A dog bed that looks like Ben Hill Griffin Stadium? Fighting Gator cufflinks? An official UF diaper bag with sports-themed zipper pulls? Spicy chocolate alligators?
Find the perfect UF-themed holiday gift for everyone on your list this year, no matter your budget. Browse gifts for Mom, Dad, kids, pets and more. Or get unique ideas for stocking stuffers and personalized gifts.
Our curated guide includes more than 30 NCAA officially licensed products, whose proceeds support programs and services for Gator student-athletes.
Shopping perks from the merchants are available. See the 2021 Shopping Perks at the end of the article.
November 16, 2021
Gifts for Dad
Fighting Gator Cufflinks
Let Dad sport some throwback Florida Gator gear with his button-down by gifting him these vintage-style cufflinks, featuring the Fighting Gator logo in bright enamel on silver-plate metal. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators Travel Hoodie
This black hoodie features team graphics on the left chest and a midweight design that will keep Dad toasty on travel day. Grey-on-black graphics of Florida Field let him show his Gator spirit while maintaining his fashion edge. 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Sizes S-3XL. By Jordan. NCAA licensed.
Custom-Designed Cap by Dome
We know your dad is special. That’s why he deserves a hat designed exclusively for him, preferably in his favorite Gator colors. Visit Dome Headwear’s website and create one-of-a-kind gifts using Dome’s custom hat builder, which lets you personalize the style, visor shape, fabric, colors, artwork and more. Recognized for four years as a Gator100 company, Dome is led by UF alumni Chris Hetland (BA ’07) and Jeff Whitaker (BA ’04), who take pride in crafting headwear for top companies as well as for their fellow Gators.
Saturdays in The Swamp Polo Shirt
Gators’ Game Day stories — Mr. Two Bits, fans cheering in the stands, the French Fries statue, etc. — inspired the new Saturdays in The Swamp short-sleeved polo illustrated by Gainesville artist Ashley Gillen. This shirt is made of breathable fabric. UPF 30+ rating. In white or blue, by Mayor. Sizes S-XL.
Ilene’s Gator Store
Gifts for Guys
Vintage Football Gator T-shirt
You can’t go wrong with T-shirts with vintage Florida Gators logos. This heathered grey T-shirt features an old-school Albert logo. Sizes S-2XL. By Original Retro Brand. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators “Man Cave” Area Rug
This area rug marks off his territory in Gator style. It’s made of tufted nylon that cleans up easily and measures 5 feet by 6 feet — perfect for man cave, bedroom or tailgate turf. The non-skid recycled backing makes sure the rug stays firmly in place. A smaller version is also available. NCAA licensed.
Men’s Fossil Florida Gators “The Minimalist” Smoke Watch
Ensure he stays on trend with this sleek Florida Gators wristwatch made of smoke stainless steel. New from Fossil, this timepiece – with a minimalist face and discreet Gators logo – is water resistant to 5 ATM. NCAA licensed.
Men’s Knit Lounging Pants
These comfy Gator pants would work well on a weekend or tucked under a desk during a Zoom meeting. By Concepts Sports. Sizes S-2XL, colors royal blue and charcoal. NCAA licensed.
Gifts for Mom
“Fashionable Fan” Gators Charm Bracelet
This new Bradford Exchange Florida Gators bracelet features 16 handcrafted, free-moving charms with team logos, football helmets, enameling, crystals and more. Adjusts from 7” to 8” long to fit most wrists. Comes in a velvet pouch and gift box. NCAA licensed.
The Bradford Exchange
Florida Gators Mom T-shirt
Celebrate the maternal side of her fandom with this royal blue “Florida Mom” T-shirt. It features a Florida Gators logo graphic and V-neck styling. 100% cotton. Sizes S-3XL. NCAA licensed.
Sequined Xmas Alligator Top
Adorned with a Santa cap and bearing a gift, the sequined alligator on this shirt will bring a literal sparkle to her holidays. The fit is relaxed and it comes in S-3X. Call Ilene’s at 352-378-1611 during EST daytime hours if you need personal help choosing a size.
