Ways to Appreciate your Favorite Professor

Whether you’re about to graduate from college or you’ve already started your career, there had to have been key professors or counselors that helped you get to where you are now. If they were your mentor, counselor, boss or even a friend all educators deserve a thanks! What is even an appropriate gift?  Do you need to get all of your professors a gift? Here are some tips and ideas for appropriate professor gifts during graduation.


Office Gifts

Like all college or university professors, they are always busy and sometimes unorganized. Help keep their office nice and tidy with a personalized office or desk gift. A personalized name plate, engraved with their names and titles adds a stately feel to their office. For the especially unorganized, an engraved pen holder or desktop organizer will work wonders. A set of personalized bookends make a classic and timeless gift for any professor and is something that they are sure to use and display for years to come.


Personal Professor Gifts

Are you and your professor close? Like, friends or even mentor/mentee? If so, a personal gift can totally be appropriate. A personalized photo frame with a photo of the two of you from the beginning of your journey is a great sentimental gift that they can display in their office. Do you share the love for the same sports team or hobby? A pair of tickets or memorabilia can be a great gift! Even a bottle of their favorite wine and some local goodies make a great gift! Professors need fun and hobbies too!


Thank You Gift


If all else fails, an appropriate and thoughtful gift is a personalized thank you plaque. Personalized with their name and titles, you can even include a heartfelt message to them. A personalized pen set makes a great thank you gift for a professor because every time they use that pen, they will remember how they’ve helped you! Adorn the box with their name and a special thank you message to really make it a special gift. Whether they helped you graduate or were there for you when you needed someone, it is never too late to thank them!


Thanking a professor is a special gesture for everything they have taught and instilled in you. Some professors see you from your first year to the end of your term or even graduate program. The time and energy invested into you should be reciprocated. Do you need to give a gift to all of your professors? No, only the ones that really mean something to you and that have personally helped you. Being an educator is a thankless job, when it really doesn’t have to be. How have you thanked your professors or mentors in the past? How do you plan on thanking your professors?

Top Picks for Doctor’s Day Gifts

Doctor’s Day is around the corner! Don’t fret, here are our Top Doctor’s Day Gift Picks for the doctors and healthcare professionals in your life. These gifts are great for existing doctors and even new doctors and nurse just about to graduate! New unique designs and items, there is something for everyone on your list!

Our Top Picks for Doctor’s Day Gifts

1.  Personalized Pen Set  – The classic gift for any professional is a personalized pen set. Adorn your doctors desk with this special pen, pencil and box set. Personalize this set with their name, title or hospital, this gift is sure to be displayed with pride for years to come!

2. Thank You Plaque When was the last time you thanked your doctor? Whether it is for great regular healthcare or for saving your life – doctors work hard to keep us healthy. Thank your doctor with this engraved plaque with a special message of thanks.

3. Personalized Portfolio Help keep your doctor organized with unique portfolio! In different shapes, sizes and styles this makes a great gift for all doctors. This makes a great gift for the  recent graduate and helps them keep all of their notes and paperwork in a safe place!

4. Exclusive Custom Character Mug This exclusive custom character mug makes a great gift with some of their favorite coffee or tea!  Customize the character to make it look just like your doctor for a sweet and funny gift!

5. Business Card Holder The perfect gift for the doctor who is always meeting new doctors at conventions to stylishly and professionally give and receive business cards! Engraved with name and title, this card holder is sure to impress.

6. Engraved Bookends – Help to organize their textbooks and manuals with these classic jade glass bookends. Adorned with the medical symbol, this set is distinguishing and perfect for the office or home office.

7. Tealight Candle Holder – Thank your doctor in this unique way with this special tea light candle holder. Engraved with their name and a special message of gratitude, this tealight is sure to be kept lit for years to come. This classic design matches any office or home decor!

8. Keepsake Box  This classic keepsake box make the perfect gift for the distinguished doctor. Engraved with their name and title and adorned with the medical caduceus, this is truly a gift any doctor will appreciate. Perfect to keep small items like wallet, keys and cellphones safe during their shifts or to adorn their office desk.

9. Christmas Ornament A great gift for the family doctor or practitioner. Their name and title engraved into a heart adorned with medical motifs like clipboards, syringes and kits, this is the perfect gift for any doctor to celebrate year-round!

10. Personalized Clock A distinguishing gift for an exceptional doctor is this engraved book clock! This book clock is sure to be displayed prominently in the office and treasured for years to come.

Understanding Confirmation and Ways to Commemorate

The sacrament of Confirmation is a large and important step for young catholic adults further into God’s grace. With the support and help of their sponsors, they will receive the Holy Spirit and continue to live and thrive as a practicing patron. This is a milestone not only in the Catholic or Christian religions, but also for the young adult and sponsors. How do you celebrate this milestone and what is an appropriate Confirmation gift?

Symbolism and Sponsors

A traditional symbol of the sacrament of Confirmation is a white dove, signifying rebirth and grace. As the Bishop is bestowing the Holy Spirit onto the individual with perfumed sacred oil, laying of the hands and prayer, a change is happening. Sponsors are responsible for guiding the changing young adult through life, leading by example and protecting and praying for them. The role of a sponsor is very similar to the role and functions of a God Parent during baptism and sometimes is the God Parent.

