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The Mason Jar Lifestyle Gift Giver’s Guide

Gift Giver's Guide 2020

by Mary Nadeau – updated 11.16.20

Season Greetings, Mason Jar Fans!

It’s that time of year again — the most wonderful and… the most stressful!  I personally see December as my annual Thank-Everyone-Athon! And if you’re like me, then you might be feeling stretched a little thin these days.  I know that I end up burning the Yule log at both ends!  There’s the decorating.  And the baking.  And the shopping… 

Oh and there’s a pandemic to worry about.  This year the prospect of donning your mask and struggling through a sea of fellow shoppers at the mall is probably even less appealing.  I totally and completely get that.  But you can still find the perfect gift for everyone on your list by sitting back, relaxing at home in your comfiest pants (no judgement here!), while sipping on some eggnog, and clicking your way to present nirvana!

Here at Mason Jar Lifestyle, we’ve got you covered!  Whether you’re shopping on a budget or searching for just the right gift for someone special, we have something for EVERYMJL Season's Greetings CardONE! We also offer FAST, FREE shipping on domestic orders over $39, PLUS you can request a personalized Season’s Greeting card with your message on it ( if we’re shipping directly to the recipient.  Just add a “note” to your order when you check out.

If you need some guidance on the different materials and straw styles we offer, we put together a bunch of information in Reusable Straws & You to give you some guidance!

So let’s get started!

The 2020 Gift Giver's Guide

Stocking Stuffers & Gifts For Under $15

Charcoal gray silicone straw hole and fermenting lid with stainless steel band for regular mouth Mason jars
straw hole lids

The Essentials

Our drinking combinations are super popular with kids and adults alike and certainly the most used items at my house! 

Create the perfect on-the-go hot beverage vessel or icy tumbler gift by customizing colors, lid and straw options, even what size Mason jar you use.  So grab a jar and start picking your accessories:

silicone sleeves
Bright blue silicone drinking / sipping lid with stainless steel band for wide mouth Mason jars
drinking lid
Mason Jar Lifestyle Combination pack thin bent stainless steel metal straws for Mason jars and other cups and glasses
combo pack - thin bent straws

Your Final Straw!

We carry a lot of straws from metal to glass, paper to silicone.  Straws that are perfect for little half pints and long ones for half gallon Mason jars.  Whoever you’re shopping for – we have a straw for them!

We offer straws in multipacks if you know what you want or single straws if you’re putting together a specific drink set up.

My personal recommendation is to buy a combo pack which offers your recipient a few different options to try.  The combo packs contain 6 straws in 3 different sizes (for half pint, pint, and quart Mason jars), a cloth bag, and straw cleaner.

Mason Jar Lifestyle reusable straws glass and metal with straw cleaners and cloth storage bags
stainless steel, glass, & silicone
Mason Jar Lifestyle Combination pack safer stainless steel metal straws for Mason jars and other cups and glasses
combo pack - safer rounded straws
regular mouth

Pour, Store, Carry, and Go!

Our Pour and store lids are the perfect gift for everyone from the pantry organizer to the smoothie lover and everyone in between!  

These lids are designed for liquid and dry goods.

Our lids are available in wide mouth with a handle / carrying loop combo and regular mouth with just a carrying loop enabling you to take this lid with you wherever you go.

wide mouth
wood reusable straw carrying case

Wood You Bring a Straw?

Our wood straw carrying case is made of high quality, beautiful beechwood and finished with a food safe oil, making it low maintenance.  Fits up to our long sized straw.
A perfect sized (and priced) stocking stuffer for eco-minded recipients! 

have straw... will travel!
tiki torch oil lamp lid

Tiki Torch Time!

Another fun stocking stuffer or reasonably priced gift for outdoor enthusiasts and entertainers.  Our MJL tiki torches come in regular and wide mouth size.

regular and wide mouth
satin / brushed finish
regular and wide mouth


‘Tis the season for germs, so give the gift of stylish handwashing!  Our mirror chrome and satin brushed soap pumps are popular crowd favorites!

We carry our soap dispensers in several styles and with various options.  Pair these with your favorite jar and some fancy soap to create a personalized gift.

These pumps can also be used with hand sanitizer, lotion, dish soap, liquid hair care products, and more!  

mirror / chrome finish
perfect for every décor
regular and wide mouth
galvanized metal finish

Hop Over With a Frog Lid!

