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Gifts For the Stylish


Article by City Lifestyle

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Kansas City is a community bursting with makers, artists, and crafters. With the holidays quickly approaching, we've compiled a guide of over 80 local businesses throughout the metro full of unique and thoughtful gift ideas. There are so many amazing options for everyone on your list, even Aunt Ida.

Get in the holiday spirit and shop small this year. After all, nobody loves their city like Kansas City!

WHITNEYMANNEY Fashion & Textiles | @whitneymanney

Wearable Art: "A Kansas City, MO native, Whitney Manney graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 with a BFA in Fibers. Translating the aesthetics of street art and the effects of cultural movements on the current urban landscape into ready-to-wear wearable art and textile design is the main focus of the WHITNEYMANNEY label."

no, not sisters | @nonotsisters

Custom Wood Jewelry & Home Goods: "Designed and assembled by hand in Kansas City. Established in 2018, no, not sisters is a design duo creating affordable and lightweight wooden necklaces, earrings, coasters, custom goods and more."

LOVER Cosmetics | @shoplovercosmetics

Magnetic Palettes: "In 2005, I (Ashley) founded LOVER® Cosmetics LLC, a full color cosmetics line. I sell online at, do a monthly pop up at one of Kansas City’s best salons, Bijin Salon & Spa, I conduct private makeup lessons in-home and help women organize their makeup and routine."

We Got Your Back Apparel | @wegotyourbackapparel

Super Soft Favorite Apparel: "We are a couple of locals from Kansas City that love sports and our city. We want you to find your new super soft favorite Apparel. We love our city and will strive for loyalty, quality, and customer service is absolutely priority #1 for us. We get the best quality Apparel we can find, we print locally in KC and ship it to you worldwide in a timely fashion, and we have been know to deliver your order personally."

Shea Made | @shea.made

Handmade Polymer Clay Earrings: "Locally sourced and artisan crafted in Kansas City, Missouri. Always one-of-a-kind, never mass-produced. Custom and bespoke pieces created upon request."

Rissa's Artistic Design | @rissas_artistic_design

Earthy, Edgy, Elegant Custom Jewelry: "As a self-taught artist, she (Clarissa) hand crafts one-of-a-kind original masterpieces that will inspire your creative side. These designs range from Earthy to Edgy to Elegant. Utilizing artistic wire and gemstones, these custom made pieces can transform any outfit into a creative expression that is made just for you."

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Paloma KC | @paloma_kc

Crochet Earrings & Rainbow Oil Diffusers: "A crafting corner for handmade goods!"

Grayjay Studio | @grayjaystudio

Modern + Marbled, Geometric + Colorful, Jewelry + Art: "Modern hand-marbled metal and acrylic necklaces and earrings, and signature colorful and geometric statement clay rings and ribbon necklaces."

SWELLmade Design Studio | @swellmadedesignstudio

Jewelry & Accessories: "Handmade and curated accessories line that is beautiful, colorful, and accessible."

Georgina Jewelry | @georginajewelryofficial

Jewelry: "Georgina Jewelry pieces are either sterling silver and gold-plated sterling silver, that is both polished and sanded to create a gorgeous mix of shine and texture. The luxurious gems are sourced from all over the world, and the crystals used are from Swarovski."

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