Shop until you drop, right here on campus

Whether you prefer to shop online or in person, you can tackle your holiday shopping list with Inside's annual campus gift guide. Campus retailers, groups, units and student organizations offer a variety of gift options, including memberships and gift cards.

Alumni Association

This year's exclusive necktie design is by Vineyard Vines. A limited supply of the 100 percent silk ties is available in the ISUAA online store. ($72-$82)

Athletics Department

Snuggle up with a Cy Pillow Pet from Cy's Locker Room. The plush collectible is a cardinal and gold reproduction of ISU's mascot. ($27-$29.99)


Extension and Outreach

In addition to publications, the Extension online store offers gift items, such as a soft-sided sport cooler. ($15)

Iowa State Center

Give the gift of entertainment with tickets to a show (prices vary) at Stephens Auditorium, or a personalized seat plaque to honor a loved one ($300).


Music Department

Repurposed marching band uniforms comprise three 12-by-14-inch tote bag designs (Cyclones, Braiding and Bird in the Blender). To order, send checks made payable to ISU Bands directly to the music department. ($50)

Reiman Gardens Gift Shop

Iowa State's campanile is one of the featured landmarks in the book, "Santa is Coming to Iowa." The hardcover book is new to stores this fall. ($9.99)


Textiles and Clothing Museum

Treasures of the Textiles and Clothing Museum is a 70-page color catalog, featuring more than 50 objects from the historic and ethnographic collections of the museum. The publication also includes a brief history and overview of the collection and its facilities. ($10)

Trademark Licensing

Show your TWO colors with these uniquely mismatched low-top canvas sneakers. Reversus shoes are available online and at the University Book Store. ($29.95)


University Book Store

Rest easy with this Walking Cy T-shirt pillow, available in the store or online. The 22-by-22-inch pillowcase can be removed and washed. ($32)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Stuff stockings with logo golf tees, balls, gloves, hats and more. Stop by the clubhouse pro shop, which is open year round, or order select merchandise online. ($1-$19.95)


Open houses, sales

CODAC Fall Art Sale
Dec. 11-13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Design lobby
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.

Reiman Gardens gift shop
Stocking Stuffer Night: Dec. 12, 5-8 p.m.
Shoppers will receive a discount on the inventory of unique gift items and stocking stuffers. Refreshments will be served.

The Workspace
Art Mart: Dec. 5-7, MU Campanile Room
Featured items include Gaffers' Guild blown glass, pottery, jewelry, accessories, hand-woven baskets and prints. Purchases support clubs, organizations and local artists.

Holiday Craft Crawl: Dec. 7 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), The Workspace
Make handwarmers, buttons and magnets at this Memorial Union location, one of five Ames arts organizations participating in the event.


Student Groups

Block and Bridle Club
Summer sausage and cheese gift packages (PDF order form), $4-$21

Forestry Club
Christmas tree and wreath sales, $15-$45

Horticulture Club
Poinsettia sales, $7-$20


Gift cards, gift certificates