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Local Gifts for Keeping 417 Strong

Social distancing might be keeping us away from friends and family but that doesn’t mean we’re not thinking of them. Send a smile—and a gift—to make your favorite person’s day a little brighter with the help of these local retailers and businesses.

by Haley Phillips

Mar 27 2020 at 3 p.m.

Gift basket with flowers and beer bottles
Photo courtesy ShutterstockBrighten someone's day with a gift from a local business.

 The Merry Moore Boutique is now offering care packages, available in two sizes. The small care package comes with a motel-style keychain, a 3.5 oz. soy candle, a hair tie and a card with a personalized message. Feeling generous? Upgrade to a large care package including items from the small package plus a market bag or pouch and a salt water sandal or any item from the sale tab online.

Know someone in need of a little pampering? Send them one of the three new quarantine kit options from Acacia Spa for some much-needed TLC.

For the friend who’s always reppin' local threads, give them the gift that keeps on giving. 5 Pound Apparel’s T-shirt Club sends out a newly designed t-shirt each month starting April 20. Sales also help support Ozarks Food Harvest.

Sign them up for Vino Cellars’ wine club and your friend will receive two bottles of premium wine each month. Or you can always go fifty-fifty—a bottle for you and a bottle for a friend.


 Macadoodles is currently offering delivery of anything in store from its Independence location. Why not create a gift basket with all your friend’s favorites to be delivered straight to their door? Note: All deliveries must be at least $25 with a $5 delivery fee.

Send a gift full of adventure, hope or laughter with Pagination Bookshop’s delivery. Order online to have your favorite books or book shop favorites sent directly to friends and family with a personalized message.

Don’t forget the kiddos (and kiddos at heart)! Hurts Donut in Branson is offering donut decorating to-go kits.

Help Monroe House support other local businesses with their new fundraiser t-shirt. At the end of next week, the boutique will share the profits of the shirt with the top two nominated small businesses so grab a tee for you and your friend!

Don’t forget the simple joy of receiving a card in the mail. Check out Culture Flock’s line of unique greeting cards to show a friend how much you care.

Keep your friends up-to-date and entertained while staying inside with a yearly subscription to 417 Magazine.

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