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Marshallberg Farm

Caviar & Smoked Sturgeon Duo
$130

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.

marshallbergfarm.com

Van Cleve Gourmet Seafood

Chesapeake Family-Sized Blue Crab Pie
$49.99

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.

vancleveseafood.com

Clemson Blue Cheese

Clemson Blue Cheese Wheel
$29.74

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.

clemsonbluecheese.com

THE PLANT BASED SEAFOOD CO.

Plant Based Crunchy Coconut Shrimp
$28

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.

plantbasedseafoodco.com

The Nut House

Small & 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.

nuthouseandcountrymarket.com

MARSH HEN MILL

Grits, Cornmeal, Preserves, Dressings and More
$3.95-$24.00

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.

marshhenmill.com

Bradford Watermelons

Watermelon Pickles
$14

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).

bradfordwatermelons.com

Split Creek Farm

Feta Marinated in Oil
$11

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.

splitcreek.com

White House Plantation

Gentleman Jake’s Charleston Gold Rice
$11

Don Quattlebaum ’76 is the owner of White House Plantation in Georgetown, South Carolina, the last piece of high ground on the Pee Dee River before it joins the Black River flowing toward Winyah Bay. The property dates back to 1735, which means that this is the fourth century that rice has been grown there. It was sold to duck hunters in the 1920s, but Quattlebaum has reclaimed this piece to pursue his “quest to grow gold.”

Sold through Marsh Hen Mill at
geechieboymill.com/product-category/grains 

SAVOR THE FLAVOR

Southern Garlic Cheese Grits
$4

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.

SavortheFlavorSC.com

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Six & Twenty Distillery

Old Money Single Batch Whiskey
5-Grain Bourbon Whiskey
$39.99
Carolina Cream
$22.99

David Raad ’95, better known as DR, is the founder and CEO of this craft distillery that embodies the spirit of Upstate South Carolina. They mash, ferment, distill, age and bottle on-site in Powdersville, South Carolina.

sixandtwentydistillery.com

Baklava masters

Greek Baklava
Thin Filo Pastry Filled with Layers of Walnuts and Honey

From $36

Sam Nikopoulos ’00 grew up with baklava. His grandparents and mother came to the U.S. from Greece. Everything his grandmother made was always delicious, using the finest ingredients, and those skills were passed on to his mother. They began selling to friends, neighbors and coworkers, and going online was the next natural step for their baklava. “We affectionately call it BakLOVEa because we love it and know that you will too!”

baklavamasters.com

The Pound Cake Man

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
$30

Jeff Bennett ’82 started baking for office birthdays and word spread. Now, he bakes and ships more than 50 flavors pound cakes across the country. If you’re in Clemson, you can visit him at 530-2 Old Greenville Hwy. Call 864-653-5225 to order or order online from anywhere in the country.

lbcakes.com

Collettey’s Cookies

Freshly Baked Cookies
12 for $24.95

Born in 1990 with Down Syndrome, Collette Divitto graduated from the ClemsonLIFE program in 2013 and was determined to open her own business and live independently. Her story has been picked up by international media, and Collettey’s Cookies now employs 15 people, several with disabilities.

colletteys.com

PRETTY DELICIOUS FOOD

Dr. Shica’s Delicious Treats
From $17

Washica “Shica” Hagood ’96 is at the helm of Pretty Delicious Foods, which offers regular and vegan desserts made with their own vanilla powder, lemon powder and organic cocoa powder.

prettydeliciousfoods.com

Embrew

Sweetened Artisan Tea Bags
$15.95

Ashley Haywood ’04 is the founder of Embrew Tea and creator of the first sweetened artisan tea bags. Her unique tea blends like Creamy Honey Oolong, Bourbon Smoked White, Jasmine Honey Green, Cinnamon Oolong Chai and Cocoa Berry Black are each blended with a touch of natural sweetener for a perfect brew every time. Forget about wondering how much honey is too much honey. They’ve got sourcing, blending, and sweetening down to an art – all you’ve got to do is pick your flavor, your favorite tea cup, and turn on your kettle.

