Ways to wrap money as a gift

Written by christi aldridge
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Ways to wrap money as a gift
Give money as a present in a creative way. (Robert Kirk/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Giving money as a present does not always have to involve sticking some bills in a card. Recipients will get a huge kick out of the effort you put into making their cash gift a creative endeavour. Put some thought and time into wrapping the money and look forward to a reaction that may include lots of laughs.

Wrapped Present

Get a big gift box or you can use a shoebox if you like. Shred a bunch of paper and fill it up. Roll or crinkle the money and hide it among the shreds. The recipient will wonder why he is receiving a big box of paper until he sees bills mixed in with the crumpled-up paper pieces.

Hidden Treasure

Tape or clip money inside the pages of a novel, on to each month of a calendar or between the glossy pages of a magazine. The recipient will think he is just receiving the obvious gift, but will be very surprised when he flips the pages to find bills hidden inside.

Money Rain

Prove that it actually can rain money. A cute suggestion for a child receiving cash is to open an umbrella and tape long strings of yarn on the underside of it. Clip or tape the money to the yarn, and close the umbrella and wrap it as the present. When the recipient opens the umbrella, the strings with the money attached will fly out, and make it seem as though it is raining money.


Purchase a new salad bowl and some tongs for the recipient. Now, crunch up the money you intend to give as the gift and fill the bowl with it to make it look like salad. Throw in a pair of tongs and it is a creative way to gift the green stuff.


Give someone a new jacket with money in the pockets, shoes with money in each one or a pair of trousers with folded bills in the pockets. A new purse or wallet filled with bills is a welcome surprise. You can even fold up dollars and put them into socks or tights.


Stick bills inside balloons and then blow them up. Present a balloon bouquet to your loved one, and watch her crack up laughing when she realises there is money inside the balloons. She will have to pop each one to get to the cash.

Big Check

Buy a poster board and create a big fake check like people receive when they win the lottery or a big sports tournament. Make it out to the recipient and present it to him in front of everyone, along with a bouquet of flowers or balloons. Clap and cheer as he looks at the check. Give him the real check inside of a card.

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