When shopping for those on your holiday list this year, don’t forget the many amazing gifts UW–Madison has to offer. We’ve compiled a list of some of the products available for the holiday season.
Homemade Holiday Cookie Boxes from University Housing Dining and Culinary Services — On sale Dec 3–19
Make the holidays a little sweeter with our delicious traditional holiday cookies! These delightful confections are beautifully boxed and make the perfect gift for your coworkers, students, friends, or family. Our Holiday Treat Box holds three dozen assorted cookies for $9.95. Now, that’s a sweet deal! Visit Housing’s Dining and Culinary Services for hours and pickup locations or to request a larger order for department parties.
The Wisconsin Marching Band store has a great variety of gifts for the holiday season. Check out this set of four pint glasses. They feature the band logo on the front, and lyrics to “On, Wisconsin,” “If you Want to Be a Badger,” “Songs to Thee,” and “Varsity” on the back. Find more items at the UW Band Store.
For a suggested $10 donation per card, the School of Veterinary Medicine will send a beautiful, full-color greeting card to recipients of your choosing. Each card includes a message that a donation made to the school in the recipient’s name will benefit projects that improve animal health. This year, the school is offering two card choices, “Feline Friendly” and “Little Big Dog,” featuring art donated by Audrey Christie of Dodgeville, Wis. Order forms can be downloaded or call 608-890-0203.
This year the University of Wisconsin–Extension’s Environmental Resources Center is selling calendars featuring a variety of iconic and lesser-known species found throughout Wisconsin with additional information on how water quantity and quality support the natural balance of wetlands. Remaining true to its inspiration, the calendar also provides phenology milestones throughout the year based on Aldo Leopold’s pioneering work. Order calendars through the Learning Store.
What Wisconsinite wouldn’t love the gift of cheese? If you’re stumped on what to give, the Babcock Hall Dairy Store has a wide selection of award-winning cheeses for your gift-giving pleasure. The pre-packaged cheese boxes are truly delicious and authentic Wisconsin products. The Babcock Hall Dairy Store also has a variety of other gifts such as Babcock coffee, coffee mugs, baseball caps and reusable shopping totes. Visit the Babcock Hall Dairy Store website for a complete list.
Looking for a gift for your favorite geology buff or map aficionado? Turn to the Wisconsin Geological Survey for ideas. You’ll find our new poster calendar featuring the eminently photogenic sea caves of the Apostle Islands ($7.50) as well as a variety of books on all things geologic, maps, educational posters, and rock kits.
The vast Great Lakes ecosystem is historically home to 210 species of fish. An updated 26.5 x 38.5 Fish of the Great Lakes poster is home to 35 species of fish, including musky, longnose gar, and lake sturgeon. To get a copy, visit aqua.wisc.edu/publications. The cost is $6, which includes shipping and handling. The fish are presented as colorful images created by a renowned wildlife artist contracted by Wisconsin Sea Grant to capture exquisite detail and accuracy.
Giizhik, who has autism, and his younger brother Mino, design and sell holiday cards to benefit autism research at the Waisman Center. These colorful and unique cards provide an opportunity for the family to raise funds and autism awareness. The brothers donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the card sales to autism research at the Waisman Center. To purchase the cards, please visit the Waisman Center website.
It’s never too early to get excited about the Wisconsin Film Festival! This year’s fest takes place April 9–16, 2015, screening nearly 150 films those seven days. Our holiday 10-Pack Gift Certificates are exchangeable for tickets to festival films at an amazingly low price! Stuff the stockings of the film lovers in your life by purchasing from the Wisconsin Film Festival website.
Looking for the perfect gift for UW Law School alums and students? Show your Badger —and Gargoyle— pride with our apparel and imprinted items. To fend off the Polar Vortex, our warm fleece blanket and our insulated mug are just the ticket to stay cozy this winter. And for the dapper gentleman, we suggest our red bowtie or necktie featuring our iconic Gargoyle mascot. Explore all the options at the UW Law online store.
Wrap up your holiday shopping in no time by visiting the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Marketplace. From the latest UW gear to classic alumni merchandise — and featuring The Red Shirt™, Seventh Edition (a gift that really does keep on giving) — you’ll find something for every Badger on your list. Visit the Marketplace today. It’s the perfect, one-stop shop for all of your holiday gifts.
This holiday season you can give the gift of membership to your favorite history lovers starting at only $20! Your gift recipients will enjoy a full year of member benefits, including a subscription to the award-winning Wisconsin Magazine of History, half-price or free admission to 12 historic sites and museums around the state, discounts on shop.wisconsinhistory.org, and more. Visit us online or call 888-748-7479.
These new, comprehensive, full-color field guides will please scientists, gardeners, fishing fans, and other nature lovers. The Field Guide to Wisconsin Streams is a full-color reference to more than 420 species of plants, fish, crayfish, mussels, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and other invertebrates, with more than 1000 illustrations. The Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses covers 232 species with more than 1100 illustrations. For more gift book ideas, visit the UW Press site.
Looking for holiday shopping ideas? The DoIT Tech Store has all the tech gear that everyone on your list is looking for, including new iPads, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, Republic Wireless smartphones, GoPro Cameras, TomTom GPS Runner watches and Ogio tote bags. Visit any of the Tech Store’s three locations, and you’re sure to find something for everyone. And if you’re still in doubt, pick up a Tech Store gift card. They’re always the right size and always appreciated. Happy Holidays from the DoIT Tech Store!
Give the gift of exploration and curiosity! UW–Madison led the team that built IceCube, the world’s largest neutrino detector, encompassing a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole. Share this success with the science enthusiast on your list. Items available include: t-shirts featuring the high-energy neutrino lovely referred to as “Bert,” polo shirts, DVDs and Blu-Rays of Chasing the Ghost Particle, and, a hardcover book about the IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Shop now!
It’s the season of giving, but what to give to the person who has everything? Solve this dilemma by making a gift of any size on his or her behalf to UW–Madison. Gifts go to supporting students and faculty, and advancing cutting-edge research, and you can even give to a specific school, college, or department. The Chancellor’s Annual Fund is an ideal choice, so, make a gift today. No wrapping paper required … just a mountain of Badger pride.