embrew.com

HOLMES SWEET HOME

Homemade Brittles and Caramel Sauces
From $5.99

Samotria Holmes ’07 began her professional career in technology sales but often brought her kitchen creations into the office — to rave reviews. She began selling her own caramel sauce at farmers markets, and that was the beginning of Holmes Sweet Home. Customers’ dairy allergies inspired a switch to vegan caramel recipes. Her first wholesale trade show allowed her to expand her business beyond South Carolina into New York, California, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

holmessweets.com

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Billiam

Billiam Custom Jeans
From $350

Bill Mitchell ’10 started sewing in his apartment during college and never quit. His Greenville-based company still designs, cuts, sews and finishes every pair of jeans in house.

billiamjeans.com

ZAGS

Orange Gameday Cheetah Party Poncho
$98

ZAGS was started by Jennifer Horton ’94 from a love of being in the sunshine. ZAGS UPF 50+ sunwraps are designed and produced in South Carolina, ensuring that every stitch is of the highest quality and made with attention and love. ZAGS was created for women and families with active outdoor lifestyles. “We believe that life should be spent outside with loved ones as much as possible!”

zagslife.com

FOCUS8700

Clemson Tie
$79

Matt Ketterman ’94 started taking art lessons in 2016 with his son Braxton and discovered a passion. He has reproduced his paintings on a range of items, including neckties, socks and tablecloths.

etsy.com/shop/focus8700

K. ALLEY LIFESTYLE

Game-Day Purple & Orange A-Line Dress
$82

Karen Humphries Alley ’85 combined her business background, love for exercise and artistic talent, resulting in K. Alley Lifestyle. All of the prints used on the scarves, active-wear and accessories incorporate her artwork.

kalleylifestyle.com

Bangs

High Tops
$60

When Hannah Davis ’09 was studying abroad in China, she fell in love with the olive green, army-style shoes worn by workers across the country. The name “BANGS” comes from the Mandarin character for “help,” and every pair purchased benefits a nonprofit working to address social change.

bangsshoes.com

Soda City Sewing

Orange Corduroy Longall or Dress with Tiger
$50

After working for 11 years as a fundraiser for a nonprofit, Bayne Brasel Dangerfield ’03 wanted more flexibility, so she started Soda City Sewing. Described as “not your typical monogramming shop,” Soda City offers children’s clothes that are made to order in South Carolina.

sodacitysewing.com

SALTWATER SWADDLES

Hand-Painted Organic Cotton Baby Swaddles
$38

Charlotte Carroll Fraser ’08 and Meredith Gwynn Darr ’09 are the founders of Saltwater Swaddles, a baby brand printing Charlotte’s hand-painted artwork on luxuriously soft, 100 percent organic cotton swaddles. These are quickly becoming the go-to gift for mamas to be and their future Tiger fans! They launch new patterns every season and are introducing crib sheets Winter 2020.

saltwaterswaddles.com

Loggerhead Apparel

Deeply Rooted Long-Sleeved Tee
$36

Sara Raynor Painter ’05 and her husband say that their passion and pride for South Carolina — its people and beauty, its wildlife and economy — led to Loggerhead Apparel. Ten percent of revenue from their “American-grown, American-made” clothing is donated to local causes supporting the Loggerhead sea turtle.

Use CLEMSON10 for $10 off and free shipping for orders over $50.

loggerheadapparel.com

A Dapper Sandlapper

Orange and Purple Gingham Bow Tie
Tiger Stripes Bow Tie
$30

With a degree in performing arts, Nick Kulmala ’13 had plans for a career in arts administration. While shopping for a new bow tie, he was struck by how boring department store ties can be. After a quilting class and online tutorials, he launched A Dapper Sandlapper in 2015, making fun and novel bow ties.

adappersandlapper.com

Bella K

Game Day Collection
Resort Collection
$26.95

On a spring break trip to Florida in 2006, Kari Thompson McCormick ’97 saw an enterprising idea amid the sun, sandals and banana-clad bikers: handmade, bandana-covered flip flops.

bellakstyle.com

TIGERTOWN GRAPHICS

Clemson-themed T-shirts
$24.95

Their tagline is “For Tiger Fans. By Tiger Fans” and Chris Bandy ’92 and his business partners have been on College Avenue since 1988 with a collection of custom T-shirts, promotional items and embroidery.

tigertowngraphics.com

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Ash Hoffman Fine Jewelry

Tigre 1.5 in. or 2 in. Sterling Silver Hand-Hammered Cuff
From $675
Rugído 3/4 in. Sterling Silver Cuff
From $350

