Thursday, December 17, 2009

Packaging a GIFT CARD

Anyone else hate giving gift cards for the simple fact that the "gift-ee" doesn't get to actually OPEN anything.  Well a friend of mine called my Mom (who is also creative) and asked for some clever ways to give a gift card to her niece.  I may be biased but she came up with some REALLY great ideas!  Here you go:

Gift card ideas from Debby:
*Buy a package of gum you think they would like, put the gift card inside and then use hot glue to close the container back OR tape the gift card onto the back.  You could also tape the gift card to     a candy bar or move size box of candy
*Buy a cheap stuffed animal at the Dollar Tree and attach the gift card with a ribbon-you could use a hole punch to make a hole in the gift card envelope and then tie the ribbon to the stuffed animal.
*They have really cute plastic glasses for $1 at Wal-Mart.  Theyre clear plastic and have red and green polka dots on them-you could fill the glass with candy and stick the gift card in with the candy
*They have tons of cheap, cute little tins and boxes at the Dollar Tree that you could use
*You could buy an inexpensive ornament and attach the gift card to it with ribbon-write the name and the year on the ornament so they can keep it as a momento.  I do this with my kids and grandkids every year
*They have lip gloss for $1 at Wal-Mart-you could attach that to the gift card
*They have those $1 magic gloves just about everywhere-you could put the gift card inside one of the gloves
*Put the gift card in a plastic Ziploc bag-make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and put the giftcard inside.  Put the sandwich and a small bag of chips with a Little Debbie snack and a juice box (so it looks like a lunch).  This is my favorite idea but you would have to make the sandwich that day so it wouldnt mold or something gross but I think shed get a kick out of it!!!
OK-Im out of ideas-youre on your own. 

Thanks Mom!!!  Isn't she great?!?!?!  Hope you can use one of these- Happy Gifting!

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