Last-Minute Gift Ideas in St. Charles County

Missy Crystal

Need a last-minute holiday gift? Check out these suggestions.
It's not too late to finish your holiday shopping in St. Charles County, Missouri.Photo by Jill Wellington from Pexels

Christmas and Kwanzaa are just days away. If you're shopping for holiday gifts in St. Charles County, don't panic. You still have plenty of time to score the items below, and there are options for every budget. Check out these holiday gift suggestions, whether you're shopping for a friend, significant other, family member, or coworker.

1) Indie Books

Support a local small business plus writers in your community when you visit Main Street Books. Located in historic St. Charles, this bookstore has numerous books available, including children's books and novels from local authors.

You can find Main Street Books at 307 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO, 63301. If you prefer to order online, visit the company's website at

2) Home Decor

Several shops on Main Street in St. Charles offer home decor, including 337 by La Roserie, Centuries Past Antiques, and Hobbit's Hole Antiques and Collectibles. Visit these stores for eclectic or vintage home decor that you won't find at chain stores, such as Target or Walmart.

3) Sweet Treats

Many gift recipients can't resist a delicious dessert, whether you bring homemade cookies or creamy fudge. If you're shopping locally this holiday season, don't forget to stop by Grandma's Cookies for some fresh-baked cookies. You may want to get there early, as the line often wraps around surrounding shops on Main Street.

You can visit Grandma's Cookies at 401 S. Main St., Saint Charles, MO, 63301.

After you grab a box of cookies, swing by Riverside Sweets near the Kister Park Gazebo. This popular candy store has peanut brittle, truffles, fudge, saltwater taffy, and more. Many residents especially love the caramel apples.

4) Popcorn

Popcorn tins are available at Walmart, but why buy those when Carousel Chocolates and Popcorn offers cotton candy kernels? There are numerous unique varieties available, including salt and vinegar, marshmallow, blue raspberry, and birthday cake.

Carousel Chocolates and Popcorn is located at 127 O'Fallon Commons Drive, O'Fallon, MO, 63368. It's easy to overlook the candy shop when traffic gets crazy on Hwy K, so keep an eye out for the building near Dierbergs.

5) Gift Cards

It's not too late to grab gift cards for local restaurants and attractions. Pizza Ranch, Urban Air, and Rockin' Jump gift cards make great holiday gifts for kids or kids at heart. You can also buy gift cards or gift certificates for local restaurants, such as Lewis and Clark's, online. Local favorite The Brass Rail Steakhouse, commonly called Brass Rail, also offers gift cards.

If you put off your holiday shopping until the last minute, it's okay. Grab some gifts from the shops above and enjoy what's left of the holiday season.

Where did you buy holiday gifts this year? Let us know in the comments.

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