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Winter holidays can evoke images of lush evergreen trees with seed-filled cones and snow-covered branches.

They can also evoke memories of evergreen gifts we have received over the years. Not trendy, but classic. Not mass produced, but hand crafted with skill and passion. Not hurriedly bought at the last minute, but thoughtfully chosen with care. Those gifts we pull out and use again and again and share with friends and family.

We’ve done the legwork for you this holiday season, carefully curating a holiday gift guide with gifts ranging from caviar to cufflinks, custom jeans to custom jewelry, coolers to cupcakes. The best part? They’re produced by members of the Clemson Family.

Happy gifting!


The cones of conifer trees protect the seeds, opening to release them when conditions are right for germination. Like trees, businesses are started with the seed of an idea, protected for a season and then planted in the fertile soil of imagination and hard work, sometimes funded by outside seed grants.






Greg ’01, M ’02 and Betsy McKoy ’03 Johnsman
with Katie McKoy Stachelek ’87

Grits, Cornmeal, Preserves, Dressings and More

From their farm on Edisto Island, South Carolina, Greg and Betsy McKoy 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. Betsy’s sister, Katie McKoy Stachelek, has been milling with them for almost 12 years as well.

Growing up in Upstate South Carolina, Greg learned how to mill grits the old-fashioned way from a third-generation miller. Betsy grew up farming with her family on the sea islands of the Lowcountry. They met in a poultry class at Clemson and eventually began farming with Betsy’s family.

When Greg discovered a 1945 mill and separator in Saluda, South Carolina, he didn’t need much encouragement from Betsy to bring it to their Edisto Island home and restore it. In 2007, milling commenced on weekends and after work, and Geechie Boy Mill, now Marsh Hen Mill, was born. It wasn’t long before this passion project grew into a thriving business.

Betsy says that her father, Adair McKoy, who passed away from COVID-19 last year, has been her biggest source of creative inspiration. “He farmed tomatoes here in the Sea Islands for more than 40 years and faced hardships head on with his faith in God.” At age 73, when most men are well into retirement, he decided to try growing rice. “I admire his vision and determination. He always looked at life as an exciting adventure,” she says.

They still mill the old-fashioned way. The tagline of their business is “Stone Ground Goodness Straight from Edisto Island,” and they focus on “providing the best heirloom products and milling the finest grits and cornmeal.”

Marshallberg Farm

Osetra Caviar Sampler
Use coupon code clemson15 to save $15.

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

The Best of Clemson Blue Cheese

If you haven’t tried this, you should. It’s a secret ingredient in many a chef’s kitchen, made fresh from the University since 1958, and shipped to your door. Includes: one dressing (12 ounces), one crumbles (10 ounces), one wedge (8 ounces) and a Tastes of Clemson Blue Cheese cookbook.

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. Owners Kevin ’98 and Lydia McGill ’87, M ’89 operate the farm, along with Sarah M. Shore ’21 (retail manager and corporate gifts), Corbin N. Yon ’16 and Thomas Drake Yon ’14 (farm managers), and Sally Yon Harrison ’13 (marketing).


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.

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.


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!


Sauces, Rubs and Seasonings
From $10

When Don Stroud M ’20 was in pharmaceutical sales, he realized he was more enthusiastic about his passion for creating seasonings. He went through the MBAe program at Clemson and used that knowledge to create Stroud Seasonings as his capstone project during the program. Using fresh, quality ingredients, Stroud Seasonings are all natural, gluten free, vegan, plant-based and free of any extra additives or preservatives found in other seasonings.

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.






David Baker ’05

Whole Bean Coffee, Tea and Merchandise
From $7

David Baker is co-owner and head of operations for Methodical Coffee, which now has three locations in Greenville, South Carolina. “We opened our first location in downtown Greenville on February 11, 2015,” he says, “with pennies in the bank and a line out the door.” In 2016, they began roasting their own coffee and haven’t slowed down.

