The Giving Jar

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A Gift of Gratitude

Have you seen all those super adorable Giving Plates being pinned on Pinterest? We loved the idea so much we wanted to make an even simpler version that you could duplicate in a snap, so we came up with The Giving Jar.

The Giving Jar

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Our pal, Jennafer from Oh, Creative One helped us by designing these sophisticated labels which makes creating your jar so quick and easy! Can you tell how much care goes into her designs?! You should take a sec and pop over to see what else she’s got to love!!

Giving Jars and Tags

Wanna know more about how the jar works? You can create one for your spouse, your family or your friends. Simply fill it with treats and let the poem explain the rest:

This jar is for the two of us to show each other the love we share.
It’s on an endless journey to prove how much we care.
Enjoy the gifts that this jar holds, they’re especially for YOU
But when you reach the bottom, know it’s journey isn’t through.
To return the thoughtful message and give your love a treat,
Fill this jar with something special and leave it for your sweet.

The Giving Jar Tags

To DIY your Giving Jar, just print the page of labels and poem tags and cut them out. I used Mod Podge to attach the circular labels to the top of the jars and you could use some bakers twine or ribbon to attach the tags.

Giving Jars

Once your jar is assembled, it’s time to fill it up! Try to think of your spouse’s favorite candy (my husband loves these Dove Chocolates) or a sweet treat he loves for you to bake. You could even fill up your jar with tons of LOVE NOTES. The possibilities are seriously endless – that’s the whole point!

Fill the Giving Jar

When the receiver is finished with the gift you’ve given them, they refill the jar and pass it on. It’s Thanksgiving all year round!

Here are some of my FAVORITE ideas for filling your Giving Jar:

  • Individually Wrapped Candy (Snickers, Twix, Hershey’s Kisses or for Christmas add these – Santa Baby Candy Wraps
  • Poppable Candy (M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, Skittles, Swedish Fish, Sour Patch Kids, Jujy Fruits)
  • Baked Goods (Cookies, Brownies, Mini Muffins)
  • Savory Goodies (Combos, Beef Jerky, Pretzels)
  • Healthier Snacks (Trail Mix, Dried Fruit, Pistachios)
  • Loves Notes (Sexy Love LettersPrintable Sticky Notes, Would You Rather Love Notes, Snack Love Notes)

Pretzels in a Giving Jar

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The Giving Jar

Printables Designed by Jennafer @ Oh, Creative One Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I find a way to be highly creative and highly organized all at the same time. I love discovering a new favorite book, sitting on my back porch in the mornings, mountain views, and random science facts! I married my high school sweetheart after dating for nearly a decade and I love meeting people who know how to make me laugh, like my husband who can crack me up by just looking at me.

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  1. I love this idea! I will be making two one for my husband and i and one to pass around our moms group. Thank you.

    1. Carla, that is SUCH a great idea!! Love that you are making 2 of these jars!! Thanks for sharing!! XOXO

  2. I absolutely LOVE this idea, Meg! You rocked those pics! The best part about Thanksgiving for me is that we get an excuse to focus more on others. XO