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Busy families need a little help this time of year to make holiday shopping as stress-free as possible. We’ve gathered information from the area’s best family-focused businesses to create your shopping guide. Conquer your gift list with time left over for holiday fun with your kiddos! And, remember to let these businesses know you saw them in Kids Directory!

All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer
1347 N. Ashley Dr. • Nixa
417-725-1304allstargymandcheer.com
Every child can feel like an all-star at All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer. Small class sizes with professional coaches. Give the gift of fitness, fun and self-discipline for gymnastics and cheer classes to start the new year. And, the All-Star pro shop offers apparel and equipment to make the experience complete.

Andy B’s Restaurant & Entertainment Center
1127 E. Battlefield Rd. • Springfield
417-883-1234andybspringfield.com
Stuff those stockings full of FUN! Give the gift of more than 40 top-tiered games and journey into the Forsaken Mine. Wine and dine from our chef-inspired menu or have a ball with some bowling on our luxury lanes. GAMEcards make great stocking stuffers!

Branson Scenic Railway
206 E. Main St. • Branson
800-287-2462 or 417-334-6110
bransontrain.com
Purchase tickets for Branson Scenic Railway’s annual Polar Express excursions and make it a holiday tradition for your family! Or buy tickets to the railway’s regular excursions to see the beautiful Ozarks countryside. If you have a serious train buff on your list, check out their gift shop stocked with train-themed gifts, apparel and toys.

Cookie Cutters Hair Cuts for Kids
900 E. Battlefield • Springfield
417-889-4386haircutsarefun.com
Gift certificates for haircuts, hair care products and accessories. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages: infant through adult.

Dickerson Park Zoo
1401 W. Norton Rd. • Springfield
417-883-1570dickersonparkzoo.org
Give a gift that inspires, educates, entertains, connects with nature, and helps save animals. Give a Friends of the Zoo membership, and get a year of free admission–plus, invitations to special, members-only events. and discounts at the cafe, gift shop, and education classes. Join the FOZ family and join a mission of seeing, connecting and protecting wild animals and wild places.

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
2038 West State Hwy 86 • Lampe
877-459-5687dogwoodcanyon.org
This holiday season, give the gift of natural beauty with adventure tickets or a membership to Dogwood Canyon Nature Center. Experience the Ozarks like never before across the Canyon’s 10,000 acres featuring towering bluffs, cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, hand-crafted bridges, and wildlife ranging from deer, elk and bison to hummingbirds, owls and eagles.

Gold Medal Gyms
6840 W. Republic Road • Republic
417-732-4100goldmedalgyms.com
Tumble into holiday fun and the new year with a gift of fitness for your child. Gift certificates available for beginner through advanced gymnastics classes and camps for girls and boys, and recreational and competitive cheer. Outfit your child with gymnastics apparel and leotards; small gymnastic equipment also available.

Gotta Getta Limo
417-813-0386gottagettalimo.com
Treat your special someone to limousine service for a night on the town. Surprise your family with a Christmas light tour to celebrate the season. (Tours begin Dec. 1.) Whether you choose one of the black limos or the city’s only pink limousine, Gotta Getta Limo can make her feel like a princess.

Haute Tot Upscale Children’s Resale
1300 E. Republic Rd. • Springfield
417-720-1602hautetotupscalekidsresale.com
Shop like it’s Haute for the holidays! Gently used clothing, baby equipment, furniture, toys and books at affordable prices make holiday shopping an upscale experience without the upscale price. Gift cards are the perfect gift for busy moms, new grandparents, and budget-conscious families. And, personalized customer service makes holiday shopping stress-free.

Hoover Music Company
440 S. Jefferson Ave. • Springfield
417-862-3573hoovermusic.net
Music brings a lifetime of joy. Inspire your loved one with music this holiday season with a band, orchestra or folk instrument; all genres of sheet music and books; lessons from our qualified teachers; instrument supplies; or that much-needed repair. Hoover Music gift cards make great stocking stuffers.