Heathered Grey Florida Gators Cardigan
Keep Mom toasty with this Florida Gators cardigan made of heathered grey poly/rayon blend. Good for slipping on at The Swamp or for sipping coffee in the breakfast nook. Purchase women’s sizes S-XL here, plus sizes 1X-3X here. Longer duster-style cardigan also available in S-XL. Made by UG Apparel. NCAA licensed.
Gifts for Her
Gators Rara Purse
This transparent Gators purse is 100% stadium-approved and features faux-leather trim and tassels. No more holding up the line to get into The Swamp! Measures approx. 12″ x 3″ x 8″. Made by Desden. NCAA licensed.
The Gators Sportshop
Reversible Gators Bucket Hat
If she likes versatility, she’ll appreciate this reversible bucket hat by Top of the World. One side is bright orange with a Gators logo; flip it inside out for royal blue with logo. 100% polyester twill. Adjustable. NCAA licensed.
University of Florida Julia Gash Tote Bag
Julia Gash is a British artist whose map-illustrations capture the character and cultural heritage of specific locations. This tote bag features Gash’s unique take on the UF campus, with playful depictions of The Swamp, Newell Hall, the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and more. Good for carrying groceries, books or a sweater for chilly nights. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators Personalized Rose Gold Tumbler
This 24-ounce personalized Florida Gators tumbler is made of stainless steel finished in rose gold, with a silicone grip and spill-resistant acrylic lid. Customize it with the name of her choice. By Great American Products.
Gifts for Kids & New Parents
Infant 3-Pack Florida Gators Onesies
This three-pack of Gator-themed onesies by Genuine Stuff will be appreciated by the new parents on your list. Sized for newborns and infants, the 100% cotton bodysuits come in blue, orange and heathered grey, and feature Florida Gators graphics. Sizes 0-9 mo. NCAA licensed.
The Gators Sportshop
Florida Gators Baby Diaper Bag
This washable diaper bag is enhanced with football zipper pulls, top zipper closure and lots of pockets. Embellished with the Florida Gators logo, the 100% polyester bag includes an extra-large embroidered portable changing pad. Visit the site to choose your color (orange, blue or pink) and to customize zipper pulls (football, basketball, hockey or lacrosse). For a bonus, include a Florida Gators burp pad or Gators newborn bib. NCAA licensed.
College Baby Shop
“Chomp Goes the Alligator” Board Book
“One shiny, blue fish / swimming in the swamp. / Along came the alligator . . . chomp, chomp, chomp!” Written and illustrated by Matthew Van Fleet, “Chomp Goes the Alligator” is a “big, playful counting book that’s great for reading aloud” (Booklist). The touchable board book has a big die-cut “chomp” taken out of the side, thanks to the book’s star character — a cute alligator who gobbles up his fellow swamp animals. For toddlers 2 and up.
Florida Gators 11" Plush Albert
This stuffed plush toy stands 11 inches tall and depicts Florida’s mascot decked out in team shirt and blue F cap. Felt teeth, nostrils and talons give Albert his fighting spirit. For ages 3 and up. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators Lego Football Kit
Fourth and goal. No timeouts left. Game on the line. Don’t bother checking the playbook — building this Florida Gators BRXLZ Football is the ultimate play. Hope you’ve got that touchdown dance ready! A total of 704 Lego pieces, plus Florida Gators decals for team spirit. For ages 8 and up. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators Customizable Youth Jersey
Encourage their dreams of playing at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium with this customizable jersey by Jordan. This royal blue shirt features the number “1” front and back, plus room for their first and last name. Ages 6-12. Youth sizes S-XL. NCAA licensed.
Gifts for Everyone
UFAA Paver Brick
Support UF’s future and become part of its history by participating in the UFAA Emerson Alumni Hall Plaza Brick Program. Purchase a paver brick to honor someone on your list, a business or an organization, or to commemorate a birthday, anniversary or graduation day. Your brick will be nestled in the courtyard outside EAH, not far from the iconic statue of Albert and Alberta. Proceeds enhance alumni and academic programs and support general university needs. Only a limited number of brick spaces are available, so order yours today!
