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During these trying times, it is important to support local businesses and tourism partners in our community. Below is a list of shops, boutiques and attractions that are adjusting to fit the needs of the community. This list is continuously being updated. Please email Andrea.Jira@CoMo.govcreate new email with changes and updates to shop information.

SHOP DETAILS

opens in a new windowAlpine Shop

 

We are now open from 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 pm. Masks are required.

opens in a new windowAmerican Shoe

Now open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm. We have a great selection for the winter season, stop in, and see what we have today!

 

Ann Taylor Loft

Open 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday’s Noon to 5 pm.

Art off the Trail

Open in Historic Rocheport 11 am –  5 pm Friday & Saturday and by appointment.
Blue Stem Crafts Missouri Crafts
Since 1983, Bluestem has showcased fine, folk & functional craft from Missouri as well as regional artists of the 8 neighboring states.
Open 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Saturday and Sunday Noon – 5 pm.

opens in a new windowBoone Olive Oil Co.

 

Open 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am – 4 pm Sunday. In-store, curbside pickup and online delivery are all available!

The Candy Factory Our hours are M-S at 10 am – 5 pm. Sun closed. Closed January 1 -2.

Chico’s

Open 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday’s noon – 6 pm.

opens in a new windowColumbia Mall

We are open 11 AM – 9 PM Monday through Saturday and 12 PM – 7 PM Sunday. See a list of open stores and the safety measures we’re taking to make your visit worry-free.

opens in a new windowComing Home

Open 3 pm – 5 pm Wednesday – Friday, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

opens in a new windowDryer’s Shoes

We are on modified business hours of Monday-Saturday
9:30 AM-5:00 PM. We look forward to serving you, masks are required!

opens in a new windowDungarees Clothing, Workwear & Boots

Every style, every size, every color of Carhartt workwear. Plus Gear from Timberland PRO, Ariat, CAT, and more!

Fringe Boutique

Open 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday.

opens in a new windowHeart Body & Soul

Now open with reduced hours: 12-7 Wed -Fri,11-6 Sat and 1-6 Sun. Closed Mon & Tues.

 

 

Hunt & Peck

Open 10 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday in Historic Rocheport.
The Lookout Farm Shop online! HTTP://www.lookoutlavender.com 

opens in a new windowKents on Broadway

Monday – Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-4pm. Please call (573) 443-0232 to place your order and bring a smile to someone’s day!

 

opens in a new windowLululemon

Shop in-store or online with same-day store pick-up.

Our current hours are Mon-Sat 10-5 pm and Sun 11- 6 pm.

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NEW HOURS

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Closed Sunday

In-Store or Online.
By appointment, by chance, by phone, or online.

 

Manitou Studios

Open in Historic Rocheport Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and by appointment.
 

Marshall’s

Open with limited in-store shopping available.

May Wynn Open 11 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Saturday. Don’t forget you can shop online 24/7 at opens in a new windowshopmaywynn.com 🎁 We ship everywhere and also have free local delivery available!
Michael’s In-store shopping; Order online; Curbside Pick-up

opens in a new windowMy Secret Garden

Open 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Saturday. 

opens in a new windowMy Sister’s Circus

We are open 12-3 pm Wednesday – Friday. Still doing appointments before and after! MASKS ARE REQUIRED!! We will provide one if you don’t have one!!!!

Papa’s Cat Cafe Open! Reserve online. Online reservations required.  Limit of 8 visitors at a time. Face masks and hand sanitizers required.

Reserve your spot today at www.papascatcafe.com

Pedego Electric Bikes Now open Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday noon – 4 pm

opens in a new windowPlume

Hours 10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm Saturday

opens in a new windowPoppy

Open with limited hours of 10 am to 6 pm daily. Curbside pickup is still available, however no longer offering local delivery.

opens in a new windowSalon Nefisa

Re-opening with reservations only.  Check out our Facebook page for more details

 

opens in a new windowSkylark Bookshop

Online ordering and curbside pick-up available! Limited in-store shopping by appointment daily 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday’s 11 am – 5 pm.

Shirahaze Gallery Open in historic Rocheport, Wednesday – Friday 11 am – 4 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday Noon to 4 pm.
Speckled Frog Toys & Books Now open in our new location on 9th Street!

