This mason jar hostess gift for the gardener is easy to put together and budget-friendly. Perfect take-along for spring and summer parties!
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.
Hostess Gift for the Gardener
To begin, I found an OVERSIZED mason jar and filled the bottom with Spanish moss I picked up at the dollar store.
Pretty much any jar will do, even vintage.
Garden Themed Gift Ideas
Next, I filled it with inexpensive garden-themed items, including lavender hand cream, citronella tea lights, packets of seeds and a spool of jute string.
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.
Mason Jar Printable
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, download them here, save, and print out on cardstock.
I kept them generic so you can use them for any mason jar gift idea.
Decorating the Jar
To finish off 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.
Fun, right? You’d be hard-pressed to find a hostess gift that’s easier to throw together!
The whole gift came together for less than $20! Don’t you just love these types of inexpensive gifts for gardeners?
What would you want in yours?
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).
Looking for other gift ideas for the gardener?
Check out this cute garden apron with pockets and loop for holding snips or other tools.
Have an old wooden tool box or crate kicking around? Put together a unique planter to give away.
Get these printable garden gift tags to tie around bouquets from your garden. Your friends will love them!
Be sure to check out all kinds of other DIY gift ideas for the gardener!
Finally, be sure to come back tomorrow for the Plants and Flowers Link Party. Anything related to outdoor gardening goes!
See you there!