Holiday gift ideas galore at Fresno state

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Holiday gift ideas galore at Fresno state

Holiday gift ideas are all around Fresno State Unique holiday gifts that don’t require battling the holiday shopping crowds can be hard to find, but California State University, Fresno is a great place to find them. Fresno State has gifts available for a wide range of folks on any list.

Here are some suggestions:

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Art Lover: Blown glass ornaments – Students from the Fire Arts Club have created these unique holiday treasures. Selection and prices vary. Available at the Gibson Farm Market (Barstow and Chestnut avenues), with proceeds benefiting the Fire Arts Club.

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Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts season passes – five concerts, each hosted by piano professor Andreas Werz, are scheduled through April 30. Passes – $80 for general admission, $20 for students and $55 for seniors – are available at the Music Building Room 134.

Bulldog at Heart:

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Bulldog apparel – The Kennel Bookstore is stocked for Fresno State’s biggest fans with Bulldog sweatshirts in assorted colors for $44.99; fleece-lined boots with Bulldog decorations for $28.99; 20-inch wreaths with snowmen wearing Fresno State sweaters for $29.99; and a red tri-fold, Bulldog stadium seats for $18.99.

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NCAA Tournament Teams Night – Fans can end December with an action-packed women’s basketball game between nationally ranked Stanford and Fresno State, which has made two straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. The game at the Save Mart Center tips off at 7 p.m. Dec. 30. Tickets from $5 are available from the Bulldog Ticket Office or by calling 559.278.DOGS.

Wine Enthusiast:

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Nouveau wine pack – The perfect combination to complement any holiday meal. The pack includes one bottle each of 2009 Fresno State Winery Nouveau Blanc, Nouveau Rouge and Vin d’une Nuit and 2008 Pinot Gris, each in a reusable wine bag. Available at Gibson Farm Market on campus for $22.50.

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Holiday wine pack – Oenophiles will appreciate this variety of varietals: one bottle each of 2006 Fresno State Winery Sangiovese and 2007 Barbera, San Joaquin County Viognier and Soleil Rosa each in a reusable wine bag. Available at Gibson Farm Market for $37.50.

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2006 Solare – Fresno State Winery’s 2006 Solare is a flavor-packed after-dinner wine available in very limited quantity. Perfect for collectors and as a “special bottle” for someone special. At Gibson Farm Market for $24.95 (300ml bottle).

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2006 Triangulum – This vintage Fresno State Winery dessert wine contains abundant flavors of blackberry, dark plum and mocha with structure sure to improve with additional bottle age. It will be released Dec. 11 and be available at the Gibson Farm Market for $24.95.

Someone who has everything:

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Gift Baskets – An assortment of boxes and baskets is available at the Gibson Farm Market to combine anyone’s favorite student-produced food products – jams, jellies, raisins, almonds, wine, sauces, cheese, sausages, olive oil and more – all produced at Fresno State, mostly from crops grown on campus.

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Give a Gobbler – Make a $25 donation in the name of a friend or loved one and help to feed a hungry family this holiday season. Donations buy student-produced turkeys available at the Gibson Farm Market – for distribution to needy Fresno-area families through the Community Food Bank and Poverello House.

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Fresno State Winemaster’s Weekend – Book a two-night (March 5-7, 2010) package at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite for $310 per couple per night for reservations made by Jan. 31 and $330 Feb. 1 and after. Included are Friday’s welcome reception, cooking demonstrations and a fireside nightcap and Saturday’s workshops, winemaster’s reception and five-course gourmet dinner showcasing Fresno State student-produced wines.

Related link:

Keyboard Concerts at Fresno State

Gibson Farm Market at Fresno State

Kennel Bookstore at Fresno State

Tenaya Lodge Winemaster’s Weekend