Easy Birthday Gift Ideas: Tissue Box Money Roll + Free Printable

January 25, 2019

We're here to bring you practical tips, recipes, and ideas that make your home life a little bit easier.

Hello & welcome

Blog Categories




learn more


The Best Sports Bras with Built-In Cups

How to Wash and Store Berries

The Best Non-See-Through White T's

read post

read post

read post

Popular right now

easy birthday gift idea: tissue box money roll

I always seem to find myself rushing last-minute to figure out an easy birthday gift idea when my child is invited to a birthday party.  One thing leads to another, and I always end up grabbing way more than I actually needed (I’m looking at you, Target).  Or we resort to a less-than-ideal gift and I swear to be more prepared the next time around.

But now I’ve discovered the PERFECT, easy birthday gift idea to have on-hand for birthday parties: a tissue box money roll!  A friend told me about this idea a few months ago and I instantly fell in love with it. I knew I had to create my own!

You essentially roll up dollar bills (I typically use about 10) and paper arrows + notes into a tissue box.  Half the fun of this money gift, is pulling it all out of the tissue box.  It seems to just keep going and going!

Assembling this gift is super simple and I like to put together a couple at a time, so we can grab them and go when there’s a birthday party to attend.

easy birthday gift idea: tissue box money roll


  • 1 square tissue box
  • The printable (download at the bottom of this post)
  • Dollar bills (I usually use about 10)
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Tissue paper (or a couple tissues from the box)


  • Cut out each piece of the printable
  • Gently open the side of the tissue box and remove tissues
  • Tape box closed and attach gift label on the side
  • Starting with the topper, tape alternating dollar bills and arrows until you get to the bottom
  • Starting at the bottom, roll up the bills and paper then insert into the empty tissue box with the topper sticking out
  • Secure the topper with tissue paper or tissues

Easy Birthday Gift Idea: Download the Free Printable

I like to hang out on Instagram and share more in-depth tutorials on everything I make, create, and organize.  Come be a part of our Home & Kind Instagram community.

+ Show / Hide Comments

Share to:

  1. Lee Jensen says:

    I did the graduation money roll for my son who is 25 and he loved it. It was the hit of all the gifts (which were just money in a card…) Thank you for this and many other wonderful ideas I’ve gotten from you. You are so adorable and I’m often inspired by you. Good luck with your move!

  2. Keisha Martin says:

    Printable won’t download for me!

  3. gina espinal says:

    how do i print for the birthday money roll box

  4. Holly Pierson says:

    Hello, how can I get the free printable? I put in my name and email address but it wasnt’ emailed to me.

    • Brittney says:

      So sorry you were having problems getting the free printable. When you enter your name and email address, there should be a link that comes up right under the submit box where you can download the printable right from that link. It also sends an email, but that has the chance of going to a junk mail folder.

  5. Catherine says:

    I did this last year and it was the best gift

    Thank you

  6. Jamal C. says:

    I have not received an email yet regarding the free printable download, can you help?

  7. Tara says:

    It’s for my daughter 17 birthday

  8. Vanessa blutcher says:

    When I print the arrow is coming out small

  9. Cathi Young says:

    Please send link for free printable for tissue money gift box. Thank you much for this.

  10. Magilet Totty says:

    Please send me the free printable for tissue money box. Thank you!

  11. Lila says:

    There is no link that pops up and it was not emailed to me either?

  12. Thank you for this idea, Brittney’ I believe it will be a hit for us at my Great Niece’s Sweet 16 celebration on Monday. The Quotes did not download, but I got the directional part. Again, Thank you.

  13. Susan Tjarks says:

    Thank you for the free download!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Hello, there is no link when I add my name and email. Can you please let me know how I can get the free printable?
    thanks you

  15. Cindy Shomaker says:

    Can I please get the link to the printables. THANKS!

  16. Sonya says:

    I need the printable

  17. Mary says:

    I need the printable

  18. Andrea Hayward says:

    Can i have the free printable please? Thank you! 🙂

  19. LaToya Roberts-Hill says:

    Love this! I’m going to try it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Grab the PDF of 30 of our favorite family games that use
things you already have around the house.

30 games you can play
with your family that take
5 minutes each

Free Download