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Gifts for Graduates who Travel

21 May

may-grad-004This month we celebrated the graduation of our youngest son, Robbie.  It was a fun weekend and bittersweet at the same time. Wow, we’re totally done with college for both our kids now!

As all the kids packed their things, turned in their keys and said their goodbyes to their friends, their future plans started to move closer to focus. Many are traveling with friends or family in the next few weeks before they all officially begin a new chapter in their lives.

Robbie graduated from the Kelley School of Business from Indiana University.  Many of his friends graduated with majors like business, engineering, informatics, marketing and more and a good number will be doing a fair amount of travel for their first jobs, especially those in consulting jobs.

When considering  smart graduation gifts, I like to think about what an individual will be doing for their first jobs, and where they will be living, and what sort of interests they may have, in order to select a gift I think that will just right. Of course, sometimes the most useful gift is a check as that is always something that’s appreciated.  But most often I’ll order a personalized gift that I think might be appropriate, either something work-related or for their new apartment if they are moving out of their parent’s house.

For those that will be traveling, a new monogrammed canvas garment bag, a matching weekender, custom luggage tags, personalized passport holders and other similar items might be the perfect ticket.  Travel gifts will certainly be well used trip after trip, whether for work or just to occasionally visit their friends on weekends.

Personalized travel-related gifts add to the whole professional look.  For personal travel, it’s also nice to feel sophisticated when they visit friends.  Related gifts include an embossed leather dopp kit, embroidered cosmetic bag, leather ticket holder, leather monogrammed wallet, and personalized executive stationery.

Wishing all the recent graduates a future of success and happiness!

Best wishes,

Renee

Greek Gift Ideas

22 Sep

sept-greek-002Greek Week for many universities around the country occurs in September and while it’s a lot of fun, it’s also a very stressful time as there is a tremendous amount of pressure to get into their first place house.  It’s an important time for many freshman and sophomores who are eager to pledge into their favorite sorority or fraternity as it sets the tone for their next few years on campus.

sept-greek-003Once the students know which house they will be joining they pretty much instantly begin to wearing t-shirts, sweatshirts and other Greek spirit-wear as well as putting up room decorations as they pledge their houses.  A great way to celebrate is to send the student a special item featuring their name and even their house letters on College & Sorority Gifts.

These are the types of items that kids will love to keep for many years as they will hold a special place in their hearts.  Sharing in their excitement is a great way to support their commitment to the house.

Best wishes,

Renee

Back to School with Collegiate Tervis Tumblers

8 Sep

sept-tervis-003It’s that time of year, when college students return to college campuses all over the country.  Many parents, in fact, are breathing a sigh of relieve as they have had moving boxes and many must-haves all over their dining rooms and living rooms these past few weeks.  As their college students were getting ready to leave, cars were loaded and unloaded trying to move way too many things into a way too small of a room.  Another year, new friends, great experiences and hopefully a lot of learning.

We’ve noticed that sending college students a little gift to remind them that we are thinking about them is a fun tradition that many parents like to do a few weeks after move-in.  One of our favorites and most practical and stylish gifts that are unanimously adored are a collegiate themed and personalized Tervis Tumbler or Tervis Water Bottle.  These insulated clear personalized water bottles keep students hydrated while they are on the go. Plus the best part is that they feature an officially licensed Collegiate Water Bottles, Sorority Water Bottles or Fraternity Water Bottles with eye-catching designs. 

sept-tervis-004Featuring a double-wall insulation which keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, the high quality bottles have an easy-open snap lid and the opening is large enough to fit ice cubes.  The bottles fit into most cup holders and bicycle cages.  They come with a choice of personalization style and color. Personalized collegiate Tervis tumblers are virtually indestructible. They won’t crack, melt, shatter, or chip. They’re even microwave and dishwasher-safe (top rack only). Don’t take it as a dare or anything, but if they do somehow break, we won’t leave you hanging. We’ll replace it, guaranteed.  A perfect gift for a student!

Here’s to a great school year!

Best wishes,
Renee