“A Weck of a Gift that keeps on Giving” – Holiday Gift Idea e.a.t. #14

Black Eyed Peas

This gift requires no hectic runs to the mall, nor crazy lines for paying…it can be used over and over for all sorts of fun things cooks like to do…no plastic parts or batteries needed. It is reusable, handy, very smart-looking and everyone needs glass jars! Right?

Canning JarsLast December,a few of my friends got “Wecked”!  I gifted these lovers of cooking & gardening a box of Weck Canning Jars, 6 to a case, which cost around $16.50 from their website. I filled each jar with a small token, a little surprise. It is as “easy as this”.

One jar was filled with black-eyed peas for cooking on New Year’s Day for good luck, a little art piece I had made went into another, some very nice Vanilla beans, jar labels, a packet of seeds for Spring gardening & a story written by Rick Bragg  gardening & memories in other jars. I did not give empty jars, but jars filled with things that were special that I wanted to share…. small tokens, little something-somethings.

Rick Bragg Story, Vanilla, Little Art Pieces

A pile of little tokens of my esteem all ready to be tucked down into the jars.

art in a Weck Jar

I had to often gently bend, fold and push to make things fit!

Weck Jars filled with little giftsJars filled, tucked back into their box, ready to be given. I wrapped the boxes in brown Kraft paper,  tied each with some colorful twine and added a little handmade tag.

This same idea can be done with “Ball” canning jars as well. Have fun filling the jars with some of your favorite “something-somethings”.

Brown Paper & Twine Wrapping

 I hope this gift did indeed “Shine” for the receivers. It was as “easy as that”.

Happy Holidays all year-long.