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Kentucky-Inspired Christmas Gifts For Everyone On Your List

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Find a Kentucky-inspired or Kentucky-made gift for everyone on your list with our Kentucky Christmas gift guide!

Kentucky Clothing Gifts

Kentucky local hoodie

This cozy Kentucky Local long sleeved sweatshirt will help you show off your pride in your home state. It’s perfect for the man in your life that’s proud to be from the bluegrass state!

Buffalo plaid from KY State of Mind

We just love buffalo plaid, especially around Christmas. This Buffalo Plaid Kentucky KY shirt from Kentucky State of Mind comes in red and blue and there’s a similar design in pink buffalo plaid. It’s printed on a high-quality unisex tee and comes in sizes small through 3X.

Ky for Ky Y'all sweatshirt

KyforKy’s Y’ALL Sweatshirt is a nice gift for just about any Kentuckian. In addition to adult shirts, they also come in Kid’s sizes. KyforKy has made a name for themselves by creating a variety of quirky and unique gifts and clothing items. Check out their full range of gear here and their Children’s Line here.

Kentucky quilted sweatshirt in gray with blue text

We love a good cozy sweatshirt and this KY Banner Elk Quilted Sweatshirt  from Kentucky Branded has been catching our eye with its up-styled twist on the traditional Kentucky sweatshirt.

KY Derby Official fan wear

For the Derby fan in your life, get them outfitted for the first Saturday in May with Derby 148 apparel gifts from the official Kentucky Derby shop. They’ve got men’s and women’s versions of the official derby shirt, and this Kate Lord White Kentucky Derby 148 Pullover is also really catching our eye.

Socks from KY for KY

Socks from Kentucky For Kentucky come in designs like jockey silks, bourbon and horses to make sure you can show off your Kentucky pride from head to toe.

Kentucky bourbon lounge pants

If you know someone who likes to really relax when they enjoy their bourbon, Check out these Bourbons of Kentucky Loungepants. Plus, it’s 2021, many of us haven’t put on real pants in months anyway.

Kentucky Art and Home Decor Gifts

Kentucky photography Colin Stoffer

Louisville-based Photographer Colin Stouffer takes beautiful photos of Kentucky. His work mostly consists of landscape and nature photography. Prints are available of any photograph in his Kentucky photo gallery prices start at $50 for an 8×12 inch print and we’re confident these would look great on your wall.

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Staves

For the bourbon lover among us, or simply those who love Kentucky-inspired home decor, these Bourbon Barrel Staves from GreenRiverFarmsCoOp are perfect! They are available on Etsy until December 1st but will continue to be available locally in Lexington at their booth in Feather Your Nest Antique Store until Christmas or while supplies last.  Custom orders are accepted, so you can have anything you’d like added to a bourbon barrel stave, head, table or half barrel head!

Completely Kentucky has a number of beautiful fine art pieces inspired by Kentucky scenes and painted by Kentucky artists. Perhaps a matted photograph from the Kentucky Derby or a painting of a Kentucky tobacco barn would make the perfect gift for your art-loving friend?

Kentucky Accessory Gifts

Blue Moon Kentucky Stud Earrings

Blue Moon of Kentucky has a number of different jewelry items that will help you show off your state pride. We are particularly fond of their Kentucky stud earrings which come in all different colors and designs to match any outfit.

UK Phone case

This classy leather UK iPhone Folio Case from the UK Team Shop will allow you to show off your Cats love with Bold Team graphics on the outside. Perfect for a stylish Cats fan who wants to protect and dress up their phone.


Kentucky Kitchen Gifts and Housewares

Kentucky Kitchen Gift box

This horse-lover kitchen gift box from Kentucky Made and More is packed with kitchen essentials is perfect for horse enthusiasts who will adore the design on this dish towel and little dish. It includes a horse tea towel, a ceramic horse trinket tray, a small slant spatula and stirring spoon.

This Kentucky cutting board from Completely Kentucky is far too beautiful to actually use a knife on, but it would make a beautiful addition to your kitchen all the same. The cutting board is handmade by generous local mountain man in Eastern Kentucky.

KyForKY Kentucky Shaped cookie cutter

Priced at only $4, this Kentucky shaped cookie cutter from KyforKy makes the perfect stocking stuffer or small Kentucky Christmas gift to pair with other kitchen items.

Ouita Michel cookbook

Well-known chef of local restaurants Windy Corner Market, Wallace Station, The Midway Bakery and several other fabulous eateries, Ouita Michel has branched out into the cookbook world with her newly released cookbook – Just a Few Miles South. Along with recipes for popular menu items from her restaurants, Chef Ouita shares stories of the food, restaurants and staff as well as the people who dine at her tables throughout Kentucky. Priced at $24.95, the cookbook is the perfect gift for the Kentucky foodie in your life.

Kentucky love mug

This Kentucky Love Mug in cobalt blue with an adorable heart detail is handcrafted in Winchester, KY. They are coated in food-safe glaze and are dishwasher and microwave safe. They also come in eggplant purple and seafoam green.

Kentucky Spoon Rest

This beautiful Kentucky Spoon Rest will make your gift recipient smile every time they use it. Simple but beautiful, the spoon rests are handcrafted from ceramic and come in 5 colors.

