Homemade Cookies in a Gift Jar

Gifts created with our own two hands are often the best kind of gifts to give and receive- especially the food kind!  I’m reminded of one of my best girlfriends, who happens to be a great cook, bringing us  a very tasty homemade lasagna after James was born.  It was such a beautiful gift, so very needed and appreciated at the time, and I could feel the thought and heart she put into making it.  And it didn’t hurt that it was delicious!

My dad is a very generous and giving man, but not so big on receiving gifts.  My brother and I know he much prefers to be the gift giver, and would only want to spend time with us on Father’s Day, so we decided on making dinner for him at his house.  My brother and his wife prepared the meal, and I brought dessert- homemade chocolate chip cookies.  Who doesn’t love those?!  Made straight from the back of the Nestle’s Tollhouse bag of chips.  That recipe never disappoints. 
I wanted my Dad to feel special, even though I was only bringing cookies, so I delivered them in a pretty gift jar.
I got my glass jar last minute at The Container Store, but I know you can find great deals on jars of all shapes and sizes at lots of other stores or online.  

I printed out a label with my heart’s sentiment and included a pretty ribbon. I fell in love with this lace ribbon tape I found at Paper Source- isn’t it sweet?!  I thought it added a nice touch to dress up the lid. 

I hope your weekend was fabulous!

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. So sweet. I like the label idea and your are right…that lace ribbon is adorable. Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that Jimmy had a great Father's day!

  2. Such a sweet little gift…I'm sure your dad loved it and will be thanking you each time he reaches in for a cookie! 🙂

  3. A very sweet gift. I do the same for my Dad. He is a huge fan of the traditional Tollhouse cookies. Aren't they the best! Such a pretty jar Megan and I love the lace ribbon. Hope you had a great weekend and your hubby had a Happy Father's Day.

  4. Those cookies look so tasty and tempting. I'll have to get some more sugar and choc. chips. I use the little chips, mini morsels, they go alot farther. If you make a double batch, there's more than enough for all the cookies. Yummmmm. I was trying to be good. The jar is really cute also. Wonderful presentation.

  5. I did something similar for Christmas to give to my parents and grandparents. I developed two pictures of my son, put them inside of the jar so it's sort of like a picture display, inside I put homemade gingerbread men (in cellophane so the pictures wouldn't get cookie crumbles all over them) then closed it up, put a cute little bow on top and voila! Everyone was thrilled and no one has even taken the jar down – just ate the cookies!

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