Shop by appointment Mon-Sat: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
If we don’t have an appointment – come on in!
Stockton Mercantile Open in Historic Rocheport Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm, Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm.

opens in a new windowTallulah’s

Tallulah’s is now open 10-5 Monday thru Saturday.
The Mud Room  

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: groups by appointment
Wednesday: groups by appointment
Thursday: groups by appointment
Friday: 1pm-6pm
Saturday: 1pm-6pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

 

The Southern Rose
Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday’s 10 am – 5 pm.
Worts & All Now open regular hours 5 pm – 8 pm Monday, Tuesday & Friday, closed Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday Noon – 4 pm.  Come see us!

opens in a new windowYellow Dog Bookshop

We’re open 12-6PM Monday – Saturday. Come by, give us a call, send a message…

We will continue to offer curbside pick up and shipping.

Whitehorse Woolgatherer A rug hooking studio offering classes, supplies, including over 1000 pieces of wool and hook-ins. Applique and punch needle supplies, also. Open 11 am – 4 pm Saturday & Sunday and by appointment.
Walt’s Bike Shop Cycling, Outdoor, and Fitness since 1967. Locally Owned x Community Driven! Walt’s Bike Shop has the expertise, equipment, and service commitment to fuel all of your outdoor adventures.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12-5pm

 

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ATTRACTION DETAILS
Access Arts

Open 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.

opens in a new windowArtlandish Gallery & Emporium

Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM.
Please call us at 573-442-2999 during business hours to set up your private shopping experience or email artlandish@live.comcreate new email or message us here.

opens in a new windowBoone County History & Culture Center

Open 12 pm – 4 pm Thursday – Saturday.
Breakout CoMo Open 9 am – 11 pm daily, til midnight Friday & Saturday.

opens in a new windowColumbia Art League

We’re open 12-4 PM Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. For a private viewing / appointment, you can contact opens in a new windowkelsey@columbiaartleague.orgcreate new email

opens in a new windowColumbia Farmers Market

Columbia Farmers Market is a year-round producer-only farmers market! Shop local with over 90+ vendors, all within a 50-mile radius of Columbia! Open Saturday’s 9 am-noon.

opens in a new windowComo Axe Attack

Imagine the feeling of letting go, it’s something like hurling an axe through the air with your bare hands…oh wait, it literally is hurling an axe through the air with your bare hands. Also, check out the website for information on the Rage Room!  We are partnering with a lot of great organizations to add to the fun so be sure to check out our Facebook page for the latest info.

Need to let go? Visit COMO Axe Attack.

opens in a new windowDaniel Boone Regional Library

All buildings reopen with limited hours and services and some bookmobile stops resume.  Visit our website for virtual story time and other fun activities.

opens in a new windowGoing Bonkers

Goodbye 2020! Let’s ring in 2021 at Bonkers!
Open New Year’s Eve 11 am – 1 pm!
Hitt Records Hitt is open 12-6 pm daily. Bring a mask!
Life is Sweet Massage
Open 10 – 6 pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Treat yourself to a well-deserved massage at

Schedule a message

opens in a new windowLes Bourgeois Vineyards

Stop by the Tasting Room & Gift Shop to make your own custom wine flight! Open daily 10 am-6 pm. opens in a new windowhttps://missouriwine.com/visit-us/tasting-room/
Level Up Entertainment 10 am-10 pm Sunday to Thursday
10 am -midnight Friday and Saturday
Book a party or event at levelupthefun.com.

opens in a new windowMindBreak Escape

Ready to come out and play in our safe and private environment?
Can’t wait to have you at MindBreak! 🤩
Museum of Anthropology Open 9 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday, Saturday & Sunday Noon to 4 pm. Online Exhibition: opens in a new windowhttps://maa.missouri.edu
Museum of Art and Archaeology Visit us virtually http://maa.missouri.edu/

opens in a new windowOrr Street Studios

Open noon – 5 pm Wednesday – Sunday.

opens in a new windowPapas Cat Cafe

Make your reservation NOW and give these kitties the love they’ve been missing for 6+ weeks. Secure your spot to visit the kitties in a safe space with the following safety measures in place. Spots are limited and reservations required.

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Holiday shopping can be stressful, especially in 2020. Ease your stress this year by shopping local in CoMo! Our local stores have made it easier than ever to shop local this holiday season with many stores offering convenient online shopping, curbside pickup and free local delivery. We’ve even compiled a list of amazing items found locally that your family and friends are sure to love. Happy shopping!

