#shopKC2016 | Kansas City’s Local Holiday Shopping Guide

shopKC2016

It’s here! Kansas City Moms Blog is proud to present the 2016 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.

#shopKC2016 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.

#shopKC2016 Gifts for Him
Charlie Hustle

Charlie Hustle

No matter where you come from or what you’ve experienced, the stories are what are remembered. It’s that sense of nostalgia that you just can’t duplicate. Everything that went into that one moment is everything that was right about that moment. Essentially we’re giving you a chance to recapture it. 

With a little attention to detail and a passion to make things right again, we’re bridging the gap between young and old, worn and reproduced, what was and what will be. We take you back to the hustle and challenge you to create that moment of your own.

Giveaway: Heart KC Tee | Retail Value $32

Personal favorite? This classic we all know and love.

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 fine selection of original goods for you and your home.

Giveaway: 11×14 Print and T-shirt of your choice | Retail Value $55

Personal favorite? This Kaufmann Stadium print!

Flint & Field
KC Beard Balms

KC Beard Balms

We know beards. Known for our balms. K.C. Beard Balms are the hidden gem in beard care. All natural, all-in-one, handcrafted and individually batched. With over 11 ingredients each beard balm contains our 8 oil blend, local beeswax, Shea and Kokum butters. The only balm his beard will ever need. Shop our entire line of products at KCbeardbalms.com and follow @KCbeardbalms on Twitter and Instagram. 

Giveaway: Pine Tree Beard Balm, Limited Edition Charlie Hustle No Shave “Believe in your Beard” t-shirt benefiting Children’s Mercy and Patch | Retail Value $56

Personal favorite? Cocoa Butter Beard Balm!

Local Pig

Local Pig is a whole-animal, locally-sourced butcher shop and charcuterie located a few minutes east of City Market. We source directly from small family farmers to supply our customers with the highest quality pork, beef, chicken, lamb and duck from cage-free, drug-free animals. In addition to fresh cuts, we carry a range of cured and smoked products as well as artisan sandwiches from our next-door restaurant, Pigwich.

Giveaway: 7lb Butcher Box | Retail Value $49

Personal favorite? The Rueben sandwich from Pigwich!

Local Pig
The Tasteful Olive

The Tasteful Olive

The Tasteful Olive’s olive oils and balsamic vinegars will enhance your cooking and your healthy lifestyle! With more than 65 fresh unflavored, fused and infused olive oils and aged/naturally flavored balsamic vinegars your taste buds will explode with flavor and goodness. The store also carries olives, pastas, sauces, ANH coconut oil, sea salts, spice blends, loose leaf teas, recipe books, dipping dishes, and gift certificates. Lots of holiday gift sets or customize your own! Shop online at our website!

Giveaway: Gift Basket | Retail Value $40

Personal favorite? This Tuscan bread dipping set.

Wood + Salt

Wood + Salt creates small batch spice blends, brines, rubs, smoked finishing salts, and wood chip blends for smoking. 

Giveaway: mix of special salts & rubs | Retail Value $50

Personal favorite? Winter smoked sea salt for those winter margaritas!

Wood + Salt
Gifts for Her
Core Continuum

Core Continuum

Core Continuum is a busy Pilates studio in the trendy Westport neighborhood (not sure what Pilates actually is? Check out their Instagram and Facebook pages). Located inside of a juice bar on 40th and Broadway, this hidden studio offers private and small-group training to KC’s insiders as well as group Pilates Mat, Reformer, Barre, and Rebounding classes. Owner Courtney Collado has made it the easiest studio in town for which to book classes – download the Core Continuum app for iOS or Android from ITunes or Google Play and get right to class!

Need a gift for the active guy or gal on your list? Core Continuum sells gift cards, intro packages for new clients, and high-end accessories for the yogi or Pilates afficionados – men’s sticky socks, Shashi socks (for her), mat bags, and more. 

Mention Kansas City Moms Blog when purchasing a gift of $100 or more, and you’ll receive a FREE pair of sticky socks for the intended recipient! Easiest fitness gift, ever. Address: 4001 Broadway, KCMO 64111 (inside/downstairs Ruby Jean’s Juicery)

Giveaway: Gift Certificate | Retail Value $50

Personal favorite? Any beginner’s class, please! 

EverFit KC

Bike. Box. Build. Be Fit. EverFit is a small fitness boutique that provides a variety of classes designed to make fitness fun while challenging you to a higher level of performance. Located on the western side of the metro, we offer about 50 classes weekly that allow members to mix up their routines. Classes include boxing, cycling, HIIT, weights, PiYo, TRX, our signature EverFit Tri and more. Your first class is always free!

Giveaway: Set of 5 Free Classes & Towel | Retail Value $75

Bonus offer! Head to the GIFTS FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND category and enter to win a 2nd prize offering from EverFit KC!

