Sponsored Post: Gift Guides from Fillmore Container + Giveaway

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Last week, I spent a little time pulling out jams and preserves for holiday gifts and packages. My mom, sister, and I have an ongoing group text going in which we discuss and plan the minutiae for our Christmas gathering in Austin. And I’ve been marking recipes for brittles and barks, in the search for something new and delicious to share my neighbors. All sure signs that the gift giving season is upon us.

Our friends at Fillmore Container have also been prepping for the holidays in the recent weeks. They have pulled together a series of five gift guides to help all of get ready for this most festive time of year.

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Canning Essentials Guide – This is the guide you see pictured at the top of this post, and it features a bunch of my favorite things, like the Blossom Trivet, that nifty cherry pitter that fits onto a mason jar, and my beloved 4th Burner Pot.

Mason Jar Accessories Guide – Gifts for the mason jar lover abound on this list. It includes the Cuppow Coozie, handy Flip Top lids from reCAP, and Silicone Sleeves for transforming eight ounce jars into grippy cups for kids.

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Jars for the Pantry Guide – Know someone who wants to clean up their food storage act? Then take a look at this list! They’ve got Cracker Jars, French Square Jars (love these for small pasta shapes and seeds), and Ball’s Classic Half Gallon Jar.

Candle, Bath & Body Guide – This is the guide for all your candle, soap, and balm making needs. They’ve got Frosted Tumblers for candles, Straight Sided Jars for lotions, pretty bottles for salts and oils, and much more!

Homemade Gifting Guide – The final guide features recipes and tips for filling up your jars and bottles. There’s Almond Butter Crunch for your candy lover, Cranberry Rosemary Vinegar that is perfect for teacher gifts, and Mulling Spices to warm up a chilly winter night.

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The lovely folks at Fillmore Container want to share the holiday love with a couple of Food in Jars readers and so are offering up a giveaway to go with post this post. Two lucky folks will get a $25 credit to spend on their website, along with a copy of one of my books (the winners get to choose which one). Here’s how to enter.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me what Fillmore Container product you’d most like to give or be given.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm eastern time on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, November 22, 2015.
  3. Giveaway open to United States residents only. Void where prohibited.
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.

Disclosure: Fillmore Container is a Food in Jars sponsor. All opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 

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390 responses to “Sponsored Post: Gift Guides from Fillmore Container + Giveaway”

  1. I’m doing infused honey as gifts this year, so I’d LOVE any smaller, plain containers that let the beautiful colors of the honey shine through.

  2. I would love to have the 1.5 gallon beverage container. It would make a great gift for all of my entertaining loving friends.

  3. I’m giving honey as gifts this year so those cute beehive jars would work well. The short ball canning jars are also cute and would be good for Christmas jam.

  4. I think it’s a toss up for a few of their items! Their square jars would be great for portioning out the kimchi I’m currently fermenting. But those purple jars are super cute looking as well…

  5. I’d like to be given the BNTO mason jar addition.

    I’m actually giving away a lot of Fillmore Container jars this Christmas to friends and co-workers. I made jams and chutneys to give away.

  6. I would love those hexagon jars! Just thinking about holiday gifts of your brandied cherries in those pretty jars makes me feel all festive!

  7. I love the half gallon jars…I use them for all juice, fridge pickles, tea, kombucha, and raw milk. I could have two dozen and I’d still find uses for them!

  8. Those square French jars immediately caught my eye. I already store most of my kitchen staples in quart and half-gallon canning jars. Love being able to see all the lovely pastas, chocolate chips, nuts, etc. sitting on the shelves!

  9. Picking just one is next to impossible, though the pectin and the pitter and the BIG jars are all exceedingly tempting. And the book, of course!

  10. For sharing, any help with jar purchase is appreciated, so I wouldn’t have concern about the expense & getting them back.

