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The best graduation gift in 2024? An eGift card they’ll actually use

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Written by Jennifer Heilbron

Every year, just as Summer approaches and the sun reminds us it’s time to relax, millions of graduates toss their caps up and celebrate their accomplishments and mostly, their new freedom! While I love sentimental gifts for graduation like a grandfather’s old pocket watch, or a framed photo and heartfelt wish from mom, I also love a good 'ol PRACTICAL gift that I know a grad will covet and use. 

From dorm room essentials to late-night pizzas, I’m sharing my favorite must-have eGift cards for the graduate(s) in your life! BTW—you can get all of these eGift cards right from Evite (and get a free graduation eCard to send it in!).

The eGift cards grads really want

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DIY dorm from Target

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Moving into a dorm can be overwhelming, especially when you are sharing a tiny room with virtually no storage space (or privacy)! From bedding to hangers to mini microwaves, Target is the way to go!

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Stay up with Starbucks

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What do you give the grad who is moving on to more schooling or starting a new job? Caffeine is their best friend and an eGift card to Starbucks is their ticket to sanity!

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Get dressed with TJ Maxx

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Is your grad trading a warm climate for a snow-covered campus and now needs “a real jacket”? Or did your college grad land their dream job and needs work clothes for their new 9 to 5? TJ Maxx FTW!

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Introduce them to HomeGoods

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Whether your grad is leaving home for the first time or moving into their first apartment, shopping at HomeGoods says “I’m a big kid now” in a major way.

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Send Domino’s to the rescue

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If chicken soup is for the soul, then pizza is for the graduate. Stock them up with Domino’s eGift cards and a stack of paper plates, and you will make your grad very happy!

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Game on with GameStop!

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Want your grad to be the dorm favorite? Get them an eGift card from GameStop so they can load up on all the video games and crush their friends. And let’s face it, gaming has no age limits!

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Get those steps in with Footlocker

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Your grad is going from a teeny neighborhood to a sprawling campus, or maybe even a city! Keep them on track and ready to take on the town with shoes from Footlocker.

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Treat them to Chipotle

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In almost every college town or city, you will find a Chipotle. And in a Chipotle, you will find young adults rushing to eat something delicious before their break is over. Chipotle always satisfies!

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Stay gorgeous with Sephora

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It’s hard to find a teen or 20-something these days who isn’t skin-obsessed or following all the beauty trends on TikTok. Give them an eGift card from Sephora where they can buy everything they love!

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Give them everything (AKA, Amazon)!

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Last but certainly not least, AMAZON. Why? Because, Amazon. Need a notebook for a new class? Amazon. Need a certain size shower curtain in a certain color for a certain roommate who is picky? Amazon.

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All of the products we feature are hand-selected by our editors! You see only what we love and what we think you'll love too. If you buy something through links on our site, Evite may earn a commission. Prices are subject to change.

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Looking for even MORE eGift cards to give to a new grad (hey, maybe they’re more about Ulta, H&M or the convenience of DoorDash)? Evite has 40+ eGift cards to choose from, so you’re sure to find just the right one!

Jennifer is a writer, mom of 3 and shopaholic. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, 3 sons and endless amounts of Amazon deliveries.

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