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Our Favorite Picks for The Graduate This Year

Our Favorite Picks for The Graduate This Year

Spring brings so much fun to the air and along with it, the influx of graduation invitations in the mailbox. Don't worry about selecting the perfect monogrammed graduation gifts this year, as we have assembled a list of our favorites that have been long-standing best sellers for us in the years past. 

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Design Your Own Monogrammed Phone Cover for the iPhone 6

Design Your Own Monogrammed Phone Cover for the iPhone 6

Are you one of the lucky ones to be sporting a new iPhone 6 or 6 plus?? We are over the top thrilled about our new designs for all those fun custom covers. With the larger size of the new 6 plus and the thin nature of the phone itself, you will want to make sure you protect your investment well with a hard protective plastic cover and what better way to identify your phone than with a personalized case in your choice of any color scheme you prefer.

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Great Ideas for Personalized Men's Gifts

Getting married and need to find the perfect gift for your fiance? Do you want personalized and fabulous gifts for the groomsmen in your wedding party? 

The Pink Giraffe has compiled a list for you of our very favorite monogrammed gifts for men.

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Travel Tips for the Going Places in Style

Traveling somewhere this season? Sometimes being on the go can seem quite daunting, so we have compiled some of our favorite tips for traveling in preppy style.

Carry a Large Tote Bag

So we all know the rule about one carry on a tote bag and one personal item, which for the preppy girl usually is a monogrammed purse or handbag. If you choose a large enough tote, it will allow you to carry all your onboard essentials for making the trip from one city to the next while looking your best. Make sure to include a hairbrush, sunglasses, mirror and your makeup bag or toiletry case. It is always a good idea to keep these items with you on the plane in the event that your luggage doesn't make to the airport with you.

Luggage For The Preppy Girl

Now that you have your carry on bag took care of, the next important step to cover is the luggage you will use to sport your clothing from one airport to the other. A duffle bag is always a light way to go, or a weekender canvas bag can come in handy for those shorter visits. For longer vacations that will last more than just a few days, a full-on suitcase is the best option. Rolling bags are all the rage for air travel these days and we tend to agree that this was an excellent invention. When traveling with lots of clothes that will need to be washed, make sure to include a lightweight personalized laundry bag to keep all your soiled linen altogether. Another great piece to include in your luggage ensemble is a monogrammed garment bag. Make sure that yours is personalized so that you will have no trouble locating your bag as opposed to ending up with someone else's.

Tag Your Bag

Make sure your bag stands out in the crowd by tying a brightly colored ribbon or scarf to your suitcase. A custom monogrammed luggage tag is a great way to quickly identify your bag as it comes off the baggage claim turnstile. Made of hard melamine plastic that is both durable and cute at the same time. These tags can be custom designed in any two colors that can match décor, luggage colors or simply show off your school spirit with team colors. Whatever your choice, these luggage tags are a great gift for any new graduate or even for someone who recently moved to a new home because you don't think about needing a new luggage tag after a move until likely the night before you leave.

Bring a Jacket

It is commonly known that airplanes tend to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler than the outside temps so make sure to bring along a jacket to keep you warm. A light raincoat can do double duty with warmth as well as rain gear during your trip. Wearing a jacket or puffy vest will make more room in your suitcase as well for another cute outfit.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

 You never know when you are going to have to hoof it to get to a connecting gate in time for takeoff, so it is best to leave the spiked heels at home (or at least in the suitcase). A ballet flat or loafer is a much better option for getting around on travel days. If your travels take place in the winter our monogrammed clogs or loafers are some of the most comfortable shoes you will put on your feet. They are perfectly stylish in any color scheme you choose but are simply fabulous for keeping your feet in check when you are on the go.

