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Now more than ever, shopping local is vital to the success of our local economy.
I’ve lived in the Springfield area for nearly twenty years. I grew up in Ozark, attended college at MSU, and have always been very active in the community.
Believe me, I’ve lived in the 417 so long that I’ve literally gone to every coffee shop in search for The Best Hot Cocoa in Springfield, Missouri.
Between my passion for my hometown and supporting local businesses, it only made sense to compile “The Ultimate Springfield Holiday Gift Guide.”
The Ultimate Springfield, Missouri Holiday Gift Guide
*I want to add that these are just suggestions based on my experiences and interests.
There are so many fantastic local businesses in the 417 and I truly wish I could add all of them to this guide!
Is there a local business that isn’t on this list that you love? Please drop it in the comments below!
For the Foodie
Maybe I’m biased, but the 417 is filled with some of the most amazing local restaurants. How are we so lucky!? A gift card to any of these restaurants will make the perfect present for a true foodie!
Located in the heart of downtown, Civil Kitchen offers a modern spin on your favorite classics. Known for it’s made from scratch menu, burgers, fried chicken, beer selection, and unique dishes.
Bambino’s is a fantastic Italian eatery that specializes in pasta, panini’s, and homemade desserts.
For the Wino
Shopping for someone who loves wine? These Springfield businesses have extensive selections and will assist you in buying the perfect bottle.
Cherry Picker is a coffee bar, lunch counter, neighborhood bar & package store. They have a wide variety of wines and their employees are always helpful in picking the perfect bottle. They even have a wine club you can join (if you’re cool enough!)
A chef based restaurant and communal wine house. Along with complimentary wine tastings, Cellar + Plate offers a variety of wines sold by the glass or bottle. Women-Owned.
Bear Creek Winery is located slightly outside of Springfield in Walnut Shade, MO near Branson. They are a family-owned winery and small-batch brewery with fantastic selections.
For the Women
Boutique clothes and accessories or a relaxing spa day makes the perfect gift for your lady.
Clothe Boutique offers a variety of clothing, shoes, accessories, and home décor that is carefully curated and selected. Women-Owned.
Five Pound Apparel sells products that benefit people all over the world, handmade with love, and that you can’t find anywhere else.
Grove Spa offers massages, facials, nail services, and so much more.
For the Guys
A Springfield gift shop just for the dudes. Just For Him offers selections of cigars, tobacco pipes, men’s accessories, soaps & scents, and more.
Surprise your special someone with a six pack from Mother’s Brewing, Springfield’s largest microbrewery.
Dapper is the swankiest barbershop downtown. They offer signature haircuts featuring essential oil-infused towels and cold cucumber eye peels.
For the College Hipsters
Springfield just wouldn’t be the same without all the hipster college students jazzing the town up with their vibes. Here are some local gift ideas that your hipster will love.
Located right in the heart of downtown, The Coffee Ethic is an award-winning coffee shop featuring tasty hot drinks, beer, wine, and pastries.
Stick It In Your Ear is the go-to place in Springfield for vinyl, posters, and rad t-shirts.
Consider buying a gift card to The Moxie, a non-profit arthouse movie theater. Or if your hipster is really the ultimate movie lover, you can even gift them a membership to the coolest cinema in Springfield.
For the Earthly
Shopping for someone who loves plants, tea, or just has that earthly vibe to them? Here are some spectacular gift ideas.
Located on historic Commercial Street, Chabom Teas and Spices has a wide variety of tea, herbs, and spices.
Chris Cox A.K.A “The Bonsai Guy” will set you up with a special bonsai, gift certificate, or even Asian home décor. Veteran-Owned.
Wheeler Gardens is a family-owned business that has everything you need for your plant lovers: shrubs, flowers, garden décor, and so much more!
For the Active
Buying a membership to any of these local gyms & studios is a perfect present for someone who loves fitness, or hopes to adopt a more active lifestyle.
The Studio by Jamie Kinkeade is the sexiest, most encouraging, and fun workout studio anyone could join. A wide variety of classes are taught from yoga, dancing, high and low intensity, and low impact. In-person and online classes are available. Women-Owned.
Pure Hot Yoga is an infrared heated yoga studio that strives to build a strong community along with bodies and minds. Women-Owned
Equipped with climbing walls for a variety of skill levels, training area, yoga studio, and gear shop. No prior experience is needed at Zenith and beginners are welcome!
A gift you won’t find anywhere else.
Culture Flock is a super cool boutique that specializes in colorful and inclusive apparel, goods, and accessories for friends of every shape, size, color, gender, and orientation. Women + LGBTQ owned.
Harrison House offers a wide selection of vintage & seasonal finds, home goods, women’s apparel, and jewelry.
A fine craft gallery and community clay center. Springfield Pottery offers beautiful handmade pottery for purchase, pottery classes, and gift certificates.
Springfield, Missouri is filled with the most incredible local businesses. This holiday season, show your support to these small business owners.
Do you have a favorite locally-owned business in Springfield, Missouri that isn’t on this list? Drop it in the comments below and give a short description of what they sell!
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