My son is college age and can be really hard to shop for. Last year, and this year, I decided to give him an assortment of gift cards, I choose both fun and practical cards; a convenience store card for gas, others for fast food, pizza, an electronics store and video rentals. I spent $10 on some, $25.00 on others.
I wanted a simple way to store them together, and I was under a time crunch this year, so I did a little altering of a children's book.
I chose a heavy cardboard book with few pages and a fun shape. It needed to be big enough to include the cards, and small enough to store in the glove compartment of his car.
I sanded the pages and covered them with patent illustrations and maps. I added some used postage stamps and vintage Flinch cards. Some of the cards were turned on their sides as pockets, while the others are vertical.
I added a bit of color to the Flinch cards, stamped Jack's name on the cover and wrapped it up.
I used this idea last year, and altered an old travel book with stamps and library card pockets. There are so many different cards out there for grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, book stores, movie theatres, electronics and sports stores; it was fun to put together an assortment just for him.