Nov 13, 2015

What’s hot and what’s not when it comes to holiday gifting? Fashion Designer and Style Expert to Mall of America, Christopher Straub says it best, “shop local for the most fun and unique gifts. Not only are you supporting hometown talent but you also can learn more about the creator and get their story of who they are and why they designed it.”

At Kansas City’s Holiday Boutique, discover beautiful, custom-made gifts by local artisan designers. These unique, artist-inspired creations and artwork can’t be found anywhere else!


Coasters to Coasters (Booth 228) - This Kansas City-based, mother-daughter team brings you beautiful and unique tumbled marble tile coasters that feature original photography of city and university landmarks. Their coaster collection features iconic images from Kansas City and surrounding areas, St. Louis, Wichita, the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri, and Kansas State University.

TYPOGRFX (Booth 330) - Custom word artwork, designed from scratch in an array of formats including gallery-wrapped canvases, luster, burlap and wood prints with standard and reclaimed barnwood frames; wood photo boards; metal prints; and keepsake blankets. From start to finish you get to choose the words, colors, style and other custom options for artwork that is truly unique.

Savory Addictions (Booth 818) - Gourmet, high-quality nuts (Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Brazil, and Macadamia) smoked over real wood and hand-coated with all natural spice for the most sophisticated palates, with no preservatives.

Sapahn (Booth 702) - A handcrafted collection of leather handbags and wallets, silver jewelry, silk and all-natural scarves beautifully crafted by artisans in Thailand. Founder and Local, Brooke Mullins connects the two cultures while creating sustainable jobs in their villages that preserve cultures and traditions. The artisans extract natural color from various tree barks, then mix in mud minerals found at the bottom of a local pond to create exquisitely colored pieces.

Treasure by Shantrel (Booth 57) - Licensed Esthetician, Shantrel concocted an all-natural skincare formula that won’t leave skin irritated with a sticky residue, but instead with a soft and smooth finish. What began as “kitchen chemistry” in her home, later evolved into a complete line of products, including lip balm, foot scrub, and hand and body lotion.

Tommi Crystal Designs (Booth 125)—A fun selection of handcrafted, jewelry that can be created right on the spot for a custom piece. Tommi creates original pieces in her home studio using sterling silver, semi-precious stones, pure metals, and glass.

White Wind Vineyard (Booth 44) - Locally processed, aged, filtered, bottled, and labeled wines crafted to award-winning perfection.

Unique O’s (Booth 612) - Quality, handmade children’s clothing and accessories, baby blankets, pacifier clips, children’s jewelry, placemats and apron’s, sun hats, infant car seat covers, boys ties and many other children’s items made with a little bit of sass and flair.

Grace Art (Booth 601) - Fully customizable, hand-painted canvases of inspirational and personalized sayings and quotes.

Crooked Creek (Booth 1000) - Made from beads, earth substances, antiquities or fibers, each watchband from Crooked Creek is handmade with no two alike. Strong attention to detail and design, make these pieces exceptionally beautiful and unique.

Electrified Cooks (Booth 104) - Slow cookers are popular for dinnertime; however, rarely do people use them for desserts. Slow Cooker Cake Mixes are distinctive and unique, original recipes developed by two local cookbook authors. The Electrified Cooks started their careers in the test kitchen for RIVAL, the local company that first introduced Crock Pot slow cooker to the world. Since then, the Electrified Cooks have been perfecting their recipes for over 30 years.

Heartshine Jewelry (Booth 1307) - Genuine Swarovski crystal jewelry, placed with brass settings purchased from Israel. Vintage Swarovski details are frequently included in each design.

Joy’s Favorite Things (Booth 1219) - Joy uses quality silk, bamboo, cotton, and other fine fabrics combined with handmade dyes to create original scarves, ponchos, and shawls. The dying process so unique it cannot be duplicated, therefore purchases are limited to one to three items.

Jule’s Bling (Booth 210) - Handmade jewelry designed and created with only the best materials—from enameling, metal smithing, wire, and semi-precious stones.

Sticky Spoons (Booth 1230) - Locally hand-selected and picked Elderberries and Sand Hill plums grow are processed into juice to make small batches of jelly, kettle style. Quick bread mixes are made from scratch recipes with locally grown wheat flour.

The Diana Collection (Booth 301) - Geologist and Designer, Diana Abitz handcrafts one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings. Hand selected stones, fossils, shells and pearls, which are often uncommon, are uniquely assembled to show off Mother Nature’s bounty.

Not sure what to get the person who has it all? Let Kansas City’s local artisan boutiques be at the top of your holiday shopping list to find custom and trendy gifts that can’t be found anywhere else! This year shop local, shop small business, shop Holiday Boutique and give unique gifts that also give back to the local community.

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NOVEMBER 19-22, 2015.