I personally don’t think it’s a bad idea to give money as a gift. After all, if you can’t give a tropical vacation, what else do people really want anyway?
A gift of moolah doesn’t have to be impersonal. It’s all about presentation when it comes to personalizing a gift of green. Dressing up some cash will ensure the person who gets it will know you care enough to have thought their gift through.
I found this idea on a blog called email@example.com when I was browsing through Pinterest for gift ideas. I made it my own by wandering through the craft store to find unique items I could use.
This gift is especially good for a man or boy. Aren’t men and boys awful to shop for? I think this one’s a winner and it not only allows you to bestow a little jing-a-ling upon them, but uses food as well, which is always a welcome thing in the man department.
First, you take six Three Musketeers bars, stack them up, and secure them with a little invisible tape like so.
Cut a wide strip of blue scrap book paper and a slightly smaller strip of red paper. Affix them around the candy bars with more tape.
Stick your wad of dough between the two strips of paper, leaving it hanging out a bit. Hmm, that sentence sounded a little questionable-pardon me.
Tie some matching ribbon around the bars and the paper. I love this ribbon I found at TJ MaXX of all places.
I found these adorable vintage type labels at the craft store.
I used these along with a pre-cut gift tag and some retro type writer keys to make this cute tag.
I tied it onto the gift using some twine.
Isn’t that just cute?
Don’t worry if you can’t find the labels or the type writer keys. I went into the store not really in search of a particular thing and just happened to find those. There are a hundred other options you could use to make this gift special for the person it’s for.
You could try a different color scheme using any candy bar you can think of. The possibilities are endless. Best of all, this takes about ten minutes to make and can be adorned with a few bucks or a big pile of clams, depending on your budget. It would be a cute gift for your child to take to a birthday party or to give as a Father’s day treat.