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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec. 7, 2016

Christmas parties, Hanukkah festivities, white elephant gift exchanges and any other celebration of the holiday season can bring with them lots of pressure to find the perfect gift.

IU international t-shirt

The IU international apparel collection features these IU t-shirts in eight different languages. | PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON OFFICIAL BOOKSTORE

Whether you’re shopping for your art-lover mom, coffee-addict friend or note-taking colleague, the Inside IU staff is here to help. Our holiday gift guide features something for everyone on your list, and all items can be found right here on campus.

IU international tees: Make the bilingual individual on your list swoon by giving a T-shirt from the IU international apparel collection. This twist on a standard IU T-shirt is available in eight different languages: Mandarin, Korean, Hindi, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian and Turkish. Available at the IU Bookstore in the IMU for $18.98.   

Stationery supplies: Shopping for a colleague? You can’t go wrong with an art-inspired journal or planner. Located in the Fine Arts Building, the Friends of Art Bookshop offers all kinds of stationery for the creative folks on your list. Available at Friends of Art Bookshop; prices vary.

Enter to win
IU faculty and staff using a valid IU email address can enter to win an IU branded-calendar gift bundle featuring a full-size wall calendar, a planner and a two-year pocket calendar, a $30 total value. The contest opens Dec. 7 and closes at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

IU Auditorium Season Subscriber Package: Does someone on your list love attending shows at the IU Auditorium? Sign them up to be an IU Auditorium Season Subscriber. Purchase at least five shows and get additional benefits such as priority seating, ticket exchange and more. Available at the IU Auditorium Box Office; prices vary. 

IU Calendar bundle

Enter to win this IU-themed 2017 calendar bundle, complete with a full-size wall calendar, planner and pocket calendar. | PHOTO COURTESY OF BAILEY BRISCOE, IU COMMUNICATIONS

Indiana Starbucks mug: This gift is perfect for an IU alum, IU professor or Indiana resident. As part of the Starbucks Local Collection, the coffee giant designed a unique traveler mug to celebrate Indiana’s racing heritage. The checkered design pays homage to the famed Indy 500 race. Available at the Indiana Avenue Starbucks location for $22.95.

Sugar and Spice treats: Give the sweets-lover on your list a gift they’ll love: deliciously sweet treats from campus bakery Sugar and Spice. Choose from classic sugar cookies, gourmet popcorn, Rice Krispie treats and more! Can’t choose one? They offer gift baskets, as well. Available at Sugar and Spice in the IMU; prices vary. 

IU Eskenazi Museum of Art coloring book: Jump on the coloring book trend -- a gift that’s perfect for young and old. The Angles Cafe Gift Shop at the Eskenazi Museum of Art offers an exclusive coloring book inspired by the museum’s architecture, featured artists and collections. Shopping for someone without an IU connection? Opt for the version featuring famous cities around the world. Available at the Angles Cafe Gift Shop for $4.99.

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