- Dustin Wolfe, Visit Shawnee
Local Holiday Gift Guide
There’s no shortage of great local items for gift giving this year in the KC area. Whether you’re shopping for your boss, your friends and family, or you are part of a secret Santa group, make sure to support local by considering any of these 12 gift suggestions we’ve handpicked from our diverse regional communities!
FOOD & DRINK!
Povitica in Merriam, KS - Share the gift of ‘delicious’ this holiday season with yummy dessert bread in over a dozen flavors from Strawberry Hill Povitica. Stop by the bakery for samples, or buy a loaf to share at your holiday gatherings. The mini packs make perfect gifts too! Povitica is baked with love from grandmother’s recipe right in Merriam, Kansas! www.povitica.com
BBQ and Hot Sauce in Kansas City, KS - Heat up the wintery cold! Known for manufacturing some of the world’s most famous barbecue and hot sauces, Spicin Foods located in Kansas City, KS offers anything from salsas and marinades to colorful pottery and serving dishes. Gift baskets offering Kansas City’s best barbecue sauces are also available! https://www.visitkansascityks.com/listing/spicin-foods/629/
Green Dressing in Shawnee, KS – Old Shawnee Pizza not only famous for their pepperoni slices but also known for their wild green dressing. Totally local and always tasty, stop in to any of their three locations for their famous Nashville Hot Chicken Pizza and grab a bottle of their green garlic salad dressing as a the perfect stocking stuffer. https://shawneepizza.com/
Eclectic Art in Excelsior Springs, MO - Shop local and artistic this holiday season at Molly Roberts Studio in Excelsior Springs. The studio sells several eclectic items, including; acrylic paintings, wire flowers, mixed media art, hand-made copper wire bookmarks, and a one-of-a-kind item known as a Molly Dolly. Molly Dollys’ are each handcrafted from vintage fabric and no two are the same; Molly Roberts herself says each doll is unique and has its own personality. https://mollyrobertsstudio.com/
Coasters in Overland Park, KS – Consider Mistake Lyric coasters for the perfect Secret Santa or White Elephant gift. With the most classic goofs on lyrics to a few random you might have never thought of, it’s perfect the music lover! Check out the General Store in Downtown Overland Park that has a ton of totally unique, totally random and super local ideas. https://generalstorekc.com/products/coasters-mistaken-lyrics?_pos=1&_sid=448da46b1&_ss=r&variant=12348039462976
Candles in Leavenworth, KS - A visit to Leavenworth during the holidays will be amazingly fun and rewarding. Check out the “Balsam and Berry” Candles poured right at the Candle Queen Candles Boutique. Another favorite is shopping at Artistic Designs by Lu. She also has several new designs offered for the holiday season. www.visitleavenworthks.com
Tree Ornament in Kansas City, MO - Give the gift of one of Kansas City’s most beloved holiday traditions this year with the 2019 Mayor’s Christmas Tree ornament. Made using wood from the previous year’s tree (and with proceeds benefitting the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund), each Hallmark artist-designed ornament represents the best and brightest of the season—and a sample of the festive fun to be had at Crown Center during the holidays. https://www.crowncenter.com/ornament
Home Goods in Olathe, KS - Did you know? Saturday, November 30th is officially “Small Business Saturday” in Olathe! Grab some home décor or fun items at Junque Drawer three story boutique or Olathe Glass Home Décor. Want to grab a bottle of wine or growler or cider? www.visitolathe.org
Pottery in Gardner, KS - Visit Spinning Earth Gallery in Gardner for unique gifts this holiday season. Pick up some hand-thrown pottery, a custom-made wine rack or a number of small gifts. http://www.spinningearthpottery.net/
Antiques in Bonner Springs, KS - Historic Downtown Bonner Springs will have you checking off your list and not thinking twice about what to give to family and friends this holiday season. Yowza Antiques & Sweet Shoppe sells rag rugs and Farm House Candles from Jamesport, MO. Grab a few sweets for last minute stocking stuffer. Just one of many boutiques and unique shops in Downtown Bonner Springs. https://www.facebook.com/yowzaantiques
Rocking Chair in Lansing, KS - Do you have an old rocking horse that you would like to sell, or are you looking for a unique one to purchase? Leslie at Lansing Lumber Farm & Feed in Lansing, Kansas, is a horse fan and jockey, and loves to bring in rocking horses that have been neglected, have the guys at the lumberyard help fix them up, and then find them a perfect home. https://www.facebook.com/lansinglumber/
Cinema Experience in Liberty, MO – Get a gift card to the Liberty B&B Theatre which has state of the art technology and comfy reclining seats taking a night at the movies up a notch. With specialty theatres like ScreenPlay with a playground inside the theatre (pictured) or MX4D with wind, snow, fog, scent motion and more, there's a movie experience for everyone. www.bbtheatres.com/location/liberty-cinema-12