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Gift certificates are very popular at this time of year but don't just give one in a boring envelope. If it's for a magazine subscription, cut out pages from that publication and size down with a scanner to make a little booklet. Then wrap in a pretty box.
If you are giving a restaurant subscription, maybe attach it to an ad from that business, or make something to attach it to, then you will be giving two gifts that can be wrapped beautifully instead of just placing an envelope beneath the tree.
Get creative. The possibilities are endless and would take very little time but will mean so much more!
By Patti from Holyoke, CO
I give alot of gift certificates, too. If it is a restaurant, I try to print a menu from the Internet.
I may even suggest a theme, like date night and add a few small items like Dentenye Ice and suggest they have a cool time. etc.
When I give a gift cert to a restaurant of fast food I ask for a package like a happy meal box or starbucks cup to tuck the card into. Its cute, people who see these under the tree know they are getting a g c from me and it is easier to keep track of during the unwrapping frenzy where it could more easily get thrown out.