A Windsor Lancers scarf is just one of the gift ideas recommended by campus experts.A Windsor Lancers scarf is just one of the gift ideas recommended by campus experts.

UWindsor glories in gift ideas

Looking to get caught up on your holiday gift shopping? There are several great choices right on campus!

Make your music-loving recipient among the first to experience a concert in the School of Creative Arts’ new Performance Hall inside the SoCA Armouries.

The winter 2018 concert line-up features the top student soloists, a performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Trio of principal strings players, and an evening of jazz with vocalist Shahida Nurullah and pianist extraordinaire Tad Weed. A purchase of tickets to any three concerts earns a 20 per cent discount on each ticket. Check it out at uwindsor.ca/soca.

Still along the line of live entertainment, University Players offers a three-play series of tickets to Les Belle Soeurs, Love and Human Remains, and Big Love.

“They make great stocking stuffers,” says publicity co-ordinator Anna Galka. “A gift like this helps to get people out of the house during the dark days of winter.”

She notes that the three-pack saves more than 15 per cent off the cost of individual tickets, making them perfectly priced for gift giving. Learn more at universityplayers.com.

Speaking of savings, Lancer athletics is now selling the season pass for track and field. It includes entry to the Can Am Classic, the Team Challenge, the Ontario University Athletics championships and the U Sports championships for only $50, available at goLancers.ca/tickets.

Have someone more interested in getting active than standing on the sidelines? How about a winter semester FitPass from Lancer Recreation? Members get unlimited access to all fitness classes at the University of Windsor. With 15 classes per week over 10 weeks, that’s 150 classes. Members can choose daily from varying styles of classes ranging from high intensity interval training to kickboxing, retro aerobics and more.

“The easiest way to stick with your new year’s resolution goals, to get ready for a spring break trip, or to simply enjoy group fitness is with the FitPass,” says fitness co-ordinator Frank Jeney. “At only $64, that works out to less than $0.43 cents per class!”

Get the details on the Lancer Rec website.

Of course, the biggest single selection of UWindsor gifts is at the Campus Bookstore.

Marketing co-ordinator Martin Deck recommends a Windsor Lancers scarf, an official logo necktie, or the big mug.

“I call it human-sized because it’s made for real humans who love coffee,” Deck says. “It’s popular with the young and the formerly-young and available in black or blue for $11.95.”

Check out the bookstore’s catalog of apparel, giftware, school supplies, and more.

And for the truly hard to please, Food Services department head Dave McEwen recommends some UwinCASH.

“It’s our version of a gift card and can be used at all food outlets on campus, plus at the bookstore,” he says.

Place an order through the UwinCARD office.