A Holiday Gift Guide for the School Spirit Savant

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Maybe your loved one just got into their dream school, or maybe they’ve been in school for a while now, but are super happy with the school they chose. Whatever the situation, if you are shopping for someone who loves to display their pride in their school, the possibilities of custom collegiate gear are endless. Thanks to the internet, you can get a wide variety of items, like blankets and tote bags, custom printed for just about any school, especially the ones with football teams and tons of crazy fans.  Here are some of our favorite places you can click over to to get some great school spirit gifts:

 

Personalized Collegiate Team Prints | Etsy- LifebytheDay  $18

Instead of a boring poster or pennant banner, this print will bring some school spirit to your decor in a unique way. Make sure you follow the instructions when placing your order so all of the information on your print is correct.  And if you don’t want to pay shipping, you can print it on your own!

 

Custom College Logo Leather Wallet | Etsy- XTreamLeatherworks $70

If you want a school spirit gift that is more sophisticated than a key chain or a hoodie, these handmade leather wallets are a beautiful choice.  A little pricey- but worth it for the quality and the fact that you are truly getting a one of a kind item.

 

Small School Spirit Cosmetics Bag | Etsy- IrresistiblesLLC  $15

These adorable cosmetics bags are less obviously school spirit items, but you can pick the colors and the Etsy shop is happy to embroider the item with your school or team name.

If the world of Etsy isn’t your scene, you can try some of the following sites for items that are still customized to your school, but without being homemade.  The sites are organized in a “shop by college” format, so you just find the school of your choice on the list and see what items that site has to offer.  Happy Shopping!

 

Clothes and Accessories via Fanatics Outlet

College Jerseys

College Gear

College sports are huge these days, and a jersey from their favorite college team would be a great gift even for someone who doesn’t even go to that school.  You can choose from the 500+ schools in the NCAA, and outerwear and t-shirts for the schools are available on the site as well.

 

College Accessories via College Football Store

Ornament

Tote Bag

 Ladies’ Charm Watch

If Jerseys and blankets are too run of the mill for you, or the person you are shopping for already has them, this is a good source for more miscellaneous items, like the above Syracuse Orange ornament, Texas Longhorns tote bag, and Duke Blue Devils charm watch.  Some of the schools have more items than others, depending on the popularity of the school and intensity of the supporters’ spirit.

 

Collegiate Spirit via Thirty-One Gifts

This site offers a variety of really cool tote bags and backpacks, even thermal bags which would be great for tailgates, and for $15 you can add the logo and personalization of your favorite school on the list. You also get to choose the color of both the product and the thread used in the embroidery.

 

Personalized Collegiate Gifts via The Stationary Studio

Customized Glasses

You may find items similar to the College Football Store, but the items on this site are more stationary based (hence the name) and you can get things like stationary and house hold items that are better suited for everyday use, and not just game day, like the custom set of Penn State glasses above.

 

Collegiate Stadium Blankets

These cotton throw blankets come printed with the logos of dozens of schools.  You can use it to stay warm at a game, have a picnic on the quad, or even use it as a cool wall hanging in your dorm room. Since they go beyond a plain logo or just the name of the school, they have the whole logo or mascot clearly printed, and seem really special.  The blankets are regularly $60, but watch out for a sale, they were on sale for $48 on cyber Monday.

The site also has an entire section devoted to really awesome blankets that come printed with the logos of dozens of schools.  You can use them to stay warm at a game, have a picnic on the quad, or even use it as a cool wall hanging in your dorm room. Since they go beyond a plain logo or just the name of the school, they have the whole logo or mascot clearly printed, and seem really special.

 

How do you show your school spirit?