Great Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Mixed Bag DesignsMother’s Day is May 13 – have you chosen your gift yet? We have some great gift ideas for Mom including our travel sets. If you’re looking for just a little something, check out our Spring 2012 shop for fun totes, great beach bags for summer and other fun gift ideas for Moms everywhere!

Let your Mom be swept away with our travel bag sets. These sets are eco-friendly, colorful and affordable gifts for Mom that she can use again and again! Now she can travel in style with these cute, fun and green bags!

How will you celebrate Mom this year?

Mixed Bag Designs: What’s In Your Bag?

Mixed Bag Designs Reusable Bags for Green FundraisersWhat’s in your bag? At Mixed Bag Designs, we want to offer bags that are versatile, durable and fashionable. We want totes and storage that are cute AND useful, letting us tuck away all of our odds & ends into fun, stylish boxes and bags. Here at Mixed Bag Designs headquarters, we went around and asked our staff what they carry in their bags and what they use our bags for. There’s a few surprises and some funny discoveries (cats apparently love our bags)!

Co-founder Jan Mercer likes to hide all of her inventory files and paperwork in the stylish damask file boxes in her office to keep her desk looking clean and her shelves looking pretty. Amy Lombard in the marketing department uses the Navy Flower large zip tote to cary her Kindle (in the Navy Geo Kindle Case) and bike helmet that comes in handy on her daily commute. Here’s a list of 100 items found in our Mixed Bags both around the office and at home! What’s in yours?

Mixed Bag Designs Reusable BagsCheck out our full list here!

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Great Teacher Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation - Great Teacher Gift IdeasCongrats to the 2012 National TeacherΒ  of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki and to the rest of our teachers for dedicating so much time and creative energy to their students! May 7 marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week and the end of school is also a popular time for Teacher Gifts.

We have hand selected some of our favorite teacher gift ideas that work for a variety of teachers! Teacher Appreciation Fundraisers are also a great way to say thanks to your teachers AND give back to your school. Why not raise money for your community fundraiser goals with an easy, green fundraising idea that also offers fantastic and unique gifts for teachers?

Reusable bags – Teachers are always on the go, and our colorful totes can not only hold up to 50 lbs of papers to correct, they are great for grocery shopping and alternatives for department store paper bags. If you’re looking for a gift from the class, you can use our shopping totes or reusable totes to hold the gift!

Storage and file boxes – Who says storage has to be boring? Let your teachers spruce up their classrooms with our elegant damask print on their file boxes. These foldable storage boxes are great for elementary school teachers who need to store art supplies, toys and books.

Kindle cases & tablet covers – Especially great for those literary teachers, our Kindle cases make cute and affordable gift ideas that are useful and stylish. Combine them with an iPhone case or laptop case for the tech-savvy teacher.