I wrote a post a few years ago about how I made a money notepad gift for the older kids in my life (from my teenage nephew to my college-aged niece).
These notepads have always been a HUGE hit.
I give them for graduations, Christmas, and birthdays! I have yet to meet a teenager who didn’t love receiving one. 🙂
I mean, who doesn’t want a pile of $1, $5, or even $10 bills worth $10, $20, $50 or more?!
I thought my bank used to sell them, but I haven’t seen them in a very long time. If your bank doesn’t have money notepads, then don’t worry because they are really easy to make yourself!
Where to Buy a Money Pad Kit for Making Dollar Bill Notepads
Since then, I’ve gotten requests for advice on where to purchase the supplies to make your own money notepads – namely, actual money pad kits and not the separate supplies.
So I’m here to tell you about a cool Money Pad Kit I found on Amazon!
It’s all-in-one – it comes with the padding compound, a brush, chipboard for a hard backing, and instructions!
The only thing you need in addition to this is something to weigh down the glued together pile of money while it dries.
I used binder clips, but they show a brick in the example product photo. LOL I think either one works.
How to Give Dollar Bill Notepads as Gifts
This type of gift is not very large, BUT it is super impressive.
I’ve given money notepads as gifts for all occasions. The usuals are for Christmas, birthday, or graduation, but I would also consider it for a bridal shower or baby shower (using large denominations like fives or tens).
Babies cost a lot of money, so why not? It could be the perfect gift for the cash-strapped new mom in your life.
When giving these notepads, I usually put them in a gift bag or wrapped box.
But for teenagers, even just an envelope is fine! They don’t really care, and they rip their gifts open so fast half the time anyway! LOL
One thing I think would be really amazing is to wrap the money pad IN money-themed wrapping paper. Here is one I found on Amazon >> Money Themed Wrapping Paper
Reviewers say it’s not a huge amount of wrapping paper for the price, but it’s worth it for the effect! I’m gonna get some and try it out myself! 🙂