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Give The Gift Of Higher Education This Year

We have all had those times where we really wanted to give a meaningful gift to a family or child, but were at a loss on what to give. I know as a large family mom myself, I shudder when the holiday season comes around and my kids start getting things that they may play with for a moment, but that will end up in the back of the closet soon enough.

This post is sponsored by Virginia529 but all opinions and ideas are always my own.

I look for gifts that I can give that will be meaningful, helpful, creative, and long lasting – without the clutter. It can definitely take some creativity to come up with the perfect gift with these requirements, but I have managed to be quite successful at it over the years!



This year, I am looking into giving gifts that keep on giving. One gift idea that I will be using this year is Invest529 gift cards. It may seem a little strange, but hear me out, mamas!

I have spent the last ten years educating my children at home, and have many more years to go. Education is a huge priority in our family. While I will  not force my children to go to college, I will strongly guide them towards their choice, while keeping their natural gifts and strengths in mind. As a mom to seven, higher education will likely be quite costly! We have been saving for years now, but are no where close to what we may actually need to send all our children to college. This is what made me consider giving


Invest529 makes it simple to start saving for college. You can customize your savings strategy to fit the needs of your family, which I really appreciate with a large family. Grandparents or other family members can easily contribute to Invest529 accounts as well, making it an even better gift coming from a whole family.



Invest529 gift cards are available at select Target stores and online at WalMart.com, making it a convenient option when you are out doing your Christmas shopping. You can


I found piece of mind when I learned that the money you save in an ENTER the Virginia529 sweepstakes below!


Enter for a chance to win a $1000 contribution to a new or existing Invest529 account! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Virginia529.





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  • Reply
    Jennifer Gastelum
    November 18, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I didn’t know they had gift cards for this! Can they be used for trade schools and education supplies (college books, computers, etc?)

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    November 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Education is such a wonderful opportunity. It’s not so much as the end game of a degree but the learning along the way.

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    November 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

    What a great idea! My mom and I were just talking about something similar for my young niece! I will check this out!

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    November 19, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I don’t celebrate Christmas but I can see how this would be good for birthdays and other special occasions! I’m also not pushing college either because from the looks of it, self-started businesses are a way of the future (unless they want to be a doctor or something)… But whatever they cost, having the monetary support will be awesome!

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    November 20, 2019 at 10:34 am

    This is such a great idea! I didn’t know you could buy gift cards for a 529 plan — they really would make a great gift for your kids.

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