Terrace Views

Give the Gift of the Wisconsin Union This Holiday Season

Searching for meaningful, memorable gifts for your family and friends can sometimes feel like an impossible feat. Shopping online always seems to lead to steep shipping fees, but waiting for the perfect gift to jump out at you while shopping in-store often leads to disappointment or stress.

That’s where we, at the Wisconsin Union, want to come to the rescue! Gone are the days of worrying about the lack of personalized gifts, because the Union has something for everyone to enjoy, ranging from cozy clothes and gift boxes to theater tickets and Wisconsin Union membership. We’ve put together this guide for all of your gift-giving needs this holiday season. 

Terrace memorabilia from the Terrace Store

Our beloved Terrace chairs may have gone into hibernation until spring, but the spirit of the Terrace hasn’t gone anywhere. Make it Terrace season all year long by giving your loved ones merchandise from the Terrace Store! The best part? The Terrace Store offers free shipping on most Store items!

Know someone who’s longing for summer during these cold days? Give them a cool sunburst zip-up hoodie or Wisconsin Union fleece joggers, and they’ll think of you and the Terrace whenever they cozy up with their comfy new clothes and a mug of hot cocoa this winter. 

The Alumni gift box

The perfect gift is just one click away with our wide selection of Terrace gift boxes. These boxes include a variety of fun Terrace memorabilia that will bring a smile to any Terrace lover’s face. Choose from the Langdon, the Mendota, the Day Tripper or the Alumni to find the box that best suits your giftee.

There’s no shame in pretending it’s summer on the Terrace all the time by purchasing some of our mini Terrace furniture. Mini Terrace chairs are available in red, orange, yellow, green, as well as a limited edition cow print design. Pair these chairs with a mini Terrace table and let your loved ones recreate the magic of the Terrace from the comfort of their own home. These are popular items for the work desks of alumni and Terrace lovers. 

You can purchase these items and many more from the Terrace Store this holiday season. 

Union membership

Do you have a Union lover in your life who isn’t a member yet but loves visiting Union South and Memorial Union for our dining options, events and activities? Give them the gift of a lifetime with a Union membership. Union members enjoy discounted rates on Wisconsin Union Theater tickets, rentals and activities with Sett Recreation, art classes with Wheelhouse Studios, equipment rentals with Outdoor UW, rooms at the Wisconsin Union Hotel and Club Suites and Van Galder round trip bus tickets to Chicago.

You can purchase an annual membership for only $55 or a lifetime membership for $275. Bonus: if you’re already a lifetime member, you can surprise your spouse or partner and add them to your lifetime membership for only $75! Learn more about membership options here

Union Theater tickets

The Wisconsin Union Theater has a wide range of performances all year long, so there’s guaranteed to be an event for every kind of theater-goer in your life. 

Sphinx Virtuosi perform in Shannon Hall as part of the Wisconsin Union Concert Series on Sept. 30, 2021. Photo by Amadou Kromah

Know a classical music lover? Get them a ticket to one of our Concert Series events. In early 2022, we will have remarkable performances by Third Coast Percussion + Movement Art Is, the Brentano String Quartet, Pacho Flores and the esteemed Renée Fleming

If you want to go above and beyond with your gift, you can give your loved one an unforgettable date night by pairing a theater ticket with the promise of a meal at one of the Union’s many delicious dining options. 

Union gift card

Recipients of a Union gift card can use it for whatever their heart desires at the Union. Gift cards are available in amounts of $25, $50, or $100, and can be used towards food at any Union dining location; Union gifts and Terrace gear from Badger Markets in Union South and Memorial Union; art classes at Wheelhouse Studios; climbing, bowling, or billiards at Sett Recreation; or Wisconsin Union Theater tickets. 

Gift cards are available for purchase from the Terrace Store

Winter gear

Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale in 2015

With winter almost upon us, now is the perfect time to help your friends and family stock up on winter gear. Whether you know an outdoor enthusiast or know someone who’s always wanted to try out a winter sport, the Hoofer Ski and Snowboard Resale is the perfect place to find discounted high quality winter equipment for them to enjoy. This year’s Resale will take place Dec. 4-5 in Union South’s Varsity Hall. 

Stop by the Resale and choose from equipment such as downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, boots, helmets, goggles, poles, jackets, mittens and much more! Learn more about the Resale here

We hope this guide has given you a head start on gift giving this year. Learn more about all the wonderful opportunities and events the Union has to offer at union.wisc.edu.

Author: Abby Synnes

Share This Post On