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Garden Themed Hostess Gift with Mason Jar Printable

This mason jar hostess gift for the gardener is budget-friendly and easy to put together. The perfect take-along for spring and summer parties. Get the free printable mason jar gift label!

With May Long Weekend just around the corner, I thought it was a good time to put together a hostess gift for one of the outdoor parties we’ll be attending. After feeling cooped up inside much too long, I’m praying the weather finally allows us to kick back outside and enjoy some much-needed sunshine!

Aside from the usual bottle of wine, I find it’s always nice to show up at a party with something that makes the hostess feel greatly appreciated. In this case, my friend loves gardening, so I decided to put together a gift-in-a-jar that she can put to use in the coming weeks.

Garden Themed Hostess Gift in a Jar with Mason Jar Printable

Hostess Gift for the Gardener

To begin, find an OVERSIZED mason jar and fill the bottom with Spanish moss. I found mine at the Dollar Store. You could also use crinkle paper.

Pretty much any large jar will do, even vintage.

Mason Jar Filled with Spanish Moss for Garden Themed Hostess Gift

Garden Themed Gift Ideas

Next, fill the jar with inexpensive garden-themed items, such as:

  • lavender hand cream
  • citronella tea lights
  • packets of seeds
  • spool of jute string
  • gardening gloves
  • nail brush

If you have your own seeds to give away, I created these printable seed labels you can download. I think it would add a nice personal touch.

Garden Themed Hostess Gift in a Jar with Hand Lotion, Seed Packets, Snips, Jute String and More

As you can see, I selected a variety of gifts for the gardener in similar soft colours. Because the jar is see-through, it’s important to think about how everything will look once it’s put together.

Garden Themed Hostess Gift in a Jar with Hand Lotion, Citronella Tea Lights, Jute String and More

Mason Jar Printable Gift Label

To dress up the lid, I created a printable that doubles as a gift tag.

If you want your own set of mason jar printable gift toppers, you can download them. Save, then print out on cardstock. Then, you can simply cut the out and place over the “snap” part of the lid.

I kept the labels generic so you can use them for any mason jar gift idea.

Black and White Free Printable Mason Jar Gift Labels

Decorate the Jar

Be sure to embellish the top of the jar. I tied a pair of garden snips and a sprig of fresh rosemary to the top using jute string.

As an option, you could use other herbs or flowers.

Garden Snips with Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
Garden Themed Hostess Gift in Mason Jar with Snips and Fresh Rosemary

Fun, right? You’d be hard-pressed to find a garden themed hostess gift that’s easier to throw together!

Black and White Gift Tag Printable for Mason Jar Lid

The whole gift came together for less than $20! Don’t you just love these types of inexpensive gifts for gardeners?

Garden Themed Hostess Gift in a Jar with Gift Tag Printable

What would you want in yours? For more ideas, check out my spring gardening gift guide.

Mason Jar Hostess Gift for the Gardener Filled with Hand Lotion, Seed Packets and More

I think I’ll be putting these mason jar hostess gifts together for all of our summer parties.

Pretty much any theme would work as long as it fits in a jar (pampering products, craft supplies, unique food items or anything else that suits the hostess’ personality).

Easy Garden Themed Hostess Gift in Mason Jar with Hand Lotion, Citronella Tea Lights, Jute String and More

More Gift Ideas for the Gardener

Check out this cute garden apron with pockets and loop for holding snips or other tools.

Gardening Apron with Floral Pockets

Have an old wooden tool box or crate kicking around? Put together a unique planter to give away.

Vintage Tool Box Planter with Pansies

Get these printable garden gift tags to tie around bouquets from your garden. Your friends will love them!

Garden Bouquet Wrapped in Kraft Paper with Printable Gift Tags

Be sure to check out all kinds of other DIY gift ideas for the gardener. Or, if you’d rather buy than DIY, I suggest taking a look at some of my favourite gardening books.

Finally, be sure to come back tomorrow for the Plants and Flowers Link Party. Anything related to outdoor gardening goes!

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Shauna at Satori Design for Living Blog - Home Decor, DIY, Vintage Finds, Recipes


  1. GREAT idea, Shauna!  I think I might use your idea for gifts for my son’s preschool teachers!  So lovely!  Pinning!

  2. This is SUCH a pretty gift Shauna! I love what you have curated for the jar and I think any hostess would be thrilled to receive this gift! The printable label is such a nice touch too! Thank you so much for organizing this fun extravaganza! Angie co

  3. You know I love gifts in jars!  I love it!  Anyone could use this gift even if they don’t have a garden… plants right into the jar!

  4. I really love this idea and have to keep it in mind for Mother’s Day next year.  I think this is something both my mom and sister would love!

  5. I love your project.  It’s easy to personalize and such a thoughtful touch!   

  6. This is so adorable, what a great hostess gift! I’d love it if you shared this over at The Makers link party going on at my blog.
    Hope to see you there!

  7. Super cute idea – LOVE those labels too!  Such a personal touch, what a lovely idea for gifts.

  8. Cute idea and something different than the usual! This is very clever and could even be adapted to the specific likes of your hostess, if you know her well. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Want to thank you so much for gift tags, they are perfect. I loved your gift, very simple while being quite meaningful.  Can do whatever you know the person would like. Fantastic idea for personal gifts. 
    Thx.  Happy weekend  Pinning

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