If you’ve got a hard-to-shop-for person in your family, stop scrolling through box sets on Amazon. It’s time to cheat, using Vox‘s list of the ten greatest Georgetown-themed holiday gifts it’s ever seen.
And if you’re already eyeing Georgetown sweatshirts in the bookstore as a way around your father’s persnickety reading tastes, use our list to get creative. After all, what says “I love you” like a product that lets your parents advertise where you got in to school on their car, bookshelf or person?
10. Vineyard Vines’ Georgetown Bow Tie
The quintessential gift for the East Coast parent, a Georgetown bow tie from the University bookstore makes use of Vineyard Vines-wear and will remind your father of his favorite place to take you to eat on parents’ weekends, The Tombs, every time he wears this and is mercilessly mocked by his clients or golf buddies.
9. Jack the Bulldog Christmas Tree Ornament
Every year, one of your goody two-shoes, kindergarten-aged cousins makes Grandma a homemade Christmas ornament in crafts that melts her heart. Well, you’ll show them.
For $35, you’ll get her a blown glass ornament emblazoned with the grimacing image of Jack the Bulldog. Is that too scary for the Christmas tree? Yeah, well, so is that deformed macaroni likeness of your grandmother.
8. Georgetown University 1984 NCAA Champions Coke Bottle
Memorialization of the Hoyas’ 1984 NCAA win comes in many forms—posters, t-shirts, angry comparisons of that year’s team to last year’s—but the 1984 National Champions Coke Bottle is the only one that your parents will be proud enough to keep right next to the 1945 Mouton.
7. Hoyaology Trivia Challenge
This gift is largely about making yourself look good after it’s been opened and you uncomfortably make everyone play a few rounds of Hoyaology Trivia Challenge.
Your sister may have brought home straight A’s, but does she know which D.C. drug kingpin John Thompson, Jr., allegedly threatened with death for associating with his players? Didn’t think so.
6. Georgetown University Car Mats
This is for the Hoya-hater in your family. Trick your Syracuse-attending brother into bleeding Hoya blue by convincing him that there’s no better way to put down his rivals than by wiping his feet on Georgetown car mats every time he gets into his car.
Don’t worry, these won’t get muddy. All they ever get in that upstate, barren wasteland of a place is snow.
Truman’s seventh, meatiest novel involves a group of blackguards, posing as prominent patriots in the nation’s capital. One is Senator John Frolich whose young daughter Valerie, a journalism student, is murdered. Reporter Joe Potamos questions the victim’s classmates and their instructor, George Bowen, a crony of the senator, and Marshall Jenkins, a politically powerful land developer.When another of Bowen’s students is killed, and Potamos’s lover disappears, the reporter is outraged. Convinced that Watkins, Frolich and Bowen are guilty, Potamos breaks into their formidable hideout where the story ends with several bangs.