Whether you’re shopping for the candle enthusiast or the foodie in your life, we have gift ideas for you—all of which are from IU alum-owned businesses and the IU Alumni Association’s trusted corporate partners.
For the tea lover
Big T NYC, the world’s first couture tea brand, was founded by Theresa Krier, MBA’09, in 2013. This online shop offers “calorie-free, delicious, and wellness-enhancing” tea sachets, loose-leaf teas, and cold brew iced teas.
At checkout, use IUALUM30 for 30% off sitewide. Promo code valid through Dec. 31, 2023.
For the movie buff
In 2018, Meredith McGriff, MA’14, PhD’16, and her husband, Thomas DeCarlo, launched Hoosier Films. For $18 a year, subscribers can access hours of content created by Indiana filmmakers.
For the grill master
Rodney Robinson, BS’98, Lathay Pegues, BAJ’00, and Terrell Cooper, BA’05, started JohnTom’s BBQ back in 2006 after years of trying to recreate a secret family recipe. Bottled in Indianapolis, the company now sells four flavors—original, Hoosier Heat, Peppered Gold, and Sneaky Hot.
At checkout, use HOOSIERS for 25% off your order. Promo code valid through Dec. 10, 2023.
If you’re a Prime member, the code can also be used when purchasing JohnTom’s products on Amazon.
For the foodie
Carly Swift, BA’96, and Mandy (Swift) Selke, BS’97, founded Just Pop In! in 2003. The gourmet popcorn company offers flavors such as Bavarian cheese and ale pretzel, dark chocolate sea salt, and spicy pepper pickle.
At checkout, use IUALUM25 for 25% off your order. Promo code valid through Dec. 11, 2023.
For the candle enthusiast
The New Savant, a modern scent studio that creates handmade candles, was co-founded by Erica Anderson, BAJ’06, in 2020. Can’t decide on a scent? Purchase the brand’s discovery set, which includes eight tealights.
At checkout, use ALLFORYOULGBTQ for 15% off your order of $38 or more. Promo code valid through Dec. 31, 2023.
For the Hoosiers’ biggest fan
Homefield Apparel, launched in 2018 by Connor Hitchcock, BS’16, creates unique, vintage-inspired collegiate swag for more than 150 colleges and universities across the country. Of course, IU is their No. 1 selling school.
At checkout, use IUALUM15 for 15% off your order. Promo code valid through Dec. 11, 2023.
For the jewelry collector
Kyle Cavan is a women-owned business that offers jewelry inspired by IU’s iconic symbols and colors.
At checkout, use IUGIFT to get 15% off your order. Promo code valid through Dec. 31, 2023.
For the self-care guru
In 2021, sorority sisters Nicole “Nikki” (Porter) Lapidus, BGS’99, MS’07; Renee (Panicco) McGrath, BS’00; Kathleen “Kat” (Stewart) McPeek, BA’99; and Darcie (Lehmann) Cohn, BS’99, co-founded East Third Collective. This online shop is a place where customers can build their own gift boxes filled with self-care goodies (and so much more) from small businesses around the country.
At checkout, use IUALUM2023 for 20% off your order. Promo code valid through Dec. 31, 2023.
East Third Collective also offers corporate gifting. For $500 off your order, fill out the ETC Gift Consulting form and note that you’re an IU alum to receive the discount. Minimum order of $2500 is required.
For the bookworm
There are dozens of IU authors. Some have written children’s books, while some have penned best-selling thrillers. Check out who we’ve interviewed so far and read an excerpt from their books.
For the coffee connoisseur
Rod Johnson, BA’10, and his co-founder, Pernell Cezar, launched BLK & Bold, a specialty coffee and tea company, in 2018. Five percent of the business’s total proceeds go toward programs supporting youth in need.
At checkout, use IUPRIDE for 25% off your entire order. Can’t combine with other discounts. Promo code valid through Dec. 11, 2023.
For the admirer of art
Whether you want a watercolor of your childhood home or your four-legged friend, Skye Lee Smith, BAE’15, will paint it for you. Or you can purchase her ready-made artwork from her Etsy shop, Lovely Homes By Skye.
At checkout, use LOVELY15 for 15% off your order. Promo code valid through Dec. 31, 2023.
For the news consumer
Five days a week, Erica Mandy, BAJ’07, provides all the news you need to know in roughly 10 minutes on The NewsWorthy podcast. Become an “insider” for $5 a month and get the show ad-free.
For the outdoor enthusiast
Brian Carraway, BS’07, is the founder of Flying Squirrel Outfitters—a sustainable hammock and bag business that provides seamstresses in small villages across Northern Thailand with fair wages and flexible hours.
For the class of 2024 grad
A Herff Jones diploma frame is the perfect gift for the soon-to-be IU grad in your life.
At checkout, use IUHLY for 15% off all IU frames. Promo code valid through Dec. 31, 2023. The code will only work at the Herff Jones link provided.