From MintLife Blog
Let’s say you do want to give (or hint strongly that you’d like to receive) a monetary gift, but not cash—something more interesting, less likely to be spent idly, and with a chance of growing at more than zero-point-something percent. Here are a few investment gifts you can put on your list.
One of the 6 ways mentioned was savings bonds. I described how you can buy the new digital savings bonds as gifts in this May blog post
One thing the post didn't mention was giving a SmartyPig gift card. I have another May blog post
that reviews this gift option.