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DIY Holiday Gift Card Wrapping Ideas


A gift card is the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list. It takes the pressure off since you don’t have to search high and low for something your recipient might like—and they get to pick out exactly what they want. Plus, your organization earns with every gift card you purchase.

Since gift cards are so small, they can be hard to wrap. Here is some inspiration to create a special gift card wrapper of your own to show your loved one just how much you care.

Jolly jars

Fill a mason jar with festive-colored sweets and a gift card. Sweets can be something like M&M’S, Hershey’s Kisses, or even something homemade.

Festive paper creations

Get creative with paper and other crafting materials you have on-hand to make a mitten, reindeer, ornament, or another fun holder.


Mocha them smile

Gifting a coffee gift card to Starbucks or Caribou Coffee? Create a holder inspired by a to-go cup.

Stuffed stockings

Use felt to create a small stocking and stuff it with a gift card to one of their favorite stores.

Very merry balloons

Put a gift card in a balloon and blow it up. Your recipient gets to pop it to reveal their gift.

Keeping it cozy

Like to knit? Make a cozy sleeve to put the gift card in.

Sew special

Use holiday-themed fabric and sew a stuffed snowman, candy cane, star, or another seasonal shape. Be sure to add a pocket for a gift card.


Meaningful messages

Let your recipient know how much they mean to you, in your own words. Write a personal note and pair it with a gift card.

Looking for more ways to add flair to gift cards this season? Check out this roundup of ideas.

Shop all 750+ brands that offer gift cards that give back. Plus, shop limited-time $5 and $10 gift cards—they’re the perfect small gift for mail carriers, baristas, bus drivers, and more.


These tips will help you make the season of giving also a season of earning. Happy Holidays from the ShopWithScrip team.