Back To School PPE & Safety Items

Sadly this fall there won’t be the same air of excitment as students, faculty and staff return to campuses and classrooms across the US. While it is important to maintain as much of a normal feel as possible, it is crucial to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible in the classroom and on campus. We can help you be a one-stop source for much of your school PPE supplies, whether printed with your logo or not.

Youth face masks are available in a variety of styles- leave space in the design for students to write their names.

On an individual basis face mask, face shields and hand sanitizers are items students, faculty and staff may need. For students, especially younger elementary age, desiging masks with a blank area on the front of the mask for the students name will not only help each student keep up with their own mask, but it will assist teachers in identifying students. We have a variety of mask styles available to fit all age groups, such as these adjustable face masks for youth, or these single ply adult face masks available with a full color imprint. Another easy to wear option are these face shields attached to a cap that flip up when not in use. Ask us about youth versions of these as well. Keeping up with a mask all day is going to be a challenge for kids, so these handy mask lanyards can ease that burden for students and teachers. Ask us about breakaway lanyards for children under 12 as well. Wearing a mask all day can be uncomfortable, so these mask buddy elastic ear saver will help both students and teachers. Hand sanitizer for the classroom, hallway or small containers to attach to backpacks or key chains also make excellent welcome back gifts.

Barrier and Sneeze Guards come in a variety of sizes and materials to fit your classroom or office needs.

Social distancing will still need to be observed and we can help with signage for the floor, walls or chairs. These indoor floor signs indicating where to stand to maintain a safe distance come in a set of six, but we can also print individual signs in your school colors or with your school mascot. There are also signs that will work on carpet, outside and on walls. For areas where chairs are permanent, chair covers that indicate not to use particular seats are effective. These work well in communal seating areas, class rooms and labs.

Social Distancing Chair covers come in fabric for indoor use or vinyl for outdoor use. Stock or custom designs available. Contact us for more information and pricing.

Barriers and sneeze guards are available for a variety of needs. Desk top shields are perfect for elementary school classrooms. Leave a blank space in the design or on the front to write the student’s name to ensure they are using the same shield each day. Clear acrylic shields for office staff, cafeteria tables, shared classroom tables or even for lab work, such as these table top sneeze guards. Or these free standing clear barriers that have a slot at the bottom to make it easy for papers to be slid underneath. Place hand sanitizer stations in common areas or inside the classroom door to help promote clean hands and reduce the spread of germs.

For additional PPE and essential item options for the classroom or office, visit our PPE page here.

We put together back to school safety items specifically for the classroom and campus use here.

If there are specific items you need to meet your state guidelines to return to campus or school, to protect students and staff or otherwise help keep everyone safe, please reach out to us and we will help you find solutions. 866-247-4320

Event In A Box Ideas for Your Upcoming Event

With COVID-19 still impacting the US and the globe, events are probably going to look a little different for a while. Gone are the tradeshows that take days to walk! Gone are the team-building death drops where you trust your co-workers to catch you falling backwards (okay, those were terrifying even without COVID!). And gone are large, in-person conferences full of energy, collaboration, and idea sharing (not to mention hugs, handshakes, and passing out goodies). So now what? Enter the world of virtual and limited contact events, and all that comes with it!

Many event organizers have shifted their events to an online format, whether that be Zoom, Google Meeting, Go-to Meetings, etc. These platforms have provided a fairly user-friendly way to engage “attendees” and sometimes even do “breakout sessions” so attendees can hone in on the topics that most interest them. Others have decided to do limited-contact events with lots of social distancing and limited personal interaction.
Either way you go, an important (and often highly anticipated) part of any event is the SWAG! People love walking away with something to remember the event by, whether that’s a tshirt, drinkware, or something as simple as a sticker. But with this new environment of social distancing and hyper-awareness of germs, how do you facilitate that? Enter: EVENT IN A BOX!

Getting the coveted swag into your attendees’ hands can happen in two ways: for fully virtual events, drop-ship a swag kit full of goodies to each registered attendee (or a selected number of them) OR for limited contact in-person events, hand out the swag kits at the beginning or end of the event to limit the need for hand-to-hand contact. Either way, we’ve got you covered, and here are some great ideas!


One of the easiest options would be a pre-curated swag kit, either in a box, bag, or some other functional packaging. This will typically consist of a few pre-selected items and offer an opportunity to logo each, including the packaging. Who doesn’t love an event tshirt? With the Hanes® T-Shirt And Sunglasses Combo Set With Custom Box, you can get a logoed shirt and sunglasses, packaged neatly in a custom box.

T shirt & Sunglasses coordinate with a custom printed box for your event to hand out or direct mail.

Or how about setting your attendees up for a successful meeting with a Conference at Home Kit , which includes everything they’ll need for a virtual conference, including a tumbler, notebook set and wireless earbuds!

This kit offers a choice of colors to coordinate with your virtual event logo or sponsor colors

Ever thought of doing a virtual lunch and learn? This Throwback Lunch Kit would be the perfect way to send a theme-related gift to your attendees. It includes retro tin lunchbox, collapsible bowl, and utensil kit with a carabiner. And the best part? When folks do return to the office, they’ll have something to remember you by, as this functional set will get used over and over again!

This fun retro lunch box provides a fun kit for a virtual lunch and learn.

This is just a tiny sampling of all the different pre-made kits that are available. We can suggest other options based on your budget, theme, needs, etc. And if we can’t find a pre-curated kit that fits, we can always do a custom kit!


As the heading implies, we can create custom kits that are tailored specifically to exactly what you need. Some applications of this might be:

– Virtual or limited contact tradeshows where you offer each sponsor/exhibitor the chance to include an item

– Virtual company meeting where you want very specific items included that tie in with the meeting theme

– When the other curated kits just aren’t conveying your message

The most visual part of the custom kits is the packaging, and we have LOTS of options for that. You could do a stock bag, such as the Glacier Tote Bag and fill it with all of your goodies.

Tote bags are a useful way to package your event swag, sponsor materials and print items.

A totally custom box, complete with grid insert and paper fill is another option for a retail-inspired look. This is especially nice when you have vibrant or intricate logos that really speak to your brand recognition. These boxes can be decorated on just the outside, or for a really special look, we can also decorate the inside.

Custom printed boxes allow for creativity in your packaging
To really capture attention and increase the perceived value, add a custom print on the inside of the box.

They come in a variety of stock shapes and sizes, or we can offer a custom sized box. And of course, there’s always the option to do just a plain, stock box, which does help to cut down on cost for projects with a tighter budget.


So what if there’s a stock kit you like, but there’s an item or two you’d like to add? Not to worry! We can always start with one of the pre-designed kits and add to it. Some modifications may have to be made if the packaging isn’t large enough to accommodate the additional items, but together we can find a solution that works! Visit our Event Page for more ideas.

Whatever your needs, we’re sure we can help! Give us a call or email us to get started.