Bring New Life to Gift Vouchers

14 November, 2020

Traditionally we give gifts in beautiful wrapping paper all tied up with an extravagant ribbon tied in a knot a sailor would be proud of. This is hard work and will often lead to many trips to the supermarket to buy extra tape and blisters on fingers after hundreds of failed attempts at getting the bow just right. With the increase of gift vouchers gift wrapping is slowly becoming obsolete however we can be just as creative when gifting a voucher as we can a boxed gift. We have created a list of ways to up your voucher game and make sure your gift voucher stands out amongst the rest.

Envelope Artist

Although you can get loads of different patterns and styles for wrapping paper envelopes are pretty limited to white with the occasional basic pattern if you really look. So instead of using an envelope like you are presenting your loved one with a bill use left over wrapping paper and a little bit of origami skill to fashion yourself an envelope that won’t let your present get lost at the back of a cupboard. In just 5 minutes this step by step guide will turn you from a complete novice to an origami master.

Now what should we seal this envelope with? 2020 has taught us licking the gift we are about to give may not be the best idea so the answer may be to go back in time to the old melted wax seals. What is more extravagant than a wax sealed letter? A wax sealed letter with your initials on it! Customised wax stampers are available for around £5 but are super effective and the person who receives the gift will feel like the have opened a letter from royalty.

Bring the Voucher to Life

It might be looking to be a socially distanced Christmas but we still want our gifts to have meaning for the recipient. If you are sending the voucher in the post you can write a letter to say why you bought them that particular gift and a little message to tell them you wish you could see them. If it is for a restaurant why not include a printout of the menu to help them get excited for the experience. If you are sending a virtual gift voucher don’t let that stop your creativity. When buying clothes vouchers try and attach some links of clothes that you think they might like just adds an extra personal touch. For experience vouchers whether that be diving with sharks or taking a cooking class different businesses create videos about their experiences so the person receive the gift knows exactly what they are getting and will help build up anticipation.

Turn the Voucher into a Game

It might be looking to be a socially distanced Christmas but we still want our gifts to have meaning for the recipient. If you are sending the voucher in the post you can write a letter to say why you bought them that particular gift and a little message to tell them you wish you could see them. If it is for a restaurant why not include a printout of the menu to help them get excited for the experience. If you are sending a virtual gift voucher don’t let that stop your creativity. When buying clothes vouchers try and attach some links of clothes that you think they might like just adds an extra personal touch. For experience vouchers whether that be diving with sharks or taking a cooking class different businesses create videos about their experiences so the person receive the gift knows exactly what they are getting and will help build up anticipation.

Let the Experience Begin

Gift Vouchers don’t need to be printed on paper or sent virtually. The way you present the gift can relate to the product you are gifting and leave the recipient with a memento of the occasion. I am sure this sounds a little confusing but hear us out. If you are giving a restaurant voucher you can print a message onto a plate all you need is a marker pen, a plate and an oven . Write out your message on the plate and place in a preheated oven at 350 degrees after 30mins turn off the oven and leave plate in to cool. Your message will be baked into the plate however like paper gift vouchers we wouldn’t recommend eating off them. Or if you are gifting something of a nautical nature such as a boat trip make them feel like they have received a message from Blackbeard himself by ripping the edges and dabbing the voucher with a tea bag and rolling it into a bottle. We would recommend keeping a second copy of the voucher to actually use.

Gift vouchers are more popular than ever and no matter what your loved one enjoys there is likely to be some sort of voucher for them. This could also be the perfect opportunity to make memories as well as many companies offer discounts for joint experiences so why not treat yourself at the same time as it has been a long year.

We hope that this has inspired you to ditch the plain white envelopes and try something new this Christmas. Now you know how to give a gift voucher the only thing left is to buy one. Deep Sea World has great range of diving experiences for the whole family with some great savings this Christmas