Baker’s interest in specialty coffees began when he was living in Prague, Czech Republic, for five years after college. With some investors, he started up and ran a high-end hostel that hosted the Czech National Barista Championships. “We knew we were moving back to the U.S., and I couldn’t shake the idea of opening a specialty coffee shop,” he says.

There were a few barriers. “My passion was for the end product,” he says, “but there are so many steps to take before opening. We all got a crash course on construction, licenses, taxes and other startup hurdles that slowed us down. Even today, we are very driven, but there isn’t always a clear path to get to the next steps, so we’re constantly figuring out how to get where we want to go.”

And where does he get his inspiration? “My friends, dating back to my days at Clemson. I was always so inspired by the dreams and pursuits of those around me. It made moving to Prague and starting multiple companies par for the course!”

Baker and his two business partners continue to build their company on their three essential pillars: exceptional product, customer service and experience. Methodical sources specialty grade coffees from coffee farms in Africa and Central and South America, and they sell beans to over 100 wholesale accounts and coffee shops across the country.

Six & Twenty Distillery

Heriloom Rye Vodka
5-Grain Bourbon Whiskey
Carolina Cream

David Raad ’95 is the founder and CEO of this craft distillery that embodies the spirit of Upstate South Carolina. Using only grains grown in South Carolina, they mash, ferment, distill, age and bottle on-site in Greenville and Powdersville, South Carolina.

Collettey’s Cookies

Happy Holidays Box

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 she has a 10-episode docuseries on Peacock, “Born for Business.” A percentage of proceeds goes toward Collettey’s Leadership Org, a nonprofit that offers workshops and mentoring for independence, entrepreneurship and success in school.

The Pound Cake Man

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

Jeff Bennett ’82 started baking for office birthdays, and word spread. Now, he bakes and ships more than 90 flavors pound cakes across the country. If you’re in Clemson, you can visit him at 530-2 Old Greenville Hwy., or head to Greenville at 1628 E. North St. Call 864-653-5225 to order or order online from anywhere in the country.

Dr. Shica’s bakery

Dr. Shica’s Delicious Treats
From $17

Washica “Shica” Hagood ’96 took the recipes handed down from her grandmother to her mother and added her own unique twist to create delicious southern style desserts. She offers both traditional and vegan desserts. Recently featured on QVC.


Sweetened Artisan Tea Bags

Ashley Haywood ’04 is a tea aficionado who turned her passion into a business at the busiest time of her life — with two kids under 2. She created the first lightly sweetened artisan tea bags for those of us who don’t want to hassle with a tea infuser, sticky honey or all that clean-up. Have more tea time (and me time) in record time.


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.






Bayne Brasel Dangerfield ’03

Orange Corduroy Longall or Dress with Tiger
From $45

Bayne Brasel Dangerfield started Soda City Sewing in 2012 with an embroidery/sewing machine combo from eBay and a collection of thrifted cloth.

In 10 years, she has grown that business with hard work and professional machines. Described as “not your typical monogramming shop,” Soda City offers made-to-order children’s clothes. In addition to Dangerfield, several others work in the studio, while additional employees work from home to cut fabric, sew and package items.

At Clemson, she was an industrial engineering major with a minor in nonprofit leadership. “That may not seem to translate to a children’s clothing business,” she says, “but in a way, I run a small factory! So that training has helped me to constantly improve efficiency in my processes. My minor led to a 10-year fundraising career that contributed greatly to learning how to run a business.”

With three small children, Dangerfield says that she’s been grateful for her schedule’s flexibility. “My twins were preemies with many health issues,” she says, “so when they were very small, we were visiting doctors or therapists constantly. It was a blessing to have a flexible work schedule and to be able to hire more help, or work alternate hours as needs changed.”

She also has enjoyed working with customers, some of them for five years or more, “to create the perfect outfit and be a part of a special day like a baptism, birthday or Christmas. I get to see pictures of their Soda City Sewing outfits on their Christmas cards over the years as the kids grow.”


