417 Staffers' Holiday Gift Picks

Here's what we bought for each other this holiday season.

By Megan Dollar

Dec 18 2020 at 3 p.m.

The staff of 417 Magazine celebrated the holidays à la 2020.
From Audience Development Director Dayle Duggins
From Digital Coordinator Krysten Muench
From Art Director Sarah Patton
From Assistant Editor Megan Dollar
From Biz 417 Editor Jenna deJong
From Account Executive Janelle Haik
From Vice President and Senior Account Executive Ammie Scott
From Client Coordinator Brittini Bynum
From Publisher Logan Aguirre
From Editorial Director Katie Pollock Estes
From Advertising Designer Courtney Keady
From Senior Designer and Photographer Brandon Alms
From Project Coordinator Lauren Silva
From Brand Designer Megan Ballay
From Finance Director Landra Bunge
From Vice President of Operations and Custom Publishing Megan Johnson
From Advertising Campaign Coordinator Christy Howell
From Account Executive Jami Wightman
From Style and Operations Coordinator Colin Shea Denniston
From Client Coordinator Kathy Grieve
From Advertising Design Manager Elisabeth Anderson
From Multimedia Editor Jamie Thomas

While this year may look and feel a whole lot different, there's no reason December shouldn't still be filled with joy. We may not be able to cozy up around the tree together, but here at 417 we still want to spread the love. For this year's (virtual) office holiday party, we've kept our white elephant gift exchange alive and well. The rules are simple: spend no more than $20 and purchase your gift from a locally-owned business. 

From bottles of booze to home decor, gift cards and more, we're all so lucky to have been able to give and receive these tokens of joy this year. If you're still on the hunt for a last minute gift, look no further than our staffers' picks!

From us and ours to you and yours: here's to healthy holidays and a very happy New Year (emphasis on the new)!

What We're Giving:

A Dolly Parton Devotional Candle from Culture Flock (3938 S Lone Pine Ave., Springfield,

Mosaic Mind Bender Puzzle from Kaleidoscope (1430 E Sunshine St., Springfield, and two bottles of Winter Grind from Mother's Brewing Co. (215 S Grant Ave., Springfield,

Ice RollerAromatherapy Eye Gels and 5 Minute Face Mask from Acacia Spa (4058 S Lone Pine Ave., Springfield,

417 Socks from 5 Pound Apparel (412 South Ave., Springfield, and Missouri Honeybee art print by CO Creations (

Dark Chocolate + Coconut Sugar & Toasted Coconut Bar made by Askinosie Chocolate and A Beautiful Mess, Big Cedar Lodge’s Blue Huckleberry JamBig Cedar Chex Mix from Big Cedar Lodge (190 Top of the Rock Rd., Ridgedale,

Seed starter potsorganic, natural seed starting mixassortment of seeds from Brickstone Ace Hardware (1791 W James River Rd., Ozark,

Wake and Bake coffee from CannaBliss (210 W Republic Rd. #100, Springfield,

Custom handcrafted amish cutting board from Dutchman Furniture (6474 Lawrence 2137, Stotts City,

Pink faux suede Jayley gloves with finger touch from Fashion House (109 N. Veterans Blvd. Suite 100, Branson,

Decorative vase from Harrison House Market (1717 E Cherokee St. #103, Springfield,

Poinsettia from Menards (500 N Eastgate Ave. Springfield, and decorative vase from House Counsel (1961 S Glenstone Ave., Springfield,

"Call Me Old Fashioned" rocks glass from House Counsel (1961 S Glenstone Ave., Springfield,

Seuss-isms book from Kaleidoscope (1430 E Sunshine St., Springfield,

A book of tips on all things from hangovers to midlife crises and a balloon-powered wooden car from Kaleidoscope (1430 E Sunshine St., Springfield,

Phantom V Distilling CoOld Fashioned Oatmeal Cookie Brandy from Macadoodles (1455 E Independence St., Springfield,

Sequiota Park tee from Springfield Park Board (available at Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park Gift Shop or at Lake Springfield Park and Boathouse,

SPLIT Social Kitchen gift card (3027 E Sunshine St., Springfield,

417-land hat from Acacia Spa (4058 S Lone Pine Ave., Springfield,

Springfield Flag Socks and Capri Blue Candle form 5 Pound Apparel (412 South Ave., Springfield,

Indigo Wild self-care spa day package purchased at Hy-Vee (1720 W Battlefield Rd., Springfield,

"Don't Hate, Meditate" candle from 5 Pound Apparel (412 South Ave., Springfield,

Night in goodie basket purchased at Hy-Vee (1720 W Battlefield Rd., Springfield,

A Chakra Stone Zen Garden from The Bonsai Guy (600 W Walnut St. Springfield,

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