Unique Holiday Gifts in Hendricks County, Indiana

You'll have lots of fun finding unique gifts & experiences just west of Indianapolis in Hendricks County.

The towns of Avon, Brownsburg, Danville and Plainfield have many unique shops and stores where you'll find one-of-a-kind gift ideas for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

Use the Hendricks County Holiday Gift Guide below to find the perfect gift.

1. Grab & Go Fudge

Copy of Fudge Grab and Go

Location: Fudge Kettle in Avon
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $4.50 - $16.50

If you have a hard-to-buy-for someone, you can't go wrong with food and particularly candy. The Fudge Kettle in Avon is making it easy this holiday season by providing their handmade fudge in a variety of flavors in fun grab and go holiday shapes. 

2.  Hot Cocoa Bomb

16:9 Crop of Hot Cocoa Bombs

Location: Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Plainfield
Purchase Options: In-Store & Curbside
Price: $5-10

We believe these cocoa bombs will be the new hot stocking stuffer for 2020. Appearing to be chocolate candy and made in various shapes, when hot water or milk is added in a mug, they bloom into a cup of hot chocolate complete with mini marshmellows. We found different versions at various price points at Schakolad Chocolate inside The Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield.

3. Boutique Cheer Box

Boutique Cheer box

Location: Caroline's Boutique in Brownsburg
Purchase Options: In-Store & Online
Price: $20 & up

We know it is always tough to purchase clothes, so we love what Caroline's Boutique in Avon has created to help with that conundrum. Their cheer boxes come gift wrapped with a special message from the sender. They offer free delivery within Hendricks County and $5 shipping elsewhere. They come in all price ranges depending on size and contents.

4. Paw Print Coloring Books

Paw Print Coloring Book

Location: Gallery on the Square in Danville
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $10

Another shopping attraction, we love to explore every few months because it changes so often is Gallery on the Square in Danville. One unique item we found this year is a coloring book that local artist TJG Graham Art created from her paw print art pieces that are also for sale at the gallery. A perfect gift for all ages, a portion of the proceels from all her art is donated to The Ark Fostercare Program. 

5. Barnwood Christmas Tree Decor

Barnwood Christmas Tree Decor

Locations: Forget-Me-Nots and Gallery on the Square in Danville
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $5 - $45

We love pretty much everything we find at Forget-Me-Nots and highly recommend an in-person visit to this store just off the square in Danville. Featuring products made from Indiana barnwood, this year we decided to highlight these unique holiday decoration trees. The frame is made from barnwood as well and the tree is handcut from the barns tin roof.

6. Initial Necklaces

Initial Necklaces

Location: Seize the Night Designs in Danville
Purchase Options: In-Store, Order Ahead, Online
Price: $8-$14

We loved these simple but popular necklaces at Seize the Night Designs in Danville that can be custom stamped with any letter or even number. The necklaces are not only affordable, but come in a variety of looks including aluminum/stainless steel, brass/stainless steel and antiqued brass metals. They can be personalized and ordered ahead online or you can shop in store.

7. Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars

Locations:MRC Wood Products in Brownsburg and Paw Street Bakery in Plainfield
Purchase Options: In-Store, Order Ahead, Online
Price: $46 - $50

With advent calendars being all the rage to count down the days in December, we found two very different versions that families may want to consider. The first can be found at MRC Wood Products in Brownsburg where you can order a personalized Reindeer Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar wall hanger that you can order ahead online and can be used year after year. For you pet owners out there, we also found these cute advent calendars for your four-legged friends at Paw Street Bakery in Plainfield that includes a dog treat each day.

8. Goat Soap Products

Four Suds Goat Soap

Location: Bear's Garden Center in Lizton and The Beehive in Danville
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $2 & up

We've heard a lot of great things about the handmade goat milk soap you can purchase locally. It makes your skin feel smoother and cleaner and most importantly, it contains natural alpha hydroxy acids which help in the removal of dead skin cells, making it a great gift for 2020. We found local goat milk soap for sale at both Bear's Garden Center in Lizton and The Beehive in Danville.

9. Indiana Originals

Indiana Originals

Location: Norelu in Lizton
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $23

Norelu in Lizton has become a staple on our holiday gift guide through the years, and they once again delivered with this year's most popular item. We love these signs featuring a mini Indiana wood cutout that is hand painted using a pouring technique that makes each a one-of-a-kind gift.

