2021 HOLIDAY "HOT" LIST
Who needs a reindeer when you have a thoroughbred!
We've traveled around the state and have encountered several amazing finds. We believe these treasures make excellent holiday gifts!
50. Donation to Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
December 22, 2021
Give the gift of support this year to those who need it most. Donate in the name of a loved one by sending your charitable contribution to the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund. All donations are tax-deductible and donors will receive a receipt for tax purposes after donating. It's the best way to show Christmas spirt?
49. Dinner at Barn8
December 21, 2021
Looking for a new dining experience? Purchase a gift card from Barn8 of Hermitage Farm and enjoy a menu of seasonal selections created from vegetables grown on the farm as well as other locally sourced and farm-raised products. They also offer a Bourbon Bar & Lounge, located inside Barn8 Restaurant which provides bourbons from every distillery on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, plus exceptional small-batch selections and an assortment of unique craft distilleries.
47. Staycation at a Tree House
December 20, 2021
Living in a tree house, even if its just for the weekend, can have a powerful effect on your perspective of the world. Just being close to life in the canopy is tranquil and breath taking. Get your loved one an experience they will never forget this holiday season!
46. Kentucky Illustrated Deck of Cards
December 19, 2021
We are loving these Kentucky card decks highlighting 52 people whose accomplishments help tell a new story of our state’s intellectual and cultural capital of the Bluegrass state. What a great way to educate your kids. These make the best stocking stuffers!
44. Bourbon Society Membership
December 17, 2021
Do you know someone who loves bourbon as much as I do? Get them a membership with a Bourbon Society, There are several bourbon society's in the state of Kentucky but our favorite is the Lexington Bourbon society. With over 200 members, LBS shares the industry's finest, working hard to provide a fun and engaging membership experience. From private barrel picks and tastings to charity events and exclusive discounts at various stores and distilleries, they've got you covered throughout the year!
42. Chess Board/Checker Board
December 15, 2021
Beautiful handcrafted chess or checker board made from locally sourced Kentucky hardwood. Boards are finished with homemade paste containing natural mineral oil and beeswax.
This Kentucky made product was handcrafted in the Iron Bridge Woodshop (IBW), where currently or formerly homeless men and others meet to craft handmade products from locally sourced wood. IBW is an initiative of Six Treasures Ministries, a Lexington nonprofit seeking to build life-giving relationships with the homeless and poor. Proceeds from sales go directly to support the work of Six Treasures Ministries.
40. Mint Julep Candle
December 14, 2021
The mint julep scent is beautifully balanced between a rich Kentucky bourbon fragrance that contains both fruity and woodsy notes on a vanilla musk background, and a crisp, refreshing mint fragrance. We love this Kentucky crafted gift from Julep Candle Company! Pick yours up today!
39. Tickets to New Kids on the Block
December 13, 2021
NKOTB will hit the stage on the MixTape Tour 2022 to perform fan favorite #1 hits like “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” and “Step By Step” while tour mates Salt-N-Pepa (“Push It,” “Shoop,” “Whatta Man”), Rick Astley (“Never Gonna Give You Up,” “Together Forever”) and En Vogue (“Don’t Let Go [Love],” “Free Your Mind,” “Give It Up, Turn It Loose”) keep the party going with music that catapulted them to stardom and solidified their places in music history. Coming in July to Rupp Arena, this will be a gift that 80's and 90's music fans will love!
38. A Staycation at a Kentucky Penthouse
December 12, 2021
Air B&B has too many amenities to list. Check out our blog to find out why this is the best gift ever or click below to book your stay!
37. DryBar Hair Styling or Membership
December 11, 2021
Peace, love & blowouts! There is nothing better than a blowout and what better way to spoil your loved one with a relaxing day at the salon! With locations in Louisville and Lexington, DryBar is the perfect gift for the lady in your life! They also have memberships available to provide savings, benefits and annual gifts all year round!
35. Stadium Spot College Stadium Bolster Dog Bed w/ Removable Cover
December 9, 2021
If you or your pet is a huge college sports fan, this is the bed for you: the StadiumSpot College Stadium Bolster Dog Bed w/ Removable Cover. Always made with safe, high-quality materials, this bed is a great way to make your four-pawed family member comfortable and display your team pride. These beds are available in a variety of sizes and team logos to fit any pet and any superfan.
34. Make a Wish Donation
December 8, 2021
A wish begins with hope. And hope begins with you. Give the gift of giving and making someone's dream come true. Whether it's Make a Wish, or another charitable organization, giving to others in need is the true spirit of Christmas.
