Dottie's Holiday Gift Guide for Christmas 2018

Hi ya'll, Dottie here.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Although every day is great in Blacksburg, Hokie holiday season is the best time of all. However, sometimes it’s really hard to figure out what gift to give your special Hokie. Sometimes, it’s hard to decide whether to make a gift from the heart, buy something your Hokie needs, or purchase something your Hokie will truly love. Struggling? Well worry no more, my feathered friends,  Below is my holiday gift guide full of gifts that every Hokie will love.

That’s right, you can take me or one of my family member’s home for Christmas. Not only would we love to spend the Holidays with you, but we would also love to be a part of your flock family. We even look festive in Holiday hats! We’re sure your favorite Hokie would love to have us. We can hang out in your office or home, we make great company.

All Hokies must face the dreadful wind of the Drillfield; it’s an inevitable feature of Hokie life. Blacksburg winters are cold, windy and hard. Get your Hokie a hoodie to protect his or her ears, face and body from the harsh winter wind. Trust me, your Hokie will appreciate this thoughtful and useful gift.

One of the best things about Virginia Tech is its size. It’s such a large campus. However, during heated summer days, walking all over campus can get rough. Hokies get thirsty with every turn. Luckily, Virginia Tech has water bottle stations all over campus. However, these stations are no good if your Hokie doesn’t have a water bottle! Come summer time, your Hokie will appreciate this necessity.

Need a stocking stuffer? A thoughtful gift for that Blacksburg local or Hokie at heart that has everything? Why not get them a postcard book? This gift is useful and fun for any Hokie lover. The postcard book is filled with pictures of of the original flock members. Your gift recipient will love the thoughtful gift because it reminds them of home.

One of the trendy fads of today is wearing Alex and Ani bracelets. These cute bracelets are price friendly and are made from recycled materials right here in America. Almost every girl on campus has at least one of these bracelets. They also make great accessories at your next alumni tailgate.  Add this to your Hokie’s collection by purchasing a few more, or add this to your own Hokie wish list.  

Are you into meaningful gifts? I know I am! Giving someone a gift that brings tears is the best feeling in the world. One way to get this response is by creating a Hokie T-shirt quilt, especially if your Hokie is a senior. Take your Hokies VT t-shirts, sew them together, and watch their eyes light up on Christmas morning.  They won’t be disappointed. You can even add a Gobble de Art t-shirt to the t-shirt mix remind them of their fun Blacksburg home.

The good thing about Virginia Tech is its vibrant school colors. These colors are in style year-round! If you’re feeling crafty, you can easily make a Hokie a wreath for a Blacksburg door. This wreath can be hung year round, and every time your Hokie sees it, they’ll think of you.

This book is a great gift or stocking stuffer. They are great for those who have lived in Blacksburg for years, are new to the town or have moved away. Hokies will love this book because it serves as a memory of the special places the town has to offer. The book is chock full of pictures that children will enjoy too.

Hokie canvas crafts are the trendy thing to do. Paint the shape of Virginia or outline the shape in string and watch your creation come to life. Highlight the area of Blacksburg, fill the canvas will a cute pattern or meaningful quotes, frame it, and give it to your Hokie this holiday season. They’ll cherish this gift forever.


Of course, there are many more gifts you can get your Hokie this holiday season. I just wanted to give you a starting point. Christmas is in 19 days Hokies! It’s time to start shopping or crafting!  





Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published