EverFit KC
Meadowbelle Market

Meadowbelle Market

We are twin sisters, Aundrea and Erin, creating dainty, minimalist & modern sterling silver and gold jewelry, Our most loved items are mothers rings, stacking rings, gemstone rings, initial and personalized jewelry. Each piece is hand made to order.

Giveaway: Sterling silver, yellow gold or rose gold stacking rings. (Equals 6 sterling silver rings or 5 gold filled rings – or mix and match metals. Winner’s choice, several styles available!) | Retail Value $50

Personal favorite? Stackable birthstone rings!

Pink Antlers Studio

Pink Antlers Studio brings retail & crafting together into one space. You can find unique items for decorating a party, a home & for giving gifts. There is a creative space for crafting custom pieces. Studio experts are available to work with you or for you on custom & DIY projects. Classes taught by talented creatives are offered throughout the month.

Giveaway: Gift Certificate | Retail Value $50

Personal favorite? Check out one of their amazing workshops!

Pink Antlers Studio
Wood Wick Co

Wood + Wick Co.

At Wood + Wick Co. we hand-pour clean burning, non-toxic candles with nature in mind. The unique scents are not only drawn from outdoor adventures and experiences but they also help keep the National Parks, through out United States, available for everyone to enjoy. We want to bring the whole experience of nature to everyone. We take pride in making a high quality candle that gives back 3% to the National Parks.Personal favorite?

Giveaway: Set of 3 Candles {1 Blue Spruce, 1 Cider+Chestnut, and 1 Pumpkin + Spice} | Retail Value $54

Gifts for the Kids
Black Lab Studio

Black Lab Studio

Black Lab Studio was created by co-owners Stephanie Given and Zak Forbes in 2013. We came up with the idea to open shop when we decided we had to put an end to boring stationery and home decor.  We love coming up with unique and whimsical creations to add a little bit more fun to every day life.  We’re your go-to guys for modern, clean and unique designs….with a dash of humor.

Giveaway: 2 11×14 Art Prints | Retail Value $50

Personal favorite? How cute are these baby announcements and shower invites?!

 

Lee's Summit Play

Lee’s Summit Play is a new play experience located in Lee’s Summit. The inviting space welcomes children of all ages to play in unique environments. Parents are welcome to lounge on the biggest couch in Lee’s Summit, enjoy coffee, seek support and conversation with other adults. Children can explore our different play areas. Baby only, STEM center, sensory play, big kid deck, creative play and a quiet mothers room are just some of the areas we offer. Our convenient open play times, structured classes, fun events, learning experiences, and private party rentals give everyone the opportunity to experience PLAY!

Giveaway: 10 Visit Punch Card {good for 10 free visits!} | Retail Value $24+

Personal favorite? Their calendar is full of open play sessions and classes!

Lee's Summit Play
Orange Easel

Orange Easel

Orange Easel is a children’s art studio in the Kansas City Northland. Art classes are the heart of our business.  Our goal is to teach classic art techniques, expose young artists to new media, and provide a space for students to be truly creative with their own ideas. Throughout the year, our students learn charcoal, pastels, clay, ink, watercolor, acrylics, printmaking, batik, sewing, and even metalsmithing. Our weekly classes make a wonderful gift for the creative kiddos in your home.

Giveaway: Gift Certificate | Retail Value $50

Public Market Goods

We are a clothing brand focused on food, farming and sustainability based in Kansas City.

Our goods are sourced and made ethically in the USA. Eat clean, wear well!

Giveaway: Support Your Local Farmer t-shirt in Gray Heather | Retail Value $34

Personal favorite: This helpful reminder…

Public Market Goods
SwimZip

SwimZip

Shēdo Lane + SwimZip are based right here in Prairie Village Kansas. Started by a mom of 2 little boys. We are a luxury sun protection apparel brand that appreciates the synergy resulting from the perfect blend of form and fashion. Utilizing the highest rated, UPF 50+, UV sun protective fabric in complimenting styles, we bring sun protection clothing to its highest form. Whether it is a morning walk on the beach, a playdate at a favorite playground, day at the pool, an afternoon cup of tea on the patio, or drinks with friends around the pool, Shēdo Lane + SwimZip keeps you covered from the sun’s rays – and looking your best. Our fondest memories and most special moments are often when all the pieces seem to magically align and create something wonderful … Shēdo Lane + SwimZip sun protective apparel brings together the function and fashion – so you can indulge in the sun and get on with living your dreams!

Shēdo Lane + SwimZip are a family run apparel brand prioritizing plush clothing with fashion forward designs and the highest rated UV sun protective fabrics – UPF 50+. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world and runs throughout our fair skinned family. Due to our personal experiences with skin cancer, we are dedicated to bringing forward the best quality sun protection clothing possible – stylish sun protective apparel we want protecting our children, family, and friends. Our unique products are designed, tested, worn, and embraced by us! Welcome to the Shēdo Lane + SwimZip family and our commitment to excellence in sun protective apparel.

Giveaway: Gift Certificate | Retail Value $3o

Personal favorite? This precious mint-colored suit!

