22 Creative Money Gift Ideas for Personal Ways to Give Money

These fun and easy money gift ideas are creative ways to give money as a gift that is personalized and from the heart. There are some people on your gift list that are hard to buy for and these great ways to gift money makes it easy.

22 Creative Money Gift Ideas for Grads

Easy and Creative Ways To Gift Money

These are some really unique ways to give a kid what they really want, while wrapping it in a way that will make them smile!

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Gift Card Snow Globe – Who doesn’t love gift cards?! Glam it up by creating a snow globe around your card, with this idea from All Things G&D and The Creative Mama.

Floating Funds – This idea from Sugar and Charm is SO COOL! Fill clear balloons with confetti and some rolled up bills.

Light Bulb of Cash – Gift a kiddo a fake light bulb filled with bills, with his unique idea from Good Houskeeping. Half the fun is that they will need tweezers to pull them out!

Dollar Tie – Fold dollar bills to make a tie, with this cool idea from My Weekly Pinspiration! Your kiddo will think they’re getting a new dress shirt, and laugh when they see the tie is made of money.

Emergency Cash Gift –  This DIY piggy bank (filled to the brim with starter cash) from The Crafty Blog Stalker is the perfect send-off for a new college student! 

Pizza Money – This adorable idea from Hative is seriously a dorm life necessity, haha! All you need is a clean pizza box, and some cash! 


22 Creative Money Gift Ideas for Grads

Unique Ways To Gift Money for Graduation

Money Pad – Tear off sheets of (real) money, with this cool tutorial from Instructables Living! Make one yourself by gluing the ends of a fresh stack of one dollar bills with rubber cement.

Balloons!  – A box of balloons will surprise your kiddos. Loving this idea from Studio DIY! Roll up a bill and put it into each balloon, along with a little note. Fill them up with helium, and mail! 

Super Hero Banks – Give your kids some money and a chance to learn how to save funds with a mason jar bank, with this idea from Fireflies and Mud Pies.

Saving Picture Shadow Box Bank – Gift an event to your kids – and help them learn to save up for it!  This idea from A Mom’s Take is perfect for the gifts that you can’t afford yet.

Money Lei – This DIY idea from One Hundred Dollars a Month is especially perfect for the Grad who is taking advantage of a gap year, or traveling before college starts!

Money Machine –  Okay, so this one isn’t so much a DIY as it is a “buy”, but who couldn’t use one of these?! 

22 Creative Money Gift Ideas for Grads

Hide it and Surprise Them With Money! 

Candy Coins – Gift your kids a day at the arcades or the State Fair, along with a roll of quarters so they can enjoy the games with this brilliant idea from Martha Stewart! 

Star Origami – Put a creative twist on the money itself and origami it into the shape of a star with this festive tutorial from Little Miss Celebration.

Candy *Money* Jar! – Check out this cool tutorial from Inking Idaho… Your kids will *think* they are getting a candy jar, and what kiddo doesn’t want a candy jar? But they’ll discover there’s actually a wad of money in there!

Money DOES Grow on Trees – Make a money tree for a tween for any holiday, or a sweet Grad gift, with this cool idea from Then She Made! You can include it in an over-sized card to be a bit more discreet.

22 Creative Money Gift Ideas for Grads

Cool Ways to Gift Money to Grads

DIY Surprise Money Confetti Popper – This tutorial from Studio DIY is so fun! When your kiddo bursts the confetti, they will have a bonus surprise–cash!

Box of “Chocolates” – This fun idea from Life as Mom will make the kids think they’re getting a box of chocolates. But little do they know, there’s actually money inside!

Tacky Way  – How many kids actually reads the entire card, anyway? This idea from imgur is a fun way to make them laugh (and give them what they really want).

Money Rose – This adorable tutorial from Felt Magnet teaches you how to create your own rose using bills. Adorable folding makes a sweet and creative gift!

It Pays to Soap Up! –  Follow this tutorial from Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library and learn how to fold a bill into a fun shape with origami, and then pour a translucent soap over the bills and let it harden. Your kids will get paid to wash their hands.

Stocking Stuffer/ Small Gift – This idea from Soap Deli News is another version of  the money soap, above. Make these DIY melted soaps with money in the middle! Then as your kids wash they use the soap and the money will become available.

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What was your favorite of the money gift ideas? Do you have any creative ways to give money that we forgot?

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