2019 HOLIDAY "HOT" LIST

Who needs a reindeer when you have a thoroughbred!

PARTICIPATE IN OUR HOLIDAY HOT LIST GIVEAWAY!

We, along with Kiss 96.9 FM, are giving away 20 amazing gifts starting December 1 - December 20.  Click the button to register!

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We've traveled around the state and have encountered several amazing finds.  We believe these treasures make excellent holiday gifts!

SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFERINGS FROM A FEW OF OUR OUR BUDS!

50. Homemade Holiday Planter: $You Decide

December 23, 2019

With time running out, there is still time to create a wonderful gift for that loved one.  Visit your local nursery or hometown grocer, select a plant and/or flowers, decorate a pot or vase and volia... you have the perfect gift!   Click below for ideas!  Merry Christmas!

49. Skydive Kentucky Gift Card: $You Decide

December 23, 2019

This gift is not for the faint-hearted but if you have an adventurist in your life, Skydive Kentucky is committed to provide a safe and fun skydiving experience.  They are a full service skydiving center providing thrills for first time and veteran jumpers and training classes for those seeking a U.S. Parachute Association License.

They are passionate about skydiving and we want to share that passion with you. They offer Tandem, Static Line and Accelerated Freefall skydiving. Their staff is experienced and dedicated to giving you a personalized jumping experience. Click below for details!

48. A Membership to a Bourbon Society: $Prices Vary

December 23, 2019

Does someone in your family love bourbon?  Then get them a membership to a Bourbon Society.  There are memberships all around the state with two of the largest in the Lexington and Louisville areas. Memberships typically include: 

  • Promotional gear

  • Discounted events

  • Discounted tickets to bourbon events held and partner organizations

  • Right of first refusal to whole-barrel selection and purchase and more!

Check your local area for details.  Click on the button below for the Lexington area.

47. A Gift Card from "Never Been To" Kentucky Restaurant: $You Decide

December 23, 2019

Time is running out so pick up a gift card from a Kentucky restaurant.  Take the Tousey Tavern located in Burlington Kentucky.  We invite you to experience their hospitality and southern cuisine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. For special occasions, family-style chicken night, or a great salad or sandwich at lunch, The Tousey House always provides a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to this one-of-a-kind setting in the heart of historic Burlington, Kentucky. 

46. Kentucky Afield Magazine Subscription: $10/yr or $18/2 yr

December 23, 2019

Kentucky Afield magazine is essential reading for those that are passionate about the outdoors. Published four times a year, Kentucky Afield gives insider tips about the best hunting and fishing in the state. You'll also pick up pointers for a better day afield, and keep current with what's going on outdoors. As a bonus, Kentucky Afield subscribers receive the popular outdoor calendar in December.

 

For $10, you'll receive four issues of Kentucky Afield and a copy of the Kentucky Afield Outdoor Calendar in December. Save even more with a two-year subscription for just $18.  Click below for details!

 

45. Light Up the Night New Year's Eve Party at 21C Hotel: $85/each or $150/couple

December 23, 2019

Everything is illuminated this New Year’s Eve as 21 C Hotel brings light to the night with kaleidoscopic installations, light shows, and performances from local artists. They will be breaking it down to the beats of a local DJ in the Main Gallery while bright diversions light up the rest of our gallery spaces. Admission includes access to open bar and light bites provided by Lockbox. Make it an overnight stay and ring in the new year with a wonderful night of fun and excitement.  Click on the link below to purchase.

44. Homemade Kentucky Gift: $Price Vary

December 22, 2019

If you are out of time and ideas, it's time to use your noggin and take a page out of Pinterest.  There are so many cool things to make that are easy and inexpensive and with two days let, you can visit a craft store and create a cool and meaningful gift! Click the link below to see some amazing ideas from Pinterest!

