HOLIDAY "HOT" LIST

50. Lela Ray Gold Snaffle Bit Silver Cuff

December 21, 2017

This is a gorgeous silver adjustable cuff bracelet that can be worn daily to work or with your derby dress! Everyone loves this style and its ageless beauty.  You can pick this beautiful gift up today at The Keeneland Shop!

49. Laundry Duties at Your Service

December 21, 2017

The perfect gift for that busy lifestyle!  Splash ‘Em Out Laundry is located in Lexington, Richmond and now Nicholasville KY and they take care of all of your laundry needs, big or small. Services include wash-n-fold, self services facilities, free pick-up and delivery, fire restoration, ironing, horse blankets and more. Can you believe it?  Call them at one of their locations today!

48. Kentucky Rocks! Ice Cube Trays and Barware

December 21, 2017

Ummm, are these not the cutest?  Imagine your next party with these little cubes floating in your cocktails.  I just love these!  Get your Kentucky ice cubes today. Also, check out their bar glasses and accessories.  Click here for locations.

47. Private Kentucky Bourbon Tastings at The Owl's Nest

December 21, 2017

For fans of Kentucky Bourbon, the Bourbon distilleries are a must see! But, if you truly want to develop a taste for fine Kentucky Bourbon, The Innkeeper’s personalized private Bourbon Tasting with Dixon at Beaumont Inn is the only way to go. They have more than 75 different bourbons! To treat your loved one to this unique experience, click here for details.

46. Stuarto's Oils

December 21, 2017

Stuarto's Olive Oil Company specializes in imported extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and specialty oils from award-winning artisan and small-run producers around the world. With over 40 oils and vinegars all on tap to choose from, you can find the perfect one for that chef in your family!

45. Float Tank from Source on High

December 21, 2017

Tam and I are dying to try this... float tanks that have built in speaker systems that allows live streaming from your cellphone, enjoy guided meditation, nature sequences, and other music alike, or just plain old silence while you relax and float. What a cool way to get away from the world and the hectic holidays. You will be a hero!

44. Cooking Classes from Wild Thyme

December 21, 2017

Wild Thyme is a unique culinary experience in Lexington Kentucky which offers cooking classes to children, adults, and private groups in a state of the art kitchen studio.  It's a unique gift for those love cooking or just want to learn. 

43. Earthy Brown Shaving Soap

December 21, 2017

No someone who has an amazing beard?  Here is the gift for them - all natural shaving soap made right here in Kentucky! We told you Kentucky does it all! For a list of where you can find their products, click here!

42. Old Kentucky Himalayan Sea Salt Potato Chips

December 21, 2017

41. Lexington Pasta

December 21, 2017

For the cooks and pasta lovers in your family, why not purchase the best pasta in town?  From long to short, gnocchi to ravioli, Lexington Pasta has it all! Check out their website for more details!

40. Home Made Ornament

December 21, 2017

No need to go big.  Sometimes all it takes is a little heart to create the perfect gift for your loved ones.  This is surely one of our fav gifts we received this year from our BFF, Jerri.  And it's something we will cherish for years to come.  Head down to your local craft store and pick up a little glitter, paint pens and whatever else you would like to create your one of a kind Christmas ornament! 

39. Blue Heron Vodka Made in Kentucky

December 21, 2017

Kentucky is a bourbon state so it should be of no surprise that we also make Vodka! Blue Heron, the Bourbon Drinker’s Vodka, is made from Wilderness Trail Distillery's Bourbon Whiskey distillate and the only three-grain vodka mash bill we know of! I bought a bottle on my last visit and let me tell you, it was delicious.  Kentucky Proud Blue Heron Vodka is sold at many local liquor stores including Liquor Barn and served in restaurants from Honeywood to Goodfella's Pizzeria. Looking for a holiday drink then visit their website for some amazing cocktail recipes!

38. Kentucky Onesie

December 21, 2017

This has my name all over it!!!  Well, technically Kentucky Widcat's name but this makes the perfect present for those wintertime gals who like to stay warm and look fashionable while doing it. Can't you just see your woman by the fire now?  Get hers at Dick's before they sell out!

