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The Best All-Purpose Gift Shops in St. Louis

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.

Museum Shop

Carries an enticing collection of jewelry, home furnishings, children’s toys, a good selection of art books and many other things you won’t find anywhere else. Open Tu-Th and Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm, F 10 am-9 pm (Cards: AE DS MC V)

Looking Glass

Inviting boutique featuring affordable baubles and bags, and specializing in personalized items; also has a well-edited selection of baby and kids gifts/clothing. Table and servingware and bath/body products, too. Open M 10 am-5 pm, Tu-Th 10 am-7 pm, F&Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm.

Plowsharing

A fair-trade boutique (associated with the Ten Thousand Villages network), this homegrown store offers jewelry, home decor, games and more from artisans from around the globe. Largely volunteer-staffed and focused on a mission of economic and social justice for the makers. Open daily, see website for hours.

American Institute of Architects Bookstore

Your one-stop shop for any architectural topic under the sun, including local interests from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis architecture for kids info; great gift selection, too. Open M-F 9 am-4 pm.

Gringo Jones

A nook-and-cranny-filled garden and landscaping shop that also carries pottery, home accessories, Mexican crafts and more. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, turn the corner to find another room. Open 10 am-6 pm daily. (Cards: AE MC V)

Gallery Furniture & Home Accents

This self-described "little store that has everything" packs in tasteful home décor, gifty goods, jewelry, wine, collectibles, candles, and much more. Open 10:30 am-6 pm M-F, noon-5 pm Sa & Su.

Q Boutique

This specialty shop offers a playful mix of gifts, home décor items from designers including Jonathan Adler and Trina Turk, jewelry, hard-to-find art books, a superior kids’ section and more. And chess sets? You betcha. All proceeds benefit the programs and exhibitions of the World Chess Hall of Fame.