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Ideas for wrapping money as a gift

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cravingcake Tue 17-Dec-13 15:21:49

My DH wants something completely out of my price range for Christmas but has suggested that I contribute some money towards it (its a golf club & bag) if I can. This is fine with me, as I've got him a couple of other little gifts too, am heavily pregnant so cannot get around the shops easily and this is the last thing I need to sort out.

So I now have some fairly nice new notes ready and want to wrap it with a bit of imagination (and without spending any more money if possible as I'm down to pennies in my purse now). I want to do it as 3 presents if possible being one from each of our dogs and one from our 2yo DS as their 'pocket money'.


desperateforaholiday Tue 17-Dec-13 15:55:27

How about inside a golfy photo frame, or a golf ball money box or a miniature golf caddy stuffed with the notes?

Rosencrantz Tue 17-Dec-13 15:56:28

I always give money in a box full of glitter.

sweetheart Tue 17-Dec-13 15:57:39

What about using a loo roll. Stuffing the money inside the loo roll and then making it into a cracker with the wrapping paper

Rollermum Tue 17-Dec-13 16:00:31

This will out me grin but I wouldn't do what my Dad once did - cut up a £20 and a £50 into jigsaw shapes and mixed them in a bag. My sister had to tape them together and go shamefaced to the bank where they gave her a lecture. Think is illegal...

Could wrap money around a long thin gift - like a metre of Jaffa cakes. If used £5 might cover a fairish chunk.


MikeChristmasTreeIsLit Tue 17-Dec-13 16:02:47

My mum gave dp a £50 note inside a choc bar wrapper last year. Like willy wonker.

WillieWagglingRoundTheXmasTree Tue 17-Dec-13 16:09:46

dp's mum gave him a cheque inside a sort of scroll thing once that was tied with ribbon

sofahogger Tue 17-Dec-13 16:13:09

When I was younger my aunt gave me my 1st million. Basically a plain picture frame with 6 £10 notes folded to make it look like £1000000, and 'my first million' written underneath. I was chuffed to bits with it.

sofahogger Tue 17-Dec-13 16:14:00

Mmh not sure what happened to the pound signs, sorry.

ChippyMinton Tue 17-Dec-13 17:23:04

google origami money - fold notes into shirts and other things.

Laetissimus Tue 17-Dec-13 17:27:25

Gave my daughter money last year in a 'book safe' - looks like a book but hollow inside for money.(can get them online)
Year before put money in a wooden 'puzzle box' (also available online) - you have to figure out how to open the box to find what's inside
She loved bothgrin

zipzap Tue 17-Dec-13 17:32:51

If you have lots of coins and a sheet of card you could draw a tree - then stick the money on (double sided sticky tape? You don't want to use glue that won't come off!) as decorations.

Or if you have a spare little Christmas tree or plant or wreath you could wrap the coins up to be decorations on it.

You could get the dc to do theirs in a similar style - Picture on card that needs coins sticking on as decoration... So a wreath or tree with baubles on, snow scene with the coins as snow. Coins as stars in a night sky, etc. Have coins of different denominations to help with variety if called for by the design.

Card can come from old boxes so wouldn't be too expensive (or draw the pix on nicer paper and stick it onto card for strength.

Tapiocapearl Tue 17-Dec-13 19:59:07

If probably find the cheesiest most naff gifts to attach money to for a laugh. Like a gnome having a wee or a willy shaped lolly

Tapiocapearl Tue 17-Dec-13 19:59:35

Or make him a treasure hunt

MinesAPintOfTea Tue 17-Dec-13 20:18:01

If you're crafty the Christmas great british sewingbee (still on iplayer) did two ways: a fabric bauble and a little coin purse.

VoldemortsNipple Tue 17-Dec-13 21:12:01

From ds, inside a blown up balloon wrapped up inside a box.

Dog A, inside a bag of poop bags with a note saying "I saved up all my pocket money to buy you a nice present, please show your appreciation by rewarding me with lots of walks"

Dog B, wrapped up with a golf ball for dh and a dog ball for the dog.

thankfeckitschrismas Tue 17-Dec-13 21:17:29

Inside a cd or dvd case? They know you don't have much spare....

Rhinopotamus Tue 17-Dec-13 21:24:16

My FIL gave DH money wrapped around a tube of Pringles with elastic bands then wrapped up.

mrspremise Tue 17-Dec-13 21:29:39

I like pound coins stuck between two pieces of sticky tape and then rolled up to wrap them... but im childish wink

MadameJosephine Tue 17-Dec-13 21:34:07

For DS's 16th birthday I wrapped notes around bags of Haribo and put them in a Piñata so he had to bash it to pieces to get the cash

MadameJosephine Tue 17-Dec-13 21:35:45

For DS's 16th birthday I wrapped notes around bags of Haribo and put them in a Piñata so he had to bash it to pieces to get the cash

cravingcake Tue 17-Dec-13 22:00:49

Some brilliant ideas thank you everyone. I quite like the coins on a card, may make that tomorrow's activity with DS, I can probably print a golf bag picture off the internet for DS to colour in and then cover with coins.

Like the idea about putting with poo bags from one of the dogs (DH does almost all the walking at the moment), and the tacky present idea, and the money box as well. And the inside a balloon in a box - that could be fun on Christmas morning.

piratecat Tue 17-Dec-13 22:39:51

ooh good idea with the wonka bar. dd has some xmas money transferred to my account from relies. will do that. thanks

lostdomain Tue 17-Dec-13 23:14:24

I love that inside-a-balloon idea. Going to use that for DC. Thanks to your DC, Voldemort.

thankfeckitschrismas Wed 18-Dec-13 09:45:45

How are you going to get the box inside the balloon?

I tried to get sizzles into balloons for a balloon popping party game and it took feckin hours

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