Gifts For the Cultured


Article by City Lifestyle

Photography by Provided

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!

The Culinary Center of Kansas City | @kcculinary

Cooking Classes & Kitchen Shop: "A unique culinary arts center offering over 600 cooking classes annually, interactive culinary events and team building, catered events and a retail store."

The General Store + Co. | @generalstorekc

A Modern Mercantile: "We're a modern mercantile curating a wide selection of design-led everyday goods, thoughtful gifts and curiosities all sourced locally, regionally and globally. And we like to have fun."

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | @nelsonatkins

Art Museum Membership: "The museum’s history is rich and the collection is deep, so I urge you to visit often. You will discover true originals, mankind’s greatest achievements, from ancient to contemporary works of art. You will also feel the power of community, as we celebrate diverse cultures and mark important days with festivals, dancing, talks, tours and classes."

3DHQ | @3dhq.kc

3D Printed Figurines: "A 3D printed statue is a life-like miniature version of you, your family or your pet. It can be anything you want – a personalized wedding cake topper, a memorialization of your pet, yourself as an action-figure or the most modern family portrait to date. Your imagination is our inspiration."

The Green Door Store | @thegreendoorstoreks

Indie Bookstore: "Johnson County’s premier indie bookstore and gift shoppe, where old meets new, unique meets trendy and novelty meets classic. Walk through The Green Door and find a unique gift for friends, family members, children, teachers or yourself."

KC Slingshot | @kcslingshot.rentals

Polaris Slingshot Rental: "KC Slingshot is the premier Polaris Slingshot Rental Company in Kansas City, MO. Cruise the Kansas City districts or hit the countryside and explore the many beautiful sites the Greater Kansas City area has to offer, or take a multi-day road trip and go wherever you’d like!"

The Bloom Academy | @thebloomacademy

Floral DIY Workshops: "The Bloom Academy is your one stop shop to learn about all things floral! Whether it's learning basic skills for creating everyday arrangements, creating beautiful flowers for a special event, learning about different types of blooms, and the resources to make it all beautiful. If it involves flowers, we're game."

Monarch Glass Studio | @coach_kimball

Glass Blowing: "Monarch Glass Studio hosts private glassblowing events for team-building, family outings, or any other reason you could think that a bunch of people might like to get together around a glassblowing studio. Kansas City, Missouri's Finest Glassblowing studio. Located in the historic 18th and Vine district."

a store named STUFF | @astorenamedstuff

Artistic Lifestyle Store: "The STUFF Sisters represent fine artists, handmade creators and small batch makers and creators. They sell work by local, regional, national, and international artists." 

Knight Owl Design | @knightowldesign

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