Whether you’re giving flowers to a friend or new markers to a kiddo – frog / flower lids are your new BFF!  So make sure you add this gift to your cart and cover all your bases.

Don’t let the name confuse you, these lids are great for organizing, sorting, storing, displaying, and so much more!  I use them in my kitchen, on my desk, in my crafting space, in the bathroom for makeup brushes, for my kids’ art supplies – really everywhere!

We carry several different finishes with chicken wire or a square grid pattern to suit every taste.  Available in regular and wide mouth.

oil rubbed bronze finish
shiny copper finish
regular and wide mouth

Pour Some Sugar On Me

Whether you’re shopping for a coffee lover, entertainer, baker, chef, or GLITTER fan – these adorable pouring lids are perfect!

You can use these vintage inspired sugar dispensing lids for spices, sugar, salt, powders, glitter, and so much more.

easy to pour!
choose your silicone valve color

Fermentation Curious?

Someone on you list who’s interested in trying fermentation but not ready to leap into it yet?  Try our fermentation starter kit!

The kit is for any wide mouth Mason jar and includes high quality, food grade silicone valve, rustproof stainless steel band, and a hand-sanded glass weight.  It’s perfect for small batches.  Want more?  Check out our fermentation gift set!

Mason Jar Lifestyle Ultra Violet Fermentation Kit - Single sanded glass fermentation weight plus silicone valve lid for fermenting in wide mouth Mason jars
kit includes silicone valve, stainless steel band, glass weight
fits wide mouth

Sprouts In Winter

Hope and sprouts can spring eternal in your recipients heart and home with our innovative set up.

Our sprouting lid has built in legs keep the sprouts from touching the counter when they tip the jar upside down to drain it.  It’s like you’re always their to give them a helping hand.

rustproof, stainless steel mesh and plastic base fused together

This video shows our original curved sprouting lid but the same basics apply to both!

different finishes and cut out

Let Your Love Light Shine

Candle holders make a great gift and can easily be paired with electric or traditional votive candles to make it a set.

Our beautiful candle holders have handles so they can be hung up or set on a table or mantle to bring warmth and elegance.

We’ve creating these holders with several different cut out shapes, finishes, and in regular and wide mouth size:

regular and wide mouth
regular and wide mouth

Light Up The Night

These adorable tea light inserts create beautiful atmosphere on your holiday tablescape as well as on your outdoor patio.

Use the space in your jar for décor items like ornaments, natural elements, glass beads, and more.  You can also store extra candles which is perfect for gifting.

perfect for storage or décor
so many options!
different cut out designs

Insert The Perfect Gift Here

You can gift lid inserts just as they are or use them to create custom, personal gifts for everyone on your list!

They’re perfect to use with potpourri, candles, crafting supplies, coin banks, or put a straw through many of the center cut outs.

You can also create your own custom gift in a regular or wide mouth jar – whether it’s homemade treats you’ve loving baked or store bought goodies.  It’s easy and thoughtful!

Our MJL inserts are available in different cut out patterns such as: leaves, snowflakes, stars, daisy, coin slot, and hearts.  We also offer them in a variety of finishes such as: galvanized, copper, stainless steel, and gold.  

Mason Jar Lifestyle Copper leaf cutout lid for regular mouth Mason jars
different finishes
create the perfect gift
Antique white shabby chic decorative lids for regular and wide mouth Mason jars
regular and wide mouth

Put A Lid On It

You might be looking for a little more coverage than a cut out insert and so decorative lids are what you need!

At MJL, we’ve got a number of options to seal up your regular and wide mouth Mason jars with flair and function.

I personally love decorative lids for my crafting and sewing supplies because it keeps them neat while still at hand.  You can add silicone lid liners to some of them and make them food safe.

We carry our decorative lids in a variety of finishes such as: oil rubbed bronze, copper, antique white, matte black, and the always popular galvanized metal.  Some are available in wide and regular mouth and with or without handle.

Seven kinds of decorative handle / canister lids for regular and wide mouth Mason jars
so many options
Shiny copper handle / canister lids for regular and wide mouth Mason jars
with or without handles
3 different styles

Put a Label on It!

Got someone on your list who loves to keep things neat and orderly?  Labels are a great way to use your Mason jar in your pantry, fridge, freezer, in your crafting area, and everywhere else!  

Put the tare weight of your jar on your label to use for zero waste bulk shopping with ease!  

Make gifts for others and use labels as tags.

