Looking for the perfect holiday gift this year? Find something local and unique right here on campus!

For your sweetheart

U of G honey is harvested on campus and will have you buzzing! Find U of G honey at the Bookstore or browse a variety of honey and beeswax products like honey, beeswax candles, honeycomb, apparel, educational materials, beeswax food wrap, gift certificates, lip balm, and more at the Honey Bee Research Centre’s online store!

For coffee lovers

Start your morning with a signature Fair-Trade certified coffee blend that directly supports U of G students. The Gryphon ’64 Coffee blend is a dark roast made in partnership with Baden Coffee Co. and funds the #SupportGryphons campaign for the Guelph Student Foodbank. Gryphon Blend from Planet Bean is grown by indigenous women in Peru and Sumatra and supports Gryphon women’s athletics scholarships.

For those with a sweet tooth

Treat yourself or your loved ones to a delightful assortment of holiday desserts from the Creelman Bakeshop! Order a gingerbread decorating kit, a festive dessert bars box, a holiday cookie box, or holiday artisanal glazed sugar cookies by Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.

For risk-takers

Get a chance to win exciting prizes while supporting U of G’s United Way campaign. A $500 Amazon Gift Card, two Raptors vs. Hawks tickets, two premium tickets to Zach Bryan, two CrossFit 1827 packages, and four Guelph Storm vs. Sarnia tickets are up for grabs in the Treasury Operations United Way raffle. Buy your raffle tickets by Dec. 8.

For hot sauce aficionados

Kick it up a notch with Cannonfire hot sauce made by Food Science students. These blends feature chili peppers grown from seed at the University of Guelph’s Bovey Teaching Greenhouse on campus. Students were involved in the harvesting, chopping, sauce recipe creation, label design, and manufacturing right here on campus.

For learners and nature enthusiasts

From calendars to t-shirts, biodiversity sheets, booklets, window decals, buttons, lanyards, bamboo mechanical pencils and more, the Arboretum has fantastic gift options. You can also give the gift of an Arboretum workshop about birds, trees, stars, gardening, international biodiversity hotspots and more!

For the campus architecture buffs

Get the most iconic U of G buildings emblazoned on a tote bag or coaster set. The drawings of Johnston Hall, the Bullring, the portico, War Memorial Hall, and the OVC building were drawn by U of G alum Priyasha Mueller.

For pun masters

Delight your loved ones with a festive crew sweater or mug featuring a festive design and “Guelf,” a cute play on words that makes a perfect unique holiday gift.

For those with a timeless sense of style

You can never go wrong with the Classic Russel Guelph crew or hoodie, an absolute essential piece for showcasing U of G pride while staying cozy and warm.

For that friend who’s always sipping on bubble tea

Love the bubble tea but hate the plastic? Give the gift of a reusable Glass Bubble Tea Cup with Straw Lid by ReTea. ReTea was founded by hub incubator entrepreneur Toby Zhou while studying at U of G.

For your work bestie

U of G gift cards are available in $10, $25, $50 and $100 denominations. A variety of off-campus restaurant partners also accept U of G gift cards.

University gift cards can be purchased at Chef’s Hall in the UC or at the University Bookstore, in-person or online.

For your community

U of G’s Student Volunteer Connections has taken over the creation of the Giving Guide, formerly created by the People and Information Network (PIN). Browse the guide for a list of the needs of 35 local charities and non-profits as they support vulnerable members of our community during the holidays.

Items on the list include cash donations to help purchase children’s Christmas presents, toiletry or clothing donations and volunteers to help wrap gifts or support a community event.

Read the Giving Guide to find out how you can fulfill your community’s wish list.

For the alumni family

Our talented alumni community also have a range of offerings that will help you complete your holiday shopping! Find food and drink, home decor, clothing, and more in the Alumni Holiday Gift-Guide.

What did we miss? Share other cool U of G gift ideas with campusnews@uoguelph.ca.