Yes, it’s that time of year again—the time when you spend your nights poring over countless websites and hurriedly browsing stores on the way home from work in pursuit of The Perfect Gift for the countless people on your holiday list.
And while all the hustle and bustle of the holidays can get a bit overwhelming, shopping in Danville, Kentucky, is actually a breeze—especially because most of our stores are within a few blocks of each other. Next time you’re in town, check out these places and knock out your shopping list in one fell swoop!
Karamel Kreations (left) is a local confectioner churning out an assortment of family-recipe caramels, including traditional squares, caramel corn, and bourbon balls, to name a few. Aside from sweets you can also browse jewelry, accessories, housewares, and decorations (some with a unique Danville twist).
Pies for You is our newest sweet shop, replete with from-scratch pies and cookies, as well as coffee and tea. It’s a nice place to stop in, warm up and reenergize while shopping, or to get some treats for your upcoming holiday parties.
Chocolate-N-More has a selection of hand-made artisan chocolates, from classic chocolate covered strawberries to the more adventurous chocolate-covered bacon.
For over 25 years, Maple Tree Gallery (right) has been a fixture of our Main Street, and for good reason—they have a wonderful selection of local artwork, housewares, kitchen items, jewelry, and accessories. If you’re looking for gifts with style and personality, this is a place to stop.
Sycamore offers unique home décor items, including candles, dishes, centerpieces, mirrors, furniture and more. You’ll find statement pieces here you can’t get elsewhere!
Other housewares stores include Muddy Creek and Yesterday’s Potions.
If you're in the market for miniature home goods, make sure to stop by the Dollhouse Shop and Miniatures Store, located inside the Great American Dollhouse Museum, where you can find a wide array of both pre-made dollhouses and all the perfect accessories to decorate them with.
Located at Constitution Square park, the Gift Shop (left) has a variety of Kentucky and Danville-themed gifts, including books, posters, puzzles, t-shirts, mugs, jewelry, soaps, and more! A great way to give a little piece of Danville to those you love.
Karamel Kreations and Maple Tree Gallery often carry Danville-themed merch, too. A Lasting Impression has a wide array of specialty gifts as well.
Clothing and Accessories
A&L Accessories is a downtown business brimming with cute clothes, jewelry, UK gear, and more. Vestiary (right) is a new downtown boutique featuring fashion-forward clothing and jewelry for the fashionista in your family.
If you’ve got a health nut to shop for, Danville Bike and Footwear, a two-decade old locally owned business is a no-brainer. They’ve got running shoes and apparel, socks, bikes, swim gear, sports nutrition, athletic watches, and more. And if you can’t decide what to pick, their gift certificates are an easy out.
Food and Drink
A 20-plus year local business, Elmwood Inn (left) is the place to go for the tea enthusiasts in your life. Browse hundreds of teas, as well as kettles, mugs, pots, books, and more. They can help you make up a great gift basket!
If you’re looking for other gourmet food/drink, you could also try Jane Barleycorn’s Market & Bar (they offer beer, wine, bourbon, liquors, chocolate, cheese--all the good stuff).
Tis the season—happy shopping! Find more places to try here.