Sometimes the best gift is money. But, placing a $20 bill in a card is so boring! Whether you need a graduation gift idea, something for a birthday or a Christmas money gift, these ideas will work perfectly! Check out all of these fun ways to give money!
When it comes to giving gifts to teens, money is usually at the top of their list. And, let’s face it, that is simpler than trying to find them something they want!
However, if you are at all like me, I don’t always like to just slide cash into a card and sign my name. I want to make it something fun and unique.
I took to see what I could find and/or create myself to turn the cash into something fun. I’ve tracked down 18 ideas – and even included two of my own money gift ideas.
You will find that most of these are geared towards graduation, but with a few changes of the wording or colors, and you can use them for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings…anytime you want to give someone the gift of money!
CREATIVE WAYS TO GIVE MONEY
A creative way to give a “money pizza” from Making Memories with your Kids
This is a cake that won’t add any calories to your diet! Get the instructions on how to make a money cake (it is easier than you realize.
A cute idea for giving money is to make a money tree topiary! You can get the instructions over at Sugar Bee Crafts.
What better gift for graduation and a box of “dollar diplomas!” (via STL Dispatch)
Don’t “blow” it all in one place! A clever gift idea to give money to just about anyone! Get the instructions from Good Housekeeping.
This is a clever gift idea! In case of emergency – break glass! No creative skills required to make this one!
This funny money gift idea will make the recipient work to get their cash! (Wouldn’t this be the perfect graduation gift idea?!!) (idea courtesy of Runt of the Web)
There is nothing quite like “cold hard cash!” Isn’t this a funny money gift idea?!? (Courtesy of ShortStopBlog)
College students will need quarters for vending machines and laundry — so this water bottle full of quarters would make a great graduation gift!
Another really cute idea is this money light bulb! The future DOES look bright! (via Good Housekeeping)
Money balloons! Pop the balloons and claim the cash inside!
What a sneaky way to give someone money! Grab a box of crayons and wrap each with a dollar bill. Add a coloring book in the package and they’ll have no idea they get money — until they open the box! (Source: Esmaloda)
A money box — is the gift that gifts bill after bill!
Make them work for it! A money maze box will make them use their brain before they get their gift of cash or a gift card. Order one HERE.
A creative money gift idea for Christmas, graduation or a birthday is an empty chocolate box — filled with cash!
Make a money lei! Your graduate may not get a trip to Hawaii…but at least they’ll feel like it!
Who doesn’t love a little “dough” as a gift?!
Grab a bottle and make a money soda!
Give them a money book!
Flowers always make someone feel special — especially when they sprout bills!
Make a fun chain as a graduation money gift!
Money and candy bottles work for kids, tweens, and teens!!
Get your fold on by making all sorts of Origami shapes out of bills! Get an Origami book and get creative — order one HERE!
If you feel really ambitious this money rosette would be awesome to make!
Fortune cookies are super easy to make and so much fun!
Create a money notepad for the grad or a birthday!