Author: Leah Guggenmos

Gifts for the Red River Gorge Lover; The holiday season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a unique gift for the Red River Gorge Lover in your life! Check out this curated list of neat Red River Gorge themed gifts!

Interesting Finds

These items are specific to the area, but not your average gift shop finds!

Daniel Boone Sign OrnamentFestive, adorable and unique!
Hiking The Red BookA must-have for any avid hiker who visits the area!

Miller Fork WatercolorA beautiful statement piece, and a great cabin decor idea
Candles for climbersA Red River Gorge candle is featured, but there are options for many top climbing destinations around the country!

Shop Local

These gift ideas were created by locals (within Kentucky’s borders).

Arch PrintMy favorite on the list! Gorgeous in its simplicity, and very fairly priced! Lexington, KY

Forest Forager Lip BalmLip balm made with natural ingredients right in Stanton, KY.

Lower48 OutfittersRed River Gorge apparel and more, made in Louisville, KY

Turtle Farm PotteryFunctional pottery hand-crafted right in the Red! Shipping available.

Local Business Gift Cards –  Support a local business over the slow winter season by purchasing a gift card for your next visit! Miguel’s Pizza, La Cabana, Red River Rockhouse, Skybridge Station, or of course, StayOver Cabin Rentals all make for great ideas!

Support a Cause

Friends of Red River GorgeHelp support the future preservation of the Red River Gorge by gifting a T-shirt or a fun bandana!

Red River Gorge Climbing CoalitionKnow a climber? They’re sure to appreciate some stylish apparel that also gives back to their tight-knit community.

Powell or Wolfe Co. Search and Rescue – Every year, dozens of calls go out to search and rescue volunteers who are available at any moment to assist in the location and extraction of lost and injured hikers and climbers. Gift some merch to support their work!

Shebrews Coffee Animal Shelter OrnamentsLocated in Campton, Shebrews sells coffee, books, and locally made gifts. Currently, they have ornaments that support the Wolfe Co. Animal Shelter on sale. These gifts are only available locally, so be sure to stop by and take a look the next time you’re in the Gorge!

Whether you decide to go with a Turtle Farm Pottery mug, or a Friends of Red River Gorge bandana – we know you will make your loved ones feel special this year. After all, Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. This does not have to be in the form of materialistic items. Spreading love and kindness may the best gift someone receives! We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!