Top 3 Amazing Grandparents Day Gifts!

“Grandparents make the world a little softer, a little kinder and a little warmer.”

Grandparents are often the glue of the family, bringing everyone together and keeping traditions alive. Start a new tradition and warm your grandparents hearts this Grandparents Day with a thoughtful and special personalized gift! Grandparents’ day is coming up quickly, but you can celebrate and thank these special people all year round! We’ve rounded up our Top 3 Grandparents Day Gifts for an amazing grandparent’s day!

Personalized Photo Frame

Grandparents love to keep photos of their most prized memories! A personalized photo frame made just for them will stand out among all the other frames and memories they collect. Add their family nickname and your favorite photo together and make this a truly amazing gift, that will be displayed for years to come!

Personalized Vase for Grandma

Wow your grandma this grandparent’s day with this personalized glass vase! Adorned with elegant olive leaves and the heartfelt message “Grandmothers leave fingerprints all over our hearts from holding us up until we can fly”, this vase is sure to be kept with fresh flowers weekly! Add all of the grandchildren’s names to make it an amazing grandparents day gift!

Custom Coffee and Tea Mugs 

Every Grandma and Grandpa enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea! Spruce up their morning and bedtime routine with personalized coffee and tea mugs!

If you’re still undecided which gifts to give your grandparents, then you might want to look at this website for more options!

Expert Advice on Top 6 Wedding Anniversary Gifts Questions!

Choosing the right anniversary gift is tough enough, now the question is how to personalize it properly and appropriately? From names, to dates and special messages it can all get a little confusing! While personalizing a special gift please keep the recipient’s preference in mind, but overall it is personal preference and just what feels and sounds right! Here are our Expert Advice and Answers to our most frequently asked questions for Wedding Anniversary Gift giving and etiquette.

Q1 – Is there specific wedding anniversary gift for each milestone?

Yes! Celebrating an anniversary milestone can be a big deal whether it’s the first anniversary or the 50th there are special traditions and new modern themes! For example, the 25th wedding anniversary is celebrated with Silver, so personalized silver anniversary plate makes the perfect gift.  Another common wedding anniversary gift is the prized golden 50th! Commemorated with the color gold, an engraved anniversary gold clock makes the perfect gift to symbolize the time spent together! You can find a complete list of wedding anniversary milestones and themes here.

Q2 – What are the specific flowers for each wedding anniversary milestone? 

50th wedding anniversary gift engraved modern glass vase with gold accents

Flowers are a classic way of celebrating an anniversary! For every anniversary milestone, there are specific flowers to match and that represent a theme! A great example is the first wedding anniversary is represented by carnations which symbolize lasting vows and joy for the upcoming years. Another great example is the 50th wedding anniversary, represented by yellow roses that symbolize virtue, humility and faith. For a complete list of anniversary flowers and symbolism, check out this helpful blog post. Now, that you have the perfect flowers, we have the perfect vases for any anniversary milestone!

Q3 – What date should a wedding anniversary gift be engraved or personalized with?

Both the wedding date and anniversary date are appropriate for an anniversary gift. It is more common to use the current anniversary date, rather than the wedding date. For example, if Joan and Bill Collins are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and got married on 7/24/1968 the date on the gift should be personalized with 7/24/2018 or July 24, 2018.

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Q4 – Whose name goes first on the wedding anniversary gift?

The order of names is usually determined by the formality of the gift and just what sounds good! You can personalize with nicknames like Mom and Dad or Nana and PawPaw or you can use more formal surnames and titles. For example, if they like to use their titles, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Collins OR less formal but totally appropriate, Joan and Bill Collins.

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Q5 – Should you engrave who the gift is from on a weeding anniversary gift?

Along with the recipient’s names and anniversary date, a lot of our anniversary items have the option to add an additional message. We find it best to keep other names and individuals omitted from the engraving to keep the focus and integrity of the anniversary gift. Adding who the gift is from in the message is a nice sentiment but can also clutter the engraving.  Best is to add it to a gift card message with a special note from you just for them. If you are looking for more options, see here this shop consciously review.

Q6 – What is an appropriate message engraved on a wedding anniversary gift?

Remember, the message for engraving is something that will be read and displayed prominently! Forego adding your name or others individuals names, to keep the engraving classic and uncluttered. We find that appropriate messages include, short sweet poem excerpts, treasured religious passages, or even a list of their familial accomplishments make a great message. If all else fails, we have a variety of appropriate example messages on all of our Anniversary items. If you would like the example message to be used, just enter the following into the personalization “Same as example” and we will use the same message shown.

Example of personalization messages:

An anniversary is a time
to celebrate the joys of today,
the memories of yesterday,
and the hopes of tomorrow.

Love is patient, love is kind,
It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Here at Memorable Gifts, we have been in the gift-giving business for over 20 years and pride ourselves on our industry expertise! We carefully curate amazing gifts for all occasions and celebrations with original and unique designs. With thousands of satisfied customers over the years, we have learned the ins and outs of personalized gifts! How do you like to celebrate anniversaries? Do you have any special family traditions or gifts? Have you ever received a personalized wedding anniversary gift? We would love to hear how you celebrate this special occasion!

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! If you will like to get some more ideas and then revisit this post later, see this new online post about which are good gifts for men who have everything.

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. Some of the bigger models come with RFID blocking technology. Making them ideal for holding credit cards and other sensitive membership cards.

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.

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 like pocky, 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 cheat-sheet 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!