Gift Ideas for the "Tough-to-Buy-For" on Your List

Everyone has at least one person on their gift-giving list that is extremely difficult to buy for. It could be because they have everything they need already, or possibly they are a new friend and you're not quite sure what they already have. Instead of picking out some random "stuff" to wrap up, give them the gift of a wonderful experience instead! Here are a few great ideas from JB Hook's on how you can do just that.

Gift Cards
While some people see gift cards as an easy way out of having to pick a present, if you buy someone a gift card for an experience, it's like gifting them with an adventure! Rather than giving a gift card to a store where they will get more "stuff" to keep track of, pick out a gift card for a place that they can go to and enjoy some time out of the house as a special treat.

For example, a gift card to our Lake of the Ozarks fine dining restaurant is perfect for anyone that is already of fan of JB Hook's because you know they will appreciate it. It's also a wonderful gift for anyone that has never been here because it gives them the chance to experience the delicious foods and the casual yet elegant atmosphere we offer.

Right now, buying a JB Hook's gift card is great for the gift-giver too because we're running a very special holiday promotion! You get bonus gift cards with your purchase that can also be given away or saved to treat yourself.

  • Buy a $50 gift card & get a FREE $10 gift card 
  • Buy a $100 gift card & get a FREE $25 gift card

Pick Up the Tab
If you think a gift card isn't personal enough, invite them instead to join you for lunch or dinner, your treat. This allows them to enjoy the experience of our seafood & steak restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks plus your pleasant company all at the same time! It's a great way for both of you to enjoy the gift. You could even go ahead and pick up a few gift cards before you come in, get the bonus cards, and use them for the visit!

Another idea is to invite them to join you for the best Happy Hour at the Lake of the Ozarks in place of a full meal. Our extended Happy Hour takes place in the bar area this time of year every Monday-Friday from 3-8 pm and all day on Sundays. It features amazing drink specials plus a long list of half-price appetizers. As an added bonus, from 5:30-8:30 pm every Monday-Saturday we host the best live music at the Lake of the Ozarks in our piano bar as well. Time your visit right and enjoy some incredible entertainment while you're here.   

Host a Party
For those of you that have a lot of "tough-to-buy-for" people on your holiday shopping list, take care of everyone at once and host a party for them all at JB Hook's. The Garden Room overlooks our main dining area and is able to host dinner parties for up to 30 guests. The Sunset Room just off of the bar area can hold up to 70 guests, plus it has a gorgeous abalone-tiled fireplace and a private bar. Both rooms offer that breathtaking 14-mile panoramic view that is visible from every room in our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant and bar. 

So there you have it, three perfectly perfect gift ideas for not only the hardest to buy for on your list, but for just about everyone else too! JB Hook's has something for everyone, so it's a wonderful gift that will be very well-received and much appreciated. 

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255 


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