Let me share a few ways to wrap gift cards for last minute gift giving plus free printable star patterned papers that you can print and use instantly!
As we get closer to Christmas day, gift cards make it easy to quickly check off your list, especially for hard to shop for friends. Are you are on the last-minute band wagon grabbing gift cards as a last resort? Or perhaps, you actually enjoy giving gift cards, because they allow you to show your gratitude without burdening people with another generic novelty gift item?
Personally, I 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 random knick knacks and junk that ends up cluttering the house.
The problem is how to package up the gift card as an actual pretty gift.
You have to admit that it’s nice to unwrap an actual gift during the holidays. The element of surprise is always a delight. But even just the aesthetics of packaging up a gift, shows that you put effort into it. I think it’s nice to add a special handmade touch to gift card giving, so check out the ideas below for wrapping them up as gifts.
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 at the least. Or even better, is to package it in a pretty box or container that you can traditionally wrap up. The extra effort of packaging it up really does make the recipient 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.
Well, 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 on top.
So I designed a set of simple, elegant, printer-friendly holiday stars papers to share with you. They are easy to print at home, as many copies as you might need for wrapping up small items like 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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