 

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For the Sweet Tooth

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the chocolate lover in your life, look no further than The Candy Factory. In business for almost 50 years, The Candy Factory has perfected the art of chocolate making. Grab a gift basket filled with all of the Candy Factory’s best chocolates or a box of assorted truffles in a festive holiday box. Visit their newly redesigned website for convenient online ordering. We also can’t resist a good homemade pie and Peggy Jean’s Pies makes some of the best pies we’ve ever tasted. We are totally in love with their White Chocolate Strawberry, but you can’t go wrong with any of their flavors.

Candy Factory Truffles

 

For the Cook

We love this 6 piece olive oil and vinegar sampler pack from Boone Olive Oil Co. Choose from over 40 flavors of olive oil and vinegar to create a unique flavor experience. Shop in person and enjoy free samples or order online for convenient curbside pickup.

Boone Olive Oil

 

For the Coffee Enthusiast

Columbia is home to some pretty amazing coffee shops. For the Fretboard Coffee fan, pick up a bag of of their Moka Java Holiday Blend. Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Camacho Coffee monthly coffee club subscription for as low a $17. Grab that caffeine fiend a coffee sampler from Lakota Coffee featuring 3 one pound bags in flavors of your choice. Fill their cup with love this holiday when you gift them a 12 oz bag of Love Coffee for $13.00.

Coffee

 

For the Alcohol Aficionado

The wine love on your list will no doubt appreciate a gift from Les Bourgeois. They’ve made shopping easy with options at a variety of price points. Create a truly one-of-a-kind gift when you build your own gift box. Know someone who appreciates a  good cocktail? Give them the gift of a Dogmaster Distillery bottle of spirits. Got a craft beer fan on your shopping list? Check out Logboat Brewing Company’s custom stout, “Bennie”. This oak aged mocha stout coffee blend was created in partnership with Fretboard Coffee.

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For the Fragrance Fanatic

Create a custom scent for that special someone at Makes Scents. Choose from perfume oils, designer fragrances for her or designer fragrances for him to come up with your perfect blend. Can’t decide which scent will suit them best? How about a Scent Box subscription featuring a mix of full size and deluxe samples from Makes Scents bath, body and home product lines. Shop in store or online.

Makes Scents

 

For the Furry Friend

Got a fuzzy bestie you want to spoil this holiday? Check out Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market. They have a fabulous assortment of goodies for dogs, cats and small animals. Cats go crazy for these Chilly Dog Catnip BarnYarn Animals and dogs will be sure to enjoy a special treat from their bakery. How cute are these leg lamp cookies?!

Lizzi & Rocco’s

 

For the Art Appreciator

If you’re looking for fabulous gifts for the art lover in your life, head to the Columbia Art League in the North Village Arts District. They feature amazing local artists and even offer a convenient payment plan and easy online shopping. Another local favorite is ARTlandish Gallery, where you’ll find locally made woodcrafts, ceramics, jewelry, blown glass and more. Don’t forget to head down to the catacombs while you’re there for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.

ARTlandish

 

For the Outdoorsy

Looking for the perfect gift for the lover of the great outdoors? Stop by The Alpine Shop and choose from brands like Sorel, Columbia and Patagonia. We adore these Smartwool socks for cold weather excursion! Know someone who enjoys biking our gorgeous Mid-Missouri trails? Head to Walt’s Bike Shop and explore their selection of bikes, including electric assist bikes from Trek and Electra.

Alpine Shop

For the Lover of all things Vintage

Vinyl records have really gained in popularity over the last few years. Hitt Records, Columbia’s only independent, locally owned record store, is stocked with classic vinyl records/LP’s and 45’s. They also sell vintage turntables at affordable prices. If you’re looking for cool vintage apparel, visit Maude Vintage Clothing & Costumes in The District. They carry an amazing assortment of vintage apparel perfect creating a unique look or fun costume.

Hitt Records

 

For the Child

Speckled Frog Toys & Books is the place to visit in CoMo for fabulous education toys, books and gifts. They offer curated toys that encourage parents and children to discover and explore together. How adorable is this Jade K Doll?! Shop by appointment or online.

 

Jade K Doll

 

For the Selective Someone

We all have that one friend or family member on our list that it’s impossible to shop for. You can’t go wrong with a gift card! Stop by Columbia Mall and pick up a gift card that can be used at any of the mall’s 85 stores.

