It’s been 48 years since the owners of Dickens Gift Shoppe opened their doors on the 76 Strip in Branson, Mo. They have greeted guests from around the country with their gifts, Branson collectibles and local artists. One year ago April 2013, the store relocated to the Grand Village Shops and I had the great honor of spending some time with this wonderful family last week. The store has evolved over the years, but it continues to be run by the Dickens, now 3 generations strong.
One thing these guys have down, is their ability to make the most amazing homemade fudge. In fact, Dianne (owner) and her daughter make the fudge and they are always coming up with new flavors to try. This last month, they debuted their Carrot Cake fudge and I was one of the first to taste this mouth watering treat. It really does taste exactly like carrot cake. You have to try it.
However, fudge isn’t their only specialty. They carry locally made foods like jams, jellies, but they also carry locally made arts and crafts. In fact, they have someone who makes homemade lye soap for their store. It is wonderful. They carry metal signs, yard art and flags, bird houses, Branson souvenirs, beautiful wind chimes, and more.
One of the most interesting items in their store is the GingerSnaps line. It is a line of jewelry that you can change to go with any outfit. When I was there visiting, they sold several pieces. It’s pretty and practical with a small price tag. Everyone in your family can find something to love in Dickens Gift Shoppe.
Now, what are you waiting for? Get your shopping on!!
– Erin Wicker