I hate gift cards. I feel like I have made that very clear. I think they are a very last minute gift idea, but the kind of last minute gift idea where its like you did not even try you just stopped at the store on the way to the party. They are impersonal. However, sometimes people really only want gift cards. Whether it is because they do not trust themselves with cash, they are so picky it is just easier for them to get a gift card and shop for themselves, or they live so far away that the shipping costs would exceed the price of the gift itself. Whatever the reason may be you will probably encounter this type of person at some point in your life.
But, just because they only want a gift card does not mean you cannot add a personal touch to it! Who said you had to give the gift card in the crappy little paper envelope it comes in? Well, no one said you had to, so don’t!
I found the absolute cutest way to give gift cards on Pinterest. I wish I would have found this before Christmas! But, oh well, more ideas for next year.
All you need is a mason jar, or some sort of jar like structure, candies, and a gift tag. And, all you have to do is put the gift receivers favorite candy in the jar. The above picture shows M&M’s. Then you stick the gift card in the middle of the candy and place the lid on top. Use the gift tag to write a sweet note, or like the picture above, explain what the colors mean to you. For example, the amount of reds is how much you love them, the amount of blues is how much you think about them etc etc.. I just love how creative this is!