The 16 Best Glass Jars and Containers You Can Buy Right Now

updated Feb 5, 2024
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Fact: Every kitchen needs a set of good glass jars or canisters to keep food fresh. Whether you’re storing baking staples (such as flour and sugar), stocking bulk grains (such as rice, quinoa, and oats), or packing up your meal prep for the week, you can’t argue with the versatility of a glass storage container. But, with so many shapes and sizes out there, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose from the vast selection. Which ones actually keep food fresh? Which ones make sense in a pantry? Which ones can you skip? If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry: We’re here to help. We’ve scoured the web for the best dry goods containers, containers for leftovers, and spice jars to create the most comprehensive list around — and then we narrowed down the list to our favorite 16 options. Let’s take a look!

Do you have a favorite glass container to add to this list? Tell us in the comments below!

Dry Goods

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Amazon
$39.99

Versatile and practical, the elegant Weck Tulip Jar (with its wide mouth) can be used to store just about anything. It can even be used an impromptu flower vase! These BPA-free, dishwasher-safe jars get locked with stainless-steel clips, adding to their classic design.

2 / 5
Amazon
$14.90
was $25.00

This sleek, award-winning glass canister from Prepara has some serious wow-appeal. With its unique, airtight lid, this canister not only looks good, but is also proven to keep your goods fresh and full of flavor. Use it for coffee beans and you will not be disappointed.

3 / 5
Amazon
$36.99

For retro style, you can’t go wrong with the Heritage Hill glass jar set. It’s no wonder these classic jars and lids have been in production since the 1940s. The glass canister graces the countertop of celeb chef Ina Garten herself. And, what’s good enough for the Barefoot Contessa is good enough for us!

4 / 5
Williams Sonoma
$39.95

Made of handcrafted glass with gorgeous ash wood lids, these Instagram-ready glass canisters add a luxurious touch to any pantry! Each lid has a silicone gasket for an airtight seal. Plus, you can mix and match canister sizes to build your own customized set.

5 / 5
Amazon
$24.99

If you’re looking for a touch of stainless steel to complement your kitchen, you’ll love the look of these affordable Oggi glass canisters with stainless-steel lids. Square in shape and minimalist in style, the four jars in graduated sizes take up little countertop space and are great for storing and easily displaying your favorites, including pasta, rolled oats, and rice.

Leftovers

1 / 6
Amazon
$37.96

Rubbermaid came out with these containers in a plastic version first, and Kitchn editors were in love right away. They're durable, airtight, easy to stack, and always magically the right size. The glass containers are even better, because, well, they're glass.

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Amazon
$32.98

This simple yet sturdy OXO 12-piece glass set nests and stacks together and comes with a variety of sizes for all of your leftover needs. A container for sliced olives? Check! For a side salad? Yep! And, for last night’s half-eaten meatloaf? For sure! With four locking tabs and a silicone gasket, you won’t have to worry about leaks or drips.

3 / 6
JCPenney
$39.99

This beloved Pyrex set comes with five containers and five lids They're sized perfectly for smaller portions of leftovers or preportioned lunches. Plus, they're dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

4 / 6
Amazon
$32.96

For soups and stews, store your liquid leftovers in convenient Ball Mason jars. These sturdy, multipurpose jars are the ultimate household containers.

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Amazon
$25.99
was $45.99

One easy shortcut for a less hectic morning: packing your lunches for the week using leftovers from the night before. Made from high-quality borosilicate glass, these BPA-free, bento-style containers with airtight lids are just the ticket. Put your main in one part, and the sides in the other.

6 / 6
Amazon
$33.99

This budget-friendly set comes with three containers and three lids, featuring sliding vents for steam release. They're sized perfectly for smaller portions of leftovers or preportioned lunches. Plus, the borosilicate glass is heat resistant up to 450ºF, convenient for baking late-night treats in individual-sized portions.

Spices

1 / 5
Amazon
$31.13

Get ready to fall in love! The mini spice jars from Libbey are not only budget-friendly, but also super cute! Grab a pinch here and a pinch there, and you’ll love adding a dash of flavor to your dishes with this fun set. 

2 / 5
Amazon
$19.99
was $16.97

Looking for simple, practical spice jars? Look no further! This no-fuss set from SimpleHouseware has a dozen, 4-ounce square glass bottles with metal lids. Plus, the SimpleHouseware team makes things easy by including a funnel and spice labels, too!

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Williams Sonoma
$14.95

A collection of these jars will cost you a pretty penny, but imagine how handsome they’ll look on a spice rack! If you want to invest in a set that’ll last years, store your spices in these stylish canisters topped with ash wood. Just splurge on a few extras, so you can add to your collection as it grows!

4 / 5
The Container Store
$7.99

This spice jar was designed by organizational guru Marie Kondo, who knows a thing or two about quality household tools. Made from hand-blown glass and a bamboo lid, the jar’s modern design will spark joy for years to come.

5 / 5
Amazon
$24.99

If you already have a bunch of spices from Penzeys (a go-to among many home cooks), you'll love that these classic, 4-ounce glass containers are the same size. (They'll likely match lots of supermarket-bought jars, as well.) We love that the set comes with three styles of shaker tops for each jar!