A do-it-yourself gift certificate idea is to present the certificates as a calendar, with certificates catered to each month. Another idea is to print the certificates on business cards and hide them throughout the recipient's pockets, wallet or bags, states Budget 101, a site that provides advice for affordable living. The gift certificates can also be incorporated into a photo book that has a photo on the front and a certificate on the back.
Individuals can choose to have a third-party printing service print their certificates for them, or they can make them at home using a template.
Some popular gift certificates to receive include those for babysitting, massages, cleaning tasks, errands, control over the TV remote, a special date and a favorite meal, reports Wise Bread, a website that promotes a financially-safe lifestyle.