Gift giving can be a tricky and stressful activity, often. We all have picky friends, relatives who seem to have ‘everything’ and colleagues we don’t know well. It can be very difficult to shop for such people we know and love. Cash can be a wonderful commodity to give to anyone. It is universal and something that would be useful to the receiver. However, giving an envelope filled with money can be a little boring and lackluster. That’s why, here are 25 fun, super easy and creative ways to give money to loved ones.
Make sure to read all ways before picking the Best way to give money.
- 25 Creative Ways to Give Money or Cash
- 1. Cash Crayons
- 2. Bundle of Joy
- 3. Tissue Box
- 4. Dough
- 5. Money Balloons
- 6. Wine Toast – Creative Way to Gift Money
- 7. Bright Future
- 8. Green Salad
- 9. In Case of Emergency
- 10. Who Cares, Money
- 11. Money Fries
- 12. Socks
- 13. Candy Coin Rolls
- 14. Scrapbooks
- 15. Candy Box
- 16. Graduation Gift Bottle Set
- 17. Mason Jars
- 18. Money Wreath
- 19. Fortune Cookies
- 20. Money Diplomas
- 21. Business Card Case
- 22. College Essentials
- 23. Money to Burn
- 24. Piggy Bank
- 25. Doctor’s Prescription
25 Creative Ways to Give Money or Cash
This list can be interesting, creative and funny!! So be prepared for it.
1. Cash Crayons
This is a fun gift that can be given to kids and adults alike. Wrap the bills around the crayons, throw in some coloring books (adult ones for teens), and you have great present.
2. Bundle of Joy
Can’t decide what to bring to a baby shower? Cash can be a wonderful gift for new parents. Attaching a cute note and a charm to your wad of notes, makes it less boring and still easy.
3. Tissue Box
Another creative and funny way to give money. This is a wonderful and hilarious gift for graduates, relatives and friends.
All you need is an empty box of tissues, cash and tape. Attach the notes together in a long row, roll it up and place it inside the box. Leave one end hanging outside the box. Add a witty note like, ‘don’t blow it all in one place!’, and you have a fun and creative way to gift money that makes the receiver giggle.
What is the point of gifting cash if you miss the opportunity of making a dough pun? Below are the two most iconic dough puns:
You can pick any form of dough-based item to make this gift. Create your own puns. Have fun with this one!
5. Money Balloons
Throw in some rolled-up bills inside your inflated balloons, add in confetti and maybe some candies and voila, your friend gets a fun surprise when they pop it! You can also put the cash-filled balloons in a box and mail it to your loved ones who live far away.
6. Wine Toast – Creative Way to Gift Money
This is a very creative way to give money to newlyweds. For this, take a clean and dry wine bottle and then, fill it up with rolled dollar bills. To make it more thoughtful, add a personalized label, like the one given in the picture, or you can even print out a sweet message.
7. Bright Future
This is a cute way to gift money to graduates. All you need a bulb-shaped jar, dollar bills and a label for this one!
8. Green Salad
You can add this to your bag of goodies, and voila, you will have a perfect gift for a wedding. For this, you will need a cute salad bowl and pair of tongs, along with slightly scrunched up notes. Like every other gift, add a label to embellish it.
9. In Case of Emergency
This is indeed one of the most creative way to give money to your friends or children for graduation.
10. Who Cares, Money
I absolutely love this idea. It is a cheeky and funny way to give money to a good friend or a cousin you are close with. All you need is a greeting card, a paper clip and a pen, for this diy. Throw this in with your other gifts, for a laugh.
11. Money Fries
Everyone loves McDonald’s, hence, making this a fun and creative way to give money to kids and teens. This diy, unlike others on this list, requires basic origami.
You will need a clean fry container; you can ask for an empty one at McDonald’s, some notes and you can even add some gift cards to the mix, for a wonderful present. Steps to fold these bills into the shape of fries are explained in the link attached below.
Contrary to popular belief, socks are wonderful gifts for friends and family. If a pair of socks is a lackluster gift for you, roll some dollar bills with your socks or place them inside the socks, for a fun surprise. You can add some gift cards to the mix, too. Finish it off with a cute label that says, ‘For your comfort’, or something sweeter that makes the receiver smile.
Tip: Buy some vibrant socks with crazy and cute patterns to make the gift more memorable.
13. Candy Coin Rolls
This can be of great use for graduates. Take a pack of quarters and cover it up with some decorative paper and colorful strings.
Scrapbooks are one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to a loved one. Decorate your books however you want to (with pictures, notes, stickers, glitter, etc) and place your dollar bills between some pages, for a little surprise.
You can also attach envelopes to your pages and insert the money in them for safekeeping and a more organised look.
15. Candy Box
Isn’t this a creative way to give money as a wedding present??
16. Graduation Gift Bottle Set
This is another fun and unique way to give money to graduates. Take some clean bottles and fill them with candies, chocolates and money. Embellish with witty and funny labels!
17. Mason Jars
Mason Jars are used to make anything look pretty and thoughtful in the present day and age. There are different ways these can be used to give money.
18. Money Wreath
This can be great gift for housewarming, Christmas and even graduation. Although a little difficult to make, the final product looks amazing!
19. Fortune Cookies
This is another one of my favorite diys. For this, you need a colorful piece of paper, a slip and cash.
Fold the paper in the shape of a fortune cookie (a tutorial has been linked below), and insert the dollar bill and a little message like, ‘I see some shopping in the future’. Instead of a paper, you can fold cash in the form of a fortune cookie as well.
20. Money Diplomas
This is one of the easiest ways to give money to graduates. All you need to do is roll the cash as diplomas and secure them with a red ribbon.
21. Business Card Case
22. College Essentials
This is similar to the Graduation Bottle Set. It is like a care-package for college-goers. Collect an array of items; fast food, toiletries, stationery.
Put them all in a bag, along with a jar of quarters or dollar bills. You can add a note labeling and explaining the selection of items in the bag. Customize it according to your requirements.
23. Money to Burn
One matchbox, piece of paper, single dollar bill and a small piece of twine is all you need for this diy.
24. Piggy Bank
This is a great gift for kids. All you need to do is, fill the piggy bank with cash. It is very easy way to gift money!
25. Doctor’s Prescription
This is one of my favorite diys. It is such a clever and creative way to gift cash. For this, you need an empty medicine/prescription bottle, a label printed on a sticky paper (you can also attach a plain paper to the bottle with a tape) and another printed on a plain paper. Place the notes or quarters inside the bottle. The label is the most important element of this gift.
You can type the heads given in the link below or you can modify the labels according to your requirements/ imagination. This has a high chance of making the receiver giggle.
So these were some unique ways to gift cash or money to students, children, graduates, cousins, friends and even parents.
Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section.