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Gift cards give the freedom to choose!
Here are a few thought starters on “who” and “how” to use gift cards!
- Incentive Programs for Employees
- Holiday Stocking Stuffer
- To respond to Random Acts of Kindness
- Fund Raisers
- Retirement, Birthdays and Anniversary’s
- Give a Thank You to your hair stylist, mail carrier, or child's teacher
- Client or Customer Appreciation gift
- Sweet 16 Birthday and your child just got their license! The car needs gas, right?
- Just Because You're You
- Wedding Gift - Honeymoons cost money!
Gift cards have a reputation for being easy, one-size-fits-all gifts for everyone on your list and to make them more fun for your recipients, put a little extra effort into the wrapping and presentation by providing innovative ways to give gift cards. You don't have to spend a lot to do it, you just have to get creative and add a personal touch.
We've put together a few ideas for personalizing your gift cards.
1. Gas Card: I don’t know anyone who would turn down gas money — and you can make it a little more creative by filling a 5 gallon bucket with things like: car air fresheners, car wash certificates, car cleaning supplies, windshield washer fluid, etc.
2. Full Size Candy Bar or Jar of Candy: Wrap some pretty paper around a full-size candy bar. Include a pocket that contains a gift card and a message that reads something like "treat yourself”. Another idea is to place loose candy in a jar and stuff the card down inside and seal up.
3. Boxed in: Given the tiny size of a gift card, be deceptive and wrap it in a large appliance size box (think: refrigerator!) with successively smaller boxes inside. Or think of your "victim's" least favorite item, such as fruitcake, and wrap the card inside.
4. Don't be puzzled: Confound your recipient with one of the puzzle containers from Mag-Nif. The Gift Card Maze and Money Maze both hold gift cards and are guaranteed to keep your loved one busy solving the puzzle to get to the present.
5. Twelve Days of Christmas: Twelve heirloom quality gift boxes that are gift-card sized can help you create a tradition in your family of opening one present on each of the 12 Days of Christmas The boxes can be hung on your tree as ornaments after they are opened.
6. Frame it: It's so simple, but framing a gift card is two presents in one. For someone who loves to hang photos of loved ones around the house, a frame from you will always be appreciated.
7. Take that old record off the shelf: For people who still remember and love old records, find a favorite artist's album in your local thrift store and tape a gift card to the center of the record. Replace the record in the album sleeve, wrap and presto! Instant nostalgia.
8. Card case: Pick a nice business card case and tuck a (perfectly sized) gift card inside -- they'll use it throughout the year and think of you!.
9. Favorite “Junk Food”: Give a gift card wrapped up with the package wrapping from their favorite potato chip bag, snack food. The list is endless.
11. Coupons! Make a cute coupon book and include the gift card as one of the “coupons”.
12. Gift In A Can (This is fun, but you must have time and patience)
First, use the touchless can opener to remove the BOTTOM of the can. Don’t take off the top or you’ll ruin it. Dump out contents in a bowl (or eat now if you’re hungry). Wash the can out well. Once it’s clean and dry put your gift inside. I like to also add confetti (that I make with colored paper and my shredder) or tissue paper. Once the can is full of the goodies you want to give as gifts it’s time to seal it up. This process took me a few times to get it just right. The key here is patience. First put a line of craft glue all around the top (well, it’s actually the bottom) of the can. Then sit the lid back on. Carefully sit a heavy object on top of the can and let it sit for several hours. I usually let mine sit overnight. After several hours, take a look at your can. Are there any spaces around the lid where there isn’t glue? If so, use your craft glue and fill in those spots. Let it dry again. DON’T mess with the can while it’s drying or this will end up being a very frustrating project for you. Once the can is dry you can attach pretty paper around the can using glue or double sided tape (I like to use double sided tape so I don’t have to wait for more glue to dry) or just leave it like it is. Sometimes I like to pretty it up (the recipient can use it as a pencil holder after they’ve removed the gift) and sometimes I like to leave it as is. It’s so funny to see people’s faces when you hand them a can of peaches. Is there really something in there? Will a snake jump out at them? Everyone will really enjoy it. Yes, it takes patience to make, but it’s worth it!