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!
Metal & Wood Home Decor: "Specializing in metal decor paired with reclaimed wood and backlit. Custom orders and KC decor is our passion too. We work with businesses, realtors, and people looking for a special gift for those hard to buy for people."
Dream Catchers & Fiber Rainbows: Modern Macrame Dream Catchers | Rainbow Wall Hangings
Embers Candle Bar was founded in 2018 by the mother/daughter team of Vicki, Shara and Bailee Derks. Our passion for cultivating an experience and building community has inspired us from the beginning and keeps pushing us to grow.
Hand-Poured Candles: "As a specialty store, we offer a variety of pillar, taper, tea light, wax melt, votive, container candles, seasonal decor and home decor. With over 175 different scents to choose from, we are sure you will find the perfect one for your home, special occasion or gift. "
Handcrafted Home: "Golden & Pine is an ethical home boutique that shares the story behind every design. We have a personal connection with each of the makers to help you curate a livable + interesting home that’s full of stories."
Urban Nursery: "Paradise Garden Club is an urban nursery and public home to all types of growers. We sell plants, share knowledge, and most of all we support our community, where veteran green-thumbs and newbie naturalists grow alongside one another."
Skin, Body & Home Care: "Natural products for the body and home. Any more natural and you'd be naked. Our people were born to be Indigo Wild. And — guilty as charged — every one of us is a true nature’s child. We’ve banded together to thump and bump the rock and soul into every batch of Zum Bars, Glows, Rubs, Kisses and more."
Abstract Art: "My art is inspired by my three daughters and my daily life. My daughters are passionate, wild, kind, free and inherently feminine." Tara paints energetic, colorful, abstract expressionist art in acrylic and mixed media, in various sizes and formats. She is flexible and available for commissions.
Vintage Lights: "Original Repurposed Vintage Lights for Sale; all proceeds going to support my late son's memorial scholarship fund. From creative Steampunk designs to 1929 Radio Speakers on vintage wood Survey tripods, you’ll be amazed at the stuff I create."
Original Art Prints & Cards: "Kansas City mixed-media artist."