Are you looking for the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone?
There’s no better way to find something they’ll always cherish than by shopping local!
The Springfield community is blessed with an abundance of small businesses with a big variety of gift ideas for all ages and interests. From locally-made treats to vintage clothing and original works of art, there’s something for everyone in 417-land this holiday season.
Small Business Saturday is the perfect chance to discover the rich, entrepreneurial spirit the Queen City is known for. It’s also a great way to support our vibrant, local economy.
To help you catch the spirit, here’s just a sampling of the wonderful small businesses where you can find a wide assortment of unique gifts this year.
412 South Avenue
This is the perfect place to find Springfield- and Missouri-themed T-shirts. Get them some Kansas City Chiefs or Missouri State Bears gear, or pick up something in honor of Springfield Cashew Chicken or the James River. They also have popular fashions for men and women along with jewelry, ornaments and fun souvenirs.
134 Park Central Square #110
Founded 2005 by Ryan “The Anvil” Wesson, this is Springfield’s downtown destination for hand-crafted leather goods and metalsmithing. Their offerings include wallets, belts, holsters and more made from a range of materials including lambskin and exotic leathers. Metal gifts include jewelry, wallet chains, cuffs and hardgoods.
230 South Market Ave
Founded by Abilities First, Artisan Elements creates original gifts that also benefit the community. Their inclusive team provides opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to participate in our local economy. You can purchase tiles, tables, decor items and planters made from a mixture of shredded paper, water, concrete and special additives.
325 East Walnut Street
For the bookworm on your shopping list, stop by Book Marx for new and used books in a wide array of genres. They offer gift certificates so your loved one can choose which books they want, and be sure to say hello to Googey the cat while you’re there!
306 East Walnut Street
Celebrate the creative genius of our community with one-of-a-kind jewelry crafted by local artisans. They also feature pieces by Midwestern and Southwestern artists. Gifts include earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings, along with unique barrettes and brooches.
425 North Boonville
This veteran-owned store is a great place to find gifts for service members, veterans and history buffs. They feature collectible items from the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Merchandise includes uniforms, insignia, headgear, medical equipment and books.
214 East Walnut Street
This two-level gallery in the heart of downtown Springfield showcases a wide assortment of high quality works in a range of media. It’s a great source for original paintings, prints, sculptures, art glass and handmade jewelry.
215 West Olive
Got a classic music aficionado in your life? Visit Springfield’s largest vinyl record retailer to make their holidays sing. Their catalog features thousands of titles from local and national artists. Find new and used vinyl, cassettes and CDs.
318 West Walnut Street
Founded by sisters Kaleen Long and Kelle Rathe, this downtown landmark was once home to J.L. Long and Sons Furniture Co., which was founded by their great-grandfather in 1903. Their offerings range from vintage furniture and decor to soaps, bath bombs and other personal care products. You can also find jewelry, t-shirts, ornaments and even CDs by local musicians.
214 West Phelps Street #101
Located in a completely renovated building in downtown Springfield, Obelisk home offers the best in home furnishings, beautiful decor and fine art. It’s a wonderful place to find inspired accent items, decorative accessories, home fragrances and other special gifts they’ll treasure. Their art gallery features a collection of works by reputable artists.
412 East Walnut Street
Pick up odds and ends and other stocking stuffers at this vintage store downtown. Take a trip down memory lane with nostalgic toys from childhoods of yesteryear. You can also purchase fashionable clothes, footwear, accessories and handbags.
1150 East Walnut
Corner of Walnut and National
Located in a historic home built in 1905, this independent bookstore believes in the power of story and narrative and that literature can change the world. Their collection includes beloved classics as well as titles from emerging new authors. It’s a great place to find works by writers from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
300 East Walnut Street
Pop culture enthusiasts will appreciate something fun and unique from Stick It in Your Ear. Purchase recorded music from every genre, including local musicians from right here in the Ozarks. You can also find movies, t-shirts and eye-catching posters that’ll look great in their home.
514 East Commercial Street
Who doesn’t love getting a gift of chocolate for the holidays? Springfield’s own Askinosie chocolate satisfies their sweet tooth with direct trade, ethically sourced varieties from sustainable growers around the world. From the richness of dark chocolate or the smooth texture of milk chocolate, Askinosie boasts a wide assortment of flavors. Other gifts include baking chocolates, souvenir merchandise and gift cards.
