In 2019, there will be an estimated 3,898,000 college graduates heading out into the wider world. While this is a huge number, it’s important to remember that each of these graduates is a unique person with unique accomplishments, interests, and experiences.
If you’re getting a gift for a graduating loved one, you already know this. Still, it’s a good idea to think about what odd, extracurricular things your beloved grad likes or has done. How else will you get them the best possible gag novelty gift?
Here, we’re going to talk about some hilarious ideas for fake diplomas that you can award to your favorite college graduate. Read on to learn some great ways to make them laugh out loud while wearing their cap and gown!
1. Pay Tribute to Life’s Challenges
There are lots of good reasons to buy a novelty diploma, but one of the best is to pay a funny tribute to the challenges that any student faces in college. Having a diploma that reads with an honest description of the college lifestyle is a great souvenir. It lets a graduate look back and reminisce about their true college experience.
Basically every university student is a master of procrastination. This means that a diploma poking fun at your favorite procrastinator is an awesome gift if you want to be fresh and honest. Try getting a novelty diploma printed with “Procrastination University” or a funny pun relating to putting things off.
Another funny slice-of-life gag gift is a diploma from the School of Hard Knocks. Pretty much everyone learns various lessons, both school and life related, the hard way while in college. This novelty gift will serve as a hilarious reminder of all the lessons your grad has learned.
2. Better Than Alcoholics Anonymous
Since college is such a transitional time for young people, it’s only natural that these years are the prime time when people experiment with alcohol and drugs. In fact, recent census information shows that 1.2 million college students drink alcohol each day and that 703,759 students use cannabis.
If you’re looking to get a novelty diploma for a friend that’s known for having wild nights out, what better way to make them laugh than to poke fun at their habits? “Alcoholics University” or “Drinking University” has a great ring to it, and similar degrees are sure to be awesome mementos of those great parties that you went to together.
3. Sleep (Or Lack Thereof)
Another aspect of the college lifestyle that’s easy to make fun of is sleep. The sleep schedules of university students are an elusive thing, with a student pulling three all-nighters in the library before taking a 25-hour nap.
A degree from the School of No Sleep or Insomnia Academy is an awesome idea for a graduate known for never hitting the hay. On the other end of the spectrum, if the graduate you love is known for long, luxurious naps, a School of Sleep or Dreamland University is a great gift. Spice it up with some funny clip art!
In addition to your sleep-related diploma, think about gifting your favorite graduate a false transcript that chronicles all the weirdest places and time frames that they took naps in. This is a great supplement to the diploma and will give you an excuse to laugh together about how weird the last four years have truly been.
4. Relate to Their Weirdest Interests
While your friend may not have interests as weird as some other people’s, everyone has an interesting quirk. Maybe your friend has a giant collection of turtle figurines or has spent hours trying to get onto the Deep Web. Maybe they’re the master of bad pickup lines. There’s something. Think about it. We’ll wait.
Getting a diploma that pokes fun at these quirks is a great way to get a laugh out of your friend. They’re also an awesome way to show off how well you know them and, ultimately, demonstrate that you accept their quirkiness.
5. Do Something Touching
No matter how much you laugh about it, graduation is still a serious endeavor at the end of the day. Gag gifts are amazing and totally should be given, but doing something touching to recognize the accomplishments of the graduate in your life also will go a long way.
In addition to your funny novelty gift, consider getting a custom diploma that acknowledges and appreciates all the hard work your loved one did to get to this point. After all, everyone- especially someone who’s been pulling all-nighters in a library nonstop for four years and drinking to forget- loves to be recognized.
A certificate from Hard Work University or the School of Appreciated Friends can go a long way to making your loved one smile.
Get a Great Novelty Gift
While choosing a gift for a recent graduate can be a challenge, especially if you’re on a budget, a novelty diploma is an excellent choice. These gifts are a great way to show them that you know, accept, and love them fully. They’re also customizable and a great opportunity to give them something that can be easily kept and cherished forever.
Now that you know how to pick out an awesome fake diploma for your favorite university graduate, it’s time to get shopping for a novelty gift. Head over to our online store for easy-to-use fake diploma templates that you can fill in and order at a reasonable price.