Stumped with what to get Grandma this year? Have a BYU fan on your list who already seems to have everything blue? Have more gifts to get than time to shop?
The BYU Gift Guide is here to help you find something for everyone on your list, at every price, all located on the BYU campus (and many you can purchase online).
Your in-laws who don't need anything but would really appreciate an experience:
Tickets to see:
- Soprano superstar Renée Fleming brings her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence for a recital of beloved art songs and arias.
- An encore a cappella performance by The King's Singers, a class act with a delightfully British wit.
- Witness an exciting style of dance converging at the crossroads of athleticism, lyricism, and technique from the New York-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Transcending the traditional boundaries of classical ballet, Complexions' work reflects the motion of our world and all of its constituent cultures.
Bonus concerts: Share the talents of the musically gifted BYU students with tickets to one of the variety of concerts from BYU Vocal Point; Winter Choirfest (BYU Singers, BYU Concert Choir, BYU Men's Chorus and BYU Women's Chorus); BYU Philharmonic; BYU Jazz Ensemble and BYU Jazz Voices: The Bridge (with alternative band The Fictionist); BYU Symphonic Band, BYU Symphony Orchestra; and BYU Wind Symphony.
For your future missionary:
Every Christmas the BYU Men's Chorus - often known as "the missionary choir" - gives away a new song on their free album, Set Apart: Beloved Missionary Hymns. This year's Christmas gift is a new single of crowd-favorite - Savior, Redeemer of My Soul - arranged by Ronald Staheli, available as a free download.
For your book-smart sister looking for both intellectual and spiritual enrichment:
Pick up a copy of Neal A. Maxwell Institute's Living Faith book series, which includes Adam Miller's best-selling Letters to a Young Mormon, Sam Brown's First Principles and Ordinances (especially perfect for those planning to go to the temple for the first time), and Steve Peck'sEvolving Faith (a #1 book on Mormonism at Amazon). Each book exemplifies faith in search of understanding.
Your mom, your wife, your grandmother, your aunt or your daughter:
This year give the uplifting and inspiring gift of BYU Women's Conference (April 28-29, 2016). 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 niece that listens to the new One Direction album on repeat:
BYU's award winning nine-man a capella tour de force Vocal Point shares their long-awaited Christmas album crafted to commemorate the most nostalgic and meaningful aspects of the season. He Is Born bolsters 11 classic and new Christmas songs from both religious and traditional genres such as Silent Night and Sleigh Ride.
Your theatre buff cousin who knows the lyrics to every Broadway musical:
Give your thespian aficionado tickets to the The Salzburg Marionette Theatre's January production of The Sound of Music or February's Twelfth Night, a cowboy version of Shakespeare's masterpiece performed by the BYU Theatre Department. 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 graceful friend who is the life of the dance party:
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.
Your significant other who is always cheering on the team:
For sport ticket options, get a $10 gift card to Malawi's Pizza with your purchase of two tickets to a Men's basketball game in January. Go to Promotions on BYUTickets.com and enter "stocking" as the promotional code.
Or consider one of the Men's basketball mini pack options, or single game tickets to Men's and Women's basketball, Men's volleyball season tickets, or make life easy on yourself and give a BYU Tickets gift card.
Your sister who cooks for the crew, but deserves a break from the kitchen:
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 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.
Anyone who is still on your list and everyone on your list who bleeds blue:
Need more gift ideas? Browse online at byustore.com or 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, even BYU slippers and a BYU nail file. If you need an ugly Christmas sweater for your holiday party, they have that, too. Free gift-wrapping in store for items over $5.