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Support Local! Holiday Gifts

Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List


When shopping for the holidays, we often find ourselves seeking unique gifts. Preferably, distinctive presents that have a touch of Louisville charm. It may be for a relative living far away (and longing for a memorable Kentucky item) or for someone closer to home who is a believer in supporting our city’s economy. Here are some galleries and stores to browse, enjoy and shop.

Art Under $100 at KORE Gallery

Address: 1860 Mellwood Ave.
Located in the Mellwood Arts Center, KORE Gallery features paintings, jewelry and more, all under $100. Celebrate the season with custom-made treasures bought at this miniature art show. The gallery is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, KORE is open from 1-4 p.m. The show and sale will be up through January. For more information, contact the gallery at 502-333-4355.

Naughty & Nice at Galerie Hertz

Address: 253 S. Preston St.
Featuring artists from the Galerie Hertz stable, Naughty & Nice is the gallery’s 21st holiday show. The exhibition opens November 18, 2012 and will be up through the holiday season. For a feeling of what Hertz displays, here is a blog post of the last show. Call 502-581-8277 for more details.

December 6: Maryhurst Girls Night Out Event

Address: 3725 Lexington Rd.
Clodhoppers, a boutique clothing store, is hosting a shopping event to benefit Maryhurst, a non-profit dedicated to helping children. The event is on December 6 at 6 p.m. and features discounted shopping, snacks and wine. 10% of sales are donated to Maryhurst. If you are interested in learning more about Maryhurst, check out the list of places to volunteer over the holidays. To RSVP contact liz.bayer@maryhurst.org or call 502-271-4526.

The Lima Bean

Address: 2225 Preston St.
Featuring handmade artwork, jewelry and hand knit hats by Louisville artists, The Lima Bean is a tiny storefront on Preston street. It opened on October 16, 2012, next to the Greenhaus, a business that is on the list of where to buy homemade Louisville candy. Committed to selling and supporting locally produced craft, The Lima Bean launched with the works of 15 artists and will be growing over time. Contact The Lima Bean at 502-291-8607.

A Taste of Kentucky

Address: 11800 Shelbyville Rd.
A store dedicated to all things Kentucky, from bourbon to Modjeska caramels, A Taste of Kentucky combines past and present with gift baskets, food and crafts, all from the region.

Christmas Tree Farms

In addition to gifts, support local farmers (and have some holiday fun) by choosing your own tree at an area farm.

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