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Easy food gift ideas: Candy jars

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Children love candy and, while you may not want to give a child an entire jar of candy to devour all at once, surprising them with a jar that they can choose a piece of candy from when they are well-behaved is okay. Be them homemade candies that follow your family's nutritional guidelines or store-bought, they will be easy to create special gifts with.

These candy jars make wonderful Christmas and Yule gifts.


Assorted holiday

Canning jars, pint or quart size


Ribbon: Red, green, and red (Or any combination of colors)

Blank stickers

Blank tags

Fine tip markers

  1. Wash the canning jars, lids and rings, and allow them to dry thoroughly.

  2. Write each child's name on a sticker: _______'s Candy Jar

  3. Decorate a tag for each child, writing who the gift is from on it.

  4. Fill each jar with candy, and place a lid on each jar.

  5. Screw a ring onto each jar, being sure they are not on too tight but are secure.

  6. Cut three colors of ribbon long enough to tie into a bow around the jar ring.

  7. String the ribbons through the holes on the tags, and tie the ribbons around the rings.

  8. Attach a sticker to the front of each jar.

These can be placed, as they are, under the tree. They can be stocking stuffers. Or, the jars can be places in gift bags with tissue paper.

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