When it comes to giving money as a gift, simply handing over an envelope is about as boring as it gets. Use these clever money gift ideas to give money gifts in a way that’s both fun to give and to receive!
While nearly everyone appreciates a cash gift, giving cash always comes off as a little boring and impersonal. That’s probably because no one has ever tried these amazing money gift ideas!
A card in an envelope… everyone knows what’s there. Cold hard cash. While receiving money as a gift isn’t anything to ever complain about, an envelope of money is just plain boring and makes the recipient think you didn’t spend any time on them (because you didn’t!).
Let that special person in your life know that you care by using one of these creative ways to give money in a way that shows you know and care for them. Can you imagine trying to take some of these apart to actually use the cash?
These ideas will make money gift ideas fun for both the giver and the recipient!
Fun & Clever Money Gift Ideas for Any Occasion
If you’re looking for more creative ways to give money, use one of these must-try money gift ideas!
No matter what, we guarantee that they’re a lot more fun to receive than getting a greeting card.
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Nothing Says “Love” Like Some Dough
For college students, nothing says “I love you” like the gift of cash. Put it in a pizza box for a big surprise, and I guarantee you’ll love the expression on their face when they open it up!
Perfect For a Wedding Gift
Going to a wedding? Start a “stache” jar (get it… stash?) for the couple. Then the jar is perfect to use afterwards for cookies, a coin jar, a candy jar, or even a fun decor piece.
A folded money wardrobe is a fun idea for a teen girl for graduation or birthdays! Use floral wire to make easy “hangers”. If you’re giving to a boy, there is a tutorial for a cute shirt and necktie.
Be a Star
If money origami in the shape of a dress or shirt doesn’t seem like a good fit, how about an interlocking star? At least you’ll feel like a star after you put this together!
I’m loving these origami ideas. If you have a small wrapped gift to give, add a fun surprise to it with a money rosette. Isn’t it gorgeous?
Forget the Envelope
Envelopes are so overdone and boring. 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 for a real surprise!
A Chocolate Box of Money
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.
Give a Money Tree
Now you, too, can finally have that money tree you’ve always dreamed of. Love the idea of a pretty money topiary in a flower pot as a fun money gift idea.
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Hide it in Something Ordinary
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.
Fun Money Gift Box
If you’re looking for fun ways to give money, look no further. Wrap a tissue box, and stuff money inside.
This works just as well for during the winter holidays… Keep them guessing by adding a little weighty object in the bottom of the box. 😉
Make Them Work For it
How about money gift ideas for birthdays? 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.
Confetti Money Balloons
Here’s a different money balloon idea that you’ll love. Add some confetti in there, too for a real celebratory vibe.
Make a Money Lei
How about gifting that tropical island feel with a money lei? It’s easy to make and looks unique and incredible!
Make a Money Wreath
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. Here’s a quick and fun way to give any amount of cash as a gift.
Christmas Money Tree
Need money gift ideas for Christmas? Take the money tree idea and make it holiday-themed with this cute Christmas money tree.
A Hidden Surprise
Imagine their surprise! They think they’re getting a jar of candy, but there’s a hidden gift they’ll love in the middle.
A Little Extra Dough
Couldn’t we all use a little extra dough now and then? This couldn’t be an easier creative way to give money!
Fun Ways to Give Money For Any Occasion
There are occasions, like graduations, where the gift of money is natural and appropriate. It’s even what’s expected.
There are other times, however, when gifting money is what would be most helpful and appreciated, like when your college student just needs some gas money.
Then there are those time when you simply have no idea what to get a person so you give them the ultra versatile gift of cash.
Whatever the case may be, put some thought into it and try using one of these creative money gift ideas. With just a little time and effort, you can make it a gift they’ll remember for years to come.