Abstract Tiger Embroidered Denim Jacket

Karen Humphries Alley ’85 combined her business background and artistic talent, resulting in K. Alley Lifestyle. The prints and designs used on her apparel and home/tailgate items incorporate her artwork and are original to the brand. The website has an entire section, The Tiger Shop, where you will find all things tiger!


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.


Party Poncho

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. This easy, breezy popover provides simple sun-chic protection. Wear it over your favorite bathing suit or sundress. Quick-drying, high-performance microfiber is stain, odor and microbial resistant.


High Tops

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 helps invest in a new entrepreneur.

Fury Athletix

The Tee-it-Up

It all began with an athlete searching for a better hat. Jeff Medici ’94 recognized a gap in the athletic headwear space. While most athletic apparel companies offered hats, few were dedicated to designing world-class headwear for athletes for a range of different sports. His goal was to develop a hat for athletes that multiplied their performance and served as a recognizable badge uniting athletes of all kinds.

Public Culture Collections

Harvey Gantt T-Shirt

Jaquial Durham is a doctoral student in the RCID program researching the history and culture of Clemson and Clemson University. He has launched a fashion collection intended to bring awareness and highlight African Americans who have played a pivotal role in sustaining the land of the University and the city at large. “Through the usage of fashion, the threads of our clothing represent archival scenes of collective history, the cities, towns and the institution’s rich history,” says Durham. “Public Culture Collections are stories that help culture better understand the unique link between the past and legacies of slavery and the development of higher education institutions in America.”


Hand-Painted Organic Cotton Baby Swaddles

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, pajamas and crib sheets. They launch new patterns every season.

Loggerhead Apparel

Deeply Rooted Long-Sleeved Tee

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.

Bella K

Game Day Collection
Resort Collection

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


Tiger Eye Hiking Sock
$19.99 per pair

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.

A Dapper Sandlapper

Handcrafted Bow Ties and More
Made in South Carolina
$16 and up

Nick Kulmala ’13 started his business after realizing how boring department store bow ties were. Nearly seven years later, he’s still making bow ties for adults (he also added them in for kids and dogs), as well as neckties, pocket squares and even the occasional fanny pack!


Hats, T-Shirts, Sunglasses and Other Gifts
From $6

Bobby Congdon ’02 and Bryon Leggett ’99, who met while working at WSBF on campus in the late 1990s, opened Kite Hill Brewing Company, Clemson’s first brewery, in July 2021. With a large outdoor tent to complement the inviting indoor space, it’s family friendly with beer made on-site, select wines and non-alcoholic options. While they can’t ship beer nationwide, they can ship T-shirts and hats.






Ashley Hoffman Hidalgo ’07

Custom Handmade Jewelry
From $25

Ashley Hoffman Hidalgo 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 in 2010.

She says her first commissioned work was for an “old friend who wanted me to take several pieces of her mother’s jewelry and put them into one ring.” That ring, she says, “is what gave life to what is now Ash Hoffman jewelry.

She loves the flexibility of owning her own business and says that while “working for yourself is more of a 24/7 job rather than a 50-hour work week, it’s far more rewarding for me.”

Hidalgo opened her studio up to the public in 2016. Her showroom features her one-of-a-kind designs, a bridal collection and a carefully curated vintage collection that she sources from all over the globe. She continues to do custom pieces and repurpose clients’ heirloom jewelry into fresh new works of wearable art.

“I have been very lucky to have clients who come to me because they truly trust me and my aesthetic,” she says. “Most of them give me complete control design-wise and value my opinion. I think that type of trust and appreciation for someone’s craft is invaluable.”


Colorful Exotic Leather Handbags, Shoes and More
From $75

Amy Driggers ’04 was tired of carrying the same mass-produced handbags as everyone else, so she created her own using luxury leather in bright, bold colors. After her bags and custom python sneakers were worn by Beyoncé, other celebrities followed. Soon, Driggers was able to focus full time on Taxidermy. She has now opened a flagship store in Charleston, South Carolina, a capsule location in Amarillo. Her products are carried at select boutiques and Dillard’s stores nationwide.

