50 Reasons Why I Love You

A Gift Idea that is Quick and Easy!

Years ago we held a contest to gather some ideas from our brilliant readers and this gift idea easily became the winning gift idea in the “Quick and Easy” category. Our reader, Sarah Zimmerman, came up with this amazing idea that was inexpensive and easy to put together. This gift idea gives you a unique way to share with the ones you love reasons why you love them AND it includes delicious treats! Perfect, right? Well, we have now added our own Diva flair to Sarah’s original idea and have gorgeous printables for you to make and personalize your own Reasons Why I Love You Jar for someone you love!

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We are always looking for fun, unique and meaningful ways to show our spouses that we love them. What I love about this idea is how simple it is to put together. This could really be done in less than 15 minutes, but will be something they remember for a long time. And, with your choice of 3 different printable jar covers designed by our own Carisa from the site Messes to Memories, you can really personalize this gift idea to your own special occasion! Save this cute gift idea on Pinterest!

Quick and Easy Gift IdeaReasons I Love You Candy Gift

Using a 3/4″ garage sale sticker, write a reason why you love your spouse on each sticker. Place these stickers on some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and fill a jar with all of the candies. {Reisens candies would be perfect too to match the “Reasons” why I love you!}

Reasons I Love You Gift

Isn’t that so cute? Every time your loved one reaches for a candy, they will be reminded why you love them! Your sweetie will get a sweet treat and a heart-felt message from you!

Reasons I Love You

And it gets better! We have created three different printable download designs so that you can print and personalize your jar to your own situation! Save these printables on Pinterest!

We have 3 options for you:

  • 50 Reasons Why I Love You – This was the original idea from our contest winner.
  • Just a Few Reasons Why I Love – Numbers don’t matter, just fill the jar up.
  • # Reasons Why I Love You – This is the jar I am most excited about! Carisa has designed the printable to be editable! You can insert any number that you want! See ideas below . . .

Reasons I Love You Gift Jar

What I love most about this editable file, is how versatile the uses could be. Here are a few things you could do with this editable jar label when doing a gift idea for your spouse:

  • Anniversary Gift – Using the editable file you could do # of candies for how long you have been married. 30 years = 30 Reasons Why I Love You.
  • Birthday Gift – Match the # of chocolates/notes to their age. 35 years old = 35 Reasons Why I Love You
  • New Year’s Gift Idea – Wouldn’t it be neat to fill a giant jar with 365 Reasons Why I Love You and have them get a love note/eat one chocolate a day for a year!? Go ALL out!
  • Long Distance Idea – If your spouse is leaving for a time (like a deployment or work trip) you could do a chocolate for each day they are away. If they are away for a month, you could do 30 Reasons Why I Love You and have them take one a day while they are away.

Reasons I Love You Jar

AND . . . while we are brainstorming ideas, why stop at your spouse? This gift idea would be a great idea for anyone in your life that you love and appreciate: a mother, father, friend, child, grandchild, family member, neighbor, someone who needs to be cheered up–anyone really! So many possibilities! Who wouldn’t love something like this? Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Just Because . . .

A GREAT gift idea that is inexpensive, thoughtful, personal, easy to put together, and yummy! What could be better? Let us know in the comments how you personalized this gift idea! We would love to hear!



About the Author: Sarina

I met my Prince Charming when I was 15 years old and 12 years later we created our own happily ever after. Together we enjoy traveling the world, and, of course, going on creative dates! I am a former theatre teacher who now stays at home with a handsome baby boy. I love dancing, photography & chocolate!

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51 Responses to 50 Reasons Why I Love You

  1. Doing this today for our anniversary on Sunday! It is our 23rd (how is that possible I ask you??!!) and I had nothing in mind. My hubs loves Reese’s too and I have some I bought after Valentine’s or Xmas that I can use. Might even have the price stickers too. Love that I can do this so quickly and easily.

    Thanks for an awesome idea!

    1. @Laura: I am so glad we gave you an idea for your Anniversary! I’m like you too and LOVE that you can put this together so fast! I hope things went well.

  2. I think I might try this with some of those Chocolate Reisen treats. I wonder if the stickers would fit right on those. Thanks for a cute and simple idea!

    1. @Jes: I bet the stickers would have fit perfectly with the Chocolate Reisen treats, and if not, it wouldn’t be hard to tweek them to get them to fit! Glad you enjoyed the post.

    1. @Miss Beth- some ideas could be: his smile, laugh, any body part that is handsome :), being your best friend, trustworthy, dependable, him helping around the house, him helping with kids, etc. The list could go on and on. HOpe this helps!

  3. I love this! I actually just made this for my husband because his birthday is Sunday. I made 33 because that’s how old he’ll be. I’m going to also add kisses to fill the jar. I let my son tell me a few things to put on stickers & I signed his name (he’s 3). I also combined 2 of your other ideas for another gift. I made a book of dates for the next year and the “love map” with maps of places we have lived, etc. I am so excited to give him these gifts! I love this site!!

