Sorority Gifts for Rush and New Pledges

Get set for Rush Week

Sorority rush is so much fun for pledges and chapter actives alike. Making a decision about which sorority to choose can be a tough choice, but The Pink Giraffe has you covered for all of those fun and unique personalized sorority gifts you need to make it through from Rush week to initiation. We have assembled some great ideas for you.

Gifts for The New Pledge

When a girl has newly pledged a sorority, nothing is more fun than putting those Greek letters all over everything she owns. A great way to sport her new membership is with clothing embroidered with her new letters. A custom monogrammed sweatshirt, quarter zip or even a puffy vest can be a great way to show off her newly pledged pride! Classic monogrammed t-shirts with the Greek letters on one side and a monogram on the other are a perfect choice for that new pledge. She will love to wear all that personalized gear all around campus going from class to the dining hall or even a football game.

Vinyl Decals Can Personalize Anything

A custom monogrammed sticker for her car is so much fun, but add in her new sorority letters and you can take it to a whole new level of preppy. Our monogrammed vinyl decals can be applied to just about any smooth surface including glass (so fun for car windows), wood (think dorm room headboard personalization) or even walls in her apartment. Larger decals are perfect for walls and for designing a space that shows off that she is proud of her Greek affiliation. Choose any of our custom designed key rings with initials or sorority letters in your chapter colors to create a fun an unique pledge gift that she will cherish for years to come.

Celebrate Initiation in Style

Initiation is a major event in the Greek life experience at any college or university. Becoming a permanent member of the fraternity is a pivotal time for any pledge. Celebrate the big day with a commemorative keepsake like our engraved julep cups with initials or a silver monogrammed jewelry box. She will love to be able to remember her college days with something that will last for years to come.

Scrapbooks for Sorority Memories

What better way to keep track of all those fun photos from sorority days than in a unique and fun embroidered photo album? Whether your mascot is a key, a lion, an anchor, a crown, ladybug or an owl, we can embroider it onto the cover of your book along with a name, date or chapter affiliation. Available in a 4x6 size that makes for an affordable little or big sister gift, but also in a larger 12x12 size for keeping up with all those fun campus pics and paper invitations. These timeless heirlooms are perfect for keeping photos easily at hand long after the cap and gown have been put away from college graduation.

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Make Your Next Dinner Party a Success

Host Your Next Dinner Party In Style

Do you love to entertain and host friends for intimate gatherings and dinner parties? We have assembled some great ideas for making your next get together even more special.

The Guest List

A successful dinner party is often based on inviting the right mix of friends to liven up your dining room. Focus on including friends who mesh well together to keep the conversation flowing. Plan for your guests to sit around the table with other friends who share their interests and hobbies. Place settings with linen hemstitched napkins and placemats along with engraved silver mint julep cups for pre-dinner cocktails or for holding hand picked flowers from your garden are a classic way to help people feel welcome and that you put thought and effort into making their dining experience an enjoyable one.

Design Your Table Décor

A well set table is a centerpiece for any dining room. A custom set of monogrammed dishes are the focal point of any Southern table. These plates can be custom designed by you in an array of colors and fonts and are affordable for a truly beautiful dinner party setting. Choose rich, dark colors for Fall and holiday parties and brighter shades for Spring and Easter brunch get-togethers. Make sure to include the classic option of embroidered cocktail napkins that add a special touch for your bar area.

Casual Dining Parties

For those less formal dinner gatherings, an outdoor setting can make for an excellent place to visit with friends. Add some mood lighting in strung twinkle lights and candles to create a casual ambiance your guests will cherish. Set a picnic style dinner for special friends with our monogrammed acrylic pitchers and ice buckets for safe use outdoors but still showing off your preppy style. Serve after dinner coffee in matching custom coffee mugs sporting your family name or initials.

Set a Fabulous Children's Table

Don't forget those little guests who will likely accompany their parents to a casual outdoor gathering. Styling a kid's table for a dinner party can be so much fun. Any of our personalized children's plates are perfect for setting your table for good times to be had by your littlest guests. Perfect for birthday parties, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas. These great personalized plates for kids are unbreakable and make a great gift for each child to take home and use for years to come.

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Great Ideas for Personalized Teacher Gifts

The end of the school year arrives and the question always arises as to what to give to your child's teacher to express your gratitude for all her hard work in teaching your child this school year. We have assembled some personalized gifts for teacher ideas to  help make the holiday or end of the year a success.

Give Teachers a Gift With a Personal Touch

Teaching a room full of energetic schoolchildren is not always a day at the beach, but teachers do get to take part in the most spectacular part of their school year gig, summer vacation. Why not shower her with a great monogrammed beach bag filled with all kinds of goodies to enjoy a day with her toes in the sand? Add in some suntan lotion and her a book by her favorite author and you've got a great recipe for relaxation and detoxification from stress!

