Graduation & Teacher Gifts

A lot of students, especially the little ones, love to get their teachers presents before the end of the school year to show their appreciation. Their teachers make a big impact on their lives, and the ones kids like the most will be remembered for a while! One way to make sure the teacher undoubtedly remembers their student is by getting them a unique, long-lasting gift, such as our Personalized Crayola Holder. The Crayola holder snugly fits every crayon from the 24 pack, which is included, and displays the teacher’s name in colorful letters on its side, doubling as an organizer and cute decoration. It’s perfect for elementary school teachers or art teachers – plus, they’ll know when a crayon is missing! However, if your student is older and no longer really uses crayons, the Teacher Block is a simple but meaningful gift to show your appreciation. You can personalize the block by adding the year, the grade, the teacher’s name, and the school’s name. The block can be engraved or printed, so there’s an option for the classic teachers and the bright teachers.
Other great gifts for teachers are the Bubble Frame and the Countdown Blocks. For the Bubble Frame, you can have the year engraved and put a class picture in it. Or, if you want the teacher to specifically remember your little one when they are valedictorian, you can put a picture of your child and the teacher in it so that way the teacher always remembers how great of a student your child was. As for the Countdown Blocks, this will allow the teacher to create excitement in the classroom by counting down the days till holidays and breaks. The children will love to watch the numbers tick down to summer break!

Of course, we cannot forget the graduates. Their years of high school or college are nearly over, and they are probably more excited for summer to be here than the little kids! All they are thinking about during the last month of school is walking across that stage to get their diploma and heading off to college or their job. But, with the thought of college comes the ever-looming thought of money. We all know that college is expensive nowadays, so we made getting them a memorable gift (that still includes money!) easy. On our Personalized Graduation Block , we engrave the top with the school’s mascot name, and then on the sides, we have the graduate’s name, the date and the school’s location, the school’s name, and the class’s year. You can put it in a cute little bag that’s big enough for it and some cold hard cash to help your graduate out with their expenses. It’s a card and a keepsake to always remember the day!  For the parents you could always go with a Graduation Picture Frame for them to proudly display.


Until next time, Keep It Craft E!


Why Gift Cards Are The PERFECT Gift For Any Occasion


When 75% of Americans dislike the gifts we pick out for them, that’s a clue that we’re doing something wrong. REALLY wrong. Think about last Christmas and the gifts you received. How much of that was junk that people got just to fill a stocking? Ever get a shirt or sweater that is the exact style of the person that purchased the gift – but it’s nothing you’d actually wear? Yeah, us either.

The truth is that people, for the most part, are awful at picking out gifts unless it’s something of a sentimental nature – and even still sometimes then they fall short. So, then, what’s the answer?

Growing up, I heard (and still hear) my mother’s voice saying, “Don’t get a gift certificate. It’s so impersonal.” Sooo – then do I opt for the automatic change counter? The ever so personal coffee liquor set complete with matching shot glasses? Perhaps the matching hat and glove set. Yes! That has personal written all over it.

If you’ve followed Craft-E-Family for any amount of time now, you know that we have a plethora of personalized gift options perfect for many different milestones in our lives, but that’s not what this is about. This is about gift cards and gift certificates.


My mother’s statement, as previously mentioned, could be true – if you truly give it no thought. On the other hand, let’s play out a couple of scenarios. Your sister who is getting married next year is pretty well set financially, so she could buy herself whatever she wanted. You know her style well and you saw our countdown blocks online that would be perfect for her wedding, her bridal shower, eventually – maybe her baby shower and it fits her style perfectly. Oh, wait – the Contemporary Perpetual Calendar fits her style too! Plus it will allow her to make notes of all of the things she still has to do to prepare for each of the events. Which do you get her? Our gift certificates are personalized and we can make them for any amount you would like. Now your sister can buy one or the other – or maybe even both!


On to your brother. Maybe your brother is an avid camper, but you don’t know the first thing about camping, nor do you have the inclination to learn. You don’t know what he has or what he doesn’t have, but he’s always bragging about the newest, latest, greatest camping gadget he bought. Why not step into a sporting goods store and purchase a gift certificate for him there? Maybe he’s saving for a kayak and your gift card contribution just put him over the top of what he needed to purchase it. Talk about making someone’s Christmas!

When it comes down to it, give that voice in the back of your head a big shoosh. Gift certificates can absolutely be as personal as a gift you hand select. In some cases – far better.

Until next time, Keep It Craft E!