    For myself, I have been yearning for the 4th Burner pot. 🙂

  11. I would love to be given some of the One Gallon glass canning jars to use for fermenting. But a regular stainless funnel or some Pomona’s pectin would be very welcome also.

  12. I’d love, love, LOVE to get a whole bunch of 4oz. hex jars and make myself a magnetic spice rack- it would free up a ton of space in my tiny kitchen!

  13. Oh man, I’d love almost anything from them! But the cracker jar and half gallon jars would be great, as I buy a lot of my dry goods in bulk…

  14. Too many good choices here but I would probably start with the cherry pitter and the essential tools kit – I’m relatively new to canning and need to stock up on some basics. And I love clafouti! but boy it’s a pain without a pitter.

  15. Only one? Really?? OK – if it must be only one it would be the silicon trivet. Otherwise, a new stainless steel funnel or two. And some interesting jars for gifting. And, and, and…

  16. I’ve just made a bunch of different hot sauces, and it would be great to have some narrow-necked bottles to put it in instead of regular canning jars or repurposed jars.

  17. In the canning essientials I’d chose #15, I would can the Chutneys and Relishes I plan to give for Christmas gifts this year.

    Id pick a few out of the Mason Jar collection to gift to my canning friends.

    Thanks for the chance to win

  18. There are so many great items to choose. I really want to give my friend the 4th burner pot to can with. She can’t lift big pots so this is perfect.

  19. I’d love to get an assortment of unique jars. I do so much canning I never splurge on the fun shapes, but I enjoy them so much!

  20. The trivet would help in my makeshift canning pot (stock pot). But honestly, I have trouble finding lids in my area. Just lids, no bands. And wide-mouth are especially hard to come by. They make it possible to reuse the jars, like they were originally intended.

  21. I LOVE jars. Well, containers in general, but JARS! I keep everything in them. I buy them at yard sales and thrift stores. My family cringes a little every time I bring more home. I also do some canning, but not enough to use all my jars.

    I think what I’d like most is either the 4th Burner Pot, which I’ve been eyeing for months, or the ReCap, Flip Cap with accessories kit products to make my jars more versatile.

    2.ReCAP lids make Mason jars the perfect multi-purpose container for everyday use. Transform your canning jars into on-the-go drinks, OR organize pantry items like grains, cereals, and rice. Check out some great gifting ideas with these versatile lids here. Available in regular mouth and widemouth, and a variety of colors.
    3.Flip Cap lids are made by the same genius creator of reCAP. The flip top Mason jar lid has a 2” diameter opening, that allows you easy access to your products. Use the flip cap to store opened refrigerated items, dry goods or organizing your pantry. Add an accessories kit to convert the lid to a shaker and more. Learn more here.

  22. While I’d REALLY hex jars, I suspect the shipping cost would use up the gift card rather quickly, so I’d probably get practical things like a stainless steel canning funnel 🙂

  23. I’ve already purchased one 4th burner pot to give as a Christmas gift this year. I’d love a blossom trivet to use in mine.

  24. What’s not to love about that 2 gallon beverage dispenser with stand!?!? I recently hosted a salon (a la Gertrude Stein) and needed to borrow items for holding and decanting beverages. That product by Fillmore would be a dream.

  25. Basically all the mason jar accessories, I think. Although I’ve been really keen on that blossom trivet — every time you mention it, I think I should purchase one. Haven’t yet, though…

  26. At this time of the year I would most likely choose containers which could be used for gift giving. Whether they would be filled with lemon curd, hot fudge topping, soup mix or some other gift giving idea is unknown yet but I’m in gift mode for the last three months of the year.

  27. I’m coveting all the cool jar accessories – the ReCap lids, the Cuppow products. I own so many jars now that I’m always looking for uses beyond canning.

  28. I am trying to convert to all glass jars in my pantry, so any of those would be most welcome, but the 4th burner pot has been on my wish list forever!

