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Moonrise Gift Shop Offers Out-Of-This-World Holiday Presents


Amaze everyone on your holiday shopping list with uber-cool gifts found only at The Moonrise Hotel’s lobby gift shop. Bonus: after making your Moonrise Hotel purchases, celebrate your creative shopping spree and relax with a special holiday drink at The Eclipse Bar. The Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse Restaurant located at 6177 Delmar Blvd. in The Loop.

Here are a few nifty Moonrise Hotel gift ideas that will surprise even Santa:

Which little nephew or niece doesn’t need a bubble blaster or toy cosmic ray gun? For only $18 bucks each, a press of the ray gun’s trigger emits harmless sparks and a sound that will delight the kids. The youngsters will love you, and your heart will be warmed by knowing that the noise isn’t coming home with you.

Who wouldn’t be happy with an official Moonrise Hotel t-shirt or bath robe? The 100% cotton tees are surprisingly only $16 with two spiffy, spacey designs from which to choose in fashion-forward colors of grey, navy and medium blue. Select from a cartoon-art rocket ship in blast-off mode or an aerial view of what St. Louis will look like in the space age future. Waffle weave cotton bath robes sporting an embroidered Moonrise Hotel smiling crescent moon logo, lined in super-soft Turkish cotton can comfort a lucky loved one for only $75.

Stuff stockings with spectacular treats like vintage-look wind-up robots in varying size and prices ranging from $10 to $18, spacey google-eye robot eyewear at just $10, a Christmas red and green rocket ship for $26 or a space invaders alarm clock for 26 smackers.

A star-studded gift for all ages is the new, four-color book titled St. Louis Walk of Fame: 140 Great St. Louisans. The completely updated book has been released in time for the 2013 season. Make this gift even more special by having it personalized by author Joe Edwards. Joe will host the first book-signing event for the new publication on December 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. The signing will be in the Satellite Room of the Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar in The Loop.

For a present of astronomic proportions, tuck a Moonrise Hotel gift certificate in with the
St. Louis Walk of Fame: 140 Great St. Louisans book. Choose an overnight stay in one of 10 Walk of Fame Suites which are individually themed and named after stars from the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Learn what stars are represented in the suites and other special packages at

Certificates also are available for wining and dining at Eclipse, the Moonrise Hotel’s delectable restaurant where diners enjoy superb cuisine and vibrant décor filled with lunar murals and original retro comic art pieces.