Receiving gifts during the holidays is always so much fun, but in the true spirit of Christmas, giving them is even better. The wonderment and surprise of unwrapping a beautiful present brings such joy to family and friends. Sometimes, however, the personal aspect of gift giving gets lost among wish lists, crowded shopping malls and the often overwhelming feeling of anxiety that can set in about not getting it all done in time or not having enough to pay for it all. This year, try something different: make gifts for a few special individuals. It’s fun and the gift will no doubt be one of a kind. Here’s a list of the top spots to create your own Christmas gifts in St. Louis.
Glazed and Confused
4595 Chestnut Park Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129
Personalized keepsakes are always a lovely gift, but even lovelier when crafted by a family member or good friend. At Glazed and Confused in the heart of South County, there are hundreds of ceramic pieces to paint, decorate and glaze. This artistic gift will surely be treasured for years to come.
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St. Louis Wine & Beermaking
231 Lamp and Lantern Village
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Holiday parties are always fun to attend during the Christmas season and the celebrations are even livelier when drinks are served. This year, change it up and do something very cool: make your own beer or wine. Present personalized bottles as gifts for your party hosts or serve it to your guests. At St. Louis Wine & Beermaking, customers can expect all the equipment, ingredients and knowledge needed to brew their very own beer or distill their own wine. This is a truly unique gift that can be shared time and time again.
Fischer’s School of Cake Decorating, Candy Making & Supply
620 Charbonier Road
Florissant, MO 63031
No one can deny that scrumptious sweets and decadent pastries are definitely a part of the Christmas fun. With that in mind, head to Fischer’s School of Cake Decorating, Candy Making & Supply in Florissant and learn how to make your own holiday-themed candies. This spot provides demonstrations, very easy instructions and all the supplies you’ll need to mold your own chocolates, turtles, rocky roads and so much more. Plus, Fischer’s provides beautiful holiday packaging to wrap your sweet treats. Class size is limited so be sure to call and register soon.
Yucandu Art Studio
20 Allen Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
There is a good reason this next spot is named Yucandu, because at this arts and crafts studio, you can literally do just about anything. Located in Webster Groves, Yucandu is a wonderful place to explore your inner artist. The studio is filled with every possible art project imaginable where you can create something truly unique for a special recipient. Whether it’s painting, sculpting, decoupage, papier-mache or mosaic building, making a gift at Yucandu will be an inspiring, enriching experience.
1215 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Another fantastic spot for creating your own Christmas gifts is at Hobby Lobby. There are literally thousands of inspirational ideas all under one roof with endless project possibilities and classes available at each store to assist you. Make a personalized holiday wreath, decorate an ornament, paint a picture frame, sew a stocking, artfully design a floral arrangement or make a holiday scrapbook. Whatever idea you might have in mind, all three convenient area locations can definitely help you create it.