43. Sturgill Simpson with Tyler Childers Tour: $Prices Vary

December 22, 2019

Looking for a great last minute gift idea? How about tickets to see two native Kentuckian musicians that are killing the country music world.  Talk about a wonderful surprise. Click below for ticket locations and times in Kentucky. 

42. Tickets to Woodford County Theatre Versailles, KY: $15-$22

December 22, 2019

Theatre tickets are always a great gift, especially to the high-caliber shows that are happening during the ’19-’20 season at the Woodford County Theatre in Versailles, KY are the lineup for the beginning of 2020. Tickets range from $15-$22 so it’s very affordable, there are no bad seats, and parking is easy! Give the gift of culture this year!

40. Treehouse Stay – Red River Gorge: $Price Varies

December 22, 2019

The Canopy Crew – Do you prefer an experience over stuff? Treat your loved one(s) to an overnight stay sleeping high up in the treetops in the beauty of the Red River Gorge.But don’t worry, you won’t be roughing it like Tarzan and Jane. These treehouses have all the amenities of home to keep you civilized as you trade city life for the great outdoors.

39. Humane Society Donation: $Up To You

December 22, 2019

If you are looking for a charitable cause to give to, consider your local humane society.  The Lexington Humane Society has a Holiday Boutique where you will find just the right gift for your pet, as well as the animal lover on your list.  Stop by the main adoption center at 1600 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, or you can call 859-233-0044 Ext. 238 to place your order.  Bonus:  All proceeds benefit the LHS.  Happy Pawlidays! 

38. Belle of Louisville Tckets: Prices Vary

December 20, 2019

Soak up the history of Louisville or just soak up the sun — there are lots of reasons to embark upon an adventure on the Belle. It’s also a wonderful way to blow off steam.  

 

Dinner cruises feature a buffet, music by a DJ, and a relaxing atmosphere for enjoying an evening on the river. The Belle and the Mary Miller each feature a full-service bar, outdoor observation decks, easy passenger drop-off, and nearby parking. In addition, the Belle has one of the largest dance floors in the area, open to all passengers after the buffet is finished. Buy your gift cards today!

37. Reggie Warford | Fight of His Life Documentary: $9.99

December 19, 2019

More than 50 years ago, a youngster in Muhlenberg County dazzled his friends, family and teammates with his explosive court speed, leaping ability and dead-eye shooting. It was here where a small-town, country boy in Drakesboro, Kentucky, began his legacy of beating the odds. Reggie Warford signed to play basketball at the University of Kentucky, becoming the first African American recruit signed by Joe B. Hall and only the second in school history. He was also the only African-American player on the UK squad his first year. There were times he thought of quitting, but his teammates and coaches wouldn’t allow it. By the time Reggie was a senior, he had become a man who had beaten many odds. In 1976, he led the team to the National Invitational Tournament championship and a month after his UK basketball career ended, he became the first African-American basketball player to graduate from UK.  To read more about his story and to purchase this movie, click the shop now button below. 

36. Lucky to Live in Kentucky Book: $16.99

December 18, 2019

What do you get when you cross a read-aloud storybook with a write-in memory book? Magic moments between kids and adults! The Lucky to Live in Kentucky book is the perfect tool to jump-start meaningful conversations between generations. Read-aloud rhymes set up interesting topics. Then write-in prompts invite children to record their own views to create a personal Bluegrass State keepsake. The real gift lies in the interactive nature of the book as it offers the perfect opportunity for adults to share their own stories and wisdom about such issues as friendship, community, team spirit, and other topics that help develop a child's social and emotional skills. Customized Kentucky content—from favorite local cuisine (Kentucky chess pie) to interesting attractions (Mammoth Cave National Park)—provides an even more personalized experience.  Click the button below or a check a local bookstore near you!

35. KY Bourbon Maple Syrup: $13.99

December 17, 2019

Channel your inner Buddy the Elf and put this delicious, 100% pure maple and bourbon syrup on everything!  Another great stocking stuffer for the foodie in your life or yourself!  If you’re in Lexington, you can avoid shipping costs!  Click the shop button now!

