The holidays are here, and it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. If you’re looking for a unique and special gift that won’t break the bank, why not make something with glass jars or bottles?
Here are five classy homemade Christmas gifts you can make that will be sure to impress your friends and family. Make sure to check out our bonus gift idea at the end.
Homemade infused olive oil
Why not try your hand at making homemade infused olive oil? It's surprisingly easy to do, and you can tailor the flavour to your recipient's taste. Simply start with a good quality olive oil, or make your own, and then add your chosen herbs or spices. For a festive twist, try adding a few chilli flakes to the mix.
Once you've added your desired flavourings, simply seal the bottle tightly and store it in a cool, dark place for at least two weeks. The longer you leave it, the more intense the flavour will be.
When you're ready to give it as a gift, simply pour it into a pretty bottle and add a label with instructions on how to use it. Christmas dinner just got a lot more exciting!
Give the gift of a garden this Christmas
Plants and flowers are always welcomed as gifts. So instead of a pot plant, why not give someone something a little more exciting this Christmas, like an indoor garden or terrarium. Check out our 388ml Salsa Jar which would work perfectly, or for a ‘mega’ Terrarium use our 1 gallon pickle jar - now that will be impressive!
All you need is potting soil, stones, mosses, succulents, air plants—or whatever plants you like—and some decorative elements like seashells or miniature figurines to create an enchanting scene in the jar.
The larger the mouth of the jar, the easier it will be to fill and decorate with your plants and accompaniments. As a finishing touch, add a delightful red bow to the top of the jar.
Are there better homemade Christmas Gifts than gift baskets (or jars)?
Put together an impressive gift basket using just one large glass container! Fill it with personalised goodies for whoever you’re giving the gift to.
You could include things like sweets and snacks, spa products, things for men, or things for ladies. A nice little touch is to tie ribbons around each item to brighten up the gift.
For the home cook? A herb garden may be ideal!
Create a herb garden in an old glass jar or bottle! All you need is some soil, herbs of your choice, and water. Place all of these items in the container and give it away as a thoughtful gift for any green thumb in your life.
This is perfect for anyone who loves gardening but doesn’t have much space, and if it’s looked after, it will continue to give fresh herbs time and time again.
Pamper someone with a Spa kit
Everyone loves a little pampering from time to time, and some of these items would work well on their own as single gifts. Why not add a little flair and include a few different items into a glass jar? Depending on how well you know the person receiving the gift, you could choose specific pampering items that you know they’ll love.
Include some or all of these items, depending on the size of your glass jar:
- Body lotion
- Body butter
- Face masks
- Shower sponge or loofah
- Scented candles
- Bath bombs
- Eye mask
- Bubble bath
- Organic or handmade soaps
- Body scrubs
- Bath salts
Bonus Glass jar gift idea: We think this Redondo jar creates the perfect gift. Buy your ingredient in bulk and decant into this. We’re thinking bath salts, dried petals, flavoured sugar, hot chocolate topping - The possibilities are endless and it looks fantastic in the bathroom and kitchen.
Making gifts from glass jars and bottles is an easy yet creative way to show someone how much you care this holiday season. Not only do these projects look great but they can also be customised depending on what materials you have at home.
They’re also perfect for small craft businesses and DIY hobbyists! So get creative this Christmas season and make something special with glass jars and bottles that will bring joy to everyone on your list this year!