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HOLIDAY GIFTS: New, improved, 'ugly'

By Dave Jones on November 24, 2015 in University

Presenting our new and improved Holiday Gift Guide! Gifts for the Aggie Family, Aggie Athlete and the Little Aggie, plus Student Essentials, Holiday Décor, Stocking Stuffers and more.

UC Davis Stores has this new item: the UC Davis Ugly Sweater (actually a sweatshirt) in red or blue. “This is a fun addition to our holiday selection,” said Carol Swofford, associate director of sales. “We think any Aggie will look good in one of these.” (We agree!)

This year’s guide gathers gifts in categories, such as Holiday Décor, including Aggie ornaments and snow globes and a Santa figurine in blue; Aggie Alumni, featuring license plate frames, mug and retro logo hat; and Locally Grown, including the always popular UC Davis Olive Oil, arboretum note cards and California Harvest Gift Boxes. The women's rowing team sells California Harvest Gifts Boxes annually as a fundraiser for the self-supported club team; the boxes feature an assortment of gourmet food items grown or produced by UC Davis Alumni.

The Bookworm collection features a blanket to wrap yourself in, a mug for your favorite beverage and, last but not least, good books, including Prized Writing, a selection of undergraduates’ works, 20 in all, selected by a panel of judges as the best of the best essays or scientific and technical writing from courses across the campus.

Have a Little Aggie on your gift list? Consider the Aggie Sock Monkey and other plush toys, Unitrans "That's How I Roll" T-shirt or UC Davis Aggie Express wooden train set.

We’ve photographed each collection and put them in a Facebook album. Click on any of them, and you’ll see a list of the featured items and Web links (if available) so you can find the items online.

Or visit UC Davis Stores! The Downtown Store is having a Black Friday Sale, and be sure to check the website on Cyber Monday!

Then, all stores are included in the Holiday Sale next Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 2-3. You’ll find discounts of up to 25 percent, and, at the Memorial Union Store, if you spend $75 or more on clothing, you’ll receive a free holiday plush — a snuggly giraffe this year!

Store hours

Memorial Union (east wing) — Regular hours 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. Exceptions:

  • Nov. 26-28 and Dec. 24-26 — closed
  • Dec. 7-11 (finals week) — 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Dec. 28-30 — 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 31-Jan. 1 — closed
  • Jan. 3 (Sunday before the start of winter quarter) — 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 4-8 (first week of winter quarter) — 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Downtown Store (630 Second St., at F Street) — Regular hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Exceptions:

  • Nov. 26 — closed
  • Dec. 24 — 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Dec. 25 — closed
  • Dec. 26 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 31 — 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Jan. 1 — closed
  • Jan. 2 — 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Dave Jones, Dateline, 530-752-6556, dljones@ucdavis.edu

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