Gift Jar (FABULOUS Father’s Day Idea)

I have my lovely friend Jennifer from Delightful Deets sharing a fun, DELICIOUS idea today! Take it away Jen!!

We used this idea for Father’s Day last year, but I think you could do it for anyone, anytime! They are yummy!

So the jar is simple…
I asked my little boy a bunch of questions about his daddy and typed out exactly what he told me {out of the mouths of babes style}

Then I typed off some things from L to her daddy about how he’s her favorite guy, etc.

I put in there some favorite quotes, favorite songs, words of encouragement, 
let’s be honest, I love to make my husband blush so some sweet love notes might be in there also.
Mr. J works a lot so I bet he will be excited when he gets to open a note a day to be reminded of the little ones that adore him at home.
Mints or gum on the bottom and it’s one fresh treat!
For the cookies, you need (recipe from Betty Crocker): 1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/4-1/2 tsp mint extract {I use 1/2} 6-8 drops green food color {I use 8} 1 egg 1 cup creme de menthe baking chips 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks {I use milk chocolate Guittard} Mix cookie mix, butter, extract, food color, and egg in bowl, until becomes soft. Stir in creme de menthe chips and chocolate chips. Roll ’em up and put them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Cool about 3 minutes, then put on wire rack. Easy and unique! I will be making them for St Patrick’s Day also, it’s not common to see a green cookie!
If you’re like me and can’t find creme de menthe chips at any store {weird, I know}have fun cutting them up!
Looks just like mint-n-chip ice cream
All ready to cool off and be eaten
There’s easily more than a month of notes and mints in the jar. It’s a thoughtful, cheap, sweet gift. Covers all the basics! Thanks Kristine for letting me take over for the day!  
I’m droooooling. And I’m not afraid to admit it.
Wanna win a piece of my heart friends? I can be won over with anything mint. #YUM!
Be sure and stop by and follow to your heart’s content Delightful Deets! They always have something fun, crafty, and yummy over there! Right now they have a group giveaway to celebrate Jen’s birthday! So head on over, enter, and leave them lots of love. Thanks so much Jen! Off in search of mint goodness.
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P.S.S. Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Speak Now Link Up PARTAY!

The Ellie Life


  1. I love this idea! My love for all things mint chocolate might find me making these cookies for no reason at all except that I want them =)

    Thanks for sharing Kristine and Jen!

    xo – Amy

  2. Oh, I have been trying to find something to give my son’s teacher for the last day of school. What a different and great idea!! I can tweak this to fit that need. Perfect! Thanks for posting!!

  3. That is such a great idea.

  4. Looks yummy! My hubby would love that as a fathers day gift!

  5. What a good idea! I love how personal it is, rather than just buying a shirt or golf balls. Haha!

  6. Oh my these look simply delectable! So happy to have stumbled across your blog as a fellow Speak Now rep 🙂

    xo Shane

  7. Hey there! Love your blog! I found you via the MMM blog hop and just added myself to your followers! Also I wanted to invite you to come enter a fabulous Steve Madden giveaway I’m having right now!!
    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much lady!

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