#shopKC2018 | Kansas City’s Local Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s here! Kansas City Moms Blog is proud to present the 2018 edition of shopKC. We are thrilled to bring you holiday gift ideas for the fifth year in a row from some of Kansas City’s finest small businesses. Whether it’s for your friend, your man, the teachers, your kids or someone else special, you’re sure to find quality goods made here in Kansas City.

#shopKC2018 is designed to give busy moms a way to support small businesses without extra time. 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. Thanks to Crown Center, with three levels of local shops, for making this guide possible!

Shop local. Shop early. ShopKC.

Crown Center

Crown Center is full of your favorite holiday traditions.  Beginning with the 100-foot tall Mayor’s Christmas Tree, to gliding across the Crown Center Ice Terrace or playing on over-sized toys under the tree, Crown Center Square is a winter wonderland.  When you are ready to warm up, head inside to shop, dine and play some more! With three levels of locally owned shops and restaurants, it is easy to find a gift for everyone on your list For fashion check out the new PLETHORA boutique or explore Halls Kansas City. Looking for something to please a special someone?  Try Sportibles for sports apparel from your favorite Kansas City team, Crayola® Kansas City to foster creativity or Pen Place for that fine writing instrument. Finish your day with dinner and a holiday production at The Coterie Theatre or MTH Theater at Crown Center. And, don’t forget a visit to Santa’s Gingerbread Station!

Restoration Emporium

RE is a family-owned business curating antique, vintage and vintage-inspired, farmhouse and urban home decor all under one roof! Located on the iconic Country Club Plaza and will soon be opening their flagship store in Kansas City Crossroads. RE desires to be able to help all customers find or create the perfect treasure for their home.

Giveaway: Gift certificate ($75 value)


SKIN™ is a line of natural skin and body care products made safely with organic ingredients each with a specific healing component in mind. Skin products are non-toxic, cruelty-free and plant based with anti-inflammatory nutrients, premium essential oils and powerful antioxidants.

Giveaway: Seaberry Anti-Aging Face Cream: A wonderfully healing and restorative face cream for normal or combination to dry skin. ($42 value)


Tricky Pig Boutique

Tricky Pig specializes in bringing unique boutique items with southern flair to the Midwest. We carry a full and fun line of in-house designed graphic tees, boutique clothing, jewelry, hats, purses and other accessories. In addition to one-of-a-kind boutique clothing pieces, we have our own line of graphic tees, designed and produced by The Tricky Pig at our Midwest headquarters, which specialize in state pride for natives and residents of Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. 

Giveaway: An original, in-house designed and printed, buffalo check state tee in the state design of your choice! Choose your state and you size (subject to availability), pair it with a great vest or cardigan, and you’ll be all set for your next holiday event! (Value: $30)

Kaleidoscope Spinning

Dedicated to creating a colorful life! Kaleidoscope Spinning is where color meets minimalism. Upgrade your wall decor with a variety of art including Kansas City inspired prints, city maps, and unique, original patterns. Designed and created here in Kansas City. 

Giveaway: Customizable 18″x24″ Kansas City Marathon Print. Unframed. ($48 value)

Sierra Winter Jewelry

Inspired by global motifs and the elegance of the Kansas prairie, Sierra Winter is an unexpectedly eclectic collection of timeless and transcendent jewelry. Each piece is intricately designed by Sierra and handcrafted from high-quality sterling silver, 14k gold, turquoise, diamonds, and other natural stones.  When you wear Sierra Winter Jewelry, you enter into the story it tells; a story of golden sunsets, warm prairie breeze, and traditions reimagined in a modern light.

Giveaway: $75 gift card 

Believe In Your Beard

Believe In Your Beard provides All Natural, Handcrafted and Individually Batched products designed to complement your Life.Style.  
Giveaway: Gift set, which includes Balm, Solid Cologne, Energy Bracelet, Believe In Your Beard Sticker ($75 value)

The Knotted Thistle

The Knotted Thistle specializes in handmade bow ties to accessorize your everyday wardrobe. Skinny ties and junior bow tie sizes available upon request.
Giveaway: Gift Certificate ($50 value)

Sprint Center

Sprint Center is Kansas City’s home for live entertainment and sporting events. We offer discount opportunities for fans of all ages. Save on shows such as Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL, Harlem Globetrotters and 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. 

