Scratching your head about what to get dad for Father’s Day? Well, you can’t go wrong with the gift of food. Put that food in a jar, add a cute label, and you’ve got yourself a winner. Here are my top ten favorite ideas for Father’s Day gifts in a jar. There are recipes and printable gift tags and labels. Whether your dad has a sweet tooth or prefers spicy snacks, you’re sure to find the perfect Father’s Day gift in a jar for your dad.
Love You To Pieces: If your dad likes Reese’s Pieces, this idea from Creatively Christy might be just the ticket. She provides templates for the necktie and “love you to pieces” gift tag.
World’s Great Pop: Just fill up a jar with treats with “pop” in the name such as lollipops, pop rocks, soda pop, popcorn . . . you get the idea. That’s what Tonia from The Gunny Sack did. Then she put on a label that says “The World’s Great Pop.”
Hugs & Kisses: The adorable sisters from Sister’s Suitcase put Hershey’s chocolate Hugs and Kisses in their treat jar. Then they added a label saying “Put my arms around his neck – HUG him tight like this – Pat his check and give him what? – A great big KISS.”
Incredi “Ball”: Canning jar lids made by the Ball company are the basis for these awesome labels from Somewhat Simple. Using a cursive font like on the iconic lids, the labels say “Thanks for being an incredi-Ball dad.” You can fill the Mason jars with any treats you want.
Sweet & Spicy: Sarah Hearts provides a good recipe for sweet and spicy snack mix that she adapted from Cooking Light. Plus, there are printable tags and jar labels that simply say “Happy Father’s Day.”
Nuts About You: Does dad like peanuts, cashews, pistachios, or other nuts? If so, fill a Mason jar with his favorite and slap on a free printable tag downloadable from Silly Pearl. There are three variations: “Nuts About You, Dad”, “Nuts About You, Grandpa”, and “Nuts About You, Papa.”
Candied Pecans: Pecans are my favorite nut. I bake with them instead of walnuts and put them on salads too. Paint Chips and Frosting has a great recipe for making candied pecans. I can’t tell you how good they taste! They put the nuts in a jar and decorated the lid with fabric and ribbon.
Spice Rub: Does dad do the grilling at your house? If so, he’d love this spice rub from Six Eighty Eight blog. Jessica says the rub works well on poultry, beef, seafood, and vegetables.
Grilling Spice: Here’s another easy recipe for a grilling spice blend, this one from Pocket Change Gourmet. I love how they put their spices in one of those cute little Mason jar salt shakers available at Walmart. That makes the spices easy to use when standing at the grill.
Jack & Coke Cake: Finish off your Father’s Day meal with a Jack & Coke Cake from Brit+Co. Sarah combined the best parts of a Texas sheet cake and a Coca-Cola cake, then kicked it up a notch with a little Jack Daniels. The individual servings are baked in those cute little mini Mason jars. I’m definitely trying these!
My husband likes both sweet and spicy snacks, so I could choose any one of these ideas and he’d be happy to receive it. I hope you try one (or more;-) for your dad, husband, or grandpa this Father’s Day. You just can’t go wrong with food gifts packaged in jars.