Source: Syda Productions/Shutterstock.com
It’s graduation time, and you want to celebrate your friends’ and loved ones’ achievements and mark the occasion with a fun, meaningful present, but where do you start? From a pair of silly socks to a pretty piece of jewelry, you’re bound to find something they’ll love on our list of 17 good graduation gifts for friends.
Your buddy, sibling, grandkid, niece or nephew has graduated and is officially book smart, so honor their brains with some friendly banter and a pair of nerd socks!
Indulge the graduating bookworm in your life with these fun book-motif socks that were famously worn by former President George H.W. Bush at his late wife Barbara’s funeral to honor her work in improving literacy.
These hilarious graduation socks depict a bespectacled donkey wearing a graduation cap. See how long it takes your graduate to realize you’re calling them a smart ass!
3. genius socks
Honor a math or physics graduate with these genius socks covered in equations. Every time they look at their feet, they’ll be reminded of the hours they spent studying and how much they deserve that diploma!
As much as graduation is about celebrating your achievements so far, it’s also about looking to the future. Let your family and friends know they can conquer the world with these cute motivational gifts.
These spirited ankle socks feature a gorgeous pin-up style depiction of a cherubic beauty with a feisty message that will help your grad take on the world after picking up their diploma.
Give your grad a lovely keepsake journal to help them jot down their thoughts and plan out the next steps on their path. This one says, “Eyes forward, heart open.” Isn’t that a great message for new grads?
Put a new twist on a traditional graduation gift — a bouquet of flowers — with our cool sock bouquets! This is an awesome choice if you want to give more than one pair of socks, and our team will turn them into adorable “flowers.”
Encourage your grads to head into their new lives with a can-do attitude with this sassy coin purse. Made from 95 percent recycled materials, this fun gift is a motivational, cute and environmentally conscious graduation present.
welcome to adulthood
If you’re shopping for a college graduate, they are taking the next leap into working adult life, so why not give them a gift that brings out the fun of their new challenge?
Many graduates go right into office jobs from college and will adore these funny pencils with sarcastic sayings, such as “Resting Staff Meeting Face” and “I’ll Probably Quit Today,” that will make them smile even on their most stressful workdays.
Anyone who knows how to organize your desk office or cubicle at work will tell you that sticky notes can be a lifesaver, so your friend will appreciate this colorful pack. Each note is decorated with a funny phrase of swear words that might seem illogical, but they sometimes splur out during longer, more stressful workdays.
This gift is both hilarious and useful! It features five clicky pens with funny sayings all about embracing adulthood. Our favorite? “I need an adultier adult.”
11. adultish socks
Not so sure your grad is a fully-fledged adult after all? These hilarious men’s socks are an ideal gift to remind them not to always keep their inner-kid alive.
Jewelry always makes a lovely commemorative gift, and your graduating loved one will adore wearing this delightful enamel necklace to their new job. Plus it’s double-sided: One side of the coffee cup charm has a pretty rainbow while the other lets everyone know your buddy is a boss lady.
Not every high school graduate heads straight off to college, and not every college grad walks right into a job after graduation; some prefer to travel, volunteer or spend some time discovering what they want to do next. Celebrate those choices with these meaningful gifts.
13. wanderer socks
Wearing these J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired socks will remind your grad when they are in moments of uncertainty that their journey doesn’t have to look the same as other people’s. And if they’re an English major who loves to read, this will hit home even better!
14. cosmos socks
“Never stop looking up,” say these beautiful women’s socks with a night sky scene. These are a great gift for the graduate marking one milestone and looking ahead to the next.
Graduation is an emotional time, as folks move on to new ventures, new locations and new relationships. Let your grad know how much they mean to you with a special present.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell someone you love them, so say it with these adorable sticky notes. Every time they use one and read messages like “I love your stupid face,” they’ll think of you and smile.
This colorful, sweet greeting card is perfect for graduation, celebrating everything that’s unique and special about the grad in your life. Include a personal message, and they’re bound to hold onto this memento for a long time. Bonus: It includes a sweet enamel pin of a hand holding a flower.
17. you did it! card
Sometimes a thoughtful card with a heartfelt message is the best way to let someone know how proud you are of them, and this one says it all. Throw in a little cash or a check if you can’t think of a gift you think they’ll like, and they’ll be forever grateful.
gifts that mark the occasion
Whether you love to tease the grads in your life or inspire them to do great things, the right gift will mark this momentous occasion. At The Sock Drawer, we have a massive range of fun, quirky, sassy gifts. Explore our selection online, or contact the sock fairies for custom orders.