From private jet trips to cross-continental adventures, our Ready-to-Give Gifts Boutique has the last-minute presents of a lifetime. The only problem? Plain old white envelopes are no fun under the tree. Choose one of these fun and festive wrapping solutions and strike awe in every giftee even before they discover what’s inside.


1. Bury it in a jar of candy or in a tray of chocolates.
Place the voucher in an envelope, hold it upright inside a Mason jar, and pour your giftee’s favorite candy (jelly beans, Skittles®, chocolate kisses, etc.) over it. Seal the jar, wrap the lid with ribbon, and put it under the tree. Similarly, pick up a gourmet tray of chocolates and place the voucher inside the box (or tape it to the bottom). They’ll never see it coming.

2. Attach it to a helium balloon.
Nothing will catch their attention like a bundle of floating balloons. Use a hole punch at the office and swing by the party store on your way home.

3. Frame it.
If this last-minute gift is a trip across continents, put the voucher in a colorful frame and wrap it up. The frame will be waiting on the mantel for the perfect picture when they return.

4. Create a DIY bow or envelope.
If you’re feeling especially crafty, or you have a knack for origami.

5. Hang it from the tree.
Put the voucher in a gift box or envelope, tie it with ribbon, and either tuck it cozily in the branches or hang it with the ornaments. Tell your giftee there’s something waiting for them in the tree – they just have to find it.

Our Ready-to-Give Gifts: Just Print & Add a Bow Boutique opens Friday, December 21, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 21, 2012