Gifts for the Whole Family
Crazy Bananas

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 keepsake video services!

Green Dirt Farm

Green Dirt Farm is a small sheep dairy and award winning artisan cheese maker in Weston, Missouri. Visit our new shop in Weston, or our web store to find the perfect hostess gifts and stocking stuffers for the food lovers in your life. Bring your visiting family up to Weston during the Holidays for a delicious food adventure, including a delightful menu of made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, cheeses and artisan ice cream. Or let us create a cheese board to provide a gorgeous edible conversation piece for your holiday entertaining.

Giveaway: Aged Cheese Collection | Retail Value $60

Personal favorite? Enjoy some family time with their picnic collection!

Green Dirt Farm
Retrospective Design

Retrospective Design

Retrospective Design is your place for fun and unique gifts this holiday season. From my prints to my pennants, I specialize in design that displays my love of bright colors, typography, and of course, Kansas City. I also do custom designed portrait illustrations, invitations, cards and more. I’m here for all your design needs during the holidays!

Giveaway: Set of 3 Kansas City Prints | Retail Value $24

Personal favorite? Silhouette prints of the kiddos!

The Middle KC

We opened The Middle KC in Parkville, Missouri to celebrate local goods from our region. With pride and excitement of being part of Kansas City and the Midwest, we incorporate the culture and style of our region into our store. Visit us and enjoy a well-edited assortment of local products from Kansas City and the Midwest Region.

Giveaway: Trio of locally owned candles from Pickwick, Wood + Wick and Shine| Retail Value: $50

Personal favorite? Tees for the entire family!

The Middle KC
Westside Storey

Westside Storey

A premier urban apparel, design, gift, and antique store located in the Westside neighborhood of downtown KC. We carry local brands such as Charlie Hustle, Bellboy Apparel, Easy Tiger, Sandlot, Made Urban Apparel and more.

Giveaway: Sweatshirt, winner’s choice | Retail Value $62

Personal favorite? Amazing prints to hang in your home!

Gifts for Your Best Friend
EverFit KC

EverFit KC

Bike. Box. Build. Be Fit. EverFit is a small fitness boutique that provides a variety of classes designed to make fitness fun while challenging you to a higher level of performance. Located on the western side of the metro, we offer about 50 classes weekly that allow members to mix up their routines. Classes include boxing, cycling, HIIT, weights, PiYo, TRX, our signature EverFit Tri and more. Your first class is always free!

Giveaway: Set of 5 Free Classes & Towel | Retail Value $75

Bonus offer! Head to the GIFTS HER category and enter to win a 2nd prize offering from Everfit KC!

Grapes & Paints

Grapes & Paints is Johnson County’s first social BYOB painting studio which opened in 2012. Private parties are offered 7 days a week based on availability with public paint nights offered every Wednesday evening at 6:30 and some Mondays! In addition to instruction, Grapes & Paints also provides canvases, acrylic paints, brushes, smocks, glassware, bottled water and a work of art for inspiration. Emphasizing “fun art” not fine art, Grapes & Paints pairs groups of novice painters with enthusiastic local artists who guide them stroke-by-stroke through creating their own version of a featured art work. The relaxed, laid back environment is more of an art party than an art class. Painters are encouraged to bring in their favorite appetizer and adult refreshments, making it an ideal venue for occasions such as team buildings, date nights, birthday celebrations or a girls’ night out. Basically a place that can be enjoyed by everyone!

Don’t be nervous, no prior art experience necessary! Whether you are learning how to hold a brush for the first time or you’re an expert artist, you will create a two hour painting just as unique as you are.Experience a fun and whimsical night to relax and tap into your creativity, right in the heart of Overland Park, Kansas!

Giveaway: 2 Free Public Night Sessions | Retail Value $70

Personal favorite? A private party with all your friends!

Grapes and Paints
Midcoast Modern

Midcoast Modern

Mid Coast Modern is a source for design-centric 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: T-Shirt & 4 Bars of Bear Soap | Retail Value $48

Personal favorite? This homemade gin kit!

The Makery KC

The Makery KC is a DIY studio where friends can gather to be inspired and create. We provide the materials, inspiration and instruction to guide makers in producing an on-trend home decor or giftable product. Seemingly complicated projects found on Pinterest, Instagram and HGTV 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!

Giveaway: Gift Certificate for Class | Retail Value $60

Personal favorite? Their DIY Christmas Sign. Check out their upcoming December events here and bring a friend!

The Makery KC
Spinach Home

Spinach Home

Spinach Home offers home trappings that go beyond passing trends. Our specialty is working to create an effortless and crisp look to welcome family and friends. Please come explore our collection of home wares, holiday spirits, furniture and found objects. We enjoy artisan produced goods and invite you to discover the featured artists we welcome into our shop throughout the year. 

Giveaway: Etched Hurricane Vase | Retail Value $53

Personal favorite? State cheese plates, perfect for sharing!

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