Stockings

By Amy Guan ’22

Ah, the stocking, home of small and unique gifts and gadgets for your family and loved ones. There is surely an art that comes to selecting just the right “stuffers” for your holiday hearth display. Spice up your stockings this year with some Testudo-approved items, perfect for any Terp in your life.

Testudo Pin

1. Terrapins Lapel Pin

Dress to impress with a Terrapin lapel pin. Available at the campus bookstore, these pins feature our fearless mascot adorning our signature red “M” logo. Whether it be used as a small fashion statement or as a collectible, the lapel pin’s versatility makes the perfect stocking stuffer for any Terp.

Maryland Mug

2. Maryland Mug 

Imagine sitting by the warm fire and sipping hot cocoa from your very own personalized Terrapin mug on a cold winter day. Doesn’t that sound Terp-rific? Also available in white, these customizable mugs are the perfect gift for coffee and tea lovers. Order yours today at the official Spirit Store. 

Maryland scarf

3. UMD Scarf

Bundle up in the cold weather with this cozy "M" logo scarf. This long, cozy and eye-catching red and black woven scarf will not only protect your neck from the cold, but also show your pride for your alma mater.

Maryland lanyard

4. UMD Lanyard

With its striking red, black and gold, this UMD lanyard will make sure you never misplace your keys again. Add a Terrapin keychain for extra Terp flair, or a cardholder to hold your ID, credit cards and more. For a fearless idea, add your own custom Terrapin key

Maryland Keytags

5. UMD Keytags

What’s a better combo than a University of Maryland lanyard and a UMD keytag? Answer: There is none! Keytags are a small but flashy way to show off your Terp status to the world. Check out these brass Maryland and campus logo keytags at the campus bookstore.

We hope these ideas have inspired you to up your stocking-stuffer game (may we also suggest that you check out the Maryland Basketball Stocking for the ultimate Terp holiday?). For a full list of ideas, visit the campus bookstore, or visit our “Top 5 Holiday Decorations for Terps” blog post. 

Whatever catches your holiday fancy, make sure to tag us in your Terp stocking photos on Instagram @maryland_alumni. Now, go forth and make your holidays this year a Terp-rific one!

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