  29. Hmm, I like the wide metal canning funnel…no, wait! The 1/2 gal canning jars! Or would it be the 4th burner pot? So many choices!
    I like Fillmore, but shipping charges usually change my mind…

  30. Ooh! The reCAP lids and cuppow lids would be perfect for a few of the gifts in jars I’m planning on making for friends and family for the holidays!

  31. I hadn’t thought of doing candles & body stuff so I would totally love to receive that but for giving….wow does that top group have a lot of great stuff for beginners as well as some of my favorites!!!

  32. I have always had my eye on a fourth pot burner too.. but that cherry pitter is a great idea for me and my mom who has a cherry tree.

  33. If I had to pick one, I’d choose the 4th burner pot! Although the blossom trivet would be a nice gift… and I can always use more jars!!! 🙂

  34. I love it all, I have a jar and container addiction! The 4th burner pot would be wonderful but seriously, I have a use for everything in this post!

  35. I’d love to give the Blossom Trivet to my two neighbors! We’ve been canning together through “Food In Jars” and “Preserving by the Pint” the past couple years, and after all of our racks beginning to break down, I think it’d make a great gift for them.

  36. I’ve been wanting that 4th burner pot for a while now. Although I’m sure I could find many other ways to spend money there!

  37. I’m gifting bath soaks this year, and have been trying to think of the perfect way to package the salts that will be traveling distances to get to the giftees! I use half-pint mason jars with decorative lid toppers for the local folks, and want something equally cute and reusable for the friends and family who live far away. After perusing Fillmore Container’s site (and mentally composing a “Dear Santa,” letter for myself) I decided on the 8 oz Ball Plastic Freezer Jar (3 Pack). I think they’ll be perfect, but I’m still open to suggestions! <3

  38. I would love the fourth burner pot but the cherry putter is also calling to me. Sometimes you need that took that has only one purpose.

    Thanks to Fillmore and you, Marisa, for such a nice giveaway. I have one of your books but wouldn’t mind expanding my collection.

    Constance

  39. Wow, I can hardly believe the holidays are so soon!

    I love the squatty little jelly jars. I’d probably use them for spice mixes and rubs. Or my homemade salves.

  40. Since I’m pretty new to canning, I think I’d like everything in the Canning Essentials! The Trivet is just too cute and the 4th Burner Pot is a must-have!

  41. I love reading cookbooks so the big stack of canning books in Lucky # 13 above looks mighty good! I also love gifting food in jars, so any of the ways to make them look extra cute, appeal to me, especially fun lids! Thanks for the holiday ideas!

  42. I would love the canning essentials as I am just starting to learn how to preserve. Love your book, “Preserving by the Pint.”Always ready to read another cook book!

  43. I am looking to get rid of the plastic storage containers in my pantry so I would love the cracker jars and the 64oz ball jars. Excellent for flours, sugars, rice and pasta.

  44. It would be fun to try some of the special lid accessories or maybe a set of steel straws. They’ve got a great selection of fun canning-related gifts!

  45. The silicon blossom trivet sounds like a great solution for water bath canning; I don’t have a special canning pot and just use a large pasta pot, so it would help with the noise of jars bumping on the bottom of the pot. I also love the Elite 8oz. widemouth jars; so cute for preserved gifts!

  46. They have so many wonderful things but I really love the cracker jars. I make a lot of homemade goodies and they look so nice in the jars.

  47. I would happily use the $25 to restock my 4 and 8 ounce jar inventory, as I have used nearly all of them for Christmas gifts! I especially love the Kerr 8 ounce wide mouth jars–they are my new favorite!

  48. I had the fourth burner pot on my Christmas list last year and still would enjoy having one. I guess you have to be a canner to understand it’s allure! Sometimes a small batch is the perfect amount. A great give away!

  49. Some fun new jars would be great or a second cuppow lid or two. I use a pint jar for my coffee with the original cuppow wide mouth lid. I’d really like another so I can still use my jar when the lid is in the dishwasher. First world problems…

  50. Boy, that Fourth Burner Pot is a dandy. I’d also be happy with canning and storage jars. The storage jars would come in handy for some boozey infusions I’m planning to make.

