Gifts for Grads

I was one of those rebels who never even went to my own graduation. If it wasn’t for the fact that my diploma eventually came in the mail, I may not ever know if I officially graduated.

Kids, don’t do like me. You know why? Because I never got graduation presents.

If you want graduation presents, you need to show up to your own graduation. And then you might get some cool presents like these…

One of my personal favorite presents is any kind of stuffed animal plush. These are great for little kids graduating from pre-school on up to big kids finally graduating from a 10-year college program. (Hey, I know people like that.) The one shown here is called “Lucky,” which is something we all want to be.

If you’d rather wear your present, then a fun monster hoodie by So So Happy is what you want. With ears, horns, spikes, scales and bright happy colors, there’s no way you can be sad and depressed over school ending, boo hoo.

Happy Hoodie Friends takes that fun monster theme and kicks it up a few notches with their collection of furry monster hats. Offered in lime green, orange, pink, red, and turquoise in addition to the purple one shown here, these furry creatures can also be used as a scarf or as a simple costume when the dress code calls for monsters only.

Now that you’re graduating, you might want the next level up in Hello Kitty bags. From the Patent and Embossed Faux Leather Hello Kitty bag and wallet collection, these pieces are still cute and fun without screaming “Hello Kitty” in your face.

For those who do want to scream “Hello Kitty,” we’ve got something for you too. There’s the Angry Hello Kitty collection of tote bags, wallets, and other cool accessories that have a punk rocker edge to them. Angry, badass, but still Hello Kitty cute.

Now what would a gift list be these days without a vampire reference? Here it is, the anti-vampire and pro-garlic wallet from Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee. There are many other hilarious and possibly offensive (but strangely therapeutic) bags, wallets, and tshirts from Angry Little Girls that make great gifts and can bring laughter to the angriest of girls.

How about something sweet, cute, bright and colorful that’s perfect for the summer? So So Happy has a new line of tshirts that are irresistibly adorable. Every single tee in this collection will make you smile. From the makers of the monster hoodies with the spikes on the back – So So Happy will make you so so happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you have an iPhone or are getting one for graduation, you need to keep that thing clothed. We don’t want any naked iPhones running around, so slap on one of our super cute iPhone covers. Or get a bunch of them and change them out to match your outfit! (Yes, girls do this.)

Same goes for your laptop. Protect it and dress it up in something cute and happy like this Hello Kitty Nerds Macbook case. Fits the 13″ Macbook and Macbook Pro laptops. Many other designs available. With a soft plush interior and a snug fit, these cases offer protection without sacrificing style.

For those brainy grads, we offer a very cool gift item that is both fun and useful – Mimobot USB flash drives. Just like with our fun iPhone covers and laptop covers, your flash drive is another tech device that doesn’t have to be plain and boring. The Einstein Mimobot shown here has an extra little surprise when you lift the cap off…Einstein is sticking his tongue out at you.

You’ve probably got plenty of school bags by the time graduation comes around, so how about some fun everyday bags? Tookata People offers a wide array of bag styles in beautiful prints like the Geisha Lime print which features a cartoon geisha with a cartoon rabbit. The soft straps on the crossbody style are adjustable, easily converting it to a shoulder bag if you prefer. Handbags, makeup bags, and wallets are also available.

Tokidoki bags have made great graduation gifts year after year. Popular amongst both kids and adults, these bags have become somewhat of a collector’s item. Many people have more than one and add to their collection as new designs are released. The tokidoki Ramblers Small Messenger Bag is a great starter bag for a first-time tokidoki bag-owner, and it’s also a great style if you want a hands-free crossbody bag.

And here’s something for the guys! Tokidoki and Marvel team up for a super awesome superhero line of tees featuring Marvel characters designed by tokidoki’s Simone Legno. Cartoony, fun, and cool, these men’s tees can also be worn by women. (I personally like raiding my guy’s closet and wearing one of his tokidoki tees baggy over leggings.)

If you need any more gift ideas for that special grad – yourself, haha – just visit our online store. And pick up some graduation gifts for other people too, while you’re at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats, and wishing you all the best and brightest future!!

Sophie Snow

How To Be A Monster (Or Just Look Like One)

First, you will need a disguise. This is assuming that you don’t already look like a monster. If you already do, then skip this step.

Otherwise, you will need to put on some combination of horns, monster ears, spikes, scales, claws, monster eyes, and some big sharp ferocious teeth.

One option is to put on a zip hoody by So So Happy. With fabric dinosaur spikes, printed scales, claws, and sharp teeth, you might even be able to scare your dog.

Another option is a fun Zoodorable hoody with embroidered monster teeth, eyes, and fabric monster โ€œearsโ€ sticking out of the hood.ย Even your own mother won’t recognize you. And if she does, that must mean she always thought you looked like a monster.

If that’s not enough of a disguise for you, you can transform into a bright furry monster in one of these Happy Hoodie Friends furry hats. The attached furry “arms” have little white claws on the ends and can double as a wrap-around scarf, complete with big sharp teeth.

And the last part of being a monster? Hold up your claws, bare your teeth, and say… RAWRRR!!!! Happy Monstering! ๐Ÿ™‚