Unique and creative ways to give money at Christmas

Every year we give money as gifts at Christmas. With some people being hard to buy for, it can get pretty frustratin , that’s why we just give money. I know, I know, lots of people think it’s an impersonal gift but it works for us.  I think teenagers appreciate getting dollars over something  they’ll have to return. I searched the web and found so many cute and creative ideas appropriate for Christmas gift giving. This post has been edited and photos from Pinterest have been removed.

Try your hand at Origami, the art the art of folding money into shapes. A shirt shape for a guy or a flower shape for a gal.

 

A mason jar with gum balls is a fun way to hide some bucks. It doesn’t have to be candy, it could be nuts, homemade granola or even pennies. Just use a toilet paper roll in the center to hold the money.  Would your grandkids like getting a jar full of pennies? Probably not, but open it up and voila……big bucks inside!

One year I gave my grandkids a one dollar bill in a card with an apology saying that I ran out of money and was so sorry. My granddaughter gave me a disappointed look that said are you crazy?! My grandson said, “oh, it’s ok.’” I let them think that was my only gift to them  Later I remembered another gift and gave them a new unused quart paint can and a paint can opener and said I had just one other thing for them and to open the can. Inside each can were 99 crumbled up $1 bills!  That was so much fun, They were fooled and very happy unfolding and counting the money.

That’s a great Christmas memory. Do you give money gifts at Christmas?

Thanks for visiting! Debra (((xx)))

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