Gifts That Make An Impact

We’ve got some great ideas for gift that are not only exciting to receive, but also make an impact on a local nonprofit. Check out these unique ways you can shop small for your loved ones this holiday season.


1. Tickets to a show at the Preston Arts Center, presented by the Henderson Area Arts Alliance

We are lucky in Henderson to have a world-class, 960 seat theatre in our own backyard.  We are even more fortunate to host on its stage, stellar national and internationally touring performance artists.  We are looking forward to upcoming shows such as the Christmas musical performance by Home Free (December 16), the nationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop (February13), Kentucky cellist Ben Sollee (March 23), and the broadway production of Cabaret (April 29).  Tickets to a Henderson Area Arts Alliance show are not only a memorable experience, but also help to support the mission of the Arts Alliance’s mission “to create a vibrant community by providing quality arts experiences for all.”  View the season of events here, and purchase tickets here.

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2. Kyndle Gift Cards

Small business is the backbone of a diverse and prosperous economy, providing a livelihood for owners and their families, opportunities for successful employment and essential goods and services for the entire region’s population. Kyndle recognizes the fundamental role of small business and works to support and encourage current owners and entrepreneurs alike.  One of Kyndle’s best programs which supports our stakeholders is their gift certificate program.  Gift certificates are sold in $10 and $25 denominations at the Kyndle office and are redeemable at any participating Kyndle stakeholder business.  To purchase, stop by the Kyndle headquarters or call 270.826.7505.


3. Horse Riding Lessons through Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding

Healing Reins is a 501(c)3 non-profit program that allows children and adults with disabilities to reach their full potential through interaction with horses. But did you know they also offer horse riding lessons to the general public? You can call to schedule an individual or small group session. Or if you would like to support local vendors, you can attend the Christmas on the Farm non-profit event November 25-26. The event is the main fundraiser for Healing Reins, and kids from ages 1 to 92 will love the Christmas farm spirit.


4.  Henderson Apparel

We’ve spent the past year developing and growing the gift shop in our office and we now have a very nice selection of Henderson apparel and accessories for men, women and children.  Proceeds from all of our merchandise sales help us to also further our mission of serving as ambassadors of our community, in an effort to benefit our local economy by marketing our assets and creating memorable experiences for visitors and residents alike.  You can shop online 24/7, or stop by our office between the hours of 9-5.

5. Donations in Honor or Memory of Someone

There are many, many worthy organizations that work hard to make Henderson, KY a better place to visit and call home, too many to name.  Whether it be a gift to the Community Foundation of Henderson, United Way of Henderson, your church, or directly to a local non-profit of your choosing, charitable contributions are a sure-fire way to warm someone’s heart.

From all of us at the Henderson County Tourist Commission, we wish you the Happiest of Holidays!

Checkout our online Community Calendar to see all of the upcoming holiday events in the Henderson area!