Gift cards are great for last-minute presents, especially if the recipient is hard to shop for. But sometimes gift cards are seen like you weren't creative or thoughtful. You know: "Blah."
I'm Gina Miller for CreditCards.com and if this sounds like you, listen up. I’ve got some tips on creative ways to wrap gift cards. No more blah!
The key? Once you pick a gift card, choose a theme that goes with the type of card you’re giving. Ready to get inspired? Let's go!
Your local craft store is a great place to start. There you’ll find inexpensive items that add flair to the gift card.
So here’s an idea for a female who loves jewelry. At the craft store I found a decorative box on sale that can later be used to store jewelry, plus the box is a great place to hide her gift card. I attached the card on the lid with some tape, then placed it in a simple gift bag with some colorful ribbon.
Now, maybe you have a friend taking a beach vacation. Here I purchased a gift card that can be used anywhere. I then attached it to a small packable beach basket. I included some sun protection and lotion products then decorated it with ribbons. This makes a great bon voyage gift!
For my male friend I chose a gift card to his favorite TV and electronics store. Since I know most guys never like to be too far from the TV remote, I searched for a box with a movie theme that will keep his remotes in place. Then I added some fancy cigars, and placed the gift card between the cigars. I also tried to keep this gift as masculine as possible, by using a neutral color gift bag to hold all the goodies and still add some creativity.
When I buy gift cards for children and teens, I always attach a toy, a book or some art supplies since kids and teens like gifts they can enjoy on the spot.
So think about the person you are gifting, plan a theme for the gift card, and have some fun. With a little creative packaging, you can turn gift cards from "blah" to "wow!"
I'm Gina Miller, for CreditCards.com.
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