It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is approaching fast, which means holiday shopping is officially underway. We know that this is a very busy time of the year, so sometimes Christmas shopping is put off until the last minute.
This year, don’t just settle for the conventional Penn State t-shirt for mom and dad. Here are a few ideas to get creative with your gift giving this holiday season. Welcome to gift giving: Penn State edition.
World Famous Grilled Stickies
If you have never experienced a gilled sticky from Ye Olde College Diner, you are seriously missing out. They are probably one of the best things State College has to offer and a right of passage for every Penn State student. You can buy a box of stickies at either the diner or Berkey Creamery. Cooking directions are on the box and we promise that they won’t disappoint.
Picture on the lion
You can’t be a student at Penn State without getting a picture on the nittany lion shrine. Take a picture of yourself on the lion and frame it for mom or dad’s desk at work. And if you are feeling artistic, decorate a blank picture frame for a more customized present.
Nothing says thoughtful like a homemade gift. Go to Wal-Mart and buy a plain white or blue ornament and decorate it using either sharpies or paint. This easy gift is so personal and shows that you put thought into you Christmas gift. Plus, it’s a great edition to your Christmas tree!
Penn State Ice Cream
No one, and I mean no one, would be disappointed to find out that they got Penn State ice cream for Christmas. The creamery makes it so easy to travel with the ice cream because they pack it in dry ice for your long journey home. It’s a perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth! A scoop of ice cream also goes perfect with a grilled sticky!
Even your dog can show their Penn State pride! The Student Book Store downtown has anything and everything Penn State— which includes goodies for pets.
Scarf and Hat
You can’t go wrong with getting a matching set of Penn State scarf and hat. Especially perfect for the cold winter months that are slowly but surely coming this year.
Penn State Coffee Mug
This is a great gift for mom or dad. Every time they drink their coffee they will think of you and remember that you are the one that got them their new favorite coffee cup. To add something a little extra, fill the cup with chocolate kisses and a gift card to their favorite coffee spot.
BJC Concert Tickets
Not only will you get to see an awesome concert, it gives your parents or sibling an excuse to come visit. The Bryce Jordan Center always has great musicians and events going on. This spring Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Lil Wayne are three shows to look forward to.
We hope we got the ball rolling and gave you some ideas on what to get your loved ones this Christmas. Happy holidays!