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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.

Holiday Cookie Boxes from University Housing Dining

Image of UW Housing cookies. "Gift Boxes available Dec. 3-21."

Too busy to bake? University Housing’s dining staff to the rescue! Our delicious traditional holiday cookies are now on sale — attractively boxed to give as gifts, or to enjoy with your coworkers, students, friends, or family. Our Holiday Treat Box holds 3 dozen assorted cookies and costs $8.50.

Visit our website for hours and pickup locations or to contact our staff to request a larger order for department parties.

Bucky’s Butchery holiday prime rib roast

Photo of a ham.

Bucky’s Butchery, campus’ own meat shop that’s largely run by College of Agriculture and Life Science animal sciences students, is taking orders for prime rib. Ordering deadline is December 13 for the prime rib. To order, download this form, fill it out and email it as an attachment to or drop the form off at Bucky’s Butchery during store hours.

School of Veterinary Medicine Holiday Card

Image of the "Wreath of Joy" card, which depicts an illustration of a dog and a cat curled up in a holiday wreath.

This holiday season consider giving the animal lovers on your list a gift that benefits animals. 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’s card features a piece, entitled “Wreath of Joy,” by talented local artist Jaroslava Sobiskova. Order forms can be downloaded or call 608-890-0203.

Badger Sports Historical Books

Cover of Barry Alvarez's book "What It Means to Be a Badger".

Books on the Badgers are always popular and there is quite a selection found in the historical books section on Wisconsin’s sports history is brilliantly brought to life by such authors as Barry Alvarez, Bo Ryan and Mike Lucas among others.

Gift ideas from the UW Band store

The Wisconsin Marching Band store has a great variety of gifts for the holiday season. Find game day apparel, accessories and DVD's in the UW Online Band store.

Babcock Hall Dairy Store

Photo of a gift box of cheese and sausage from the Babcock Hall Dairy 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.

Doorways at UW–Madison

Poster: Doors of UW–Madison, depicting 25 doors on campus.

“Doors of UW–Madison” features 25 images of iconic entranceways—including the marble Rathskeller and Washburn Observatory—as well as more modern sites like Grainger Hall and the Biotechnology Center’s glassy facade.

Proceeds support UW–Madison students with need-based scholarships through the Great People Scholarship.

Purchase in person for $20 at the University Book Stores on State Street or at Hilldale, or a delivery option is available.

Shop the Badger Marketplace for the Best Badger gifts!

Photo of two people wearing The Red Shirt™.

Instead of dashing through the snow to crowded stores, shop from the comfort of home by visiting the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Badger Marketplace — an online UW shopping mall. From the latest UW gear to classic alumni merchandise — and featuring The Red Shirt™, Sixth Edition (a gift that really does keep on giving) — you’ll find something for every Badger on your list.

Visit the Badger Marketplace today. It’s the perfect, one-stop shop for all of your holiday gifts.

Geology Rocks!

Image: set of six trading cards depicting different rocks and information about them.

The Wisconsin Geological Survey sells a wide variety of books and maps on Wisconsin’s geology. You’re sure to find something here for your favorite rock hound and map lover.

Go artsy with our calendar featuring a bird’s-eye map of Portage, circa 1868. Or go utilitarian with a topographic map. Wisconsin has almost 1,200 quadrangles—we have them all.

For the budding geologist, consider a rock kit. We offer a starter set of 5 rocks and 6 trading cards, and a collector’s set of 15 rocks and minerals (great for teachers). For other gift ideas, visit the Wisconsin Geological Survey website.

Tickets to the Wisconsin Union Theater!

Photo of the old Wisconsin Union Theater

Yes, material gifts are great every once in a while, but get your loved ones a truly amazing memory this holiday season. The Wisconsin Union Theater offers all sorts of performances to thrill nearly every musical taste. See our season schedule  to learn about specific concerts, and buy tickets online or gift certificates at 608-265-ARTS (2787) or in person at 821 University Avenue, Campus Mall.

UW Press Books are Great Gifts!

Book cover: Wisconsin Talk, Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State. Edited by Thomas Purnell, Eric Raimy, 
and Joseph Salmons.

UW Press has books for everyone on your list. Find a selection of gift ideas here, including books on art, travel, history, humor, nature, adventure, and more. Read about campus history in Cold War University: Madison and the New Left in the Sixties, or venture with Yi-Fu Tuan into Romantic Geography. Travel Wild Wisconsin, or learn How to Disappear. Learn about the fascinating language(s) we speak from Wisconsin Talk, or give someone the groovy new biography of Ken Kesey.

Listen to “People of the Sturgeon” and Its “Thunder”

Photo of one of Wisconsin's "ancient fish".

Through the ages, those along waters populated by lake sturgeon reported mysterious sounds and vibrations. Native Americans associate this “thunder” with the onset of spawning runs. The world’s first recordings of “thunder” are heard on the audiobook “People of the Sturgeon, Wisconsin’s Love Affair With An Ancient Fish,” as well as other sounds like a decoy carver’s saw and a pow-wow in honor of the fish. The book is read by the author and costs $34.95. A portion of sales goes to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources sturgeon management program.

Madison Made from the School of Music

CD cover: The Pro Arte Quartet.

The UW–Madison School of Music boasts some of the finest musicians in the land, including pianist Christopher Taylor, vocalists Julia Faulkner and Paul Rowe, guitarist Javier Calderon, trombonist Mark Hetzler, tubist and composer John Stevens, saxophonist Les Thimmig, and ensembles such as the Pro Arte Quartet (with a new CD out December. 1), the Wisconsin Brass Quintet and Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. Make your gifts extra personal by giving a CD filled with music made here in Madison. Buy CDs in the online store or in the school's main office, 3561 Humanities, 608-263-1900. 

Fill your stocking at the DoIT Tech Store

Image of a snowman holding an Apple laptop.

Are tech toys on your holiday shopping list? The DoIT Tech Store has this year's must-have technology gear, including new iPads, FitBit Wristbands, Sphero Robotic Balls, and GoPro cameras. Visit any of the Tech Store's three locations you're sure to find something for everyone on your list. 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!

Share the Wonderful!

Share the Wonderful logo.

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.

You can make donations quickly and easily online and even choose to give to a specific school, college, or department. To support students, retain faculty, explore new research possibilities and develop innovative programs throughout the campus, a gift to the Chancellor’s Annual Fund is ideal.

Information on these gift options, the Share the Wonderful campaign, and more can be found online at the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Wisconsin Film Festival Holiday Specials

Wisconsin Film Festival logo

Wisconsin Film Festival (April 3–10, 2014) will help you stuff the stockings of the film lovers in your life with two limited-time offers: 10-Pack Gift Certificates exchangeable for tickets to films in the festival at an amazingly low price, and a Festival Pass which grants admission to all festival screenings, exclusive access to filmmakers, and more! Find more details and purchase tickets.

Find the perfect gift at the Chazen Museum Shop

Image: 'Rough Sea at Naruto in Awa Province' note card

Gift the gift of art this holiday season! Featuring a wide array of art and art-inspired gifts, jewelry and a large selection of fun, quirky gift items the Chazen Museum Shop has something for everyone on your list. Located in the expansion, the Museum Shop is open Tuesday through Sunday. Can’t make it in? Shop online!