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Five Lucky Christmas Gift Ideas

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Brought to you by Instant Scratch-Its.

When I turned 18 one of my favourite family friends gave me a card with an Instant Scratch-Its ticket in it. Now, you may think I’m odd {don’t worry, I do too!} but I get excited about scratchies. I think they’re the gift that gives twice. First when you receive it, and the second time when you win. On my 18th birthday, my friend gave me a card with lots of lovely words written inside and the scratchies… and I won! ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS. I’m sure I got a lot of other gifts that I should probably remember from the milestone birthday, but I only remember the scratchie.

Almost twenty years on, I haven’t changed. I still love getting an Instant Scratch-Its ticket in a card. I dream about all the possibilities; the holidays I’ll take, the mansions I’ll buy or what I’ll do when I retire. I’m a head-in-the-clouds kinda girl. This Christmas Instant Scratch-Its has gone a little bit fancy – they’re a beautiful tiffany colour with shimmer. They’re the perfect gift when you’re not sure what to get someone, or when you want to spoil someone, or even when you think you’ve done all your shopping and you’ve forgotten someone and need to rush out and grab a last minute gift.

I got my craft on and had some fun creating these ideas for you, so you can spoil someone in your life. I hope they get lucky {and that they share if they do!}.

The perfect teacher gift. I’d never really thought about it until I had kids, but teachers really are THE best, aren’t they? Can you imagine taking care of up to 30 kids every day? This cute idea combines Instant Scratch-It tickets with some chocolate coins {they can by bought from your local supermarket – in Woolworths they’re right near the lollipops}. Pop them into a little gift bag, or stocking that you can pick up from your local cheap shop.

The cute Christmas tree. I love this idea. My mum received one of these last year, and I was a bit cranky that I hadn’t thought of it first {I like to think that I’m the best gift giver in the world ?}. You can grab small Christmas trees from most supermarkets or cheap shops. This colourful version is from Typo. I just popped a hole in the corner and tied them to the branches.

The handmade wreath. I got my craft on and made this one . I simply cut a wreath out of green cardboard {just use two plates to get the right size}. I cut out the leaves from different coloured cardboard, and then stuck the Instant Scratch-Its tickets on using double sided tap. You could add more to really bulk it up. I finished it up with a red bow.

The cheeky bauble. This is another cute idea that I love a lot. Fill clear baubles {grab them at your local bargain store} with Instant Scratch-Its tickets. You can hang them from the tree and when guests come over, you can tell them to pick their present off the tree.

The generous gift tag. The $2 Instant Scratch-Its make the perfect gift tag. They come ready with a hole punched in them already, and can be easily tied to a gift to make it extra special.

Have you ever won on an Instant Scratch-Its ticket? I’d love to hear your scratchie story.


*Not all tickets are available in all parts of Australia, but check your local newsagent or lottery store for their offerings.