10 DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas for Gift Cards this Father's Day


Father's Day presents are about showing Dad how much you care. A Good Food Gift Card is perfect for Dad because it allows him to treat himself to a night in a restaurant he truly wants to visit, and saves you wasting your money on something he won't use. But you might be wondering how you can add a personal touch to your gift card?

Nothing shows how much you care like taking the time to do some craft, so try wrapping your gift card using one of these DIY ideas.

1. Shirt and tie gift tags


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These gift tags can double as both the present itself, and as a personalised gift tag with a difference. Try Aly Dossdall'ssimple instructions to house your gift card in a shirt and tie. All you need is some patterned paper, twine, and a needle and thread.

2. M&M jar


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This creativegift wrapping idea has the bonus of being a red herring. For a second you'll look like a vaguely lazy or ungrateful child. But hidden in this humble jar of lollies is something even sweeter – a gift card. If you don't hear anything for a few weeks, it could be worth making sure he opened the jar!

3. Kraft paper gift card envelope



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You might not have a crafty bone in your body, but the Delia Creates blog has you covered. Choose from a star, crossed or striped design, then print them out and assemble at home to easily wrap your gift card. It looks great, and all the hard work is already done for you!

4. Felt button pouch


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This option requires you to know your way around a sewing machine, but you can get away with hand-sewing without too much trouble if you prefer.With a little felt fabric and a spare button, you can make a gift card holder that will last. These ones are handy to learn how to make, as you can keep creating them all year round, for all sorts of occasions.

5. Chinese takeout container


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Simple, yet understated, you can customise your carton with designs you know your Dad will love. Either buy a pre-made gift card takeaway carton, or create your own. Check out this article for a guide to how you can make your own Chinese takeout gift wrapping using a template.

6. Zipper card pouch


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Dust off your sewing machine and create yourself a zipper pouchto house your gift card. You can choose your Dad's favourite colours in a sturdy fabric, and the best part is, he can even use this gift card holder later as a coin purse or mini wallet.

7. Photo gift card holder


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If you are more adept at Adobe Photoshop than creating with scissors and glue, try this photo gift card holder idea. You can take a photo of yourself and make it work so it looks like you're holding the gift card, for maximum gift-giving brownie points. Even if you're new to Photoshop, these instructions will walk you through it easily.

8. More printable gift card holders


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Crafter Stephanie Lee has shared a cuteprintable fileof a gift card envelope. With Father's Day greetings and optional graphics, they are an easy stylish choice for wrapping gift cards.

9. Tin card holder


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A neat little snack box with a surprise underneath. For this simple gift wrapping idea, all you need is a small tin just big enough to fit the gift card. Place the card at the bottom, then fill it with your Dad's favourite lollies or chocolates. He'll get a tasty snack as well as a nice surprise when he finishes!

10. Origami Owl


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Why not test out your paper folding skills with this origami owl? Follow this step by step video to help you create a gift card holder that represents your Dad – the wise old owl!

Get crafty

So now you have all this inspiration for Father's Day gift card holders, get crafty. And to give a gift that hits that sweet spot of being both a practical and personal pressie, pick up your Good Food Gift Card today.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.