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We hope this list helps you during your holiday shopping journey! For a comprehensive list of shopping available in Columbia, check out our shopping directory at VisitColumbiaMo.com. And be sure to follow us on our social media channels where we’ll be posting great gift ideas all season long.

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Supporting your local businesses, restaurants and attractions while safely social distancing is still possible. Take a look at these ideas on how you can make a difference and keep our community strong.

FOOD DELIVERY & CURBSIDE PICKUP

Some restaurants are beginning to open for dine-in while still following the guidelines outlined in the Reopening Plan Order. More cleaning and sanitizing measures are in place for the health and safety employees and patrons. Curbside pickup, delivery and drive-thru options are still available at most restaurants. Check out our continuously updated list of restaurants that includes the details of the services they are offering.

PURCHASE GIFT CARDS

Purchasing gift cards to your favorite shop, restaurant or hotel is a simple way to support the community now while promising to come back in the future. Whether you are purchasing them for future use or gifting them to someone else, buying gift cards are a great way to support your favorite local businesses.

DIGITAL ATTRACTIONS EXPERIENCES

While many attractions remain closed at this time, there are still virtual experiences you can partake in. Art comes alive at Sager Braudis Gallery through its virtual galleries. The State Historical Society of Missouri features both digital collections and virtual events worth looking at. Be on the lookout for your favorite attraction’s virtual offerings.

SUPPORT LOCAL RETAILERS BY SHOPPING ONLINE

Retailers are actively using Facebook and other social media outlets to showcase their products and encourage patrons to shop online and even pickup their items with curbside pickup. There are so many shops and boutiques that offer unique items you can’t find anywhere else, and they would surely appreciate your business. Take a look at our continuously updated list of open shops and boutiques and see what services they are offering.

VISIT PARKS, TRAILS & NATURE AREAS

Columbia is home to numerous parks, trails and nature areas. Check out our Nature Checklistopens PDF file and start safely adventuring to new nature spots. Fresh air and exercise do great things for mental health, and with beautiful summer weather coming in, it should be enjoyed.

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va·ca·tion: an extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one spent away from home or traveling

Leisure. Recreation. Travel. Are you packing your bags yet?

On this day (National Plan Your Vacation Day), it is important to remind ourselves to take a break, take some time off, take a vacation.

Pick a place you want to visit and GO! Maybe you will end up somewhere unexpected.

what·you·un·ex·pect: the unique expression one will use to describe their experiences in Columbia, Missouri

CoMo offers something for everyone, which makes it the ideal vacation destination.

Diverse dining options, breathtaking parks and trails, shopping for all tastes, sports for watching and playing and home to festivals you have to see to believe.

This is what awaits you in Columbia, but there’s more to it than that.

The food you can find in Columbia is second to none.

No matter what you are craving, there is a new place to try and favorites to return to.

Visit the District in downtown Columbia for a wide variety of dining options.

Whether you are walking or bicycling, you will see views unlike anything you have ever seen before.

There is always a new trail to wander on and a new discovery to be made before you reach your destination.

 Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden are worth exploring.

Shops, boutiques and a mall await you, and each one has something new and unique to offer.

Local artisans create charm-filled pieces you cannot find anywhere else.

The District and the North Village Arts District can offer shopping, art and cultural experiences to your stay.

Home to the Mizzou Tigers, Columbia regularly hosts SEC teams in a wide variety of sports.

Sporting events like the Show-Me State Games and countless others are held here every year.

The Harmony Bends Championship Disc Golf Course is an acclaimed course worth visiting.

Festivals like Roots N Blues Festival, True/False Film Fest and Unbound Book Festival are held annually in Columbia.

Each event offers its patrons unique experiences that will always be remembered.

The True/False Film Fest is happening March 5-8, 2020, and passes are available now.

Make a plan today to visit Columbia and experience what you unexpect.

#PlanYourVacation

 

 

 

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This year, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Amy Schneider went through Columbia on a quest to find some of Columbia’s local hidden gems. Her Shop Local adventures were shared every week this summer and through the holiday season.

Look through and see where all Amy went and what she saw along the way!

Thank you to all of the local shops who participated and shared their time and stories! Shopping Local isn’t just for the summer or the holidays, it’s for the whole year! We’ll see you in 2020!

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This summer, Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Amy Schneider went through Columbia on a quest to find some of Columbia’s local hidden gems. Her Shop Local adventures were shared every week this summer, and now that school is back in session, it is coming to a close.

