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


While family budgets are still impacted by rising costs and inflation, many plan to spend a little more on gifts this holiday season. While gift cards, clothing and electronics are always the most popular gifts, nearly half of consumers choose to put experiences and events on their wish lists this year.

Give a simple, practical gift that provides the student in your life an experience they’ll never forget – 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 education expenses at eligible educational institutions nationwide and even some overseas schools, including:

  • Public or private universities
  • Graduate schools
  • Vocational schools
  • Private or religious K-12 schools
  • Repayment of certain student loans
  • Registered apprenticeship programs

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

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.