This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart.
For years, many of us have seen gift cards as impersonal gifts, when in fact I think it's the opposite! Gift cards are a great opportunity to allow the gift recipient to choose what they get. There's nothing more personal than that. Long gone are the days of giving an olive green turtle neck four sizes too small (Rachel's mom's first gift to me LOL), the future is here! Give a gift card, and make it personal with these special ways to dress up gift cards.
Whether your gift recipient is a kid, teen, or adult, gift cards are the perfection option because they're easy, and you can still make sure they know you put thought into them – without going overboard and possibly missing the mark. For example, teen girls usually love makeup. But what if they changed their mind in the past month and are now anti-makeup? Crazier things have happened! Giving a gift card in a basket with a few little health and beauty trinkets is much safer than trying to pick out makeup for someone else.
Ways to Dress Up Gift Cards
I'm working on gift tins (instead of gift baskets, because they seal and are easy to mail!), and have stumbled across so many great ideas! I have some linked at the bottom of this post.
The first step in creating an awesome gift with gift cards is to head to Walmart. Right now, they have a HUGE display with tons of options! They have stocked everything from Regal Cinemas and Cracker Barrel to Disney and Google Play.
I wanted to make a cupcake and cookie decorating tin to give away on Facebook. Each tin included a $20 Mastercard vanilla gift card, a cookie cutter, some cupcake liners, holiday sprinkles, and cupcake toppers.
I filled each tin with gift wrap before adding the goodies, then folded it up nicely before closing the tin. These tins were less than a buck and already had bows on them! The other items I purchased were only a few bucks, and I divided them into three tins.
Other ways to dress up gift cards include:
Whole roll of duct tape around a box
Cereal box with shredded paper
Gift bag with candy
Inside a snow globe
Gift card bouquet
In stockings or mittens
Ornament gift card holders
Mini wreaths with candies attached
Spa in a Jar from Growing Up Gabel
Christmas Snow Globes from Heather Disarro
Cracker Barrel Gift Basket for Mom from Kelli's Kitchen
Teacher Gifts in a Mug from Ever After in the Woods
Cute & Crafty Christmas Gifts from Espresso and Cream
Movie Night Gift Basket from Mommy Hates Cooking
Dinner and a Movie Gift Basket from Thrifty Northwest Mom