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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,


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,

The A, B, C’s of Luggage Tags

22 Jun


Have you ever wondered the best way to personalize luggage tags?  There is the typical “name, address and phone number” answer but it really depends on how the tags are being used and who will be using them to know what’s appropriate.

Of course luggage tags can be used for suitcases, which is the traditional purpose.  But some other uses include identification of gym bags, backpacks, diaper bags, camp bags, athletic bags, computer bags, ski bags, golf bags, tote bags, musical instrument cases, brief cases and more.  Deciding which type of tag to choose and what information to include depends on the purpose of the tags.

For adults using luggage tags for suitcases while traveling and for other bags being carried by adults, the printed information should primarily include the following information:

(1) Your full name or at least your last name;

(2) A mobile phone number.  If your luggage is lost, the mobile number will be the easiest way to reach you. If there is no mobile number available use a home number;

(3) An email address.  Depending how security-conscious you are, you may consider skipping your primary personal e-mail address and setting up secondary e-mail just for your travel purposes;

(4) An alternate phone number. Consider listing an extended family member’s number who can assist if you are on the road.

Remember, since your luggage is out of your hands when you do short or long domestic or international travel, you do not want to publicize too much personal information. A number of experts suggest not listing a home address, as it can easily alert burglars that you are away from home when they see you traveling.  And it’s very infrequent that anyone would ship or deliver a lost suitcase to your home without contacting you first.

For items being used by teens or adults, the luggage tag should include a full name (or at least last name) and a home or mobile phone number.  If the tag is being used on a young child’s bag, for security reasons, consider simply an imprint such as: “Call (123) 456-7890 if Found” without a name or other information at all to prevent any issues with strangers.

If you wonder what type of luggage tags are best, we would suggest adding brightly colored luggage tag if you use a standard black suitcase.  This will make finding your suitcase much easier as there are usually so many bags that look the same when traveling.  A unique tag might even prevent the wrong party from picking up your suitcase thinking it was theirs.

Luggage tags are a practical and stylish way to make identifying bags easily.  When selecting a luggage tag you might notice different materials, such as laminated, brass, leather, or acrylic.  They are all very strong and useful.  So simply determine a style you feel the user will enjoy.  There are designs and materials suitable for everything from executive travel to a diaper bag!

Best wishes,