Gift Card Tree

Gift card trees are one of my favorite (and one of the easiest) ways of gifting. I strive to be a little more thoughtful and creative when it comes to gifting but sometimes a gift card is the perfect thing. In fact, gift card trees are my go-to for teachers! Putting this all together on a little tree takes a plain gift card in a paper sleeve to the next level with minimal expense or effort.

small faux christmas tree with gift cards tied onto it and a gold bow on top for a gift

Making a gift card tree is so quick and simple. I love that you have full control over the cost, giving you ultimate flexibility and comfort in regards to Christmas budgeting. You can find affordable mini trees all over this time of year. I’ve purchased mini trees everywhere from Trader Joe’s and grocery stores to the dollar section at Target.

small live christmas tree in a bright red pot sitting on a red and white blanket

What you’ll need

  • Mini Christmas tree (real or faux, totally up to you!)
  • Gift cards (you choose the locations, quantity, and dollar amounts)
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)
  • Scissors
gift cards to chick-fil-a, starbucks, sonic, and panera with ribbon wrapped around them to look like presents laying on a cream and blue rug

How to assemble

Once you have your tree and supplies together, assembling your gift card tree is quite simple. You can attach your gift cards however you like. I prefer to put ribbon around the cards and make them look like little gifts. I’ve attached them to the tree before with ribbon and have also used pipe cleaners, which is really fast and easy. You can often find festive pipe cleaners around the holidays that are sparkly or look like evergreen.

mini artificial christmas tree with gift cards attached to it that are wrapped in ribbon to look like mini presents

After your gift cards are attached to the tree, tie a ribbon or add a little ornament topper of some sort to finish it off. This is totally optional but always adds a nice extra element and makes your gift card tree really look like a mini Christmas tree.

small live potted tree in red pot with gift cards tied onto it and a bow tied on top for a christmas gift

Gift cards trees will forever be a favorite of mine. Thoughtful but also a touch more fun and creative than just a plain gift card for someone. Check out this reel if you want to see how it all comes together and be sure to let me know if you try this!

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Check out my gift guides for more ideas on gifting year round.

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