Creative Ways to Give Money as a Gift

September 12, 2013

I send holiday money gifts to my nephews who live a couple states away.  I am always trying to find fun stuff. The first year was the best!  


I sent $100 in ones.  I got a large box (watch out for shipping cost, or get a smaller box) and a ton of old magazines or news paper.  Tear out and crumble up each page of a magazine and throw in box. I used about 7 magazines to get the desired fullness.  Then I crumbled each $1 bill up and threw it in the box.  Then stir it all up so they have to SEARCH for all of them and then uncrincle each one! haha. It's also funny because they have to work together.  

Wanna drive them crazy? I thought about putting an odd number of dollar bills in like $43 or $98 haha.  They will keep looking for the last couple dollars!

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November 15, 2005

For a great gift to a teenager, go the to bank and ask if they have any uncirculated dollar bills. I think that I used 50 one dollar bills...

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December 2, 2009

Small fabric bag to hold cash or a gift card that the recipient can then hang on the tree as an ornament.

Money bags used to give Christmas cash.

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August 31, 2015

When my grandson was 10 years old he loved fireworks every Memorial Day, Fourth of July, etc. So for his September Labor Day birthday I did the following.


I took 10 toilet paper rolls and put a five dollar bill in each one.

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September 12, 2013

You will need a large box, balloons and money: $1 or $5 bills. Roll your bills up and put them into the balloon. Blow a little air in and knot it.

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May 20, 2012

Buy socks that match the grad's school colors. Roll one inside and fill with $1s, $5s, $10s or whatever you'd like. It will be 2 gifts in one. Tie colorful ribbons or balloons, etc. for a festive look.

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April 23, 2012

My hubby and I usually give $50.00 to our nieces and nephews when they graduate from high school. I usually take 50 $1.00 bills and make a chain like we used to make with gum wrappers.


I don't tell them how to take the chain apart, they have to figure that out for themselves.

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January 4, 2005

If you are going to give a gift of money, see if the bank can get you new bills.

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April 13, 2011

I am looking for unique ways to give money to a teen boy.

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I created "financial emergency kits"...took a kids lunch box, bought bandaids from 99 cent store...opened the bandaids placed a dollar in each one closed them back up and put them in the box...also had gauze bandage package, Emptied tylenol and put money in it etc...they were a little confused but once my son figured out the bandaid ..they loved it

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October 3, 2006

I am looking for a creative way to give money.

Sharon from Asheboro, NC


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April 23, 20120 found this helpful

Look up "dollar bill origami" online and fold bills into animals or shapes. Also, you can create a "money tree" by folding dollar bills in half and pinning them to a styrofoam cone.


Insert finished cone into a flower pot and add a star to the top.

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June 17, 20120 found this helpful

I did a rubber band ball for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I took a fifty dollar bill folded it up and just started putting rubber band after rubber band around it - around a hundred or so- turned out awesome- she got a big kick out it

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November 30, 2016

This is a page about making a pizza box cash gift. Coming up with cute ways to give cash makes the gift giving and receiving more fun.

Pizza Box Cash Gift

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December 20, 2019

A fun way to gift money is to freeze it in a block of ice. Give it a try and enjoy the reaction and facial expressions.

Cold Hard Cash Gift - once frozen, to give to the recipient, run the bowl under warm water to release the ice clock

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November 25, 2020

This candy jar is a fun way to gift money in a surprising way.

A candy jar with a red bow.

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November 20, 2020

This is a simple way to give cash as a gift. You fill the spaces in a candy box with cash and give it as if it was just a normal box of chocolates.

A candy box filled with money instead of chocolate.

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November 20, 2020

Here is a simple way to make giving cash a little extra special this holiday season. During Christmastime, there are always a few different candy companies that make a storybook style candy box.


When I was a kid, I always got the Lifesavers book in my stocking.

Money inside a M&M's Storybook.

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November 20, 2020

Pez is a classic holiday candy and kids love using the dispenser. If you are looking for a way to give cash that is not simply putting it into a card, you can try this trick.

A rolled bill inside a Pez dispenser.

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