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The Best Gift Cards for University Students

Is someone you know about to go to university for the very first time? Or perhaps heading into their final year with their major project and dissertation looming? No matter where they are, you may be wondering how to support them financially.

Some parents send money to their kids to support their student loan, perhaps to help them with essential costs like rent and utility bills. The problem with this is that sending money in the post like a cheque can be a big risk. The money can get lost in the post or may even be stolen from a communal area at your child’s residence or shared home. Fortunately, there is a much better option – a university Gift Card pack from Voucher Express featuring great brands to support students with their increasingly expensive day to day living costs.

Choose thebest UK Gift Cards for university students to suit your child and enclose them in one of our Free Gift Wallets!

University Gift Card Gift Pack

Supermarket Gift Cards

To kick off, there’s the ASDA Gift Card. Being the perfect gift for any money conscious student, it’s the ideal way to fulfil that all important weekly food shop. Because ASDA is one of the better-known discount supermarkets, a branch can usually be found in any of the major university towns and cities, from Edinburgh to Falmouth!
As an alternative, there’s Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and M&S, or even the VEX Gift Card which can be used across select supermarket brands.

Restaurant Gift Cards

If your child wants to take a break from cooking, and fancies eating out, you’ll be pleased to know that Voucher Express offer Gift Cards for a range of different eateries. For students who love traditional English food, Gift Cards for Harvester, Brewers Fayre and Beefeater make great choices, as well as the Great British Pub Card. Or for those who like more casual dining, there’s ASK Italian, TGI Fridays, Table Table, Pizza Express and Pizza Hut. If you’re not sure which one to go for, The Restaurant Gift Card and The Great British Dining Card make good choices.
Next on the list is the Costa Coffee Gift Card. Any busy student will appreciate this gift, perhaps most of all as a ‘pick me up’ espresso before an early morning lecture on the way to uni. Equally though, it can be used for cappuccinos over coursework and a whole myriad of different food options.

Clothing Gift Cards

If you’d like to provide the gift of fashion to your child while they are at uni, you’ll be pleased to know that Voucher Express sell the much-acclaimed Charity Shop Gift Card. Whether your child is into retro or vintage pieces, or like more mainstream items, they’re bound to find what they are looking for at branches of Marie Curie, Crisis, The Children’s Society, YMCA and Shelter, plus many more retailers who specialise in pre-worn, affordable fashion items.
A great alternative to this is the ASOS Gift Card or the TK Maxx Gift Card. Of course, there are plenty of other discount fashion retailers out there which are ideal for students, including Matalan and Primark.

Sportswear & Footwear Gift Cards

If your child is studying a subject like sport, or is even just a frequent gym goer, they would benefit from a Gift Card from DECATHLON or Sports Direct. Or why not treat them towards the cost of new footwear with a Gift Card from Foot Locker or Clarks.

Home Decor Gift Cards

We chose this retailer as we know student digs tend not to be the most glamorous of places, which is never helped by the fact they are usually filled with unfashionable or unwanted items from parents! So, allow your child to make their mark on their dorm room or shared house with a Homesense Gift Card. You’ll find all the essentials students need, like curtains, bedding, kitchenware, and towels, and with 60% off RRP, what’s not to love?
A great alternative to Homesense is the IKEA Gift Card or The White Company Gift Card, where students can buy all the kitchen and home furnishing items they need.

Tech & Book Gift Cards

If you’ve decided none of the Gift Cards mentioned would be suitable, you’ll be pleased to know that we can offer some final recommendations. We know for sure that every student can benefit from a Currys Gift Card. After all, every student needs access to a computer, plus items like printers always come in handy. Argos is a similar retailer ideal for students.
Next, there’s Gift Cards for National Book Tokens, where your child can buy all their essential course texts from leading high street book retailers like Blackwells and Waterstones. Or if you’d prefer, then why not buy a Waterstones Gift Card directly?

Entertainment Gift Cards 

Perhaps you want to offer the gift of entertainment? If so, then Voucher Express have you covered. A Go Ape Gift Card, which can be used in university cities like London and Bournemouth, is a good way to bring new university friends together in a fun, forest-based activity. Likewise, Chessington World of Adventures and Alton Towers are great options as well. Or why not get your child a Gift Card for Leisure Vouchers, Ticketmaster, Virgin Experience Days or Cineworld? If your child is doing a creative degree, then a Gift Card from Hobbycraft makes a good option. Or, if they need to buy their stationery before next semester, why not treat them to a WHSmith Gift Card? Perhaps they need a way to get around at uni, if they are lucky enough to have a car, then why not get them a Halfords Gift Card?
Whatever range of Gift Cards for students you choose, they're sure to come in handy. Send them in one of our lovely Gift Wallets, along with a heartfelt message!