- Published on Sunday, May 26 2013 8:54 PM
Written by Klaire Bruce
Posted by Mark Ruda
Branson Gift Shops and Novelties
Branson, Missouri, is well known for its shopping venues. We’ve got outlet malls, name-brand stores, more outlet malls, and even a Bass Pro. But if you are looking for some stand out products in some unique places, you may want to visit some of these groovy novelty stores and Branson gift shops!
Mulberry Mill, located in Branson’s Grand Village Shops, is a locally owned and operated novelty store that you’ll want to be sure and stop by. A delightful array of fashion accessories and gourmet foods awaits you here – and what’s even better is that Mulberry Mill has a tasting room, where you can sample drink mixes and dips such as BLT dip and Pineapple Chicken Salad, and much more! Some of the gourmet foods available for purchase include: Bronco Bobs Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, The Beer Bread Company’s famed Beer Bread Mix, Savory Saltine Amazing Party Crackers, and The Resident Chef gourmet cheeseballs and soup mixes. On the fashion end of things, Mulberry Mill sells a lovely array of scarves, scarf charms, and jewelry. Items can also be purchased at Mulberry Mill’s online store, www.mulberrymill.shopfactory.com
Devo Olive Oil Co.
If you are a culinary whiz or you just want a REALLY unique present to give, Devo Olive Oil Co. on the Branson Landing is the place to stop. After all, who doesn’t love some crazy flavored olive oil? Devo offers flavors of olive oil such as Chipotle, Garlic, Wild Mushroom and Sage, and Blood Orange olive oil – and these are just a few. This unique Branson gift shop also carries specialty gourmet oils like Italian Grapeseed Oil, Roasted French Walnut Oil and White Truffle Oil. Aged Balsamics are another specialty item at Devo – Black Cherry Balsamic and Vanilla Balsamic are a couple of interesting choices. Oils and Balsamics are bottled at the store – you choose your flavor and employees will dispense your flavor of choice into a Devo Olive Oil Co. bottle. There is a taste testing opportunity for every flavor! Devo also stocks pasta – to pair nicely with your olive oil – and locally made lotions and body butters.
Dick’s Oldtime 5 & 10
For a nostalgic novelty store experience you won’t forget anytime soon, take a trip to Dick’s 5 & 10 in downtown Branson. Founded, owned and operated by Henry L. ‘Dick’ Hartley until his death in 2006, the store is run today by Dick’s wife, June, her son, Steve Hartley and son-in-law, Dave Montgomery. Voted Branson, Missouri’s Best Specialty Store in 2008, Dick’s Oldtime 5 & 10 has something for everyone, young and old alike. Many of the products carried here are the same merchandise lines that were carried by five and dime stores of old, such as linens, sewing notions, hardware and toys. Nostalgic sweet treats like Horehound Candy, BB Bats and candy cigarettes can be found in the candy aisle. Old timey puzzles and games line the shelves, along with household décor and classic TV memorabilia. Pilot-autographed aviation prints and sports memoranda fill the walls, giving the store a true five and dime feel. For a step back in time that will become a lasting memory, come visit this nationally known oldtime 5 & 10 – it’s ‘so much more than just another store!
With these and other fun novelty stores and Branson gift shops to visit, you are certain to find that perfect standout gift or souvenir – and make some memories along the way!