Have a Canning Enthusiast in the family? Here’s a fantastic gift idea for beginners to Pros! This fun gift idea will provide hours of enjoyment for someone who enjoys canning and preserving foods at home.
Watch for canning supply sales late in the fall at your favorite big box stores such as Walmart, Target, Kmart, Big Lots, Lowes and more. Frequently items are drastically marked down despite lengthy expiration dates. We found the following supplies at more than 75% off by purchasing them at the end of season. If you purchase everything in the off season you can create this basket for around $16 in all with all the items pictured, including the canning utensil set.
Line a Basket or Canning Pot with an assortment of the following items:
- Canning Set these generally contain a jar lifter, magnetic lid lifter, canning funnel, tongs, vinyl coated jar wrench, bubble remover)
- Citric Acid – this is used to prevent darkening/color change
- Ball Fiesta Salsa Mix
- Ball Dill Pickle Mix
- Ball Bread & Butter Pickle Mix
- Ball Pickling Spices
- Ball Italian Pasta Sauce Mix
- Boxes of Canning Lids in Regular & Widemouth Sizes
- Ball Blue Book of Canning
Alternatively, you could make your own pickling spice mixes from our selection here and include them as well.