$200-$840 per brick
UF Alumni Association
Chomp & Chill Swag Box
We know all good Gators love Gator goodies, so we’ve created Swamp Swag, a seasonally themed stash of unique UF gear, sent directly to you or your designated giftee. A gift of $35 to the UF fund of your choice gets you this winter’s Chomp & Chill box, complete with our cozy, redesigned Swamp Socks. For a gift of $75, you get three boxes: Chomp & Chill, with spring and summer deliveries following. The best part? Your donation keeps UF Top 5 strong!
UF Annual Giving
Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town
This book by Marty Jourard traces how Gainesville changed the course of rock music by incubating greats such as Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, and the Eagles’ Don Felder. If someone on your list lived through Gainesville’s golden age of live music (1960s-1990s), they’ll appreciate this well-researched trip back in time. Order through UPF website by Dec. 16 with code XM21 for discount and free shipping.
Your brother, your roommate, your BFF: Everyone can do the Gator Chomp in this official long-sleeved Florida Gators jersey in white. 95% polyester, 5% Spandex, wind-resistant and wrinkle free. Unisex sizes XXS-XXL. NCAA licensed.
Emmitt Smith Ring of Honor Bobblehead
Is #22 their #1? From The Swamp to their desk, let your giftee celebrate a Gator GOAT with this Emmitt Smith Ring of Honor Bobblehead. Part of UF’s limited-edition Ring of Honor bobblehead series, which includes this year’s Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel. By FOCO. NCAA licensed.
UF Custom-Woven Afghan Throw Blanket
Cozy up their couch, chair, bed or stadium seats with this afghan throw. The all-cotton, woven blanket features Century Tower and other UF landmarks, with blue-and-orange fringe. Measures 48” x 69”. By Pure County. NCAA licensed.
Gifts for Pets & Pet Parents
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Pet Bed
Make sure your furry friend is part of the game with this Florida Gators stadium pet bed. It’s encased in a removable cover for easy cleaning. Sizes S, M, L. NCAA licensed.
College Logo Stuff
UF Pet Bandana
Get your pet decked out for the big game in this official team bandana. It slides onto the pet’s collar and features “Florida Gators” embroidered at top. Measures 7 1/2” W x 6 1/2” H. Made by Spirit. NCAA licensed.
Pet’s Cheerleading Outfit
Your pet will be able to show off their team spirit with this NCAA cheerleader dress. Made of polyester, this Florida Gators cheerleading outfit features an orange-and-blue pleated skirt with Velcro closure front and official logo. Sizes XS, S, M. (Sorry, no sizes for large dogs. Try this football jersey instead.) Made by Pets First. NCAA licensed.
Pets First Store
Florida Gators NCAA Field Tug Dog Toy
This Florida Field pull toy is made of heavy-duty nylon with a strong web trim. Created for powerful chewers, it’s a fan favorite for dogs who are tough on their toys. For medium and large dogs. Made by Pets First. NCAA licensed.
Gifts for Nature Lovers & Gardeners
The Art of Birds: Grace and Motion in the Wild
This new book by Brandon-based photographer Jim Miller captures Florida birdlife in all its splendor, with evocative images paired with observations of wildlife from past centuries. “Miller shows us the aerodynamic perfection of the wings of the black skimmer, and the plunge of a pelican like a javelin into the waters of the Gulf. We see the spiraling feathers surrounding the piercing eye of the great blue heron, the singular linear patterns formed by the legs of wading birds, and the delicacy of the snowy plumage of egrets.” (Ron Yrabedra).
Order through UPF website by Dec. 16 with code XM21 for discount and free shipping.
University Press of Florida
Florida Museum Canvas and Cork Tote
Support the Florida Museum and its mission to inspire people to care about life on earth by gifting this tote bag, made of canvas and cork. The straps are reinforced with metal grommets for increased support. The cork-coated, box-cut bottom combats moisture and dirt, and is a durable and sustainable vegan alternative to leather. Order by calling the FM gift shop at (352) 273-2041 (Mon.-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.). You can also gift a museum membership here.
