Sometimes the simplest gift is the most treasured part of the holidays! You can make easy memories with a batch of mason jars and some basic ingredients.

Simply fill the jars with your favorite seasonal candies, put a festive ribbon around the top, tie in a cute bow and stick a gift tag on it! Voila — so cute, and such an effortless gift for any starry-eyed child or hard-to-shop-for Secret Santa. Maybe your giftee likes a bit of peppermint, or a licorice drop? Maybe their weakness is for butterscotch or a classic horehound candy? You’ll find an assortment of new and nostalgic candies to bring out the child in everyone at your local Bulk Nation, and we can satisfy even the pickiest sweet tooth!

If you want to get even fancier than an assortment of candies, simply use a good, clean mason jar (or canning jar), and fill it with all the dry good items you’ll need to bake cookies, brownies, or even gingerbread men! You can use these guidelines to fill a one-quart jar:

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies:

1½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar

Peppermint Hot Chocolate:

Prepared Hot Chocolate Mix, fill to halfway
A layer of crushed peppermint candy
A layer of semisweet chocolate chips
A layer of mini marshmallows
A layer of festive sprinkles
(And the best part is, you don’t have to be exact with the measurements!)

Holly Jolly Gingerbread Cookies:

3½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup packed brown sugar

For an extra festive touch, over the top of the canning lid, wrap a square of colorful fabric, and then tie a bow using raffia, ribbon or string.

Happy holidays from all of us here at Bulk Nation to you and yours! May your wintry days be filled with warm cookies and cocoa!