Gift Baskets for People Who Like to Can and Preserve

Making your own personalized gift baskets is like a fun treasure hunt. We pull together special items for each recipient, stuff them into a basket or other appropriate container, and wait for the kudos to roll in! Making a gift basket is like putting together a Christmas stocking; always the most fun (and the most anticipated) part of gift-giving.

gift basket for canners

Gift Basket for people who like to can and preserve food

For this quick basket, designed for those of us who love to can and preserve food, I used the following items:

Mason Jar Apron: Reversible apron that will catch spitting jam and berry stains – and look good while doing so!

Canning and Preserving Journal: Don’t you wish you had your grandmother’s canning journal? Me too. Start a new family heirloom with a one-of-a-kind journal.

Ball Canning Jars: I absolutely love these Ball Special Collection jars – your gift recipient will too!

The Confident Canner: Things change and even if your Nana has been canning for decades, it’s always a good idea to stay up-to-date. This booklet covers everything from why pears turned pink to the latest on avoiding botulism!

Basket: I found this adorable suitcase-like container at Jo-Anns.

Other additions: Fill empty spaces with wooden spoons, jar labels, and pretty dish towels.

See also: Best Gifts for People Who Love to Cook

by Renee Pottle

Renee Pottle, a freelance writer and Home Economist, is fanatic about all things food. She blogs about canning and food preservation at Find her professional food writing info at

November 26, 2016

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