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.
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?