Give the gift of money in the form of a Money Tree!!
This is a simple gift idea that can be done in less than an hour. It is better than a gift card because who doesn't want cash!
The example I have pictured here is one I made for my college student daughter with a major in art (how cliche- a poor college art major) for the holidays.
It is made from push pins, a styrofoam cone, and many one dollar bills ($1) to form the shape of a fir tree.
(DONT ASK FOR ANY MONEY FROM ME. GO GET YOUR OWN MONEY)!!
Step 1: Purchase the material
Go earn that money! Shake those money makers! While you are out there purchase a styrofoam cone and push pins (preferably with round heads). The cone I used has 6-8 inches diameter bottom and tapers to the top at 12 inches tall. To cover this one, it took 100 singles. (If using less money, use a smaller cone or trim the cone to a smaller height).