209 East Commercial Street
Choose from a variety of intriguing flavors for the tea lover on your gift list. Chabom has popular favorites like white, green, jasmine and oolong teas, along with a selection of creative options. They’ve also got a full catalog of herbs and spices to add flavor to any recipe, including tikka masala, wasabi powder and Nashville hot chicken seasoning.
426 West Commercial Street
This eclectic retailer on C Street is the place to find something for vintage clothing enthusiasts. Choose from a unique collection of jewelry and personal care items. They’ve got an assortment of gardening tools for those with a green thumb, and eye-catching decor items to spruce up their home.
315 West Commercial Street
Another great place for those with a retro sense of style, VTG 315 offers clothing, jewelry and accessories including collectible buttons. Buy your loved one a stylish new handbag to go with their favorite outfits. Or purchase one-of-a-kind decorations for the home.
217 West Commercial Street
If you know anyone who’s into all things retro, Hakaar’s Bazaar is the place to find a gift they’ll love. This unique shop specializes in vintage furniture, decor and clothing from the 1950s through the 1970s. From cozy furnishings to old-school gadgets – rotary phone, anyone? – you’ll find lots of great ways to add a blast from the past to any modern decor.
211 East Commercial Street
From tasty treats to fun fashions and decor, there’s something for everyone at Ms. Gilmore’s. You can purchase clothing and accessories for the fashionista on your list, or pick up some unique toys for the young and young-at-heart. Another great idea? A gift card for merchandise, baked goods or dining in their tea room.
326 East Commercial Street
For those with a rustic sense of style, Springfield Mercantile Co. offers a variety of natural, sustainable home goods. Great gifts include fun and functional kitchen and tableware, creative pencil and paper sets and other assorted goods for the home.
One-of-a-Kind Gifts Throughout 417-Land
2278 Baker Creek Road, Mansfield
Gardening enthusiasts will love receiving a gift from this pioneer village and seed farm located outside of Springfield in the beautiful Ozarks hills. They’ve got a variety of heirloom seeds and plants, along with gardening tools. Other great gifts include herbal teas, herbal soaps, essential oils and clothing.
5176 N. Fremont Road, Nixa
Visit the lovingly restored Estes Farmstead near Cassidy, Missouri to find all kinds of wonderful gifts in the Farmhouse. They specialize in unique, hard-to-find items including housewares, home decor and pantry items.
2015 West Battlefield
Antique fans will appreciate something from this 90,000 square foot space that’s been voted the “Best Antique Shop” by readers of 417 Magazine. They’ve got furniture, dinnerware and figurines, as well as classic albums and CDs. Not sure what to get? No problem! They’ve also got gift cards so your recipient can choose whatever speaks to their heart.
7345 Hwy 5, Hartville, MO
Visit Rosewood Farms in Hartville to discover four generations of treasured recipes, all made with love from the finest ingredients available. This family-owned business offers over 100 varieties of chocolate, caramel, fudge and toffee treats. Other great gift include assorted coffees, jams, jellies and gift baskets.
617 S. Pickwick Ave
Find a gorgeous gift and support local artists all at once! Located in the Rountree community, The Local Bevy features an eclectic mix of art, crafts and collectibles you won’t find anywhere else. Gifts include handmade jewelry, pottery, prints and candles. You can also purchase clothing, embroidery, woodwork and greeting cards.
1349 S. Glenstone
Voted Springfield’s #1 plant shop, this boutique plant store works with large and small growers to offer a variety of beautiful and sustainably grown plants. They feature common and exotic plants, along with plant decor, growing supplies and locally made gifts.
2802 E. Battlefield Road
Beautiful and practical, Polish pottery is world famous for being durable, oven safe and dishwasher safe. This unique store in Springfield offers a complete inventory of handmade pottery from the finest producers in Poland. Merchandise includes place settings, serving pieces, bakeware and coffee and tea sets.
2031 S. Waverly Ave
This one-of-a-kind Springfield destination is well-known for its collection of contemporary American art and craft from regional and national artists. Choose from a curated selection of oil, watercolor and pastel pieces. Other gifts include original ceramics, glass, jewelry, wood, mixed media, sculpture and fiber art.