This year, try to support our community by buying gifts at local retailers. There are such unique and fun gift ideas to choose from. Here is just a small sample.
GIFTS FOR HIM/HER
1. This iconic piece fits perfectly with all of your holiday decor or makes a great gift. From THE WHITE HARE, this Norman Rockwell-esque piece, shows a little boy waiting to tell Santa what he hopes to find under his tree for Christmas.
2. This solar-powered Citizen Eco Drive Watch for gents, from ZANDERS JEWERLY, is the perfect gift for any man. Understated enough to be worn every day, and elegant enough to be worn everywhere from an upscale restaurant to a black-tie event.
3. Any woman would love this Diamond Bracelet from WALTERS JEWELRY. It has 126 dazzling diamonds, totaling 7.85 carats.
4. If you're looking to spice up your wardrobe, ABIGAIL'S APPAREL on Main St. in historic St. Charles is the place to go. The red suede boots, and colorful, abstract print purse, pairs perfectly with the gold, feather necklace. And to add even more "spice," pair it with Tempted perfume.
5. In a nod to the Emerald Isle, this Keith Jack Eternity Celtic Pendant and chain from ROEMER'S JEWELRY is made of sterling silver and 10K gold.
6. We all know OMA'S BARN has beautiful and unique home decor and gift items but did you know they have great clothing and accessories, too?
7. Give the gift of Live Entertainment! FABULOUS FOX gift certificates are great for the holidays or any special occasion.
8. For the man who has everything comes this luxury knife with Damascus Steel blade, engraving, and abalone shell with leather tassel from ROEMER'S JEWELRY.
9. A gift certificate from THE TREEHOUSE DAY SPA in Dardenne Prairie may be exactly what is needed to leave you (or someone you love) feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after the holidays.
10. Give the gift of travel by booking a luxury cruise with CRUISE PLANNERS/ROBIN BRENGLE.
11. For the wine lover in your life, consider a gift certificate to MONTELLE OR AUGUSTA WINERIES. Open year-round, they're perfect for finding great wine and wine-related gifts, or for spending a cold winter's afternoon.
11. Give the gift of health...with a gift certificate from ACUPUNCTURE ON MAIN. Includes 60-minute acupuncture, Biomat and massage session.
GIFTS FOR KIDS & PETS
12. Find an assortment of Harry Potter items at SUGAR CUBED, including this 500-piece puzzle, snowy-owl puppet and milk chocolate Harry Potter wand.
13. This book and plush gift set from OMA'S BARN contains a "Reindeer in Here," and will give you something to read your little one before bed, as well as a stuffed toy for them to fall asleep with.
14. This unicorn, fun for your little one to bounce on and love, can be found at SUGAR CUBED in historic Saint Charles.
15. PLAY STREET MUSEUM—an interactive children's museum that is a safe and fun imaginative play area for kids parties, special events, and creative play—offers a 5-Visit Pass for $50. And they have educational toys to give as gifts as well!
16. YUPPY PUPPY is the perfect place to find a gift for your (or someone's else's) pooch. Located in O'Fallon, this pet spa has everything from soap to shampoo to treats.