Christopher Elbow Chocolates

Kansas City Gift Ideas

Whether you’re in search of holiday gifts, a memento from your visit or something special for someone special, Kansas City’s long list of retailers and vendors can add local flair to any gift you decide to give. The toughest part? Finding that perfect present. 

Negro Leagues Hoodie

Pay tribute to Negro Leagues heroes with this soft-touch hoodie, found only at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a treasured KC attraction.

Buy Now: $45.99

Elephant Masterpieces

All seven elephants at the Kansas City Zoo create these “pachyderm paintings.” You could own an original, trunk-painted piece courtesy of Lady, Lois, Leah, Zoe, Tattoo, Megan or Tamani.

Starting at $25

Charlie Hustle T-Shirts

Charlie Hustle

Show some love for the Heart of America with this fresh, vintage T from Charlie Hustle.

Buy Now: $32

Salvador Perez Bobblehead

Show off your Kansas City Royals spirit with a Salvy bobblehead that’s sure to be a hit among family and friends.

Buy Now: $29.99

Baldwin Denim KC Hat

GQ called Baldwin Denim “the best place to buy jeans, period” (just ask Jay-Z). Pick up the now-classic wool cap to add an element of undeniable cool to your style.

Buy Now: $48

Money Bag

A big hit with kids, every visitor at the Federal Reserve Money Museum walks away with a complimentary bag of shredded currency—$165 worth. Talk about a priceless souvenir.


"The Buck Stops Here" Sign

Decorate your desk just as President Truman did in 1945 with this infamous sign. The inscription serves as a fitting reminder of Truman’s decisiveness and accountability. Available at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

Buy Now: $60

Boulevard Smokestack Series

Produced by KC’s Boulevard Brewing Co., these bold complex ales included traditional styles and daring experiments. Tempt your taste buds with the aromatic Tank 7 or the hoppy The Calling Double IPA.

Available Throughout KC, Prices Vary

J. Rieger & Co. Whiskey

Once a Kansas City whiskey brand from 100 years ago, the team at Rieger have crafted a well-balanced spirit that harkens back to pre-Prohibition days in KC—with just a touch of sherry, for good measure.

Available Throughout KC, Prices Vary

Christopher Elbow Chocolates

A favorite of Food & Wine, these complex artisanal chocolates by Christopher Elbow are as beautiful as they are delicious.

Buy Now: Prices Vary

Mayor's Christmas Tree Ornament

Designed by Hallmark artists and made from the wood of the previous year's Mayor's Christmas Tree (found at Crown Center every holiday season), this unique Kansas City tradition dates back to 1981. All proceeds benefit the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund.

Buy Now: $13.95

Sunflower Chocolate Box

Hand painted and molded with luscious milk chocolate, each finished box contains an assortment of four temptations from André’s Confiserie Suisse, KC’s Swiss chocolatier.

Buy Now: $19.25

Three Dog Bakery

It’s a dog's world. Just ask the KC-based bakery, which now has stores all over the globe. Stop by the Country Club Plaza location for all-natural, oven baked treats made just for dogs.

Buy Now: Prices Vary

HammerPress Stationery

Celebrate the lost art of the letterpress with these retro-inspired note cards and journals, all made on-site. Also on hand: original concert posts designed for musicians such as Beck, Elvis Costello and others.

Buy Now: Prices Vary

5B & Co. Candles

Burnt sugar, grandpa’s pipe and I’m the Boss Applesauce. These 5B & Co. Candles boast names as refreshing as their scents.

Buy Now: Prices Vary

Normal Human Pennant

Screen-print sensation Normal Human knocked it out of the park with this retro-cool KC pennant, perfect for home digs or office hangs.

Buy Now: $15

Messenger Coffee

Longtime coffee roaster Messenger Coffee is now one of the hottest cafés in town thanks to its beautifully restored building in the Crossroads Arts District. Head in to check out the hotspot—and grab a bag of locally roasted beans while you’re there.

Buy Now: Prices Vary

Dazzling Deals Booklet

During the holidays, be sure to pick up your very own deals booklet during Downtown Dazzle, where you’ll find discounts and exclusive offers to shops in Crown Center, the Power & Light District and more. Travel between neighborhoods via KC Streetcar for fast, easy and free access.


3125 Zum by Indigo Wild

Named for its location near Downtown Kansas City, 3125 Zum captures all the fabulous Zum Bar Soap scents into one! A perfect gift for your KC friend whose house always smells divine.

Buy Now: Prices Vary

Holladay Distillery's Five Farms Irish Cream Liqueur

The world's first farm-to-table Irish cream liqueur, this single batch concoction is sweet, smooth and packs a punch thanks to a spirit content of 10 percent Irish whiskey (9 percent higher than the typical Irish cream liqueur). 

Find Now


A Beer Drinker's Guide to Kansas City

Stop and listen, and you might notice something in Kansas City. The crescendoing sound you hear is a harmonious mix of boiling wort, clinking glasses and popped bottle caps that indicates something special: a beer revolution.

33 Free Things to Do in Kansas City

For sightseers in search of inexpensive adventures, the Kansas City metro is full of so many free things to do and see. Explore the City of Fountains with these 33 free activities that offer something for everyone. 

Find your favorite KC shop