Want to make your money gift a little more special this year? Make these Hidden Gift Jars!
Sometimes giving small gifts, or money can feel like less of a gift because of its size. These Hidden Gift Jars solve that problem with ease! Stash your gift inside a secret hiding spot in the jars, covered by a favorite candy or treat (we used M&Ms), and watch the recipient’s eyes light up when they realize there’s more to their gift besides just candy!
This also makes a great gag gift! Trick the person who receives into thinking they just got a cute jar of candy, when really there’s a lot more to it! I love doing this for small gifts, because it makes it so much more fun and exciting when I do! How will you use these Hidden Gift Jars?
I made these for Christmas this round however you can see my various versions at the bottom.
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What You Need
- 2 Jars (1-2 pints)
- 2 Empty Paper Towel Tubes
- 12-14 oz. M&M Candy, Christmas Colors
- 1-2 Small Sheets Christmas Wrap or Paper
- Glue Stick
How to make Christmas Hidden Gift Jars
First, make sure each empty paper tube comes just below the top of each jar. Trim them down if they are too tall.
Cut 2 pieces of the Christmas paper to fit the size of the tubes. Put some glue on each tube and roll the paper over each one to fit snugly.
Set each tube down into each jar and pour the candy into the jars around the outside of the tubes until the jars are full.
You can pour a little of the candy into the inside of each tube as well.
Place money or a very small gift inside the tubes put the lids on each jar, and give your gift to your favorite person.
A fun way to give cash or small gifts for any occasion. Here are some more ideas for these!
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You could also check your local stores in the canning supplies area for cute jelly jars.There are some cute shapes and designs and more reasonable too.
Kathleen Rose says
I love this idea! I’m going to do this for Christmas!
Judy Geye says
LOVE this ideal. I’m using this for my grandkiddos this year. They range from 10 years old to 20 years old. 🙂 Thank your email!!
Loved your ideas! Looking for more ideas for Christmas
Georgiann Eikenbary says
The gift jars are a wonderful idea for any age, but if I gave it to a child I’d use a plastic jar, plastic container, or one of those collectable tin containers. Could put some wrapped candies and a small toy inside for children, hair bows and about any small item you think they will like.
Barbara Anderson says
Just a really Big Thanks for the idea. I will make a couple of these to have on hand for drop in guests. I think also with different colored ribbons for identifying hidden treasure inside.
Dorene Bush says
Loved this idea. I am for sure going to do this. Thank you for sharing.
Karen Green says
This is such a beautiful and wonderful idea. Thank you so much. I never know what to get my grown children for the holidays (or birthdays) so I end up getting a money envelope. This is great because I can personalize this gift now. Thank you. Karen