Itty Bitty City
3640 S. Campbell Ave. • Springfield
417-202-2025 ittybitty.city
Itty Bitty City has something for every Itty Bitty this holiday season. The Toy Nook carries unique and imaginative toys and stocking stuffers from Melissa and Doug, Janod, Plan, and Green Toys, plus Itty Bitty City’s new line of magnetic wooden blocks! Itty Bitty City has gift cards available in any amount you need, discount bulk admission cards, and our annual and monthly memberships make wonderful gifts that continue to give for the entire year.

McDonald’s Restaurants
Locations throughout greater
Springfield area • mcdonalds.com
Mornings are made better at McDonald’s with this seasons sweetest treat: McCafe Peppermint Mocha! Arch Cards gift cards for food and beverages.

Moxie Cinema
305 S. Campbell Ave. • Springfield
417-429-0800moxiecinema.com
See independent, foreign and art house films. The Moxie offers many FREE events for children, and a Moxie Cinema membership makes a great gift for your family to enjoy even more films. Purchase memberships in person at the theater.

Murals by Sherri Davis
417-838-1385muralsbysherridavis.com
A gift certificate from Murals by Sherri is appropriate for any age. Apply the certificate toward any of Sherri’s services: murals, portraits of children or animals, or custom canvas paintings. See Sherri’s work at Fresh Gallery, 400 W. Walnut St., in Springfield. Call Sherri to discuss your project or schedule an in-home consultation at no charge.

Sac River Stables
5798 N. Farm Road 125 • Springfield
417-742-4200sacriverstables.com
Gift certificates for riding lessons, horse day camps, and birthday parties.

Springfield Ballet, Inc.
411 N. Sherman Parkway • Springfield
417-862-1343springfieldballet.org
Give the gift of ballet this holiday with season tickets to Springfield Ballet’s upcoming performances, where you’ll save up to 15 percent! Season tickets include “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 14-17, 2018) and “Beauty & the Beast” (April 12-14, 2019). A season of lasting memories for you and your family is waiting, so get your tickets today.

Springfield Little Theatre
311 E. Walnut St. • Springfield
417-869-1334springfieldlittletheatre.org
SLT Education Building
237 S. Florence Ave. • Springfield
417-413-2287
Give the magical experience of live theatre! Springfield Little Theatre is in the spirit this holiday season with flexible season ticket packages and gift certificates to performances of “Cabaret,” “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, JR.,” “The Secret Garden,” and “Footloose–The Musical.” Also, tickets to our special event “The Awesome 80s Prom” or Curtains and Corks, along with classes, workshops, and backstage passes make great stocking stuffers for kids of all ages.

Springfield Symphony
411 N. Sherman Pkwy. • Springfield
417-864-6683springfieldmosymphony.org
Give the gift of music this holiday season--Tickets to the Symphony’s season of concerts make an excellent gift! Join us for our annual holiday concerts: the “Home for the Holidays” matinee, a FREE concert where you’ll hear all your holiday favorites. Seating is first come first serve. Lobby doors open at 1:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Or, join the Symphony that evening celebrating “Christmas at the Movies” with classic holiday music and the annual carol sing-along. Tickets for the evening performance available at hammonshall.com.

Sweet Repeats & Boutique
106 W. Sherman Way • Nixa
417-725-2972
sweetrepeatsandboutique.com
Sweet Repeats & Boutique is mom-owned and -operated with new boutique apparel and accessories and gently loved brand-name clothing, toys, baby equipment and furniture. Gift cards are a great gift for parents or grandparents who need to shop for stylish and comfortable clothes and more for their busy, fast-growing little ones.

Wonders of Wildlife
500 W. Sunshine St. • Springfield
888-222-6060wondersofwildlife.org
Bring the wonder to your holiday season with a family membership to the Best Aquarium in America! Wonders of Wildlife memberships are filled with special events and discounts for all to enjoy. With more than 35,000 live animals found across 350,000 square feet containing 1.5 million gallons of fresh and salt water you will bring holiday cheer all year long.

 

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