In the past, I've done the gift card-in-the-box-in-the-box-in-the-box-in-the-box gag (good, but the wrapping gets a bit time consuming) and I've placed the gift card into a baggie and then encased it in insulating foam (too mean - it took forever to extract!). This Christmas, I found a more pertinent direction to go.
My nephew asked for cash this year in order to help him purchase a new gaming computer. Cash. Sigh. Even less personal than a gift card. But I want to help him achieve his gaming goals (heh), so I agree to go along. Anyway, long story short, here's the container I came up with to give dear nephew $50 cash toward a souped up computer:
JuDee wrapped it up with the note "For your new computer!" The nephew was a good sport. He knew something was up, but kept a politely neutral look on his face (with just a hint of horror) while he tried to figure it out. It took a little encouragement to get him to look over the floppies to notice the telltale sign of cash on the back of disc #1. Then - smiles! And he's keeping the floppies, presumably to start his own Museum of Archaic Data Transfer and Storage Technologies.