If you are going to give a gift of money, see if the bank can get you new bills.
For a gift, I got 2 bundles ($100.00 each) bundles of new sequential numbered dollar bills. My plan is to fluff it out in a gift box and wrap it. I call that spreading your money around! A little different than just putting two large bills in a gift card.
Crisp new money would also be good to use for a MONEY TREE.