34. M.A. Hadley Flare Mug - Kentucky Love: $34.50

December 16, 2019

This 12 Oz. Flare Mug - Kentucky Love, made my M.A. Hadley Pottery is the perfect gift for the coffee lover. 

Renowned for her work, Mary Alice Hadley established one of Louisville’s most iconic and well-known potteries and her legacy lives on.  This is an heirloom, high quality piece that will surely please any Kentuckian and is a continued reminded of home.

33. Gospel of the Tub Scents for Men: Prices Vary

December 15, 2019

Lather, rinse, no need to repeat. It’s pretty simple. You want your man to smell good and feel clean. Gospel of the Tub offers everything from body wash, to beard oil, aftershave, cologne and more.  Our favorite is the Idleman collection with spiced mahogany & bourbon scents and notes of  applewood, oak cask and sweet vanilla.  Impress your man today!

32. Garlic Glaze from Rattlesnake Hill: Prices Vary

December 14, 2019

Garlic Glaze from Rattlesnake Hill – There are a ton of uses for garlic!Not only does it keep vampires away, but it is good for the immune system! We found this garlic glaze from a local farm and it is going to please any foodie on your list!You can put it on pork, chicken, seafood, you name it! Mix it with mustard for an Asian-inspired dipping sauce!We recommend purchasing the garlic glaze gift basket which includes each of their flavors all beautifully packaged in an Amish basket.

31. Kentucky Pride Eearrings: $15

December 13, 2019

State pride is what we are all about and what better way to represent love for the Bluegrass than with a pair of these amazing and colorful stainless steel, stud earrings made by Blue Moon Boutique.  There are so many styles and colors to choose from!  Order yours today!

30. Shell-Bee’s Gourmet Sea Salt & Spices: Prices Vary

December 12, 2019

A great hostess or teacher gift, these sea salt and spice blends from Shell-Bee’s are a delicious choice! The Bourbon Smoked Black Truffle Sea Salt and Vanilla Bean Bourbon Sugar will take any Kentucky dish from ho-hum to holy cow, that’s amazing! Check out their other products as well. Great for year-round giving!

29. Block Or Charge T-Shirt: $25

December 11, 2019

Show you are contemplating the most pressing and profound question in the universe... Block Or Charge?

 

Immortalized by the twitter account of former UK star and Kentuckian Rex Chapman, “Block or Charge?” is an existential question and now a fashion statement on one of the freshest and dopest tees out there. Get your UK fan this tee today from Kentucky for Kentucky!

 

Unisex XS-XXL. Tri-blend (Polyester/Cotton/Rayon) T-shirt. Printed in Lexington, KY.

28. Kentucky Sunrise Soap: $4

December 10, 2019

Nothing like a Kentucky sunrise!  Made with Coconut, Organic Sustainable Palm, Olive and Castors oils, all skin loving oils, this gift will surely please anyone. 

This Kentucky handmade product crafted by Open Window Scents made in Georgetown Ky, comes is several different scents from Bubblegum flavor to Winter Mint!  These make wonderful gifts for everyone in your family and friend network. 

27. "It's a Kentucky Thing" Book : $14.95

December 09, 2019

There’s a lot to love about Kentucky, especially the wonderful ways we Kentuckians like to communicate with each other. And nothing gets our point across more than a good, old-fashioned southern expression.

It’s a Kentucky Thing: Y’all Wouldn’t Understand features the top 100 expressions in the state, like “fixin’ to”, “bless your heart”, “over yonder”, “I reckon” and many more. The book also includes fun facts and origin stories behind many of these famous phrases.

These make host/hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, office gifts, etc...

26. Area Code Necklace: $42

December 08, 2019

Because you love where you're from, purchase this 19mm Brass charm which is hand stamped and comes with a gold filled chain that will last you up to 30 + years.  It ages beautifully and you can customize yours with any area code!  These make great Kentucky gifts!
 