10. Soy Candles

16:9 Crop Soy Candles

Locations: Pittsboro Candle Company and Big Tucks in Pittsboro, Gizmo's Galleria in Brownsburg
Purchase Options: In-Store & Online
Price: $2 - $25

If you love candles or love giving candles for holiday gifts, Pittsboro Candle Company is definitely the place for you. This locally owned Pittsboro business offers a large variety of hand-poured, natural soy candles, wax melts, room sprays, gift baskets and more both online and in store. We purchased and tried out one of the candles, and it is one of the best we've ever found in terms of burn time and fragrance. Their products can also be found at Big Tuck's in Pittsboro and Gizmo's Galleria in Brownsburg.

11. DIY Experience

DIY Experience

Locations: Tie Dye Lab in Avon, uPaint Pottery in Plainfield and Brightly Art Studio in Brownsburg
Purchase Options: In-Store & Online
Price: Prices vary per experience and products chosen

Give the gift of creativity and fun by purchasing a gift card at one of our DIY locations to allow your loved one to create their own treasure while enjoying a memorable experience. Some of our favorites include The Tie Dye Lab in Avon, uPaint Pottery Studio in Plainfield and Brightly Art Studio in Brownsburg.

12. Royalicious Body Care Items

Royalicious Body Care

Location: Style Threads Resale and Boutique in Avon
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $8-$19

We loved the line of Royalicious items we found at Style Threads Boutique in Avon. Made in nearby Crawfordsville, the line of products include: sugar scrubs, wax, body butters, candles and more at various price points.

13. Tree of Life Necklace

Tree of Life Necklace

Location: Earth Wear in Plainfield
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $10

Said to bring wisdom, knowledge and enlightenment, these colorful gemstone Tree of Life Necklaces caught our eye at Earth Wear in Plainfield. Offered at an affordable price, they would be the perfect gift for any loved one on your list.


14. Wall Pockets

Wall Pockets

Location: Inspired Home and Gifts in Brownsburg
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $12-$18

These wall hangers immediately caught our eye when we visited Inspired Home & Gifts in Brownsburg. We soon learned they were one of the store's best sellers and come in two sizes. They can be filled with just about anything to provide another accent piece in your home.

15. Cream Cheese or Sock-it-to-me Pound Cake

Sock-it-to-me Pound Cake

Location: Marsha's Special Desserts & Tierney's Catering in Avon
Purchase Options: In-Store, Online, Order Ahead & Curbside
Price: $5-$30

We had a number of food options that just missed making our guide this year, but we couldn't leave Marsha's Speciality Desserts pound cake off our list. Their cream cheese pound cakes, which come in mini size for $5 and $30 for regular size, are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Their cakes have even been recognized as juried  Indiana Artisan products, which means they are among the best pound cakes in Indiana. They make everything  to order, so you must preorder by phone, email or online.

16. Personalized Graphic Tees & Pillows

Personalized Tees & pillows

Location: Sugar Pine Boutique in Plainfield
Purchase Options: In-Store & Online
Price: $15-$25

We love the options to personalize gifts that Sugar Pine Boutique in Plainfield offers. The boutique even has an online shirt shop that allows you to personalize a graphic tee from the comfort of your home, and the options and varieties seem endless. You can also purchase already-made graphic tees in their store. But it doesn't stop there. They also offer throw pillows that can be monogramed with a family name. 

17. Ornament Kit

Ornament Kit

Location: African Plum Home & More in Plainfield
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $30

We found  something different this year at African Plum Home in Plainfield that families may want to open early this year to start a new tradition. Their ornament kits provide an alternative for families from the traditional Christmas cookies and gingerbread houses. The kit comes with a variety of different wooden ornaments that the family can paint and decorate together providing a treasured momento that can hang on your tree for years to come.

18. Wood Art

Wood Art 16:9

Location: Gallery on the Square in Danville
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $8 & up

These creations caught our eye while we perused Gallery on the Square in Danville. Created by local artist Mary McCartney-Jones, some of the faces almost look like they grew into the wood.

19. Hard Cider

Beasley's Hard Cider

Location: Beasley's Orchard in Danville
Purchase Options: In-Store
Price: $12

We highly recommend Beasley's Orchard's new hard cider that they just introduced this summer. They actually use their award-winning apple cider to make it. They currently sell it by the four-pack at the orchard in Danville.

20. Gift Cards for Local Shops

upaint and oasis gift card

Locations: Various 
Purchase Options: In-Store & Online
Price: Denominations vary by location.

If you just don't really know what to give, we have a whole host of gift cards you can buy online to support our locally owned businesses.


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