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SPY Guide: The 9 Best Gift Cards For Graduates

What to Buy Graduates: Gift Cards
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* The right gift card makes a great grad gift
* Let your graduate buy something they really want
* Gift cards for every kind of graduate – and any amount

Gift cards are a great graduation present because they’re more personal than cash, but they still allow the giftee to get something they really want. Of course, picking the right gift card for your special graduate can still be tricky. To help find the perfect gift card, we rounded up nine of the best, with options for every kind of new grad in your life.

1. Amazon Graduation Gift Card

You can’t go wrong with an Amazon gift card. Your graduate gets nearly endless options for how to spend it, and the gift card even comes in a special graduation-themed gift box.

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2. Amazon Prime Membership

Okay, so it’s not exactly a gift card, but an Amazon Prime membership is a great way to help your grad stock their new home with stuff, listen to music or podcasts while they work, and relax with some quality streaming afterwords. They’ll also be able to use it for grocery delivery, ordering household products and a ton of other Prime member benefits.

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3. Overstock Gift Card

Your grad is going to need all sorts of furniture, home items, and knick-knacks now that they’re living in the real world. One great way to give them a hand is with an Overstock gift card.

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4. Indochino Gift Card

Now that your graduate is a real adult, they’ll need a quality suit for their job, dinners, and dressy events. The best way to set them up? A gift card from Indochino, a company that offers affordable, made-to-measure suits for the modern man. (Check out our full review here).

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5. Bed, Bath and Beyond

Another helpful gift card for getting your grad’s new digs set up is from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The store has everything they need to set up their new home, from bedding and towels, to kitchen gadgets and home accessories.

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6. Fandango

Is your grad a movie lover? Get them a Fandango gift card, so they don’t have to worry about the high price of movie tickets. Also, Fandango lets you design your own e-gift card, or send a physical version.

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7. Whole Foods Market Gift Cards

After enjoying college dining halls food for years, shopping for groceries can take some getting used to. Help out your grad with this Whole Foods Market gift card, so they can have a few worry-free trips to the market.

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8. Restaurant.com

If you’re grad is a foodie, don’t get them a gift card to a specific restaurant. You risk picking a place they don’t like, or a place that’s too out of the way for their daily routine. Instead, get them a gift card from Restaurant.com, so they can choose their favorite spot, or one that’s convenient.

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9. Ticketmaster

For the music lover graduate, get a Ticketmaster gift card so they can enjoy a show wherever they’re living. It’s a little more fun than a gift card for basics, and your grad will definitely appreciate a night out on you.

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