Graduation Gift Guide: It’s Personal!

Have you ever tried to find that perfect and unique graduation gift for a friend or relative? Sometimes it is difficult to know what to give, beyond cash or the wonderful go-to Dr. Seuss book, Oh the Places You’ll Go. It’s time to get personal! We have grouped our most popular personalized graduation gift ideas for guys and girls. Give them something to help them prepare for the next phase in life – and give it a personal touch with a monogram!

Graduating from high school, college or grad school only happens once. So why not give your favorite graduate a personalized gift he or she will never forget?! Here are our top picks for gift ideas, plus a Graduation Gift Guide we’ve put together just for you!

Custom Laptop Sleeves

Graduation-laptop sleeve

For the gal (or guy!) on the go, our personalized laptop sleeves are the perfect accessory to protect your laptop from the elements outside your desktop. Choose from our cute patterns ranging from preppy to modern, our personalized laptop sleeves can be customized with either a name or a monogram – depending on the background pattern you choose.

Acrylic Storage Trays 

Graduation-TraysOur personalized acrylic storage trays are the perfect catch-alls for corralling keys, wallets, phones, school IDs and other necessities on any surface. They’re exceptionally clear and their thick-gauge acrylic design makes for a beautiful display. Protective rubber feet keep them in place no matter where you put them. Perfect for any dorm room, office or bedroom desk!

Something for the Guys

Our personalized canvas traveler bags are an affordable shaving kit gift when you need a little something without spending a lot of something. Or how about a gym bag for your favorite athlete? Stuff it with sports drinks, athletic wear and a gift card for music to load on his electronic device. There’s always room for a cooler filled with snacks in the dorm, although it probably won’t last long.

Graduation-gifts for guys
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Teacher Gift Ideas They Will Love

Looking for affordable, creative, personalized teacher and staff appreciation gifts? Look no further…we have your one stop shop for teachers, crossing guards, office staff, specials teachers, school cafeteria employees and more!

Personalized Styrofoam Cups

Teacher-cupsOur styrofoam cups are a cute and affordable gift when packaged in a 10 count bag tied with a matching twist-tie ribbon. These make great teacher and staff appreciation gifts from PTA or PTOs.  We can print your school name, organization name, a monogram, custom artwork, or choose from our available type-styles and stock art to create your own design.

 

Personalized Koozies

Teacher-kooziesShow your school pride! Koozies don’t get any cuter than these – and make a perfect and affordable gift for school staff members and teachers! Collapsible monogrammed beverage insulators have the printed designer patterns and colors on the entire koozie with a place for text (it can be different!) on either side. Our personalized koozies fit 12 oz cans, long-neck bottles, 16 oz. water bottles and collapse flat for easy traveling.

An Apple a Day Artwork

Teacher-apple art

This personal touch will mean the world to your teachers! Type up a class list and order from Lesley Grace Designs on Etsy. Frame it or add cute binder clips for displaying in the classroom. Get together with the other parents to buy copies for the kids too. This treasured keepsake will live on after your little one graduates!

 

Personalized Notepads

Teacher-notepadsPersonalized notepads for teacher appreciation are a cute and useful idea for any parent group that is looking for an affordable teacher gift that doesn’t look cheap. Create a half page (8.5″ x 5.5″) notepad in your school colors and adorn with the same text on each notepad.  Each notepad will be 50 sheets and comes glued at the top with a cardboard backer.

Thanks a Latte Printable

Teacher-thanks a latte

Everyone loves gift cards. Need something fast for those upcoming end of year parties? Grab a coffee shop gift card and print out this adorable card for your child to sign. Attach a cardboard cup sleeve and you are ready for teacher appreciation week! Check out ThriftyNorthwestMom.com for your FREE printable.

Bar Accessories with Personal Flair

Cocktails anyone? After all, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. Bar accessories with personal flair can provide creative punch to your personal backyard happy hour! Or serve as a great themed gift idea.