Florida Gators “Keep Off the Field” Garden Gnome
Help your giftee keep their lawn or garden free of rival team fans with this handcrafted Gators gnome. One foot on a Gator helmet, he’ll fend off intruders with his fightin’ attitude and “Keep Off the Field” sign. Approx. 8” high. By FOCO. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators Gardening Clogs
These molded clogs feature air vents and a textured insole and outsole. Useful for pruning crepe myrtle, cooking a batch of chili or kicking back with Netflix. Sizes S-XL. By FOCO. NCAA licensed.
Gifts for Foodies & Tailgaters
Florida Gators Chip and Dip Platter
Perfect your snacking game with this Florida Fighting Gators platter. Made of melamine with printed artwork, the three-section platter includes spaces for two types of snacks plus a bowl for dips and sauces. Measures approx. 15” x 15”. NCAA licensed.
Orange and Blue Jelly Beans, by Jelly Belly
These Jelly Belly beans in blueberry and tangerine flavors are good for holiday parties, tailgating or any-time snacking. Lorenta Nuts sells them in 1 lb., 5 lb., 10 lb. and 20 lb. pack sizes.
$9.99 and up
11” Gourmet Chocolate Alligator
Handmade in North Venice, these chocolate alligators measure under 11 inches long from nose to tail. They are available in milk chocolate, 60% dark chocolate, key lime margarita and spicy dark chocolate flavors. Each alligator comes in a green gift box and is shipped in an iced, insulated pack via FedEx or UPS to anywhere in the U.S.
Gabriella Chocolates & Confections
Florida Gators Steak Knives
Tailgaters will appreciate this set of four stainless-steel steak knives. The Gators artwork is printed on both sides of the knife, so no matter how they slice it, their fandom will be undeniable. NCAA licensed.
Silver Alligator Paper-Towel Holder
Paper towels are essential to tailgating, so let an alligator hold yours with this useful item by Arthur’s Court. Made of sand-cast aluminum and measuring 12.5 inches high, it features an alligator balancing on its tail and hind legs, with two legs holding onto the paper towels. Also check out this matching set of alligator serving spoons and alligator napkin weight.
Florida Gators Legacy Glassware Set
Let someone on your list cheer on the Gators in style with this limited-edition glassware set. It includes a 25-ounce glass serving container and four glasses adorned with 12K gold rims and Florida Gators icons. The set arrives in a blue satin-lined cushioned gift box. NCAA licensed.
The Bradford Exchange
Florida Gators Holiday Crew Socks
Toe ho ho! These Florida Gators socks feature the UF mascot and woven holiday graphics (snowflakes, reindeer and trees). One size fits most. Made by For Bare Feet. NCAA licensed.
Florida Gators Magnetic Player Bottle Opener
This Florida Gators football player may be running for a touchdown, but he can pop open a bottle cap or two on his way to the end zone. Keep the magnetic opener handy by sticking it to your fridge. Measures 6” x 2.5”. NCAA licensed.
My Gameday Store
Colorful Florida Gators Decals
The UF Bookstore sells more than 60 different Florida Gators decals, which make good stocking stuffers for all kinds of people on your list. Dress up their ride or laptop by gifting decals for UF alumni, Gator Grandparent, Gator Dad, Levin College of Law Mom, “I Bleed Orange and Blue,” Rainbow Pride, Chrome Gator, and more. NCAA licensed.
Shopping perks for 2021 include
- UF Bookstore gives a 10% discount to University of Florida Alumni Association members year-round on clothing and gifts. When shopping online, input your UFAA member ID number in the comments box to receive the discount.
- Gator Sportshop regularly offers discounts or free shipping on officially licensed Gator merchandise. Visit the site to view the current offer.
- Other sites in this guide offering seasonal discounts include Fans Edge and Fanatics.
- Ilene’s Gator Shop: Use the code “gatorstyle” to receive $5 off your online purchase from this store owned by lifelong Gainesvillian Ilene Silverman.
- University Press of Florida: Order books directly from Florida’s scholarly publisher at upf.com and use code XM21 for discount prices and free shipping through Dec. 16, 2021.
- Amazon: Give back to your alma mater with your everyday purchases by making UFAA your designated AmazonSmile charity here.
Note: Prices and availability of items are subject to change. Visit product links to view vendors’ details on current pricing, availability and shipping costs.