Gifts aplenty


Still searching for holiday gifts? The Chicago campus offers plenty of shopping options, starting with museum gift shops. The Oriental Institute's Suq, for instance, sells hieroglyph jewelry, Mesopotamian battle-scene paperweights, and "a soft padded pyramid that unzips to reveal a map of the Nile River and six soft toys." The Smart Museum store has art books, Indian paper products, jewelry, and Tigo leather goods. The Renaissance Society sells special-edition art crafts.

Local bookstores, meanwhile, offer more academic gifts. The Seminary Co-op stocks all manner of U of C authors and also recommends this year's notable children's books. The University of Chicago Bookstore has general-interest books as well as a slew of Maroon clothing and other items. The store also has a stack of boardgames near the register.

Of course, you can always make a gift to the University—holiday or otherwise. No wrapping required.


Photo: Pockets Of Learning made the pyramid gift for the Suq.

December 11, 2006