A Few of My Favorite Things: A Holiday Gift Guide

By JD Dotson


Lavender Hill

359 Spring St.



Organic Lavender and Cooking Lavender – prices vary

Soap from Provence France – $9.25 each

Lavender from Washington State in an organza bag – $3.75 a bag

The calming gift of lavender is a great reminder to relax, breathe and let the stress of the day melt away.


Oh Baby! Children’s Boutique

222 Pearl St. Suite 101

Oh Baby

Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag – $189

Handmade Booties by local Jessica Rexroat – $24

Tooth Fairy Figurine by Lori Mitchell – $34

If I’m going to be babysitting my fashionista godchild, I plan on spoiling her rotten.  Oh Baby! will be my first stop before I pick up the stylish kiddo.


Pacers and Racers

3602 Northgate Court

New Albany


Foot wheel – $21.50

The Original Grid Foam Roller – $39.99

My foam roller is the best gift I can give my body after a long run, and a roller for my feet is icing on the cake.  As a side note, cake is the reason I run.



234 Pearl St.

New Albany


Pendants – $15-$28

Showing pride in our state is easy in customizable copper, brass and leather, all created by a local artist.


Do you have a favorite thing you’d like to share with Extol readers? Tell us what it is and where to purchase it in an email to extol@extol.mag.com. Please put “My Favorite Thing” in the subject line. 

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