Our vinyl labels are dishwasher safe (yes, really – mine have been through many times) and reusable.  

48 labels per pack
Liquid chalk pen for writing on chalkboard labels
liquid chalk pen

Gifts Between $15-$30

wide mouth pint

Heated Leather Treats

This is one of our best selling gift sets because it’s as lovely to look at as it is to use!  Our beautiful faux leather sleeve feels great snug in your hand as you sip your toasty beverage through a silicone drinking lid.  Just add your own jar, a cozy blanket, and a good book!

This combo will replace all former favorite coffee mugs with its refined style and ease of use.

Silicone Drinking Lid
silicone drinking lids
Faux leather sleeve with handle / travel mug for Ball pint & half 24oz jars
wide mouth pint and a half
different styles and sizes
handmade in Colorado

Handmade and One of a Kind

We hand cut the bottom off of Ball and Kerr Mason jars to make these striking light shades (which are one of our most popular items!). 

They can easier be used in existing light fixtures to update your shades or we sell pendant light kits as well.

They’re also perfect for crafts, candle holders, wind chimes, Mason jar cloches, or a candle chimneys.  

We offer a variety of sizes, wide and regular mouth, and lighting lids in various finishes.  You’ll be able to customize this gift to perfection!

use inside and out
everything you need all rolled up

Have Take Out… Will Travel

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to frequent food trucks or grab a quick bite deskside – our MJL bamboo utensil set has all the bases covered!

Our set is made of sturdy, eco-friendly bamboo and transports cleanly in a high, quality cotton carrying case.

MJL plastic storage lids with liners - 5 pack

Sealed With Love

Homemade gifts of every kind are my jam… pun intended ; )  Whether you like to make sugar scrubs or sugar cookies – you’re gonna want to seal it up.

Storage lids make your Mason jar gifts look beautiful while also being functional and thoughtful addition to the gift itself.  Put a label and decorative twine on it for a total package.

Our MJL storage lids are available in different materials and for regular and wide mouth Mason jars.  We offer a variety of storage lids to pick from though our most popular are:

cork storage lids - 4 pack
Mason Jar Lifestyle stainless steel rust proof storage lids with leak proof silicone seals on regular and wide mouth Ball pint jars with coffee beans
stainless steel storage lids with liners - 5 pack
includes stainless steel storage lid

Coffee Until Cocktails – Part 1

Cold brew coffee is possibly one of the greatest inventions for coffee lovers…  I mean that in all seriousness.   It creates a smooth, less acidic brew which stores easily in the fridge (which won’t be long because it’s delicious!).  It’s also so easy to make and create the perfected iced coffee, tea, infused liquor, oat and nut milks, and so much more! 

You can also use a pint size filter to wash, strain, and enjoy berries and other delicate foods on the go!  Our MJL cold brew filter kits are made of high quality and durable stainless steel for years of enjoyment.

enjoy delicate fruit on the go
fits regular mouth Mason jars

Coffee Until Cocktails – Part 2

The cocktails! If you have a cocktail lover on your list, then they need a Mason jar cocktail shaker.  

We’ve paired out stainless steel band with the W&P Designs Mason Shaker for a stylish and sensible option that fits on any regular mouth Mason jar (taking up less space than a conventional cocktail shaker too).  Store extra rounds in Mason jars in your fridge and just switch from storage to shaker.  No more party faux pas!

Want to make it even more of a gift?  Check out the cocktail gift set.

Gifts Sets

gift set for at-home fermenters
pick your color!

Fermentation Foundation

If you’ve got someone on your list that’s ready to start fermenting, then this gift will help them on that journey!

This gift set includes:

  • Fermented Vegetables–an instruction and recipe book that guides the reader from novice to advanced level small-batch fermentation
  • Two Silicone Fermentation Airlock Valve Lids With Stainless Steel Bands
  • Two Glass Fermentation Weights – hand sanded in our Colorado glass shop

CLICK HERE for more details and to purchase

Mason Jar Lifestyle Ultra Violet Fermentation Kit - Single sanded glass fermentation weight plus silicone valve lid for fermenting in wide mouth Mason jars
for wide mouth Mason jars
Mason Bottle nipple - Baby Bottle Starter Kit
baby bottle stater kit
for regular mouth Mason jars

Baby It’s Cold Outside…

The perfect gift for parents to turn the Mason jars they already own into bottles to safely feed their baby!  Mason Bottle silicone nipples are made in the USA!

