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Our Ultimate St. Louis Gift Guide


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Hey, 314! We know that St. Louis is a community hub full of history, creativity, and charm which is the backbone of local shops and eateries in our city. With the holidays quickly approaching we've compiled a list with City Lifestyle Saint Louis Ambassador Mel Boban, of 20 local businesses throughout the Lou full of unique and thoughtful gift ideas.

Get in the holiday spirit and shop small this year. Check everyone off your gift list this season with these local STL shops! 

Golden Hour Designs | @goldenhourdesignsstl

Small Batch Polymer Clay Earrings: Each piece is conceived and handcrafted by the wonderful Owner & Creator, Mikayla Farwig.

Mod Co | @mod_co

Custom Lettering + Paper Goods: Founded by design enthusiast, Meghan Ostermueller, in 2019 with a mission to cultivate meaningful brands and stories through quality modern design.

Sara Patino Jewelry | @sarapatinojewelry

Jewelry Made with Recycled Gold & Silver + Ethically Sourced Gemstones: Timelessly modern jewelry you can truly feel good about.

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Party Hop Shop | @partyhopshop

Online Party Shop: Modern party decor, event styling, balloon installation, event rentals and more!

Nusbickel Books

St. Louis Children's Books: Ryan Nusbickel is a former St Louis television reporter, who has pursued his unique brand of illustrated stories for readers, both young and old.

Clementine's Creamery | @clementinescreamery

Microcreamery: 100% natural ice creams, including vegan options & "naughty" booze-infused line. 

Big Heart Tea | @bighearttea

Herbal Teas: Women-owned, Women-run. Featuring teas hand-blended with whole flowers and freshly ground spices and certified organic herbs.

Chateau Maplewood | @chateaumaplewoodstl

Wine Shop + Wine Bar: Family-owned bar and wine shop with a rotating retail wine selection currently featuring around 75 bottles available.

Alchemy Cookie Co. | @alchemycookieco

Seasonal Cookies: The perfect sweet treat for any festive occasion.

G & W Meat | @gwmeat

Bavarian Style Sausage: Celebrating 55 years of making the best brats in St. Louis.

Maven | @maven.stl

Beard Care, Shave Creams & Balms: Hand made in small batches, using only the best natural and environmentally responsible ingredients we can find.

Kitchen Conservatory | @kitchenconservatory

Cooking Classes: A wide variety of cooking classes, both participation and demonstration

Left Bank Books | @leftbankbooks

Book Store: The oldest and largest independently-owned full-line bookstore in St. Louis, and we offer a full-line of new and used books, gifts, cards, magazines, toys and services.

Rupert & Co. |

Accessories For You & Your Dog: The fabrics I work with are all small batch and designed by other artists and makers. I focus on using very unique prints and patterns that support other small businesses whenever I can!

Mask & Hound | @mask_and_hound

Face Mask & Matching Dog Bandana: Elegant, Classy, and Stylish designs for you and your furry friend.

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Knead Love Bake Shop | @kneadlovebakeshop

Home-Baked Dog Treats: Take home treat kits for your pet. Add water+knead the dough in the piping bag. Pipe the treats + bake!

Glow Candle Co. | @glowcandleco

Soy Candles: Hand poured in small batches in St. Louis, Glow candles are made with all natural, eco-friendly soy wax derived from American grown soybeans. Lead-free cotton wicks and premium-grade fragrance oils allow for a clean 70-hour burn time. Candles have no dyes and are non-toxic.

Emily Stahl Design Co. | @emilystahldesignco

Lettering Art + Graphic Design: Hand lettered prints, stickers, greeting cards & more.

Lark Skin Care | @larkskinco

Safe Skin Care: Clean beauty on a mission.

Cheryl's Herbs | @cherylsherbs

Herb Store: Therapeutic Essential Oils & Hydrosols, quality dried herbs and liquid extracts.