    1. @Kelly- I am SO glad that you enjoyed this idea. I LOVE that you put your own twist on things and also used a couple other ideas for gifts too. I know your hubby will just LOVE it!

  4. I love this idea! However, I really need some ideas for a hubby that’s not crazy about sweets. *sigh* I’ve done a deck of cards “reasons why I love you,” I did a jar of “365 things I love about you” (though I did put candy on the bottom of that one), I made a small picture book with scrapbook paper filled with some quotes and poems… but I’m running out of ideas!

    1. Hi Karla- I am SO sorry I missed your comment earlier than now (don’t know how i did since I have replied to a lot of comments that came after yours. I am so grounded!). Like I told someone later that asked something similar, why not get snack sized baggies and fill them up with his favorite snacks: tails mix, dried fruit, nuts, etc. and then put the reasons you love him on the baggies. Also, I did a healthy fruit basket for my hubby that had cute sayings attached to each fruit. You can find it here…http://www.thedatingdivas.com/cami/basket-of-healthy-love/ Hope this helps!

    1. Nicole- I totally relate to a hubby not eating treats. Why not get snack sized baggies and fill them with his favorite snacks, like an awesome trail mix, or dried fruit of some kind. Also yummy fruit leathers would be an easy way to do this or granola bars. I hope that helps.

  5. I did something similar to this on our anniversary but instead I had a jar engraved with I love you and I took some red tissue paper and white paper with hearts printed on them and wrote out the 50 things I love about him. Than I had him read one every day until all of them were read. Needless to say, he loved it.

  6. I just made my guy one of these for Christmas…I used a smaller jar and 25 reasons why…it is adorable and I just love the idea. I have some friends who are copying the idea for their loved ones. =) Thanks for the great idea! With all of the Christmas colored candies, it’s just adorable! Oh…and I made two small Christmas trees for the labels instead…with red ribbons all around. Thanks!

  7. Hey! This is an AWESOME idea, Im changing it a little since its for my moms 50th birthday. 50 reasons why for all 50 years. (I dont date, since im 13) but i think this is such a great idea and i will problably use this when i am older! But I have one question, my mom doesn’t really like reeses but she loves chocolate (preferable dark and organic) i dont know what i could get that would fit labels. Thanks!

    1. Miakoda – what a cute daughter to be doing this for your mom. Why don’t you try using hershey kisses or peppermint patties (small version). I hope that helps. Have fun!

    1. I did end up doing this for my mom for mother’s day. She really loved it. I used a different kind of jar, then I made a sticker( with a sticker maker) with a picture of a tea cup with flowers in it on the top of the jar lid. Then I made another sticker picture of a tea pot on the front of the jar. My tag for this gift said reasons why I love you. I had only a small jar so 50 pieces of candy didn’t fit. My mom also wanted to keep the stickers from the bottom of the candy. So we have these glass rocks that she is gonna to put the stickers on after she peels them off the candy. Then she is gonna put the rocks back in the jar when it is empty. The other thing that I did different was I found a circle template from the internet and typed the words on them. Printed it out and punched it out with a circle punch I have from creative memories.

      1. Wow Gena! This sounds awesome! I am so glad your mom loved it and what a great idea on how to keep your list. The glass rocks sound perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Unfortunately, I could not find *any* of these things at the Dollar Store. It’s a cute idea, but it looks like it will be a bit more expensive to put together than I thought…

    1. Hi Katie- I am SO sorry your dollar store doesn’t carry any of these items. I hate that different stores carry different things. A way of still doing this without the added expense would be to use a jar that you already have around the house. Maybe an old pickle jar, mayonnaise, jam, etc. Anything that you could clean out and use. I also know Walmart have the stickers for super cheap and a bonus is you can buy he candy there too :). I hope these suggestions help. Good luck!

  9. i am very excited to make these for every member of our family for Christmas this year we are going to make a family night out of it and list what we love of each person then make the jars:) its going to be a great Christmas gift:)

    1. I was thinking if you have someone who don’t like sweets you could use poker chips. Most guys can find a way to use or even just keep them. You can find poker chips almost in every dollar store. The little center is even perfect for the stickers to fit. My hubby has high sugar so I need to watch what I buy. I like the this idea it is so easy to make it suit yourself with little thought. Thanks for the post!

  10. I was thinking about the folks who don’t like candy or may have high sugar. A few thoughts are poker chips they are inexpensive and are easy to find. Another thought was cut nice strips of colored paper and fold them in the jar. Maybe even some type of his past time toys like my hubby likes Army Men and since he runs high sugar I plan to fold some notes and put them in with the Army Men. Girls could do something like Barbie items shoes, lipsticks, etc. boys and women are the same we just need to know what they like. I love this idea it is so easy to custom fit anyone! Thanks for the idea!!

  11. I love this idea but does anyone have a few different examples to use for the sweets. Preferably chocolate but he doesn’t like reese’s cups. All ideas welcome 🙂

    1. Kaypee- what about mini twix bars, kit kats, 3 musketeers, milky way, rolo… any candy bar individually wrapped in bite sizes – like the ones you can buy during Halloween. They would all work perfect for this!