I can’t speak for all families, but in mine, there’s definitely a stigma about gift cards. They may be fast, easy and convenient, but they can also be a little impersonal. On the other hand, gift cards are often the best option for people who have everything, or are just plain picky. So how do you make a gift card personal? With unique and creative wrapping, of course!
We’ve combed the internet to find you clever wrapping techniques so you can give a gift card, but still show that you care.
Shopping for a handy man, first-time homeowners, or someone who’s just looking to spruce up a room? While you’re at the home improvement store, pick up a small paint can and two paint strips. Sew the paint strips together, leaving an opening at the top to slip in the gift card. Attach your makeshift envelope to the paint can, and you’ve got a clever gift your loved ones will be thrilled about. Tip: If you want to do something even more special, fill the paint can with things they can use while working (nuts, bolts, screws, paintbrushes, etc.).
This one is really lovely! Turn a mason jar into a snow globe holder for your gift card; you probably already have the supplies at home! Grab a mason jar, some glitter and a few Christmas trinkets. Attach the gift card, and you’re ready to go to that Christmas party!
This one is great, especially for kids. Hide your gift card in a can with a pull-tab and have the recipient open the can to find their gift! Want to add an extra surprise? Form wire into a spiral and attach a greeting so it pops out when they open it!
Kids will have so much fun with this! Stuff a balloon with the gift card, and some candy or small toys. Tie ribbons, a “pop me” label and a safety pin to the balloon, and you’re ready to make someone’s day.
Impress your coffee lover by wrapping their gift card in a cup from the coffee shop! It’s simple and cute. Want to take it up a notch? Get them a coffee sleeve to go with it, or a new travel mug.
What’s your favorite way to wrap gift cards? Let us know in the comments below.