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. Jewelry Advent Calendars
Location: Seize the Night Designs in Danville
So, we’ve heard of advent calendars and even featured a couple in last year’s Gift Guide, but we had never come across this creative idea at Seize the Night Designs. How much fun would it be to count down the days by adding a new charm to a bracelet? Well, that is exactly what you can do with this gift. The price above is for the bracelet which comes in a 6-day or 12-day option. But, she also carries necklace and earrings advent items as well.
2. Dip-Dyed, Bleached Flannels
Location: Style Threads Resale and Boutique in Avon
We found flannels to be in style this holiday season with these dip-dyed creations at Style Threads to be particularly trendy. The staff there told us they have a difficult time keeping up with the demand already. They have them in every size from XS up to 3X.
3. Personalized Door Mats
Location: MRC Wood Products in Brownsburg
We love the signs, ornaments and other wood creations at MRC. So, it surprised us when we came away with a non-wood product on this year’s Gift Guide. But these personalized coconut husk doormats are both durable and welcoming. MRC prints the designs directly on the mat, meaning your personalization will last.
4. Embroidered Zip Code Pillows
Location: Copper Top Customs in Clayton
Undoubtedly, our favorite new store in Hendricks County, Copper Top Customs is a must-experience shopping location. Filled with a variety of antique, vintage and repurposed gifts, you could spend a good hour in this store. For the Gift Guide, we chose these great 16-inch pillows that can be customized for any zip code or name in a variety of colors.
5. 4-Pack of Root Beer Varieties
Location: Oasis Diner in Plainfield
If you or someone on your list loves the signature root beer or butterscotch root beer at the Oasis Diner, we have good news. They are selling it in four-pack bottles. They also offer refillable growlers, too. Obviously just going in and eating in this old-time diner is an experience to itself. So, this gift would pair nicely with an Oasis Diner gift card, so they could eventually check out the restaurant for themselves.
6. Experience: NASCAR Truck Race
Location: Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Brownsburg
Price: $35-$45 and free for children
A tradition returns in 2022 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on Friday, July 29. This would be the perfect gift for the motorsports fanatic in your life. Tickets are available at https://raceirp.com/ with reserved seats selling for $45 and general admission tickets for $35. Children 12 and under get a free general admission ticket when accompanied by a paid adult.
7. Better Melted Glassware
Location: Seek and Find in Brownsburg
If you have never been to Seek and Find before, it offers another shopping paradise that we highly recommend. We found so many options but landed on these unique, recycled glass bottles that the artist melts into serving trays, decorations and memory displays. These glass bottles can be personalized as well.
8. Barnwood Tic Tac Toe Board
Location: Forget-Me-Nots in Danville
Another great location that you just need to explore for yourself can be found just off the square in Danville at Forget-Me-Nots. We just adore their creations and love that they preserve local barnwood by giving it a second life. You can just see the rustic age of the barnwood in this year’s featured gift, their giant tic tac toe tabletop board with accompanying X’s and O’s.
9. Children’s Cloth Books
Location: Gallery on the Square in Danville
Gallery on the Square always provides a treasure trove of great gifts, and this year is no different. We found this great booth with quilt products handmade by Eileen Alexander. She offers so many wonderful options to choose from including beautiful wall hangers, cross-body bags, bucket hats and more. But the gift that really caught our eye were these awesome cloth children’s books that will last for many generations to come.
10. Charcuterie Hot Cocoa Board
Location: Brie & Bartlett in Brownsburg
Charcuterie boards seem to be all the rage this year, so we found a location here in Hendricks County that will customize them for you. They offer meat and cheese boards as well, but we loved the hot cocoa boards. Their large hot cocoa board serves 4 for $40 and includes four Hot Cocoa bombs with tiny marshmallows inside, 2 vials of honey, peppermint bark and more. They also offer a smaller version. You should pre-order these by email at email@example.com.
