The Hint Box

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to read your spouse’s mind? Or have you wished that they could read yours?? 



Problem solved!

Hint Box

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This is a simple and adorable craft that the ever talented Kiki from Kiki & Company helped us design, with tons of inspiration from Diva Gabby. The Hint Box takes some of that guesswork out of your relationship.

Red Hint Box Finished

I mean… Let’s be honest. It is hard to shop for both men and women. In my case, my husband doesn’t really ever want or need anything (so he says). And well, I’m the exact opposite… I want very specific things. Ha ha!

In order to find the perfect gift for him, I have to beg and plead for him to give me a clue, hint, something! so that I can find a useful and exciting gift for him.

I also have to drop hint, after hint, after hint… so that he knows what I am really hoping for. This last Christmas I dropped so many hints and I still wasn’t sure if he was going to get me the pretty goldenrod customizable camera bag I was eyeing. It was an excellent deal and I really wanted it… so I ended up asking him if he thought I should just buy it. Which ended up ruining the surprise because he is very bad at lying and instead of coming up with a story about why I shouldn’t buy it, he told me he had already bought it. For me. For Christmas.


I guess he is starting to catch on. I’m truly lucky to have him!

Hint Box and Clue Cards

While I don’t think that the Hint Box should replace thoughtful gift giving, I do think that it can help couples communicate their wants, needs and desires, while still allowing for a little spontaneity in their marriage.

And in marriage, spontaneity can be pretty important! Just think of the Hint Box as a helpful tool to reading your spouse’s mind.

His and Hers Printables

The Hint Box is super easy to make!

All you need to do is grab the FREE printables from the bottom of this post, print them, cut them out and decorate your box!

How to make a Hint Box

How you decorate is up to you, however, we tested out a couple ways and found that using Mod Podge was a great way to get the decorative embellishments to stick well, with a professional look.

Mod Podge

We love all the embellishments that you can use to make your hint box unique!

Hint Box Embellishments

And you can even add your own embellishments, like ribbon, buttons or pictures, if you want to make it even more personal!

Red Hint Box

We’ve also included printable cards that will help you and your spouse get a great start on your hint box. This could even make for a great date night as you sit down and talk about how you want to use the hint box…

More Hint Box Cards

We came up with three different card categories.


Hint Cards

Now, you can easily fill out the cards and when you (or your spouse) are seeking a little inspiration for a date night, gift or another special surprise, you are already set up for success.

Cards for the Hint Box

Just take a peek at your spouse’s cards and you will instantly be guided in the right direction.

Hint for Spouse

We really hope that this special hint box will help you and your spouse grow closer together in your relationship as you learn what you really like and want!

Decorative Hint Box

Free Download

The Hint Box

Printables Designed by Kiki @ Kiki and Company Exclusively for The Dating Divas


I am crazy about my husband, Scott and my FOUR cute kids! I spend my days at home--teaching, playing and cleaning up with them! Our favorite place in our home is the kitchen! I love to cook and bake with lots of flavor--and I love having my little helpers in the kitchen, too! Some of my most recent passions are tennis, nutrition, crafting, the great outdoors and photography!

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  2. I love love love this idea…not only for my hubby and I, but the whole family. Planning making a hint mason jar for each one for their little and big wishes.

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