Grainger McKoy

Hand-Cut Knife

Grainger McKoy ’69 is best known for his super-realistic sculptures of birds. A few years ago, he began creating jewelry for ladies and accessories for men, the latest of which is this automatic hand-cut Knife. A button press instantly deploys the razor-sharp blade. Another press retracts it, and it disappears into the handle. The knife then disappears into its box. Patent pending.

Hook + Gaff

Hook + Gaff Watches
From $350

Hook+Gaff, the brainchild of Michael Sims ’03 and Gash Clayton ’03, offers high-quality men’s watches stylish enough for a night on the town but rugged enough for offshore fishing trips — with a nontraditional left-side crown placement for supreme comfort for the active outdoorsman.

The Gold Bug Collection

Gemstone Bug

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.

Lisi Lerch

Custom Handbags and Clutches
From $88

Lili Lerch is a woman’s accessory designer and parent to Libby Lerch, a freshman in the School of Nursing at Clemson. In addition to offering a flourishing jewelry line, she has broadened into custom handbags and clutches. All of her bags can be customized to satisfy your needs and preferences.


Hand-Crafted Porcelain Tools, Sculptures and Jewelry

Nina Kawar M ’14 hand forms these porcelain mushroom earrings. Each is one-of-a-kind and made of hypoallergenic, nickel-free hardware. She also offers a wide range of other porcelain jewelry and sculptures.


Half n’ Half Tiger Earring

Karen Humphries Alley ’85 combined her business background and artistic talent, resulting in K. Alley Lifestyle. The prints and designs used on her apparel and home/tailgate items incorporate her artwork and are original to the brand. The website has an entire section, The Tiger Shop, where you will find all things tiger!


From $23

Laura Cox ’10 began 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..






Adina Oree Starke ’07

Handmade Bath Products
From $4

Adina Oree Starke graduated from Clemson in 2007 with a degree in graphic communications and has since worked in the flexographic printing industry. While still working full time, she established Enchantment Designs in 2009, offering photography and graphic design services. “My major and work experience helped hone my skills and gave me a critical eye for detail and aesthetically pleasing artwork,” she says.

Her passion for making natural handmade bath products was ignited following her wedding in 2017, when her cousin made “hugely popular soap favors” that were both attractive and soothing. “I have sensitive skin and wanted to use natural, skin-safe and of course, great smelling products,” she says.

Starke loved the soap favors so much that she got her cousin to teach her the fundamentals of soap making, which gave her the foundation to develop her own style. Enchantment Essentials was born. Starke didn’t stop at soaps — she expanded to include bath bombs, sugar scrubs, lotion bars, whipped body butters and more.

She loves being immersed in the creative process and crafting new soap designs, exploring techniques and creating products her customers enjoy. Her creative inspiration? Her personal journey: “Whether it’s cheering on The Hill at Clemson’s football games, volunteering with my sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, or bonding with my toddler Axel Jr., I love to create designs and products that have meaning or purpose behind them. This is what inspired me to create the Tiger Stripe and Clemson Swirl soap, to pay homage to this great University.”

Her goal, she says, “is to provide unique, creative, quality products that rejuvenate the skin and bring joy to its users.”


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.


360-degree views

“Scott Burriss ’89 and his wife, Debbie, wanted to hang their bench swing on their new porch but couldn’t decide which direction it should face. They wanted to be able to see their kids playing in the yard on one side of the house but also talk to friends and family on the porch in the opposite direction. Unable to make a decision, they didn’t hang the swing. A few days later, Scott installed the first SwivelSwing in the porch ceiling. And a business was born.>


Beaded Vase

Elizabeth Bury Borowsky ’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 on porcelain vases, bowls and sculptural pieces. This beaded vase was wheel thrown from frost porcelain clay, and each porcelain bead was rolled by hand.

Douglas Piper Printmaker

The Most Exciting 25 Seconds in College Football  /
18″x24″ / 5-Color Linoleum Block Print

From $225

Doug Piper ’09 says, “I could not be more excited for this print. I remember my first Clemson football game and seeing the balloons raise in the air and form a sea of orange. Hearing the boom of the cannon and the crowd noise as football players touch the Rock and run down the hill.” Limited edition print.

