I really like giving gifts. It gives me an excuse to think of someone, what they really like, and pick out something special for them. I have an entire gift closet because I usually think of that someone way before it’s a birthday or Christmas, so I pick up the gift when I see it and give it when it’s time. If I’m giving a simple gift, though, like a gift card, I like to really think about the packaging, like this DIY Starbucks Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder.
This took me a handful of seconds to put together and didn’t cost me anything extra because I already had the decorative shred. Plus, giving someone a gift card this way really makes it look like it’s a complete gift instead of just sticking a gift card in a card. That looks like you just stopped by and grabbed a gift card on the way to a party.
Here’s a simple side note: If you ever get a package with tissue paper or decorate shred, always save it. I always add this to my gifts because it makes them really feel special. But that stuff can get expensive. You can get tissue paper and decorative shred at the dollar store, but that adds up over time. A few dollars saving here and there can really help your budget.
Yes, I’m that frugal.
I also save the hard brown paper that comes in packages too. I use that as a covering when kids are visiting and using markers or for when I’m painting something like a table and I don’t want it to drip all over the floor.
DIY Starbucks Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder
What You’ll Need:
- Starbucks gift card
- Starbucks iced coffee cup
- Brown decorative shred
What You’ll Do:
Fill the cup with the brown decorative shred.
Put the gift card into the cup, low enough that it is covered by the decorative shred.
Put the plastic top on the cup. Push the straw through in front of the gift card (to hide it just a little).
Now, I made this using a Starbucks gift card and cup because that’s the gift card I purchased recently. Of course, you could do this with any coffee shop you like, so don’t feel like it has to only be made with Starbucks products.
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy
Tuesday 28th of May 2019
I was on the hunt for Teacher gift ideas and this is perfect! Well done :)
Sunday 26th of May 2019
Very cute idea! Much better than just putting in a card.
Saturday 25th of May 2019
I love the idea of getting a cup from the same place as the gift card and tucking it inside! Often, I want to give a gift card but hate just putting it in an envelope or even worse just handing it to the recipient.
Wednesday 22nd of May 2019
What a great idea! Do you purchase the cup from Starbucks, or use one that had coffee in it?
drugstore diva lisa
Wednesday 22nd of May 2019
When I purchased the gift card at Starbucks, the cashier gave me the cup for free.
Monday 20th of May 2019
Such an easy and thoughtful idea. I need to do this for the teachers for end of year!