As we get closer to Christmas day, gift cards are sort of a last resort idea, especially for those hard to shop for people. The problem is how to package it up to be an actual pretty, presentable gift?! So let me share a few ways to wrap a gift card that I found while browsing for a solution myself. It’s really nice to add a special handmade touch to gift card giving!
Are you are on the last-minute band wagon, grabbing gift cards for all the people left on your Christmas list? Or perhaps, you actually enjoy giving gift cards, because they allow you to show your gratitude without burdening people with another generic gift item?
I actually really love the idea of gift cards if you don’t have a very specific gift in mind for your recipient. It gives them the power to choose what they truly would like and eliminates the knick knacks and random gift ideas out there, that usually result in clutter for the house.
However, we always have this issue of wrapping gift cards. We all want to present the card as a pretty gift!
Even though gift cards are easy to pick up at the store and have pretty designs on them already, I still like to put them in a pretty envelope, pretty box or some container to wrap up. The extra effort of packaging it up really does make the receiver feel special and loved. And for those who are making multiples for teachers or co-workers… it’s definitely a good idea to spruce up the gift cards with a handmade component!
I love paper printables and the easiest way to package up a gift card is to put it in a small box and wrap it up like a traditional gift! Even wrapping up an envelope can be a nice idea, because there’s still that element of presenting a nicely wrapped gift with a ribbon in the end.
So I created these simple, elegant, printer-friendly holiday stars papers to share with you. They are easy to print at home, as many copies you might need, to wrap up all your gift cards.
Download the 12×12 inch printable PDFs below, in your preferred color and wrap away.
If you want to get a bit more creative, check out these other ideas I found around the web. There really are so many creative ways to use paper to wrap up your gift cards:
DIY Gift Card Holder Pocket: Follow this tutorial with your favorite cardstock, printable paper or wrapping paper even, to make a holder for your gift cards.
Classic Origami Gift Card Holder: Learn the basics of how to use one sheet of paper to make a gift card holder by folding!
Another origami card holder: If you have a large enough piece of paper, there are many options for folding a pocket for gift cards.
Envelope from A4 paper: I think this origami tutorial is just super cool 🙂
I hope these ideas were helpful for you! Get creative and show you care with beautifully presented gift cards this Christmas season.
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