37. A Night at The Kentucky Castle

December 21, 2017

Looking for that SUPER, OVER THE TOP gift? Treat your loved one like royalty and book a night at the famous Kentucky Castle. Nestled between majestic horse farms and sprawling bourbon distilleries in Versailles, Kentucky is one of the most intimately luxurious boutique hotel locations in the world.

36. Dirty Dancing Tickets at the Opera House

December 21, 2017

Don't put baby in the corner - in fact take her to the Opera House to see DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.  What a fun and unique Christmas present for your best friend, parents or significant other. 

35. Kentucky Trivia or Bucket List

December 21, 2017

THE BEST KENTUCKY TRIVIA BOOK EVER is the ultimate trivia test about our beloved bluegrass state. It’s all here – from bourbon and basketball, coal and Corvettes™, Lincoln and Loretta – and everything in between. Or how about THE KENTUCKY BUCKET LIST PART 1 OR 2  where you'll find  adventures filled with purpose, meaning, and accomplishment. * Make a mint julep! * Search for lost treasure! * Eat a derby pie! * See a ghost! Lifetime residents and casual visitors alike are guaranteed to find hidden gems  that will help create an adventure of a lifetime, complete with interesting people, places and things that make our state so unique.  You can buy either of these books at pretty much any bookstore in town or from Amazon at the links above!

34. Kentucky Gold State Pendant Necklace

December 21, 2017

Tamara and I are always receiving comments about our Ky necklace... heck even Josh Hopkins liked it!  Don't believe us, check out what he says here.  Or stop in at Kentucky Branded and get one, or two, or three today!  They make the perfect gifts and/or stocking stuffers!

33. Sweet Serenity Massage & Salt Therapy

December 21, 2017

Poor Tamara is plagued with asthma and allergies which is why she is scheduled to try Salt Therapy or Halotherapy next month.  It's an all-natural holistic treatment that mimics the microclimate of a salt cave. Salt Therapy is a type of treatment that is a safe and effective way of using salt’s natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and super absorbent properties to help relieve respiratory and skin conditions such as seasonal allergies, asthma, COPD, eczema, and other various skin and respiratory conditions. Perfect for the sniffle season, give a gift certificate to the Salt Room at Sweet Serenity Massage & Salt Therapy. They are currently running a Christmas Special- 2 visits to the Salt Room for $35. For more details call at (859) 371-SALT or visit our website www.sweetserenitysalt.com.

 

32. Lexington Legends Holiday Ticket Deal

December 21, 2017

Are you and your family a fan of sports?  We sure are!  So what about a Holiday Ticket Deal for the Lexington Legends Baseball team which features Six Flex Box Seat Ticket plus an adjustable cap all for one low price of $48.  You can mix and match and 2018 games.  To check out how you can purchase, click here!

 

31. Adopt - A - Pet

December 21, 2017

The best present I ever gave was to my daughter. Meet Rudy Toots, aka Rudy.  We adopted him last year at Christmas through Pet Smart's Adopt-A-Pet program.  It is the gift that keeps on giving.  Make your family's Christmas the happiest holiday season ever!

30. Equestrian Themed Linens

December 21, 2017

Add subtle equestrian style to your table with equestrian themed linens and table accessories. Perfect for any Kentucky inspired party and the person who loves horses!

29. Twelve Days of Kentucky Christmas

December 21, 2017

When I saw this, I immediately fell in love.  We just have our own way of doing things in Kentucky and this Christmas plate says it all!  Visit the Christmas Gift Shop at the Kentucky Horse Park and pick up a platter for your friend or family member and grab one for yourself while you're at it!  Talk about a great conversation piece at parties! 

28. Salvation Army Angel Tree

December 21, 2017

Do you have that one person in the family that swears they don't want anything for Christmas? Then here is what you do... provide Christmas Dinner for an angel tree family by purchasing a $25.00 gift card at Kroger.  Angel cards will be displayed at area Kroger stores. Customers may simply select a child's angel card, take it to the register and donate $25.00. A receipt for tax deduction purposes will be issued immediately.  Talk about the ultimate non-gift, gift!  And you might just also earn your wings!