25. Bourbon Barrel Guitar: $7,500

December 07, 2019

Bourbon Barrel Guitar – – Know a guitar player who also loves bourbon?  We have the perfect gift for them!  These guitars are made from bourbon barrels and are truly unique. Handmade right here in the Bluegrass by a musician and craftsman!  Bonus:  They have a compartment on the back to store your flask so you’ll never be without KY’s favorite spirit. This is an expensive gift but it's one that will last forever!

24. Blue Kentucky Tie: $40

December 06, 2019

Peake Ties – For the stylish men in your life, pick up one of these handmade bow ties.  The Official Bow Tie of the KY Derby Festival, these handmade, high-quality bow ties come in a variety of colors and prints.  And don’t worry if you don’t know how to tie a bow tie; you can get them with a hook closure so you will always be ready to go.  They even have baby sizes! 

23. Jeff Maki Print – Kroger Field: $25

November 30, 2019

Jeff Maki was a homeless man with enormous talent.  He has since passed, but his work lives on and is doing good for those in need.  100% of the proceeds of his artwork goes to the New Life Day Center which provides needed services for the homeless.  These prints make a great gift for those native Kentuckians who have moved away or for your own KY home. 

22. Kentucky Mountain Coffee: $8.50 - $13.95

December 03, 2019

Kentucky Mountain Coffee – one thing we can’t live without is COFFEE!  This brand has everything we look for in a cup of joe.  Using the finest beans from around the globe, they roast them to perfection right here in Paintsville, KY.  They have a variety of flavors, including the Wake the Dead blend for those needing a little extra kick to get through the day.  Put some Kentucky Mountain Coffee in your loved one’s stocking this year!

21. The Bourbon King: $19

December 03, 2019

The Bourbon King written by Bob Batchelor. The amazing life story of George Remus is truly mind-boggling.  He amassed a $200 million fortune bootlegging during Prohibition.  The novel is packed full of murder, mayhem and bourbon, of course!  The perfect read for lovers of history, bourbon and the 1920’s! 

20. Barrel Stave and Gold Stoppers: $165

December 02, 2019

We are loving this barrel stave display, handmade from authentic, used Blanton's bourbon barrels and limited edition set of gold stoppers.  All staves vary in size but are approximately 34" x 3" x 1.5".  This makes great decor for your man cave, fireplace mantle or bar! 

19. KY Babe’s Bitchin Beer Cheese: $6

December 01, 2019

KY Babe’s Bitchin Beer Cheese – It’s the beer cheese that will make your Taste Buds sing.  Well, we are singing the praises of this delicious beer cheese.  You can’t be a Kentuckian and not like beer cheese.  It comes in original and hot.  You can pick some up in Lexington at Southland Bagel or by ordering through their website page KY Babe’s Bitchin Beer Cheese.  To order, visit the facebook page by clicking the button below!

18. Dennis Meade, Handmade Sterling Silver Byzantine Bracelet: $350

November 30, 2019

Available in 14 Kt gold or sterling silver, the Byzantine bracelet is just one of the designs handmade by Lexington’s own jewelry designer and metalsmith, Dennis Meade.  This multiplex design of this bracelet makes the assembly of the linked rings an enjoyable tactile experience to wear and visually stunning to look at and may be personalized with a small enameled charm in the color of your choice with the Dennis Meade hallmark stamp on the back side. You can find this bracelet along with amazing gifts at our favorite store, LV Harkness.

17. Leather Sunglass Strap – $32

November 28, 2019

Leather sunglass strap – Clayton and Crume – say goodbye to your old Croakies.  Upgrade to this stylish leather sunglass strap.  Make it personal by having it monogrammed with your loved one’s initials.  Great gift for the men in your life! 

