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6 Creative DIY Ways to Give Money as a Christmas Gift

MONEY 2.jpgWith Christmas right around the corner, it can be a bit of a challenge to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. It’s almost tempting to just place money in a card and “call it a day.” But giving money as a gift doesn’t have to be boring – here are 6 creative ways to give cash this Christmas!

Money Ornament

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Find a clear, plastic ornament at the Dollar store, and fill with dollar bills. Write the recipients’ name on the ornament, and hang on the tree – dual purpose!

Christmas M&M Jar

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Put the cash gift in a small box, and place the box in a clear jar. Pour red and green M&M’s in the jar, until the box is covered and the jar is full. Tie with a bow – done!

Money Baton

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Tightly roll dollar bills in a Hershey Kisses Christmas baton. Stuff with candy and decorate as desired! This is a great way to repurpose these otherwise useless batons.

Cash Frame

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Find a nice, inexpensive picture frame. Place one dollar amount in the frame ($10, $20, $50 etc.) This can be wrapped and placed under the tree with other presents, and the recipient will receive a dual gift – a frame and cash!

Box of Money

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Empty a box of chocolates, and fill the wrappers with money instead. You can use a mixture of coin and dollar bills. You get the chocolate, the recipient gets cash. Everybody wins!

Money Balloons

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Buy a pack of balloons at the dollar store (preferably green and red, for Christmas!) and fill half with confetti, and the other half with confetti & cash. Inflate the balloons only half way, so they are small enough to fit in a box. Place the balloons in the box along with a note that reads “Pop the balloons one by one, and you’ll be sure to find some fun!” The recipient will be pleasantly surprised to find their cash prize for popping all of the balloons, and your family/friends will have fun watching!

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