Hey, y’all! ‘Tis the season to shop for your loved ones — and to make your life easier, I have crafted a series of Kentucky-focused gift guides for your Holiday 2020! First up? My Kentucky-made + curated gift guide, perfect for the Commonwealth connoisseur in your life.
Kentucky Gift Guide: Holiday 2020
EF Meeks: Pocket Square and Scarf
Based in Lexington, EF Meeks is a Kentucky-made fashion line that asserts that “looking good is a family tradition”. I adore everything that he does!
Oh, and fun fact: the horse head pocket square (along with the tie and bow tie) was made in partnership with Carson Kressley. 100% of sales go to United Professional Horsemen’s Association! Shop EF Meeks here.
Stoneware and Company: Jon Carloftis Crock
Stoneware and Company, formerly Louisville Stoneware, has been a Kentucky tradition since the early 1800s. There are few things that I love more than their products and the Jon Carloftis line at Stoneware & Co. is a standout! A beautiful addition to a southern home, shop the collection here.
Jon Carloftis is a Kentucky native, Lexington resident, and is known as a “great American gardener”. Read more about Jon here.
Little Mount Lavender: Candle, Oils, Diffuser
Little Mount Lavender Company is dedicated to producing and providing the most pure and natural lavender-based products. They smell heavenly, y’all! Little Mount Lavender is located on Main St. in Shelbyville, KY — they are open and also providing curbside pick-up. Shop Little Mount Lavender here.
Sunhouse Craft: Cherry End Grain Board
Sunhouse Craft is a true embodiment of Appalachian craft. Made in the rolling hills of Appalachia (Berea, Kentucky), the wooden wares are handmade, often hewn with axe and knife, while the brooms are handwoven via a non-electric process. All wood is locally-farmed, sustainably-sourced and harvested. Shop Sunhouse Craft here.
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For Pete’s Sake Pottery: Christmas Tree Dish
For Pete’s Sake Pottery is Louisville-based and, to understate, is fabulous. Perfect for the individual in your life with classic, preppy, southern style — y’all will love all of the blue and white designs. The Chinoiserie Toile Christmas Tree Dish can be found here; shop the rest of the collection here.
Galt House Hotel: New Year’s Eve Gift Package
There’s classic Kentucky — then there’s the historic Galt House Hotel in Downtown Louisville. A fabulous property that boasts new renovations, the hotel welcomes guests from around the world with southern hospitality, top-notch restaurants, an on-site bar, and wonderful amenities. The New Year’s Eve package includes an overnight stay in one of the newly-renovated suites, plus a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, for only $199.
Additionally, they are running a gift card promotion: buy $100 in gift cards and receive $150. Gift cards can be redeemed at the hotel or any of the restaurants on-site. To learn more about the Galt House, click here; book your stay online here or by dialing 800-the-Galt.
Ruth Hunt Candy: Blue Monday Bars
Perfect for any Kentuckian with a sweet tooth, the Blue Monday Bar has been produced since the early 1930’s. Ruth Hunt’s most popular creation, it features a pulled cream candy center covered with a bittersweet dark chocolate. Based in Mt. Sterling, Ruth Hunt will celebrate it’s centennial birthday next year! Shop here.
What are you buying the Kentuckian in your life this year?
Y’all come back now, ya hear?