Maybe she is a cook who loves to entertain. If so, a fun way to give a gift with a punch is to have an entire class go in on a special gift of a set of monogrammed plates and matching serving tray. Choose colors and a font that is specific to her style and she will be all set for summer dining on the deck or patio as all of our plates and platters are made of melamine and are unbreakable.

She may be a lover of wine and if so, help her pack a picnic in style with a monogrammed wine tote. Make it even more festive by filling the bag with her favorite chardonnay or zinfandel. She is sure to love a bag that can be used over and over for picnics and tailgates alike. If you want to give a larger gift, add in a personalized casserole dish which is truly unique for potlucks and church gatherings. The lid is custom designed with a name or initials, making it virtually impossible to get left behind!

Give The Gift of Jewelry

One thing that most all women can agree on is that any type of personalized jewelry makes for a great gift. The Pink Giraffe offers a vast selection of bracelets, necklaces and rings making for a unique option for teacher gifts. She will love to see her initials engraved onto a silver pendant or gold bracelet. A custom key ring fitted with a decal is an affordable choice for gifts for your favorite teachers this holiday season. She is sure to love it and remember your child every time she wears it.

Whatever your needs this season for teacher gifts, The Pink Giraffe has you covered for desk accessories, phone cases, iPad covers and just about any other idea you could come up with that your child's teacher will love! Show her how very grateful you are for this year and for all she has done to help your child grow in leaps and bounds this school season. Whatever you choose, she is sure to love anything we offer for monogrammed teacher gifts.

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Great Ideas For Corporate Gifts for Employees and Clients

Personalized Corporate Gifts

Recognize your employees, clients, and customers with the personalized year end gifts they deserve. Our wide selection of custom products can be personalized individually with names along with a corporate logo. A great way to personalize your next company event or employee awards.

The Pink Giraffe offers a great selection of unique personalized gifts for promotional gifts, gifts for corporate events, retirement gifts, year end employee awards, corporate holiday gifts, executive gifts, employee gift ideas and unique options for achievement awards.

Personalized Business Gifts

Our line of personalized business gifts are a great way to show your employees appreciation for their work ethic. Give your clients unique personalized gifts that will bring about a wow factor. Business trips have added logo power with our personalized executive travel gifts. The Pink Giraffe offers great options for your employees, who will be excited to receive any of the large assortment of custom engraved silver pens, and golf corporate gifts for those special customers.

Custom Personalized Corporate Holiday Gifts

During the holiday season this year, give your employees and customers a thankful, personalized corporate holiday gift. Choosing the right option for your holiday gifting needs for your workers is a wonderful way to show how much you appreciate all they do for your company. Our gift section offers a large variety of engraved corporate holiday presents as well as many other unique corporate holiday gift ideas. The Pink Giraffe is  your one stop destination for personalized corporate gifts

Personalized Corporate Awards

 A very important part of running a corporation is recognizing the achievements of fellow colleagues. New hire bonuses are a great gift idea to make a new employee feel welcome in their new position. When an employee is ready to retire, shower  them with the honor of a corporate award for their many years of hard work and service to the company.

Quality Personalization and Fast Turnaround

All of our custom corporate gift options are a quick ship to your business. Engraved or embroidered with personal attention for each and every one of your employees. We specialize in making sure that your gifts are delivered in time for your company picnic, holiday company gathering or client event.

Dynamic Customer Service

The Pink Giraffe has a very high standard of customer service. We pride ourselves on repeat business year after year. Our experienced staff and corporate sales are able to work directly with our production to ensure quick shipment to your door.

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Great Monogrammed Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Great Monogrammed Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Need some great ideas for what to put in their stockings this year? The Pink Giraffe has you covered for all kinds of fun monogrammed stocking stuffers for women and children this season.

A Personalized Watch is  Great Gift

You want small items that fit into the stocking easily, but will be unique and fun to receive on Christmas morning. A monogrammed watch is an excellent choice for any preppy lady. Custom design your own watch in any two colors for a truly fabulous gift that will wow her this holiday season. Available in best selling gold, or stainless steel and colored plastic. Whatever color scheme you design, she will absolutely love to see her initials appear on her wrist.

Silver and Gold Make Great Holiday Choices

For a timeless and classic gift, an engraved and personalized piece of jewelry is a standard go to option. Choose from a monogrammed ring or pendant with initials for that special lady. How about a name necklace in gold, silver or pewter? Filigree initial necklaces are all the rage right now and she will absolutely love to receive such a special holiday gift. Sterling silver is always a favorite for women of all ages. A monogrammed silver bracelet is sure to be treasured for years to come as sterling never goes out of style. Add an embroidered jewelry case as well to keep all those great new accessories in one place. They are the perfect option for the traveler on the go.

