8 local LEX gifts to add to your holiday shopping list

White fireplace and mantle with Kayla Weber Art placed above.
Prints are available in a number of sizes, signed by the artist, and ready to frame + hang | Photo via Kayla Weber Art website

Whether you’re going “gnome for the holidays,” heading to the boss’ house for a holiday party, or searching for the perfect present for those who made your nice list, we’ve sourced some gifts from our favorite local shops, stores + vendors for you to choose from.

Happy gifting. 🎁

Kayla Weber Art

Prints are usually available in a number of sizes, signed by the artist, and ready to frame + hang | Photo via Kayla Weber Art website

A print by LEX-native Kayla Weber Nord is a great gifting option. Pick from bourbon prints, abstracts, university prints, or gift an online workshop. 🎨 ($18-100)

Wixology Candle Company

The nightcap candle blends the spices of Cuban tobacco with sweet notes of vanilla | Photo via Wixology Candle Co.

From Barrel-Aged Cider to Bluegrass Mule, you’ve got plenty of candle choices at Wixology Candle Company for all your giftees who love a cozy home. 🕯 ($24-86)

Holiday lottery tickets

With new Kentucky Lottery holiday Scratch-offs from $1 to $20 and top prizes up to $500,000, you can gift friends + family some luck this year | Photo provided

Kentucky Lottery’s Winner Wonderland holiday Scratch-offs make great gifts for any adult on your list, whether it’s a complement to a larger gift, a stocking stuffer, or a fun way to say “thanks” to the host of the latest holiday party you’re headed to. 

Tickets range from $1 to $20 with top prizes up to $500,000. Bonus: Buying a Kentucky Lottery ticket helps fund educational programs across the state. 💰

M+H Beads

This lightweight earring set is handcrafted using natural wood beads on a hoop made of gold plated stainless steel wire | Photo via M+H Beads

Locally-made natural wood jewelry from M+H Beads make a great gift for gal pals, moms, grandmas, and coworkers. Choose from earrings, bracelets, necklaces, or a custom piece. 📿 ($18-70)

Keeneland Mercantile

Keeneland Mercantile offers a curated selection of beautifully-crafted goods from throughout the South, including this Barrel Stave Bottle Opener | Photo via Keeneland Mercantile

From books + bowties to cigars + games, Keeneland Mercantile’s goods showcase LEX’s region, tradition, and craftsmen. 📘 ($18-195)

Pomegranate Inc. 

This Spice Route print, named after the lucrative trade routes established throughout the world, is the original Pomegranate block print design | Photo via Pomegranate

A holiday tablecloth or napkin set makes a great hostess gift, and Pomegranate has a number of gorgeous hand-block printed options. 🎁 ($16-68)

Tiger T-Shirt 

This collection favorite is decorated with a faded, vintage tiger | Photo via Henry

Local-favorite shop Henry’s t-shirts are a closet staple. Gift a Derby Day or tiger tee to the statement-tee lovin’ friend on your holiday list. 🐯 ($24-49)

Bit Bundle Bow Tie

This Bit Bundle Bow Tie is hand sewn in Kentucky + features a wrinkle-resistant performance pique material | Photo via E.F. Meeks

Hand sewn in Lexington, these bow ties from E.F. Meeks are adjustable and celebrate the Kentucky staples of horse racing + bourbon. 🎀 ($50-60)

Whether you’ve decided to gift some luck with a Kentucky Lottery holiday Scratch-off or are picking up something sweet or savory for those on your list, we hope you’ll spread some local love this season. 🎁 Ⓟ