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Homemade Christmas Gifts Jar - Homemade Gift Jar Ideas

A homemade Christmas gifts jar is a thoughtful and inexpensive gift for a Christmas gift exchange. Below are several homemade gift jar ideas to get you started.

Homemade Christmas Gift Jar Ideas - Simple to Make - Fun to Receive

Homemade gift jar ideas can be as simple as placing colorful candy in a cute jar, adding a pretty ribbon and your personalized greeting.

Your homemade Christmas gifts jar could be filled with Christmas candy, delicious chocolate, or small treats you make yourself.

Gift in A Jar is a link to Amazon.com where you can choose from several inexpensive books that will give you directions to hundreds of homemade gift jar recipes.

Homemade Christmas Gifts Jar Mixes

There are truly hundreds of homemade gift jar ideas. And your choice of a jar to use is also unlimited. Small jars can hold candy, nuts, or even mixes for coffee drinks, hot chocolate and others. Add one of these to your Christmas food gift basket.

Fireside Coffee Mix

2 cups Non-dairy coffee creamer
1 1/2 cups Carnation hot cocoa mix
1 1/2 cups Instant coffee -- (reg or dec)
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Store in an airtight container.

For Gift Tag: "To make 1 cup; spoon 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon of mix in a coffee mug. Add 1 cup boiling water, stir until well blended."


Cappuccino  Mocha Mix

6 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder
3 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa

1-1/4 cups powdered nondairy creamer, plain or Irish cream
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

In a medium bowl, stir together espresso coffee powder, cocoa, nondairy creamer, sugar and cinnamon. Store tightly covered.


For Gift Tag: "For each cup of cappuccino, measure 4 tablespoons mix into a coffee mug and stir in 6 oz. of boiling water." Makes 2 1/2 cups of mix ( enough to 10 servings).


Easy Cocoa Mix 

1(2-lb.) box of Quik
1 (16 oz.) jar CoffeeMate
1(1 lb.) box powdered sugar
1 (8-oz.) box dry milk
Mix all ingredients together well. Store in airtight container.

For Gift Tag: "Use 3 to 4 heaping tablespoons of mix per cup of boiling water."


Hot Spiced Orange Drink 

1 (10 oz) jar of Tang (or generic orange drink powder)
2 oz Lemonade mix (Country Time or similar)
2 C Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Cloves
Mix and store in a covered container.

For Gift Tag: "To make into a drink, mix 2-1/2 teaspoons and 1 cup boiling water."


Instant Spiced Tea

2 cups powdered orange breakfast drink
1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup instant tea
2 packages unsweetened lemonade mix
1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix the ingredients and put them into a plastic container or double plastic bag. Label the mix Spiced Tea.

For Gift Tag: "Add 2 heaping teaspoons to 1 cup boiling water."


Chili Nuts

2  (12-ounce) cans cocktail peanuts
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 package chili seasoning mix (1 5/8- oz)
Place nuts in a slow cooker. Pour margarine or butter over nuts and sprinkle with dry chili mix. Toss until well mixed. Cover and heat on LOW 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Turn control on high, remove top and cook on High 10-15 minutes.

For Gift Tag: "Serve warm or cool in small nut dishes."  


Cider Spice Bundle

6 whole cloves
6 whole allspice berries
1 tsp dried orange rind
1 cinnamon stick, crushed
Cut two 4-inch squares of cheesecloth, place 1 on top of the other. Place cloves, allspice berries, orange rind and cinnamon on top, pull up corners and tie into bundle with string. Place in jar or mug. Makes 1 bundle, enough for 2 cups cider or apple juice.

For Gift Tag: "Pour 2 cups cider or apple juice in saucepan or microwaveable container. Place Cider Spice Bundle in cider. Heat just until boiling. Serve hot."


More Homemade Gift Jar Ideas

You can find many more ideas and recipes for a homemade Christmas gifts jar ... or a gift jar that would be appropriate for any holiday, birthday, teacher gift, or secret friend gift. 

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