Mason jars have come a long way since they were first patented back in 1858. This holiday season, this versatile glass (or plastic) container can hold a special memory, treat or gift for a loved one. Thanks to several creative bloggers and DIY experts, you can transform your own jar into the most personalized holiday gift.
From delicious homemade recipes to candles that will light up the room, these ideas will inspire you to get crafty this year (M&M-filled elf jar, anyone?) and customize the perfect present. Check out Real Simple's top picks of 51 different ways to gift a mason jar this Christmas.