We have ideas for you to make give your gift card in a more fun and thoughtful way, including homemade gift card boxes. Everyone loves gift cards because they get to choose exactly what they want but handing over the card in a greeting card can get a little boring. Get creative and have fun with these gift card box ideas.


How do I make a gift card box for a gift card?

Get creative and find construction paper, scissors, markers, and of course your gift card. Then, start having fun with words and phrases for your gift card box.

  • Teacher’s can live on apples alone.
  • Roses are red, Coffee is hot, Here is a gift card, ‘Cause I like you A Lot!
  • Any way you slice it, you’re amazing.
  • You’re my Top Golfer.
  • Thanks for always keeping me on Target.
  • Treat Yo Elf


These words can influence the shape of your gift card box. Starbucks gift cards are cute given in a homemade coffee cup gift card box. Click here to get this free printable from AGirlAndAGlueGun.com


Sometimes, you are just looking for a generic holder for any gift card. We have ideas for this as well. Below is a great idea from thehomesihavemade.com. Printables are available to make it a little easier.


Another great design is from lyndiacreates.com. Again, there are templates available for downloads to make this an easy process.


Creating Gift Card Boxes With A Little Something Extra

Personally, I like to combine gift cards with a little extra something to make the gift card just a little more thoughtful and personal. I try to match small items to enhance the gift card. Candy is a good general go to for kid gifts, but other small items can really bring the gift card to life as well. Here are some ideas for you.

Emergency Margarita Gift Card Box

Buygiftcards.com has an Emergency Margarita Gift Card Box that includes ZingZang Margarita mix, a reusable straw, rim salts, and a Chipotle gift card for chips and guac.

Movie Night Gift Card Box

Movie Night Gift Card Box

Whether you want to stream a movie in or head to the theaters our BGC Card has gift cards for both. Add in some candy and popcorn for the perfect night.

Greeting Card Box with Candy and Gift Card

Greeting Card Box

Hit the easy button for kid’s birthday gifts, teacher’s gifts or others. Our Greeting Card Box comes with a variety of candy, a greeting card that is a box for the candy and a $15 BGC Card.


How can I make my gift card box an experience?

Want to step it up a notch. Make your packaging an experience. There are all sorts of ways to do this. Here are some things to jump start your imagination.

  • Cooking Experience.  Home Chef Gift Card with a Custom Cutting Board
  • Athletic Experience.  Resistance bands, back roller, water bottle and a gift card for Lululemon
  • Tailgates and TVs.  Get his/her favorite fan gear and then use a Crutchfield gift card to upgrade your car's stereo system.
  • Personal Audio. Pick up the latest earbuds and a Spotify gift card for his music library.


Have fun building or buying a gift card box because it's a better way to give a gift card to someone you love.