It’s the first place you shopped when you were accepted into U-M—the store you frequent for game-day attire, workout swag, and Block M pasta. So make the M Den your one-stop shop with this holiday gift guide. It has something for everyone, from a Juwan Howard bobblehead for your brother to sleepwear for your sister. Admit it: your favorite colors, even at this time of year, are Maize and Blue, not red and green.
Celebrate the early success of U-M alumnus and first-year men’s basketball coach Juwan Howard with the gift of a Howard bobblehead ($25) and this three-pack of soft balls (basketball, football, and soccer) ($12.95) for a bit of indoor play.
Give your pooch this holiday T-shirt ($20) and the dog walker in the family this matching hat ($20) for traipsing through the snow this winter.
U-M in a Box
This is the perfect gift for U-M alumni in your family who don’t get back to campus often. The ProudBox comes with three to five items, including a local Michigan sweet or salty treat, a piece of apparel, and some type of collectible accessory. What’s more, the Maize and Blue box arrives not just once, but twice. The two-box gift ($79.98) is delivered in December and then again in January.
Give this cozy two-part bedtime gift. Sip hot cocoa from a U-M snowman mug ($12.95) and then scream Maize and Blue all night long while sleeping in this U-M holiday pajama set ($50).
A Loud, Bright Holiday Sweater
This sweater ($90) does not just twinkle—thanks to LED lights and a battery pack—it also plays music via a Bluetooth wireless speaker woven into the fabric. Buy it for that special alum in your life, or for yourself, and then go out caroling, Wolverine-style.
Forget the family puzzle this holiday season. Choose this one gift for the whole family instead: 2,780 pieces of plastic that turn into a model of the Big House ($75). This should keep everyone busy in front of the fire for endless hours. An easier, less expensive, option is the U-M checkerboard ($22), which also has a football field as well as the bonus of mini-helmet king pieces.