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Clever Christmas Gift Idea: Fill a Canister or Jar!

At Ginny’s, we’re always on the lookout for the next clever Christmas gift idea. We love to mix up the classic box-and-bow combination, and we’ve just discovered our new favorite gifting technique: filling up a canister or mason jar with goodies! Canisters and jars are the perfect place for candy, coffee, and more treats; plus, they’re useful for storing flour and more after the Christmas season is over. You can leave a cute canister unwrapped, or get out your favorite wrapping paper and make the gift extra-festive. Choose a Christmas themed canister or a canister set that works in any season. Keep reading for ways to fill this clever Christmas gift idea!

Two gift Mason jars, one filled with nail polish, files, and cotton balls, the other with popcorn.

Popcorn Storage
Combine fun and usefulness: fill a canister with popcorn kernels! The canister or mason jar can store the popcorn kernels for months, so every part of your gift can be used all year long. Make it a themed stocking stuffer by adding popcorn seasonings like ranch, caramel and butter to your gift. Now they’re ready for the perfect movie night!

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
When the weather gets cold, give them something to sip on with this delicious peppermint hot cocoa mix! Layer the bottom of your canister with hot chocolate mix. Crush about ten candy canes in a food processor or buy pre-crushed peppermint. Layer that on top of the hot chocolate mix, and then top off the canister or jar with a layer of mini marshmallows. All they’ll have to do is mix the canister contents with some hot water for the perfect winter beverage!

Manicure Set
A manicure set in a canister is the perfect gift for the women at your workplace or a teenage girl. Just fill the bottom of the jar with cotton balls. Then, add nail polish, a nail file, nail clippers, separators, and travel-size hand lotion and nail polish remover. Fill it cotton balls around the items to make sure they don’t move around and break. Add a cute ribbon around the top of the canister or jar, and you have the perfect pampering gift!

Ingredients for Five Bean Soup
Five bean soup is another clever Christmas gift idea that will keep for months in a canister or mason jar! Just layer on these beans in any order: 2/3 cup of pinto beans, 2/3 cup of split green peas, 2/3 cup of great northern beans, and 2/3 cup of kidney beans. All the recipient has to do is boil the beans in an inch of water, then remove from heat and let sit in water for about an hour. Then, they just add some dried tomatoes and six cups of water to the bean, bring to a boil, and then let the soup simmer for an hour and a half. Voila! Delicious and healthy bean soup!

Christmas Cookies
This idea may be simple, but everybody loves Christmas cookies! A canister filled with your world-famous cookies will be a winner with everybody. The best part? The cookies come pre-stored inside the canister or jar, so there’s no need to find another place for them!

The best part about this clever Christmas gift idea? They’re simple, sincere, and can be put together in no time at all. That leaves you with more time to spend with family and friends; after all, that’s what matters most during the holiday season!

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