Sizzling Stir Sticks

Bar-stir sticksCustom drink stir sticks add that air of sophistication to any drink served at your wedding or other celebratory event. These personalized drink stirrers are fun to have on hand at the house to have on display to dress up any bar cart or bar area. Our personalized stir sticks are ready for you to design. Choose from our variety of swizzle stick top shapes (oval, circle, square or rectangle), lengths (6″ or 7.5″) as well as the material choices of wood or 5 plastic colors. You can personalize our custom drink stirrers with a monogram, single initial or design in your choice of imprint color. Endless options for flair!

Perfect As Punch

Bar-cocktails Looking for the perfect cocktail to go with your new personalized bar accessories? I can’t stopping drooling over this Maui Island Breeze cocktail that will be perfect to kick in the summer season. This is a vodka cocktail mixed with pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry. It is a sweet and sour juice for adults to add to your happy hour menu! Don’t forget the fruit garnish. Check out the detailed recipe here.

 

Cheers to Coasters

Bar-coastersThe punch is chilling and the custom drink stir sticks are prominently featured. What else do you need for your patio party? Our personalized drink coasters and personalized coaster sets do more than just protect furniture; they also add unique decor to your backyard Happy Hour festive spread.  These custom coasters are available in a variety of materials, thick chipboard (like you see in restaurants or bars). They are also a great gift for those upcoming bridal showers and graduation parties you are bound to get invited to over the next few months! Cheers!

Bar-coasters

Decorate Your Porch this Fall

Decorating your porch for the fall season is always a mini celebration because it means our hot-Texas summer is over and cooler temps are coming soon.  We love to look at fall porches and wanted to share a few with you we found in the blog-o-sphere.

Fall Colors

Blogger Susan makes a warm and cozy porch with simple pumpkins and mums.  This porch will set you up through November.  Pumpkins and chrysanthemums are a natural pair when it comes to fall decor. A row of mums in a single, contrasting color alongside a row of pumpkins is a festive way to decorate the pathway to your porch or patio. –

This is the look at Two Funny Girls HQ right now.

Good Housekeeping found this gorgeous planter box.  This blogger used sing silk greens and pumpkin picks from JoAnn Fabrics!  How easy and simple is that?  We love the look and it can be stored and used again for years.

 

Our friends at HGTV created a welcoming entry for guests with a display of fall-themed items around your front door. Traditional favorites like pumpkins and bales of hay, layered with mums in rustic wooden baskets, create a color theme of orange and tan, with an emphasis on natural elements. Swoon.

 

http://www.fourgenerationsoneroof.com/2014/09/gorgeous-front-door-fall-decorating-ideas.html To decorate your porch for fall, don’t forget the apples!  This wreath made of (I am assuming) artificial apples and leaves is the most creative wreath ever.  How did we ever come up with ideas without Pinterest?  This porch is styled with so many fall decor ideas.  Again, swoon.

Personalized Halloween Accessories

Personalize your tricks and treats this Halloween with our personalized Halloween accessories products.  Halloween accessories are the black cat’s meow to get your Halloween personalized!  We also have a Halloween Pinterest Board -where all our ghostly ideas reside (in spirit!)

Styrofoam Halloween Party Cups

      

A perfect and affordable addition to your Halloween gathering. Our 16 ounce Styrofoam Halloween party cup packs are available in 10 count sleeves. Each sleeve is tied with coordinating ribbon, so they are all ready to give as a gift.  Please note, we can’t personalize 10 count packs. The smallest order we can personalize is 50 cups, but we can replicate this design and put personalization on the other side of the cup or add it somewhere to the design you see.

Creative Party Food Ideas

We love looking at creative party foods.  If you’re gonna whip out the grill for your Halloween party then try this fun idea! Melt the cheese on your burgers to look like fun or scary jack-o-lantern faces! Your guests and family are sure to get a kick out of this one!

 

Personalized Halloween Gift Stickers

Halloween goodies never looked so cute! Perfect for sticking onto goodie bags, candy boxes, lollipops, candy bars, a sleeve of styrofoam cups.

 

Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Choir Boy Squashes

Leave it to Martha Stewart to come up with ideas on how to carve a pumpkin creatively.  These gallery of Halloween-themed pumpkins is for sure to knock your socks off.

