“DONUT You Know How Much I Love You” Birthday Gift Idea

I love giving homemade gifts!
September is when my niece has her birthday, but because of back-to-school, I can never celebrate in person with her. I always want to send something a little special though.
In past years, I have sent a birthday cake in a can, a “sponge cake” postcard, and a birthday party in a box. This year I’m sending gift card and chocolate.
As my niece gets older, just like my daughter, she likes the independence of shopping for things herself. This is where a gift card is perfect for her. But of course, I didn’t want to just mail her a gift card. I wanted to dress it up and make sure she knows how much I love her, and how sweet she is!What’s sweeter and more festive than a pretty sprinkle donut?
Well, I’m not going to mail her a donut, but I can certainly have a little fun with a donut-themed present… and send her a container full of chocolate, a gift card all dressed up with sweet donut printables.I found these 7” circular baking tins, or to-go containers at my local Dollar Tree – 4 for $1. What a bargain!

And, I bought some pretty candy coated chocolates at my local Party City.
To complete the package, I designed a cute donut printable to go on the top of my tin, and one to hold the gift card with a cute donut quote or pun to complete my lovely, sweet birthday gift.

And I’m sharing the printables with all of you, because DONUT YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU too? = )

Donut Printable for Unique Homemade Birthday Gift Idea

You can grab your free printables here:

Print out the free printables onto cardstock paper. I used scissors to cut out the big pink donut for the lid, and filled my container with the chocolates.

Donut Printable for To Go Container Lid and Gift Idea

Then I used my X-Acto to cut out the gift card printable. I designed the printable with fold lines (the dashed ones) and cut lines to hold a standard size gift card. Make sure to cut the slits with your craft knife as well.

After the donut gift card printable is cut out, fold it in thirds with the design on the outside. Then you can place your gift card into the slits. I used washi tape to secure the sides down. You can write a personal message on the top inside flap. Then I used one more little piece of wash tape to close the card up.

Then I placed the gift card on top of the candies, put the lid and my donut cutout on top, and closed up the edges of my baking tin around it to secure.

Donut Quote Printable for Gift Card Holder and Homemade Birthday Gift Idea

It’s as easy as that! And I know she is going to love it!

You can also use the gift card printable on its own, but I love how the baking tin looks like one big donut I know this would entice me to open it! Am I right?

Donut Quote and Birthday Gift in To Go Container
Hope you enjoy this fun and sweet homemade birthday gift idea.
Enjoy!
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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  6 comments for ““DONUT You Know How Much I Love You” Birthday Gift Idea

  1. September 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

    yippee! this is PERFECT for a friend of mine in need-thank you SO much! 🙂

    • September 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      I’m so glad you like it Lisa! Thanks for the great comment!

  2. September 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Pauline,
    This is such an adorable idea! The printables, the candy, and the packaging – all perfect!

  3. Lily
    February 20, 2015 at 7:06 am

    OMG I LOVE THIS! SO CUTE!!! My boyfriend love’s donuts so I am going to make this as one of his presents! I am just going to change the gift card word from Love to Like since we aren’t there yet lol but AMAZING IDEA!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for the pdfs!

    • February 21, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Yay, I hope he likes it! Homemade gifts are the best. Enjoy!

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