This set includes:

  • A 2 pack of Mason Bottle silicone nipples for regular mouth Mason jars (you pick the flow level)
  • Two MJL silicone sleeves for half pint, regular mouth Mason jars (you pick the color)
  • Two regular mouth, silicone lid liners to use for spill proof storage and transportation
  • Two regular mouth rustproof, stainless steel bands to use with the nipples and liners

CLICK HERE for more details and to purchase

includes Mason Bottle nipples
pick your flow and sleeve color
cocktail shaker gift set
detail of Mason jar cocktail shaker

The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

If there’s someone on  your list that likes to play mixologist, then this is the gift set for them!  PLUS you might get to sample their creation (win/win)!  Give them some supplies or spirits to go with the set to make it complete.

This fabulous gift set includes:

  • The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion book
  • Mason Shaker Cocktail Shaker Lid with stainless steel band for regular mouth Mason jars
  • Long Spoon / Fork for quart Mason jars

CLICK HERE for more detals and to purchase

serve with style
over 125 recipes!
healthy lunch starter set
bamboo utensils go everywhere

Give The Gift of Healthy Eating!

Whether it’s on the go, at the office, or a picnic at the park, this set has all your needs covered. 

Mason jars make grabbing leftover or prepped salads from the fridge an easy, healthy alternative to eating quick meals out!

This gift set includes:

  • Mason Jars Pack & Go Lunch Bag Kit which holds 4 quart jars!
  • Our Travel Bamboo Utensil Set With Cotton Roll-Up Carrying Case
  • Either Wide or Regular Mouth Leak Proof Plastic Storage Lids for Mason Jars (you pick!)

CLICK HERE for details and to purchase

kit padded jar
holds 4 quart (32 oz) Mason jars
pick regular or wide mouth lids
Mason Jar Lifestyle Salad and Snacks Starter Set
salad and snacks starter set
get one regular and one wide mouth divider cup - pick the color

Salad, Snacks, & So Much More!

Whether it’s salad, snacks, both, or more!  This gift set has your every need covered! This gift set is so useful – you might need one for yourself!

This set includes:

  • One REGULAR and one WIDE mouth Mason Jar Divider Cup for Salads, Dips, and Snacks (you pick the color – both wide and regular mouth will be the same color) with stainless steel storage lids
  • One REGULAR and one WIDE mouth Pour and Store lid for Mason Jars
  • One 2-in-1 Lid to Connect Two Regular Mouth Mason Jars with silicone sealing rings

CLICK HERE for more details and to purchase

get one regular and one wide mouth pour & store lid
2-in-1 connector fits regular mouth
zero waste starter kit
have clean utensils on the go

A Gift For Mother Nature & Your Recipient!

Have someone on your list who’s looking to make more green-minded choices?  This set will help them reduce their reliance on single use plastics well beyond this giving season.

They’ll think of you all day – from their morning cup of coffee to lunch at the office, from leftovers after dinner to a straw in their bedside water cup or jar. 

This set includes:

CLICK HERE for more details and to purchase

Silicone Drinking Lid
pick your drinking lid color
the gift of reducing single use plastics

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159 thoughts on “The Mason Jar Lifestyle Gift Giver’s Guide”

  1. I love your site. Great products and fast shipping. I’ve had to take a short break from buying. We will be moving in a few weeks. But, once I’m moved in, I will be back to buy some more! Thanks again!

  2. I liked most of the gifts but my favorite is the Cocktail Connoisseurs, never thought of serving a cocktail in a mason jar

  3. I love the guide for moms because it includes wax warmers, which is something of a mini-obsession of mine. I think everyone, not just moms, would like this, along with a seasonal wax to melt in it.

  4. So many fun ideas but I love the pinwheel wax warmer. I have never seen a wax warmer made with an actual jar, only ceramic. This might have to go on my Christmas list!

  5. I love your site and your products. So many ways to use mason jars and your products are all quality products. Keep them coming. I now have a mason jar accessory drawer!

  6. I love the wax warmers! They just have a cozy feel to them. I have some candles that never burned all the wax but the wick is done for – scoop it out and I can continue enjoying the scent!

  7. So many great gifts! My favorite is the hanging bird feeder — love the rustic look. Also like the slotted coin lid for making a piggy bank and the Star Lid for tea candles.