Look through and see where all Amy went and what she saw along the way!

Thank you to all of the local shops who participated and shared their time and stories! Shopping Local isn’t just for the summer, we’ll be back soon!

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Happy Fri-yay, Columbia!

What a crazy cold week it’s been! Luckily, it looks like warmth is on the horizon. We’ve certainly earned it after that Polar Vortex shenanigan!

While we are super excited for some warmer weather, we just might be even more thrilled by the amazing things happening this weekend! Let’s dive in, shall we?

 

 

 

First Friday

Not only is it the first day of February, it’s the first Friday of the month! That means the North Village Arts District is celebrating First Friday, a free gallery crawl where residents, visitors and tourists are encouraged to come and enjoy the music, arts and entertainment that help make Columbia the vibrant city that it is. It’s the perfect way to kick-off the weekend!

True/Love

We are officially in countdown mode for the True/False Film Fest (happening Feb. 28 – March 3), but that doesn’t mean we have to wait the entire month for some True/False fun! True/Love is a one-day event where 10% of of the day’s proceeds from participating local retailers go back to True/False. Plus! Ragtag Cinema will offer a free ticket to shoppers with a purchase of $20 or more! Just be sure to save your receipts and redeem your ticket no more than 10 days after the purchase date. If this isn’t a motivation to shop local on Saturday, we don’t know what is!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia Winter Farmers Market

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., everyone is welcome to attend the Winter Farmers Market at Parkade Plaza. Everything sold there is sold by farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. What’s more, there is live entertainment, activities for children and even prepared food! Sounds like a great way to start your Saturday!

 

No matter where you spend your time this weekend, enjoy the glorious warm weather coming our way!

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There is still time to find the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your list! 

For the dad who insists (every year) that he just needs socks

Alpine Shop: Go ahead and get him the socks but throw in something more fun like a new pocket knife, hammock, or Yeti tumbler. information about the holiday baskets offered by Barred Owl ButcherBarred Owl Butcher: The gift your dad didn’t realize he wanted – a holiday basket from Barred Owl. Quantities are limited, email brandy@barredowlbutcher.comcreate new email or call 573-442-9323 to reserve yours (ask for Brandy or Meaghan).

For the mom who ‘already has everything she wants’

Top Ten Wines: Top Ten Wines has 2500+ different wines… that’s a lot of options. Let the team help you pick out the perfect bottle for your mom, or if you’re feeling especially generous, you can treat her to PV’s Picks Wine of the Month Club. [Top Ten also has a large whiskey and gin selection if your mom isn’t a wine-drinker.]

holiday gifts and home decorThe Southern Rose: This local boutique has a huge selection of cute gifts including holiday shirts, ornaments, jewelry, home decor, accessories, and more. We guarantee you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for mom here.

For the one who introduces you to new music

The Blue Note: Check out the list of upcoming events and get a pair of concert tickets for that friend of yours who loves discovering new artists.

band on stage with crowd watching with words 'The Roots N BLues N BBQ Festival'Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival: Pre-sale tickets are available now for the weekend for only $130! The festival includes over 30 artists performing throughout the weekend along with a variety of delicious food vendors. Last year’s musicians included John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Leon Bridges, Band of Horses, and Gary Clark, Jr.

For the college student

to-do notepadPoppy: A new planner or weekly to-do notepad might be a lifesaver for the student in your life.

True/False Film Fest: Every student should experience True/False at least once! Simple passes are on sale for $100 and allow the passholder to reserve up to 10 tickets for films Friday-Sunday. [True/False is coming up March 1-4, 2018]

Lucky’s Market: Give the gift of groceries to your college student – pick up a gift card in-store or have one mailed out by calling the home office at 303-530-0782, extension 147.

For the child who is technically a pet

Lizzi & Rocco’s Natural Pet Market: Choose from a huge selection of cat and dog food, toys, treats, accessories, and more.

Hanukkah decorated dog treatsTreats Unleashed: Get a sweater or holiday gift bag for your pup! Treats Unleashed has adorable freshly-baked treats and holiday collars, perfect for family photos.

For the one who is always eating

9 small jelly jar pies from Peggy Jean's PiesPeggy Jean’s Pies: Peggy Jean’s does this cool thing where they will SHIP PIES TO YOU. The pies come in cute little jars, and they are just as delicious as a standard-size pie. Of course, you can also order a normal pie to pick up from the shop.

