Did you leave your shopping to the last minute? Have no fear, The Collective is here for you with our Christmas week gift guides. We’ve got the perfect gifts for any CoMo resident on your list. First up is our edible gift guide. Because a goof gift always fits and if you’re lucky, the recipient will share it with you.
For the sweets lover: We’re lucky to have one of the country’s best artisan chocolate makers right here in Columbia, Missouri. Alan McClure crafts amazing chocolate bars that will make you swear off Hershey’s forever. You can pick up Patric Chocolate bars at Clovers and HyVee for around $5 a bar. Or you can pick up a ten bar set through the Patric Chocolate website. If you are looking for a sweet stocking stuffer, head over to Tallulah’s to snag some Mom’d Original’s Pretzels. These salty sweet treats are made in St. Louis.
For the food lover: We’re in the midst of some amazing food here in Mid-Missouri, but how do you wrap that up and give it to someone? Don’t worry your pretty little head about it, the Root Cellar has you covered. They’ve created several very cool food sets and baskets but are also happy to help you create your own.
For the beer lover: Flat Branch has a great deal this season sure to please any Columbia beer lover for Need a gift for $45 you can grab a holiday Growler gift pack containing four logo pint glasses, an empty growler, and a punch card good for five growler fills (that’s a $70 value!)
For the wine lover: One of Root Cellar’s baskets is a Missouri Wine lovers’s basket that gives a taste of some of Missouri’s native varietals. You can also have a wine tasting basket with Missouri wines put together by Hoss’s Market and Rotisserie.
For the Missouri fan: Speaking of Hoss’s, giver the best of Columbia and Missouri in one gift with the Made in Missouri basket. It’s filled with Seven Show Me State Products: Hoss’s Steak Seasoning, Isabel’s Mustard, Fat Bastard BBQ Sauce, Sweet-n-Smokey Premium BBQ Wood Chunks, Wind & Willow Cheeseball and Soup Mix with Bissinger’s Chocolates. $59