What to Put in a Kentucky-Themed Gift Basket this Christmas

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It’s the gift-giving season, and many people may find it hard to decide what to give to all of their friends, family, coworkers, and casual acquaintances. Many people are extremely difficult to shop for, while others are the classic “people who already have everything.”

When looking for a gift for a difficult person to shop for, it may be intimidating. You may not want to spend a ton of money and the things you think they may like may be extremely out of your price range. A study out of the American Research Group found that the average American spent over $900 on holiday gifts in 2016 for the first time since 2006. With that being said, it can be hard to find that perfect gift that you can actually afford.

While we can’t help you shop for every hard-to-shop-for friend or extended family member in your life, we can help you craft the perfect gift for Kentucky Wildcat fans. Picture this: Your niece or nephew is in their junior year at the University of Kentucky. So, what’s the ultimate gift for someone who is in college and loves their school? A Kentucky-themed gift basket!

In a gift basket, you can stock them up with tons of great (and affordable) gear, food, and drinks from Kentucky. However, this gift idea also works if you’re the Kentucky Wildcat fan and need ideas for your relatives. If you’re looking for suggestions of what to put in a Kentucky-themed holiday gift basket, look no further! Here are some of our favorite ideas.

Kentucky Food and Drinks

For the Kentucky resident, nothing screams town pride more than a bottle of Makers Mark or another band of Kentucky bourbon. Not only can you put a bottle in the basket, but you can also throw a few Makers Mark bar accessories in the mix to keep up with the theme. You can also include Buffalo Trace distiller’s flour biscuit mix, Wild Turkey barbecue sauce, and Buffalo Trace sourmash pancake mix.

Univeristy of Kentucky Apparel

Whether your student attends the University of Kentucky or any other college, it’s always a good option to get them college gear! University of Kentucky shirts are always a big hit among Wildcats fans. You can even pair the University of Kentucky shirts with some University of Kentucky sweatshirts. The combination of the University of Kentucky Shirts and sweatshirts will allow them to show their pride while staying warm in the cooler months.

Home Items

You can also get your Kentucky fan items such as UK mugs, UK pens, and UK foam fingers to wear during game day! Your options are limitless, and the more stuff that you can fit in the gift basket, the better!

So, now that you know what to throw into the gift basket, it’s time to fill it up! Have fun with it and put as much Kentucky-themed gear in there as you can.

Happy Holidays!