  51. I can never have enough jelly jars. But one of the larger ones for storing bigger projects like limoncello or sauerkraut would be great!

  52. What a lovely assortment of ideas.

    If I was picking something it would be the tiny 1.5 oz jars – production line for wedding favors may be looming.

    c

  53. My daughter just got her first apartment and has shown an interest in canning…I bought her a box of wide mouth jars but would luv to get her some of the Purple Ball Wide Mouth Heritage 32 oz.
    Purple is her favorite color!

  54. I’d love a set of cracker, montana, & heritage jars to make my pantry look neat & pretty. Toss a few recap & flip top lids, along with some tru-scent oil, into my stocking, & I’d be a happy camper! Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Probably the blossom trivet with a few very small brown jars for traveling versions of syrups and vinegars. Sometimes you just need to have pancakes for lunch at work, and having my own syrup just sends it right over the edge.

  56. I looked both the cook book selection and all of the JARS. I decided that I would be interested in either Dessert in Jars or the Brown Eggs and Jam Jars cook book and some new wide mouth quarts, smooth sided regular mouth 4 oz. jars and my favorite wide mouth Ball plastic storage caps.

  57. I love the entire homemade gifting guide! This year I’m giving homemade vanilla, homemade hot sauce and jams for Christmas gifts.

  58. I’ll probably use for some of the various lids. I have lots of jars, but some of the specialty lids would help me expand their use.

  59. I’m a fan from Portland, Oregon who was in your workshop at The Cakery / Baker & Spice. Fillmore Containers offers many cool tools, but the one I’d like to buy or give the most is the 4th Burner Pot (12 Cup) by Kuhn Rikon. I know I’d can more often with this product…right now I’m using huge beer-making kettles in a tiny kitchen!

  60. Sigh. This is like, the best prize giveaway ever. Sigh. I love where I live (in Canada), but there are times…:). Anyway, I would be all about the trivet or the 4th burner pot, but would actually be happy if any of the things in this post were under my tree. 🙂

    In search of brittles and barks – I do this adventure every year – I’m very intrigued by this one from Smitten this year: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2015/10/chocolate-peanut-and-pretzel-brittle/

  61. So hard to choose! I would love the blossom trivet, but I would also love some of the pantry jars. I have one cracker jar and wouldn’t mind a couple more… oh, so many choices!

  62. I would love the blossom trivet! I’m going to use this post to make a wish list for my sibling gift exchange! We’re drawing names this year with the requirement that we buy gifts, not gift cards 🙂

  63. The blossom trivet to give to my friend who started canning and has a very small canning pot. And maybe a few fun jars for my late season canning for gift giving!

  64. I’ve never made candles, but the candle-making equipment looks pretty cool — I think I’d want some of that stuff to give it a try.

  65. There’s something so beautiful about an empty glass jar! I’d like to try the reCap Regular Mouth Flip Cap Accessories – looks great for spices.

  66. From Filmore Containers, my son needs the Maple Syrup 8 or 12 ozs., with the glass loop. Our son is attempting to tap more maple trees this coming winter/spring maple syrup making season. Last year he was out of work and making syrup was his first try; it turned out pretty well too. He canned the syrup into pints and quarts and gave it away. He needs smaller bottles if he gives it away again this year. (He needs the lids too).. He would be so pleased to have these speciality bottles. Thanks for the giveaway.

  67. Marisa,

    I know you wouldn’t steer me wrong…you have always raved about the 4th Burner Pot 12 Cup Kuhn Rikon…it looks like quite a multi-tasker.

    Marshall-the jam bubba

  68. I would love to have anything mason jar related! I just love mason jars. There are so many different things you can do with them!

  69. What a great site. I bookmarked it to use for my Christmas gifts. I love the Amber glass containers. And they have such great flavors for fragrance oil I can’t wait to try.