26. Nothing Bundt Cakes

December 21, 2017

Do you have a holiday party this weekend and need the perfect gift to take?  This - is - it!  These one of a kind treats are almost too pretty to eat!  If you are in the Lexington area, stop by Nothing Bundt Cakes and get yours today!  You will be the life of the party!

25. Bluegrass Soap

December 18, 2017

A Kentucky shaped soap in "Bluegrass" fragrance from the Moss Hill Bath and Body Collection makes the most adorable gift for any friend, family member or co-worker.  They even have bourbon barrel and personalized monogram soaps. A little something for everyone!  Check them out at mosshill.net.

24. My Old Kentucky Home Smokehouse Bacon Candle

December 18, 2017

Who doesn't love bacon? This smokehouse candle is rich in caramelized sugar, sea salt, and oak tones that give off an aroma akin only to a summer campfire BBQ. And don't we all need a little summertime in this cold?  Also in this My Old Kentucky Home Collection is Tobacco Barn and Red River Gorgeous Candles!  What a cool and unique gift!

23. Kentucky Dog / Cat Lover Tshirt

December 18, 2017

O to the M to the G!  If you know someone who loves dogs or cats, this is the perfect gift.  Applehead City Pet is an organic pet products boutique selling everything from doggie scarves to these adorable tees!  Get yours today!

22. Kentucky Cardinal Snow Globe

December 18, 2017

Do you know anyone why collects snow globes?  I know two!  And these Kentucky winter cardinal snow globes from Miss Behaven in Georgetown, will make the perfect gift for them or for anyone who loves Kentucky!  Or how about starting a collection for your loved one?  It's a thoughtful and unique present for that special someone!

21. Hand-Crafted Cutting Board

December 18, 2017

Is it art or a cutting board?  How about both!  Whether you display these beautiful, hand crafted cutting boards or use them to chop your favorite veggies, this would make the greatest gift for Kentucky loving cooks!  Contact Ky artist, Chris Abdon at chrisadbdon@yahoo.com to order yours today!

20. Alpaca socks

December 12, 2017

Did you know alpaca is warmer than wool, even when wet?  Keep those toes warm this winter and support the Alpaca Haven Farm in Waddy, Kentucky.

19. Henry Brown Bags

December 12, 2017

This company has been a staple in these parts for a long time.  Tam received the Charlie Bucket Bag as a gift a long time ago and still carries it around.  And who doesn't love a monogram?

18. Ziplining passes

December 12, 2017

Something Leigh and I will be doing next spring if I can get her to overcome her fear of heights.  Ziplining in one of KY's most beautiful places, the Red River Gorge.  Give an experience that will have you soaring high! 

17. Merry Christmas, Y'all

December 04, 2017

Tam loves books, so she wanted to have one for the kids on the HHL.  This fun tale follows along as Santa looks all over Kentucky for the perfect gifts:  gold from Ft. Knox, candy from Rebecca Ruth and coal for the naughty boys and girls from Floyd County.

16. Tobacco Stick Kentucky Wall Art

December 11, 2017

This custom, hand-made Tobacco Stick Kentucky Wall Art, makes the perfect Christmas present for any Kentuckian. It measures 16 " tall and 37" wide from Fulton Co to Pike Co. but order yours fast while there is time to ship for the holidays!  For ordering details contact samevansdesigns@gmail.com

15. DVD Double Pack – The Team & Out Of The Blue

December 04, 2017

We love our Cats and what better gift to give a fan than this DVD Double Pack documentary of the 1996 and 1998 Kentucky Basketball team.  This year's release, Out Of The Blue chronicles the 1998 Kentucky Basketball team and their unlikely rise to the NCAA National Championship. With in depth interviews with Coach Tubby Smith and players this story was unlikely, more so than most people realize. How cool is that?  Click the link to see how you can get yours!

14. Kentucky Bourbon Chocolates

December 04, 2017

These delicious bourbon-infused candies and chocolates are different from most other bourbon candies because they focus equally on the confection and on the bourbon.  What’s more, they pick chocolates that accent the character of the bourbons they use.  Tam and I fell in love with these at this year's KY Bourbon Affair in Louisville and so will you!

13. The Henry Clay Leather Wallet

December 04, 2017

Named after Kentucky statesman, Henry Clay, this finely crafted leather pocket wallet from Louisville-based Steurer & Co. will make any gentleman on your list happy.

