'Tis the season for hot cocoa, snuggling by the fireplace, and holiday shopping! Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your loved one this year? Make it easy on yourself and print off the shopping list we already created, and checked twice, for you. Shower your favorite people with local merchandise while allowing yourself to relax and kick back with all the time you have saved this shopping season.


giggling grapes


For the Vino Enthusiast: We all have a wine aficionado in our lives. Make their spirits bright by gifting them a bottle (or two) of Giggling Grapes wine. Locally produced, this sweet nectar comes in flavors such as raspberry, white strawberry, pomegranate, raspberry grapefruit, and peach. And, if not to gift, add a bottle to your holiday survival kit! If you'd rather gift an experience, stop by BarVino for delicious cocktails and wine while you enjoy a stunning atmosphere.


platter with salad, ribs, baked beans, and vanilla pudding; background has beer taps


For the BBQ Expert: Give your grill master a taste of JQ’s on High (literally) by supplying them with the shop’s bottled BBQ sauce. Or, grant them a break from the grill with the most satisfying gift of all: a gift card to Sweet Smoke BBQ. Either way, you’ll make their taste buds sing. 


room decorated with plaid comforter and "jefferson city is my happy place" pillow


For the Master Decorator: It’s not easy buying for those with a keen sense of style, but The Schaefer House has everything your décor-lover could ever wish for. Whether you want to pick out the merchandise yourself or purchase a gift card, they have you covered! 


three candle creation stations set up in front of Jefferson City mural


For the Passionate Artist: Jefferson City is home to many different specialty stores for those artists in your life. If you know a maker, we have the perfect place for you! Purchase a gift card to Unique Creations Candle Bar so your artist can create a one-of-a-kind candle with their favorite scents. Don't forget to document the occasion with a photo in front of the JCMO mural!


coffee beans with scoop


For the Early Bird: If you really want to make that special someone happy, sign them up for a monthly coffee subscription to Bare Knuckle Roasting Co., a locally owned and operated roastery in Jefferson City. Are early mornings too rushed? Grab your loved one a gift card from Three Story Coffee and let the coffee shop do all the brewing!


cat sitting on table, surrounded by treats


For the Pet Lover: To know a pet parent is to know the immense love they have for their best pal. Head over to Premium Pets to choose from a wide variety of gourmet treats and toys to spoil their furry friends, or snag a gift card so the pups can choose treats for themselves. Don't forget to hit up the biscuit bar for a bag of tasty bones!


shelves of records, speakers above, disco ball and light hanging in back corner


For the Music Lover: For the person in your life who knows which albums are about to drop, speaks almost solely using lyrics, and can tell you which concerts are coming to town, look no further than In the Groove Records. The store sells new and used records, CDs, and audio equipment. Their music collection spans all genres of music from rock and jazz to R&B and blues. If you would rather give the gift of experience, go on an adventure to the store and pick out records together!


 two armchairs in front of large bookcase with yellow "BOOKS" sign on top


For the Book Lover: Help your favorite bookworm escape to a different world at Downtown Book & Toy! If you don't know what to choose for their next great read, snag a gift card and let them spend the afternoon in the glory of an indie bookstore.


exterior of Missouri State Penitentiary Housing Unit 3 in front of sunny sky


For the History Buff: Give more memories this holiday season by gifting an experience to the Missouri State Penitentiary! Your loved ones are sure to remember this for years to come. Visit MSP's website to snag your gift card for the 2024 tour season. 

Looking for more holiday shopping ideas? Click here to peek at all of our JCMO original businesses and support local this holiday season!


  • 204 E. High St.
  • (573) 636-9463

Full service wine bar, also serving craft beers, cocktails, and small plates.

JQ's on High

  • 911 E. High St.
  • (573) 556-8922

We are a wonderful upscale hole in the wall where food truck meets brick and mortar structure.

Sweet Smoke BBQ - Downtown

  • 127 E. High St.
  • (573) 761-0617

Mid-Missouri's favorite barbecue restaurant & catering. Always fresh. Never reheated. We slice and…

Sweet Smoke BBQ - Westside

  • 3530 Country Club Dr.
  • (573) 636-1007

Mid-Missouri's favorite barbecue restaurant & catering. Always fresh. Never reheated. We slice and…

Unique Creations Candle Bar

  • 114 E. High St.
  • (573) 893-6112

Welcome to Unique Creations Candle Bar located in beautiful, historic downtown Jefferson City, MO…

Three Story Coffee

  • 311 Bolivar St.

We all love coffee and the role it plays in our daily routines. However, this beloved beverage holds…

In the Groove Records

  • 708 Jefferson St.
  • (573) 893-5910

New and used vinyl record shop! We carry all genres. Our shop is 1,500 sq. ft. stuffed full of…

Downtown Book & Toy

  • 125 E. High St.
  • (573) 635-1185

Locally owned and operated book and toy stores in Jefferson City, MO. We offer books, toys, games…

Missouri State Penitentiary

  • 115 Lafayette St.
  • (866) 998-6998

Decommissioned in 2004, the Missouri State Penitentiary was the oldest continually operating prison…