17 gift cards that make great graduation gifts

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Gift cards can get a bad rap – they can feel impersonal, last-minute, and a little lackluster when placed next to a big box dressed in colorful wrapping paper. Yet, gift cards are really the only gift that ensures the giftee will get exactly what they want.

Most recent grads are occupied with the financial and day-to-day transition from college to the real world, so gift cards are actually pretty ideal. They‘re not only a safe bet, but also offer real value in areas that recent grads will benefit from. We rounded up 17 gift cards that any recent grad will find really useful. Whether it‘ll lessens the financial burden of their move to the real world, help them keep up with their favorite hobbies, or pick up a new one, we thought of options for every kind of grad. You can find our list below, or head to .

If you‘re looking to get a gift card for a recent grad, you can find 17 great options below.

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Brooklinen

Brooklinen

It‘s probably about time they upgrade that dorm room bedding. Help them out with a gift card to Brooklinen, one of the internet‘s favorite bedding startups, where they can find high-end sheets in timeless, minimalist styles.

Find our full review of Brooklinen .

Starbucks

StarbucksGet a Starbucks gift card at

Millennials get a lot of flack for their , so helping them get their caffeine fix will be much appreciated.

Everlane

Everlane

Everlane‘s minimalist basics are the perfect addition to any wardrobe — including your recent grad‘s. A gift card will help them stock up on some of the brand‘s like their , super-soft tees, and .

Find some of our favorite Everlane styles, .

Amazon

Amazon

Whatever their future may hold, you can be sure there‘s something they want or need on Amazon. Whether it‘s stocking up on , getting to play at their weekly game nights, or buying the latest , they‘ll have plenty of options.

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Nordstrom is one of our favorite spots to , but even if their dress code isn‘t changing for the office, the one-stop shop is just as great a destination for any of their fashion or home decor needs.

ClassPass

ClassPass

If they love to exercise, they‘ll love trying new boutique fitness classes through ClassPass. If they‘re first-timers, a can help them try the service, and if they‘re already members, it can go towards a month, or a few months, of the service

The Container Store

The Container Store

Moving to a new apartment means stocking up on a lot of new furniture, kitchen tools, and organizational supplies. The Container Store has all of that and more, so you can be sure this will be put to good use.

Uber

UberGet an Uber gift card at

If they‘re moving to new city and won‘t have a car, they‘ll probably become pretty reliant on ride-sharing services like Uber. A gift card will help make those long drives home for the holidays, or just across town to hang with friends, a little more bearable.

Airbnb

AirbnbGet an Airbnb gift card at

With a new host of expenses and responsibilities, a vacation may not be the first thing on their mind. Whether they choose to put an gift card towards a big trip or a weekend staycation, they‘ll be grateful for a little bit of leisure.

AMC

AMCBuy an AMC Theatres gift card at

Make their movie night outings even better with a gift card that‘ll get them popcorn, candy, soda, and a great seat to catch a new flick.

Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover

From its to and , Dagne Dover has plenty of bags perfect for young professionals — all pieces are functional, comfortable, and actually look sophisticated. With so many great choices, a is a great way to make sure your college grad gets just what they want.

Whole Foods

Whole Foods

For some, grocery shopping is one of life‘s greatest joys. Others absolutely hate it. Whatever they feel, they‘re going to need groceries — a gift card will make sure they don‘t bear the brunt of the “” bill all alone.

Spotify

SpotifyBuy a Spotify gift card at

Spotify has — if they‘re not already one of them, or they‘re using the free version, they‘ll appreciate the upgrade which gives them unlimited access to all of their favorite music and podcasts, without interruption from any ads.

Netflix

NetflixBuy a Netflix gift card at

Movie nights in are made easy with a Netflix account stocked with great films. If you want to add something extra, throw in some microwave popcorn or a bottle of wine.

Chipotle

ChipotleGet a Chipotle gift card at

The key to their heart is a burrito, chips, and guacamole — that‘s why a Chipotle gift card is a no-brainer.

Away

Away

You can‘t go wrong with a nice piece of luggage to celebrate their arrival into adulthood. At Away, you can gift them the exact amount needed for a suitcase. All they have to do is pick their favorite color.

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising

Personalized photo books, calendars, and simple prints all make great gifts, but it can be hard to give custom photo gifts when you don‘t have access to their entire photo library. Give them a gift card to Artifact Uprising so they can pick their favorite memories to include.

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