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?!)
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.
2. Find your favorite paper, that reminds you of them… and make it into a gift card holder
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.)
4. Repurpose a mason jar & twine to make a festive, cozy gift-card holder. Get the directions here.
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.
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colleen long says
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.
Mary Alice says
I would put the gift card in a mason jar surrounded by a colorful assortment of Hershey’s Kisses.
Dorothy Boucher says
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,,
Tracy Spangler says
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!
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!
Kelsey Diskey says
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!!
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!
Jennifer B says
I would hide it in the candy mason jar
Amy Orvin says
I would send one in a glitter box. That idea is so pretty to me.
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!!
Kimberly Roberts says
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.
I absolutely LOVE the M & M jar gift card presenter! Cute presentation and poem. Happy New Year!
Devin Riggs says
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!
Katie Lesko says
Love the candy in the jar idea!
Michelle Smith says
I love the gifr card and the m&m’ s. My grand kids would love, love this.
Shauna Boddie says
I would hide the gift card in the Mason jar with M and M’s. Great idea! Two treats in one!!
ERLINDA DEAN says
Hi, I am using the mason jar for m&m candies for one the othe for hersheys kisses my daughter nick name is mellie her husband is mike we call them m & m.
I am going to use this for christmas in a couple of days for their gift cards.
Such a cute idea, Thanks so much