Holiday gift using Ball Jars

So you guys know how Luke is in daycare right? He goes 3 days a week. . . which I think works out perfectly for all of us, but that’s a post for another day.. . this post is about what to give all those daycare teachers.

It is tough to figure out a nice present to give to 7 people who take care of your child that says thank you, happy holidays and please continue to take great care of my child. And that stands up against the gifts that they get from other parent’s. File this under things that I had no idea that I would worry about when I had a baby. But now, here we are, almost Christmas, and I needed to put something together.

Well, it just so happens that I was sent these super cute blue Ball jars a couple of weeks ago.


And they were literally sitting in the closet waiting for the perfect project.

And one day while I was running on the treadmill, I could see them sitting there and I was trying to come up with something to do with them. I thought about doing a few other crafts, using them for storage, or the standard ’cookie mix in a jar’ present.

And then it came to me. . . they are the perfect little container for a present for the daycare staff.


So easy and so cute. And totally customizable depending on how much you want to spend. I love the blue color of these jars, a little different from the standard clear and gives a little “holiday” feel to them.

In  my jars, I put a Target gift card. Snowman gift card is so cute, right?


Fit perfectly inside the jar.


Then, I picked up a few things at the store that would fit inside. .. chapstick, antibacterial hand lotion, gum.


I also found this little flashlight for the one boy teacher  in Luke’s room.


Add candy!




Tie a cute ribbon around the top.



And you’re done.


Cute and easy, right?


Parents – what do you do for your kid’s teachers??

Any other good ideas for gifts for multiple people??

**Disclaimer – I was give the Ball jars for free, but all opinions and ideas in this post are 100% my own.


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20 Responses to Holiday gift using Ball Jars

  1. Love this idea it’s so clever!
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  2. Lucky lady!! I wish ball would come out with more tinted jars!
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  3. Awesome idea! This concept would be perfect for coworkers, too!
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  4. That’s genius! I have to think of a lot of little gift ideas, so I may have to steal this one.
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    I love this idea! I’ve used jars for slips of paper that have memories written on them for my parents and brothers.
    This year I went with Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Joe-Joes. I’m not sure if Andrew is too old for this, but I think high school teachers have high stress and could use a thank you Happy Holiday gift, too!

  6. That is SUCH a good idea! I am so not crafty, so I can not think of stuff like this. So this is fab!

    • KT

      Pin it for later – because when Lily gets older, you’ll have the same thing of having to buy presents for teachers!!

  7. I seriously love this! I don’t have a reason to make them right now, but I just pinned it for sometime in the future…it would be a cute gift idea for Valentine’s Day, too!
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  8. This is such a cute idea!!! I’m filing this under things to do someday when I have kids 🙂
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  9. Cute idea!! I was just thinking about gifts for daycare providers the other day. My biggest struggle is trying to figure out who all to give gifts TO, since there are lots of different people that help out with Mason’s care. He has primary teachers, assistant teachers, and temps. Christmas just got so much more stressful! 🙂
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    • KT

      Totally agree!! That’s why I was looking for an affordable little gift that I could control how much each one costs. .. the teachers that spend the most time with Luke, got a little bit more on their Target gift card. I’ll be interested to hear what you decided to do for Mason’s teachers!

      • I ended up ordering a few FoodFight gift certificates–something we have here that’s redeemable at several nice local restaurants. Almost wish I had done Target though–everyone loves Target. 🙂 Now I just need to figure out the delivery method. I’ll probably just get some cards, since I want to write them all personal (probably long) messages.
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