Custom Design Your Own

Want to design something just for her that will reflect her favorite colors and pattern? Choose from our personalized key chains that can be customized however you like. Great for school colors and also make excellent teacher gifts. Is someone getting a new smartphone this year? Make sure to order a monogrammed phone case just for her. She is sure to love it and it will allow her to sport her preppy style whenever using her phone.

Whatever you choose for your loved ones this year for Christmas this holiday season, if it is sporting her initials embroidered or engraved, she is sure to love whatever you choose. Make sure to remember the rule that for a traditional monogram the last name initials appears larger in the center with the first name letter on the left and the middle initial on the left.

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Get Set for the Tailgate Season!

Football Season is just around the corner and that means Fall is on the way! Time for Southern girls to get ready for weekends filled with high school and college ball games. The best part about tailgating before a game is the fun time spent with friends while enjoying great food and drinks. Fill your game day zip top rolling cooler with great treats and beverages.

Accessories for your Get Together

Personalized shatterproof cups are a perfect touch for your tailgate gathering. Available in sizes 8, 12, 16 ounces as well as 18 and 24 ounces. Perfect for cocktails and cold beverages but can be used again and again for whatever your. These plastic cups can be designed with whatever font and color you like with a family name, a favorite team or school mascot. They also make a great option for bachelorette parties and casual parties. Everyone will love your custom designed cups. Choose a special personalized platter or serving tray to promote your team. Design yours with team colors and your family name or monogram for a great way to stand out in the crowd. If you want to really take your tailgate to the next level, add some matching monogrammed plates for good measure. Available in 10" for dinner as well as 8" for appetizers. Your tent will be the hit of the stadium with fabulous accessories that support your favorite team. Make sure you don't forget the personalized koozies and can wraps for those canned cold drinks.

Dress for The Big Game

What to wear for the big game is a fun question to answer. Choosing clothing that supports your team is a great way to show your school pride. Sometimes it is easier to bring those elements into your outfit with custom designed jewelry. Our monogrammed cuff bracelets in your choice of colors are the perfect option for team color coordination. Support the home team in a fun and preppy way! Who says football dress has to be boring? An embroidered ball cap with initials in custom colors is another great choice for those fun tailgate parties.  Add a cross-body monogrammed clutch purse in your favorite two colors or a fabulous smartphone wristlet to really be the hit of the stadium.

Great Team Spirit Options

Some other great options for supporting your team in style are our great smaller accessories that still bring a great punch to any occasion. Design a personalized key ring for yourself or a special gift for a friend. Choose from a large assortment of patterns and colors to create something utterly unique for your football celebrations. Bring an accent to any of your game day outfits with a gold monogrammed necklace to bring it all together in a style all your own.

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Tips for Buying The Best Monogrammed Towels

Shopping for towels for your home can seem overwhelming as there are so many different kinds to choose from.

Towel Buying Advice

You cannot judge a towel simply by the softness felt while shopping in the store. Lots of manufacturers add softeners to the finish so that the towel feels quite soft in the store but after a few washings that feel will all but wither away. For enduring softness, check the tag for 100% combed cotton. Cotton fibers can collect twice their weight in water. Combed cotton can prevent this by cutting the shorter thread to prevent piling.  Make sure that whatever towels you purchase, the loops are thick and tight. The more dense the loops are, the more absorbent the towel will be.

High Quality Towels

A higher quality towel will be heavier than it appears making it more absorbent. The Pink Giraffe is proud to carry Milagro bath towels by Matouk. They are wonderfully soft, yet equally absorbent and keep their softness and shape with each and every wash cycle. Double turned edges and finished stitching is a sign of a high quality and luxurious bath towel. Monogrammed bath towels make for an excellent décor in the bath as well as being functional. Choose from an array of fonts and thread colors to match your color scheme. Many designers choose to incorporate the monograms in the bathroom into the bedroom as well with custom duvet covers and pillow shams.

Custom embroidered bath towels with matching guest and hand towel set complete with applique taped edging are a classic staple in finer homes across the South. A cherished tradition passed from one generation to the next, the addition of these fabulous hand towels can accent a simple bathroom instantly.

Robes and Shower Wraps

Welcome your guests just like a quaint bed and breakfast would with custom embroidered shower wraps and bathrobes. Adorn them with the name of your beach house or lake home for a personal touch that will be the ultimate in comfort for your guests. Add some slippers or house shoes as well for a full ensemble. And if you are the one making the visit, don't forget to bring along a thoughtful hostess gift of a monogrammed guest towel in linen or terrycloth. Either one will be a favorite to accent the bath.

The Pool House

Make sure to outfit your backyard pool with some custom designed monogrammed beach towels. Choose a color scheme and design all your own so that all of the towels around your pool stay together in one place. These custom towels make a great gift for anyone with a new pool or beach house. Design them with your family name, beach house name or just make one for everyone in your family. The design possibilities are endless.

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