GoPo: This gourmet popcorn is available at Plume, and offers flavors like Snapped Ched, Cookies N Cream, 1/2 Caramel, Everything Tiger, Slowburn Kettle, and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt.

For your grandparents

Give your grandparents a special gift made by you at The Canvas on Broadway or Confetti Craft Co. The Canvas has several holiday paintings coming up, and they walk you through each step (perfect for those of us who aren’t artists). Confetti Craft Co. gives you the option of unique projects like wooden coasters, string art, a dog leash, and a mason jar planter.

For your boss

Holiday Decor at The Candy FactoryThe Candy Factory: The Candy Factory has everything from mugs and holiday to decor to fudge and, of course, candy! You’ll be able to find your boss a small, easy gift here.

Kent’s Floral Gallery: Kent’s has a beautiful selection of holiday flower arrangements and simple red poinsettias.

For the one you can’t talk to before they’ve had coffee

gift pack from Fretboard Coffee with 12 oz coffee, shirt, sticker and bagFretboard Coffee: Get the ‘Caffeine Addict Gift Pack,’ which includes a 12 oz. bag of coffee (your choice) and a Fretboard t-shirt.

Lakota Coffee: Lakota has a ton of gift ideas that would be perfect for your coffee-loving friend including tumblers, coffee of the month clubs, chocolate-covered espresso beans, and coffee brewers and samplers.

Still stuck? Here are a few more ideas:

Boone County History and Culture Center: Hundreds of book titles on local and state history, historical figures, culture, nature and adventure, along with postcards and Boone County Bank commemorative holiday ornaments

Logboat Brewing Co.: Merch and beer!

Ragtag Cinema: Gift card

holiday doughnuts from Harold'sHarold’s Doughnuts: A doughnut sweatshirt or doughnuts, obviously

Boone Olive Oil Co.: Olive oil and vinegar sampler

Office of Cultural Affairs: City of Columbia commemorative poster (scroll through the gallery for all of the options)

wooden ornament in the shape of missouri with a heart carved out where Columbia is with words underneath 'Columbia Missouri'Convention & Visitors Bureau: Columbia ornament made by Nestled Pines Woodworking – come by our office at 300 S. Providence if you’re interested in buying one! They are $8 plus tax.


Happy Holidays from the Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau! 

CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS:

Stop by 300 S. Providence Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Call 573-874-CITY (2489)
Tweet us @VisitColumbiaMO

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This year, treat your mom to a delicious brunch and some awesome gifts from Columbia.

Where to Brunch

Missouri Wines

opens in a new windowLes Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro – 10 AM-3 PM | reservations: 573-698-2300

opens in a new windowThe Roof and Eleven Eleven – reservations: 573-818-6207

opens in a new windowHoliday Inn Executive Center – brunch in the Windsor Ballroom 11 AM-2 PM | reservations: 573-445-8531 or email opens in a new windowtthompson@holidaycolumbia.comcreate new email

Glenn's 8

Glenn’s Cafe – brunch available from 10:30 AM-3 PM

opens in a new windowThe Upper Crust – brunch buffet 9 AM-3 PM in the Champagne Ballroom | make your reservations opens in a new windowonline or by calling 573-874-3033

Grand Cru – buffet 10:30 AM-2 PM | reservations: 573-443-2600

opens in a new windowThe Tiger Hotel – brunch buffet | reservations: 573-875-8888 or email opens in a new windowfrontdesk@thetigerhotel.comcreate new email

opens in a new windowThe Heidelberg – buffet 10 AM-1 PM | reservations for parties of 8 or more: 573-449-6927

Where to Shop

Recipe Box

 

opens in a new windowPoppy | 920 E. Broadway
Locally made gifts, beautiful jewelry, cute paper products, candles, and so much more to choose from. You can find something that any mom would love at Poppy.

opens in a new windowStrawberry Hill Farms | 3770 E. Highway 163
If your mom has a green thumb, check out Strawberry Hill Farms. Pick out something you know she’ll love or head over together after brunch and offer to buy her favorite.

opens in a new windowThe Candy Factory | 701 Cherry St
So many chocolatey options! Even if chocolate isn’t really your mom’s favorite, there’s other candy choices, plus great candles and cute home accessories.

opens in a new windowMakes Scents | 19 S. 9th St
Take mom to make her own signature scent at Makes Scents. Bonus: it’s right next to Sparky’s.