Ashley Hoffman ’07 traveled to Uganda as an intern architect and returned home with a fascination for jewelry after learning techniques from women in the village. Shortly after, she enrolled in a jewelry school and finished as a certified master jeweler. She was named JTV’s Rockstar Designer in 2015, winning their first designer competition.

ashhoffmanjewelry.com

Hook + Gaff

Hook + Gaff Watches
From $350

Hook+Gaff, the brain child of Michael Sims ’03 and Gash Clayton ’03, offers high-quality watches stylish enough for a night on the town but rugged enough for offshore fishing trips — with a unique crown placement that doesn’t press the skin.

hookandgaff.com

PIPERBUCK HANDBAGS

Custom Purses
$140-260

Caroline Stevenson Furman ’91 and Julie P. Schlageter (parent) say that PiperBuck handbags are inspired by the rich fabrics and leathers they use to create handcrafted, small batch collections of unique clutches. Piperbuck also offers a custom order option. Supply the inspiration and perhaps a cherished fabric and we will create a one of a kind bag just for you.

piperbuck.com

Grainger McKoy

Hand-Cut Money Clip
$169
Fly Cufflinks
$250

Grainger McKoy ’69 is best known for his incredible sculptures of birds in flight. A few years ago, he began creating some smaller sculptures and casting them into jewelry. The Fly Cufflinks are the first item of jewelry designed by Grainger McKoy Jr. ’92.

graingermckoy.com

The Gold Bug Collection

Gemstone Bug
$175

Mariana “Mini” Hay ’13 says, “In Charleston, you look up and see church steeples and look down and see cockroaches; these are the icons of our Holy City.” A native of Charleston, Hay has elevated the common cockroach to an art form. Her sister, Kathleen Hay Hagood ’10, handles sales and marketing.

goldbugcollection.com

Laura Cox Designs

Earrings
From $28

Laura Cox ’10 began by making a few necklaces for family and friends, then opened an Etsy shop. Shocked by the response, she was able to pursue it full time after less than a year. Now she works from home with two little boys and lives out her entrepreneurial dreams.

lauracoxcollection.com

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ELIZABETH B. CERAMICS

Beaded Vase
Wheel thrown from Frost porcelain clay. Each porcelain bead is hand rolled.

$350

Porcelain Pinecone
Handbuilt porcelain pinecone, with gold top.

$35

Elizabeth Bury Borowski ’00 spent most of her time at Clemson studying sculpture in the art department at Lee Hall. She launched Elizabeth b. Ceramics in 2013, and focuses primarily in porcelain vases, bowls and sculptural pieces. Her work is a marriage between intentional form, elegant design, and intricate detail./span>

elizabethbceramics.com

PALMETTO CUSTOM METAL AND WOODCRAFT

McGuffin Style Yard Sign
$225

James C Williams Jr. ’65 owns Palmetto Custom Metal, which specializes in ornamental decorative art and metal signage, with a focus on collegiate artwork. Their metal work is powder-coated for durability.

palmettocustommetal.com

Bear Walker Premium Boards

Garrick Cruiser Skateboard
From $200

Taking his graphics background, carving skills and creativity to the limit, Bear Walker ’11 is constantly innovating with his custom skateboard designs. Collaborations, stock boards and shots of customs (with designs ranging from spider webs to science fiction) can be found online.

bearwalker.com

Douglas Piper Printmaker

Emerging Champion / 11″x14″ / Linoleum Carving
$145 Framed / $90 Unframed

Doug Piper ’09 says he has been “fascinated by the magnitude of the mountains and the ocean” all of his life. His love of the outdoors and of Clemson is reflected in his linoleum block prints.

douglaspiper.com

Brent Pafford

Handmade Marbled Porcelain Vase with Textured Glaze and Glittered Bottoms
Approximately 6″ X 5″ $100 Each

Brent Pafford M ’14 is a ceramic artist in Eugene, Oregon, who exhibits all over the country. These vases are part of his “Popjct” collection, which he describes as “an object questioning the compulsion to objectify and idolize the self and its distinctiveness.”

brentpafford.com

Jessica Reynolds Art

Work on Birch Panel, 6 ” x 6 ” x 2 “
$85

Jessica Reynolds ’09 is a painter who creates original paintings, tea towels, ornaments and other home accessories.

jessicareynoldsart.com

PURE RITUAL

Porcelain Essential Oil Burners
$65

Nina Kawar M ’14 hand carves these porcelain essential oil burners with love and good intention in the hopes that you will be inspired to connect with your higher self. Her collection is inspired by ancient symbols and both organic and geometric patterns found in nature.

