Unique Gift Ideas for the West Virginia and West Virginia University Lover

Find a one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list this year!

Whether you do all of your Christmas shopping in store or you order online, finding something special for all of your friends and family on your list can be tricky. However, if you’re a local or a fan of West Virginia University (and know someone who bleeds gold and blue all year long), you can always find something in Mountaineer Country that is sure to make a lasting impression and have them cheering, “Let’s Go, Mountaineers!”

Holiday Cards

If you’re not giving a gift, but you still want your loved ones to know you’re thinking about them, a simple holiday card will do the trick. Send them a little piece of “Almost Heaven” and personalize it with a sweet message. You can find these local, handmade cards, by artist Annette Rose, online here.

Looking for a digital option? Generate your own WVU Holiday Card that you can download and send to friends and family today! Each card features an uplifting message that conveys holiday cheer and a little bit of humor.

A Good Book 

If the individual you’re gifting loves to read (and loves our state delicacy–who doesn’t?), pick up The West Virginia Pepperoni Roll book by WVU alumna, Candace Nelson. You can find these at VMCCVB or at the local Barnes and Noble.

(image via Barnes & Noble)


Game Day Apparel  

Support the Mountaineers by sharing fashionable looks with the whole family! Stop by WVU’s Book Exchange, at either the Downtown or Evansdale location, and check out apparel for every season. Whether it’s jackets, polos, flannels, t-shirts, hats, scarves or gloves, you name it they’ve got it! Also, swing by Park and Madison for trendy gold and blue looks for both men and women. Everyone will be asking where you found such trendy pieces!

(image via @BookExchangeWV)

(image via @ParkandMadison)

Home & Office Décor 

Head to Hoot and Howl in Downtown Morgantown for both WV and WVU décor, perfect for brightening up your home or office space. They also carry apparel and handmade art, sourced from local West Virginia artisans.

(Image via Hoot and Howl)


Collectibles & Memorabilia 

If the only thing you know about your family member is that they love WVU, surprise them with a gift from The Old Stone House Gift Shop, which is operated by the Service League of Morgantown to raise money and give back to the community. They have a variety of hand-blown glass items, ornaments, car coasters, piggy banks, scarves, hats and much more!

Shopping in Preston County? Stop by Modern Homestead at Tathams for handcrafted gifts and food items, all supporting businesses in West Virginia. Shop their greenhouse for live plants and gifts to grow on!

Where do you find your WV and WVU gifts? Let us know by using #VisitMountaineerCountry. We can’t wait to see what presents you’ll take home with you this holiday season!

Interested in attending more than one event this weekend? Stay overnight at one of the many hotels and lodgings in Morgantown. Click to reserve your stay.

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