As my kids get older (four are teens now!), their gift list often asks for “cash” or “gift cards.”
Christmas, birthdays, graduation…it’s all about having extra spending power!
Some of them still like thoughtful gifts, but their eyes really light up when we hand them cash or gift cards!
But when we give gifts we like to be thoughtful, creative, and FUN!
If you’re looking for creative ways to give your kids, friends, or family cash or gift cards, you’ll LOVE these genius ideas!
Money Giving Idea #1: Give Them Cold, Hard Cash
This idea from Short Stop Blog is a play on words…and we love it!
Money Giving Idea #2: Wrap it in a Holiday Box
Love this idea from Mommy Savers!
Susie, from the blog mentioned above, says to roll up cash and bill-sized notes into a roll.
On the very last note, make a “pull here” tab.
Put the roll of bills and notes in an old tissue box, or a box with a slit cut in it, with the tab sticking out.
Money Giving Idea #3: Tuck Cash Inside of Small, Cheap Toys
Imagine the surprise when a child opens up a cheap dinosaur egg or some other silly toys and finds a $20 bill inside!
That would be an awesome surprise for any kid!
Money Giving Idea #4: Place Cash Inside of Empty Play Dough Cans
Give friends the gift of real “dough” by placing money inside of empty play dough cans.
Make sure you leave a note about “dough” for extra, punny giggles!
Money Giving Idea #5: Get the animals involved!
Wrap up gift cards in decorative boxes and have animal figurines “deliver” them.
Cute idea, right?!
Thanks to A Beautiful Mess for this idea!
Creative Ways to Give Cash As a Gift
Money Giving Idea #6: Try Packing Cash With Bubble Gum
Place cash inside a plastic bag and hide it in a jar that’s filled with Bubblegum.
The money will be hidden. Add a tag that says “Don’t blow it all in one place”.
Check out Passions for Savings for more ideas like this!
Money Giving Idea #7: Create a Money Note Pad
Kids will;l be wondering if the money is actually real with this creative, gift-giving idea!
Visit What Mommy Does for details!
Money Giving Idea #8: Give the Gift of Green
Everyone needs more green!
Gift recipients will love this play on words and enjoy the tongs and salad bowl later!
A Girl and a Glue Gun came up with this fun idea!
Money Giving Idea #9: Let it Snow Money!
Give gift cards inside a DIY snow globe!
Check out Hip2Save for this amazing idea!
Fun Ways to Give Cash As a Gift
Money Giving Idea #10: Give Ornaments that Hide Cash
These are super cute! You can print them out here.
And you can even hide these on the Christmas tree for a Christmas scavenger hunt idea!
Money Giving Idea #11: Make a Money Tree
This is perfect for Christmas!
Money Giving Idea #12: Make a Creative Money Card
Make your own card to tuck money inside of.
Money Giving Idea #13: Stash Cash Inside a Pizza Box
My friends and kids would LOVE pizza for a gift (ha!), but this cash idea is genius!
Funny Ways to Give Money as a Gift
Money Giving Idea #14: Money on Hangers
Such a cute idea for recipients who love to shop for clothes!
Find out the simple instructions here.
Money Giving Idea #15: Speak to Their Sweet Tooth
Eat your favorite box of chocolates and then tuck money inside!
See the full details and the genius behind this idea here!
Money Giving Idea #16: Frame it for Emergencies
A cute, creative way to give someone emergency money.
Click here for instructions.
Money Giving Idea #17: Grab Some Tissues
And some more…until the box is empty!
Then, create this tissue box that keeps giving MONEY!
Money Giving Idea #18: A Simple Jar of Money
Grab a cute jar and add money.
Remind the recipient to keep filling it BACK up as they spend I so it never runs out! :)
HOW WILL YOU GIVE MONEY OR GIFT CARDS AS A GIFT?
Let us know!