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Business Q&A: Gift cards make perfect presents for grads

It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for graduates, especially if you are buying for multiple graduates. Gift cards are an easy gift to give and can be personal, from their favorite store, or universal. They are convenient for you and the graduate.
Oklahoman Published: May 22, 2014
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Q&A with Lauren Harris

Cash cards make graduate gifts

that always fit recipient’s needs

Q: What are some creative, yet practical, gifts to give recent graduates?

A: It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for graduates, especially if you are buying for multiple graduates. Gift cards are an easy gift to give and can be personal, from their favorite store, or universal. They are convenient for you and the graduate.

Q: What types of gift cards will grads find most useful?

A: An important rule is to be practical. Give gift cards that a graduate will use the most. For example, gas cards are a great idea; anyone who has a car would appreciate a free tank of gas. You might consider a gift card to a supermarket to help them out with their weekly groceries. Or, give a gift card to a clothing store so they can buy professional clothes they will need if they are starting a new job. The best option may be one that doesn’t limit where the graduate can spend it. Gift cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover can be used wherever major credit cards are accepted, and may be bought at some banks, including First Fidelity Bank.

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by Paula Burkes
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A 1981 journalism graduate of Oklahoma State University, Paula Burkes has more than 30 years experience writing and editing award-winning material for newspapers and healthcare, educational and telecommunications institutions in Tulsa, Oklahoma...
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