Useful Buttons

Lansing, Michigan
3,754 Sales

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Hello and thanks for visiting! I’m working on fulfilling my current orders right now, but will be back soon.

Meredith Ingram

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About UsefulButtons

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On Etsy since 2013

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Fun for the family

In early 2013 Meredith's family discovered the versatility and fun of using buttons and magnets. It all started with chore magnets and they are still the most requested item by far...

The best part about Useful Buttons is that they are TANGIBLE! They are things kids can hold and move, they have weight and texture, they are visual reminders of what needs to be done.

In this age of technology, where there is an app for everything (including virtual chore tracking) we are intentionally UNPLUGGING our kids from the tech, and plugging them IN to FAMILY! We are teaching them how to do household chores, giving them a sense of responsibility and accomplishment, and how to work together as part of a community.

We also make calendar magnets, teacher gifts, math learning sets, games and all sorts of other fun things, like wedding favors. We love to work with you. Have an idea or request - just email or message us.

We try to ship as quickly and inexpensively as possible. You can find tracking numbers for your package on the etsy "My purchases" page.



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Shop members

  • Meredith Ingram

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    As CCO (Chief Creative Officer) of Useful Buttons, I do all of the designing, printing, pressing of magnets/buttons, packaging, shipping as well as trying to provide the best customer service I can :)

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Custom designs? We LOVE making magnets to fit your visions! Please feel free to convo us with any questions prior to ordering. There is a small fee for custom chore magnets of $2/design. For wedding favor magnets, anything outside of what is pictured in the listing will have a $15-20 design/set up charge depending on the size of your order.

If you place an order without providing a list of magnets or include custom chores that haven't been paid for, we will make all attempts to contact you in regards to your order. If we do not receive a response within a reasonable amount of time, we reserve the right to send orders as pictured in the listing and/or to provide appropriate substitutes for unpaid customs.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If for any reason you are not 100% happy with your purchase, please return THE UNUSED ITEM for a full refund (minus shipping) within 2 weeks. ALL SALE ITEMS AND CUSTOM ORDERS ARE FINAL.
I accept PayPal, credit cards, check, and money orders. Please pay within 2 days of placing your order. I am also open to trades. Please message me.
All orders will be well packaged. Your order will be shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail within 7-10 business days of receiving payment. Shipping costs include delivery confirmation (within the US). For orders of 50 or more magnets insurance is included for up to $50.

I try to keep shipping costs as low as possible. Most order ship for $4.95 - $7.95 within the US. I can combine items in your order. Please see the listings or message me if you have any questions.

For items shipped to Canada, PLEASE ALLOW 10-14 DAYS FOR DELIVERY once shipped. Lately I have had reports of packages to Canada sometimes taking even up to 3 weeks. If you need it quickly message me and we can upgrade shipping to priority international mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
My magnets and buttons are fun and affordable. Think of the possibilities for
organizing your home, creating fun games, providing your classroom with a craft project, or teaching your children about responsibilities in way that they enjoy rather than having to remind them over and over.

1001 Uses of magnets and buttons:
- Chore charts
- calendars
- gift sets
- grocery list
- cleaning chart
- games
- craft projects
- handprint calendar
- medicine chart
- meal planner
- name badges
- save the date
- jewelry pendants and bracelets
- wedding favors
- coasters
- Occupational Therapy/Sensory activities
- Fitness
- Beauty reminders/routine
- Home Maintenance reminders
- Visual organization