What is an Appropriate Confirmation Gift?

Depending on how well you know the individual, a religious themed gift is usually the best gift. Stay away from personal gifts like perfume or clothing as this is a spiritual celebration. Jewelry for Women is also traditional, like a cross necklace or bracelet.

Rosary and Rosary Box









Rosaries and Rosary Boxes make a great confirmation gift. Adorned with the symbol of a white dove and cross, engraved with the individuals name and special date of confirmation make this item special. What makes this item unique is the special message and words for encouragement from the sponsor or God Parent. Pair with a personalized or special rosary, this gift is sure to be used for prayer and reflection daily. Looking for a personalized rosary to match? Try The Rosary Garden for personalized rosaries with names, special color beads and icons.

Photo Frame

Help them to commemorate and remember the special day they were endowed with the Holy Spirit with a photo frame. Adorned with doves and crosses and engraved with the special date, this frame is sure to be displayed for years to come. Add their special confirmation name to truly make it a thoughtful gift!

Bible Cover or Keepsake Box









To help lead a life of prayer and forgiveness, a personalized bible cover can be a great gift. Help them keep their bible safe and clean with a special bible cover, with different sizes, colors and designs there is one for every style. A personalized box, adorned with a cross and their name and special date is a great gift to keep small mementos like bibles, prayer cards and rosaries. Also this box is the perfect size to keep letters, cards and photos safe.

No matter the gift, it really is the sentiment that matters. A new chapter is starting for the newly confirmed individual and it is a path of enlightenment and prayer. Help guide them on this new path with a thoughtful and useful gift. How do you celebrate this special sacrament? What do you think is an appropriate gift? Let us know, we love hearing your ideas and thoughts!

How to Thank your Doctor

Whether it’s for your regular health care professional or a specialist that saved your life, doctors work hard to keep us healthy – They deserve a little thanks!  Now, this is where things get messy – what is appropriate and what is not? You don’t want to be inappropriate or make your doctor feel uncomfortable or get them a cliché gift or something that they already have. There are so many great ways to thank your doctor, here are just a few!

Thank you Plaque



An actual thank you plaque and some heartfelt words can really go a long way. Adorned with their name a date and a special message, a plaque makes the perfect addition to any office or shelf. This gift is sure to be displayed prominently and proudly! With a variety of plaques and designs to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one for your doctor!

Office/Desk Accessories

To complement their exemplary service, a professional gift is always appropriate. A gift for their desk or office will go a long way and is something that will be used daily! Also, A sleek desk nameplate or desk organizer makes a perfect ornamental and functional gift! A personalized pen is always a distinguishing gift and our medical pen set makes the perfect gift set for your doctor, engraved with their name and a special thank you.

Food/Drink Gift Basket 



For the health professional that has served you for years, a thoughtfully curated gift basket can be a great gift! Pick some favorite local snacks, treats and produce paired with a bag of coffee or tea for those long mornings! Add our exclusive custom character coffee mug or water bottle for a special personalized touch. This handy cheatsheet makes it easy to gift the whole office with the perfect gift basket!

Stay away from Cliché or personal gifts like gag gifts and silly items. Unless you and your doctor are literally best friends, clothes, perfume and jewelry are just a no go. Expensive and lavish gifts like a spa treatment or tickets to a big game might be rejected. You want to thank and show appreciation, not make them uncomfortable!

How will you celebrate this special day? Do you have a special doctor or healthcare professional that deserves recognition? Let us know your ideas and stories below!

Our Top Wedding Anniversary Gifts

A wedding anniversary is a special time to celebrate a milestone that not everyone gets to experience in their lifetime. From special First Anniversaries to Landmark 50th Anniversaries, the sentiment is always the same, true love! Every anniversary year has a special flower and style of gift, which really makes it hard to pick the perfect anniversary gift! We put together a special list that details, the traditional and modern anniversary gifts and the flowers – you can find the Anniversary Gift Cheat Sheet Here. Here at Memorable Gifts, we love celebrating love and marriage and the special bond that two people share. We have curated a unique collection specialized for all anniversary years and milestones! Here are some of our Favorite gifts!

Toasting Set 

Toast to years of love and dedication with this personalized wine glass toasting set. This set is the Perfect gift for couples celebrating any anniversary milestone and to toast many more years of happiness. This makes a great gift for couples celebrating their anniversary with a party or even just that couple who enjoy a great glass of wine. With a variety of designs and glasses, we have something for every couples taste!

Anniversary Plate

This traditional white bone porcelain tray from the Classic American China company, Lenox, is sure to impress! Our modern designs paired with the classic style of Lenox are sure to match any home décor and be displayed for years to come! With different designs and anniversary milestones, we have one for all of the special couples in your life!

Flower Vase 

Flowers, a classic wedding anniversary gift, can be boring and plain. Spruce up that bouquet with a personalized Wedding Anniversary Vase!  Personalize with their names and wedding anniversary date OR wedding date to make it a vessel they will use every time they receive flowers!

Love in the air, people are coupling up and celebrating love; Wedding Season is coming up – which also means Anniversary Season!  Everyone knows someone celebrating an anniversary from a milestone first or 50th! How do you plan on celebrating special anniversaries this year? Do you have special traditions or gifts that you like to give?