  8. I love the fermenting products! Fermented foods are so nutritious and I just love to encourage people to make their own at home!

  9. I like the decorators section the best….making wax smelters from my favorite thing….mason jars is just too cool. Ty so much for such a great site for all of us mason jar junkies!

  10. I love using Mason jars! My favorite drinking vessel is pint-and-a-half with a silicone sleeve and drinking lid and straw. Hot or cold!

  11. I use Mason jars every single day in some way. Canning, taking salads to work, drinking from them, storing leftovers in the fridge and freezer, mixing salad dressings in them…

  12. I love the Because You Can tote bag. I collect and use real fabric cotton and canvas tote bags (not the recycled plastic ones). This one tells the world I am a canning enthusiast.

  13. I purchased recap pour lids for my kid’s teachers to accompany a vinaigrette recipe and homegrown dried herbs. Love my new pillar candle holder, too!

  14. I love the hanging bird feeder, the “because I can” tote, and all of the candle holder accessories – guess I can’t pick just one!

  15. Oh wow! What a great list! I’m bookmarking it for nights after Christmas, too! And, I love the solar lids- I didn’t even know about them- so I’m putting a check next to them to remind myself to get some.

  16. Wonderful gift ideas. I like all the wonderful gift ideas. Anything that has to do with mason jars I like.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity

  17. I started looking at The Mason Jar Lifestyle website when I started planning my wedding! I found everything I needed on here!

  18. You can’t go wrong with a Mason jar. We have used them for years, canning, storing food and our favorite way is to drink out of them every day.

  19. There are just too many great gift ideas! The “I eat local…because I can” market bag is too cute and will definitely be getting wrapped for gift giving this holiday!

  20. I absolutely love the Scented Greetings wax warmer its looks so inviting and calm, I am a big fan of Mason jar decor but first I have seen some of these ideas , great for winter snow days thanks for the opportunity Happy Holidays 🎅🤶🎄🎁

  21. So many fun ideas!! I think my favorite is the kid with the coin slot. Mostly because there are so many cool ideas and that is what brought me to you. I needed more coin slot lids for working on sorting with my preschool students. We use them along with colored tape to sort buttons by color.

  22. I love the Twinkle Twinkle Little Lights idea because they would be nice to decorate outside in the spring and summer and around the fire pit.

  23. I’m a major Mason jar lover and already have a lot of these items. But I don’t have and want to have, the honey Dipper and juicer. Also the soap dispenser and and light kit.

  24. You have something for everyone. I really like the fermentation kits. Sounds both fun and healthy for you. Really an amazing collection. You’ve grown over the years.

  25. My favorite is the Antiqued Oil Lamp / Tiki Torch Lid because I want a couple for myself. I think they would be wonderful out on the patio in summer. Perfect look and perfect functionality.

  26. Ferment curious is what I need
    To improve gut health indeed
    Starting the process of great health for my family
    Perfect gift for me

  27. the “trash amp” cracks me up.
    I knew there were a lot of food/drink related accessories, but am kinda amazed at the breadth of Mason accoutrements.

  28. I truly like all the creative items. Some are so useful for men, women, & children. I like the reusable straws due to me needing one. I use straws every day yet, I haven’t purchased one. It’s difficult for me because I’m not allowed to drive (doctor’s orders). Thus, I don’t ever get out unless I have a doctor’s appointment. I don’t dare ask my husband to look for the reusable straw and buy me one set. He hates shopping and he has to do it. I can’t order one online because I don’t have a credit card. He keeps our credit cards and doesn’t allow me to have one or use one. What can I say…I’ll never have a reusable straw. Your website is Fantastic!!

  29. Let your light shine because i could make these for our camping trips and when the kids do camping indoors it would feel like outside

  30. My favorite gift to give is the silicone sleeve because it keeps my hot coffee from butning my hand every morning on my way to work! Paired with a silicone lid, it makes a great holiday gift!

  31. I like the light and the bird feeder there is lots more but those are what I really liked the best. Thank you for the chance and Happy Holidays

  32. I love all my Mason Jar stuff! I really got into fermentation
    this year. It really added value to my garden produce. I made my own sauerkraut from red cabbage and my own kim che. It’s good to know exactly what’s in my special foods! I love you, MJL!!!!

  33. Everything arrived on time and I am very happy with my purchase – I would recommend this site to anyone who enjoys leaving less of a carbon footprint by getting away from plastics more. Thank you for your innovative product line!

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