Christmas is a beautiful festival. It’s the best time to mend relations with friends and family. Exchanging gifts is very common during the Christmas. It is a way to express how much a person or the family mean to you. But there are times when the festival is almost here and you are completely out of time to purchase a gift for your beloved one. Hence, gifting cash is a great option. It is also a good option because then a person can buy stuff of their own choice or can utilize cash in the way they want. Many times, people get gifts which they already have or gifts that are of no use, but obviously a person will not return you the gift, neither will tell you this. He or she is silently keep the gift, and maybe pass it on to someone else. This is also one of the major reasons why gifting cash during festivals is always a good option.
But, doesn’t it look a bit weird, awkward or socially crude to just hand over the bills? Well, duh, yes! Therefore, we have come up with some fun and thoughtful ideas by which you can show-off your creative prowess and give cash as a Christmas Gift.
The most common way to gift cash is to take holiday envelopes and put cash in it along with a hand-written Christmas message and gift it. This is indeed the most common way of gifting cash to anyone, if you cannot think of anything else. But hey, before you go ahead with this plain old simple way of gifting cash during this beautiful Christmas time, check out the list of most creative ways to give cash as Christmas gifts below!
Creative Ways to Give Cash as Christmas Gifts:
- Pizza Box
As cheesy as it sounds, delivering the cash in a pizza box is creative, fun and absolutely a perfect idea to gift cash. You can roll the sides; add a few coins to make the bills stay put inside the box. Add a cool message and your gift box is ready.
Cash in a pizza box is also an amazing idea for kids. Apart from the cash and coins, you can put some chocolates, candies or even a real pizza inside the box. If you are keeping a real pizza in the pizza box, then you can wrap the cash in a transparent sheet and stick it on the inside of the box.
- Book of Money
This is a classic Martha Stewart idea for the Bibliophiles. If you have a friend or a family member who loves reading books but you have no clue about the preferred genre or the bucket list of that person, then you can make a book of cash with the help of funky cardboards and put some cash they could use to buy books. How amazing is that? The moment the receiver of the gift opens the book, instead of pages he or she will find cash and woah! What a delight that would be!
To make it even more interesting, you can take a printout of any famous or classic novel and paste it on the cover this book that you made. It will add-on to the charm of the book and will surely leave the receiver of the gift, surprised.
- Clear Balloons
This is a very cute idea and suits best for the kids. Simply, roll some bills to some them look like small cylindrical shapes as shown in the photo. Take a clear balloon and fill it with glitter paper cuttings in hexagonal shapes and put the wad of bills as well. Fill it with air and tie colourful ribbons at the mouth of the balloon. You can also put some toffees or candies in it as well. Kids love to pop the balloon and get stuff from it. This is even good for adults. You can take a bunch of balloons and put cash and glitter in it and your balloon full of cash is ready!
Tip: If you are not getting a transparent balloon, then you can always take coloured balloon but then, make sure that you tell the people to pop it in front of you or you hint them that there is something inside the balloon, so that they don’t just think of it as a normal glitter filled balloon and ignore it and the cash gets wasted.
- Coin Candy Rolls
For this we require a lot of coins. Keep 8 to 10 coins on one another and wrap a decorating paper around it. It must be large enough to exceed the ends and carefully wrap the yarn; candy stripes and other decorate threads around it. Attach everything with double sided tape and seal the end. Finish it off by wounding a cellophane paper around it.You can also use notes to wrap on the coin candy instead of using the craft paper.
- Cash Christmas Wreath
Wreath are a popular gift and décor item during Christmas. So, how about a Christmas Wreath decorated in cash? Isn’t it perfect gift ever? Fold your bills in the shape of a wreath and attach a striking red bow on top of it. You can also decorate with other blingy objects like Christmas tree decorative balls, bells and glitter sheets, as per your preference and availability of the material.
You will also be needing a base on which, you will be able to stick the cash. You can use, either use a cardboard or you can get a raw wreath from a nearby craft store for the same. Another way to make a wreath is to use a foam roll. Cash can easily be pinned on the foam and it’s light weighted easy to carry as well.
- Money Filled Christmas Ornament
During the Christmas, market is full of beautiful Christmas ornaments. These ornaments are used for home décor and Christmas tree decoration. You can get creative and gift Christmas ornaments with cash filled inside it. Take a transparent ball and fill it with wads of bill and some glitter sprinklers for decoration.Make sure you do it very carefully as most of the Christmas ornaments are made up of glass. There are some ornaments that are made of colourful plastic and fibre too, you can use it as well but then if you are taking a printed or colourful ornament, don’t forget to hint the receiver about the cash in it.
- Christmas M&M Mason Jar
Mason jars are used for various DIY and craft purposes. Fill the Mason jar with M&Ms and put a colourful cylindrical shaped cardboard inside it where you can stuff the cash you want to gift. This is an inexpensive, fun and creative way to gift cash during Christmas. Everyone loves M&M and obviously, cash. What a delightful surprise it will be if someone opens a mason jar expecting it just to have M&M candies, but find a stash of cash in it. If M&Ms are not available at your place, you can put in nutties chocolate balls or gems as well.
