Shop Local for the Holidays

One of the most unique gifts you can give for the holidays is supporting a local artist and company. I love buying local and some of my favorite pieces in my home and closet come from right here in KC.  Here’s a few of my favorite local companies that are offering amazing gifts now for your friends and family, or even for yourself.

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 8.51.36 PMVelvet Crate offers luxurious items every woman craves. Each “crate” comes beautifully packaged and is updated every 3 months to reflect the changing Season.  The holiday basket contains: a Thymes Gingerbread Candle, Funky Chunky Sea Salt Popcorn Mix, and Lollia Wish Perfumed Soap. I wouldn’t mind if someone dropped this under the tree for me(hint hint)

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Mike, from Burgundy Circus Hardgoods, handmakes totes, utility bags, wallets, and key fobs. You can see the Red Sable Tote  here, it’s truly an amazing bag and one of my most favorite.

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This blanket from Happy Habitat is absolutely the most fabulous blanket I’ve ever had. It’s so comfy, warm, and looks gorgeous draped on my couch.  You can see it in action here on my Instagram page. Karrie truly makes the most beautiful blankets.

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Nickel and Suede offers handmade leather earrings that are so lightweight you can’t even tell you are wearing them. I have the Colbalt Blue and get compliments anytime I wear them.

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Mer-Sea , offers a line of candles, home sprays, and other luxury items which celebrate the soulful rhythm of the Sea. I’ve put this wrap on my wish list.

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Ampersand Designs, Morgan and Carrie, offer anything from prints, to tee shirts, to iPhone cases. I love the KC Tee they came up with during the Royals run for the World Series and we even have several of their prints hanging in London’s playroom.

Whether you still need a little gift for someone special or for yourself go and shop local!

  • I absolutely love that Happy Habitat blanket. I need to purchase one ASAP – it looks so cute and snuggly!

  • VelvetCrate

    Thank you for including VelvetCrate on your lovely local guide!