Green Gift Guide: The DIY'er

Home Canning Kit From Ball

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Your gardening-obsessed in-laws may already have all of the tools and organic growing books they need to turn out healthy, delicious backyard harvests, but the gardener who has everything often has one teeny problem: trying to eat all those zucchinis, tomatoes, cucumbers, and raspberries before they go bad. Hook your urban farmer up with a canning set, like this beginner version from Ball--which includes a pot, rack, and utensils--as well as a set of jars and lids, like these from the Ball Elite Collection. Then drop some subtle hints about how willing you are to taste-test all the jams, jellies, relishes, and pie filling recipes that will follow. (Ball Preserving Kit, $60; jars and lids, $3-$6)

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