Shopping is no simple task, especially when the pressure to buy the perfect gift is upon us. If you need some help with your holiday shopping this season, look no further than the many downtown shops located in Jefferson City. 

For Mom We all know that holiday gift-giving brings out the competitive nature in all of us, especially when vying to be named as mom's favorite child. With a selection of gifts sure to please mom, Carrie's Hallmark Shop will put you in the top spot this season. 

For Dad - Finding gifts for dad this year won't be a problem with Samuel's Tuxedos and Gifts. While the shop is widely known for its ability to outfit a wedding party, Samuel's also offers an extensive selection of fun gifts. You can choose from pilsners and flasks to novelty socks and cuff links. With gifts in tow, Dad will be sure to toast to you this holiday. 

For the Hostess - From the practical (aprons, platters, and kitchen accessories) to the unique (hand-knit specialties, Jefferson City mugs and Missouri-made products), Southbank Gift Company will make buying for the perfect hostess a breeze. 

For the Little Ones - Looking for a gift for the little ones? With no shortage of books or toys (hence the name), you will find something every child on your list can enjoy at Downtown Book and Toy

 For the Creative Souls - If you prefer giving handmade treasures, look no further than Unique Creations. This pottery and glass fusing shop will let you handcraft a special gift for your loved ones this holiday. Their sessions make for a fun holiday celebration with friends, or co-workers too. 

For the Animal Lover (or Animal) - Don't forget to shower the furry friends in your life with gifts too. Premium Pets has a wide variety of items sure to please your faithful companion. The store also provides a self-washing station, with all the bells and whistles, to pamper your pet. 

For the Coffee Lover - Do you have a coffee lover on your list? No worries, Three Story Coffee has you covered. From coffee beans to cool gear, this local store has it all! If you really want to put a sparkle in their eye, purchase the monthly coffee subscription so they can enjoy great-tasting coffee in the comfort of their own home. 

For the History Buff - Are you searching for a gift to delight that history buff in your life? Make a stop at the Missouri State Penitentiary Museum. There, you will find items ranging from the Shanks to Shakers book about the Missouri State Penitentiary to prison-themed apparel. Gift cards for the 2020 prison tour season are also available for purchase. Your history enthusiast is sure to be appreciative! 

For a Stocking Stuffer - Shopping for the perfect stocking stuffer? Visit Capitol City Cinema and purchase gift certificates or memberships for the whole gang! For the apparel-lover, they also have t-shirts available. These gifts might be small, but they are sure to bring big smiles to everyone this holiday. 

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