Started your Christmas shopping yet? Me neither. For us procrastinators, a little bit of help is always nice when we’re scrambling to find gifts for our friends and loved ones at the end of the holiday season.
If you’re planning a trip to Branson, why not use that as an excuse to get a head start on your Christmas shopping? Here are eight great gift ideas that are unique to Branson!
1. Handmade Gifts from Ozarts Workshop
Some of the best gifts are handmade with love so why not stop by Ozarts Workshop and learn how to make your own customized art piece for a loved one. Paint a picture of their beloved pet with the Paint Your Pet class. Take a basket weaving class and fill your handmade basket with goodies for a completely customizable gift basket. Craft a specially made birdhouse for the nature lover in your life with the Handbuilt Pottery class or paint a beautiful acrylic picture onto a 16 x 20 canvas with an Individual Paintings class. The options for great, customized gifts are endless! Ozarts Workshop is at 118 Veterans Blvd. in downtown Branson. For hours of operation or more information, visit the Ozarts Workshop Facebook Page.
2. Branson Cigar Company
For the cigar or pipe smoker/collector in your life, stop by the Branson Cigar Company for an overall classy experience and a quality selection including Rocky Patel, Gurkha, Arturo Fuente and others. Other accessories are also available for purchase like pipe tobacco, ash trays, lighters and more. A new location just opened in the Grand Village Shops and features a walk-in humidor, a classy smoking lounge and helpful staff to assist you in finding the perfect gift. The other Branson location is at 3000 Green Mountain Drive Suite 108. For more information and hours of operation, visit www.Bransoncigarco.com.
3. Specialty Olive Oil from Dove Olive Oil Co.
Dove Olive Oil Co., formerly known as Devo Olive Oil Co., recently changed its company name but still offers the same amazing products. From gourmet extra virgin olive oils and specialty gourmet nut and seed oils to balsamic vinegars, hand packaged flavorful pastas, gourmet loose teas, infused sea salts, seasoning blends and body care products. In a nutshell, this place has just about anything the chef in your family could want. Stop by the Branson Landing location to check out the pre-made gift baskets for a quick and easy gift option. For hours or more information, visit www.doveoliveoil.com.
4. Body Products from Lori’s Soap Market
Another great stop at the Grand Village Shops is Lori’s Soap Market. This boutique offers specialty, handmade soaps and shampoos, sponges, hand creams, bath salts, pet products and so much more. The staff is very helpful and will assist you in creating your own gift basket or picking out the perfect body products for the girly girl in your family. For hours or more information, visit www.lorisoapmarket.com.
5. Crain Creations Art Piece
Tom Crain’s downtown art gallery Crain Creations boasts hundreds of absolutely beautiful artworks that would make a magnificent gift. He even takes custom orders so if you have something significant that you’d like him to paint, you can always stop by his gallery and talk to him about it. He specializes in rustic scenery, nostalgic and patriotic pieces but with his talent, I bet he could paint just about anything. For a truly special and memorable gift, visit Crain Creations Gallery at 114 W. Main Street in downtown Branson. For hours or more informtaion, visit www.craincreations.com.
6. Weekend Branson Getaway
Treat your parents or grandparents to a weekend getaway in Branson for an all encompassing Christmas gift that is sure to be appreciated. Branson Shows offers a number of great vacation packages to Branson that feature the areas hottest shows, the most exciting attractions and quality lodging. You can even custom build a package for a completely tailored experience. To view the list of vacation packages available or to create your own, visit www.bransonshows.com.