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Dec. 10, 2009 Volume 31, No. 15

Campus has gifts galore

Hat trick

The Anthropology Museum gift shop sells fair-trade gifts from all over the world including Mexico, Central and South America, India and Africa as well as Native American items. The shop manager, Jessica Boldt, says, "It's a gift that gives twice." Student shoppers Trupti Rami, Merit Myers try on some of the hats that they sell in the shop. Rachel Coward photo

Tiger Christmas

Sampling some Santa-worthy gift ideas

The holidays are just around the corner — and so are the gifts. Plenty of charming and affordable baubles can be found all over campus just in time for the season of giving. From fresh fully-cooked ham, to the pearl earrings that look great with every winter outfit, there is something on campus for just about everyone. Here’s a sampling:

Mizzou Meat Market

Why? Because a holiday meal is not complete without a helping of the freshest local meat. Mizzou Meat Market is offering turkeys, bone-in hams, prime rib and standing rib roasts to help anyone create a hearty holiday meal.

Hours: Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Inside Eckles Hall, located on Rollins Road.
Prices: Prices vary based on cut and amount. For example, T-bone steak is $6.49 per pound, Baby back ribs are $3.99 per pound, and lamb chops are $6.19 per pound.

The Museum of Art and Archeology gift shop

Why? According to Bruce Cox, the assistant director of museum operations, The Museum  of Art and Archeology’s gift shop offers designer jewelry and hand-blown glass pieces unlike anything else available on campus. In addition, the shop sells trinkets to please any age, including Egyptian games and books for children, and jewelry, picture frames, and printed art for adults.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 1 Pickard Hall, located on the Francis Quadrangle. The gift shop is located on the second floor of the museum.
Prices: Prices ranges from $5 to $500. As a bonus, if faculty and staff mention this article, they’ll receive 15 percent off regularly priced merchandise.

The Museum of Anthropology gift shop

Why? The Museum of Anthropology’s gift shop offers fair-trade treasures from around the world, including alpaca knit hats and gloves from Peru and ornate scarves from Bolivia. Check out the pint-sized shop to find handmade jewelry, ornaments and chocolate bars made from Ghanaian cacao.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: 104B Swallow Hall, located on the Francis Quadrangle
Prices: $30 or less

Buck’s Ice Cream Place

Why? Made in-house, Buck’s Ice Cream is offering fresh flavors just for the holidays, like peppermint, eggnog, pumpkin pie or caramel apple.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: In the back of Eckles Hall, located on Rollins Rd.
Prices: Quarts are $3.00 for all flavors excluding Tiger Stripe, which is $3.50. Half-gallon sizes are $6.00 for Tiger Stripe, and $5.00 for all other flavors.

Tiger Garden

Why? A poinsettia can brighten any office or home, but for the biggest Tiger fans, the Tiger Garden is offering the gold “Tiger Paw” and blue “Dazzling” poinsettias. Tiger Garden also offers fresh floral arrangements, candies, candles and wreaths.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 2-34 Agriculture Building, on the corner of Hitt Street and Rollins Road.
Prices: Traditional poinsettias are $12.95, Dazzling are $14.95, and Tiger Paw are $15.95, and additional holiday prices can be found on the Tiger Garden Web site.

— Claire Hanan