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Choosing a gift for your favorite Mustang

December 16, 2014

Ariel Monticure
Ariel Monticure
If you have an SMU student, alumnus or fan on your holiday gift list this year, look no further than this 2014 gift guide, compiled by SMU News' student intern Ariel Monticure.

Show Some Centennial Spirit

  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - book
SMU: Unbridled Vision is a must-have for a Mustang’s bookshelf or coffee table, cataloging the beautiful SMU campus with more than 160 pages of contemporary and historic photographs.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - brick
Become a part of SMU history by dedicating a special paver for the SMU Centennial Promenade, or giving a paver as a gift.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - bicycle
A customized, limited edition SMU centennial bicycle is perfect for students who want to show their SMU spirit while traveling across campus. Custom bikes are available from Villy Bikes and can be purchased online.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - Class Ring Fulfill a college tradition by giving the soon-to-be-graduate a class ring. This special edition ring has a centennial engraving only offered until 2015.

SMU Bookstore: In Store and Online

  Mustang Gift Ornament
Deck the halls (or your tree) with an SMU snowflake ornament.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - Mustang Emblem
A must for any SMU Mustang’s car is a chrome plated car emblem. Perfect for any current student or alum, this gift shows off SMU pride even when stuck in traffic.
  Mustang Gift Tumbler The 22 oz. insulated dual tumbler proudly displays the University logo against a red background on a great on-the-go cup.

Apparel for Every Mustang

  Mustang Gift Baby Betty Bob

For her, Baby Betty Bob stud earrings adorned with Swarovski crystals are the perfect combination of school spirit and sparkle for the holidays and the Boulevard.

  Mustang Gift Under Armour
For him, this Under Armour Tech quarter zip jacket is great for layering and combatting Texas’s brisk winter winds. The jacket comes in gray or blue with the classic SMU Mustang signage on the chest.
  Mustang Gift Hat
For the younger Mustang Fans, hats and t-shirts in youth sizes are perfect for game day and playtime.
  Mustang Gift Coat
For the smallest Mustang in your family, dress the little one in a varsity letter sweater.
  Mustang Gift Dog Jersey
Furry Friends on the Boulevard during football season are cute. Dogs wearing a SMU Football jersey while on the Boulevard are cuter.

Bring Home a SMU Delicacy

  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - bread

Mustang Bread is a melt-in-your-mouth delight available in traditional, herb or jalapeno cheddar flavors from SMU Catering. Order a loaf (or two!) for a holiday party or dinner, and give friends a treat.  Be sure to order at least three days in advance and a week before special holidays.

The Gift of Learning

  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - continuing education Continuing and Professional Education (CAPE) offers the opportunity to give the gift of learning through its SMU Informal Course Gift Certificate which can be used on courses such as photography. 

For the Ultimate Fan

  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - athletics tickets
Know an extreme SMU sports fan? The Mustangs offer ticket packages for every SMU sport throughout the year.
  Mustang Gift Calendar
The 2015 Vintage SMU Mustang Football Calendar reproduces classic game day program covers for SMU football fans’ offices or homes. Each month has a perforated edge for easy framing after use.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - dvd
Do you come from a long line of SMU alumni athletes? Wish you could witness their talents? Order DVDs and photos of games dating back to the 1930s from Heritage Hall.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - Dedman Fitness
Help your Mustang get healthy with a membership to the Dedman Fitness Center. The center offers special rates for alumni and community members.
  Mustang Gift Basketball Jersey  Want to feel like a part of SMU Mustangs basketball team? Well now you can purchase an authentic jersey and wishfully wait for Coach to put you in the game.

For the Arts-lover


  Mustang Gift The Arts
Performing Arts Season at Meadows School of the Arts is always a hot ticket. With packages ranging from six to 25 shows, a Meadows season subscription offers a variety of performances in theatre, music and dance. All three programs are nationally renowned.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - Meadows Museum SMU Meadows Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a series of special Golden Anniversary exhibitions and programs. Among the many celebratory events, "Treasures from the House of Alba, 500 Years of Collecting" will be exhibited publically in the U.S. for the first time. Members will be invited to special previews and events.

For the Book-lover

  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - book
In Honor of the Mustangs: The Centennial History of SMU Athletics 1911-2010 gives an overview of the grand history of SMU’s athletic programs.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - Library Events
Give invitations to University library events and book check-out privileges with a Friends of the SMU Libraries membership. Every membership includes invitations to all programs, a newsletter and an annual report.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - Civil War Photo Book
For the Civil War buff, The Civil War in Photographs: New Perspectives from the Robin Stanford Collection showcases more than 200 rarely seen stereographs and photographs taken during the Civil War.
  SMU Holiday Gift Suggestion - book Give personal insight into SMU’s history with Marshall Terry’s book "From High on the Hilltop…” A former SMU professor and his colleagues catalog their long-standing relationships with SMU in a collection of essays.


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