The gift giving season is upon us and we make gifting easy with our super cute holiday-themed scratch games:

Minnesota Lottery scratch games make gift giving a breeze because tickets come in a variety of themes and play styles and fit any budget. And perhaps most importantly, you don’t have to worry about shipping delays because they are widely available at a retailer near you.

If you’re feeling a little crafty this year, and want to take your lottery gift giving to the next level, why not try one of these 5 easy and fun DIY ideas we received through our Share Your Lottery Story free contest:

Sip & Scratch Tree

Scarlett from Ham Lake calls these “Sip and Scratch Trees.” She uses scratch tickets and a bottle of wine (non-alcoholic bottle would also work well) to make a Christmas tree. We think these would make the perfect hostess gift this holiday season.

Secret Santa Exchange

What do you get someone you may not know very well in your office secret Santa Exchange? Kylie from Monticello says she frames lottery tickets every year as Christmas gifts for her secret Santa exchange.

O Christmas Tree

Kari from St. Cloud made this DIY Christmas tree and she said it, “makes the perfect gift and creates lots of memories for years to come!”

Saran Wrap Ball Dice Game

Debra from New Ulm says they hide scratch tickets inside a Saran Wrap ball and play a dice game every year at their holiday family get together. “It’s so much fun for everyone to find a ticket,” she said. “The excitement to find one, then to scratch it and see if it’s a winner is a blast.”

Gift of Love

Forget the box of chocolates, Linda of Foley gifted scratch tickets as an anniversary gift for her son and daughter-in-law. What a fun way to celebrate, and maybe the celebration continued with a big win?!

What’s your favorite way to give scratch games as gifts? Tell us about it in our free monthly contest for your chance to win $25 in scratch tickets and a lottery T-shirt.