  70. I agree with the cherry pitter. If I had one, I’d put up more cherry things. But I also like that medium sized square sided looking jar.

  71. I really really really need a cherry pitter but I love the way the cranberry vinegar bottles look for gifts so I would love to try those too. Ok, you got me, everything. I want everything. Lol. Ty for the great giveaway!!!!

  72. I continue to long for the little 4th burner pot. Looks super handy and I probably could use one today as I will need to make a brine for a cranberry chutney ferment I plan on starting.

  73. I love the huge jar on a stand with a spigot – I’m always tempted to get one of those!!

    By the way – love your products and all of these terrific ideas

  74. I think I’d want to get some of the different recap lids. I’ve been using jars more and more for pantry storage and things other than just canning, so some different lids would be really handy.

  75. I’d be happy with anything from Fillmore Containers. Love their products. Just wish they were closer to where I live. Shipping costs are :(.

  76. I would like to have a cherry pitter from Filmore I am giving 4 oz jars of bacon jam, Jezebel sauce and jalapeño jelly for Christmas this year. My jars are being delivered today!!!

  77. The product I want to receive is the 20 qt. Stainless Steel Water Bath Canner. I have been using my basic pot, and would love this big sturdy pot! Thank you for the chance.

    • The purple quart jars catch my eyes every time I go to your site; I’d love to have some. I’d also like to have a few half-gallon jars; I have one and it is surprising how often I use it.

  78. Every time I browse at Fillmore Container, I end up spending way too much time there. One product I always come back to is the Montana Jars with Black Lids for food storage. I think the 2.5 Gallon size would be great for keeping flour and sugar handy and fresh.

  79. I would love the 4th burner pot……I keep coming back to this one..it would make small batch canning so much easier….
    thank you

  80. I absolutely adore the 8 ounce woozy bottles from Fillmore. They are great to can juices, syrups, and condiments in. I also love giving those items away to family and friends, especially around the holidays!

  81. So many things I would love to have but probably some bottles to make my own vanilla extract in and for gifts. also to experiment with new extract flavors!!!!

  82. I love the Fillmore container economy jars. Their smooth sides make it easy to put a beautiful label or decoration on the jar to make it special. I’m excited to see what I can come up with for the holidays. Then, I get to fill the jars with something special liked candy or cookies or hot chocolate mix.

  83. I would love to receive a case or two of the 4oz canning jars. Love using these as nothing goes to waste in small households and they are the perfect size for giving a sampling of the summer bounty to friends and family. As a gift to give, I think the two gallon hill jar with glass lid is simply beautiful. You can put so many things in it and not restrict it to the kitchen! Fun.

  84. It’s so hard to decide what ONE thing i would want from Fillmore!! I hoard glass jars.. One of my favorites is the smaller, amber colored glass bottles – perfect for carrying essential oil blends in a carrier oil.. Also love the pretty bottles for my homemade limoncello & vanilla extract..

  85. I love the bee skep jar. I have a small business and my logo is a bee – this would fit right in! As A gift to give I would want the beverage dispenser. I know several people who entertain large groups for whom this would be the perfect gict!

  86. Any canning jars for myself or to give as gifts! I use many of the 4 ounce jars to make small batches of jams/jellies/etc (today it is Apple Butter!) and then give them away for gifts or thank you’s or just because!

  87. I have ordered so many jars and bottles from Fillmore for homemade liqueurs, jams, and sriracha. I would love to receive the one gallon glass jars w/ lids for those large batches of cranberries, peaches, blackberries, peppers, etc. for steeping and fermenting. Thank you.

  88. Today I would want one of the Montana jars. Tomorrow my choice might change. All depends on what project I am working on at the moment.

  89. During the holidays, I like to give something from my kitchen to family and friends. Half pint and pint jars with lids in the holiday colors would be perfect for gift giving. My honey would look so pretty in the green jars.

