Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary, or a housewarming party – it is always thoughtful to bring a gift. But what do you present the DIY king or queen who makes their jams and preserves themselves?
We suggest going beyond the usual gifts and pay attention to their interests.
If you have a friend who’s obsessed with everything homemade and loves to make preserves of jam, chutneys and pickles, here is our list of gift ideas for them:
Customized Canning Labels
If you have a friend or family member who makes jams, pickles, and chutneys – gifting them a label maker for their specially curated food is a perfect gift!
A well-designed label that reflects the canned item is sure to make any canning-lover happy! You can either buy ready-made labels from shops or even design a pack of your customized labels online.
Weck jars are a perfect gift for anyone who loves to give off their homemade jams and purees to everyone! These jars are minimal in style, foolproof against extreme temperatures and topped off with a glass lid that can render them an elegant look.
Given that these are a bit on the expensive side, however, the money spent is worth seeing smiles on your loved ones’ faces!
Suppose your canner-friend is an amateur and has just begun their journey into the art of food preservation and canning. In that case, chances are that he/she uses the water-bath method of processing (if you don’t know what that is, we got your back!) The majority of canners prefer to have a pressure canner that can make preservation quick and efficient.
It is also a very important thing for canners to preserve low-acidity foods like vegetables and meat.
Any expert canner can tell you that while one can recycle jars time after time, lids are something that they’ll keep buying forever! Even if they have a significant collection of jars, putting new caps can help retain the freshness of the goodies inside the jar.
While brass and aluminum lids are most commonly used, it will be a hard pass for your canner to ignore a well-curated collection of colorful, single lids that can put an exciting twist to their jars.
Pro-Tip: Make sure to buy lids that are heat-resistant so they can come in handy during boiling-water canning.
A Premium Collection Of Seasonings And Preservers
Last but not least, a premium collection of all the necessary spices and seasonings that can bring out the creativity in your canning artist is the perfect gift for any season!
Whether they use the Instant Seasoning Mixes to add flavor to their salsa and guacamole or use them to make exciting pickles, a collection of artisanal products will be perfect for anyone who makes good food a priority.
A thoughtful gift can sweeten any home canner’s day.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas for your canning-friend to bring a smile to their faces. If you find our guide helpful, be sure to share it with the world too.
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