5 Creative Ways to Give a Gift Card

by - Monday, December 20, 2021

 5 Creative Ways to Give a Gift Card

Christmas is ALMOST here, but oh no! You just can't decide on a gift for your niece, work bestie, or friend. No worries — everyone loves a good gift card! However, gift certificates aren't always the most exciting gift. So to help, we've made a list of creative ways to present your gift cards.

First, you need to pick the right gift card (We suggest a Marleylilly gift card 😉 You can purchase gift certificates ranging from $10 to $250 here). After purchase, you will automatically receive an email with the gift code and a cute PDF you can print to physically give the recipient. Once you print your gift card, the fun part can begin!

Gift Cards Web Page

1. Make a DIY Card Holder Ornament

We love this guide from Heart Filled Spaces! If you have some felt fabric laying around, these are a must! Just insert the printed gift card into your handmade ornament and place it on the tree. Super cute idea and it's a two-for-one deal – who wouldn't love that?!

DIY Ornament Holder for Gift Card Giving

2. Gift It As A Stocking Stuffer

Don't have time or materials for a DIY project? No problem, add your gift card as a stocking stuffer along with small things they love like candy, chapstick, scrunchies, ect...

3. Get Creative by Brand

Depending on the gift card, you can gift your card as a branded gift. Place a Chick-Fil-A gift card in a (clean) Chicken Mini box; Fill a Dunkin Donuts cold cup with confetti paper and your gift card; Insert a Starbucks gift card inside a coffee sleeve. The more creative, the better!

Get Creative by Brand - Gift Card Giving 

4. Make a 'Fake' Gift

Instead of handing an envelope to the recipient, play a joke! Tape the gift card to the bottom of a huge box and wrap it. Place the gift card in a book or movie that is associated with a funny memory. The options here are endless!

5. Get Sentimental

If you have young kids and are gifting to a close family member, get the kids involved! Pick a holiday-themed craft your kids can participate in to give alongside the gift card. Some all-time favorites include Cinnamon Cookie Cutter Ornaments, Salt Dough Fingerprint Ornaments, and Snow Globe Ornaments. Add the year to the back so family members can look back over the years!

Sentimental Gift Giving Ideas for Gift Cards

Photo: Pillsbury

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We hope this list will give you an idea of how to take your gift card giving to the next level! However you decide to present your gift cards, make sure it is catered to the recipient's personality. We hope you all have a great holiday season filled with joy — Happy Holidays!

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  1. Wow! These ideas are outstanding. This was an excellent craft! I'm not a big fan of arts and crafts, but I understand how much effort and time it takes to create something like this. Basically, I work as a web designer for the web design jack. Thank you for bringing these types of crafts to our knowledge. Have a pleasant day.