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The clock is ticking to Christmas Day, and while time is running out, the good news is that last-minute shopping is a great time to find terrific deals on great gifts.    I love to give gift cards when I can.   Yes, they may be easier for me (yay!) but they are always appreciated by the receiver.   I try to make them more personal by giving them in a fun way.   I am partnering with Sears for this post because Sears’ last-minute shopping deals using their convenient services makes holiday shopping even easier!

Sears has a lot of great little tools for you to makes shopping easier.  The Sears app is perfect for a busy shopper.   You can find what you want quickly and compare prices and features.   I like to put a few little notes of what I think my receiver of the gift card would want (Example: check out the adorable slippers!)
With the app, you can find deals, make the most of Shop Your Way points; make purchases, and track orders. Plus, for a limited time, as a special reward for Shop Your Way members who refresh the app or for new members who download it, Sears is offering $5 in points on your next purchase of $15 or more.  I include that in the gift card, too, because they would probably want $5 more. (who wouldn’t?!) 

A collage of fun ways to give a gift card.
So- here are 10 ways to give a gift card, in a fun way!

1). In a snow globe, like this adorable one below from The scrap shoppe blog.   
snow globe

2. Find your favorite paper, that reminds you of them… and make it into a gift card holder
gift card ideas

3. Empty containers:  Turn empty containers into beautiful gift card holders with some glue and glitter (find out how to turn old thumb-tack boxes into gift box holders here.)
gift card

4. Repurpose a mason jar & twine to make a festive, cozy gift-card holder.  Get the directions here.
gift card holder

5. M&Ms with a sweet note and a gift card are the perfect way to give a gift!  You can find the poem here.
gift card holder

Do you want to win a $50 gift card to Sears?  
Now you can!   Simply leave a comment below letting me know which way YOU would present a gift card.

In the meantime, check out these other last minute hostess ideas: 
hostess idea

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. The snow globe is just WAY too adorable. I am definitely going to have to try that! One way I gave a gift card this year was inside an ornament I made.

  2. I would put the gift card in a mason jar surrounded by a colorful assortment of Hershey’s Kisses.

  3. I love your glitter box idea, I know the girls in my family would love this and I am sure the men would be enjoying
    the candy in a jar idea, anything chocolate,,

  4. I love the empty tack tin idea! I’ve used empty Altoid & Tic Tac boxes for gift cards as well. Thanks! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

  5. I love the M&M mason jar idea! This will be perfect for my daughter-in-law’s upcoming birthday – she loves gift cards and M&M’s!

  6. I love #4 (repurposing a mason jar) and #5 (sweet treat). They are both very creative ways to give gift cards that I could see myself using. I’m so glad I found this page to spice up my gift card giving!!

  7. I love the idea to put a gift card inside a snow globe! So cute. Never would have thought of that! I will have to try it sometime. I love new creative ideas like that!

  8. I love your jar of m&m’s idea. Some people think gift cards are impersonal but I love them! Clutter free gift to give and receive!!

  9. The snow globe is adorable and very interesting! I like the mason jar also but would be afraid the recipient wouldn’t realize the gift card was inside and would leave the candy sitting forever.

  10. I absolutely LOVE the M & M jar gift card presenter! Cute presentation and poem. Happy New Year!

  11. A jar full of candy is a sneaky fun way to present a gift card! I’ve personally received a gift card behind a picture for an anniversary gift- so personal! The picture was wonderful in itself but add in a dinner gift card cleverly hiding behind that sweet picture- home run!