Unique gift ideas for WKU students

Taylor Harrison

Having trouble finding the right gifts for family and friends? There are places in Bowling Green that might have just what you’re looking for.

Lost River Cave

Wildflower Gifts, the Lost River Cave gift shop, has unique gift ideas for the holidays.

Rho Lansden, executive director of the Friends of the Lost River Inc., said one option that the gift shop has is jewelry, including a variety of rings, necklaces and bracelets.

There are also have other accessories such as scarves, purses and Christmas-themed headbands.

Christmas ornaments that are nature-themed are also available. One in particular that might interest WKU students is the white squirrel ornament.

Lansden said the store has “adorable mugs” and serving ware such as dessert plates.

Art, rock and gem collections, pocket knives, pottery, books and cookbooks are also for sale.

“I think there’s something they could pick up here for everyone in their family,” Lansden said.

Most of the proceeds from the gift shop go toward developing a nature center as a part of the cave, Lansden said.

The Great Escape Records and Comics

For the gamer or music lover on your Christmas list, consider a trip to The Great Escape.

The Great Escape sells a lot of entertainment related items, such as new and used records, video game systems, posters and comics.

Matt Pfefferkorn, a Great Escape employee, said the store is a small chain with four locations.

The store has a special Christmas section that includes things like classic Charlie Brown and The Nightmare Before Christmas items.

JD Bakery & Café

For those with family or friends who have a sweet tooth, a place you might want to try is JD Bakery and Café.

“We can do pretty much anything,” Christi Bryant said. Bryant works in the front where people can buy pre-made items.

However, if a customer wants something specific, the bakery can usually do it with 24 hours notice.

A lot of different cakes including red velvet, Italian cream, German chocolate and hummingbird cake are available. A hummingbird cake is a spice cake with pineapple, banana, and cream cheese icing.

“Jam cakes are pretty popular for Christmas,” Bryant said.