wide mouth openings are best, but regular will work too}


  • 1 package 5 count Starbucks Peppermint Mocha latte packets
  • 1 package 5 count Starbucks Vanilla Latte packets
  • marshmallows I used 4 large for each jar
  • mini gingerbread cookies I used Pepperidge Farm Ginger family
  • 5 + Peppermint spoons or peppermint sticks or candy canes {or tuck several into each jar}
  • 15-20 Ghiradelli mini peppermint bark candies Hershey’s kisses, or mini chocolates
  • 5 cupcake papers
  • 5 ribbons
  • 5 tags
  • snack size zip lock bags or saran wrap


  • Wrap marshmallows and cookies in saran or place in very small baggies.
  • Tuck 1 packet of each flavor latte into the jars, along with cookies, candy and marshmallows, arranging labels facing outward so things look pretty.
  • Put a cupcake wrapper on the lid, tie with a ribbon and tag. Deliver with a smile
Keyword Christmas present, gift in a jar, Holiday gift, hostess gift

Merry Merry!


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13 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Jars”
  1. Judy Pimperl says:

    I love little thoughtful gifts like this! And using the cupcake paper cup for the top is brilliant!

  2. Lynn says:

    A yummy gift:@)

  3. Mary says:

    Such cute and festive gifts Jenna and a trifecta of love from me…Jars, Target & Starbucks!

  4. Love this idea Jenna! The cupcake liners are genius and so quick instead of fabric rounds😍

  5. Jenna, what a thoughtful and cute gift idea! I would love receiving one! Happy Monday!

  6. JESS44903 says:

    Such neat ideas!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  7. Love those peppermint spoons, never seen them before. Thanks for including the link. I bet these jars will be appreciated by the receivers.

  8. Julie says:

    I love your Christmas gifts in a jar idea.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!!

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