The elves of Prestonsburg have been hard at work all through the night, slashing prices, making unique pieces, and sprinkling magic to make a season you won’t believe. It’s the time of year that we get to say thank you and show love to those you hold dear. Few deserve these things more than Mom. We get it, Christmas shopping is hard. What do you get someone that deserves everything? How do you give the world to someone while being on a tight budget? Where do you even start? Well, folks, let us go ahead and step in. Allow us to guide you through this season’s best picks for moms. Even better, you don’t have to travel 500 miles to find the perfect gift. This year, stress is out; shopping local with ease is in.
As you’re making your list and checking it twice, we want you to THINK LOCAL. The ‘Burg is quirky by nature, and that means offering the best unique gifts that will make Mom smile ear to ear. We’ve made it easy to navigate gift shopping like a breeze. Many of these are even offering special discounts for Prestonsburg shoppers both in-store and online!
Enjoy, and happy holiday shopping!
1) Customized Calendar
Why This Gift: Your face reminding mom how good her genes are 365 days a year. A calendar is not only practical but personal. Pick out 12 of your favorite memories to take mom through the new year; bonus points for those who recreate old childhood photo-ops as adults.
Where to Get: Statewide Press; Hi-Tech Signs & Graphics
2) KY Mama Jewelry
Why This Gift: There’s many things that mom’s love, but her family and Kentucky always rank highest. This Christmas, keep mom looking good with a reminder of how loved she is. Many local boutiques offer a range of KY apparel to choose from. Don’t miss out on the adorable mama bear charmed bracelets that can go “casual cool” or “business meeting boss”.
Where to Get: The Mountain Muse, Daffodils Boutique, Wildfire Designs, The Village Boutique, The Mod Chic
3) X-Large Coffee Mug for X-Crazy Days
Why This Gift: You know, I know, Moms certainly know, but sometimes we forget just how busy a day in the life of a mother is. Help mom refuel her go-go juice with a unique coffee mug this holiday season. We love “I Love You to the Mountains and Back” from Wildfire Designs KY and, of course, you can’t go wrong with a personalized “Prestonsburg” mug.
Where to Get: Wildfire Designs, The Mountain Muse, Richie’s Hallmark
4) Cupcakes, Fudge, and Peace of Mind, Oh My!
Why this Gift: Pick up some homemade treats for when the kids are being sour and she needs something sweet! There’s nothing that delights us ladies more than something sweet that we don’t have to share. Fortunately for us, there’s multiple options for our sweet tooth to savor, whether we like something chocolatey, nutty, or with a little unicorn pizazz. Yes, unicorn is an actual fudge flavor you can pick up for mom, and, yes, she will absolutely love it.
Where to Get: Sugar Magnolia’s; The Mountain Muse
5) Spa Day
Why This Gift: Alright, now we’re talking. Whether you treat her with the gift of a massage, new hair-do, or makeover, a spa day is the perfect holiday gift for a couple reasons. 1) It’s a gift that has a side effect of peace and quiet. 2) It offers two things moms rarely get enough of—self care and relaxation. 3) It’s the perfect gift to show mom you recognize the amount of work and effort it takes to run a family.
Where to Get: Flawless Beauty; Purlux Spa; Le Spa
6) Coffee Gift Card
Why this Gift: Here’s a gift that keeps giving long after the day it’s opened. Gift mom with an experience that will fill her with laughter and create memories she’ll always keep. Whether you’re in the seat next to her or offer this up as a datenight for her and her partner in crime, memories remain a gift you can’t put a price on.
