With the days getting shorter and temperatures getting colder, now is a perfect time for some pampering. Treat yourself to gourmet coffee, fine wine, decadent desserts, and sweet-smelling bath and body products made in Missouri – purchased online and delivered to your door.
Fill Your Cup
Keep the rich flavor of air-roasted coffee coming every month with a "subscription" from The Roasterie in Kansas City. From limited-release seasonal blends to tried-and-true classics, the Flavors of the Season bundle is perfect for flavored-coffee fans.
The Bean Shop at Shaw's Coffee in St. Louis offers a variety of coffees from Africa, Central and South America, and the Pacific Rim. The beans are dark-roasted in the traditional European style to produce a signature flavor.
Raise Your Glass
Enjoy a great bottle of wine with a special meal or in front of a crackling fireplace.
Choose a bottle of wine from the Vineyard Collector's Series at Les Bourgeois Winery in Rocheport. The specialty, aged selections represent the winery's finest red, white and rosé offerings.
Savor Something Sweet
Cheesecake ranks high on the list of decadent desserts, and My Daddy's Cheesecake in Cape Girardeau offers 20 different varieties. With choices like Forbidden Fudge, White Chocolate Truffle, Berry Swirl and Dreamsicle, selecting just one could be difficult. The eight-flavor sampler solves that problem.
A towering stack of sliced apples surrounded by a flaky crust topped with caramel and pecans is a dessert you'll never forget. The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery in Kimmswick is known for its Levee High Apple Pie. If you'd rather eat cake, the bakery offers a variety of flavors including gooey butter, red velvet and classic carrot.
Christopher Elbow Chocolates, made in Kansas City, are almost too beautiful to eat, but don't let that stop you from sampling the handcrafted bonbons, caramels and other sweets. The artisan chocolate collections come in an array of flavor combinations.
Unwind at the End of the Day
Long Row Lavender, a family-owned farm in Wright City, offers gift boxes filled with soothing and sweet-smelling products. The "Time Well Spent" box provides all you need for a long soak in the tub – lavender bath truffle, goat's milk soap, sea sponge and candle.
A gift set from White River Bath & Body in Forsythe features bath and body products made from all natural ingredients. The products come in a variety of fragrances, or you can create your own customized products by combining up to three different fragrances.
Written by Liz Coleman