32. Staycation at Elwood Hotel
December 6, 2021
Give the gift of experience. Stepping into Elwood, and you step into that unique yet familiar space. A place where you want to stay, set in a community you want to explore. From that first greeting to that last drink at the bar, guests feel at home. It's the perfect present for that someone you want to impress.
December 5, 2021
Looking for a hostest gift? How about the fresh, crisp flavors of this unique wine. Wine-o-Rita, made by Forest Edge Winery in Shepherdsville, KY is served chilled, blended with ice, or on the rocks in a salted rimmed glass to bring out the bold lime flavor. Order now!
30. BBall Months Hood Fleece
December 4, 2021
January, February, Kentucky, April; the only months that matter in Kentucky! Help your loved one to show off their Bluegrass basketball pride with this KY BBall Months hooded fleece sweatshirt from Kentucky Branded.
29. HOLLY JOLLY 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
December 3, 2021
it's the most wonderful time of the year so why not purchase HOLLY JOLLY Essential Oil Blend by Violet and Hazel! You'll be hearing sleigh bells and sipping eggnog in no time with this aroma in the air! Add a few drops to a diffuser or with a carrier oil, inhale and apply to the temples, under the nose chest, and bottoms of feet for added health benefits. It makes for a terrific gift or stocking stuffer.
27. Sunset over the Bluegrass Original Painting
December 1, 2021
What's more gorgeous than a Kentucky sunset over a horse farm? Nothing which is why we can't get enough of Kentucky artist Bre Kort. This is an awesome gift that lasts a lifetime. Pick up yours today!
24. Set of 4 Hand-Etched KY Bourbon Glasses
November 28, 2021
We can't help but love these 10 oz. bourbon rocks glasses from Idly Wyld Crafts. These are perfect for serving your favorite drinks during your regular happy hour, birthday, wedding, or other important events!
This set of 4 includes iconic Kentucky symbols including a state silhouette, jockey silk, a racehorse, and a beautiful script KY. Get yours today!
20. Kentucky Wine Bottle Stopper
November 24, 2021
Does anyone in your family enjoy a glass of wine every once in a while? This Kentucky shaped wine bottle opener from Kentucky Made and More is the perfect gift for wine drinkers. The stopper is made from a repurposed bourbon barrel and is the perfect piece that wine lovers need in their homes.
November 23, 2021
Anyone will be tickled pink to get some gourmet popcorn from Mrs. Rogers’ Popcorn and Sweet Shoppe in Versailles, KY in their stocking this year. Lovingly handmade in small batches, this popcorn is the most decadent thing you can put in your mouth! Just be sure get a bag to keep for yourself!
18. Bourbon Barrel iPhone Cases
November 22, 2021
Show your bourbon pride with this iPhone case from Kentucky Supply Company. They are Case Mate tough and will protect your phone from water, dust and shock. With a variety of sizes to accommodate your particular model, your phone will become a conversation piece.
17. Rupp Arena 16x20 Print
November 21, 2021
Looking for that perfect gift for that UK fan in your life? Look no more. Keeneland Mercantile has this amazing custom print by Kentucky artist Kayla Weber Nord. This 16x20 beauty will enhance any room in the house. Also, great for the office! Go Cats! Click below for details.
16. Shelby Horse Supply Custom Key Chain
November 20, 2021
Never misplace your keys! This beautiful, custom made leather key chain with engraved lettering is too pretty to lose! Pick up one for your family member today at Shelby Horse Supply in Shelbyville. They have many colors and sizes to choose from!
15. Beauty of KY 2022 Calendar
November 19, 2021
We adore this Bluegrass inspired calendar by Jeff Rogers featuring the beautiful seasons of Kentucky! It's a perfect gift for anyone!
This calendar includes a cover image plus one image for each month that illustrates the beauty of what we locals call the beautiful Bluegrass region.
14. Hand Embroidered State Hat
November 18, 2021
How cute is this hand embroidered baseball cap with a floral patterned state made by Lexington based, A Green Daisy! Each one is completely individual and unique. If you want specific flower or state outline colors, please specify in the personalization section!
Hats are unisex, unstructured 6 panel pigment-dyed with either velcro or a buckle on the back (depending on hat availability) for an adjustable and comfortable fit. Hats and embroidery are of highest quality!
13. Safety Safari Children's Book
November 17, 2021
Written by Kentucky native, JoEllen Wilhoite, Safety Safari is a wonderful interactive book that helps children learn to evaluate and respond to ambiguous situations…to know whom to trust and how to find help wherever it may be. The book encourages parents, guardians and educators to read the book with their children, role play with them, examine the illustrations closely, and help their children practice what to say and how to respond. Children should have every advantage when faced with the unknown.
