Thursday, December 19, 2013

Last Minute Hofstra Gift Ideas

Give the gift of Hofstra this season! If you’re picking up your student this week to bring them home for break or finding yourself on campus and maybe needing to do some last minute gift shopping, here are some great gifts that your student, loved ones or friends are sure to enjoy.

Do you know someone who loves to cook or is a true foodie? For only $20 you can give them Cooking with Hofstra Pride: the Hofstra Family Cookbook. This cookbook features delicious and tested recipes ranging from mouth-watering main courses, appetizers, desserts and even vegetarian meals from the kitchens of our very own Hofstra families, faculty and administrators. Cookbooks can be purchased in-person at the Office of Parent and Family Programs, 200 Phillips Hall (north side of campus, outside the Axinn Library and next door to Hofstra Hall--the big white house) Monday – Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note that our offices will be closed on December 24, 2013 thru January 1, 2014. The university will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Checks should be made out to Hofstra University.

Who doesn’t love a comfy blanket? This cozy sweatshirt cotton blanket features Hofstra’s logo and is sure to be a favorite for your Hofstra son or daughter.  Available blanket colors include navy and royal blue.

Keep away their winter chills with this popular Hofstra rugby scarf. This 5 ft. long scarf made of 100% acrylic has the Hofstra logo and school pride colors can be worn as an accessory through almost every season.

Top it all off with a warm Hofstra knit hat. This stylish hat will keep your loved one warm and ready for the winter.

Help your loved ones keep their money in their pockets with this Hofstra leather wallet. For an affordable price of $24.98, this small 100% leather billfold wallet will help keep their credit cards, ID cards, and other personal items safe year-round. Wallets come in brown and black leather with contrast stitching.

FREE GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT – You or your student can stop by the Hofstra Office of Parent and Family Programs located at 200 Phillips Hall (next to Hofstra Hall, the big white house) for a complimentary Hofstra Magnetic Bumper Sticker.

To purchase the gifts above, stop by the Hofstra bookstore located in the Mack Student Center, while supplies last (excluding Hofstra Cookbooks and Hofstra Magnetic Bumper Sticker). Bookstore hours for the remainder of the week of December 16 are: Thursday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Please note that the Bookstore will be open on Monday, December 23, 10 a.m.- 4p.m. and will be closed on December 24 until January 1.

If you have any questions please contact the Office Parent and Family Programs at 516-463-4698 or by email at

Happy Giving,

Yolanda M. Brown, Office of Student Affairs