N Nicolette Vaughn

Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 10, 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching, and so are the office parties, family get-togethers, and, of course, gift exchanges! It’s such an exiting and joyful time of year, but sometimes it can be stressful trying to come up with just the right gifts for all the people you care about. Mason Jar Lifestyle is here to help! We’ve curated 5 unique gift sets based on different interests…AND, to top it off, we’re offering a 20% discount on all of them from now until Tuesday!

Each set will also include a holiday card. You can fill it out yourself, or, if the package is being mailed directly to the gift recipient, we can fill out the card for you with a custom, handwritten message of your choosing–just include your message in the “order notes” section when you’re checking out.

Note: Other than the cocktail shaker/jar combo, these gift sets do not include the jars. Since our jar prices are set based on the fact that glass is fragile and heavy (and therefore more costly for us to ship), we understand that ordering jars through our website is not always the most cost-effective option for our customers. We wanted to leave you the option of purchasing your jars separately, from whatever source you prefer. Also, we know that many of you will be gifting to people that you may happen to know have shelves already overflowing with jars (it’s just possible we happen to know a few homes like that ourselves…), so we didn’t want jars to be a required part of the purchase. If you do want to add jars to your order, though, we would of course be happy to oblige! After the description of each set, we included the number and size/style of jars that are recommended to go with them. Happy shopping!

For the At-Home Fermenters

Do you know someone that loves sauerkraut or homemade pickles? How about kimchi or kombucha? This kit will allow the recipient to create their own fermented products in small batches, right in their own kitchen! Fermented foods are awesome for gut health and loaded with probiotics, so this collection would be a great gift for a health nut in your life as well. The set includes two of our specially-designed silicone airlock lids with stainless-steel bands. Also included are two glass weights for holding fermenting foods submerged in liquid, where they can safely ferment in an anaerobic environment. To top things off, we added one of our favorite recipe books for at-home fermentation; it can help beginners get started or provide new recipe ideas to the more experienced fermenters.

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For the Crafty Folk

You know those friends that spend hours on Pinterest, finding all the best DIY projects to add a personal touch to their homes and their gifts? This is the right set for them. The gingham lid inserts turn any regular mouth jar into a pin cushion (great for sewing needles as well), and the inside of the jar can be used to store thread, buttons, or whatever little crafting odds-and-ends a person happens to have around–it turns clutter into adorable home decor! Our string dispenser lid is a cute yet practical way to store twine for craft projects and gift wrapping. The medium-sized Mason jar stamp works great for homemade cards, gift tags, or jar labels, since it has a spot in the middle of the design that’s perfect a small note or message. The Mod Podge jar paint is specially designed for colorizing glass while still leaving it transparent, and we know it’ll be a hit, since it turns any ordinary jar into a real show piece. We’ve also included a book of craft ideas/instructions for using Mason jars in tons of exciting and attractive craft projects.

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For the Mixologists

Who doesn’t love a well-crafted cocktail? In this set, we’ve combined our popular stainless steel cocktail shakers lids with some neat accessories. It comes with 4 short, glass straws to use in place of those little disposable drink straws–a way to help the environment and look classy doing it! Our double-sided cocktail spoon/fork is great for stirring drinks or spearing olives for martinis, and it’s long enough to reach all the way to the bottom of a quart jar. To top things of, we included a drink recipe book with 125(!) different cocktails perfect for serving in Mason jars.

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For the Home Decorators

This is just right gift set for someone who loves adding unique little touches to their home decor. The rustic, wire caddy fits 3 pint jars, so we chose 3 lids to go with it: 2 cork lids and one frog lid. The cork lids fit into the neck of a jar (no ring/band required), and the jar can be filled with all sorts of things, depending on where you want to put it: snacks, like candy or nuts; decorative items, like colorful marbles or seashells; or household items, like cotton balls. The frog lid turns a jar into a perfect vase for flower arrangements, since it holds the stems right in place. If fresh flowers aren’t their thing, frog lids can also hold decorative branches or dried herbs, like lavender, or they can even be used for more practical purposes, like holding pens/pencils or small paintbrushes. To expand on the Mason jar decorating theme, we also included a magnetic Mason jar note pad (great for the fridge) and a teal print Mason jar tea towel.

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For the Canners (Or Soon-To-Be Canners!)

You know we had to include this one! Even with all of the inventive ways that people have found to use Mason jars over the years, sometimes you have to get back to basics. We wanted a canning/jarring set that would work for newbies as well as seasoned veterans in the art of preserving food. If you know someone that always seems to have vegetables leftover from their garden every year but hasn’t tried canning yet, this would be a great way to get them started. The Taste of Home collection has 201 recipes, plus all sort of helpful instructions and tricks of the trade. This gift set also includes a 4-piece utensil set to make sanitizing tools and filling jars so much easier. (You’d be surprised how many long-time canners I’ve seen fumbling with regular kitchen tongs as they try to lift jars out of scalding hot water, or spilling all over the place as they try to pour hot liquids without a good funnel. Sometimes people just need a friendly nudge in the right direction!) Also included are 12 vinyl chalkboard labels, which can be wiped off and rewritten as needed, along with a “liquid chalk” pen that’s easy to use and writes better than standard chalk. In addition, there is a 3-pack of brightly-colored, reusable silicone jar toppers, which make jars or preserves look especially nice on display or can add a special touch when gifting jars of homemade preserves to others.

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And a little more good news:
In addition to all of these new gift sets we put together, we’ve also decided to extend the Holiday Coffee “Give Twice” Gift Set availability through Tuesday. That is the final day the set will be available on our site, since all the coffee for those orders will be roasted fresh on Wednesday. Get your order in now while there’s still time! Since 100% of the profits for the coffee are going to support the small farm in Nigeria, that set is not part of the 20% off sale.

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