65 Ways to Give Money as a Gift


Do you have that difficult person on your Christmas list this year that is impossible to buy for?  Or are you just wanting to give money as a gift but don’t want it to be boring? Well if so, we have the answer for you, 65 of them to be exact! We have searched the web and found the top 65 ways to give money as a present! Whether you are searching for a Christmas gift, birthday gift, graduation or more we have 65 amazingly brilliant ideas for gifting money all gathered into one place for you!

65 Ways to Give Cash as a Present

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This post includes creative ways to give money for Christmas!

Clever ways to give money as a birthday present.

Graduation cash gifts that everyone will love!

Brilliant ways to gift money as presents to kids!

Plus, adorable money gift ideas that we just couldn’t leave out!

Fun ways to give money for Christmas!
With Christmas just around the corner I know that I am still trying to find the perfect gift for a few people.  These 15 ideas are sure to be a hit with anyone on your list this year!

Money Gift Ideas - How to Give Cash

Money Christmas Present Ideas Made of Cold Hard Cash

1. Rolling In The Dough: Who wouldn’t love “rolling in the dough” this Christmas season?
2. Cash Christmas Wreath: This would be an adorable addition to any Christmas party this year!
3. Money Filled Christmas Ornament: I know that finding this ornament on the tree at our home would be a big hit!
4. Coin Candy Rolls: This gift would be perfect for a college student paying for their laundry! {But lets be honest anyone would love to receive this in the toe of their stocking.}
5. Christmas Tree Lot: What a fun and creative way to gift money to someone special this year!

Christmas Ideas for Giving Money as a Present

6. Christmas Money Book: Books are always a great gift but I have a feeling this one would be extra special!
7. Box of Christmas “Chocolates”: Imagine their face when they lift the lid off of their box of “chocolates” to see this amazing surprise!
8. Ornament Money Holder: Hiding money on the tree for a friend or family member to discover could become a favorite holiday tradition!
9. Christmas M&M Jar: Hidden money is always a fun surprise! This M&M jar would be the talk of the party! Just grab a jar!
10. Cash Christmas Tree: Christmas isn’t complete without a tree and this one is just the right color of green!

Christmas Present Idea for Gifting Money

11. Surprise Snowball: Anyone would love to  unravel this snowball surprise discovering cash and little treats along the way!

12. Snowman Scarf Card: Sweet and simple, this card provides a place for a quick note while also adorably displaying their gift as well.
13. Origami Christmas Tree: The origami Christmas tree is sure to brighten up someone’s holiday!
14. Folded Money Tree: Almost too cute to take apart, this gift is sure to be a crowd favorite!
15. Christmas Star: Folded just perfectly the Christmas star will be sure to put a smile on the face of the recipient.


Creative ideas to give money as a birthday present!

15 amazing ideas that will make your next birthday gift a breeze!

How to Gift Cash for a Birthday Present

DIY Birthday Money Gift Ideas

16. Strings Attached: This gift comes with a few fun rules and a shopping trip as well!
17. Box of Balloons: Popping these balloons will leave the birthday boy or girl grinning all day!
18. Money Gift Bag: The money just keeps coming and coming with this creative birthday gift idea!
19. Money Wrapped Candy Bars: Combining two favorites, candy and cash will always be a hit!
20. Buy What You Want to Balloons:  Adorable balloons that anyone would love on their big day!

Birthday Present Money Ideas

21. Origami F-18: Folding money into an F-18 will be sure to make the birthday boy beam!
22. Cold  Hard Cash: Breaking into this cold hard cash will most definitely be worth the work!
23. Surprise Balloon Door: An early morning surprise will kick off the birthday celebrations on the right foot.
24. Soda Pop Bottle: Anybody celebrating their birthday will be praising your name for this fun gift!
25. Cash Wallet: Why put money in a wallet when you could just give someone a wallet made of it.

Cash Graduation Gift Ideas

26. Birthday Bouquet: Using the birthday girl’s name in this bouquet paired with some dollar bills will be a hit for sure!
27. Money to Burn:  Everyone always loves a little money to burn!
28. Cash Cake: Chocolate may be yummy, but this cake will “take the cake” when it comes to favorite “flavor.”
29. Dollar Bill Birthday Bow: Just the right thing to top off a little gift for the birthday boy or girl!
30. Candle Card: Be sure not to blow these candles away!


Graduation cash gifts that everyone will love!

Graduation gifts that will start the graduate off on the right foot with their new adventures that lay ahead of them!

