Looking for gift ideas for men? After 2 years of gifts in a jar, it’s finally time for a men’s mason jar gift called Cleans Up Well. It is filled with men’s toiletries.
Yesterday I shared five gifts in a jar and one of them is called Cleans Up Well. I decided to make this mason jar gift for men after making so many gifts in a jar for women and after hearing that some of you wanted me to make one. This jar needed a post in addition to the yesterday’s Gifts In A Jar Homemade Gifts Ideas post because I want to share the recipes for the men’s moisturizer and scrub so that you can make it yourself!
For the women’s mason jars, I’ve made Coconut Body Butter and Peppermint Body Butter. But for the men’s jar, I didn’t think that body butter was fitting. So, I simply called it men’s moisturizer and made it using the same recipe as the body butters. To add a scent to the moisturizer, I purchased Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods lotion.
- ¼ cup petroleum jelly
- 4 oz (Net Wt) jar Vitamin E cream
- 8 fl. oz. bottle of men’s scented lotion
- Put all of the ingredients into a mixer and whip them together.
- Fill containers with the moisturizer. Recipe makes about 2⅔ cups.
- Attach a label to the front.
For the scrub, I simply mixed together sugar and body wash like I did when I made the Sugar Hand Scrub for my spa party. I used Bath and Body Works Twilight Woods body wash so that it smells the same as the moisturizer. This scrub works well for getting grime off hands but can also be used in the shower.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup body wash
- Stir the ingredients together. Add more body wash, if want a scrub that is more runny.
- Put the scrub into small containers.
- Attach a label to the front.
I used the same small containers that I’ve used for my other jars but you can use any small containers that you can find. I bought theses container at the Family Dollar and spray painted the lids silver. You can see them in this post: Maple Brown Sugar Scrub. I added simple labels to the containers and you can print them here: Moisturize Labels and Scrub Labels.
Besides the moisturizer and scrub, the jar has ChapStick, a razor, Kenneth Cole Reaction and Black cologne (mini bottles that are part of a Christmas gift set), C.O. Bigelow shave cream, Gillette face scrub and a grooming set.
I took all of the items out of their original packaging including the grooming tools and carefully fit everything into the jar.
I put a Cleans Up Well label on the mason jar lid. You can print the label here: Cleans Up Well Labels
I took pictures of all sides of the jar so that you can see how I fit it all in there.
I’ve got to admit that Brian’s first reaction to a men’s gift in a jar was that is was “dorky” but I went ahead and assembled the jar anyway. Now that he’s seen the jar and the fun items in it, he has changed his mind and thinks it is pretty cool. Zack asked if he could have this jar but Brian said no. So, I can’t promise that the guys in your life will squeal with delight like your girlfriends would if you gave them a gift in a jar but they will probably appreciate the items in the jar and will be quietly impressed!
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