Holiday Gift Ideas from CFANS

With the holidays fast approaching, support CFANS and check items off your shopping list without fighting busy stores or long lines. From memberships to the Bell Museum or Arboretum to CFANS gear for that high school senior who just committed to the U, there’s truly something for everyone here.

Memberships to the Bell Museum and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The University of Minnesota offers memberships to the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Bell Museum. Located near campus, memberships to these two locations would provide a gift that keeps on giving year-round for the people on your list.

"Bee" a part of the Bee Lab Paver Campaign

Leave your mark on the new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab by purchasing a customized landscaping paver as a holiday gift for your family or friends. Gifts are 100% tax-deductible and will help the Bee Lab close the gap on its fundraising goal. Single pavers are $250 and can be ordered online.

Buy your holiday tree and support our students!

Open now until trees are sold out, weekdays (Mon-Fri): 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., weekends (Sat-Sun): 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Les Bolstad Golf Course parking lot

The UMN Forestry Club’s annual tree sale is now open for the holiday season. The tree sale is completely run by students; they help prep trees for sale as well as manage and work the tree lot. All proceeds go to support the club and its members. The tree lot can be found in the Les Bolstad Golf Course parking lot on Larpenteur north of the Saint Paul campus. Only cash and check are accepted. The lot is open weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dairy and Meat Salesroom Gift Box

Order online or visit the salesroom Wednesdays from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Andrew Boss Lab of Meat Science

The Dairy and Meat Salesroom sells dairy products made in the Pilot Plant in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, as well as meat products from the Meat Lab. Gift boxes are available during December, and pricing information can be found here. The salesroom is open to the public on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. in Room 166 Andrew Boss Lab of Meat Science (ABLMS), 1354 Eckles Avenue, St. Paul Campus.

Give the Gift of Travel

Treat yourself and/or a loved one to the gift of memories that will last a lifetime by signing up for the 2019 Alumni Global Learning Adventure to Italy. In addition to alumni, this program is open to the wider CFANS community and takes travelers on an 11-day journey through some of the most spectacular areas of Italy, including wine country, Cinque Terre and Venice. Whether you are a fan of Italian cuisine, an architecture buff or an agriculture addict, this program promises an unforgettable adventure. Reserve your spot today!

Gopher Sports Tickets

Give the gift of Gopher sports to those hard-to-shop-for guys on your Christmas list. Tickets for single games or multiple-sport packages are available online.

University of Minnesota Gear

From sweatshirts to jackets to backpacks, the University of Minnesota Bookstore has something for everyone on your list. Make sure that all the Gophers on your list always have some maroon and gold to rep their favorite university! The University of Minnesota Bookstore website has pricing and order options available online.