- A Chocolate Box of Money
To make a chocolate box of money, all you need is an empty box, decorative papers, and glue and paper candy liners. In the box, after decorating, stick the paper candy liners and put cash (bills and coins) inside it. And your customized Chocolate Box of Money is ready in minutes. This is a suitable Christmas gift for adults as well as kids. Different types of money kept in a chocolate box will indeed be a delight for anyone who get it.
- Rolling In the Dough
Take a rolling pin and wrap the bills around it with a tape so that it can come off easily. Once you are done, wrap it in cellophane paper and tie red ribbons on both the ends. And your Christmas gift cash is ready in half an hour. With this gift idea, the receiver will get cash as well as a useful kitchen item to use. This is a perfect Christmas gift for women and couples.
- Ornament Money Holder
On decorative papers, cut out the shapes of ornament front (pocket) pattern and adorn them with glitters and ribbons. Inside the pockets you made, put the cash and use a ribbon on top for hanging. This is the easiest idea in our list. You just need some gift papers, ribbons and cash. To make it look even prettier, you can use glitter pen to write beautiful Christmas wishes and stick pretty stickers on it.
- Surprise Snowball
There are 2 ways to make a surprise snowball. First way to make surprise snowball is using a toy box and a crepe paper. You will simply need a few small toy box or Christmas decoration, cash for gifting and a roll of 150′ feet of white crepe paper. Put the money inside a toy and keep on wrapping the crepe paper until it turns into a ball of white snow.
Another way to create a surprise snowball is to take thermos-col balls also known as foam balls and a sheet of bubble-wrap. Take the cash and make a roll of it using a rubber band. Now make a potli (ball shape) from the bubble-wrap sheet and put the cash as well as the thermos-col balls in it. Fill it until it takes the shape of a ball. Seal the ball using a ribbon, a tape or a rubber band and voila, your surprise snowball is ready!
- Money Tree Origami
A Money Tree Origami is very easy to make and you can easily find the tutorial anywhere on the internet. Not only it looks cute and decorative, it is surely one of the most creative ways to gift cash on this holiday season. If someone is spiritual in nature, this money tree is a perfect idea for that person as people who are spiritually inclined and practise law of attraction, feng-shui or symbolism take money tree very seriously and believe that if they get any gift which is directly or indirectly related to a tree means that it will bring abundance and good luck in their lives. Not just people who are spiritually inclined but also in-general, people will love this as tree is a symbol of growth.
Obviously, you are giving a tree of cash, who is not going to love it?
- Floral Money Tree
In our previous idea, I share a simple origami tree made up of cash money. This is slight creative form of that idea. Instead of putting money in a simple way, you can make flowers and make a tree of it. Start folding the bills on alternate sides and put a bobby pin through it to make it hold. Then fan the sides and stick the pin inside the Styrofoam cone to make it look like a Christmas tree of floral cash on it. The picture below explains it all well. You can also decorate this cute Christmas tree made of cash with little stars and weightless Christmas ornaments.
- Christmas Star Money
Christmas star is quite famous and everyone gets at least one Christmas star for the decoration during Christmas. Why not to make a star of money and gift it? Simple, fold the money in the shape of a Christmas star in the style of an origami and your unique gift of cash is ready in minutes before visiting the friends and family. Additionally, you can put a ribbon on top of it as a holder of the star. How pretty is that! Though, for this idea covering the star with a gift paper is not required but still if you want to cover it up, then you can use a transparent cellophane sheet to cover it up.
- With Strings Attached
This unique gift of cash comes with a few fun time rules and directions. The idea is absolutely joyous and best for gifting cash to your friends. You simply need to take a paper, write a beautiful Christmas poem or message in it. Then take the cash and put strings on it to tie all of it together, like a bunch. Tuck the bunch of cash on your paper and done. Wrap this in a beautiful gift paper and your Christmas gift is ready. Apart from the poem or message, you can also write a letter for the person and express how to feel along with some good wishes for the person and the family.
- Money Wrapped Candy Bars
The combination of cash and candy is delicious and a great way to gift cash to the younger ones in the family. So, here you simply need to take handful of candy bars or chocolates, and instead of wrapping it with a gift-wrapping paper, wrap it using cash! Wrap a red and green ribbon or Christmas star or bells along with it to make it look like a holiday appropriate gift. And yes, don’t forget to tell them that it’s a real cash and not a designer gift-wrapping paper.
- Dollar Bill Wallet
Isn’t it a great idea to give cash in a wallet made out of cash? Well, this Christmas try out by making a wallet with a cardboard and some bills. This is another of the unique ideas for gifting cash without making it look crude or uneasy. Now here’s the trick. Either you can take a new wallet and wrap it with a money or you can make a paper wallet and put money on and in it. You can also decorate it as shown in the photo or you can use ribbons and bows to decorate it.
