Have you ever thought of wrapping gift cards? Normally, when I buy a gift card it’s because I’m in a rush. I usually just throw it in with a card and call it a day, so I’ve never really thought about wrapping them. For this reason, I was surprised when I heard about people finding creative ways to wrap gift cards.
This got me thinking about the times I’ve bought gift cards. I started wondering if there was ever a time where wrapping one would have appealed to me. I realized that I buy my grandmother a Barnes and Noble gift card practically every year. This isn’t because I’m rushing through her gift, but because that’s what she loves. I’ve tried picking out books for her before, but I’ve found she enjoys going to the bookstore with me much more. It ends up being a fun day out for the two of us. My little brother (he’s 16) also prefers gift cards. As a picky teenager he still likes to pick out his own gifts. Even friends my age prefer to receive gift cards or even straight cash. Since we’re just staring out sometimes a little extra money to pay bills can be more helpful that a new outfit or bag. This shows that sometimes giving a gift card isn’t due to being in too much of a rush to find the perfect gift, but because the gift card is the perfect gift.
If you’re worried giving a gift card will make it seem like you didn’t put in enough effort, skillful wrapping could be your solution. Wrapping a gift card in a creative way shows that you did put thought and effort into your gift. It also makes it more exciting for the receiver of the gift. Sometimes opening a gift card can be less fun than opening an ordinary wrapped gift. By wrapping the gift card in a funny or interesting way, you can add a whole other dimension to the gift. The wrapping can even act as second gift in itself. This is especially true for the ways gift cards are wrapped in this video. They end up looking like works of art! While I’ve never wrapped a gift card before I will be trying it out this year.
If you’re looking for some unique ideas be sure to watch the video below. I was amazed at how creative this lady from CreditCards.com wraps her gift cards. Very inspiring!
Have you ever wrapped a gift card?