While nearly everyone appreciates a cash gift, giving cash always comes off as a little boring. A card in an envelope… everyone knows what’s there. Moolah. You don’t want the recipient to think you forgot about their special day and just hit up the dollar store and an ATM on the way to the party. You want them to know some thought went into this gift. So if you’re looking for more creative ways to gift money or possibly annoying ways to give money, try these ideas! Can you imagine trying to take some of these apart to actually use the cash? That might be worth watching too!
No matter what, we guarantee that they’re a lot more fun than getting a greeting card.
Fun & Clever Ways to Give Money for Any Occasion
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For college students, nothing says “I love you” like the gift of cash. Put it in a pizza box for a big surprise.
Going to a wedding? Start a “stache” jar (get it… stash?) for the couple!
A folded money wardrobe is a fun idea for a teen girl for graduation or birthdays! Use floral wire to make easy “hangers”.
You’re a star! At least you’ll feel like one with this origami money star.
Add a fun surprise to any gift with a money rosette. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Envelopes are so overdone. Put the money in a toilet paper tube to create a gift the recipient can unroll. Fun tip: save the largest bills for the end!
Empty a box of chocolates (by eating them, of course) and fill the wrappers with money instead. You get chocolate, and the recipient gets cash. Win-win, I say.
Love the idea of a pretty money topiary in a flower pot.
Stash the cash in something unexpected, like a chewing gum container. I wouldn’t chew the gum after it’s been mixed in with the money, though.
Cute Ideas for Giving Money for Birthdays
Wrap a tissue box, and stuff money inside. This works just as well during the winter holidays… Keep them guessing by adding a little weighty object in the bottom of the box.
Put the money in balloons that the recipient must pop in order to get the cash. This works well for gift certificates, too, and makes getting them a LOT more fun.
Here’s a different money balloon idea that you’ll love. Add some confetti in there, too.
Fun Ways to Give Money for Graduation
A money lei is traditionally used for graduation ceremonies only, in Hawaii.
How about a fun money wreath? I think this would make the perfect gift for a housewarming shower!
In case of emergency, break the glass. What a fun way to give some moolah.
Creative Ways to Give Money for Christmas Presents
Imagine their surprise! They think they’re getting a jar of candy, but there’s a hidden gift.
Here’s an option any little kid will love: a butterfly money box. That will be so fun to open!
Couldn’t we all use a little extra dough now and then?
There are occasions, like graduations, where the gift of money is natural and appropriate It’s what’s expected. There are other times when gifting money is what would be most helpful and appreciated, like when your child in college just needs some extra gas money. Then there are those time when you simply have no idea what to get a person so you give them the versatile gift of cash. Whatever the case may be, put some thought and creativity into it. Make it a gift they remember for years to come.