Cirque du Soleil returns to Kansas City with its coolest arena show yet –CRYSTAL. This unique production showcases synchronized, freestyle and extreme skating alongside circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze and aerial straps. Don’t miss the excitement at Sprint Center from Jan. 16 to 20.

The Harlem Globetrotters will be bringing their 2019 World Tour to Sprint Center on Saturday, Feb. 9. The game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, and unequaled fan interaction.

The U.S. Gymnastics Championships returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1987. Held Aug. 8-11, 2019, the four-day championships feature the country’s best gymnasts vying for nation titles and nation team berths.

Purchase tickets for available Sprint Center shows today at a special discount for KCMB readers here. Or, call 816-949-7177 Code: kcmoms

Giveaway: Four tickets to Cirque du Soleil Crystal at Sprint Center on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm. (Value: $332)

Brookside Toy and Science

We are a “mom & pop” toy store offering a wide variety of high quality toys, games, building sets, dolls, books, crafts, and an amazing science department. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help you select and WRAP the perfect gift. We are a unique Kansas City destination for kids of ALL ages. Established in 1964.
Giveaway: Gift card ($50)

Highway 3

Highway 3 is a modern personalized shop perfect for kids this Holiday season! The gift that doesn’t need a charger, won’t break the first week and they will get plenty of use out of and love it!  You will find super soft fleece blankets, throw pillows, beach towels and more on shophighway3.com. Highway 3 is a southeast Kansas company owned by two sisters, Erin & Trisha. 

Giveaway: Gift Certificate to Shophighway3.com ($50 value)


BANZ® has been helping parents protect precious little eyes, skin and ears for over 15 years with their innovative carewear. Original Australian designed wrap-around 100% UV blocking baby sunglasses are the standard for children’s sunglasses worldwide. BANZ® industry-leading hearing protection sets the standard for protecting your children from loud, damaging noises that can cause hearing loss Protecting children from environmental dangers like sun damage and hearing loss is easy with BANZ® carewear products.

Giveaway: Banz Protection Combo – Baby Hearing Protection and wrap around sunglasses ($34.99 value)

Springfree Trampoline

Springfree Trampoline is the world’s safest, highest quality and longest lasting trampoline, creating exceptional value for getting kids outside and active while giving parents peace of mind. The Springfree mobile store is popping up at events all around Kansas City to offer free test jumps so you can experience Springfree Trampoline first-hand! Visit us online to find out where the store is popping up next!

Giveaway: Medium Round Trampoline with Flexr Step ($1,600 value)

Hallmark Stores

Hallmark Stores offer a great assortment of greeting cards and gifts to show your loved ones how much you care.  Find hot kids toys like Pomsies and Scruff-a-Luvs, along with traditional favorites from FAO Schwarz and TY.  Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments keep memories alive and create traditions.  Plus, items such as the brand new Kansas City Plaza Light Puzzle bring local memories together around the dining room table.  We also carry many local makers in-store and have an all-star line-up with our Kansas City Chiefs’ gear and gifts.

No matter who you’re shopping for or why, Hallmark has something to show the way you feel.  We make it even easier with our Perfect Gift solutions, too.  Find both adult and kid appropriate wrapping papers, bows, trims and bags.  New this year – scented tissue and cute rainbow and unicorns holiday wrapping paper!  Visit www.hallmark.com/stores to find the nearest store to you.

Giveaway: FAO Schwarz Toy Piano Dance Mat, 69×31 ($59.99 value)

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. 

Giveaway: 11 x 14 Metal Print FREE with any session booked or purchased via gift certificate by December 31, 2018 ($189 value)

Highway 3

Highway 3 is a modern personalized shop for the whole family! Perfect bright fun gifts for everyone from that new baby in your family to Grandma and Grandpa! You will find super soft fleece blankets, throw pillows, beach towels and more on shophighway3.com. Highway 3 is a southeast Kansas company owned by two sisters, Erin & Trisha. 
Giveaway: Gift certificate to Shophighway3.com ($50 value)

Goldfish Swim School

Goldfish Swim School is proud to provide state-of-the-art aquatic facilities that are dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months and up.

