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.

Clemson Ice Cream


Six & Twenty Distillery

Old Money Single Batch Whiskey
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.  They mash, ferment, distill, age and bottle on-site in Greenville and Powdersville, South Carolina.

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!”

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 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.

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.


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.


Sweetened Artisan Tea Bags

Ashley Haywood ’04 is the founder of Embrew and creator of the first sweetened artisan tea bags. For those of us on a journey to get healthy, she’s created blends like Lavender Chamomile Kick, Bourbon Smoked White, Jasmine Honey Green, Cinnamon Oolong Chai and Cocoa Berry Black — each blended with a touch of natural sweetener for a simple yet perfect brew. Gift the Variety Pack and the simple way to drink more tea.


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.



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 pop-over 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.


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.


Abstract Tiger Toddler Tee

Purple & Orange Shawls

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.


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.

Soda City Sewing

Orange Corduroy Longall or Dress with Tiger
From $45

After working for 11 years as a fundraiser for a nonprofit, Bayne Brasel Dangerfield ’03 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. Option to add a name or a monogram on either of these orange corduroy outfits embroidered with a tiger.


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. 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.

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.

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 six 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!

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 banana-clad bikers: handmade, bandana-covered flip flops.


Ash Hoffman Fine Jewelry

Custom Handmade Jewelry
From $25

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.

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 trips — with a non-traditional left-side crown placement for supreme comfort for the active outdoorsman.

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 allows it to be retracted and it disappears into the handle. The knife then disappears into its box. Patent pending.

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.


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.


Prowling Tiger Leather Cuff

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.



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.


McGuffin Style Yard Sign

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.

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.

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.

Brent Pafford

From $75

Brent Pafford M ’14 is a ceramic artist in Eugene, Oregon, who exhibits all over the country. POPJCTs are his most recent body of work and investigate 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.

Jessica Reynolds Art

Work on Birch Panel, 6″x 6″x 2″

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


Porcelain Essential Oil Burners

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Enchantment Essentials

Handmade Bath Products
From $4 

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, bath salts, sugar scrubs, lotion bars and whipped body butters.


Scenic Note Cards, Prints and Calendars

Sheri West Symanski ’88 and her sister own Orange Cat Art – Fine Art Photography. They love the outdoor beauty of the Carolinas and enjoy sharing it with you! 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 décor products.

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.

Emily B. Martin ’10, M ’12

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.


“Fierce” Acrylic Tray

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.


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.


Pregnancy TLC Trio

A mother of one, Vernita Brown ’08 co-founded Natalist to be the go-to brand for fertility and pregnancy products. This $49 gift set is the perfect package to love and nourish an expecting mama. 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.


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.