- Money Flower Bouquet
In one of our previous ideas, we share how to make a floral Christmas tree. This is another idea that is quite similar to that one. Simply, make small origami flowers with the bills you want to gift someone. Put all the flowers on a stick and stick it inside a flower vase (which you can DIY as well); and your easy-peasy money flower bouquet is ready in minutes. If the vase is of glass or transparent in nature, you can fill it with confetti, ornaments or glitter balls. You can also replace the tradition case with a paper-cone, a basket or even a cool coffee mug.
- Money Candle Card
Money candle card is very easy to make. Simply, take a blank card and decorate it according to the holiday season. You can also buy a beautiful Christmas card but we suggest you to make one from your own. Once you card is ready, now roll the bills and stick a twine inside it to make it look like a candle. Attach them on the card and it is ready in less than an hour.Don’t forget to write cute Christmas messages and wishes inside the card, in case you are going to send a handmade card.
- Graduation Gift Box
This can be for a Christmas gift as well when you are gifting someone who has just graduated. In a simple box, paste a black graduation cap top and put your money inside it. For the box, you can take any box of small or medium size for the same. The cap of the box can be turned into a graduation cap using a black craft paper and a yellow or white ribbon. If your box has empty space, then you can either put a lot of confetti in it to fill it up, or you can out candies, toffees and chocolates as well.
- Lucky Lollipops
Like you make flowers, you can make lollipops as well. Use bills of cash to make floral lollipop sticks as shown in the picture and put them inside a Styrofoam base. Decorate with colourful papers, ribbons and glitter stripes to make it look enticing for the kids. You can also put some real lollipops, just to make sure that the kid does not get disappointed after seeing only cash, because we all know most of the times, parents keep the cash or put it in kid’s piggy bank!
- Straw Stash
This is an easy idea. You just need to take a box and fill it with colourful straws. Take these colourful straws and cut them into small pieces. Roll cash bills together. Put the cash bills and fill the box with colourful straw cuttings andyour gift box to gift money in a unique way on this holiday season is ready. Don’t forget to cover the box with a gift-wrapping paper. For colourful straws, you can get it in a nearby craft store or a stationary shop.
- Bubble Gum Money Jar
This gift is particularly for the kids. Like we made for M&Ms, this one is for bubble gums. Fill a jar with bubble gum candy and stash a bill of cash inside. This is another cute and distinctive idea of gifting cash for Christmas. Hide the cash in between gums and see that smile of the kid when they find it upon opening the jar. You can even give this to adults, if the person loves to eat bubble gums. But this idea only works, if you have bubble gum balls. Although, you can put bubble gum bars also in the box, but then it will change the entire look of the gift jar. So, we recommend you to get colourful bubble gum balls for this.
- French Fries Cash Gift
Who does not love French fries? And when inside the fries’ box, it’s cash, wouldn’t be a major delight? You simply need to take an empty French fries box from the McDonalds and stack it up with bills by rolling them. This would be the perfect way to gift cash for a family member or friend who is a big-time foodie.If you have no time to visit McDonalds to get the French fries box then you can make one. You will need a red colour gift paper, cardboard and yellow paint. You can make an exact replica of McDonalds French fries box using these items.
- Fortune Cookie Cash Gift
A cute fortune cookie with a bill of cash? This is definitely an idea you should try for this Christmas and it will surely bring you good luck. You can keep this fortune cookie is a beautiful box and cover it with pretty craft papers. It should look rich and make the person feel lucky upon getting it. To make it even more interesting, put small little note inside the cash bill fortune cookie and write something like, hope this adds up to your ever-increasing abundance or May this Christmas be full of cash and wealth!
Ain’t these creative ways to gift cash during Christmas so amazing? We hope this post surely help you in deciding how you are going to gift cash this Christmas.
Here are some tips from us that you must keep in mind before gifting cash to someone:
- Make sure you tell the person that all this is real cash and they should not mistake it with a cash-designed gift paper.
- If you are sending these cash gifts via post, then make sure you check all the rules about sending out cash via post in your country as most of the courier companies and postal services have certain limitations.
- You can always add cute little cards and messages along with your gift, to give it a personal touch and make it look for generous
- For kids’ gifts, make sure you ask the kid to open in front of you, so that they are able to open the gift properly and prevent tearing of the cash bill, because you might use tapes and pins to create these gifts. If not in front of you, then inform the parents or guardians about the same.
- You can add some gifts with these cash gifts, but we suggest you not to put in any extra expensive item when you are always giving cash. Although, it is always sweet to add some candies, chocolates and cards.
- As this is going to be a Christmas gift, make sure you keep the colour combinations of decoration and wrapping papers in greens, reds, golden and silvers. These combinations are perfect for Christmas.
We really hope you enjoyed scrolling through these amazing and creative ideas to gift cash during Christmas. Always remember, when it comes to creative gifting, sky is the limit. You can also personalise the gift item by adding your signature style and some cash in it. Don’t forget to pin our ideas and bookmark our site for future reference. And yes, share!