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BYU Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Stumped for what to get Grandma this year? Trying to make your Cougar Cash spread far enough to give gifts for the cousins too? Have a BYU fan on your list who already seems to have everything blue? More gifts to get than time?

The BYU Gift Guide is here to help you find something for everyone on your list, at every price, all located within the 550 acres of campus (and many you can purchase online). Many gifts ideas are available at a discount to those with a BYU ID. 

Got more ideas for BYU gift giving? Leave your suggestion in the comments. 

Your 13-Going-On-30-Year-Old:

Gift a summer learning experience for the teen in your life.  Habits for Life  is a one-week youth camp that will give teens the knowledge, skills and motivation to immediately begin improving their lives using seven proven habits of highly effective teens.

Other camps and classes for teens and young adults:  Youth Family History CampACT and College Prep CampBYU Test Prep , EFYMission Ready , and  Remix Vocal Academy .

Your Music-Loving Nephew Who Keeps Your Playlist Up to Date:

Tickets to see…

  • Baritone  Nathan Gunn , joined by his wife and pianist Julie Gunn, for a recital of classical gems and beloved tunes from the American songbook.
  • One of the two February performances by  The King’s Singers , a class act with a delightfully British wit.

Bonus concerts: Share the talents of the musically gifted BYU students with tickets to one of the variety of concerts from  Vocal PointWinter Choirfest  (BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus);  BYU Philharmonic : Evening of Concertos;  Jazz Ensemble and Jazz VoicesBYU Symphonic BandBYU Symphony Orchestra ; and  BYU Wind Symphony .

Your Significant Other Who Sneaks Peeks at ESPN During Sunday School (no judgment here):

Pick up the aptly named  Holiday Stocking Stuffer  ticket package, which comes with two tickets to a choice of two upcoming Men’s basketball games plus a 3x5 BYU flag.

For more sport ticket options, consider one of the Men's basketball mini pack options, or single game tickets to Men's and Women's basketball and Men's volleyball , Gymnastics season tickets, or make life easy on yourself and give a BYU Tickets gift card

Your Mom, Your Wife, Your Grandmother, Your Aunt or Your Daughter (aka. the Women in Your Life Who Always Give You the Best Advice):

Give the uplifting and inspiring gift of  BYU Women’s Conference  this year. This two-day gathering brings more than 200 presenters to campus to share their perspectives and insights on a variety of topics including womanhood and sisterhood, gospel principles, marriage, family, and practical and timely topics of interest and concern to women of all ages.

Your Theatre Buff Cousin Who Has a Stack of Broadway Soundtracks in the Glove Box and Dreams of New York Pizza:

Give your thespian aficionado tickets to the January production of  The Count of Monte Cristo  or February’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream . Or go around the world for something both humorous and heartwarming with the Indian Ink Theatre Company’s  The Elephant Wrestler . Add a little music and dance to the theater and you get Music Dance Theatre’s  Broadway Revue , a showcase of beloved Broadway show tunes and dance numbers.

Your Bespectacled Uncle With an Enviable Library and a Novel’s Worth of Family History in His Head:

The bibliophiles on your list will appreciate a subscription to  BYU Studies Journal , a quarterly publication of scholarly religious literature. With special deals for employees, students, gift subscriptions, BYU Studies is available in print or for Apple and Android devices.

Your Sister Who Cooks for the Crew, but Deserves a Break from the Kitchen this Holiday:

Give a break from dinner prep and kitchen clean up with year with catering from BYU Food-to-Go . Whether you are too busy to cook Christmas dinner or just need to bring a dessert to a New Year’s party, ordering from BYU Food-to-Go catering makes feeding the family this season easy. Yes, even the mint brownies (and many other desserts) are available for gift giving.

Your Neighbor Who Knows and Appreciates the Difference between Monet and Manet:

Class up your gift giving this year with a visit to the  Museum of Art Store , your source for truly unique stocking stuffers, international nativity sets, books, games, and framed or unframed giclee prints of popular artworks such as Brian Kershisnik’s Nativity and Carl Bloch’s Christ Healing the Sick at the Pool of Bethesda. The Museum of Art Store is also the only place to find a handful of popular prints such as Frans Schwartz’s Agony in the Garden

Your Graceful Friend Who is the Life of the Dance Party:

From  ballet  to  contemporaryLatin American, Native American and Polynesian  and even some  juggling  thrown in there, dance performances on the BYU stages in early 2015 are sure to be the perfect stocking stuffer.

Your Fun-Loving Family:

Give your family something to look forward to in 2015: book a vacation at Aspen Grove . Starting with the spectacular surroundings of Provo Canyon, an Aspen Grove Family Camp adds great facilities and programs run by a dedicated and enthusiastic staff that are sure to make this a family vacation to remember.

Your Healthier Side (or  Treat Yo Self ):

Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolutions and sign up for unlimited heart-pumping fitness classes through BYU’s Gym Empowered Program . One wristband ($48) provides all-you-can-sweat access to Zumba, cycling, yoga, Insanity, TurboKick, Pilates and the gyms. BYU Gym membership is available to employees and their spouses and students. (Note: 2015 wristbands are available for purchase in January and can be picked up at the Richards Building information office.

Your 20-Something Who Brings Home Laundry and Only Eats Ramen:

Skip the mall and give your BYU college student something he or she will really get some use from: cash. As in Cougar Cash  (if this link doesn't work for you, copy and paste this: http://bit.ly/1A5aTmv  it in a different browser), money deposited directly to the student’s ID that can be used at locations all across campus, including the BYU Store, the CougarEat and all Creamery locations.

Anyone Who is Still on Your List and Everyone On Your List Who Bleeds Blue:

Need more gift ideas? Head over to the BYU Store for stocking stuffers, candy, LDS and religious books and art, Cougarwear, BYU Christmas ornaments, men’s and women’s fashion clothing and more. Take advantage of sale items and an additional 20% off of all your purchases now through December 30. Free gift wrapping for items over $5. 

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