Are all your friends having babies? Or getting married? Mine are, and it's so fun! I guess it means that we're all getting older, but it also means we are entering a new and exciting chapter in life.
With all these wonderful events comes showers, which means gifts. One of my good friends just had a shower this weekend. I'd already gotten her gift well in advance (baby stuff is just fun to shop for!) but I had the idea to add this little "mommy" kit in a jar to it. I got a 12 pack of quart size mason jars for $10 at Target, which is a great deal at less than a $1 per jar. Originally I planned to use them for storing things in my pantry, but since my pantry plan has changed, I will be using them to make gifts this winter (stay tuned for some DIY Christmas gifts coming soon!)
I found everything in this kit at the dollar store, believe it or not. It was fun picking out what would go in the jar. I was thinking, "what might a new mom need?" There's sanitizer, antibacterial wipes and baby wipes for clean up, a protein bar for energy, gum for bad breath, hair ties and a brush for bad hair days, etc. If I was to do this again, and I probably will, I'd add a pretty lip gloss or mascara, maybe a Starbucks card too. You could totally make this jar your whole gift with the addition of a gift card to wherever the couple is registered. The lid of the jar was just not fitting with everything stuffed in there, so I left it inside the bag- that way she could reuse the jar. The note I attached with twine is about "stars" because her shower theme was "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Cute right!? I hope this inspires you to DIY a gift in a jar soon!
Mason Jar, quart size (at least)
Mini hand sanitizer
Hairbrush + hair ties
Ibuprofen travel packets
Stuff everything in the jar. Write note and attach with twine to jar. Make a pretty bow. Voila!
Additional ideas for jar: lip gloss, mascara, Starbucks card, gift card wherever registered, granola bar, mints