  90. There are so many items that I would use and enjoy. I think the fun lids would be one of my top choices b/c I have been making my own spice blends (like seasoned salt) so this would help dispense it properly.

  91. Love the Fillmore Muth Jars for our fresh honey from our hives and for giving my homemade tea blends with them and one of my own handmade mugs from our pottery studio. Makes a great basket or gift in a bag.

  92. I keep looking for new creative uses for mason jars, so I’d love to try the mason jar accessory pack. I’d love to use jars more for everyday things!

  93. I use the 1/2 Gallon size to store all my pasta. I would love the gallon size to store my flour, sugar and cereals. Thank you for this giveaway

  94. I love my blossom trivet and wouldn’t want to can without it! Or the Pomona pectin is always a great gift option especially if you know someone who needs low sugar jams.

  95. I would love a 4th burner pot. I frequently only have one jar to can and it would be great to not heat the big pot for one jar.

  96. Mason jar lids in different colors. I use jars for everything and I can with two-piece lids but I store things with once piece lids for convenience.

  97. The product I would most like to give is the cherry pitter–my daughter and her husband have a cherry tree on their farm that provides an abundance of lovely fruit–but the pitting can be exhausting. I’m thinking they could get to the fun stuff–like jam!–a lot faster with a cherry pitter!

  98. Don’t think there’s enough room to list all I would like, but here are a few of my favorite things…..Woozy bottles, hexagon jars, Elite WM jars, syrup bottles with loops handles, 12 sided jars, Montana jars, square mason jars, aaaaaand the red blossom trivet. Tah dah!!

  99. I use the beautiful stout bottles to bottle my kombucha! I would love those colored Mason jars. They would make great Christmas presents filled with goodies!

  100. Oh my there are so many jars I would love to have but especially the 1 gallon jars and the 2.5gal jars with the silver lids. Then the purple jars for gifts those are awesome! Oh oh then the small pretty jars for storing cremes, hair items, spices and so many other things!! I better stop looking now or I’m going to be in trouble 😉 .

  101. Every time I browse Fillmore Container’s site I find more things I really want! If I had to choose one thing, it would be the 4th burner pot – it’s just the right size for my figgy chutney recipe, and so many other small batch goodies. Thanks for doing this, happy holidays to you all!

  102. Wow, so many goodies to choose from! Always more 4 oz jelly jars, 8 oz canning jars–they are good sizes for food gifts. Also the jar box.es to help me stay organized

  103. I would love to receive a set of colored jars. I love them, but haven’t bought them myself because they are just a little too expensive.

  104. I would love to win as I love your products and find them very useful. I use them from canning to canisters and am always running out.

  105. I’d like to give friends and family members with kids the silicone sleeves for safe drinking, along with the caps they can drink from. And of course, jars of all shapes and sizes to fill with good food. For me, I’m asking Santa for the 4th burner pot and steel canning funnel, plus more stainless steel straws.

  106. I’d like the Ferment Your Vegetables book! I’ve got one of the larger packages of fermenting tools coming from Masontops.com and having a book of directions would be mighty handy. 🙂

  107. I’m a sucker for all shapes and sizes of jars for making and giving gifts in. I would love to try the French square jars. Great choices!

  108. I would love the canning starter supplies. Every season i wish i had some and it always seems i start too late and miss the boat. If i just had them off season, when the fruit/veg were available i wouldnt have to scramble around to get what i need. Which i never seem to do.

  109. The flip top lids are amazing. Much nicer than just screwing the canning lid back on to store in refrigerator. The cherry pitter is a must have.

  110. I would love to get “Fillmore Container” frosted tumblers from the “Candle, Bath and Body Guide” as a gift because then I could fill them with scented soy wax and give them as gifts during all the holidays.

    My favorite part of holidays is making gifts!

    When you make things by hand, supplies for making those things are often a really wonderful gift to get from the ones who love us!

    Thank-you for sharing Marisa and for offering this contest.
    Happy Holidays Everyone!

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