Giveaway: Make a Splash Holiday Package Includes 2 months of swim lessons, Waived Membership Fee, Bubbles Bath Toy, Goldfish Flex Swim Goggles and The Fish Who Wouldn’t Swim storybook. ($240 value)

Kansas City Zoo

2019 FOTZ Memberships Now On Sale. Purchase your 2019 Friends of the Zoo membership before December 31st and receive a $10 discount off the full price. Membership pricing will go up on January 1st so don’t delay, get yours today! These 2019 memberships will be valid through March 1, 2020. Check out the perks of membership and choose the level that’s right for you.

Giveaway: A family four pack of tickets ($66 value)

Worlds of Fun

Get unlimited visits and free parking to Worlds of Fun with a 2019 Gold Season Pass, including Oceans of Fun waterpark, Halloween Haunt and WinterFest. For a limited time, you’ll also receive admission and parking to WinterFest in 2018. Best of all, it pays for itself in less than two visits and includes exclusive discounts and premium perks.

Worlds of Fun also offers a free Pre-K Pass that includes unlimited visits for children 3-5 years old.

Giveaway: Four pack of tickets to Winterfest. ($110 value)

Weston Bend Candle Company

Weston Bend Candle Company is a family owned and operated business nestled in the heart of historic downtown Weston, MO.  We hand pour our candles using only the finest waxes, wicks and fragrances, and offer our candles in over 150 different scents, in everyday and seasonal fragrances.  Each candle line is meticulously tested to ensure that the candle you choose for your home will exceed your expectations! We truly enjoy visiting with our customers, who hail from around the world, and our customer service comes complete with our personal touch… from us to you! For a special get away, visit us at our shop in Weston, MO, or place an order with us through our website.

Giveaway: 12 oz candle, candy cane fragrance, 4 oz room spray, candy cane, exfoliating facial cloth, handmade goat’s milk soap, oats & honey, matches ($50 value)

The Roasterie

The Roasterie has served only the best coffee for the past 25 years, sourced from countries with the world’s richest resources for harvesting exceptional beans. Our coffee is air-roasted using cutting edge technology to ensure each and every bean reaches its ideal flavor profile. Stop by one of our nine cafes or visit our factory to experience first-hand the quality and craft that goes into every cup of coffee. 

Giveaway: The Coffee for Two gift set includes two limited edition red Roasterie ceramic campfire mugs and a 12 oz. bag of Holiday Blend. It’s a festive gift for anyone on your list. ($45 value)

Boozy Botanicals

Boozy Botanicals is a line of premium, all natural infused syrups designed for making craft cocktails and other unique beverages at home. These gourmet syrups are made with organic ingredients and flavored with real herbs, florals and spices.  They do not contain any alcohol, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, dyes or preservatives and can be used to flavor just about anything – coffee, tea, sparkling water, smoothies, yogurt, desserts, salad dressings and even savory dishes. Boozy Botanicals are handmade in small batches in Kansas City and are the most unique beverage syrup on the market today. You’re going to want these on your home bar and in your kitchen. They also make the perfect gift for any cocktail enthusiast, foodie or hostess on your list.
Giveaway: The Flower Box and The Hummingbird Box. Each box contains three unique cocktail recipes and three different syrups. ($25.00 each, total $50 value)

Pancake Pancake

Pancake Pancake is a premium and indulgent pancake mix company focused on natural nutrition, unique flavors & the modern family lifestyle. One package of our pancake mix will feed a family of 4-6 people. On the back of each package, we provide fun ideas for add-ins and toppings to make your breakfast even more memorable. Parents say our products are so flavorful you don’t even need syrup!

Made with passion right here in Kansas City.

Giveaway: If you go through pancakes at your house literally like hot cakes, our four pack is just for you! We’ve bundled all four flavors of our pancake mix: Classic, Lemon, Mocha, & Chai Latte as a unique and fun gift to feed your family this holiday season. Spice up family breakfast with Pancake Pancake! ($26 value)
Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!


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