Treat Yourself Gifts in Kansas City

Move over, Goop, this is the gift guide we all need!

Welcome to our Local Treat-Yourself Gift Guide full of realistic and LOCAL ways to splurge on yourself this holiday season! Bonus goodness, many are woman-owned companies!

I’m always stumped when I get asked what I want for birthdays and holidays and I’m TERRIBLE at taking time for myself, so I polled my Kansas City mom friends on the ways they treat themselves and what I heard was too good not to share. From big and small things, to SO MANY yummy treats, to mini-staycations, to time with friends, it was so inspiring to see how everyone is prioritizing themselves, guilt-free!

OK moms, I am empowering you to stop planning, worrying, organizing, prepping, and coordinating things for everyone else…for at least the next few minutes. Your only job right now is to be inspired and commit to some well-earned splurging on your amazing self.

Let’s get into it!

Little Luxuries

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Spa Treatments from Hand and Land in Midtown

“It’s woman-owned and full of amazing plant-based and sustainable products.”

Massages from Tao Reflexology – Several Locations

“Super affordable and effective.”

Hydrafacial at Salon & Spa De Crist in Lee’s Summit

“Once you go Hydrafacial, you’ll be hooked!”

Blow Out at Posh KC – Downtown

“I have a membership so I can feel fancy a couple of times a month.”

Candles and Flowers from Verdant – Crossroads

“I get the little $10 bouquets to make my desk feel fancy and the Oakmoss candle is the BEST.”

Yummy Treats

Andre’s Chocolate Covered Almonds – South Plaza

“I buy them and then hide them.”

Mclain’s Bakery – Several Locations

“I treat myself to something yummy every Friday!”

Big Mood Natural Wine – Downtown

“Once you go natural, you never go back (to crappy hangovers from cheap wine!)”

Tea Market – Crestwood

“They are all so delicious and they even have a quiz to find your Tea Soulmate.”

Messenger Coffee – Crossroads

“Since, I moved out of KC, getting their coffee delivered reminds me of home.”

Goat Cheese Balls and Pita Chips from Baba’s Pantry – Brookside

“I refuse to share this with anyone in my house, it’s just me, the cheese, and the crunchiest pita chips I’ve ever had.”

Java Butter Smoothie from Ruby Jean’s Juicery – Several Locations

“It’s perfect for those mornings when you need your coffee, but also dessert!”

Good For Your Soul

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Billie’s Grocery – Midtown

“I have monthly dates with a friend and we take turns treating each other to the best food and sweets.”

Solo Staycation at No Vacancy – Crossroads

“I get my favorite takeout, wear my comfy clothes, and watch Netflix all night.”

Green Door Bookstore – Overland Park

“I love a solo trip to buy a book and sniff all the candles.”

Girls Weekend at The Elms – Excelsior Springs

“We get to relax and get pampered and laugh the whole weekend.”

Retail Therapy

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Cute Plants from Family Tree Nursery – Several Locations

“I love wandering around Family Tree with a coffee, plus the plants are the perfect photoshop backdrop!”

Donna’s Dress Shop – 39th Street

“I just say YES to the (sun) DRESS!”

Madi Apparel Sweatsuits – Westside

“I live in mine, they are my daytime PJs, plus each purchase gives back to women in need.”

Golden & Pine – Prairie Village

“I want the whole store, so I’m doing it, one gift card at a time.”

EB & Co – Brookside

“I always need a new pair of cute earrings.”

I hope you found a few new ways to pamper yourself. And be sure to bookmark this for the next time you hear, “you’re so hard to shop for!”

Approximately 1 day of her life, Rachel hiked on a glacier in Iceland. The other 99.9% of her days her hands are full doing creative strategy at Hallmark Cards, being a mom to Luna who is a five-year-old Queen of Sass, wife to Matt who is a funny Google-a-holic, and dog mom to Rosie, whose sweetness is matched only by her smelliness. Her favorite ways to avoid cleaning the house are leisurely strolls through Target (pre-pandemic) listening to mostly crime podcasts, spending a small fortune on curly hair products, crafting Barbie schools out of Amazon boxes, making complicated recipes with too many ingredients, playing 1 million games of Zingo, and enjoying her Westside downtown neighborhood with her family.