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How to wrap your Gift Cards in a creative way

Gift cards are always a good idea! Whether it's for the holidays, a birthday or because you simply need a last minute gift. But how can you pack a digital gift voucher nicely? We’ve listed some tips to gift-wrap your gift cards in an original and creative way!

Published on: 07-12-2022

Gift-wrapping a digital gift card? Yes, it’s possible!

You’ve decided to give someone a digital gift card, but how? You could send the recipient an email or text message with the code. Or write the code down on a birthday- or Christmas card, or even on a post-it. There must be a better and more fun way to do this, right? The answer is: Yes, there is! 

8 ways to gift-wrap your gift card!

One of the best things about receiving gifts is the joy and anticipation of opening them. And that's where a digital gift card code falls a bit short, no matter how nice they are to receive. We won’t stand for that, so we’ve listed 8 fun and creative ways to make your digital gift code as satisfying as possible to unwrap (and wrap)!

  1. Our gifting module
  2. Print & Fold our DIY Gift Box
  3. Give your toilet rolls a second life
  4. Origami box
  5. Put it in a jar
  6. Message in a bottle
  7. Blow it up!
  8. A picture says more than 1000 words


1. Our gifting module

Make your gift card more personal with the Startselect online gifting module! Choose one of our cool designs, add a personal message and choose when the digital card can be sent to the lucky recipient! This way, your gift will be a lot more personal than the standard gift code via email. Also, it’s very convenient to plan your gift ahead of time and not worry about it anymore!

Go to our Gifting Module >


2. Print & Fold our DIY Gift Box templates

There are many templates available online to print out a DIY gift box yourself. Simply cut it out, fold it as shown and glue the dotted lines to get a perfectly sized box that fits your (digital) code like a glove! Especially nice if you use colored paper or get creative with it yourself. Use fun stickers, glitter pens, ribbons, draw on it or write a nice message. This DIY gift box can be perfectly personalized!

Print out our Startselect gift boxes?

Click on these templates below and simply print them out!

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3. Give your toilet rolls a second life

Digital codes as a gift are already super sustainable. But how cool is it to make your gift packaging environmentally conscious as well! Maybe you used to tinker with your empty toilet rolls as a child, you can still do that today. Let your imagination run wild like it did in kindergarten and round up your toilet rolls!

If you flatten the toilet roll a bit, and fold the ends together, you can easily fit a small gift in there. Like a gift card code, for example! Now take the opportunity to decorate your DIY gift wrapping according to taste. Channel your inner toddler and go crazy.

Get out the craft supplies, because the possibilities are endless! A piece of nostalgia for under (or even in) the Christmas tree. It also fits perfectly in a shoe or the (old school) mailbox. By wrapping your gift this way, you’ll certainly leave an impression!


4. Original Origami box

Are you skilled in the ancient art of Origami, or do you want to give it a try? This is the perfect opportunity! With a wide range of beautiful origami paper and plenty of video-tutorials available, you can create beautiful gift boxes. Now those origami sheets are usually quite small, which means that they are practically made for small gifts, such as… you guessed it: our gift cards!

Do you have the patience and nimble fingers to succeed in folding yourself some Origami art? We have succeeded at an origami gift bag with the help of this video. You’re guaranteed to wow everyone with your origami skills when you get the hang of this, so get to folding right now and become the Origami Gift Box master before Christmas begins.


5. Put it in a jar

IEveryone has a glass jar with a lid at home, right? If not, eat some peas and carrots or beans today and you're good to go tomorrow. A gift card or rolled up note in a nicely decorated glass jar gives off a very festive look. Almost like a cute snow globe, depending on how you decorate it.

Give your good old jar a nice theme, like throwing in some Christmas tree ornaments, candy canes, some fake snow and glitter, maybe a nice ribbon and you’re all set. Is your gift card for someone's birthday? Then add confetti or M&Ms for some festive colors. Or throw some of those little toy dinosaurs in there because honestly, who doesn’t love dinosaurs. Name one person. That’s right.


6. Message in a bottle

A small glass bottle or tube may be a bit harder to find, but this would also work well with an empty wine or beer bottle. Especially if it’s white glass and not colored, so you can see what’s inside. Writing the code on some fancy paper makes your gift wrapping super original and even gives it a romantic touch. Or go for a pirate theme and soak the paper in coffee and burn the edges so it looks like a treasure map!

Forgot that special day with your loved one? No worries. Get a last minute code and go for the mysterious ‘message in a bottle’ gift. Write the code - and of course your cheesy love message - on a note and roll it up with a nice bow around it. Put it in the bottle with some seashells, rose petals or candy hearts and your super romantic and unique Valentine's gift is ready.


7. Blow it up!

If you’re the family joker and need to keep that rep up, hide your gift code in a balloon. Add confetti or candy - or if you’re feeling really mischievous, glitter - for an unforgettable unwrapping. If you’re not particularly fond of the recipient (maybe it’s a Secret Santa gift?) then we urge you to put some glitter in there and make them pop the balloon. Glitter never leaves. Glitter is here to stay. Forever.

How to get your code into the balloon in 5 simple steps

Blowing up your fun balloon gift is easy with these steps to follow:

Step 1: Roll up your gift card and carfully place it in the empty balloon

Step 2: Carefully put glitter or confetti inside the balloon too, you could use a tiny funnel for this

Step 3: Inflate the balloon carefully, without letting the contents fall out (watch out for that glitter!)

Step 4: Use a knot to close the balloon, decorate with a nice ribbon

Step 5: Write or draw something fun on the balloon with a marker (watch out for sharp tips)


8. A picture says more than 1000 words

Do you still have an unused photo frame lying around somewhere, or a framed photo of an ex lover or maybe just a picture that doesn’t do you justice? Take it out and you’ve got a great way to wrap your gift card!

Frame the gift card, together with a nice personal message or a photo of you and the recipient. Or a picture of a puppy or kitten because why not. You can also give several gift codes at once and put them together in a larger frame, or one of those multi-picture frames. You can add a funny text such as “Break glass in case of FIFA Points shortage” or “Nothing to wear? Break glass for Zalando credit!”.


Purchase your last-minute gift at Startselect now!

Hopefully, we have helped you a bit with these gift card wrapping tips.

If you prefer to wait until the very last minute to do your Christmas shopping, we got you fam. We have a huge range of various gift cards for Gaming, Entertainment, Shopping, Food and Travel. So there truly is something here for everyone! Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Go Christmas Shopping at Startselect!


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