Having a hard time coming up with fun birthday gift ideas? Well look no further, this gift is a way to give cash without looking like you dug through your purse on the way to the party. You know…when your birthday “card” is an envelope from the bank and you drew a smiley face or birthday balloons on it with a ballpoint pen. This gift is a step above that with not much more effort. It’s a “one size fits all” present.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with the comedian Jim Gaffigan, but his routine on birthday gifts is HILARIOUS! It’s worth a search. Here is a quote from Jim on birthdays:
“It can be hard to give a gift. I can’t believe we’re still giving clothing as a gift, because whenever you get clothing as a gift you open it up and think… ‘not even close.’ And the person who gives it, is like: ‘you can take it back if you don’t like it.’ That’s all right, I’ll just throw it out. Really. Don’t give me an errand. ‘Happy birthday. Why don’t you head to the mall for me and pick up my dry cleaning while you’re there”?
Did you ever get a candle as a gift? ‘Hey, thanks… You know I have electricity right? Just tell me if my house stinks”. Ha. Ha. ( I however, appreciate a good smelly candle).
The materials for this birthday present couldn’t be more simple. All you need is an empty Kleenex box. Oh and cash. Dollar bills. Tape the dollar bills together end to end with Scotch tape. Obviously the more dollar bills the greater the “WOW”. Stuff them in the Kleenex box with just one dollar sticking out of the box. It’s fun to watch someone’s eyes grow wider as they pull out the dollars that go on and on. Make a tag that says: ”Don’t “blow” it all in one place. The End. Happy Birthday.