Velvet Whiskey's Kentucky Candles

Velvet Whiskey offers Kentucky-inspired candles that come in Bluegrass Bourbon and Blackberry Sage scents, among others. You’ll find a couple sizes of jar candles and wax melts. Everything is made here in Southeastern Kentucky. It seems bourbon barrels are being re-purposed into just bout everything these days, but Velvet Whiskey’s Bourbon Barrel Stave TeaLight Holders are a take on bourbon barrel housewares that we haven’t seen elsewhere.

Gifts for Kentucky Kids

Kentucky kids clothes for christmas

Shop Local Kentucky offers up a range of Kentucky-themed kids clothing. We just adore this 90s Vintage Tourist Kids Crew Neck – I think I had this design in 1995! They also have a range of cute kids t-shirts like the Little Green Tree Kids Tee which combines one of our favorite Christmas family movies with our other favorite thing – Kentucky!

Kentucky kids christmas gift sloths with hoodies

These adorable plush sloths wearing Kentucky team hoodies will be a wonderful cuddly companion for the budding fan in your life. They are priced at $20 and come with either UK or WKU team hoodies.

Santa is coming to Kentucky book cover

In this adorable twist on the Christmas classic, you’ll follow Santa as he passes various cities and landmarks in Kentucky on his mission to delivery presents to all the good little boys and girls in the Bluegrass State. We like the Santa is Coming to Kentucky book as a Christmas Eve gift. Throw in a pair of Christmas PJs and some popcorn and cuddle up for a book and movie night before the big day!

Kentucky stickers

These cool Kentucky Stickers would make a fun gift for the teens on your list, but there’s so many to choose from that you could find one to suit almost anyone!

Louisville Slugger Mini Bats

Louisville Slugger’s Collectible Mini Bats are perfect for sport-loving kids. They come in a range of styles and are priced at a wallet-friendly $8.99.

Kentucky infant gift christmas

These high-top infant sneakers from Alumni Hall are just too cute and will keep your little pre-walkers feet warm this winter. Pair it with a striped infant hat and a matching bib to really round out your gift.

Do your kids have too many toys already? Check out these Kentucky Experience Gifts for Kids and cut down on the clutter!

Kentucky Food Gifts

Ale 8 Gifts

Ale 8 has become somewhat of a symbol of Kentucky. Bottled in Winchester, Kentucky, you can send Ale 8 Bottles all over the country from their website. Pair a case with an Ale 8 Tumbler and you’ve got the perfect gift for the Kentuckian who’s living elsewhere. A few 12 packs of Ale-8 would also make a nice addition to your own holiday party. They also have Ale 8 Merchandise and food (think salsa, bbq sauce and Ruth Hunt Ale 8 suckers) available for online ordering.

Kentucky gift baskets

A Taste of Kentucky offers a number of Kentucky-inspired gift baskets, stuffed with Kentucky favorites. Try this one packed in a Kentucky-shaped gift basket or this Horse Head Gift Basket.

This Best of the Bluegrass Gift Box is packed with a superb line-up of Kentucky gourmet goodies for someone you really want to spoil. You’ll find Kentucky favorites such as bourbon balls, moonshine balls and a bourbon twinkie from Fluer De Lis Chocolates, Flag Fork Farm’s Kentucky beer cheese mix and Kentucky burgoo, Buffalo Trace’s sourmash pancake mix and many more.

Ruth Hunt Candies gift box

One for those on your list with a sweet tooth, Ruth Hunt Candies’ Holiday Gift Box includes their Original Cream Candy in a commemorative, 100-year anniversary tin, a 9-piece assorted chocolate Equine Box, a Blue Monday Sweet Bar and an 8 ounce package of Ruth Hunt Chewy Caramels.

Art Eatables Pairings Kit

These ArtEatables Pairing Kits offers a variety of chocolates made with and without bourbon to pair with your favorite spirit. Priced from $43, the kits come in three delightful sizes.

Kentucky Christmas Ornaments

We get an ornament for everyone in our family each year, and we love to celebrate our favorite state in our annual ornament choosing! We’ve rounded up all sorts of Kentucky Christmas ornaments for the kids or adults on your gift list.

Kentucky ornament Beanie and UK stocking

We love a good beanie in winter time. This Kentucky beanie ornament from Alumni Hall is adorable and comes in a matching stocking design.

Kentucky christmas ornament jockey silk

These whimsical and dainty jockey silk ornaments from Kentucky Made & More are handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts perfect for a Kentucky racing fan. They come in four adorable colors.

KY for KY Christmas ornaments

These “Y’all” and  “Merry Christmas Y’all” ornaments will bring KY for KY’s signature “Yalliday” style onto your Christmas tree this holiday season. While their Fried Chicken Drumstick ornament is a great gift for a KFC-lover with a sense of humor.

Kentucky horse spiral christmas ornament

This Horse Spiral Ornament is handcrafted in Kentucky. It spins from black one one side to gold on the other and would make a classy addition to any tree.

Kentucky Wrapping Paper and Cards

Kentucky themed wrapping paper for Kentucky christmas gifts

KY for KY has absolutely adorable Kentucky Christmas wrapping paper this year in two designs – KY Christmas Cookie and Red and Green KY designs.

Kentucky Christmas cards from Worlds Apart

These Kentucky Christmas Holiday Cards from Worlds Apart feature an adorable Kentucky-themed play on the 12 Days of Christmas. They come in a pack of 15.

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