It’s here! Kansas City Moms Blog is proud to present the 2017 edition of shopKC. We are thrilled to bring you holiday gift ideas from some of Kansas City’s finest small businesses. From clothing to food, ways to improve your health & wellness and work from local makers, you’re sure to find quality goods made here in Kansas City.
#shopKC2017 is designed to give busy moms like you holiday gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. Check out each group below and don’t forget to enter the giveaways! Join us in supporting these amazing local business owners, artists and makers that call Kansas City home.
Shop local. Shop early. ShopKC.
EverFit is your locally owned alternative to the big box gym. We bring together an amazing community of fitness-minded people. Here, you’ll get real results and workouts are never boring! Here, you meet friends and trainers who support your goals. Classes at EverFit challenge you and change you. With our high quality small group classes, this is your one stop shop to get stronger, healthier and more fit! We also sell great active wear for inside and outside of the gym!
EverFit is the only gym with a small studio feel coupled with the variety of classes in a larger gym. We have three different rooms and more than four dozen classes weekly, led by fun, qualified instructors. A variety of classes are offered each day, including boxing, cycling, yoga, Zumba, barre, strength training, HIIT and more.
Giveaway: 5 classes + EverFit shirt | Retail Value: $90
Personal favorite? Any beginner class, please!
All natural, handmade beard and skin care products.
Giveaway: Deluxe beard grooming package. Includes 1-oz. bottle of beard oil, 1-oz. tin of beard balm, 4-oz. bottle of beard wash & a red sandalwood beard comb. | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? Shave butter.
Q39 is a unique hybrid of wood-fired grilling and fresh award-winning barbeque opened first in Kansas City, Mo., in 2014 and in Overland Park, Ks., in 2017. Q39 features the area’s first open barbeque scratch kitchen chef-driven by national champion barbeque pitmaster and Culinary Institute of America graduate, Rob Magee.
Every single dish at Q39 is made fresh from scratch daily using multiple barbeque cooking techniques and Q39’s own barbeque sauces and rubs, perfected by Rob and his Munchin’ Hog barbeque team.
Stylishly designed with an urban-rustic flare, Q39 has a large dining room, private dining options, an expanded patio and a dedicated Q2GO carryout entrance. Q39 is also home to a full-size bar serving original cocktails and hand-selected beers and wines.
Giveaway: Q39 giftbox. Includes bottle of Q39 house-made BBQ sauce, house-made rub & gift card | Retail value: $40
Our products are clean and simple. We start with raw nuts then create original, distinctive recipes using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. Thēz Nüts five varieties reflect the fact that the Kansas City food scene has evolved far beyond its fame barbecue roots, offering an eclectic selection of palate-tempting creations. That said, the undeniable deliciousness of smoke and sweet barbecue flavor paired with oven-roasted nuts cannot be ignored, and it wouldn’t have been right to deny a nod to the taste that put our town on the map.
We are fortunate to live among compassionate, dedicated individuals working to improve the lives of our neighbors in need. The ripple effect created by this caring community goes beyond measure, but without a doubt, needs our continued support. Thēz Nüts is a tiny company, but we have rolled up our sleeves and are on a mission to make a big impact in our hometown, because after all, our hearts are here.
Giveaway: One 2-oz bag and one 4-oz bag of each of flavor variety | Retail value: $63
Personal favorite? Candied cinnamon pecans.
Christopher Elbow Chocolates
From humble beginnings as a line cook at the Lincoln Country Club to the bright lights of Emeril’s Delmonico Steakhouse and Jean Joso’s Eiffle Tower Restaurant on the Las Vegas strip, all way back home to Shiraz and the American Restaurant in Kansas City, life in the kitchen has taken Christopher Elbow a lot of places.
But it is in the kitchen, producing hand-crafted chocolates, bon bons and confections, that finally feels like home.
Christopher Elbow Chocolates brings modern culinary artistry together with a craftsman-like work ethic to create beautiful, decadent expressions of flavors from around the world. And we’re proud to deliver them straight to you.
Giveaway: Limited-edition 16-piece holiday collection celebrates iconic festive beverage flavors in classic Christopher Elbow style, plus a $25 gift card. | Retail value: $63
Personal favorite? Any, and all, chocolate!
Pamela Williams Photography
Fine art and photography—capturing moments in time is a passion. Sharing those moments with others is a pure joy! Offering fine art prints & gifts from wall art to t-shirts & mugs. Ten percent of all profits from Pamela Williams Photography go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand for research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. Portrait sessions available upon request.
Giveaway: Free 30-minute portrait session and 11 x 14 standard print | Retail value: $200
Personal favorite? World Series Trophy photograph
Burn Boot Camp Overland Park
Burn Boot Camp is a lifestyle fitness facility designed to transform the lives of busy women and their families. We provide a positive environment for women to encourage and motivate each other during high-intensity 45-minute sessions that are always different. Our 5-pillar philosophy of Mindset, Organic Whole Food Nutrition, Strength Training, Burst Training and Environment goes beyond nutrition and exercise and helps women to raise the standards for who they are and what they are capable of.
Giveaway: Free 3-month membership | Retail Value: $400+
Personal favorite? Complimentary childcare.
Sunkissed Earth handcrafts nature-inspired vegan jewelry for free-spirited men and women of all ages. We believe the beauty of nature expands and enriches our senses and we design pieces that allow us to develop a deeper awareness of the world around us and within ourselves. Our selection includes bracelets, necklaces, and anklets in both colorful patterns and subtle Earth tones. The mixture of gemstones, unique woods, recycled glass and fair trade metals provide a mix of textures unique to our collection.
Giveaway: Inner Stability Hand Knotted Necklace/Wrap Bracelet—double knotted turquoise ocean jasper and vegan leather necklace | Retail value: $58
Personal favorite? Tibetan Soul Calming bracelet.
Made in KC
Made in KC curates the work of over 200 Kansas City artists and makers. We have locations in Prairiefire, Corinth Square and Briarcliff Village. We carry Kansas City’s favorite brands like Charlie Hustle, Sandlot Goods and Nickel and Suede.
Giveaway: Gift Card | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? Made Urban Kansas City Long Sleeve shirt
We Rock the Spectrum
We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym is Kansas City’s only fully inclusive sensory gym. Our facility includes suspended swings, rock climbing wall, zip-line, trampoline, presented playroom, arts and craft area and more. We offer open play 7 days per week, kids classes and birthday parties.
Giveaway: 5 free open play passes | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? Moving with Music class on Tuesdays.
Lee's Summit Play
Lee’s Summit Play is a community of families, a fun place to play, offering a calendar full of exciting classes and events, a private rental space perfect for your next event, and so much more in Lee’s Summit.
Giveaway: Private, kid-friendly, Mom’s Night Out with wine glass painting night. The winner & 10 friends are welcomed to bring their children and husbands or enjoy as a night out. All supplies will be provided. | Retail Value: $100
Personal favorite? Their calendar is full of open play sessions and classes!
Huglife KC is co-owned by Lindsey Oviedo and Robin Gedman, who have been best friends for 10 years. With neither having many relatives in town, they have really become more family than anything. They laugh a lot, cry sometimes and are trying to get through life raising their 5 kids to just not be jerks. To add to the fun and chaos of their lives, they decided to start a company because as moms who live by the motto “Carpool is my cardio” they seem to spend their lives in yoga pants and t-shirts. The Huglife ladies want to feel comfy but still be stylish as they run their kids to soccer, baseball, piano, dive, cross country, play dates and so on.
Huglife KC is an apparel company that makes t-shirts for everyone from babies to adults. The shirts are made of incredibly soft, non-shrinking cotton blends. They come in several different designs, style and color options.
In addition to the shirts being super cute, a kindness element runs through the messages on the shirts as well as through the company in general–spreading kindness in the world.
Giveaway: 1 adult medium long-sleeved unisex red heart & hands crewneck KC shirt, 1 youth medium grey crewneck #huglife shirt & a heart & hands sticker | Retail Value: $60
Personal favorite? Raised Kind children’s shirt
Modern Mija is all about providing little ones with just as much style as the grown ups that surround them. It is a marketplace for the hip kiddos that march to the beat of their own drum. We aim to carry brands that are socially conscious, unique and playful. Our mission is to support women, especially mothers, so almost every brand we carry was started and designed by mamas.
Modern Mija sprouted from the mind of Emily Sharp. “Modern” because she aimed to offer baby and children clothes that were trendy opposed to the cutesy look that was currently on the market. “Mija” because, at the same time, she still wanted the store to retain a sense of childishness. Growing up the word mija was used as a term of endearment in her family that can be closely translated to calling someone my baby. The two words put together perfectly embody the brand’s heart and soul.
Our goal is to be the stylish parent’s sanctuary for modern threads, décor and lifestyle products. We hope you find everything you are looking for and more. We love our customers and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for shopping with us!
Giveaway: Gift bundle of our favorite sustainable and eco-friendly wooden toys from Plan Toys. | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? You Are My Sunshine organic cotton Muslin swaddle blanket
Highway 3 is a sister/mom owned business bringing a modern touch to personalized products! Our products range from our very popular, extremely soft modern name blankets, throw pillows, bedding and towels! We have many options and all of our products are great gift ideas for babies and even grandmas!
Giveaway: Online shopping credit | Retail Value: $100
Personal favorite? This adorable family name canvas would be the perfect way to complete a gallery wall in someone’s home.
For over 30 years, kids have played and laughed in Hanna Andersson’s clothing. And our absolute favorite Hanna products? Their pajamas! If you’re on the hunt for matching family pajamas this holiday season, then be sure and check out Hanna Andersson at Town Center Plaza or shop online. You’ll fall in love with their sweet stripes and fun prints too!
Giveaway: Enter below for a chance to win our “Gifts for the Kids” prize package, then head over to KCMB’s Facebook page beginning at 10 a.m. on November 15 for a chance to win a pair of classic bold stripe long johns from our partners at Hanna Andersson! | Retail Value: $40+
Personal favorite? Night Night baby sleepers
Stay-at-home mom turned inventor, HOLSTRit was inspired by tragedy, designed with love. The HOLSTR was created for Tamra’s, Founder & President, 9-year daughter after she tragically lost both kidney’s to E-coli bacteria and eventually received a new kidney from her father. HOLSTRit’s goal is to make convenient, hands-free products that are also fashionable to help simplify daily living with an emphasis on hydration.
The HOLSTR is a functional yet fashionable bottle holder to keep drinking fluids always with you, easily accessible and conveniently hands-free. The bottle sleeve is adjustable for different size bottles. Each HOLSTR comes with a carabineer to hang keys, sanitizer or anything with a loop that you don’t want to carry. On the back, there is a larger pocket that holds most phones and passports and is headphone accessible. The smaller pocket holds cash, cards and ID. The adjustable and comfortable HOLSTR strap can be worn as a cross-body bag or around your waist.
Giveaway: Choice of any product | Retail value: $25-$30
Personal favorite? Gray heart KC cross body
Amber Dawkins Photography
Established in 2007, Amber Dawkins Photography is a mother-daughter photography business serving Johnson County and the Kansas City area. After dabbling in just about every type of photography in the industry, Amber and Lisa found their passion photographing families, children, and high school seniors. Amber helps families turn their images into artwork to display in the home and is proud to offer a line of professional photography products, including museum quality canvas groupings, infused metal prints, and accordion albums. When Amber isn’t working with her portrait clients, she keeps busy photographing listings for realtors, updating corporate headshots, creating marketing images for local businesses, and doing freelance photography for 435 Magazine.
Giveaway: 11 x 14 Metal Print FREE with any session booked or purchased via gift certificate by December 31, 2017 | Retail Value: $189
Personal favorite? It’s impossible to pick just one!
Crazy Bananas Creative Studio
Crazy Bananas Creative Studio is a local photography studio, focused on capturing the real you in photos…silly, fun, beautiful. Sessions include a mix of posed portraits and lifestyle images, providing families with images they will cherish for a lifetime. Photographer Megan Peters specializes in images of families, newborns, children and pets. The goal of the studio is to provide clients with a stress free, fun session experience that results in images that showcase their unique beauty. Megan’s work is done with love…every client holds a special place in her heart and becomes part of her extended family.
Giveaway: Gift certificate | Retail value: $50
Personal favorite? Be sure to check out Megan’s awesome video keepsakes!
Wow your kids this Christmas with a gift that can last a childhood like a play set, trampoline, or basketball goal! Backyard Specialists, located in Olathe by the Bass Pro Shop, is the place to do it! We’re knowledgeable about all the ways to make your yard the place to play! Ask about our professional installation.
Giveaway: 3-Hole Folding Bag Toss. Includes 2 foldable target boards and 6 durable square bean bags | Retail Value: $35
Personal favorite? Check out their pay for play option for the perfect play date idea!
Life Equals, creator of Balance the Superfood Shot® is a company of equal parts biological innovation and honest, simple living. We understand how difficult it can be to incorporate the necessary nutrients into your daily life, which is why life is all about Balance. We don’t want to change your life, we just want to make it effortless. By micro-focusing on the daily nutrition of individuals, we can bring about long term behavioral changes that will have an impact on connected relationships, families, communities, and society as a whole.
Giveaway: 24-pack of Balance the Superfood Shot | Retail Value: $90
Bonus offer! For 50% off your first month’s subscription use the discount code KCMOM50. Subscription can be cancelled or paused at any time.
Personal favorite? Balance the Superfood Shot + Focus & Energy bundle
Spinach Home is a local shop located in Prairie Village that is dressed for Christmas and filled with an array of gift and hostess options. We would invite you to stop by this holiday season.
Giveaway: Bronze birds & stems to brighten your holiday table | Retail value: $125
Personal favorite? Wood cake stand, perfect for the holidays!
Pure Barre Zona Rosa
Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to tone your body. See results by class #10 with our low-impact, pilates based workout. Enjoy your first week for free!
Giveaway: Two 5-class packs | Retail Value: $99 each
Personal favorite? The Pure Barre Empower class.
The Oliver is a refined version of an American tavern, inventive—sometimes even unorthodox—while firmly rooted in the comforts of time-honored classic cuisine and refreshments. The Oliver’s modern-urban charm embraces local ingredients and seasonality, infusing them with a maker’s passion for starting from scratch and the pride of creativity, and producing the rare opportunity for food and drink to rise to a new level. The Oliver celebrates community and regional sourcing, leaving no questions about a dish’s origins. Couple that with straight-forward, classic libations and house-bottled cocktails, and you have a recipe for serious satisfaction. The Oliver: American Cuisine Redefined.
Giveaway: Holiday Shopping Happy Hour—sit back, relax & sip on drinks and happy hour bites any day of the week from 4-6:30 PM. Expires 1/11/18. Gratuity not included. | Retail value: $50
Personal favorite? Their brunch menu, complete with delicious cocktails.
KC Bling, an Etsy store that makes personalized rhinestone sports-themed bracelets.
Giveaway: 2 Royals bracelets & 2 Chiefs bracelets, one set for you & 1 for your best friend | Retail Value: $60
Personal favorite? Your favorite Royals player, personalized charm bracelet—I’ll take a Salvy one!
Mid Coast Modern
Located in historic Old Westport, Mid Coast Modern is a source for handmade and indie home goods, apparel, jewelry, artwork and limited edition gifts. If you are looking for goods made in Kansas City and beyond, check us out!
Giveaway: Set of 2 “Midwest is Best” drinking glasses | Retail Value: $20
Personal favorite? Kansas City Western Auto decor
André’s Chocolates & Confiserie Suisse
Personal favorite? Chocolate champagne bottles—perfect for ringing in the New Year!
Kansas | Missouri
Stateline Road | Missouri River
KC Royals | Sporting KC
KC Chiefs | Kansas Speedway
KCMO | KCK
Divided by a simple narrow road and a winding river. A history of battles and rivalries. While we recognize division in our minds, let our hearts beat in unity. Two states. One City. 1KC. United.
Giveaway: 2 1KC Big Felt Hats | Retail Value: $28 each
The Makery KC
At The Makery KC you will make beautiful, modern projects amongst friends. We provide the materials, inspiration and instruction to guide you in producing an on-trend home decor or giftable product. Seemingly complicated projects found on Pinterest, Instagram and home shows look lovely, but feel intimidating to DIY. The Makery KC has found a way to bring those projects to life, no matter the skill level of the maker. Bonus: we also lavish you with carefully picked wine, perfectly paired with a delicious small bite to help fuel your project making experience! Events take place during First Friday Weekends in the West Bottoms at The Painted Sofa one of the hottest shopping destinations in Kansas City! The Makery KC brings you a full spectrum of fun from shopping to sipping and eating to creating.
Giveaway: Free class to a Makery KC workshop | Retail Value: Up to $80
Personal favorite? Their DIY Modern Living Personalized Wreath. Check out their December calendar here.
Fusion Fitness offers results-driven cardio, toning and yoga classes that shock your body with our unique combination of high energy cardio and muscle building toning to challenge the entire body in each class.
Giveaway: The New Client Special—30 day pass for either studio class or Fusion Fly indoor spin classes | Retail Value: $75
Personal favorite? The awesome variety of classes to suit everybody’s fitness goals.
Hazel & Ollie
Since the start of Hazel & Ollie the business has grown from custom mobiles, to a complete collection including more decor pieces, hand made modern accessories for kiddos and grown ups alike, and custom apparel pieces. I create each and every piece with my own hands, so you know when you buy from Hazel & Ollie each piece is made with care, and attention to detail, and customized just for your little.
Giveaway: Holiday necklace & 2 bracelet set | Retail Value: $52
Gray Dog Candles
At Gray Dog Candles, we hand craft and pour each of our candles knowing each one will help out a furry friend in need. $1 per each candle sold is donated o the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
Giveaway: Top 2 Holiday Candles – Gracie (Cinnamon Spice) and Brody (Fraiser Fir) and a bonus wax melt for our #1 seller, Bella. | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? The Bird Dog candle collection.
KC Beard Balms
At K.C. Beard Balms we offer Lifestyle, grooming, apparel & accessories designed to complement your Life.Style., as well as all-in-one moisturizer and conditioner for the beard (available in 12 scents).
Giveaway: KC Beard Balm, Life.Style Solid Cologne, Life.Style bracelet & Life.Style sandalwood travel candle | Retail Value: $82
Personal favorite? “Believe in your Beard” No Shave 2017 campaign
Camp David Store
We’re a new boutique in downtown Overland Park! Our doors opened in March of 2017, and we have loved every minute of being involved in the Downtown Overland Park community. Our unique product offering introduces the latest trends & styles in fashion and home décor to the downtown OP area. We carry a variety of apparel for women and men, unique gifts that will be sure to make you smile or laugh, and home goods that you will love to incorporate into your spaces.
Giveaway: Gift card | Retail value: $50
Personal favorite? Camp David Store offers free in-store pick-up and complimentary gift wrapping!
Frankie & Jules Boutique
Frankie & Jules is a local, online boutique, filled with practical and fashion forward attire.
Giveaway: Erimish Bracelet set | Retail Value: $68
Personal favorite? Frankie & Jules offers a private party for you and 10 of your friends, at no cost. Best part? The hostess can receive store credit!