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For the foodie mom! Purchase a gift certificate if your mom has a busy schedule, or you can pick out the best time for you to take the tour together.

Various gifts for mom, Fringe Boutique bottle holder, momma tried hat and wander lust box.

opens in a new windowFringe Boutique | 914 E. Broadway
Does your mom love cowboy boots or clothes with a western edge? Check out this brand new boutique, owned by a local mom and daughter trio!

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Advanced admission tickets are available now! Go ahead and get tickets for mom AND yourself.


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Hi, I’m Megan. I do Marketing and Communications here at Visit CoMo and I’m also a Columbia native!  I love traveling, the Mizzou Tigers, live music, ice cream, my cats and a good nap. I’m also lucky enough to get to promote my hometown every day. There are so many different ways to enjoy Columbia and each month I’ll be bringing you some of my favorites. Let’s go!


I don’t mean to brag (yes I do), but I finished holiday shopping before Thanksgiving. I also wrapped all of my presents last weekend…I hardly know who I am anymore. But there’s no doubt that before the holidays pass, there will come a moment when I realize that there’s someone I forgot – a last minute gift that needs giving. I’m guessing the same might happen to you, too. Sure, you could go with an old standby like a candle or a picture frame or socks, but what about something uniquely Columbia for that person who has everything? Here are a few different fun ideas that will definitely get a sincere thank you!

Get Locked Up

If the person you’re gifting is into puzzles and intrigue, Columbia is home to three different escape rooms! These fun facilities give you and your group an hour to escape from rooms themed in all sorts of ways, including Pirate Adventure, Double Agent and Mark Twain Museum. These rooms are a great group activity and perfect for the competitive friend or family member. I know I’m still mad I didn’t escape from Double Agent and it has been months.

Kick Off a Resolution

Have a friend who’s a health nut or someone who’s going to get back in shape in 2017? Help them reach their goals with a gift certificate to Nourish or Main Squeeze Natural Foods Café. Both spots serve up delicious food that will probably make them forget how healthy it is. On a cold day, the Buddha Bowl from Main Squeeze really hits the spot.

A New Night Out

Always head to the same spot for date night? This year, try out something new in CoMo. We’re hearing great things about Barred Owl Butcher and Table, which serves up a variety of sandwiches, small plates and charcuterie, or Flyover, which is home to a wood-fired oven. Both have a great cocktail menu and a focus on seasonal, local ingredients. You may just find a new favorite.

Plan for some Festive Fun

Roots and Blues and BBQ 2017 tickets available.

Give your recipient something to really look forward to by purchasing their passes to next year’s True/False Film Fest or Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival. Both events promise an incredible Columbia weekend for the film or music enthusiast. I pretty much plan my life around True/False and Roots ‘n Blues is my fall oasis, so these passes are a can’t-miss gift.

Winter Warmies

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It seems that winter has finally arrived here in CoMo…it even snowed yesterday! This means that bundling up must now commence. One of my favorite places to get hats, gloves and scarves is Route in the District. They specialize in fair-trade, handmade goods, and their winter accessories are so warm and comfy that it almost makes it ok when you have to go outside. Need a gift for someone who never puts their phone down (like me)? Get them a pair of glove/mittens. The wool gloves leave the fingertips exposed but you can also fold a mitten cover over before you lose feeling in them. It’s a win-win.

For the Beer Snob

Everyone has a beer snob in their life. On the negative side, they make fun of you for drinking your light beer. On the positive side, you can always hit up the Craft Beer Cellar and have them a gift in no time. Their super friendly staff will help you pick out the perfect variety that will make your friend forget (at least for a few minutes) that you don’t know the difference between porter and a stout, and that makes a better holiday for everyone.

Smelly Goodness

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Three of my family members (who will not be named here because it’s not Christmas yet) will be getting goodies from Makes Scents. They have high-end skin care items, Butter nail polish (stocking stuffers!), holiday soaps, custom-scented items and my favorite candles in the whole world (Seeking Balance, if you’re shopping for me. I’m just saying). The staff will also put together an awesome gift set for anyone doing that last minute shopping…I know you’re out there.

Now that you’re down to only 20 shopping days until Christmas, I know you can feel the time crunch. Hopefully when you feel like you’ve run out of ideas, these will help jump start your shopping list and check even those picky people off your gift list. You can thank me with candles.

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