One week until Christmas, and I'm definitely into the holiday spirit this year as I've enjoyed reading all of Holly Hendricks' holiday tips.  While my house is decorated, I still have a few last-minute holiday gifts to purchase. Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana Are you like me and have a few gifts to run out and buy? Did you forget about a gift for your boss, co-worker or Secret Santa? Are you racking your brain for a few ideas? What about something different? How about a homemade/handmade gift from a local business right here in Hendricks County? Well, I've got you covered with five places to get your last-minute holiday, handmade gift.

Carla's Creations & Gifts

gift basket for blog
59 W. Marion St., Danville, phone (317) 745-4200
 
For: The person who enjoys a gift with that personal touch. I enjoy receiving gift baskets (a fun basket with a mix of items) and why not go to a store who knows all about designing and packaging the perfect gift basket. What you'll find: Gift baskets ready made or for you to design. Need a few suggestions? How about going with a theme like a foodie gift basket, candy gift basket or a movie gift basket. The options are endless and if you're short on time, you can pick up a ready-made basket. Will they ship? Shipping available.

Chateau Thomas Winery

6291 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, phone (317) 837-9463
 
For: Someone who enjoys wine or wine-related gifts. Besides, it's always a good idea to bring a bottle of wine to a holiday gathering or party. Earn some bonus points with your host. What you'll find: Award-winning wines and a wide variety of gifts, from wine carriers and glasses to anything and everything for the wine drinker you know. Need a few suggestions? On my recent visit to Chateau Thomas Winery, I enjoyed the Classic Chardonnay (for the white wine drinker you know) and the Chateau Big Red (for the red wine drinker you know). Will they ship? Shipping available.    

Confection Delights

   
41 W. Clinton St., Danville, phone (317) 718-7060
 
For: The person who has a serious sweet tooth. Or maybe a sweet treat for you. What you'll find: Chocolate and more chocolate. All homemade, like the cake pops, caramels, cherry cordials and truffles. Who doesn't love a box of chocolates? How about a small amount of chocolate for a few stocking stuffers?  Stop in the Confection Delights to purchase a few pieces of individual candies to give to your kids, friends/family and co-workers. Will they ship? Shipping available.

Gallery on the Square

51 S. Washington St., Danville, phone (317) 370-9329
 
For: Your favorite art collector/fan and the person who collects or enjoys one-of-a-kind items. What you'll find: A selection of art made by Hendricks County artists, including art work and jewelry. You'll be supporting the arts and Hendricks County with your purchase.

Nomad Yarns

Nomad Yarns
218 E. Main St., Plainfield, phone (317) 742-7456
 
For: Stitching fans and newbies to the knitting craze. What you'll find: A selection of different types of yarn, knitting tools and books. Know someone who loves to knit or crochet?  Pick them up some cozy yarn and a project book with ideas for a winter blanket, scarf or sweater. Online shopping available. Will they ship? Shipping available. Where are some of your go-to places in Hendricks County to purchase a handmade gift?