Gift Roundup: Jars

Chelsea's take on the jar gift. Photo by her.

Chelsea of 23&9 Creative
YOUR TAKE ON THE JAR?
My boyfriend and I have been dating long distance for three years and I wanted to make something special for him to hold all our favorite memories and give a few laughs and smiles when it's hard being apart. I put everything from our favorite quotes, song lyrics and memories inside along with a bunch of Polaroids I've taken of us. It also has an extra special meaning for us because we met in college at Ball State University. The same family the created Ball Jars - the Ball Brothers - also founded Ball State! So keeping all our memories in a Ball Jar added a little extra love to it! 
DID YOU GIVE AS A GIFT? 
Yes! And he loved it :) He opens one a day!
ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO ADAPT? 
 You could use them as a fun way to ask bridesmaids, a memory jar for special trips you go on (almost like a mini scrapbook) or a "party in a jar" for a birthday. I think the possibilities are endless!

Christine's take on the jar gift. Photo by her. 

Christine of C'est Christine
YOUR TAKE ON THE JAR?
My "good things" jar is where I write down good things that happen – big and small! At the end of the year, I open it up to remember all of the good things that have happened.  I was inspired by a friend of a friend who made one. I feel like the good things jar is truly this gift that keeps on giving. 
DID YOU GIVE AS A GIFT? 
No, just a gift to myself! 
ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO ADAPT? 
I would love to do a shared good things jar with my boyfriend, where we both secretly put in nice things that the other person did or fun little inside jokes that we want to remember – and then opening it at the end of another year together.

Celeste's take on the jar gift. Photo by her. 

Celeste Orr
YOUR TAKE ON THE JAR?
I think it’s a good idea however you decide to use it and it makes you really think about what you are writing down, especially when it's about someone you love. 
DID YOU GIVE AS A GIFT? 
Yes, Valentine’s gift!
ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO ADAPT? 
I think this could make a great gift for anniversaries. 

Courtney's take on the jar gift. Photo by her. 

Courtney of Chasing Crumbs
YOUR TAKE ON THE JAR?
I've always loved saving little mementos like ticket stubs, business cards and stickers from favorite meals or adventures. After J.J. and I had been dating for a while, I realized that I needed somewhere to store the ever-growing stack and remembered one of my favorite blogger's "good things jar." So I tucked them all in a small blue mason jar. Eventually our memories started overflowing so I moved them into the current jar. 
DID YOU GIVE AS A GIFT? 
Not really. Although I like to think of it as a gift to us for years to come ... a small reminder of where how far we've come together.
ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO ADAPT? 
I like the idea of turning the memory jar into a gift for a significant other or friend. I love gifting experiences. Start with an empty jar and tickets to a show or some hint at a planned adventure or meal. And then after, you can continue to fill it with more mementos. 

Bethany's take on the jar gift. Photo by her. 

Bethany Bickley
YOUR TAKE ON THE JAR?
The jar was inspired by one of my very best friends in Virginia. She and her husband have been making a memory jar every New Years day for a while. When we visited her this last time she mentioned the visit was going in the jar. I thought it was so sweet and such a good way to remember details that might get lost throughout the year. Donnie and I have been meaning to start a jar of our own since then.
DID YOU GIVE AS A GIFT? 
Yes, as a part of a "sensual gift idea" I found on Pinterest. 
ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO ADAPT? 
It could be fun to also call it a sensible gift and make each one things someone really is in need of

Ariana's take on the jar gift. Photo by her. 

Ariana Horton
YOUR TAKE ON THE JAR?
I made a jar full of pocket kisses! This is something he can carry around with him. I took card stock and put on different kinds of lipstick and kissed the paper. Then I wrote little notes or "reminders" and laminated them with packing tape! I gave them to him in a little jar.
DID YOU GIVE AS A GIFT? 
Yes, I gave it to my boyfriend last year!