Each year around this time I am asked about gift ideas for cadets. While each cadet and graduate will have different likes and needs, I’ll post a list of suggestions. I have not purchased from all these companies and this post is not an endorsement of their company, just a listing of companies who offer Citadel related products. These ideas also hold for graduation gifts, and appreciation gifts for senior mentors, classmates and recent graduates. The Citadel Bookstore is a great place to start for gift giving. The photos in this entry of the bookstore were taken over parents weekend, 2014.
Here is the list in no particular order:
The Citadel Bookstore – Diploma Frames, gift frames, glassware, jewelry, etc.
Citadel Alumni Association Merchandise – Alumni gifts of all types Including the Big Red Flag
The Citadel Miniature ring and pendant
For junior and senior cadets: Citadel Alumni Association Lifetime Membership
LaHart – jewelry, crystal and glassware
Football Fanatics – wearables
Original Collegiate Art by Brenda Harris Tustian
Philanthropic giving – various cadet related funds. Give in honor or memory of someone. See this previous blog post for links.
Citadel Bulldog apparel by CBSSports
Citadel Sports gifts by Planet Sports Team
Bulldog embroidered pants, shorts, shirts and skirts by Pennington and Bailes
Palmetto Boards ‘n Bags – Customized corn hole boards are a popular gift for any Citadel fan.
Bottle Breacher – A fun gift for a graduate in the military
Spirited Signs – A company owned and operated by a Citadel alum.
Historic Nutcrackers – Citadel Cadet Nutcracker to be available after January 2015. Contact the company for more information.
Combat Humidor a great gift for a deployed alum.
Through Their Eyes – a new book by George Steffner
I have learned that Carolina Cadets is not currently stocked with their full range of nutcrackers and ornaments, but she does have the 48″ Cadet Nutcrackers. You can contact her through the Facebook page for her cake decorating business.