The festive season is an ideal opportunity to spread the Yale spirit. From sweet treats to stylish decor, we've curated selections of our favorite items from The Yale Collection and The Shops at Yale, into these suggested gift sets that you can assemble at home to delight everyone on your list this year.

Coffee and Confections Gift Set

Coffee and Confections Gift SetFor the discerning Yalie, indulge in a taste of Connecticut with the Yale Collection's gourmet chocolate confections from Fascia’s Chocolate of Waterbury. Choose between milk chocolate pretzels or dark chocolate 'Y's' for a delectable treat. Elevate your coffee experience with a bag of exquisite beans from Common Grounds or Willoughby's. Sip in style with the 20 oz. Yale Tumbler from The Yale Collection, adorned with iconic Yale images. And to complete the experience, these Ceramic Yale Coasters add a touch of elegance to your coffee moments at home.

Bow Wow Gift Set

Bow Wow gift setShare the bulldog spirit this holiday season with the Coral Raschel Fleece Throw from Yale Bulldog Blue by Campus Customs. Imprinted with a vintage athletics logo, it's a statement piece for devoted Bulldogs enthusiasts. Complement your collection with the officially-licensed plush figure of our beloved Handsome Dan Mascot, showcasing impeccable vintage styling. For a touch of classic sophistication, choose a Classic Yale Cap in either blue or white. And to complete the ultimate Bulldog experience, secure tickets to cheer on our teams at upcoming athletics games, like hockey or basketball.

At Home in New Haven Gift Set

At Home in New Haven Gift SetFor those with a fondness for New Haven, this curated decor collection with items from Dwell New Haven effortlessly infuses any space with the charm of this beloved city. The Yale University Pillow by Catstudio showcases intricately embroidered hand-drawn artwork, capturing the essence of Yale, from Memorial Gate to the university's prestigious schools. Accompanying this, Zach Chernak's Handsome Dan Bulldog Bowtie Print pays homage to our distinguished and dapper mascot. Complete this gift set with the Well Told New Haven, CT Map Candle in Vanilla Bean, a fragrance that evokes delightful memories of Ashely's fresh waffle cones and Arethusa ice cream. 

Little Bulldog Gift Set

Little Bulldog Gift SetFor the future Yale alum in your life, give the gift of learning! From mastering counting to the delightful exploration of the alphabet, Handsome Dan Children's Books promise engaging educational moments. Even little ones can show off their Ivy League spirit with this charming toddler t-shirt. Round this gift set off with a promise for a future trip to see Yale's campus. Plan a visit to the Visitor Center, where you just might spot Handsome Dan himself!

More Ways to Share in the Holiday Spirit

Yale Alumni Academy Travel ProgramsTravel with Yale Alumni Academy

Give the gift of exploration with Yale Alumni Academy travel programs. Join immersive and enriching itineraries led by Yale faculty and scholars, and explore fascinating destinations near and far. With upcoming trips to Turkey and Greece, Italythe Galápagos, and more, there's a destination that's sure to delight every discerning traveler. 


Celebrate with The Shops at Yale

If you're in the New Haven area this December, be sure to stop by the Shops at Yale to visit the independently owned businesses that make downtown special. Don't miss holiday events like storytelling with Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice carving on Chapel Street, Yuletide carolers and more.

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