I remembered seeing this on a blog awhile back & thought it might work for her shower. At this person's baby shower all the people painted the letters of the alphabet to put up in the baby room for decoration.
Idea adapted to a classroom: "every time a student catches someone doing something kind, they put the kind person's name on a piece of paper ALONG WITH the act of kindness. Then they SIGN the paper with their name and put it the jar. Once a week, the teacher draws a name from the jar and both kids get a treat"
Relay for Life fundraiser - people bought a ribbon for me to wear on the back of my t-shirt. The appropriate color ribbon had the person's name on it who we are honoring or remembering. I got many compliments from this!