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Kansas City Community Gift Guide

Buy local. Buy KC this Holiday season.

Looking for that one-of-a-kind gift for that one-of-a-kind person in your life? We can think of no better place to find it than right here in KCMO. One of the best things about our city is that small, local businesses are at the heart of our communities, so it’s no surprise that we support our neighbors. Show our community some love and shop local this holiday season. 

Here are some one-of-a-kind gifts you can only find here in Kansas City:

The Object Enthusiast

FOR THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS: 

It’s officially dinner party season so treat the host in your life to something extra special this year. Shop stunning, hand-crafted pieces from The Object Enthusiast then head over to Restoration Emporium where you’ll find the perfect one-of-a-kind piece from their Holiday Collection. At Citrus + Table‘s new Crossroads brick and mortar, you can shop the cutest collection of kitchenware, scented candles, cocktail mixers, and way more! And you can never go wrong with KC holiday shopping staples like J’adore in Brookside, Trapp and Company, and Nell Hills.

 

Paradise Garden Club

FOR THE PLANT LOVER:

Fill your plant lover’s pots with leafy jungle plants, hanging pothos or towering cacti from our favorite plant stores: Paradise Garden Club, Virgil’s Plant Shop, Modern Lily, Family Tree Nursery (bonus points for stopping at Cafe Equinox while you shop). Transform your green thumbed friend’s home with a new plant baby, sign them up for a planting 101 class, or get them a vibrant fauna-inspired art print. For the floral-lover, check out Verdant‘s selection of plants, bouquets, planting tools & accessories, and even botanical themed gifts.

 

Mean Mule Distillery

FOR THE BEVERAGE BUFF: 

If you’re shopping for a beer enthusiast, KC is the perfect place to be. Head over to Strange Days, Torn Label, City Barrel, KC Bier Co, or Stockyards Brewery to snag a 6-pack of craft beers. Then there’s Kansas City’s famous Boulevard Beer where you can choose from seasonal IPAs, their new line of canned cocktails, or swing for a tour of their enormous facility. For the harder stuff, visit Mean Mule Distillery where you can sample their house-made tequilas and agaves. Explore the J.Reiger Distillery and their fine selection of whiskey, gin, vodka, and their newest addition, caffe amaro. For the wine lovers, head to Big Mood to peruse their curated selection of natural wines, The Pairing to find the perfect bottle (plus some cheese), and Cellar Rat where you can splurge on their monthly bottle subscription! 

Welwythn

FOR THE SELF CARE GURU: 

For the one who treats themselves, treat them even better. Welwythn has you covered on luxurious skin care items, make up, and all the essentials to set the self-care mood. For the skin care fiend, Skin KC has you covered on natural products such as this Apricot Berry Clay Facemask. (Bonus : they have skincare for men, too!) For the eco-conscious person in your life, Hand & Land is the perfect spot. All products like shampoos, lotions, laundry detergents and others come in refillable containers – gift the first round and they can keep going back to refill in the same container. Waste not want not! Not sure what to pick? Book your boo a day at their lux, in-house spa.

Dear Society in the Crossroads

FOR THE FASHIONISTA: 

Dear Society is a locally-owned women’s boutique located in the Bauer building on the historic 18th street. Shop their selection of vintage and modern clothing and accessories. Just across the street you’ll find Daisy Lee Vintage. A few local favorites for women’s clothing include Kate KC, Lucca Collection, Lady Bye, Shopgirls Matches Boutique, Kindred Collective and FineFolk. Don’t worry! KC has plenty to offer in the men’s fashion department, too. Shop Guevel, Ulah, Houndstooth, Keefe Cravat, Foxtrot and Halls for all the stylish guys in your life.

Paulina Otero’s ‘Undertow’ on view at Duet

FOR THE COLLECTOR: 

Give your art enthusiast a thoughtfully curated piece of art from Cerbera Gallery, Beco Gallery, Smalter Art Gallery, or the Crane Yards Studios at Belger Arts Center. At Duet‘s new flagship store in the Crossroads Art District, you’ll find a diverse selection of collectibles including home goods, artwork, and accessories. Check out Oracle‘s collection of crystals, minerals, and rocks as well as local artisan objects like jewelry, preserved butterflies, and even taxidermy! In the West Bottoms you’ll find a local favorite – Fetch KC. Shop men’s and women’s vintage apparel, find the PERFECT card, and sift through their selection of home goods as well. For the antiquer, head to Urban Mining, Populuxe, and The Gathering Place in midtown and follow this link to view all the hot spots in KC’s famous Westbottoms.

21c Kansas City Gift Shop

FOR EVERYONE ELSE: 

Visit our gift shop for our specialty curated selection of gifts. For the self-care guru or maybe the friend who could use a little R&R, grab one of our signature bathrobes or some Malin + Goetz products. Shopping for a penguin enthusiast? We have a variety of penguin swag from socks, a ceramic penguin, or even one of our famous Cracking Art Penguins. You can also check out our online shop for our bed + bath items and more!   

 

 

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