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10 Fun Ways to Give Money as a Gift

10 Fun Ways to Give Money as a Gift

Posted on September 5th, 2023

When it comes to gift-giving, the allure of a monetary gift never goes out of style. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, graduation, wedding or another special occasion, finding creative ways to give money can add an extra touch of thoughtfulness to your gesture.

That's why we've compiled a list of 10 fun and unique ways to give money as a gift that will surely leave a lasting impression.

10 Fun Ways to Give Money as a Gift

1. Money Holder

Crafted using premium wood, this distinctive money holder seamlessly blends practicality and emotional value, resulting in an exceptionally cherished memento. Adding a personalized message will be sure to please the recipient.

2. Cash in a Balloon Bouquet

For a playful twist on a traditional gift, consider placing cash inside colorful balloons. Create a stunning bouquet of balloons filled with monetary surprises, and watch as the birthday celebrant excitedly pops their way to their birthday money.

3. Treasure Hunt Extravaganza

Transform the gift-giving experience into an interactive treasure hunt. Craft a series of clues that lead the recipient to various locations, each one containing a piece of their birthday money puzzle. As they follow the trail, the anticipation will only grow, making the ultimate discovery all the more exciting.

4. Money Tree of Wishes

Combine the beauty of a decorative tree with the delight of receiving cash. Design a small tree adorned with envelopes containing money gifts. Each envelope can hold a personalized wish or note, making the gift not only about the money but also the heartfelt sentiments attached.

5. Origami Dollar Delights

Get crafty by folding dollar bills into intricate origami shapes. Whether it's a butterfly, heart, or even a shirt, the effort put into creating these origami masterpieces will showcase your dedication to making the birthday money truly special.

6. Custom Engraved Money Clip

Elevate the gift of money with a touch of sophistication. Present the monetary gift in a custom-engraved money clip from Stylish Engraving. Engrave a personal message, initials, or a special date to create a lasting keepsake that holds both practicality and sentiment.

7. Cash in a Jar of Memories

Capture cherished memories and financial gifts in one charming package. Fill a mason jar with notes, photos, and folded bills. As the recipient sifts through the contents, they'll discover both treasured moments and birthday money that can be used to create new memories.

8. Surprise Inside a Book

Combine the joy of reading with the excitement of receiving a gift. Slip the cash between the pages of a favorite book or a meaningful novel. This creative approach adds an unexpected element to the act of giving money.

9. Money-filled Puzzle Adventure

Turn the act of receiving money into an exciting adventure! Create a custom puzzle with pieces that need to be solved to unveil the hidden monetary treasure. As the lucky recipient solves the puzzle, they'll uncover their birthday money in a way that's both engaging and rewarding.

10. Gift Card

For a versatile and convenient option, combine a gift card with a playful presentation. Choose a gift card that aligns with the recipient's interests and hobbies. Then, craft a personalized presentation that highlights the card's significance and makes the gift-giving experience all the more memorable.

Thoughtful Dedication Ideas for Money Gifts

When presenting a monetary gift, adding a personal touch through a heartfelt dedication can make the gesture even more special. Here are some dedication ideas for five different occasions:

Birthday Celebrations:

  • Wishes for the Year Ahead: "May this birthday money be the spark that ignites a year filled with joy, adventure, and countless happy moments."
  • Memories and Milestones: "As you celebrate another year, here's to the memories we've made and the new ones we'll create. Happy birthday, and here's to a wonderful journey ahead!"
  • Age-Related Adventures: "Turning [Age] is a milestone worth celebrating! Here's to three amazing adventures to match your new age, with this gift as a kickstarter."


  • Inspirational Quotes: "As you step into the world, remember: 'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.' Congratulations on your graduation!"
  • Future Endeavors: "From graduation day to a future filled with success, here's to three milestones waiting to be achieved. Embrace the journey and soar!"
  • Celebrating Achievements: "Your achievements so far are just the beginning. Keep aiming for the stars and reaching for new heights. Congratulations on your graduation!"

Wedding Gift:

  • Building a Home: "May this gift help build a home filled with love, laughter, and countless beautiful memories. Congratulations on your wedding day!"
  • Date Night Adventures: "Here's to a lifetime of date nights and adventures together. Use this gift to create special memories that will last forever."
  • Travel Dreams: "As you start this new chapter, here's to exploring the world hand in hand. Use this gift to embark on your dream journey together."

Baby Shower:

  • Parenting Wisdom: "Welcome to the beautiful world of parenting! Here's to patience, love, and endless moments of joy as you welcome your little one."
  • Nurturing Moments: "As you embrace the joys of parenthood, here's to countless cuddles, sleepless nights, and a love that grows stronger with each passing day."
  • Future Adventures: "To the dreams your little one will fulfill and the adventures you'll embark on as a family. Here's to using this gift to create a world of joy."


  • Reflecting on Time: "Through all the years and memories we've shared, here's to the love that continues to grow. Happy anniversary, with more beautiful moments to come!"
  • Renewing Vows: "As you celebrate another year of love and commitment, may these gifts renew the promises you made and the journey you've chosen together."
  • Adventure Continues: "From the day you said 'I do' to the adventures that still await, here's to celebrating your journey together and making new memories."

Let us be part of your celebration!

In conclusion, the act of giving money as a gift doesn't have to be ordinary. With a touch of creativity and thoughtfulness, you can transform a monetary gift into a memorable and exciting experience. If you're looking to enhance the presentation of your cash gift ideas, consider our custom-engraved options.

At Stylish Engraving, we specialize in turning gifts into cherished keepsakes. If you're looking to add a personalized touch to your monetary gift, consider our Personalized Wood Birthday Money Holder. This elegant and meticulously crafted money holder can be engraved with a custom message, adding an extra layer of sentiment to your gift. Visit our Celebrations and Accomplishments collection to explore more unique ideas for enhancing your special occasions.

Contact us at 801-500-9187 or drop us an email at [email protected]. Let us help you make every celebration and accomplishment truly special.

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