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2023 UD Holiday Gift Guide

2023 UD Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve curated a selection of gifts for every Blue Hen on your list! Shop by category or peruse the entire guide—we can almost guarantee that you’ll find the perfect item that brings about that warm, cherished Blue Hen feeling.


Clinch Delaware gear to cheer on your favorite teams.

Fightin’ Blue Hens 2’x4’ Cornhole Set

Liven up your outdoor gatherings or tailgate with this cornhole set! It’s the perfect way to show off your Blue Hen pride while reveling in game-day excitement.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Blue Hens Camping Chair

Take a seat while tailgating or representing UD at any athletic event! Relax in style in this royal blue chair, tailored for comfort and adorned with Blue Hen pride.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Blue Hens Forever BBQ Set

With this essential BBQ set, you can show off your grillmaster skills during tailgates for Fightin’ Blue Hens games (or family and friend BBQs).

Blue Hens Forever Blanket

Wrap yourself in Blue Hen pride with this cozy 50” x 60” sherpa blanket! The softness of this blanket is as comforting as the Blue Hens Forever motto it proudly displays.

Gift a Game!

Register a fellow sports fan for an upcoming pro hockey, baseball or basketball game that UD is hosting in 2024 in Pittsburgh, Philly, Phoenix, Boston, LA and Wilmington, DE. These games are offered at discounted rates. Where else will you find that Blue Hen camaraderie while cheering on your favorite pro sports teams?


Learning never stops! Expand your knowledge through these items.

OLLI Gift Certificate – UD’s Lifelong Learning Cooperative for Age 50-plus

Give the gift of lifelong learning with membership in UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), providing classes and social opportunities for adults ages 50-plus. Locations in Dover, Lewes, Ocean View, Wilmington and online offer hundreds of classes like history, music, languages, dance, current events, wellness, investing and more.

The Biden School and the Engaged University of Delaware, 1961–2021 by Daniel Rich

This book reviews the history of the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration. Written by a longtime UD professor and leader, the book highlights how the program began in 1961 as an experimental program supported by a single external grant and emerged six decades later as one of the nation’s leading comprehensive schools of public affairs.

UDBG Gift Certificate

Give the gift of gardening this holiday season! UDBG gift certificates are the perfect gift for your favorite gardener, and can be used for classes, workshops, plant sales and merchandise through December 2024.

UDBG Gift of Membership

Give the gift of membership this holiday season! UD Botanic Gardens Friends receive many membership benefits including free lectures and special access to spring plant sales.

Last Summer Boys by Bill Rivers, AS10

Get lost in this rapturous coming-of-age debut by Blue Hen alumnus Bill Rivers, in which a naive-yet-determined Appalachian boy will go to any length to save his family over the course of one life-changing summer.

While you’re at it, check out this list of Blue Hen Authors and their books to find the perfect read!


Dress and accessorize every member of the family—from babies to four-legged friends.

Blue Hens Forever Tote

Carry your Delaware pride with style—this tote is both a convenient accessory and a statement piece to let everyone know your heart belongs to Blue Hens, forever and always.

Blue Hens Forever Hoodie

Embrace warmth and comfort with this hooded sweatshirt, a must-have for any Blue Hen enthusiast. Adorned in the brilliant hue of blue and a pennant proudly boasting “Blue Hens Forever,” this hoodie is the epitome of school spirit.

Women’s Gray Oversized Blue Hens T-shirt

Dress in the trendiest Blue Hen style with this oversized gray tee to show off your UD spirit in comfort and fashion-forward flair.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Youth Gameday Fightin’ Blue Hens Faded Crewneck Pullover Top

Elevate youthful Delaware pride with this pullover top, perfect for spirited game days, Blue Hen gatherings or even just lounging at home!

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Youth/Toddler Adjustable Relaxed Hat

Delight the youngest Blue Hen fans with the Delaware Blue Hens Toddler Adjustable Relaxed Twill Hat. A legacy in the making, featuring comfort and style in a perfect fit for little ones.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Youth White Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Pullover Sweatshirt

Future Blue Hens can get into the UD spirit by strutting along with YoUDee in this crisp white sweatshirt.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Baby Blue Hen Onesie

Dress your littlest Blue Hen in the cutest "Baby Blue Hen" onesie! Available in 6 and 12-month sizes, this adorable outfit lets the tiniest fans join in the school spirit fun.

