Wrapping up the gift card dilemma

I am always looking for clever personal gifts and this is such a cute idea!

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It’s a given with the holidays: you have friends or family with kids who are too old for toys. Gift cards seem to be a logical choice for teens and even tweens; after all, they can enjoy the freedom to shop for what they want and make their own choices. But a small envelope can look a little thin, like an afterthought present at best.

Consider, then, a themed package for the whole family.

gift box

What looks like a box full of random little presents is actually the makings of a “Reading Party.”

Ingredients for a DIY Reading Party Holiday Kit:

  1. Bookstore gift cards for each of the kids in a separate envelopes (you can see the envelopes tucked along one of the sides of the box in the picture above).
  2. Container of baked, cut-out sugar cookies (undecorated), with big white filmy bow atop.
  3. Containers of white frosting, colored gel icing…

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