But that doesn't mean I don't want to be creative! The best one ever was the box of rolled pennies I gave my nephew:
You can get them from any bank. You might have to go to the merchant line. And they are easy to exchange into bills. Especially if you don't open the box. (That is what the little holes are for).
But since I have already used the penny idea, I am thinking this money tree from Then She Made might be a fun one for this year: