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!
Beer for Dogs: "There's no better drinking buddy than your four-legged best friend. Beer Paws was created for the love of good times with good dogs. From bottle opener dog tags to dog biscuits made from spent brewers' grain, our products celebrate your love for dogs and your love for beer."
Painted Pet Portraits: "Kansas City artist Chris Bohannon works from client photos to hand-craft an original painting of a beloved pet. Original art is the ultimate touching gift of love!"
Lifestyle Accents for Your Home + Pet: "Based in Kansas City and family owned, our pet care professionals provide trusted dog walking and specialized pet care to pet owners in the Kansas City area. Luxury Throw Blankets, All Natural Spa Products, Pet Beds and Cozy Lifestyle Accents for every room in your home."
Dog Treats Handcrafted by Individuals with Special Needs: "Man’s best friend was the avenue to fulfill our mission and create the PawsAbilities products. PawsAbilities offers artisanal, all natural dog treats. We continue to expand our flavors, bandanas and toys to offer more variety for everyday and special occasion treats."
Pet Boutique: "Spoil your best friend with a special gift from our pet boutique. Woof! Woof!"
Dog Park, Bar, Restaurant and Coffee House: "Bar K is a unique social, educational and recreational meeting place for people and dogs in Kansas City. Bar K combines a fully staffed and professionally maintained dog park, with a bar/restaurant/coffee shop where guests can enjoy a drink, coffee or bite to eat while their dogs recreate in our park."
Pet Ornaments: "We are a local business in Kansas City that makes custom wooden home products including signs, Nest Thermostat wall plates, key racks, coaster sets, cutting boards, ornaments, and more!"
Pet Store: "Since 2003, Brookside Barkery & Bath has been a local favorite, helping pet owners from Waldo to Overland Park and from Lee’s Summit to Prairie Village, that care about their pets’ health and wellness with expert advice, 100% guaranteed, all-natural dog food, organic pet foods, pet supplies – even full and self-service dog bathing and grooming facilities."
Pet Photography: "Photographer and creative director of these playful portraits. Lauren has a portfolio full of colorful product photography alongside dynamic portraits of humans as well as cats and dogs!"
Pet Boutique: "Hand-made dog and cat collars, clothing, toys and beds since 2001. The best pet boutique in Kansas City. We carry holistic dog and cat food, toys, handmade-custom collars and so much more! Come check out this gem in Waldo!"