Flint & Field
Whether it’s about the place you’re from, an experience you will never forget, or something you’re more passionate about than anyone else, you have a story to tell. We’ll help you tell it with our original goods for you and your home.
Giveaway: Pillow cover & 11 x 14 print of your choice | Retail Value: $60
Art from Architecture
I create lasting memories with my prints, note cards and flags reproduced from my original pen and ink and watercolor paintings.
Giveaway: 8 x 10 prints of original watercolor paintings “Plaza Lights Sunset” and “Arrowhead Sunset” matted to 11 x 14 | Retail Value: $70
Personal favorite? Custom home paintings to capture the beauty of a cherished family home, business or special place.
Every neighborhood should have a place like Urban Table: an urban bistro that is a destination for locals. Our modern Italian-American bistro has a commitment to quality that comes from a desire to feed good people with fresh, scratch-made food at an honest value. Caring, sit-down service is standard in this inviting space where patrons can relax with fresh, rustic entrées and small plates, or social hour beverages among friends selected from the impressive wine and craft beer lists. All menu items are created from scratch with fresh, seasonal ingredients and a little love from the chef-driven kitchen. Urban Table is a genuine urban experience.
Giveaway: Savor Urban Table’s new rustic Italian dinner menu with items like Short Rib Ragu, Mushroom Risotto, or Lobster Ceppo + Cheese. Valid for up to $50 of food & drink at Urban Table any night of the week after 5pm. Expires 1/11/18. Gratuity not included. | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? Enjoy Urban Table’s Social Hour menu, every day from 4 to 6:30 PM in the bar.
KC Beard Co.
We are KC Beard Co. Kansas City’s premier beard care company since 2014, we pride ourselves on handcrafting the finest beard products with 100% organic ingredients. Currently in over 15 retailers all across the region, we take it seriously to show our local family just how much it means to us to give back by providing men with the best there is to offer in how to properly maintain healthy facial hair and skin. So if you’re looking to begin the experience that is maintaining healthy facial hair, KC Beard Co. is where your search will begin AND end.
“KC Beard Co. 100% Organic Ingredients. 100% Organic Manliness.”
Giveaway: The Beard Trio. Includes—beard wash, Lumberjack beard oil and Woodshop Beard Balm | Retail Value: $50
Personal favorite? Their folding wooden comb makes the perfect stocking stuffer!
Vino Pair is an online monthly subscription service providing wine and food pairing experiences in a refrigerated box delivered to your home or office.
Giveaway: Vino Pair Box. Includes—bottle of wine and 4-5 chef-selected speciality food items with a Perfect Bite Guide to help with assembly | Retail Value: $89.85
Personal favorite? Sign up for Vino Pair subscription option so you never miss out on great wine & good food.
Thrives Pilates & Movement Studio
Thrive Pilates & Movement Studio is the only pilates studio located in the downtown loop of Kansas City. At Thrive, we believe that pilates is for everyone, every body type, every gender, every age! Our instructors work with smart, purposeful movement to help your body work with YOU. While we help all types of bodies, we specialize in areas related to women’s health and fitness, including pre and postnatal classes, Diastasis Recti recovery, and osteoporosis prevention. We’re a small studio with small classes – intentionally so! Fewer bodies in the room means that we can give you more attention during class and help you feel better sooner.
In addition to Pilates, we also have a small boutique featuring items from women-owned businesses that aid in establishing a healthy lifestyle. Throughout December at Thrive, with every purchase of services or items of $100 or more you will receive a FREE Bee’s Wrap. For every purchase over $250 you will receive a free Bee’s Wrap and a pair of Shashi grip socks. A perfect way to get a few extra stocking stuffers and give the gift of health.
Giveaway: 1 private lesson and a $50 gift card | Retail Value: $115
Personal favorite? On December 1, Thrive will be hosting a special, holiday pop-up shop at the studio.