Shop Local This Holiday Season

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat!

As we prepare for Christmas and enjoy the holiday season, many of us are shopping. In fact, 151 million Americans shopped during Black Friday weekend and another 122 million on Cyber Monday. 

Before you do all of your holiday shopping on Amazon (who, me?), explore the locally-owned shops that give Kansas City personality and culture.

Here are a few of my favorite local shops for gifts:

A Store Named STUFF

  • The perfect place to go for fun, unique, and local gifts
  • Great for those who enjoy quirky and artistic items
  • Neighborhood: Brookside
  • Learn more and visit: astorenamedstuff.com

Asiatica

  • A Kansas City staple for 39 years
  • Beautiful, luxurious Japanese textiles and locally made clothing
  • A variety of interesting, unique smaller items to fit any budget
  • Neighborhood: Westwood
  • Learn more and visit: asiaticakc.com 

Urban Provisions

  • Well-designed home goods and stylish everyday products
  • Neighborhood: East Bottoms
  • Learn more and visit: urbanprovisionskc.com

Westside Storey

  • Featuring over 20 local Kansas City companies and artists
  • Find the best Kansas City t-shirts in town
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Learn more and visit: thewestsidestorey.com

Birdies

Cellar Rat

  • Featuring more than 1,000 wines
  • Numerous premium spirits, handcrafted beers, gourmet food and unique gifts (and the best service in town!)
  • Neighborhood: Crossroads
  • Learn more and visitcellarratwine.com

Yoki

  • A delightful, cheery store that provides a twist on many traditional items
  • Perfect for children or those who appreciate oddities
  • Neighborhood: River Market
  • Learn more and visityokistore.com

Charlie Hustle

  • Made famous by the Heart KC t-shirt
  • They have a wide variety of other apparel
  • Perfect for the sports enthusiast or KC fan in your life
  • Neighborhood: Plaza
  • Learn more and visitcharliehustleshop.com

Pryde's

  • The absolute best store for the cook in your life
  • A fun shopping experience
  • Neighborhood: Westport
  • Learn more and visitprydeskitchen.com

Indigo Wild 

  • Delightful bath and body products and home cleaning goods
  • The shop is a sensory experience
  • Neighborhood: Union Hill
  • Learn more and visitindigowild.com

Sandlot Goods

  • Beautiful leather products and fun KC-inspired accessories and home goods
  • Neighborhood: East Crossroads
  • Learn more and visit: sandlotgoods.com

There are many other great shops in KC - what are your go-to's? Leave a comment below with your favorite place to buy gifts.