Hey friends! Today I’ve got a fun gift idea for you – a Kitchen Essentials Wedding Gift in a Jar! I love giving gifts – especially as I’m getting a little older and you realize that it’s the simple things that bring joy – like a new yummy smelling room refresher or new amazing sponge that can clean like a beast! I was cleaning the other day and decided it would be fun to put together a large kitchen jar of my favorite kitchen items to give to my friend for her upcoming wedding!
Years ago I got a gift in one of these big clear jars and I loved it! After you remove all the items from it, the jar is perfect for organization in your pantry or even on your kitchen counter to hold popcorn or something else esthetically cute! I also love that this gift is perfect for anyone to personalize to their budget! If you have a smaller budget you can get a smaller jar and then add less items. If you have a larger budget, I love the idea of tying some of the items on a ribbon around the jar. Items like the measuring cups and spoons! You could also add a gift car to their favorite store!
Here’s what I put in the gift jar:
- Scrub Daddy
- Sink Soap Dispenser and Scrub Daddy Holder
- Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Your Favorite Dish Soap
- Room Refresher
- Small Green Plant
To do my shopping I headed to Target – Target is a great one stop shop for me. I can generally find everything I need there! I also got my large clear jar there! They had a few options, but the others were a bit smaller. So, I went with this one!
Now for the fun!
#1 – APRON
Something about getting married, all of sudden made me want to be more domestic! And when I’m baking I love to put on my apron ! So, that’s the first thing I put in the jar! I love getting my aprons from places like Target, WalMart or Amazon!
#2 – PLACEMATS
I try really hard to have sit down dinner a handful of times each week. I’ve for sure found this to be harder, as my kids have become older and busier. But, when my husband I were first married and when the kids were younger, I always set a table! Nothing makes a table look more put together then placemats! So, I put a set of 4 placemats in the jar! I also love the texture this gives the gift through the glass of the jar!
#3 – SPONGE
It’s cute, easily fits and every house hold needs one!
#4 – DISH SOAP DISPENSER AND/OR SPONGE HOLDER
I have a friend that loves her dish soap dispenser and sponge holder and so when I was shopping and came across this one, I went for it! I have always just had a sponge holder, but I think I’m going to upgrade to the dispenser & sponge holder in one! I have to have a spot to put my Scrub Daddy! I can’t handle having it just sit in the bottom of the sink!
#5 & #6 – STAINLESS STEEL MEASURING CUPS & SPOONS
I literally went through a set every year or two of measuring cups and spoons for the majority of the last 15 years. The plastic that ones would stain, fall on the ground and crack, get used for other projects, etc. Before I knew it I would be down to only one or two of cups and I’d be missing the 1/2 cup and cup, which I used the most. I finally invested in a nice set of Stainless Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons and they’ve been around for the last 4 years! They clean awesome and don’t break if they fall on the ground! Plus, they are better looking, which is always a plus!
#7 DISH SOAP
I am very particular about my dish soap, so I grabbed her some of my favorite Dish Soap to add to the gift! I just think it’s a fun addition to the jar too! You could get any brand that you want, but I suggest getting a tall narrow bottle to add different shapes and dimension to your contents.
#8 ROOM REFRESHER
I am not lying, I have literally had 5 friends start buying some sort of roof refresher after coming to my house and asking why my house smells so good! I don’t know how people live without it. Literally every morning, after I get my kiddos off to school, I use it! I clean up breakfast, clean up our living area, fluff the pillows and then spray the whole main area of my house with the room refresher! It makes me feel like I just scrubbed my entire house clean, which leaves me in a great mood to start my day!
I love having coasters all over my house! I think they’re a fun item to decorate with and also they are functional. I couple pieces of my furniture in my house that are painted, so soda cans and other drinks could easily ruin them if they got spilled on and it wasn’t cleaned up quickly! You can get them in all colors, patterns and textures! I love this, this and this one! Think stripes, wood, metal and fun tile patterns!
I am a big believer in having greenery in EVERY room! So, to finish off the jar I added a cute little green plant to it! She could decorate with it on her counters, on a shelf or part of a centerpiece on her island!
I really love this gift and can’t wait to give it to her! I hope you love it too! Have a great day friends!