Give the gift of college this holiday season! Kids both young and old will appreciate a Gift of College gift card from ScholarShare. Thanks to #ScholarShare for sponsoring this post.
There are very few gifts out there that you can give to both a newborn and a twenty year old which will be valuable and useful to both of them. Try to think of something and you’ll probably come up blank. However this year there IS one gift that I think is worth mentioning.
It’s the Gift Of College gift card from ScholarShare and you can find it in your local Toys R Us if you live in California, like us or order and even print one online for convenience. While my MIL and I were browsing the store around Thanksgiving I spotted it and thought it was an amazing gift idea for the child who has everything, regardless of how old that child is.
Did you know that a child is SEVEN times more likely to attend college if they have a college savings account? In fact, if you haven’t opened one already on December 9th, if you open a ScholarShare 529 account with $50, ScholarShare will match your $50 bringing your child up to $100 from the start. Curious about the ScholarShare Holiday Matching program? You can check out the details here.
But back to those gift cards – let’s be honest, most of our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews have more than enough when it comes to “stuff.” I’m one million percent guilty of adding to the problem, and understand wanting to give kids something tangible.
So here’s a cute idea. Who doesn’t love that smiling pink pig? He comes with a bunch of big plastic coins for babies and toddlers to work on their hand eye coordination and counting. He also looks unbelievably cute with a little Christmas tree tied to the top of him. Just saying!
Instead of giving him and a few more toys get to the total you were planning to spend how about a Gift of College gift card? They start at $25 and that $25 will probably be worth a heck of a lot more when they’re ready to use it because of a little miracle called compound interest. I’ve talked about how starting early has made a huge difference for our family.
And if you’re looking to give a gift to a child who is already in college OR even graduated then grab a fancy box and wrap one of these up in it. Because Gift of College gift cards can even be used against a student loan account. Say Whaaaaat? I seriously couldn’t believe that when I read it.
Whether you’re shopping for a toddler or a twenty year old this holiday season seriously consider the Gift of College. It might be the gentle push that tells the child or parents that you care and this is important or it might be a welcomed contribution to a pre-existing effort. Either way, it’s a gift that will collect interest rather than dust in the months and years to come!