How to Give Cash as a Graduation Present

Graduation Money Gift Ideas

31. Graduation Cap: Every graduate will be excited to pop this hat onto their head on graduation night!
32. Dollar Bill Book: Dollar bills bound together in a DIY book that everyone will love!
33. Don’t Blow It All In One Place: The tissues won’t be missed when the cash comes piling out of this box!
34. Graduation Cash Necklace: Such a cute idea for any girl graduating this year!
35. Mason Jar Graduation Cap: Mason jars are all the rage these days and this jar filled with mini “diplomas” and topped with the perfectly sized graduation cap will not be forgotten anytime soon!

Graduation Money Gift

36. Money Lei: What graduate wouldn’t love to wear this amazing Lei around on their big day?
37. Graduation Mixed Greens: Salad will be on the top of everyone’s wish list after they see this creative gift idea!
38. Bright Future: Just a little something to help brighten up the graduate’s future.
39. Cupcake Toppers: Treats are always a favorite! Wouldn’t they look great in these fun graduation cupcake liners?!
40. Hard Work Paint Can: Graduates are sure to know that their hard work has finally paid off with this adorable reminder!

How to Gift Money for a Graduation Gift

41. Graduation Gift Box: A little sparkly something to say congratulations!
42. Money Chain: Wearing this money chain will add a smile to every graduate’s face.
43. Dollar Bill Pizza: You can’t survive on pizza alone, everyone will need a little extra dough after graduation! You can get an empty clean box here. 
44. Confetti Balloons: Beautiful balloons with an extra excitement when popped. You can even fill it with graduation confetti!
45. In Case of Emergency: A day will come when the graduate will be in need of a little emergency money. This gift will prepare them for it ahead of time!


Brilliant ways to gift cash as presents to kids! 

Kids love money as well as a adults and these creative ideas are sure to make them appreciate the gift even more!

Kids Will Love These Creative Cash Gift Ideas

Kids Gifts Made of Money

46. Stick Puppet: Making the money into a puppet will leave the birthday girl grinning!
47. iPad Dough:  Saving up for something bigger? This fun idea helps go towards their dream gift.
48. Money Box: Surprises lie around every corner with this brilliant shoe box surprise!
49. Balloon Pop: Bright balloons and money are always a good combination.
50. Lucky Lollipops: This gift provides them with something sweet for both their mouths and pockets!

How to Give Money as a Gift

51. Straw Stash: Searching through these straws will be a fun game for the lucky kiddo that receives this present.
52. Lego Hide Away: Legos are a great gift, but this secret will make them even more popular this year!
53. Water Balloons: Summer time birthdays will never be the same with this exciting water balloon gift.
54. Angry Birds: This may be one of the cutest ideas yet! Angry birds will be flying everywhere with this genius idea!
55. Bubble Gum Jar: Bright and fun, the hidden money in this bubble gum jar will be a hit! Use a legit machine or just a dressed up jar


A few more adorable money gifts that just couldn’t be left out! 

After finding our favorite Christmas, birthday, graduation, and kids money gifts we still had a few more that we just had to share!

Fun Ways to Gift Cash

How to Give Money as a Gift

56. Money Tie: What a fun way to give some cash to that special man in your life!
57. Cash Wreath: This wreath is a great idea for a newlywed couple celebrating “how two became one!”
58. Rose Bouquet: Every girl loves a beautiful bouquet of roses!!
59.  Fortune Cookie: Ready to read your fortune? No matter what the message is inside this fortune cookie it is sure to deliver good luck! I love the folded cookies packed away in the clear take out box!
60. Cash Roll: The cash will just keep coming from this fun rolled up surprise!

DIY Money Gift Ideas

61. Rolled Cash Necklace: What a fun way to gift money to all of your favorite girlfriends.
62. Soap: 
Everyone will wonder how you pulled off this soapy surprise!
63. Mobile: New baby joining the family? Celebrate with this money mobile that will not be forgotten!
64. Rainy Day Fund: Any recipient will appreciate this bright and cheery rainy day fund! Here’s a similar umbrella!
65. French Fries: Birthday, Christmas or anything in between, this french fry gift will be a favorite for sure!

So there you have it!  65 Ways to Give Money as a Gift that everyone is sure to love! Now the hardest part will just be deciding which of these amazing ideas to use first!

If you are looking for some more fun gift ideas be sure to check out Diva Becca’s post about 3 Last Minute Christmas Gifts or Diva Kari’s Ultimate Christmas Guide for Him!

About the Author: Niki

I am a crafting, baking, blogging wife and mother. I love nothing more than time with my family while playing games, watching movies, and just being together!

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  1. i would like to get an oragami lacrosse stick,or something
    related to the sport as he was awarded most valuable
    player this season.
    needed for september and would consist of 10 100 dollar
    bills.what are your thoughts????you can be honest i am
    the nonna (grandma) he is my only gchild. thanks,connie

    1. Oh wow! That sounds like an amazing gift and would be fun in any denomination!!! You are one fantastic and generous nonna! What a fun way to do it. XO