Thursday, 16 December 2010

How to wrap gift cards?

I have teenage grandchildren and what  do they want? Money or gift cards..
Can't say I blame them . The generation gap really shows when I buy something I think they would love and  it isn't a resounding success. Not that they say anything , one just knows.
I seem to remember some gifts I received   as a teenager that weren't just    the best est. 
Even tho I understand just giving a gift card seems  blah to me.  Yes I have made some pretty  gift card holders but still  it left me  wanting.
Decided to do a google search.Whatever did we do before google?
Found several what I think are fun ideas to disguise   money or gift cards........
These are the  3 I am trying this year.
The first is  a paper towel roll inside the money gift and filled with   butterfinger jingle bells  my granddaughters favourite  chocolate bar ;
Then   wrapped as a  Christmas Cracker .

The next is a simple ,   Santa bag holding chocolate covered pretzels  hiding  the movie  gift card   inside  behind the pretzels. This one is for my son in law.

This last idea is  from Schlosser  designs  Krispy Treats  Gift  Bags. This one I am hiding the I Tunes gift card  in the Rice Krispies bag. I wrapped the card in saran wrap to protect it.  


Tied together.

 I hope  the  little extra surprise of finding  gift cards or money make the gifts more fun to open.
I certainly  feel more satisfaction  trying to   make  this  kind of gift    a bit more special.
 Wonder if   the recipients will think I have lost my mind?


Raph G. Neckmann said...

A lovely idea, Rosemary and they look fantastic!

(Just make sure they find the gift cards ... a couple of years ago Nexi's friend hid some hand-made earrings in her present, and they got thrown out with the wrapping! Fortunately she asked 'Did you like the earrings?' and we were able to retrieve them covered in bits of porridge etc from the kitchen bin!)

Rosemary said...

Raph, thanks for the tip I will keep an eye on the cards......

Linda said...

What great ideas! I am going to use the paper towel Christmas cracker idea, to wrap up the cash I am giving my niece.

Rosanne said...

Those are some fun ways to disguise gift cards!

Rosemary said...

Linda , Hope it turns out to be fun for your neice.
Rosanne , It was fun.

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Hi Rosemary, I understand your dilemma with the gift cards totally! My son and daughter-in-law have asked for money rather than gifts and it doesn't seem as festive to just hand over cash. I think that it is a nice touch to wrap it up thoughtfully and your ideas are great. I copied out your Christmas recipes for treats. Rice crispy squares are popular in this house and the Buckeyes look intriguing. Enjoy the weekend! Jennifer

Shady Gardener said...

I think you've done a great job in being creative with gift cards as gifts. The cards will be appreciated, but the additional fun is something only you would have done! Merry Christmas to you! :-)

Rosemary said...

Jennifer, gift cards don't seem festive , Glad you are trying some of the recipes.
Shady, Hoping it will be a fun surprise.. Merry Christmas to you.