One of our cousins turned 9 last week! Instead of buying a gift, we chose to give her money, but not just money in an envelope, we made a sweets & money gift surprise!
We placed the notes in a cut cardboard tube that fits nicely into a glass jar. (We reused a peanut butter jar)
Then my daughter added the sweets(we used Astros, it any small type of candy will work).
When the jar was full, I closed it up and added a circular piece of gift wrap around the lid, secured by a ribbon.
Lastly, I added a round paper with the note.
And, voila: a sweet gift surprise!
Two years ago she also received money, but then we used this! Check it out! So fun!