• Michelle Yarn

Gift Ideas for the Grad in Your Life


As the school year winds down, graduates of all ages are wrapping up the past and gearing up for the future—whatever it may hold. You maybe you’re wondering what type of gift to give the graduate in your life this year! Consider giving a gift card—the most requested gift in America year-after-year—to help the graduate move toward the future with an opportunity to buy something he or she really needs in order to get there successfully. I have some creative gift card buying tips for your graduates as they embark on that next adventure! Tip #1: On the Go.

Graduation is a time of transition—new schools, new dorms or new jobs, so gift cards that make the transition easier are a great choice! Teenagers, for instance, may prefer gas gift cards. Think of this as a time when adult responsibilities are about to land on graduate’s shoulders and gift accordingly. Practical gift cards such as gas and groceries may not be glamorous but will be much appreciated.

You can purchase these kind of gift cards at Gift Card Mall, found at more than 180 thousand retailers nationwide, like grocery stores, and also online at giftcardmall.com.

Tip #2: Flexibility.

Graduates need gift cards that can be used for a variety of needs and locations, especially because he or she may be moving to a new, unfamiliar location. That’s why a personalized gift card that you can customize and purchase at GiftCards.com is such a great graduation gift. It can be used nearly anywhere and still be personal and fun to give. For example, personalized gift cards can be used to rent a moving van, buy pizza after packing or after unloading, for gas for the road and more. It can also be used to buy books, clothes and bedding for the dorm. If the graduate is going on vacation, it can be used there too!

Tip #2: Exchange.

If you’re worried about giving the wrong gift, rest easy knowing there are trusted gift card exchange sites, like Cardpool.com, that make it easy for the graduate in your life to buy and sell pre-owned gift cards and offer instant savings at top retailers. By connecting gift card holders into one trusted gift card exchange marketplace, Cardpool helps shoppers get exactly what they want, whether it’s a discounted gift card, a different gift card, or simply cash.

Keep these ideas in mind and your graduate will be able to celebrate with a present they truly want and will enjoy using!

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