11. Paint-Your-Own Bath Bombs Kit
Location: Gallery on the Square in Danville
It is hard to limit our gifts to just one from Gallery on the Square, so we decided not to. In the section by Bath Omens, we found some fun bath bombs in different shapes including leg lamps, snowflakes and snowmen, but then we noticed their paint-your-own kits. These kits come already boxed and allow the user to have a little fun painting their bath bombs prior to using them in the tub.
12. Experience: Family Fun Night
Location: Press Play Gaming Lounge in Brownsburg
Price: Your Choice
We love Press Play Gaming Lounge and think it remains one of the best hidden gems you can find in Hendricks County. They have virtual reality stations, foam wars, three-point shooting contests, family pods and much more. Purchase a gift card for someone to discover the fun they’ve been missing.
13. Goat Milk Soap
Location: Alsum Organics in Plainfield
Inside Alsum Organics, which is best known for its holistic health & wellness products (all things CBD, Dietary Supplements and Bath Bombs), we found this locally produced, essential oil-infused goat milk soap. But this isn’t just your traditional bar of goat soap as each bar features fun shapes including reindeers, angels, flowers and more. They even offer unscented soap for sensitive skin. And if customers mention our Gift Guide, they get 10 percent off in store through the holiday season.
14. Fudge Snowman Tins
Location: Fudge Kettle in Avon
Price: $5.99 for the tin, plus the cost of whatever you choose to go in it
The Fudge Kettle will offer these cute snowmen tins throughout the holiday season that can be filled with 1.5 pounds of their signature fudge (6 wrapped ¼-pound pieces). That amount of fudge would cost $24, so $29.99 total for the tin filled with fudge. But the price can vary depending on what you choose to go in it. You can mix and match with other sweets you find in store
15. Experience: Tie-Dye Fun
Location: The Tie Dye Lab in Avon
Price: Cost varies
Another DIY experience that is fun for the whole family. Choose an article of clothing, a few colors and then discover the art of tie-dye. The staff there will help you every step of the way and clean up the mess for you after you’re done.
16. Apple Boxes
Location: Beasley’s Orchard in Danville
Beasley’s will offer three different themed gift boxes this year filled by hand with some of their most popular items including their fresh apples of course and other products such as their apple butter, honey and more. These can be purchased in their barn market or online and shipped anywhere.
17. Personalized Tote Bags
Location: The Rustic Attic by Angie in Plainfield
We found these fun and creative tote bags in this new women’s boutique store featuring trendy fashions and jewelry located across the street from Dick’s Sporting Goods inside The Shops at Perry Crossing. Made by the owner’s daughter, you can purchase the tote bags they have in stock, or with some lead time (about three days), they can customize one for you.
18. Gourmet Popcorn
Location: PopAKernal Popcorn in Brownsburg
We realize everyone has those hard-to-buy-for loved ones on their shopping lists. So, who doesn’t love food and more specifically gourmet popcorn? Buy a bucket or gift bag. PopAKernal always offers a variety of flavors from the common to some signature varieties like Sweet Cajun. They’ve even added a new movie room next door to their shop that is free for anyone to enjoy with the purchase of popcorn.
19. Experience: Hand-Painted Coffee Mug
Location: uPaint Pottery Studio in Plainfield
uPaint Pottery Studio is a paint-your-own, do-it-yourself (DIY) experience where you can create a handmade gift that will be treasured for years to come. uPaint has so many pottery options available, but we will focus on one of their most popular items, their coffee mugs. You can either go in and paint one for a loved one or purchase a gift card to enjoy the experience together.
20. Doctor Who Lamps
Location: Who North America in Camby
If you have a Doctor Who fan on your holiday shopping list, this is the place you need to go. The only retail store dedicated to the hit British TV show in North America is right here in Hendricks County! And they are running an in-store special this holiday season on these awesome 20-inch lamps with sound effects. Online they cost $49.95, but you can get them half off in store.
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