Sunday, November 18, 2018

Small Business Saturday: Unique Gift Buying in Oldham County

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Don't drive far, stay close to home and shop local! Oldham County has many locally owned businesses. We highlighted some places to shop in Oldham County this holiday season. Maybe you'll find yourself stopping in a new place for the first time and seeing what great businesses we have in our area! Not only will you find one of a kind items and activities, you will develop relationships with business owners living in your community! We started with a brief description of a few of our favorite places to shop in Oldham County.

And don't forget about all of the yummy restaurants, salons and spas, dance studios, gymnastics and more. Many have specials or gift certificates available. Check out our Experience Gifts List.

Some of our local favorites (scroll down for SEVERAL more)...

 photo 6076a74a-43e7-4194-814d-e19b031e5c5c_zpsxgshhhit.jpgAddie's Goods - If your loved one has a heart for helping others then Addie's Goods is the place to shop. This boutique has quality goods handmade by organizations offering economic empowerment & abundant life around the world. There is a personal story behind each crafted item -choose a one of a kind item that's special to you or your loved one. Women's clothing and jewelry, journals, children's items, home décor and more. Located in Crestwood.

 photo 4faf82ad-9b4b-4c5e-9db1-e2fae51d1506_zpsy93nirl3.jpgMercantile on Main - This is a store you do not want to pass by in LaGrange.  Inside the teal building, you'll find a mixture of handmade, vintage and repurposed goods.  We especially love the bourbon barrel and tobacco stick products.  There are great gifts for men, women and children.  Grab a delicate Kentucky themed necklace, a set of bourbon glasses or vintage ornament for that special person on your list.  Many of the gifts are customizable, too!  When you shop here you support several local artisans like Curry's Beer Crafts, Porch Light Studios and Tobacco Barn Craftsman.

 photo elanors_zpssh1sh4oe.jpgEleanor's Room - Fairly new to Oldham County, Eleanor's Room is a warm, inviting space located down Floydsburg Road in Crestwood.  They specialize in custom home décor and furniture, but you can also find ready to purchase home goods in the store.  This is my go-to store when I need to find something for those on my list that love to cook.  Their kitchen ware and baking utensils are unique and sweet, not something you'll find at the mall.  If you have a young aspiring cook, make sure you check out their oh-so-cute children's aprons.  If you're ambitious and want to refinish your own piece of furniture, you can find the tools needed for the project at Eleanor's Room.

 photo 65df4320-6d9c-4dfc-856e-1d399634588a_zpse0kjc6ce.jpgPicked N' Painted - Kim Silcox and her team have transformed Picked N' Painted into a magical winter wonderland.  The store is located on Main Street in downtown LaGrange and is beautifully decorated with all of your holiday hosting and gifting needs.  I lost count of how many trees are up in the store, but each one has a unique theme with coordinating bows and ornaments.  The fun and sassy tea towels are great hostess gifts.  We like the customizable signs ranging from bible verses to family names.  Your dining room banquet table will not be bare after you visit Picked N' Painted and see all of the holiday décor.

 photo 0c8e0a5e-ab7d-4e83-8f43-f7ec251c920e_zps6ohyiito.jpgWaxy Beans - You might be thinking, "Where is this store?"  I best describe it as, "Right down the road from Dairy Queen in Crestwood, near the House of Soccer store." Waxy Beans has a lovely owner ready to help you with your shopping needs.  I have purchased several gifts customized for special girlfriends and teachers.  Their handmade candles are one of a kind and are literally the best candle I have burned in my home.  The store items are very affordable and represent many local artisans from Oldham County and the surrounding area.  Make sure you stop by this store when you're out shopping this season.

 photo e6e28884-6980-48d1-818e-740d7e416c02_zpshptstkk3.jpgFeed and Seed Depot - Another Crestwood favorite is this small garden and feed center.  If you have a gardener on your list, stop in this store.  We know it's hard to think of gardening when it's so cold outside, but your purchase will be appreciated once the warmer months return.  The owners and staff are knowledgeable and friendly and will help you find what you need.  They have gifts for non-gardeners also.  Pick out some succulents and ask for help making a creative arrangement.  These make great hostess or teacher gifts.  Their farm fresh eggs and other ingredients can help you make that dish you have to take to the holiday party.  Pair the local honey with some tea and a cute mug from one of the other stores listed in this directory.

 photo 9afcb873-c9d9-4ed6-afb1-8f57c7018e9c_zpsssuxt806.jpgCailin Art Studio - Family owned and operated Cailin Art Studio is located in Crestwood and shares a building with another one of our favorites, Eleanor's Room.  The studio offers several art medium classes for all ages.  Experience gifts are great to give and receive during a season of collecting an abundance of "things."  Gift certificates are available if you don't know which class or workshop to choose for your special person.  Or perhaps you want to take a class and create a unique gift for someone to unwrap?  Cailin Art Studio also has several ceramic pieces already fired and available for purchase.

 photo aff7ac3d-302c-4ccd-a86b-cfcc9566deed_zpsvntobwdt.jpgThe Treasured Child - This Main Street LaGrange store has unique gifts for children of all ages.  What we love the most in the store are the games and books that they offer.  We can always find a fun board game that won't be on the shelves in chain stores.  Their books range from baby to cool journals for children that love to write.  You can find big toys and small stocking stuffers at The Treasured Child.

CRESTWOOD AREA

3rd Turn Oldham Gardens
Addie's Goods
All About Kids
Bobbi Lynn's Boutique
Cailin Art Studio
Crestwood Meats
Crestwood Music Shop
Eleanor's Room
Feed & Seed Depot
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Kentucky Artisan and Distillery
Mainstream Boutique
Oldham County Schools Arts Center
Open Range
Skincare Spa By Pilar
Sugar Babes Antiques
Sweetness
Walker Fabrics
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

BUCKNER AREA

Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique
Stogie Annie's
The WOOFERY & Spa

LAGRANGE AREA

Absolutely Fabulous
Bloom's By Essential Details
Copper Awning
Friends & Fiber
Goose Creek Cycle & Skate
Greater Louisville Massage Therapy
JSE Comics and Cards
LaGrange Antique Mall
LaGrange Coffee Roasters
Mercantile on Main
Q&A Sweet Treats
Serendipity Café & Gifts
Starview Greenhouses, Garden & Gift Shop
The Little Kentucky River Winery
The Treasured Child
Tinsel, Twine & Spirits
Traderbaker's Flea Market
Uptown Country

WESTPORT/GOSHEN/PROSPECT AREA

Celebrations
Knock on Wood Country Mercantile
Power & Grace Gymnastics
Woodland Farm

PEWEE VALLEY AREA

Clover Cottage

Did we miss one of your favorite small businesses? Please let us know! Email here.

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