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This Holiday Season’s Must-Have Gift: An Invest529 Gift Card

The pandemic is reshaping this year’s holiday shopping season. While it can already be challenging to find the perfect gift for a young loved one, gift givers this year are hoping to avoid busy stores and shipping delays. In fact, many Americans will likely plan on doing the majority of their holiday shopping online due to health safety concerns.

For a simple and practical solution, consider giving a gift your child, grandchild, nephew, niece, or other young loved one won’t outgrow or forget about when a fad fades --- the gift of education. An Invest529 gift card is a meaningful investment in their future that is easy to make.

Invest529 funds can be used on a broad range of qualified higher education expenses at schools nationwide and even some overseas schools. Plus, they can be used at public or private universities, graduate schools, vocational schools and private or religious K-12 schools.

Making a gift contribution is easy. With the Virginia529 Gift Center, anyone can give to an Invest529 account. There are three easy way to contribute to an account:



Use the Virginia529 Gift Center to purchase and deliver digital gift cards.


By Gift Card

Invest529 gift cards are available online and at select retail locations. Find a store.


By mail

Print a gift card for easy convenience.

During this unprecedented time, the simplicity of giving through Invest529 is something family and friends will find comfort in, knowing their gift will last a lifetime and that they are providing something both unique and valuable.

Resources to help you learn

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about 529 plans.

Smart Savers Academy

Tune in to a live episode and ask questions of the presenter, or watch a previously recorded webinar below.

Invest529 Portfolio Performance

Review and compare historical returns of Invest529 portfolios.