Creative Cash Gift: Bring Home the Bacon

Creative Cash Gift: Bring Home the Bacon

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“Hey! Bro, want to try some beef bacon?”

This refrain greeted my friends and me when we were meandering through a farmer’s market one day.  I must state outright that I am not a bacon lover.  I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a hater, but I would not voluntarily choose to eat bacon, even when it’s offered for breakfast at a friend’s place.  Weird, I know.  Disclaimer aside: Beef Bacon is freaking fantastic!  If you ever have the opportunity to try it, jump on that.  Currently, it’s available in a few stores from Canadian Beef Bacon.

Check out this 80s commercial about bringing home the bacon:

Now – on with our not-so-kosher-but-super-fun way to give money as a gift!

I am no doubt very much in the minority when it comes to disliking bacon; society currently seems to be obsessed with it!  So – help your friend or family to bring home the bacon!

What you need:

–          Package of bacon

–          Ziploc bags or cling wrap

–          Clear packing tape

–          Bills

–          Recipient with a sense of humour


Step 1 – Go buy a package of bacon.  (I seriously recommend the beef bacon.  Seriously.)

Step 2 – Get the money you would like to gift, in bills.  Put the money into some ziplock bags.  You may even be able to fit your currency into the snack size ones.  If you are using plastic wrap instead, cover the whole package of bacon in plastic wrap.  It is important to keep the money dry and free of meat-sweat.

Step 3 – A) If you are using cling wrap, lay the bills over top of the already wrapped package, then add a layer of cling wrap on top, taping it to close.  B) If you are using Ziploc bags, lay them on the package, with the closure folded under; then start taping them down with the clear packing tape. You probably want to completely cover the Ziplocs, to make them extra fun to get open.

Step 4 – Write and include a card.  Here are some suggestions.

“Now that you have graduated, here is something to tide you over, until you can bring home the bacon yourself.”

“Congratulations on your new job!  Way to bring home the bacon.”

“Congratulations on your new child.  Here’s something extra, now that ______ has to bring home all the bacon.”

“Way to bring home the bacon!  Congratulations on your marriage, it’s a winner.”

“Take this bacon on vacation.  Happy Honeymoon.”

…I have some more ideas, which are inappropriate, but play on the theme of “quarter-pound-her with cheese.”


This gift idea works for almost any occasion – weddings, engagements, wedding showers, birthdays of all ages, retirements, graduation, new jobs, baby showers… etc, etc etc!

Another tidbit on bringing home the bacon, compliments of

You are probably familiar with the phrase “bring home the bacon.” In the twelfth century, a church in the English town of Dunmow promised a side of bacon to any married man who could swear before the congregation and God that he had not quarreled with his wife for a year and a day. A husband who could bring home the bacon was held in high esteem by the community for his forebearance.

  • Believe it or not, this post was not sponsored by the Beef Bacon people… it’s just that good.  Beef Bacon people, if you’re reading this, I welcome sponsorship!

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