Rebus Treasure Hunt Money Gift

As you know, I've been thinking up creative ways to give money as a gift to my nephew Timothy for the last decade or so. He got potholders and a dishtowel (with hidden money inside) for his birthday in October; for his Christmas gift, I took advantage of the fact that I'd be seeing him in person and sent him on a treasure hunt using rebuses. 

At home, I designed and printed the rebuses. I set the first one aside, then put the rest into envelopes with increasing amounts of cash. When we got to my sister's house, Trevor and I snuck around hiding the envelopes in their appropriate places. Then we presented Timothy with the first clue:

He solved it fairly quickly and headed to the kitchen, where he found this: 

It took a bit longer for him to find this one. He had no idea we'd snuck outside to hide the next envelope!

He got help from my mom and sister for this one. It cracked us up hearing them all say, "Ove-chicken" repeatedly. 

After solving that clue, he found the final envelope, which just held cash. The gift was a hit!


Need the answers? 

  • To get your money open microwave.
  • Look under doormat.
  • Go to oven.
  • Check near holiday tree.


Creative gifts are great, but if you don't have the time or energy to make your own, there are some fun hidden money gift ideas for sale on Amazon. This is an affiliate link; thank you for supporting My Creative Life!

1 comment:

  1. You've made a lot of effort for Tim's gift every year. Such a great aunt!


I moderate comments, so you will not see yours appear right away. Please check back if you had a question; I promise to answer it as soon as I see it. Thank you for taking the time to comment!