Every year we give money as gifts at Christmas. With some people being hard to buy for. it can get pretty frustrating , 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, like that sweater you think is perfect but is so NOT. I searched the web and found so many cute and creative ideas appropriate for Christmas gift giving.
I searched the web and found so many cute and creative ideas appropriate for Christmas gift giving. Here is just a sampling of what I found. I know I’ll be trying some of these cute ideas.
From Then She Made, this is a version of a money tree in a Christmas tree shape. It looks cute in a red pot and even has a star on top. It doesn’t look too difficult either. That’s always good!
Here’s another Christmas tree on a home made card featured at Stephanie Lynn. She shares more great ideas on giving money at her site.
Over at Hog Wild About Stamping I found this cute wreath. It looks to be made from 15 ten dollar bills. Yes please, but I wouldn’t want to take it apart.
This star shaped fold looks pretty impressive. You can find the directions and a video tutorial at Hand Made Gifts Made Easy. You’ll hear plenty of oohs and aahs over this one.
From How About Orange, how about a shirt for your best guy, uncle, son, dad or grandpa? It’s sure to put a grin on his face.
Mom and dad or grammie and gramps would probably like this. I think it’s a great idea to give to any couple. Also from HomeMade Gifts made Easy.
Money Origami shows you how to make a cute little box to hold a special treasure….or more $$$ maybe.
If you don’t think you could master the art of folding money into shapes, here are some ideas for you.
This idea is from The Seasonal Home, she used a cheap umbrella and added money. Surprise! I happen to love this idea!
From Photo Place, 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. 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)))