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. His custom boards have gone to clients like Zachary Levi, Billie Eilish, Jason Momoa and Alexis Ohanian. Collaborations, stock boards and shots of customs (with designs ranging from spider webs to science fiction) can be found online.

Jessica Reynolds Art

Tea Towels

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

Brent Pafford

From $75

Brent Pafford M ’14 is a ceramic artist in Eugene, Oregon, who exhibits all over the country. POPJCTs is his most recent body of work and investigates materiality in objects and identity. From disparate materials, contrary textures and incompatible forms, POPJCTs are intended to manifest harmonious but revealing interactions that evoke the ephemerality, disposability, function, utility, value and experiential worth found and lost in individuality..


Pregnancy TLC Trio

A mother of one, Vernita Brown ’08 co-founded Natalist to be the go-to brand for fertility and pregnancy products. Pregnancy is a full body-and-mind experience, and the TLC Trio gives the best self-care pregnancy items to help relieve morning sickness, glow up the belly and encourage relaxation.

Post House Designs

Home Décor and Textiles
From $62

Lance Putnam ’13 is founder of Post House, a home decor and textile company based in New York City. Inspired by bold colors and eye-catching patterns, Lance creates and curates original designs that are transformed into conversation pieces from pillows to custom rugs. Post House products are available online and at specialty retailers throughout the country.


Himalaya Memories

In 2012 and 2013, Michael Puldy ’84 journeyed to the countries of Nepal and Bhutan in what became as much a physical adventure as a spiritual one. Join this former TAPS and Tiger editor and photographer and take a trek to the Himalayas. This hardbound, cloth-covered coffee table book is limited to 300 copies, each signed and numbered.


Mosaic Tiger Glass Charcuterie/Cutting Board

Karen Humphries Alley ’85 combined her business background and artistic talent, resulting in K. Alley Lifestyle. The prints and designs used on her apparel and home/tailgate items incorporate her artwork and are original to the brand. The website has an entire section, The Tiger Shop, where you will find all things tiger!


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.


Scenic Note Cards, Prints and Calendars

Sheri West Symanski ’88 and her sister own Orange Cat Art – Fine Art Photography. They love sharing the outdoor beauty of the Carolinas. From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Outer Banks, their photography is available as prints, note cards and calendars, plus state shape images, holiday cards and home decor products.


Mixed Media Drawings, Limited Edition Prints and 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. “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.

Kanga | The Kase Mate

12-pack Kase Mate

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.

Nancy Lemon

HOW TO MAKE A MOUNTAIN: In Just 9 Simple Steps and Only 100 Million Years!

Talented illustrator Nancy Lemon ’02 teamed up with writer Amy Huntington on How to Make a Mountain, an informational picture book which debuted in May of this year. Lemon also has prints available in her Looka’ Dat shop.

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.


Tiger Christmas Cross Stitch Ornament

Soda City Sewing’s Tiger ornaments make great gifts!  Get yours with “Go Tigers!” or add your own custom name instead. Ornaments come with the current year unless otherwise requested.

Emily B. Martin ’10, M ’12

A Field Guide to Mermaids
From $13.99 each

A magical and lushly illustrated field guide to the mermaids that inhabit our ponds, streams and oceans, based on real ecological details ― with a strong environmental focus, A Field Guide to Mermaids is the most recent book of Emily B. Martin ’10, M ’12. Recommended for children 8-12.

Twin Creeks Lavender

Lavender personal care products
From $5

Michelle Ducworth ’00 grew up on a fourth-generation family farm in Williamston, South Carolina. When her father passed away from cancer in 2015, she felt a strong pull to return home and make part of the farm her own. Her crop of choice: lavender. Today, the farm is a field of purple for the whole community to enjoy. Ducworth has created close to a hundred bath, body and home products with her crop using essential oils she distills on site.

For more on Twin Creeks Lavender, read the full feature, “A Breath of Fresh Lavender”

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