The holidays are upon us. Don’t wait until the last minute to find meaningful gifts for family and friends. We’ve already done the heavy lifting for you by compiling a holiday gift guide chock-full of products crafted by Clemson graduates — everything from custom skateboards to cufflinks to caviar.

Happy gifting!


Marshallberg Farm

Osetra Caviar Sampler

When he was a political science major, Brian Reburn ’07 never imagined he’d be intimately involved with producing caviar. A small family business, Marshallberg Farm is owned by his wife Lianne’s family, and its size belies the fact that it’s the largest producer of Russian Sturgeon meat and Osetra caviar in North America.

Van Cleve Gourmet Seafood

Chesapeake Family-Sized Blue Crab Pie

Monica Van Cleve-Talbert ’08 and her mother and sister founded The Van Cleve Seafood Co. in 2013, a spinoff from the seafood market and restaurant they operated for 13 years in Spotsylvania, Virginia. One of their signature products is this blue crab pie, featured last year in Oprah Magazine’s “O” List of Favorite Things.

Clemson Blue Cheese

Clemson Blue Cheese Wheel

There’s not a single alum to credit here, but hundreds of students have had a part in creating this artisanal cheese since 1941. It’s not cured in Stumphouse Tunnel anymore, but it is produced on campus in Newman Hall and aged for six months.


Plant Based Crunchy Coconut Shrimp

A spin-off from Van Cleve Seafood by Monica Van Cleve-Talbert ’08 and her family to address the growing trend of plant-based foods, the Plant Based Seafood Co. was awarded the “Most Innovative Product” of 2020 by Prepared Foods Spirit of Innovation awards for its crunch coconut shrimp.

The Nut House

Small and Large Pecan Sampler
$25 / $35

The Nut House is owned and operated by Yon Family Farms in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. Kevin ’98 and Lydia McGill ’87, M ’89 operate the farm, along with Nicole Schutte Yon ’14, Corbin N. Yon ’16, Thomas Drake Yon ’14 and Sally Yon Harrison ’13.


Grits, Cornmeal, Preserves, Dressings and More

From their farm on Edisto Island, South Carolina, Greg ’01, M ’02 and Betsy McKoy ’04 Johnsman supply individuals and restaurants around the country with their small-batch Marsh Hen Mill grits, flour and cornmeal ground in the farm’s historic mills.

Bradford Watermelons

Watermelon Pickles

Nat Bradford ’97 found seeds from his grandfather’s renowned heirloom watermelon and set about reintroducing it to the world. Order these pickles now; if you’re lucky enough to be in Sumter next summer, swing by and buy a watermelon. Better yet, grow your own (see “Diversions” below).

Split Creek Farm

Feta Marinated in Oil

Jessica Bell ’01 started volunteering at Split Creek Farm, a commercial Grade A goat dairy, before she was old enough to work. She was later hired and then became the owner in 2017. The farm regularly wins awards in national competitions for their cheese, fudge and milk.

White House FARMS

Andy’s Charleston Gold Rice

Don ’76 and Hayden Quattlebaum are the owners of White House Farms in Georgetown, South Carolina, a property that has grown rice since the 1700s. They are proud to introduce Andy’s Charleston Gold Rice, featuring the logo of the Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center at the Snow Complex on the Clemson campus.


Southern Garlic Cheese Grits

Betty Lee Brunson founded Savor the Flavor in 1992. Now, her son-in-law Bobby Thomas ’69 and her granddaughter Carolyn Hodge continue the family tradition of offering family-favorite grits and rice blends.


Sauces, Rubs and Seasonings

Bill Bratt ’02, M ’04 learned how to make sauces, rubs and seasonings from his Dad. Based on local demand and with a gentle nudge from his wife, Valerie, Bratt’s BBQ was formed to share these recipes. These products are locally made in Atlanta with high-quality ingredients in small batches to ensure they are products the Bratts can be proud to put their name on. They have shared these special recipes with family and friends for years and are excited to share them with you!


Wild Tiger Summer Ice Cream Club Gift Package

Give the gift of Clemson Ice Cream this holiday season, then continue the excitement in June and July 2022! Your order includes 2 curated boxes of 6 pints of Clemson Ice Cream that has been HANDCRAFTED BY COLLEGE STUDENTS®.  Your Clemson Ice Cream will be shipped to your chosen recipient in June and July 2022 (1 box containing 6 pints each month).  In addition, you will receive a free Purple Colored Wild Tiger® Premium Solid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scooper to reveal the gift in time for Christmas! To ensure delivery of the scooper in time for Christmas, orders must be placed by Dec 12.  Your scooper will ship the week of December 13, 2021, and your ice cream shipments will be delivered in June and July 2022.

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