Picking out the perfect gift for someone can be a tricky challenge. Whether you’re trying to choose something for someone close to you or someone you don’t know so well, you want your gift to be something they really want, but that can be hard to predict. Alternatively, giving cash as a gift allows the person to buy whatever their heart desires. Rather than just handing them a wad of cash, here are several clever and creative ways to give cash as a gift.
1. Green Bling
With a bit of crafty folding and some origami inspiration, you can fashion dollar bills into jewelry. It may take a bit of patience and repeated attempts, but after some practice you’ll be turning any amount of bill into a stylish fashion statement that can someone can wear as a ring, bracelet or necklace. You could also fold the money into other fun shapes as well.
2. Petty Cash Puzzle
We all like to feel like we deserve the money we receive. And what better way to give someone that satisfaction than by really making them work to get their cash out of a puzzle.
3. Treasure Hunt
Just like the pirates of old, you could draw up a cool-looking map that leads to your cash gift hidden somewhere clever. Add a twist by instructing them to complete a series of activities or brain teasers in order to track down their money.
4. Deck the Halls with Cash
Just in time for the holidays, you could create a crafty holiday ornament using dollar bills. Give one of those festive decorations to hang on the Christmas tree or anywhere else around the house, and when the holidays are over they can spend the money on whatever Santa forgot to bring.