If you’re a student, or you know someone who is, then you may have heard about Student Choice: the flexible in-store and online voucher that makes the perfect gift for those impossible to buy for. Here’s a handy guide for all you need to know about Student Choice gift cards.

Why should I use Student Choice?

Anyone who knows a student knows that they’re impossible to buy for. Whether it’s a birthday or holiday, a “well done on passing your exams!” or just a simple thank you, the perfect present is hard to find. Money feels too impersonal (and you don’t want your Christmas present getting lost to their rent or gas bill!), and the latest trends are hard to keep up with.

The solution? A Student Choice card! This flexible gift voucher is easy to use and valid in hundreds of stores on the high street and online – an ideal way to set the student in your life up for the year ahead in a way that they can choose. What’s more, one voucher can be redeemed in more than just one store, so a Student Choice card allows you to stretch your gift even further than before!

How do I buy a Student Choice card?

A Student Choice card can be bought either in-store or online:


Over 1400 outlets across the UK stock Student Choice cards, so you’ll be spoilt for choice where to pick yours up from. These outlets include Tesco, Morrisons, Boots, Co-Op, and WHSmith, with more partnerships being sought – so make sure to keep an eye out in your local corner shop or supermarket. You’ll find Student Choice cards in the gift card section of the shop, typically around the electronics or gift aisles, or at the checkout.

Student Choice cards are available as fixed £20 gift cards, or alternatively, you can choose to load a value of anywhere from £15-£100. Once you’ve picked one up, simply take it to the checkout and buy it as you normally would – and remember to keep the receipt!


Does your local supermarket not stock Student Choice, or you don’t have time to visit? Don’t worry – Student Choice cards can be bought quickly and easily online via Giftcardstore.co.uk. Simply select an amount – £20, £30, £50, £100, or an amount of your choice – your delivery option, and whether the card is a gift for somebody else. Once purchased, your Student Choice card will be delivered to you or your chosen recipient (depending on your preference) ready to use as normal.

I’ve got my Student Choice card: what now?

Once you’ve received your Student Choice card, you’re ready to start spending. Whether it’s a weekend trip down to the high street to splash out at Wagamama, WHSmith, Odeon, and JD Sports, or an evening browsing the latest online fashion on ASOS and listening to your favourite music on Spotify – the choice is all yours!

There are plenty of outlets to choose from, so the decision of where to spend your Student Choice card could well be a hard one. Don’t worry! You don’t have to spend your credit all at once, or even just at one outlet. Where and how you spend your balance is entirely up to you – and any that’s left over after your shopping spree will simply remain on your card for however long it is valid for.

Unsure of how much you’ve got left? You can check your card balance and validity on the Student Choice website: just enter your 16-digit card number, and you’re good to go.