Personalized Trick or Treat Bags

Personalized Trick or Treat Bags

Our personalized personalized Halloween candy bags for kids are the cutest bags around. Made of polyester, these 12” L x 5” W x 12” H are made of polyester and come with long and easy to carry handles. Get your treats home in a cute and personalized way as these bags can be customized with a name or monogram using our cute fonts and thread colors shown below.

However you spent your Halloween, be safe and have fun!

Custom Tailgate Supplies

Ahh, fall –  when the temps finally cool down and football season is here; which means is time for a tailgate and custom cups for said tailgate!  We here at Two Funny Girls love a good tailgate. Have you seen our Pinterest board on tailgating? There are lots of fun nuggets in there.

A common theme across most football tailgates is drinking.  And what is a better way than to drink out of custom cups for a tailgate?  We are slightly (!) partial to the color maroon here, but know we can print tailgate cups in other colors.  It is so fun to design these cups and help personalize your gathering in the cutest way possible, while still being macho. Here are some samples we have done.

Most personalized cups can ship within 5-6 business days, but we can also take rush orders, just let us know when it is kickoff time.

The fun doesn’t stop with just custom tailgate cups. We also know you need bags to get your tailgate gear to and fro, so we have these great over sized tote bags that are perfect in getting to your set up spot.  Honestly, of the 2 dozen monogram bags I own this size is my go to for so many things. It folds up nicely and can hold so much.  Mine is black, but I so want one of the striped ones!

Shockingly, other websites have tailgate supplies as well. While they are not personalized, we think a few of these things are nifty.

Talk about practical! This plastic party tray fits right over your drink, so you can hold everything in one hand. When you set your beer down for a food run, you can lose track of it. Don’t abandon your bottle, can, or cup when you can simply place one of the Go Plates on top of it! Genius.

 

Did you know Southern Living has a whole cookbook on Tailgating Recipes?  Of course they do! The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook shares ideas, recipes, and tips in the Southern Living The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook. Like politics and religion, we try not to discuss our favorite teams at the dinner table, but the tailgate is where we all come together  If you love to tailgate as much as we do, you must have this book.

We have a whole bunch more on the site in our Tailgate Supplies 101 guide we have napkins, koozies, more cups, flasks, scarves in game day colors and pretty much anything you need to keep you personalized while tailgating outside. GO TEAM!

 

 

Monogram Clutch Purse and Southern Living

One of our biggest sellers on the site is our monogram clutch purse.  We have been selling this timeless purse with classic monograms for years and it is always a customer favorite.  So much so, that Southern Living reviewed the Two Funny Girls monogrammed purse on their Daily South Blog. This clutch is so perfect for a quick night out or a trip out of town when you don’t need to to carry not much more than your cell phone, some credit cards, lipstick and some cash.  This purse will hold more, but really, do we need to take the whole purse with us on a night out?

Customers always ask, “what is the most popular color?” The answer is brown!   Our brown monogram clutch purse is our numero uno seller with a brown monogram.  The other colors behind brown are turquoise, creme and green.  What is my favorite?  Probably turquoise.  It adds a great pop of color to any outfit across all the seasons.  I love a pop of color in an outfit and if Southern Living gives it the thumbs up, you know it is okay to wear all over the south.

These are a very popular personalized bridesmaid gift.  And several times brides have gotten a white or creme purse to carry as she is leaving the reception. Could anything be more adorable?  We love these monogram clutch purses!

Personalized Wedding Favor Koozie

Personalized  koozies are all the rage at wedding receptions. These events can’t serve beverages in a just a can or bottle – it needs to be wrapped in a cute custom koozie!  We L-O-V-E working with brides or event planners to design and create a custom party favor koozies.

Zig Zag Wedding Favor Koozie
Zig Zag  Koozie

Where to Start?

We have so much fun in making these. We really start with a blank slate and adorn these cute koozies with your custom logo, a cute hashtag or phrase that describes  your event.

These cute collapsible monogrammed beverage insulators have the cute patterns and colors on the entire koozie with a place for text (it can be different!) on either side. Our personalized koozies fit 12 oz cans, long-neck bottles, 16 oz. water bottles and collapse flat for easy traveling. Polyester fabric on the outside side stitched with a rubber insulator underneath to keep any drink cool for a bit.

