Sometimes we do not know what to buy our loved ones for their birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other kind of gift-giving celebration. At times like this, it often comes into our minds to give them money, or alternatively, we ask then what they want, and they ask for money. Like me, many people feel guilty giving money as a gift as it has a very negative stigma attached to it that is it an unthoughtful gift. This does not have to be the case with this excellent idea for an innovative and, yes, thoughtful way to give money as a gift. Firstly, you will need the money itself as well as to decide how much you wish to give. For a more creative-looking gift (as you shall see), try to get difference kinds of money, as in both coins and notes and different amounts of each. This could make it more exciting as the person counts the money. For aesthetic effect, try to get as many notes and coins as possible out of the amount you wish to give. This will give the illusion that there is more than there actually is and, again, will be fun to count. Secondly, you will need some tasty goodies to put with and amongst the money.
You will also need some chocolate gift boxes or white wine from NZ. Fill the first gift box with sweet treats, chocolates, truffles, fudge, anything you think the person receiving the gift would enjoy. The second chocolate box will be filled with, that’s right, money. There are many creative ways to achieve this. Place a different kind of money, each done in a different way into each casing. For example, in round chocolate casings, you could put a roll of coins. In a square one, fold up a few bills, or fold them into fan-like shapes. For elongated cases, place a roll of bills, and so on. I’m sure you get the picture. Be creative.
As another idea, instead of using two chocolate gift boxes, you can buy a two-tiered gift box. Place the chocolates in the top tier and then, when your loved one has eaten them and moves down to the next tier, they will have a satisfying surprise, finding the second tier filled with money in order for them to buy themselves something they really want. You could even place a coin underneath each chocolate in the first tier. Finish this off with a beautiful wrapping and some decorations such as lace, ribbons, bows, or decorative name tags and you can give money as a gift – guilt free.