Author: Leah Guggenmos
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!
These items are specific to the area, but not your average gift shop finds!
Daniel Boone Sign Ornament – Festive, adorable and unique!
Hiking The Red Book – A must-have for any avid hiker who visits the area!
Miller Fork Watercolor– A beautiful statement piece, and a great cabin decor idea
Candles for climbers– A Red River Gorge candle is featured, but there are options for many top climbing destinations around the country!
These gift ideas were created by locals (within Kentucky’s borders).
Arch Print – My favorite on the list! Gorgeous in its simplicity, and very fairly priced! Lexington, KY
Forest Forager Lip Balm – Lip balm made with natural ingredients right in Stanton, KY.
Lower48 Outfitters – Red River Gorge apparel and more, made in Louisville, KY
Turtle Farm Pottery – Functional 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 Gorge – Help support the future preservation of the Red River Gorge by gifting a T-shirt or a fun bandana!
Red River Gorge Climbing Coalition – Know 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 Ornaments – Located 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!