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Willow Tree is an intimate line of figurative sculptures that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect and inspire. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves the original of each figure from her studio in Kansas City Missouri. We offer cake toppers, angels and figures of flowers, animals and much more which represents an emotion or it marks a memory.

Memorable Back to School Gifts for Milestone Events

Celebrating educational milestones is a wonderful way to appreciate and recognize the students (and teachers) in your life. Whether your child is about to enter the first grade or your sister is about to graduate with a master’s degree, these gifts encapsulate a love of learning, knowledge, and accomplishment. From figurines to keepsakes, memorable gifts capture your relationship with the hardworking student in your life.


Here are a few hand-selected gifts for a new student or an up-and-coming graduate you love so dearly:

Leather-Bound Journals

If they love writing as a personal or creative outlet, a leather-bound journal is a beautiful gift for the student or aspiring writer. They are also great for note-taking in class or used as annual albums that reflect on a year of study. Pick out a journal that is easy to keep open when writing and doesn’t require too many ties or closures. If you want to go go even further, provide them with some writing prompts or a personal note on the inside cover.

Commemorative Sculptures

Hand-carved figurative sculptures are an excellent way to express your love and support of a family member or friend. Express feelings of love of learning, following your dreams, wisdom, appreciating the journey, and more with a detailed figurine. Reflect the hard work of a student with a figurine holding or reading a book, or a sculpture that resembles a butterfly.

Keepsake Boxes

These are sweet and secret places to keep treasures and memories. Gift a keepsake box to someone who regularly wears jewelry or collects items from traveling. One with a message at the bottom or a special meaning inscribed will carry precious meaning to the person giving the box and the person receiving it. Celebrate a woman or young girl in your life by giving them a keepsake box.


For the student in your life approaching a milestone—like finishing their first year of school or graduating—a countdown calendar can be a fantastic gift. Customize a calendar with photos, a specific color scheme, or count down the days until the special event arrives. This shows your support of their hard work toward accomplishing an exciting goal.

Signature Writing Utensils

Find the perfect pen or pencil set for your aspiring straight-A student or summa cum laude graduate. A fountain pen can be an exciting gift for an avid notetaker or artistic student. If your student is in the creative arts, find out if they would benefit from a high-quality colored pencil set or specific writing or drawing supplies. Supplying them with what they need is a thoughtful gift for any student. Consider asking if they need any school supplies before giving them a commemorative gift.

About Willow Tree

Providing an intimate line of figurines and sculptures that speak in quiet ways to display the love of family and the quiet joy that love brings to life, Willow Tree has inspired gift-giving since 1999. Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original figure from her studio in Kansas City, Missouri. Without facial expressions, these beautiful figurines depict emotion through gestures only… a tilt of the head, placement of the hands, a turn of the body. The simplicity of form and absence of facial features leave Willow Tree figures open for personal emotional interpretation. From her first figures nearly 20 years ago, Susan inspires meaningful gift-giving from the heart.

Browse memorable gifts from the heart at Willowtree.com

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