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. Personalized Nameplate Necklaces
Location: Seize the Night Designs in Danville
Price: $12 - $38
The custom, hand-stamped nameplates on these beautiful necklaces fit short words or phrases, initials, names, etc. They typically come on an 18" stainless steel chain (unless you choose sterling silver). The small plates are available in copper, aluminum or brass for $12 and sterling silver for $28. The large plates are available in copper, aluminum and brass for $16 and sterling silver for $38.
2. Vintage Board Games Framed With Indiana Barn Wood
Location: Forget-Me-Nots in Danville
You will love, this fun, retro gift idea using classic board games and framing them in Indiana barn wood. Designed to hang on the wall until they are taken down to play, each board comes with the game pieces included and an average price tag of $50 per set.
3. Dog Handkerchiefs and Bow Ties
Location: Paw Street Bakery in Plainfield
Price: $4 - $12
Handmade bandannas and bow ties for your four-legged friends. All items have been made with big and small pets in mind. The bow ties come in four sizes (small - extra large) and are priced $4 - $7. The bandannas also vary in size and price, ranging from $4 for extra small up to $12 for extra large.
4. Restored Creations Candles by Wheeler Mission
The story behind this gift idea is more amazing than the gift itself. Restored Creations is a social enterprise of Wheeler Mission's Center for Women & Children in Indiana that provides a therapeutic outlet while empowering women to develop and practice transferable job skills. Each candle is made by the women at the center and contains information inside about the person who made it.
5. Hand-Painted Artwork
It's one thing to buy a gift for a special loved one, but making that special gift can mean so much more. Let the experts at Bisque Barn in Avon or uPaint Pottery Studio in Plainfield help you create that special masterpiece. Various pieces of pottery are waiting for you to decorate and/or paint. No previous experience is necessary and the staff can provide guidance and will clean up the mess for you. You must plan ahead as each piece needs a few days to finish in the kiln. Prices vary depending on the pottery chosen. The pottery ranges from $5 - $60, with a wide selection for less than $20. There is also a $5 studio fee that applies per painter, that covers the paints, supplies and firing of the pottery.
6. Just Be Kind Products
Locations: Frazee Gardens in Brownsburg & The Real Food Shoppe in Plainfield
Price: $5 - $10 (Cash Only)
What began as a middle school after-school club back in 2015 in Plainfield, Indiana, has become a regional and even worldwide movement. Support the Just Be Kind initiative by purchasing available products as gifts for loved ones this holiday season. Products include T-shirts, magnets, garden flags, yard signs, mugs, wooden signs and more! Limited quantities are available.
7. Hand Decorated Thermal Drink Cups by Tara Rickey
Location: Gallery on the Square in Danville
Price: $30 - $40
Have you ever considered that the popular tumblers that more people are carrying around to stay hydrated could be works of art? Well, an artist at Gallery on the Square has just done that. If you have a special person that always seems to have water with them, why not buy them a custom hand-painted tumbler. Tumblers also can be customized or personalized.
8. Hand-Crocheted Throw Blankets
Location: African Plum Home & More
Price: $65 - $150
Give the gift of cozy and help a loved one curl up under one of these beautiful handmade blankets. African Plum carries a variety of these blankets in different sizes, colors and patterns. They sell the regular-sized and "super-chunky" blankets.
9. Genuine Leather Wallets, Money Clips & Notepads by Jimmy Ramsey Designs
Location: Pak Mail in Danville
Price: $7- $20
These beautifully intricate handmade leather items are made by local artisan Jim Ramsey. Along with the leather card wallets shown, you will also find unique leather bracelets ($20 each, or 2 for $30), zipper pouches ($7 for small, $10 for large), magnetic money clips ($12 each), and more.
Story Behind the Gift:
Jim Ramsey, owner of Epona Leather Works, named for the Celtic goddess of horses. He started the business around 2006 to produce handmade sporrans for himself and for different members of Scottish clan families who attend highland games around the country. The business eventually expanded into other areas, resulting in making hundreds of different unique items over the years.
10. Locally Made Chocolate Treats
Location: Schakolad Chocolate Factory at Shops at Perry Crossing in Plainfield
Price: $5 - $75
Give the gift of chocolate this year for that hard-to-buy-for loved one. Various flavors and varieties are available, and all the chocolate is made fresh on site at Schakolad. Prices vary by item chosen.
11. Gemstone Diffuser Bracelets
Location: Earth Wear in Plainfield
The Lava Rock Gemstone Diffuser Bead Bracelets come in a huge selection of Gemstones. Rub a bit of your favorite Essential Oil on the porous Lava Rock for beneficial Aromatherapy. Bracelets come in any size. Highly Durable and easily wearable. Stack them together for a super cool look.
12. Raw Sugar Scrubs
Location: Garden Gate Gift & Flower Shop in North Salem
Price: $2.95 - $19.95
Raw Sugar Scrubs are made from all natural ingredients. Among the offerings at Garden Gate is a balm that helps soothe chapped lips, cracked cuticles, dry skin & itchy rashes. You will also find healing face scrubs & body scrubs. And if you would like to give the gift of a home foot spa, foot soaks, scrubs & creams are also available. There will also be gift sets available.
13. Allen Berg Woodcarvings
Location: Bears Lawn Care and Garden Center in Lizton
Price: $10 - $550
Allen Berg is a self-taught woodcarver who has shared his talent/hobby for decades. His creations are usually centered around nature (e.g. owls, eagles, birds), Santa Claus (faces, figurines, ornaments) and nativity scenes. These hand-crafted items at Bear’s Garden Center in Lizton vary from $10 to $550 depending on the size, style and work invested.
14. Hand-Crafted Wood Signs
Hendricks County has two amazing sign shops that are uniquely different. Norelu, a small shop in Lizton, features the hand-made work of Brooke Canada and includes signs celebrating motivational and uplifting Biblical scriptures, the importance and love of family and even song lyrics, among other topics. MRC offers both stock and personalized items for every occasion. You are sure to find a sign that makes you think of that special loved one in both stores.
15. Snow People by Hot Blown Glass
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