Buying gifts for one person is hard enough. Buying for two is enough reason to call off Christmas.
If you have spouses, partners, significant others or common-law couples on your gift list, don’t worry. We did our best to come up with ideas that can easily kill two lovebirds with one stone.
1. Foxhollow Farm Subscription Service
Everyone knows an otherwise delightful couple that insists on calling themselves “foodies.” Just let it go and keep getting invited for dinner because this gift will also pay off for you.
A subscription to Foxhollow Farm’s delivery service will deliver some of the state’s finest meats to your friends’ front door. Located in Crestwood, Foxhollow also delivers to nearly 20 of Louisville’s finest restaurants, so they’ll be in good company.
It’s not cheap — prices range from $120-$180 per month or roughly the same for a one-time-only delivery — but it’s enough food to feed a family of four eight or 10 times. There’s also a Holiday Box with enough beef to put someone in a Christmas meat coma.
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2. Zip line for two
The Louisville Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave., is a spectacular 100-acre underground playground that includes the country’s largest underground zip line tour, aka catnip for couples with an adventure fetish.
This enormous former limestone mine looks like a haunted theme park and the Mega Zip tours lasts as long as 2-1/2-hours with six lines, a racing section and something called challenge bridges, which is probably a lot more fun for spectators. The appropriately spooky lighting really adds to the sensation that you’re slowly riding a cable straight to the belly of the earth.
The Mega Cavern also offers obstacle courses and a bike park. At LouisvilleMegaCavern.com, the gift card option is top right on the homepage.
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3. Chic bourbon accessories
Louisville artist Melissa Sinkovic made these fashion accessories that are perfect for any party where cocktails are being poured — Christmas, your birthday, the Kentucky Derby, you name it.
Working with the state’s most iconic bourbon brand, Sinkovic uses actual labels and works them into shape before dipping one end into official Maker’s Mark wax, which as we all know is a magic wax available only in Loretto, Kentucky.
The cost is $25 each and they’re available at Revelry Boutique, 742 E Market St. and online at www.revelrygallery.com.
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4. His and hers decanter set, with booze
Whatever his and hers decanter set you choose won’t actually be made in Kentucky, but you can buy a nice one from Pappy Van Winkle at Louisville based www.pappyco.com.
The local portion of this gift is what gets poured: the bourbon.
Instead of going with standbys such as Maker’s Mark or Woodford Reserve, stretch out a bit. Old Weller Antique 107 is rumored to be the same recipe as used by Pappy Van Winkle but costs only $30, or about 50 times less than a bottle of Pappy on the secondary market.
Willett’s Pot Still Reserve is delicious and comes in a cool bottle, which means something when it comes to gifting, and is around $50. Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye, $40, is a blend of two whiskeys and port wine and is drop-dead delicious.
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5. Speed Museum Membership
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S 3rd St., is a marvel. It’s filled with a stellar range of art, from the Renaissance to contemporary, and its new movie theater is fantastic.
This gift idea works for both couples and couples with children, and it’s pretty cheap. An individual plus guest pass is $70, a full family membership is $100. Both include free admission, free or discounted admission to traveling exhibits, and discounts for movie tickets and the gift shop.
The theater is cozy, with great sightlines for everyone, and has excellent sound. There are plenty of art-damaged movies but also pop-culture cool stuff like Hitchcock.
Jeffrey Lee Puckett: 502-582-4160; email@example.com; Twitter: @JLeePuckett. Support strong local journalism by subscribing today: courier-journal.com/jeffreyl.
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