University of Delaware Pet Squeak Toy

Because sometimes you need a great excuse to treat your furry friend to a new toy … this item is offered in both large and small sizes.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

Blue Hens Forever Pet Bandana

Both playful pups and curious cats can be ambassadors of UD pride. This bandana comes in small and large sizes.

Delaware Blue Hens Wood Frame

Showcase your favorite Blue Hen family photos in this wood frame, which adds a touch of UD spirit to any room.

Use promo code CELEBRATE23 to receive 10% off your entire purchase!*

UDairy Creamery Ice Cream

Get your favorite UDairy ice cream in pints or half gallons shipped right to your front door! Share with your favorite fellow Blue Hens and family (or don’t!).

UDairy Burger or Ground Angus Beef Box

UD raises Angus beef cattle on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Newark Farm. Support UD’s CANR students AND your family’s bellies with this burger or beef box.

Baby Blanket Made with UD Wool

Gift this unique and memorable item to any future Blue Hen. The blanket is made of 100 percent pure wool from UD’s flock of Dorset sheep at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Newark Farm.


Treat yourself or others to UDairy cheeses, wreaths and more.

Vita Nova Gift Cards & Cookbook

UD’s student-operated fine-dining restaurant, Vita Nova, offers five-course dining right in the heart of our Newark, DE, campus. Purchase a gift card and share the experience with friends and family or make Vita Nova staples at home with the 20th Anniversary Cookbook.

Blue Hens Forever Cutting Board

Add a dash of school spirit to your culinary adventures with this 8’ x 10’ cutting board.

Custom Magnolia Wreaths

For that special place, a one-of-a-kind magnolia wreath including accent greens, optional berries, and a custom bow. All our wreaths are handcrafted on site using fresh cut greens.

Holiday Wreath Kit

Create a beautiful handmade wreath at home using our fully customizable kit. We offer a variety of fresh greens and berries to accent, as well as a full selection of bows.

Holiday Swags

Perfect for above your door, window, or mantle, our holiday swags are made to order with fresh greens including spruce, magnolia, holly and more.

Succulent Dish Garden

A beautiful mixture of five different succulents planted in a terracotta pot – a garden in a dish!

Succulent Trio

Mixed sets of three mini succulents in terracotta pots. Perfect as hostess gifts or desk ornaments!

Resident Ensemble Players Tickets

Gift an experience! The Resident Ensemble Players (REP), the University’s resident professional acting company, has captivated audiences with a wide variety of classic, modern and contemporary productions for nearly 15 years. Check out upcoming productions for tickets.

UDairy Farmstead Cheese

Impress your friends and family with these gift boxes and individual blocks of cheese made by students using the milk from the Holstein Cows at the University of Delaware Newark Farm.

UD Honey

Indulge in 100 percent pure honey raised at the UD Apiary located on the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Newark Farm.

Master Players Concert Series Tickets: Justin Austin & Howard Watkins, Feb. 25, 2024

Discover the exceptional artistry of baritone Justin Austin, hailed as a “gentle actor and elegant musician” by Opera News and praised for his mellifluous voice in The Wall Street Journal, accompanied by pianist Howard Watkins.

Master Players Concert Series Tickets: Christina & Michelle Naughton, March 17, 2024

Witness the extraordinary synergy and brilliance of acclaimed piano duo Christina and Michelle Naughton as they perform the first piano four hands concert in Master Players history.


This limited-edition Blue Hens Forever merch won’t be around for long—100% of your donation supports the UD General Scholarship Fund.

Swag for Scholarships

Unique swag, such as apparel, playing cards and tumbler mugs, is available for a limited time only! Gift these special items to the special Blue Hens in your life (or enjoy for yourself)!

Honor someone through a gift to their UD passion

Explore these UD fundraising projects and support one that means the most to the Blue Hens in your life (or to you)!

Disclaimer: Shipping times vary and are not guaranteed by the holidays.


*The coupon code cannot be combined with other offers and cannot be used for Apple products, diploma frames, sideline merchandise or premium brands.

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