The 5 Best “Gifts In A Jar”

I love jars.  You can pack ’em full of anything and they look cool.

 

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However, there’s some things to put in jars that also make them delightful to open.  The twins, Zoe and I have been working on some simple “gifts in a jar” this summer, and these are all achieveable (sometimes a tad messily) by even a toddler.

 

The Five Best Gifts In A Jar:

 

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1.  Salted Caramel Sauce with Fresh Apples: especially perfect as we’re heading into Fall and teacher gifts become important.  (Editor’s note: especially in this house.  I do a lot of sucking up to a good teacher.  A lot.)  There’s a good salted caramel sauce recipe by clicking here. 

 

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2.  Pies In A Jar: there’s a heart-stoppingly good recipe for Peach Pie In A Jar by clicking here, but any recipe looks adorable.

 

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3.  Sewing Kit In A Jar: especially helpful as a dorm or new apartment gift, since every 20-something I know is genuinely perplexed by the concept of sewing up hems or replacing missing buttons.  Crap.  I just sounded like my grandmother there, didn’t I?

 

 

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4.  Memories In A Jar:  I make these with the kids every summer–we collect sand, shells and such from the beaches we visit and include some sepia-toned photos.  During the winter, they love to unscrew the lid and “take a sniff of summer.”

 

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5.  Pizza In A Jar: laugh if you will, I give this one to every single guy I know and they call me nearly weeping with happiness.  Find the full recipe and instructions here.

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