Gift ideas, straight from campus

Inside's annual holiday gift guide features items available through campus units, retailers and student organizations. Holiday open houses, gift certificates and memberships offer options for stocking stuffers, holiday exchanges and hard-to-shop-for friends or family members.

Alumni Association

A new, exclusive necktie design debuted just in time for holiday shoppers. A limited supply of the 100-percent silk ties is available in the ISUAA online store. ($29-$35)

Athletics Department

Gear up your favorite Cyclone fan with embroidered I-State logo hoodies from Cy's Locker Room. Men's, women's and youth sizes are available. ($28 and up)


Iowa State Center

Give the gift of entertainment with tickets to a show at Stephens Auditorium. A variety of Broadway hits offer something for all audiences. ($28 and up)

ISU Dining

Iowa State's signature "1858" coffee blend is now available in 12-ounce bags of whole beans. Specially created by Kansas City's The Roasterie, the brew and bags are available at the MU Market and Café, and the Bookends, Business, Courtyard, Design and Gentle Doctor cafés. ($13.95)


ISU Trademark Licensing

For chocolate lovers, Chocolaterie Stam has custom-designed Iowa State assortments in 14-, 27- and 40-piece gift boxes. Online orders can be placed via the Alumni Association store. Sugar-free options also are available.  ($17-$50)

Reiman Gardens gift shop

Keep your touchscreens clean with a soft-touch stylus, perfect for smart phones and tablets. The stylus, which features a precision point tip, can be plugged into the earphone jack of a device for ease of storage. ($4)


University Book Store

A new line of Iowa State posters is ready to hang or frame. The 12-by-18-inch posters feature Cyclone football and basketball and general school spirit themes. ($9.99)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

These Nike Golf Therma-Fit pullovers are great for any sport and come in both men's and women's styles. Online merchandise is available, with even more items in stock at the clubhouse pro shop, which is open year round. ($55)


Open houses, sales

CODAC Fall Art Sale
Dec. 5-7, Design lobby
The sale includes unique works in ceramics, prints, photos, jewelry and textiles by students in the integrated studio arts program. A portion of the sales help fund club activities, workshops and guest speakers. Prices range from $5 to $150.

Shopping with Cy
Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., ISU Alumni Center
A holiday open house showcasing gift items offered by alumni association businesses and discounted T-Galaxy inventory and in-stock items.

Stocking Stuffer Night
Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m., Reiman Gardens gift shop
Shoppers receive a discount and personalized shopping help from gift shop staff. Refreshments will be served.

Student Groups

Gift cards, gift certificates