Seriously, koozies don’t get any cuter than these and we have so many patterns to choose from. Our two most popular patterns for gift koozies are:

Anchor Print Wedding Favor Koozie
Anchor Print Koozie

Anchor:  This print is so popular for a beach event.  These custom koozies in a traditional navy blue are oh so preppy and chic.  These are the perfect compliment to an outdoor wedding and a subtle way to carry on with your beachy or nautical theme.

 

Moroccan Personalized Wedding Favor Koozie
Moroccan  Koozie

Moroccan:  Most of the party favor koozies we sell are this timeless print.  The Moroccan favor koozie comes in two varieties: solid and reverse, but we sell more of the solid.  As the photo shows, there is nothing cuter at an outdoor event than these personalized koozies placed on a chair with a water bottle – how thoughtful!

We have so many more patterns for custom  wedding koozies on the site. Take a look around and let’s start creating the perfect koozie for you!

Monogram Beach Bag on The TODAY Show

Our Mint Ikat beach bag was on the Look for Less on TODAY
Our Mint Ikat beach bag was on the Look for Less on TODAY

Umm.. What?  That was the text I sent back to our PR manager when she texted me and said one of our monogram beach bags was selected to The TODAY Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Two Funny Girls and our love for monograms is going to be on national TV! Weee.

So the first week we got bumped, but that is how it goes in the news biz from time to time.  But a short (seemed long) week later, a monogram mint ikat beach bag from Two Funny Girls was on on the TODAY show in a segment with Lilliana Vasquez and her Look for Less segment.

Do you like how we type the TODAY show name in all caps?  # branding.

Seriously, this was huge for our little business that started so many years ago.  We have organically grown into what we are today and are so excited to now be able to say, “as seen on The TODAY Show, with Hoda and Kathie Lee.”

This bag is the hit of the summer.  It is over-sized. It is big. It is huge. This monogram beach bag can hold up to 6 towels (photo on the site) and is made of the best polyester that can repel water.  Measuring 19.5″ L x 7.5″ W x 15.5″ H, this roomy bag is great to hold all your sun essentials such as beach towel, sunscreen, magazines and more! Features an inside zipper pouch (7.5″ x 5.5) plus a very roomy outside zipper pocket (12.5×10.5) each are the perfect home for your keys and phone in order to find them quickly without digging to the bottom of the bag.

Are you dying? We almost died! See the segment for yourself here!

Knock, Knock Oprah.. you are next on our bucket list of mentions. No pressure.  Really.

Personalized Styrofoam Cups

Our favorite way to personalize a party or hostess present is this personalized styrofoam cups.  We have so much fun making custom designs for the cups and also seeing what our clever customers create for gifts or celebratory occasions.  Over the years we have made so many templates for personalized Styrofoam cups and wanted to share a few with our blog readers.

These Chevron wrap cups are probably our most popular wrap pattern. Personalized Styrofoam Cups with Chevron WrapWe have designer wrap patterns like lattice wrapped styrofoam cups, square wrapped styrofoam cups, diamond  wrapped styrofoam cups and Greek key wrapped personalized styrofoam cups.
By far, the most popular size of personalized styrofoam cup we sell are 16oz.  It is the perfect size to hold ice and a can of coke (we are southern, all soda is coke) and have room to slosh around.  We also have a “what size personalized cup should I get?” guide on the site that suggests a size based on what you are serving.  You can also get lids that fit each size cup.  Most people get half the lids to the personalized cups they are ordering.  Just another FYI.

We have almost 12 pages of font choices adorn on these cute cups, but each page has a listing to show the most popular fonts we print onto these custom cups. We print as big as we can in the print space available, but if you are unsure, we also offer a proof process, where you can see an electronic proof of your text on a cup.  Once a proof is approved, or an order with no proof is placed, we can ship them in 6ish business days.  Most of these orders go Fed Ex ground, but if you are in a hurry, we can rush print and rush ship the order, for a nominal fee – of course!