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DIY Romantic Gift: Love Jar

Updated on April 21, 2014

Pack all Your Love in a Jar

Have you ever thought that all the love you feel for your partner can fit in a jar? Metaphorically speaking, this is entirely possible.

Moreover, you can prepare this jar of love yourself. This means that while remaining on a budget, you will have the most thoughtful gift for your loved one. There are many forms your love jar can take.

The only things that matter are to be creative and to tailor your present according to the receiver's personality, hobbies and style. This way he/she will feel you did something especially for him/her, and did not just reuse the same stereotypical ideas of romantic gifts.

Photo courtesy of strep72.

Love jar

Revive the romantic spirit with an old-fashioned love letter.

Jar of Inspirational Messages

Sometimes it's difficult to express our thoughts orally. However, we want to support and inspire the ones we love. So, how about a jar of inspirational messages that you can fully customize in accordance with the receiver?

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Green&Purple Jar of MessagesBUY NOW

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Do It Yourself!

While this is an elegant and stress free idea, a gift made with your own two hands would say much more than a ready-made one. There is no way your partner will not appreciate the efforts you made.

It's not as difficult as you might think. Just take a transparent glass jar. Half-fill it with red confetti. Or, even better, make the confetti yourself. The heart shaped red ones work better for a romantic gift. Grab a heart patterned hole punch, a few sheet of red paper, and here you are! Half of the job is already done. Alternatively, you can use different colors of paper. It's up to you!

Now get to the notes. You can look for some heart patterned cards, but the white ones work, too. Their simplicity stands for sincerity and purity. Moreover, you don't run the risk of overdoing it. Alternatively, you can adorn the notes yourself if you are good at drawing. Take a pen and write some sweet messages. Don't simply right "I love you" on all the notes. Actually, it's best you write a different message on each one. Your partner will have then to open all of them to see what's inside. Another note, another surprise. You don't have to worry about the envelopes. You can fold the notes in two or four before sliding them inside the jar. The suspense will appear while unfolding.

What you need:

- a transparent glass jar;

- red paper (for the confetti);

- a heart shaped hole punch;

- white notes (for the messages);

- a pen.

How to Make a Messages Love Jar

31 Days of Love Jar



Product details:

The package includes:

- 1 mason jar, whose top can be in the color of your choice;

- 31 hand-stamped mini envelopes featuring customized fonts;

- 31 hand-stamped or printed tickets or cards.

This handmade jar can represent the perfect gift for a variety of occasions. It will enchant a Valentine date as well as a spouse, a friend, one of your parents/ children, etc.. The cards can be customized in accordance with the receiver. Thus, for a love jar, you can include cards for a free back rub, a homemade dinner, the right to have a night out with the boys, a car wash, etc.

If you plan to give the jar as a gift to a friend, the cards can include a free bitching session, a beauty salon session, a lunch gossip, etc. Just use your imagination and inspire yourself from the relationship you have with the respective friend.

When offering the jar to your kid, you can give him/her the change to ask to go 1/2 hr. later to bed, a trip to the park, being excused from house choirs, extra story time, having his/her favorite dessert, extra Wii time. You know what your kid wants...

Customer Feedback:

"Thank you so much-- my A. loved the gift and still talks about it. He faithfully opens one envelope every day and tells me about it. We really appreciate the jar of notes. Thank you again!"

15 Love Notes Jar


Price: $50.00

Product details provided by the seller:

This beautiful French glass apothecary jar contains 15 notes featuring a decorative pearl finish in the colour of your choice and a cream textured card as a writing surface. A matching English satin ribbon is used to add a whimsical twist to the design.

Handmade Joy Jar


Price: $15.00

Product details provided by the seller:

The "Joy Jar" is a wonderful way to give a unique and personalized gift... especially for that person on your shopping list who seems to have everything!

Tired of the same old pink heart shaped candies? Want to give a hand-made gift that says what's on your heart? This is the PERFECT for you! The "Joy Jar" is hand-made and personalized just for you and is sure to make the recipient feel special and loved. The lid is adorned with Swarovski crystal elements adding a special little "bling" and comes in the following colors: Pink, Blue, Lavender, Light Green and Pale Yellow. The decorative cinnamon hearts hanging from the front add a delicious smell that spices the entire gift up! Inside are 30 things you "love" and "adore" about the recipient (provided by YOU when your order is placed). Suggested inserts include: "I Love You", "You Are Beautiful!", "You Make My Life Complete" or "You are my BEST Friend!".

This is a wonderful gift for teachers, friends and even your kids!

Love Coupons for Your Jar

You don't have inspiration for so many love messages? How about filling your love jar with coupons?

The idea of offering coupons as gifts has been used for a while. I personally don't like it, especially when the present is for a close friend, or even worse for your spouse. I think that on such special occasions as Valentine's Day, your partner's birthday or your anniversary as a couple you need a more personalized gift than a simple voucher. It's not about money. It's all about the message you send.

These books do not contain vouchers you can use in a store. They are a collection of humorous and romantic notes your partner can use later when he/she wants a kiss, a hug, to cuddle for a while, or to make love to you. Go through the book and cut out only the coupons you feel comfortable with. You can also write some of your own after you got inspired.

The Romantic Coupon BookCHECK PRICE


I Love You CouponsCHECK PRICE

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Sweet Love Jar

Does your loved one have a sweet tooth? Then, maybe you should think about replacing the odorless and flavorless confetti with some heart shaped candies. Just pick the taste he/she likes and place the love notes within. Double sweetness and success guaranteed!

Classic Conversation Hearts - 2 Lbs.
Classic Conversation Hearts - 2 Lbs.

Your sweetheart will simply heart your love jar filled with these lovely candies. She will pick one that says "Love you" and instantly think about you!

What a better gift to show your feelings for her?

The visual effect is also great because of the colors these love candies come in.


Chocolate Love Jar

It is said that chocolate is the food of love. Well, you can feed your sweetheart with the small pieces of chocolate while he/she picks up the messages you slid in the jar.

Scented Bath Love Jar

A scent of love? An invitation to a romantic bath? A wellness therapy to help your loved one release the stress? Replace the confetti or the sweets with some bath salt. You can use it together, and relax while reading the messages.

Mason Jar Nail Care

Is a woman who loves manicure the receiver of your romantic gift? How about this Mason nail care jar?

Actually, you can just take the idea and transform this jar into a gift that suits your friend's or family member's personality and interests.

Your Pick

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