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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.