16. Cruise Custom Flags: Prices Vary

November 27, 2019

Uniquely made in the USA by a veteran, these flags by Cruise Custom Flags are created using bourbon barrel staves.  The company provides a transition place for veterans to work, so you’re doing good while showing your patriotism.  They come in a variety of sizes and can be customized.  Order yours today! 

15. Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur: Prices Vary

November 26, 2019

Looking for that perfect razzle, dazzle gift?  Welcome to Rivulet Artisan Pecan Liqueur, touted as the world’s most unique luxury liqueur. Rivulet is the consummate luxury liqueur, carefully crafted for connoisseurs who appreciate the combination of contemporary American luxury with the time-honored traditions of fine artisan distilling and craftsmanship. You can purchase this Kentucky made liqueur at any Liquor Barn or peruse their website for more locations.  They also make the perfect ingredient for special holiday cocktails.  Click their site for recipes. 

14. Bat B&B: Prices Vary

November 25, 2019

A common bat can eat thousands of insects in a single night, making them the perfect substitute for nasty pesticides. By eating everything from beetles to mosquitoes, bats help keep your garden and your family safe. Bats are under threat all over the world, and they need our help. BatBnB offers a perfect home for them to raise their pups and stay safe from predators and make they make the best gift for that environmentally conscious person in your family.  

13. Lex on Tap Tours: Prices Vary

November 24, 2019

Here in Kentucky, we are very fortunate to have all kinds of tours we can take, from distilleries to wineries, horse farm tours and factories.  But have you heard of Lexington’s latest tour?  It’s called Lex on Tap and it’s your ticket for fun while you experience what local area breweries are all about.   Plan an outing with coworkers or family members over the holidays.  Even nondrinkers can enjoy the trip!  And no worries about having a dud for a tour guide.  Lex on Tap tour guides have personality galore and will ensure you have a great time while tasting your way through local tap rooms.  It makes a great gift for just about everyone!

12. The Brownie Bae: Prices Vary

November 22, 2019

Do you have someone with a sweet tooth on your list this year?  If so, they will fall in love with these over-the-top brownie creations from The Brownie Bae.  With fun names like Robert Brownie, Jr., Pants Shrinker, and Party Animal, you know you’re in for a real treat!  Have a Christmas party or two to attend?  Don’t show up empty-handed!  Order some of the Brownie Bae’s delicious concoctions to make your host or hostess say, “Wow!  Now that’s a brownie!”.   Order yours today6 by clicking the link orders@lexingtonbrowniebae.com.

11. Barrel Down South Socks from Sugar Belle’s Boutique: $9.99

November 22, 2019

Dispel the myth that socks are a boring present with these snazzy Barrel Down South socks you can find at Sugar Belle’s Boutique in Lexington.  Whether you’re buying for someone who loves basketball, bourbon, or, heck, is just a proud statesman, you can rest assured knowing your loved one will be stepping out in style in these fashionable and comfortable socks.  And while you’re at it, pick up a pair for yourself for being such a great gift giver. 

10. Acacia Serving Tray: $165

November 17, 2019

For the perpetual entertainer, gift them one of these beautiful handmade functional art pieces by AmyCateCollection.  This mother-daughter duo takes serving trays to a whole new level with their bright color pallets.  No two are exactly alike!  They are treated with a food-grade resin and come in small, medium and large. 

9. Bluegrass Hemp Oil from Kentucky Cannabis Company: Price Varies

November 20, 2019

Why not give the gift of health and wellness to a loved one? It seems like CBD oil is everywhere these days, but you have to be careful about where you get it.  Not all CBD products are created equal!  You can trust that Bluegrass Hemp Oil CBD products are cultivated to be of the highest quality.  The KY Cannabis Company is a privately-owned business started by a family whose son was suffering from epilepsy.  They wanted to find an alternative to the big pharma options that weren’t doing the job.  Their research and efforts with CBD oil paid off by increasing their son’s quality of life and they are now passionate about sharing their knowledge and products with others. 

8. Photography by Hunter Drake: Price Varies

November 18, 2019