College football bowl season officially kicks off on Dec. 15 in Atlanta, Georgia with the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl between North Carolina A&T and Alcorn State at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The College Football Playoff semifinal games will air on Saturday, Dec. 29. This year, the semifinals will take place in the Capital One Orange Bowl and Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.
Bowl season concludes with the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T takes place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
With bowl season just around the corner, it’s time to look at the bowl game gifts each and every player will receive for participating in their respective bowl game.
As is always the case, some bowl gifts are better than others, with players in the bigger, higher profile games receiving better gifts. From fanny packs to gift cards, watches and an “iconic gift” for national championship participants, there is plenty of swag to go around.
Of course, to ensure the gifts satisfy NCAA rules, the gift packages cannot be worth more than $550.
The complete college football bowl gift guide can be seen below, via Sports Business Daily.
AutoNation Cure Bowl (Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m.) — Tulane vs. Louisiana ¦ Holloway Force jacket; sunglasses with carry case; Energizer powerbank; duffle bag; Pebble Beach slides; dopp kit; Sportek long-sleeve contender T-shirt; cap
New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 15, 2 p.m.) — North Texas vs. Utah State ¦ Gift suite; Oakley Jupiter Squared sunglasses; Oakley 5 Speed backpack; Bluetooth speaker; water bottle; beanie; Montgomery pen; Pacific Headwear trucker’s cap
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m.) — Fresno State vs. Arizona State ¦ Gift suite; collectible Las Vegas item TBD; dad hat; beanie; fanny pack
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl (Dec. 15, 5:30 p.m.) — Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan ¦ Gift suite; Fossil watch; Samsonite rolling duffle bag; beanie; Big Game football
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Dec. 15, 9 p.m.) — Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State ¦ Gift suite; Fossil watch
Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl (Dec. 18, 7 p.m.) — UAB vs. Northern Illinois ¦ Gift suite; drawstring backpack; beach towel; football
DXL Frisco Bowl (Dec. 19, 8 p.m.) — San Diego State vs. Ohio ¦ Gift suite; Justin cowboy hat; beanie cap; coin; pin; Big Game football
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl (Dec. 20, 8 p.m.) — Marshall vs. South Florida ¦ Gift suite
Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl (Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. ) FIU vs. Toledo ¦ Gift suite; Yeti rambler; string backpack; board shorts; towel; pin
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Dec. 21, 4 p.m.) Western Michigan vs. BYU ¦ Gift suite; Oakley backpack; hydroflask; beanie
Jared Birmingham Bowl (Dec. 22, noon) Memphis vs. Wake Forest ¦ Gift suite; Oakley backpack or sunglasses; cooling hoodie; football
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl (Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m.) Houston vs. Army ¦ Gift suite; Bluetooth speaker helmet; football
Dollar General Bowl (Dec. 22, 7 p.m.) Buffalo vs. Troy ¦ Yamaha sound bar with built-in subwoofer; Timely Watch Co. watch; Maui Jim sunglasses; Wilson game ball
SoFi Hawai’i Bowl (Dec. 22, 10:30 p.m.) Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii ¦ Electronics gift suite; Oakley backpack; Oakley sunglasses; Tori Richard aloha shirt; shorts/swim trunks; performance T-shirt; beach towel
Servpro First Responder Bowl (Dec. 26, 1:30 p.m.) Boston College vs. Boise State ¦ Gift suite; RFID-blocking Ridge wallet; Big Game football
Quick Lane Bowl (Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m.) Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech ¦ $175 Best Buy gift card; JBL E55BT over-ear wireless headphones; life-sized Fathead decal for each participant of his likeness; backpack; shirts; mini helmet; football
Cheez-It Bowl (Dec. 26, 9 p.m.) California vs. TCU ¦ Fossil watch with engraved caseback; JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker; Baggo bag toss tailgate cornhole set; Yeti Roadie 20 cooler; Yeti rambler; dry duffel bag; RuMe reveal quart bag; Branded Bills cap; Dollar Shave Club starter set
Walk-On’s Independence Bowl (Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m.) Temple vs. Duke ¦ Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. watch; New Era skull cap; football
New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m.) Miami vs. Wisconsin ¦ A variety of New Era products
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Dec. 27, 9 p.m.) Baylor vs. Vanderbilt ¦ Gift suite; Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card; Adidas backpack; belt buckle
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m.) Purdue vs. Auburn ¦ Gift suite; Fossil watch
Camping World Bowl (Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m.) West Virginia vs. Syracuse ¦ $400 Best Buy gift card; Ogio backpack with luggage tag; Fossil watch
Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 28, 9 p.m.) Iowa State vs. Washington State ¦ $425 Amazon gift card; Fossil watch; mini helmet; team panoramic photo
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 29, noon) Florida vs. Michigan ¦ $300 Vanilla Visa gift card; Fossil watch; Mophie Powerstation XL; Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker (3rd generation); football
Belk Bowl (Dec. 29, noon) South Carolina vs. Virginia ¦ Shopping trip to Belk department store; Fossil watch
Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl (Dec. 29, 1:15 p.m.) Arkansas State vs. Nevada ¦ Ghostek backpack with a power bank and external USB port; Beats Budst; Fire Kindle with built-in Alexa; hydroflask; cooling towel; Frito Lay products in each bag
Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman (Dec. 31, noon) Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech ¦ Dell Mobile Projector M318WL; $100 Amex Gift Card; ISlides
Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 31, 2 p.m.) Stanford vs. Pittsburgh ¦ Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. watch; Majestic fleece pullover; Ogio Excelsior backpack; Under Armour cap; coin
Redbox Bowl (Dec. 31, 3 p.m.) Michigan State vs. Oregon ¦ Fossil watch; Timbuktu backpack; Roku; headphones; Redbox Bowl merchandise
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m.) Missouri vs. Oklahoma State ¦ Shopping trip to Memphis’ Bass Pro Shops; Bose SoundLink micro Bluetooth speaker; Bulova watch; Nike athletic shoes; sport sandals; backpack and sunglasses; football
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl (Dec. 31, 7 p.m.) Northwestern vs. Utah ¦ Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era cap
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.) NC State vs. Texas A&M ¦ Fossil watch; Maui Jim sunglasses; Amazon Echo; ISlides; SIC tumbler; dopp kit
Outback Bowl (Jan. 1, noon) Mississippi State vs. Iowa ¦ Fossil watch; Jostens ring; $125 Best Buy gift card; Outback Steakhouse Gift card; hat
VRBO Citrus Bowl (Jan. 1, 1 p.m.) Kentucky vs. Penn State ¦ $400 Best Buy gift card; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack with luggage tag
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Jan. 1, 1 p.m.) LSU vs. UCF ¦ PS4 gift package; Fossil watch with engraved caseback; Ogio X-Fit backpack
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Jan. 1, 5 p.m.) Washington vs. Ohio State ¦ Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; New Era 9Fifty adjustable hat
Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m.) Texas vs. Georgia ¦ Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era cap; Rock ’Em socks; cufflinks
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Dec. 29, 4 p.m.) Clemson vs. Notre Dame ¦ Would not disclose gifts
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl (Dec. 29, 8 p.m.) Alabama vs. Oklahoma ¦ Gift suite; Tourneau watch; personalized bobblehead of each student-athlete; sling bag
College Football Playoff National Championship (Jan. 7, 8 p.m.) ¦ Would not disclose gifts