Create Springtime Memories With our Gift Notebooks and Oxford City Souvenirs

Spring is officially here in Oxford. The birds are out, the outdoors is beckoning, and the sunshine is gracing us more often than it has in many cold months.

Whether you’re a local or visiting from out of town, there’s no better time to make memories in this delightful city. And what better way to commemorate your visit than with some unique souvenirs that are both fun and functional?

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Long days outdoors

University Parks are a hot spot during the warmer months. University students, locals and tourists alike can enjoy various activities, leafy green lawns and long walks from dawn to dusk. When enjoying these great outdoors, it’s good to go analogue and stay hydrated. 

The Varsity Shop has a range of water bottles and notebooks to keep you content outside all day long.

The Dreaming Spires or Multi Crests Drink Bottles are a stylish, practical, eco-friendly accessory made from high-quality stainless steel, with double-walled vacuum insulation that keeps drinks hot or cold for hours. Both hold 500ml, perfect for use on the go, whether out exploring or at the gym or office.

Spring Time Souvenirs


The Dreaming Spires bottle features a unique design that celebrates the architecture of the historic city of Oxford, with the famous “dreaming spires” motif emblazoned on the front. For the University enthusiast, the Multi Crests bottle has a variety of colourful crests from different universities printed all over.

To capture all of your springtime dreams or to get some work or homework done in the sunshine, our range of notebooks makes a great Oxford City souvenir.

The City of Dreaming Spires or Oxford University College Crests notebooks are spiral A5 pads, including a pen, so you’re ready to write. Or, if you like the formal Oxford University notebook style, our official Oxford University notebook comes in either A5 or A6. 

Springtime = family time

The Varsity Shop Oxford University souvenirs are inclusive of all ages, including babies and young kids—aspiring College attendees in their earliest years.

For the smallest in the family, our Baby Grows come in white, pink and navy with Oxford University branding on the front. And for the bigger small kids, our children’s range of embroidered sweatshirts, full zip hoodies and pullover hoodies will keep your kids cosy from spring through to the following winter. All feature the Oxford University branding on the front for your kids to show off their springtime visit to the beautiful city of Oxford.


“Our personal Springtime favourite product has to be the Oxford University Bear. It’s cute, suitable for all ages and makes for a great present suitable for those visiting with you or those you’re returning to after your trip to Oxford.” – The Varsity Shop Team

Our teddies are so popular that there is a whole range available at our store. We have the Oxford Bow Bear, sporting a sophisticated Oxford bow with Union Jack details in its ears and paws. The Oxford Jumper Bear is keeping cosy with our tiniest Oxford pullover jumper, and the Oxford Teddy Bear takes on a more casual style with one of our dashing yet uber-comfortable hoodies. 

Whether you’re in Oxford for a visit or want to represent your University with fun and functional accessories, The Varsity Shop has all your personal shopping and gift-giving covered. Come in and visit the shop for inspiration or visit us online.