holiday gift guide

Kids Directory is here to help you make holiday shopping as stress-free as possible while you support our local advertisers. 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!

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

Haute Tot Upscale Children’s Resale
1975 E. Independence • Springfield
Shop like it’s Haute for the holidays. Gently used clothing, baby equipment, furniture, toys and books––plus men’s, women’s and maternity clothes––all at affordable prices make holiday shopping an upscale experience without the upscale price. With Haute Tot, you can shop safely and in style. Personal shoppers, curbside pickup upon request, and attentive customer service make your holiday shopping stress-free. Gift cards make a perfect gift for busy moms, new grandparents, and budget-conscious families.

Sac River Stables
5798 N. Farm Road 125 • Springfield
417-742-4200 •
Gift certificates are available for riding lessons, horse day camps, and birthday parties. Sac River Stables is a family-owned business, conveniently located five minutes north of Springfield and five minutes from the Frisco Highline Trail on a 200-acre farm bordered by the Little Sac River. Instructors are CHA-certified, and the facility is accredited through CHA and Girl Scouts- and Boy Scouts-approved to earn horse badges.

Springfield Ballet, Inc.
411 N. Sherman Pkwy. • Springfield
417-862-1343 •
Give the gift of ballet this holiday with season tickets to Springfield Ballet’s upcoming performances. Season tickets include “The Nutcracker” (Dec. 18-23) and “Cinderella” (April 16-18, 2021). A season of lasting memories for you and your family is waiting. In-person and at-home streaming ticket options available. (Patrons will adhere to social distancing requirements of Landers Theatre.)

Springfield-Greene County Library
The Springfield-Greene County Library system’s popular holiday store for kids is going virtual in 2020. Open Dec. 1-22. Visit for details.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board
417-864-1049 •
The Park Board has the perfect gift for any fitness or outdoor enthusiast. Ideas range from Family Center memberships for Chesterfield, Dan Kinney, and Doling Family Center to golf gift cards, redeemable at any of four Park Board golf courses. Gift certificates to the parks may be purchased for any amount, to cover program fees for tennis, basketball, softball, swim lessons, summer camps, horseback riding, dance classes and much more. Pair with a “Love our Parks” apparel item for extra special surprise.

Springfield Little Theatre
311 E. Walnut St. • 417-869-1334
Education Programs:
237 S. Florence Ave. • 417-413-2287
Give a little theatre for the holidays. Springfield Little Theatre’s Holiday Package includes one Flex Pass (six tickets to any of the 2020 shows, one SLT 20-ounce bottle with reusable straw, and an SLT decal). Packages range from $145–200 and are the perfect gift for your theatre-loving loved one. Available at the SLT Box Office.

Springfield Symphony
411 N. Sherman Pkwy. • 417-864-6683
Join the Symphony for the annual holiday concert. Hear holiday favorites at the “Christmas Cookie Matinee,” a FREE concert at 11:30 a.m.,
sponsored in part by Kids Directory. Seating is limited, and tickets will be required for entry. Tickets for this performance can be requested through Want to see the full performance? Join the Symphony for the full performance of the “Christmas Cookies” concert at 2 p.m., filled with holiday songs and warm cheer. Tickets for the afternoon performance are available by calling the Springfield Symphony office, 417-864-6683. Holiday gift packages available with in-person and streaming tickets to the remaining concerts for the Springfield Symphony’s “Comfort Food” season of concerts.

Sylvan Learning Center
1830 E. Independence St. • Springfield
417-882-0740 •
Sylvan Learning Center is offering “A Cornucopia of Savings” during their Black Friday–Cyber Monday sale. Kids Directory readers receive $20.20 subject assessments and BOGO half-price for instruction time. Homework support for December 7-19 helps kids wrap up the first semester on an amazing note before the holiday break. And, teens can benefit from Sylvan’s college exam prep program from 15 to more than 42 hours. These offers are only available at the Springfield center.