12. UK Bourbon-Style Side Table

December 04, 2017

What do you get the UK fan who has everything?  How about a functional side table that honors both UK and Kentucky's love of bourbon?  This unique item can be found at Fan Outfitters in the Tates Creek Shopping Center, Lexington, Kentucky.  

11. Reclaimed Spirits Bourbon Bottle Lamps

December 04, 2017

We love the idea of repurposing and giving new life to an old object.  What a great way to recycle all of your old bourbon bottles!  We found these at Gathered Mercantile in Versailles, located in the old Amsden bank building which itself has been brought back to life by owners, The Riddles, and is a fantastic place to sip some coffee and shop for Kentucky treasures.  

10. S & D Shooting Range Gift Card

November 27, 2017

How about an experience?  Tam and I went shooting for the first time this year and we had a blast!  If you have a gun lover, hunter or someone who wants to learn about guns on your gift-giving list this year, try out sanddindoorrange.com.  They are the best!

9. Critchfield Steaks

November 27, 2017

Want the gift for that hard to buy man in your life?  How about USDA Choice Beef!  They have everything from Ribeye, to NY Strip to Filet Mignon, and they can be shipped directly to your house!  They also carry Pork, Lamb, and Bakery items for those who have a sweet tooth!  Try it today!

8. Sippy Wine Cup

November 27, 2017

Three good reasons wine lovers will love this gift:

1.  No bugs in your wine at outdoor parties.

2.  No fear of red wine on that perfect outfit or your boss's carpet at the annual Christmas party.

3.  Cuts down the yelling at dinner when the kids knock your glass over!

So run out to lexcorkandbarrel.com (our fav wine shop) and get yours today!

7. AppleCreek Treats

November 27, 2017

We fell in love with the Kentucky Hot Brown Sauce  (www.kentuckyhotbrownsauce.com) over the summer, and now they have partnered with AppleCreek Specialty Foods (www.applecreeksf.com) to satisfy the foodie in all of us! How about some bourbon marinade or cinnamon whiskey chocolate sauce?  The ideas are endless!  A perfect hostess gift!  

6. Vintage Bourbon Label Cufflinks

November 27, 2017

What every Kentucky gentleman should own -- cufflinks made from vintage bourbon labels that show off not only his unique fashion sense, but his pride in the Bluegrass State.  And, like bourbon itself, he can wear them neat or with ice.

5. Bourbon Barrel Jewelry

November 19, 2017

These bourbon barrel-tipped bracelets remind us of our awesome time at the KY Bourbon Affair.  Pay homage to Kentucky's most famous export and gift one to yourself and a friend. 

4. Spartina Planner

November 19, 2017

As Old Ben Franklin once said,  “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Give these Spartina planners from Violets Gifts to all your buds, as well as to yourself! 

3. Hourglass Lash and Skin Bar Gift Certificate

November 19, 2017

Every girl wants long eye lashes, so why not surprise your loved one with a gift card from Hourglass?  Talk about getting major Brownie points! Check out their website to learn more!

2. Phil Paige Photography

November 19, 2017

We are huge, I mean huge fans of Phil Paige's Kentucky photography. Phil Paige is a lifelong educator, outdoor enthusiast and photographer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region and the hills to the east. His work focuses on landscapes primarily of Kentucky and the Southern Appalachians which is why we love his work so much.  He is the best at capturing Kentucky beauty.  Leigh is fortunate to have one of his acrylic wall pictures and let me just say, it's stunning.  The attached image doesn't do it justice.  We encourage you to check out Phil's website at philpaigephotography.com and order yours today!!  It's the perfect gift for anyone!

1. LipSense

November 19, 2017

What girl doesn't want the perfect lips?  One that stays on throughout the entire day; when you drink, eat and even kiss!  LipSense comes in so many colors and it's the perfect gift for any woman!  Don't know what color to choose?  No problem.  That's what Robin is for.  She can help you figure out the perfect shade!  We love LipSense.  It's not only a great and unique gift but makes the perfect stocking stuffer!  Prices are reasonable, the quality high and the product long lasting.  You can click on the picture to order or click the Learn More button to read our more detailed write up on the product!

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