pure-ritual.com

KRISTINA HOOVER FINE ART

Original Limited-edition Woodcuts
From $45

Kristina Hoover ’11 is a printmaker inspired by nature and the Florida landscape. She highlights the bright, bold and colorful beauty found outdoors and brings that vibrancy into your home through original woodcuts.

kristinahooverfineart.com

CARLY DREW STUDIOS, LLC

Mixed Media Drawings, limited edition prints, private commissions
From $40

Carly Drew ’13 is a draftswoman and visual artist who draws inspiration from her life in the Southern Appalachians. Her work consists of mixed-media drawings that pull source imagery from where she lives and road trips down many a long, winding backroad off the beaten path. Her hope is that through her work, others will be inspired to explore and contribute to a wider conversation around rural landscapes and their surrounding cultures. “Drawing is my media of choice because it has the capacity to actively explore a changing sense of place and passage of time through layers of history, changes to the terrain and our complex relationship with nature,” says Drew.

carlydrew.com

Kanga | The Kase Mate

12-pack Kase Mate
$39.95

After suffering through warm beer at Clemson tailgates, Logan LaMance ’18, Austin Maxwell ’17, Ryan Frazier ’17 and Teddy Giard ’20 married the idea of a can insulator and a cooler to create the Kase Mate. They created the product, then launched a Kickstarter campaign. An appearance on Shark Tank vaulted the company to instant prominence.

kangacoolers.com

COVERED IN COTTON

Baby Blankets, Throws and Hand Towels
From $22

For three generations, the Woodard family has put their hands and hearts into the fertile soil of Darlington, South Carolina. Now Ty ’07 and Tracy Free ’08 Woodard are taking some of the cotton grown in that soil and creating buttery soft baby blankets and throws, as well as thick hand towels that go from cotton boll to finished product within 150 miles of their farm. For every 10 blankets they sell, one goes to a children’s hospital.

coveredincotton.com

Nancy Lemon

What John Marco Saw
$17.99

Nancy Lemon ’02 is a freelance illustrator in Charleston. She originally wrote and illustrated the delightful Emma and Muse to demonstrate she could create consistent characters around a single narrative. She obviously succeeded. She also offers mugs, shirts and prints. She illustrated What John Marco Saw, a captivating tale that celebrates the importance of slowing down.

nancylemon.com

Clay Lowder

Winners Travel: A Doctor’s Guide to Mental, Physical and Spiritual Health
$15.95 paperback

Clay Lowder has developed the concept of “Winners Travel” to help his patients live healthy lives — mentally, spiritually and physically.

claylowder.com/book

COLOR ME GREEK

Adult Coloring Book
$12.99

Jessica Kearse ’09 and her sisters, Charlene Kearse, Jasmine Kearse ’17 and Jalia Kearse ’18, believe that adult coloring helps reduce stress and anxiety while promoting focus and coordination. In addition, it’s simply fun. They’ve created this Color Me Greek Alpha Kappa Alpha coloring book.

colormegreekaka.com

Enchantment Essentials

Handmade Bath Products
$4 – 12

Adina Oree Starke ’07 is a photographer and graphic designer, but was inspired to make natural, skin-safe and great-smelling handmade bath products including soaps, bath bombs, sugar scrubs, lotion bars and whipped body butters.

enchantmentessentials.com

ORANGE CAT ART PHOTOGRAPHY

South Carolina Note Card Set
$12

Sheri West Symanski ’88 and her sister own Orange Cat Art – Fine Art Photography. They are especially proud of the South Carolina Note Card Collection: six different images featuring the beautiful scenery of the Palmetto State placed in an outline of the state map. These images are also available as prints and on home décor products. Look for North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida state shape art, too.

orangecatart.com

Bradford Watermelons

Bradford Watermelons Seeds
$10 per Packet of 12 Seeds

Nat Bradford ’97 resurrected his grandfather’s heirloom watermelons, and now you can grow them too. Complete planting instructions included.

bradfordwatermelons.com

Emily B. Martin

Sunshield
From $9.99 each

Sunshield (Harper Voyager) is the first installment in a young adult duology following an outlaw, a diplomat and a prisoner whose lives collide in a quest to expose corruption in the earthy world first imagined in Martin’s Creatures of Light trilogy.

emilybmartin.net