12. Wigglewow Premium Natural Oat-Bacon Dog Treats
November 16, 2021
Give your friends and family who have precious pups, Wigglewow premium, natural treats! No need to worry about any harmful additives or man-made substances in our bag of approximately 30 delicious bacon flavored treats. Owned and operated in Pee Wee Valley, KY, this local company provides healthy and delicious food for our furry friends!
11. Blessing Jar With 36 Blessings
November 15, 2021
Thanksgiving is not the only day to be thankful! Purchase your loved one this glazed ceramic jar from Bardstown's Rachelle Danielle Rose Gifts & Decor that encourages you to "count your blessings." It includes a drawstring bag of 24 blank cards to fill out and add to the jar and 12 cards with uplifting sentiments. 6" diam. x 7" h (with lid). A great gift for everyone!
10. Beard Oil
November 14, 2021
Does your man sport a mustache and/or beard? Is it scratchy and smelly? He needs beard oil from Us Soap and Body. Their beard oil will tame the wildest follicles and leave it smelling fresh and clean. The Kentucky proud oils will help minimize breakouts, reduce or eliminate dandruff, and provide nutrients to the skin. It comes in a variety of scents: Tranquil, Morning Woods, Southern Woods, and Woods. Give the gift of good skin and hair with beard oil from the fine gents at Us Soap and Body.
9. Hook It Up Car Customs Remote Starter
November 13, 2021
Baby, it's getting cold outside which makes the remote car starter, the perfect gift this holiday season. I got mine this month and I absolutely love it. No more mornings scraping wind shields and freezing to death. Locally owned, Hook It Up Car Customs, not only exemplifies top quality service, they are fast, efficient and priced right. Get yours today. Your loved one will love it!
8. Custom Santa Tray By Bad Moms Crafts
November 12, 2021
We are loving these state crew neck sweatshirts created by Berea-based company The White Stitch. All shirts are handmade and take three weeks to receive so order fast!
7. Custom Santa Tray By Bad Moms Crafts
November 11, 2021
Check out this adorable Santa Tray made by Bad Moms Crafts and you can start a yearly tradition customized for your family kids...‘twas the night before Christmas and we scrambled to leave treats for Santa and the reindeer."
Hand painted on 1/4” birch and customized just for you so no two items are exactly alike.
15” round tray with handles and sealed so it lasts for years to come. Click below for details!
6. The Orgin Hotel Staycation
November 9 2021
Looking for a great gift? How about a staycation at one of Lexington's premier boutique hotels! The Origin is quintessential Kentucky with its beautiful mural, bourbon barrel accents and inviting restaurant. They even have a French Press coffee pot in the rooms! Spend the day shopping until your heart's content at the high-end shops at The Summit and then come back to the Origin's restaurant, 33 Staves. Enjoy one of their handcrafted cocktails or a bourbon neat, dine on the Southern-inspired fare and retire to your spacious and beautifully appointed room where you can drift off to sleep happy and content.
5. Bourbon Lover's Supply Drop
November 8, 2021
Gear up for a full bourbon experience with the Bourbon Lover's Supply from Cruise Custom Flags! This set is the premium gift for any bourbon enthusiast & patriot. From your morning cup of 'G.I. Joe' to an evening drink, you'll find the perfect item to compliment the day. Each item included is 100% Made In America by craftsmen whose mission is to support our troops, veterans, & national economy, thoughtfully packaged in an included ammo tin.
4. Cobra Brand Trucker Hat
November 7, 2021
Patch hats are all the rage which is why we are loving this camo Kentucky patch hat locally handcrafted by Patch Hat Company! This is the perfect gift for any Kentucky lover but keep in mind, you can also customize these hats with logos, initials or whatever else your heart desires. Other products also available. Click below for details!
3. Queen Bee Peanut Butter
November 6, 2021
Queen Bee Peanut Butter is taking the Bluegrass by storm. This gourmet peanut butter company offers awesome flavors including Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Cheesecake. What a perfect gift for the foodie in your life. Check out the link below to see how and where you can pick up this Kentucky Proud product.
2. CityGirl Planner
November 5, 2021
Every lady needs a planner in their life and CityGirl Planners based out of Lexington, KY has every style imaginable. From young girls to professional women, there is something for everyone to keep her organized! This makes the perfect gift for your spouse, daughter, mother, co-worker or bff, plus they can be customized. Check them out today!
1. Custom Charmed Cuff Bracelet
November 4, 2021
We adore this mixed metal cuff style bracelet which allows you to choose up to 6 gold disks engraved with the initials of those you love the most. You will love this cuff version of the traditional charm bracelet brought to you by Kentucky-owned Created Bracelets. This bracelet is sure to be a favorite of every mom. Features include:
.925 Sterling Silver
Smooth and hammered finish
Charms are gold filled, 7mm round