40 fun ways to gift a scratchcard this Christmas

Christmas scratchcards

National Lottery Christmas scratchcards can be used on gifts, ornaments or the dinner table. And they could be the gift that keeps on giving!

Uncover a little more excitement this holiday by making it a Scratchcard Christmas! Scratchcards from the National Lottery give you (or your loved ones — *ahem*) the chance of winning up to £1m, which would make Christmas a very merry one indeed! They make fabulous, fun extras for the over-16s on your list.

At our #ScratchcardXmas Twitter party we shared creative and crafty ideas on how to gift scratchcards this festive season, from drink party ideas to gift decoration.

The #ScratchcardXmas Twitter party was sponsored by The National Lottery. Its newly launched Facebook tab includes competitions, crafty Christmas videos and a fun ‘Scratchcard Matchmaker’ to help you pick which special £1, £3 and £5 holiday Scratchcards to gift. And just think: this fun holiday gift for over-16s could end up being the most exciting thing they get!

40 fun ways to have a scratchcard Christmas!

Surprise scratchcards

1. Make your own Advent calendar with a scratchcard for each day @YorkshireMumof2

2. My mother-in-law sends us all scratchcards in our Christmas card as an extra present @MotherScuffer

3. I make simple gift tags for wine with a hole punch and pretty red ribbon.  More interesting when handing over at parties @jhowze

4. This year I am making mini “This is your Life” books using a couple of pics and popping a scratchcard on the final page @goriami

5. Last year a friend gave us scratchcards wrapped in old paper and tied with a ribbon like a scroll @mummyblogger

6. If you are having any guests stay over on Xmas Eve/Christmas Day, then pop one under their pillow @Missy_B83

7. If you like writing thank you cards for the gifts you received at Christmas, pop a scratchcard in @Vintagerocksx

Scratchcards on the Christmas tree

8. Attach them to paperclips and hang off Xmas tree as decorations. Then hand them out @KaraCariad

9. Putting them in baubles is good. We have pretty ones that separate so everyone can pick one and see @tricia1982

10. Blutack as star shape – put on top of tree, then on Xmas Day share out and scratch by everyone @TheBeezleyBuzz

Christmas table

11. I leave for one everyone on the starter plate @HertsChick

12. A surprise at the table clipped onto your place setting name @TheBeezleyBuzz

13. You could hide them in napkins when laying the table and have a few spare for unexpected guests @LWeightloss

14. We had scratchcards between courses on Christmas day as a little treat @Mummyadventure

15. A lottery card and a scratchcard in a homemade Christmas cracker at the dinner table causes a lovely buzz @cakesphotoslife

16. Sellotaping to bottom of dinner plates, must eat all sprouts to get your surprise scratched @cabface

Make them part of fun and games

17. They make great prizes in Christmas games you play @Beth1979

18. Russian roulette for adults – envelopes containing chores and a couple with scratchcards in instead @goriami

19. My festive tip is to have a scratchcard Xmas Treasure Hunt. Hide them in the house and adults search them out. @afamilyday

20. They are fab if you play an adults pass-the-parcel in between wrappers @mumslittlepeeps

21. We put scratchcards in balloons filled with confetti then hang them up on Xmas Eve. Guests can choose which one to pop @Luckysammystar

22. We play Monopoly on Christmas Day, put the scratchcard in the middle, whoever lands on free parking first wins @Webkinny

Hide them in gifts

23. I am making a Xmas hamper with lots of different bits for my mum and putting two scratchcards in it @lisanorfolk

24. If you are giving a gift of clothes with pockets, put them inside the pocket @LWeightloss

25. Pots of gold for grownups always go down well, gold sweets, coins and a scratchcard @mumsabettalife

26. They are also good for slipping inside books, diaries, dvds, cds or especially socks as a little something extra @LWeightloss

27. Buying a new wallet or purse as a Xmas present, pop in a penny (for luck!) and a scratchcard @goriami

28. Chocolate with a paper wrap and add a card to the back of the wrap in Charlie and the Chocolate factory style @goriami

29. Slip a scratchcard into a new pair of gloves for a surprise when they go to try them on @kenlandab

Who gets a scratchcard?

30. Pop one in the Binman/Postie/Milkman’s card if you can’t stretch to a tip @missielizzieb

31. They make fab secret Santa presents for hard to buy recipients @Vintagerocksx

32. I send them in cards to penpals up and down the country @Webkinny

33. Make a mini hamper for teacher’s gift – xmas mug with scratchcard , chocs and smellies tied up with ribbons @TheBeezleyBuzz

34. I always put one in my husband’s Christmas card as we don’t buy presents for each other so it is a token gift @Staceyyy86

It’s great to win!

35. Put a wee cheeky scratchcard in my partner’s Xmas stocking last year. Won £100. @cla25e

36. I got a scratchcard yesterday and won £20. It meant a treat of fish and chips for tea @Missy_B83

37. I won £50 on a card the other day. I then bought 25 more for my scratchcard crackers @Baillie-MyLife

38. I won £200 on a scratchcard at the Xmas dinner table a few years ago. We split it between 4 of us @Staceyyy86

The Last words

39. Give them in new pants with a note saying, “You might get lucky!”  @SonyaCisco

40. Leave one out for Santa with his mince pie @TheBeezleyBuzz


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