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Winter Survival Kit Gift-in-a-Jar | A Fun, Frugal Gift Idea!

A Winter Survival Kit Gift-in-a-Jar makes the perfect gift for teachers, friends, or a hostess!

If you are looking for a thoughtful but inexpensive gift for the people on your list this year, here is a fun idea for a gift-in-a-jar with some winter survival items that everyone needs during the long, cold, dry winter months. I like to assemble these gifts in quart mason jars, but you could also use a gift bag, tin, or another pretty container.

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Supplies you will need for making a Winter Survival Kit Gift-In-A-Jar:

Now for the fun part! Assemble all of your items for however many Winter Survival Kits you plan to make. Lay everything out so that you can go assembly-line style. If you are making these as gifts for your children’s teachers/therapist/childcare providers, then let them get involved and turn it into a fun family activity (they may not turn out quite as pretty, but that’s okay, because the personal touch will be very meaningful!).

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supplies for Winter Survival Kit Gift-in-a-Jar

Next, add some shredded paper or crumpled wrapping tissue into the bottom of your chosen container.

Filling a Winter Survival Kit Gift-in-a-Jar

Starting with the largest item (the hot cocoa packet or cup-a-soup packet), begin placing the items into the jar. Move them around as needed so that the contents look pretty from all angles.

Once your jar is full of the items you’ve chosen, put a lid on. You can hang a tag from the lid, attach a label to the top of the jar, or both. Add any ribbon or bows that you like (I kept mine pretty simple), and your Winter Survival Kit is ready to be gifted to someone special!

a Winter Survival Kit Gift-in-a-Jar

P.S. You may want to make one extra to gift to yourself. Merry Christmas!

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    1. That’s such a great idea! I know each one will love it, and it’s supplies everyone uses, so it’s perfect when you want a thoughtful gift but are not quite sure what somebody’s tastes/needs are.

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