You need something to take to the kids waiting back home, or you'd like to gift your new business contact with something small but thoughtful. Forego the dime-a-dozen airport tchotchkes and spend some time browsing in some of our best gift stores, which, conveniently, also takes you into interesting neighborhoods across the city.
So much maker goodness, including local, regional and international fine crafters. The kitchen wares make especially good host gifts.
Great location downtown for perfectly portable gifts to take back home!
When an interior designer by trade turns her eye to stocking a gift boutique, too, the results are bound to be top-notch. (Her sense of whimsy doesn't hurt, either.)
Only the coolest, all displayed with visual perfection, from the gift shop at the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Amazing scented candles and every monogrammable item you could ever want, with especially great stuff for kids.
A fair-trade stalwart, with groovy stuff like handmade musical instruments and cooperative-play board games from around the world
Geek out with the trove of items celebrating the built environment of this history city, along with plenty of info on walking tours, local landmarks, and more.
It's hard to describe the precariousness of merchandise you'll find perched in every nook, cranny, shelf, and hidey-hole of this stuffed shop, but make sure you wander upstairs, downstairs, and to the patio to see most of it.
They call themselves "the little store that has everything," and when all else fails, their selection of chilled-and-ready wine makes an excellent gift!