Still unsure about Christmas gifts this year? Don’t want to face the hectic Christmas shopping crowds and endure a migraine headache? Want a gift you know they need and will appreciate? Don’t want to give something that they’re return or will sit in their closet collecting dust? You can never go wrong with the gift of money! And, if you’re going to give it, why not give it creatively? This article is a supplement to “Creative Ways to Give Money as a Christmas Gift.” Here are some unique and fun ways to give money as a Christmas gift.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #1: Money Ball Ornament
This is a festive way to give cash to someone. If you visit www.makingfriends.com/gifts/dollar_ornament.htm, you will find the directions on how to make a money ball ornament. You can make it for less that $20. (Or if you want to include higher denominations, you can do that as well.) It’s adorable, and makes a very sweet gift. For an added twist, include some $2.00 bills in it.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #2: Money Roses
This is definitely a little different, and while you won’t able to smell these roses it will be a very lovely git. For directions on how to creative money roses go to this web site: www.craftathome.com/Instructional/moneyroses.html. They’ll be so pretty the recipient won’t want to unravel them, well almost won’t want to.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #3: Money Origami
There are a plethora of different ways you can fold money to give it as a gift. Google “money origami” to learn of different things you can create including a spider, butterfly, frog and more. if you search on eBay, you can even buy money that has already been folded.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #4: Money Wrapping Paper
For this idea, you will need to give them a separate gift. (Although, I guess you could just use an empty box.) I recommend a book. You will create money wrapping paper by taping the dollar bills together with tape. Be sure you use good quality tape that will not ruin the money. It is probably a good idea to test the money with your tape to ensure that it does not damage the bills.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #5: Put it In a Fake Book Safe
This is a two-for-one gift. You can give them a money safe that looks like a fake book and fill it with some money. Search on eBay or google “Fake book safe” to purchase one.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #6: Money Plant
This is a spin-off of a money tree. Buy a nice plant, preferable one that survives well without alot of work but is still attractive looking. Attach the money with paper clips to the plant, being careful not to damage the leaves. It’s a fun way to give someone money!
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #7: In a Really Cute Piggy Bank
Okay, this one isn’t the most creative idea, but its adorable. This is perfect for kids. Purchase a really creative piggy bank. (Google “piggy bank” for some ideas.) This is perfect for younger children.
Creative Way to Give Money as a Christmas Gift #8: Put it in a Toy Truck
Roll the money up like logs (perhaps using rubber bags to make sure they stay), and place the money in the back of a toy truck. It’s a unique idea with a fun twist. This one is perfect for little boys.
If none of these work for you, be sure to read “Creative Ways to Give Money as a Christmas Gift.”
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Enjoy!