Nowadays with all the options available to us that make gift-giving simple, sometimes it can actually feel HARDER to give a meaningful gift! At the push of a button we can order a gift to be sent to someone across the country without ever having to exchange any pleasantries….or we can simply pick up a gift card at the grocery store and stick it in an envelope and be done. Don’t get me wrong….I love gift cards! They enable us to give gifts that we wouldn’t normally be able to…like things from stores we live nowhere near, or experiences that you can’t put in a box…like a nice dinner and a movie! (I love those gift cards!)
So in an effort to elevate the experience of giving and receiving the practical (but admittedly uninspiring) gift card…here are some ideas I came up with while perusing the aisles of my local grocery store. I challenged myself to take 6 common gift cards that can be found in most supermarkets, and create a cute/clever package to present it with. This is by no means the ultimate guide to this idea, but hopefully it will inspire you to give your gift cards a little something extra this year. :-)
The Cabelas Gift Card
A toy cap gun, some caps, and a badge provide inspiration for the hunting enthusiast. You could substitute fishing line and some bobbers for the fisherman. :-)
The Bath and Body Works Gift Card
A bath sponge and some hydrating gloves will make the recipient of this gift card long for the lotions and potions they will be able to buy!
The Michaels Gift Card
Some craft adhesive and a 5-hour energy drink will have crafters dreaming of pulling a crafting all-nighter!
The Barnes & Noble Gift Card
A simple notebook and pencils will inspire the budding author (or just an avid reader) to explore their bookstore in search of the perfect story to curl up with.
The Gap Gift Card
Some new hangers, a stain pen, and some faux accessories will suggest a new outfit to take care of to the fashion-forward people on your list.
The iTunes Gift Card
Remind the “Rockstar” in your life of all the great tunes they can enjoy in their car with the help of your gift card!
I just love how “dressing up” these cards give them a whole new charm! :-) Even my Grandpuppy Milo was impressed! (OK, he wasn’t really…but he looked so cute patiently waiting while we were taking pictures, I couldn’t resist putting him in the post.)
GUESS WHAT? Today is DAY THREE of “Jillee’s Favorite Things Giveaway Week”…..and since I really love giving and receiving gift cards…..that is today’s prize!
How would you like to win all six of the gift cards featured in this post….already creatively decked out and ready for giving!? :-) Each card has a $25.00 value.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:
Since I know you all will have even more creative ideas….leave a comment with a simple gift idea and fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
The winner of this giveaway and all the other winners this week will be announced Saturday, December 13th!