I remember the first time I tried to give money as a gift. I was unsure, thinking it might come off as impersonal or lazy. But then I realized, almost everyone I know loves money and would prefer it to most other types of gifts.
I’ve been there, reaching into my wallet, pulling out a couple of bills, and feeling that pang of guilt – is this too impersonal? Too easy? But over time, I’ve learned that it’s not about just handing over the cash, it’s about the thought and creativity behind it.
Tips on How to Give Friends and Family Money as a Gift
Here are some fun and creative ways to give money as a gift that will not only leave the recipient mesmerized by the gift money but also happy that they have some extra cash.
The Money Pull
One of my favorite methods is the ‘Money Pull’. I remember the first time I tried it, I was a bit nervous about my arts and crafts skills. But trust me, it’s easier than it sounds and the result is worth it.
Here’s what you’ll need: A ruler, tape, craft knife, gift bag, tissue or some kind of fun stuffing, cutting mat, mini card (specific to the occasion), and of course, your cash.
This will call for a bit of arts and crafts knowledge. To create a money pull, you are going to need a few things:
- A ruler
- Craft knife
- Gift bag
- Tissue or some kind of fun stuffing
- Cutting mat
- Mini card (specific to the occasion)
- Ward of cash
Here’s what you do:
Step 1: Tape the cash together
Start by taping the cash together. Attach the short ends to one another using the tape so you have something that looks like a string of cash. Once that is done, fill out the mini card with a sweet message, seal the envelope, and add something nice on the front. You could say, “Pull for a pleasant surprise.”
Step 2: Tape the cash to the envelope
Now, tape one end of the “string of cash” to one short end of the envelope. Then, roll up the cash so it looks like a string of cash or a toilet paper roll.
Step 3: Make a slit in the gift…