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Ideas and Uses for a Monogrammed Tote Bag

The Monogrammed Tote Bag in History 

The word tote in the dictionary means ‘to carry’ and a tote bag refers to a large carrying bag with handles. Tote bags have simply hundreds of uses and are available in various shapes, sizes, materials, and construction. They have long since evolved from the basic canvas bag to elegant and sophisticated high-end handbags. The timeless monogrammed boat tote with canvas handles is always sure to be a welcome gift. With dynamic classic design long associated with the preppy lifestyle, it has never gone out of style

Uses for a Great Handbag

Depending on the shape and size, a tote bag can have an abundance of functions while simultaneously acting as a fashion accessory. A great example is a pool or beach bag large enough to carry all the essentials for a day in the sun, yet cute and stylish enough to compliment that fun personalized swim cover-up and sun hat. Add a cooler bag in a fun and colorful print to keep your drinks cold for days in the sand or at that tailgate event. Convenient and affordable duffle bags with spacious pockets and compartments are one of the top selling gifts for high school and college graduates today.

Diaper Bags for New Moms

If there is a baby in your near future or if you are attending a baby shower sometime soon, a monogrammed diaper bag is always a welcome baby gift. Choose from tote style or a messenger bag as both are equipped with compartments for baby bottles, diapers, wipes burp cloths, baby blankets, and toys for days on the go with a newborn.

Personalized Equestrian Barn Bags

One of our very favorites is from our personalized equestrian gift line featuring rich brown canvas, round handles and an embroidered snaffle bit and name. Perfect for gift giving to your horse lover friends with the name of a beloved horse, family name or farm name. The possibilities are endless. Toss in your ball cap, barn towels and riding boots for a chic way to sport your classic equestrian style.

The Style of a Monogrammed Purse

Women love to sport their personality and a handbag is an ultimate way to accent her outfit and show a little flair. When personalized with her initials, it becomes a much more elegant purse and is easily identified as to whom the bag belongs. The best selling option for the modern chic and sophisticated fashion lover is a monogrammed envelope clutch purse. Adorned with a gold chain strap and a simply gorgeous gold clasp closure and available in an array of colors, these fabulous handbags are a great option for bridesmaids, friends or simply for yourself. The ability to embroider them with any font and thread color to create a color scheme to match school colors of a great outfit, coupled with an amazingly affordable price make them a perfect choice for a fashion accessory or gift.

Another great option is a wristlet wallet for your smartphone. Available with slots for credit cards, money and most importantly a phone (don't forget a fabulous monogrammed phone case to match) as well as a wrist strap. The best feature of these wristlets is that it comes with an opening on the side for the charger to fit right through the wallet, you don't even have to remove your phone to charge it. How is that for innovative? Available in navy blue, mint green, yellow, orange, Kelly green, turquoise, hot pink, light pink and caramel. Pair any of those colors with a great thread choice and you have the perfect personalized wallet for all those days on the go.

The hobo bag is an excellent choice for today's chic and bohemian style. Embellished with letters or initials makes for the ultimate in grand style. A throwback style that has re-entered our culture today is the wooden handled Bermuda bag. Available with a large selection of button on covers in colorful fabrics, these classic purses make for a wonderful nostalgia to a time gone by. Woven basket bags are a truly wonderful preppy option. Adorned with grosgrain ribbon and a monogram for that classic Palm Beach style.

The Pink Giraffe is proud to offer a large selection of practical yet stylish tote bags in numerous designs and colors. Each bag is as unique as the person carrying it around. Constructed of high-quality fabric, canvas or duck embroidered with a name or initials for that perfectly preppy gift.
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Great Choices for Monogrammed Graduation Gifts

Need a great monogrammed graduation gift for a special girl or guy graduating this year? The Pink Giraffe offers a large selection of high quality personalized gifts to choose from. She will love our acrylic initial necklaces in a large selection of colors. Our personalized sterling silver necklace is a fabulous option that she will cherish for years to come. 

Our custom monogrammed shower wraps are perfect for the dorms. She will be able to use it in the summertime at the pool and then in the fall and winter after a shower.  Embroidered with a choice of name or monogram in any thread color you desire. Choose to match to school colors for a fun and unique personalized gift for graduation. 

Boys will love our engraved gifts for men including a monogrammed leather wallet stamped with his initials, or a leather dopp kit that is perfect for taking on the go.  Engraved silver cuff links for men are a classic staple and will be a cherished gift.  If his travels take him places, a personalized duffle bag is a great option. Embroidered with a name or letters it can never get lost!

The Pink Giraffe specializes in bringing our customers the very best in monogrammed gifts for every occasion.  Classically personalized for your classic lifestyle! 
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