Gifts have ways of communicating hidden messages between friends, such as a card containing an inside joke or a cake containing last month’s gas bill. Escape the direst of gifting situations with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of handcrafted merchandise at Completely Kentucky in Frankfort.
At Completely Kentucky, more than 500 local artists, artisans, and craftspeople hawk their wares in a historic 150-year-old building. Shoppers stroll among shelves lined with elegant doodads and art pieces, such as a decorative chicken crafted with a coiled spring and intricate metalwork to simulate realistic pecking ($30). Ogle handmade clay works such as a coffee mug with the horse and brand of Kentucky ($18) or a reflective ceramic bowl ready for guest-serving duty ($65). Shopping green is simplified with a hand-woven mini market basket that also serves as a quintessential picnic tote or a condominium for retired action figures ($35). The Tour of Kentucky basket ($65) brims with Kentucky's finest edibles, including Maker's Mark coffee and barbecue sauce, Woodford Reserve bourbon candy, and Old Kentucky Barn's Henry Bain sauce, to sate state-specific cravings while highlighting the the area's enviable eats. All purchases come with complimentary gift-wrapping and cards, and home delivery is available for larger gifts or for shoppers traveling by pogo stick.