As the gift giving season is upon us again, I wanted to share a few gift wrapping ideas I’ve done over the years. Most of these are just cutesy ways to present a regular beloved item, like beer, and others are just a fun way to open up a gift card.
Some years Derek and I opted for the “just stockings” gift giving, due to other big purchase (like a bedroom set) or the fact that spent a lot of money on our wedding/honeymoon. Last year, I wrapped 3 ties I planned to give him like little holiday candies. Just roll them up and tie up the sides!
At Derek’s uncle’s house, we do a grab bag style holiday exchange where everyone brings a $25 gift then we take turns opening a new one or stealing from what was opened. Here’s a wreath design I made with 25 $1 lottery tickets. TIP: use temporary adhesive as to not damage any bar codes on back! (side note: the receiver ended up winning $27 off this wreath!)
You may remember the soda can cake I made my father in law for his 60th birthday. Now you can make your own with a favorite canned beverage.
Oh your loved one likes bottled beverages instead of cans? How about some reinbeers?
How about creating a little hidden pocket inside a hollowed out book?
Give a gift certificate inside a food container! If you’re spending a good chunk of change for a gift card, most places will let you also take the box or cup the actual product comes in to wrap it up!