Where to Get:
1) Dinner & A Show- Mountain Arts Center; Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre; East KY Science Center & Planetarium
2) Pottery Painting Event- You, Me, & Pottery
3) Round of Golf- Stonecrest Golf Course
4) Sewing or Quilting Class- Sew n Love
8) Leave Your Mark
Why this Gift: Actions speak louder than words. This Christmas, your gift for mom can do both! Hand paint a unique item at You, Me, & Pottery or, better yet, grab Mom for a special date to each customize your own. Nothing brings us together like a little paint, creativity, and quality time. If there are a few words or a name that you know carries extra meaning, help mom make it permanent. Now, for some this can mean a tattoo (go on with your bad self). For those that want permanent-but not THAT permanent-swing into In.Kind to have your own customized necklace, ornaments, or bracelet made. You can even have the note engraved in your own handwriting!
Where to Get: In.Kind Store; You, Me, & Pottery; Permanent Marks Tattoo
9) Buns of Steel
Why This Gift: You heard that right! Give mom the gift of feeling good! With so many options—group fitness, personal training, high intensty, or relaxed meditation—there is something for all individuals. Tell mom to go on with her bad self and jump into a cycling, dance, yoga, or weight lifting class!
Where to Get: Foxy-Fitness; Pro-Fitness; Beauty Within Yoga
10) Candle to Keep Zen
Why This Gift: The ole candle may not be unique, but it sure is tried and tested. Guess what? The results are always good! Teenagers, sports, the new puppy you forgot to mention—keep her world smelling good through all of it!
Where to Get: Richie’s; Ragedy Ann’s; Daffodils Boutique,
11) New Mom Aide
Why This Gift: Being a new mom is a scary time. Help make it as easy as possible during a season that is meant for love and compassion. There’s a variety of options in this department—new bibs, Rock-n-Roll Lullaby albums (yes, please), unique onesies, or what we suggest, a baby soother.
Where to Get: Lad n Lassies; Little Rascals Boutique
12) A Leash for the Wild Kid
Why This Gift: We all know that one that is just uncontrollable. That one dog, of course.. This year, win all the brownie points by getting her favorite sidekick all glitzed and glammed. Extra points for anyone that gets mom a matching item with her dog! Think about matching up a bracelet or T-shirt with her pet’s collar or leash!
Where to Get: Lou’s Place for Pets
13) Car Wash & Detailing
Why This Gift: Moms are BUSY! We all know that one mom that can pull anything out of her car at any given moment—sneakers, hair tie, new shirt, a rake, 2 flower pots..you get the point. Help mom hit reset before the new year with a little car R&R. Her vehicle will be shiny and clean and her heart warm and fuzzy.
Where to Get: Sparkling Car Wash & Detailing
14) Outdoors Adventure
Why This Gift: What’s one thing all mom’s need? Peace and quiet. If your mama bear finds that out in the wild, then follow the call! Hook mom up over the holidays with a new fishing pole, bow, or hiking stick. Partner this up with a homemade coupon for “One day with me on the Sugarcamp Mountain Trails or Dewey Lake” and you’ll really land a homerun.
Where to Get: Anglers Bait & Tackle; Copperhead Gun & Range
BONUS: New Rug
Why This Gift: Now, we know this gift isn’t traditionally on Santa’s wish list. That’s why it’s the perfect unique holiday gift. Chances are that ol’ family rug has seen enough spaghetti spills and tipped mugs to give mom nightmares. This year, give mom a little freshness. Not only does it offer refreshing style and comfort; it also let’s you acknowledge that you may have made some messes growing up but you will always be thankful for mom being there to help you clean it up.
Where to Get: Home Furniture
DOUBLE BONUS: Adult Indulgences
Why this Gift: All mamas need the chance to unwind. Luckily, in the foothills of Appalachia, we have a few options to help! Keep mom from sneaking grandpa’s favorite tobacco pipe by gifting her a new gingerbread flavored vape pen. Who said brown paper bags can’t be classy? Celebrate local history and our mountain roots with a jar of Kentucky Moonshine or Kentucky Mist. After all, Christmas is about bringing jolly and cheer to those far a near.
Where to Get: Kickin’ Ash; Brown Bag Remedies
Happy Holidays, everyone!