One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is making homemade gifts. There are few things as special as receiving a mason jar gift handmade with love. It’s such a simple, thoughtful way to show you care, and I believe really expresses the true spirit of Christmas gift giving!
Of course, there are all kinds of gifts you can make from scratch, but we like to select a few of our favorite wholesome recipes and turn them into Delicious Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar.
One of the gifts our friends and neighbors always enjoy is a flavorful All-Purpose Seasoning Mix in a Jar that’s perfect for seasoning poultry, seafood and veggies. In fact, the recipe is based on the seasoning I use for my savory Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken.
How to Make the Season’s Greetings Mason Jar Gift
This All-Purpose Seasoning Mix makes a super simple mason jar gift. All you’ll need is a few herbs and seasonings, some 4-ounce size mason jars, and of course, an assortment of festive ribbons and tags. Plus, I’m sharing free printable recipe cards you can also include with the gift. (See Step Four below.)
Step One: Make the Mix
To make four 4-ounce size mason jars, combine the following ingredients in a small bowl:
• 2/3 cup fine sea salt
• 1/3 cup dried parsley
• 3 Tbsp paprika
• 3 Tbsp onion powder
• 3 Tbsp garlic powder
• 3 Tbsp dried rosemary
• 3 Tbsp ground black pepper
Step Two: Add Mix to Jars
Using a tablespoon, evenly divide the all-purpose seasoning mix among four 4-ounce size mason jars.
Step Three: Decorate the Gift Jars
Cut out holiday-themed paper in circles the same size as the mason jar’s lid. Then, place the paper on top of the lid and seal the jar with the ring. To make it even more festive, add a decorative ribbon and gift tag. A few jingle bells also add to the fun and festivities!
Step Four: Spread Some Holiday Cheer!
My favorite way to give this adorable mason jar gift is to include an easy recipe that uses this savory all-purpose seasoning mix. That way, my gift recipients have a delicious way to put this seasoning mix to good use!
To make it easier for you, I’m providing free recipe cards that you can include with this homemade gift in a jar. I like to tuck the recipe card into our family greeting card, and then place the jar of seasoning mix into a recycled gift bag along with our holiday card to make it easier to transport the gift. Then, we have fun delivering this delicious gift to our friends, neighbors and family.
Looking for more homemade holiday gift recipes?
Then be sure to check out “Delicious Homemade Holiday Gifts in a Jar.” Merry Christmas!