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Last Minute Christmas Shopping in Cape Girardeau

Santa’s elves have been working their little fingers to the bone to fill the space under your Christmas tree with the perfect presents!  Looking to buy for a few more on your list?  These unique local shops might have just what you’re looking for!

Makers & Crafters

Do you have crafters on your holiday shopping list? The Golden Needle is a really special fabric and quilt shop filled with notions, patterns and high quality fabric.  The Tangled Yarn and Yearning 4 Yarn are two different downtown yarn shops, each offering their own unique, high-quality inventories of the softest yarn in town.

Four-Legged Friends

Mississippi Mutts has everything your four-legged friends could wish for, from bakery treats that are perfect stocking stuffers to a new leash or harness, warm sweater or a comfy dog bed.  Busch Pet Products is another specialty pet store in town with an extensive selection.

Fashion Forward Folks

Clothing boutiques in Cape Girardeau offer apparel that will have everyone asking “where did you get that!?”  Downtown, Stash is a standby with Emily’s carefully curated selection of women’s apparel and accessories.  Ophelia’s is just down Main Street and is full of a constantly rotating stock of the latest styles.  Anything from Brickwood Boutique will make the young women in your life very happy with their trendsetting clothing and jewelry.  Philanthropy has something for women of all ages with their funky, Bohemian offerings.


Annie Em’s at Home debuted a wall focused on the guys, with clever flasks, wool scarves, bar ware and rugged leather bags.  Atelier has a great selection of handmade wooden bow ties, sharp leather portfolios and upgraded toiletry bags.  Garber’s is a Cape Girardeau classic for men’s apparel and accessories, and the expertise of the employees is unparalleled.  No one can say no to warm, cozy toes, and Smartwool socks are a hit all around – you can stock up at Marcy’s Planet Shoes.

Hostess Gifts

In need of a hostess gift for a holiday party?  Whimsy has cute dishtowels and all natural soy candles, and the Candle Cottage has candles in every scent imaginable.

Active Athletes

Missouri Running Company has every piece of gear, nutritionals, shoes and clothing for the runner, hiker, or all around active folks in your life, and just next door, Golf Etc. is sure to have something for the golfers on your list.  Howard’s has local school and team apparel for school-aged athletes.

Those who are Impossible to Buy For

Do you have someone on your list you just can’t find a thing for? Lattitudes is a fair-trade store with unique coffee, chocolate and jewelry, all ethically sourced from around the world.  Sherry Annette is a local artist with an eye for vintage and antique items beautifully displayed in her shop; her pieces are one-of-a-kind and might just suit that “has everything” person on your list.  Renaissance is just around the corner from Sherry Annette and is packed with truly exceptional items, such as constellation necklaces, carved measuring spoons and so much more.  Mother Earth inside the Indie House has wacky socks, succulents, and locally produced skincare lines.

There’s something for everyone on your Christmas list in Cape Girardeau-happy shopping!

This is not a comprehensive listing of locally owned shops in Cape Girardeau, you can get that list here

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