Events Holidays Recommendations

Geeky Graduation Gifts


It’s that time of year where students will begin the final moments of their education with graduation! Here are some gift suggestions for the graduating geek in your life, whether it be high school or college.

From left to right: Harry Potter Fine Art Prints from ThinkGeek, Stark Emblem Game of Thrones Mug from Think Geek

Spruce Up Their New Workspace

Whether going to their post-school job or continuing their education, there is a good chance your grad will have a workspace. Help them spruce up their new workspace, whether dorm desk, cubicle or full office, with some geeky decor. Or help them start their morning off right or take a coffee break with a mug from their favorite fandom.

From left to right: Ariel Dress from Hot Topic, Game Over Socks from Mod Sock, Harry Potter Icon Dress from Hot Topic

Keep Their Workwear Geeky

A favorite way to show off your geekiness is through fashion. And while not every graphic tee will make great office wear, there are many more options now for geeks who want to be both stylish, work appropriate, and geeky. Hot Topic has some great options, especially for women. And accessories are super useful no matter the work attire required, like geeky socks, enamel pins, or jewelry.

You can find more geeky workwear suggestions from Amy at Writing Into the Ether.

Let Them Learn About Life from Their Favorite Geeks

Graduation is an exciting time for many, as it marks a large shift in life. Why not help your grad learn more about what life can have in store from their favorite geeks? Biographies can be entertaining and useful, and if you give them one from someone they admire, it’s an extra bonus. Whether a favorite actor, creator, or IRL geek, there are so many options out there.

Something Fun

After all of the work it has taken to get to graduation, your grad deserves a little fun. Whether you get them a new video game to play solo to relax or a board game they can play with friends, something that brings fun into their life will be appreciated.

Need more gift ideas that are not just for grads? Read my ultimate gift guide and last minute gifts posts!

May is Mental Health Month, and mental health is an incredibly important thing to me as someone who lives with mental illnesses. So for every post this month I’ll be including this message as a reminder that there should be no stigma for mental illness and that everyone has mental health. Read my full Mental Health Month post for resources and more information. 


5 replies on “Geeky Graduation Gifts”

Books are always a great present. Work place clothing for me would never work because my work is extremely particular about what I wear. If I were to wear something that was “geeky” I would probably get sent home for it not being professional which is rather unfortunate.

Share Your Thoughts Cancel reply