LoKCal Gift Guide

The Dart offers a comprehensive Christmas gift guide featuring local shops, including The Corner Candleshop, Made in KC and Brookside Toy and Science, with gift ideas for your mom, dad, brothers or sisters and friends.

by Sophia Rall, Features Editor

Gifts for Mom:

  • Holiday Gift Box from The Corner Candleshop: $22
    • This gift box contains 4 holiday candles and a book of matches. This is perfect for anyone who loves Christmas scents!
  • Good Lookin’ Hoop Earrings from Sierra Winter Jewelry: $99
    • These earrings come in both gold and silver, and they are the perfect simple hoop earring. They are on the more expensive side, so they would be a great group gift. 
  • Kansas City Plaza Lights Milk Chocolate Bulbs from Annedores: $2.95 each or $13.95 for a pack of 5
    • Annedore’s chocolates in the shape of light bulbs are perfect for anyone who loves the Plaza lights and chocolate. 

Gifts for Dad:

  • Coasters from Made in KC: $8 each
    • Made in KC’s coasters have a variety of images, from Arrowhead Stadium to the Royals to Joe’s Barbeque. They also have KU, K-State, and MU coasters. These are perfect for sports lovers and people who love Kansas City. 
  • “Kansas City and How it Grew” by James R. Shortridge from Rainy Day Books: $47.94
    • This is the perfect book for history lovers and Kansas City lovers. 
  • Joe’s Kansas City BBQ Box from Joe’s: $16.99
    • This “BBQ box” contains Joe’s original BBQ sauce, french fry seasoning and meat seasoning. It is the perfect present for BBQ lovers that want to bring Joe’s to their own house. 

Gifts for brothers:

  • Gray Sunday Funday Tee from Charlie Hustle: $32
    • This t-shirt emblazoned with “Sunday Funday” is perfect for Chiefs fans. It comes in both gray and red,  and also has a crewneck and sweatshirt option. 
  • KC Campfire Mug from Westside Storey: $15
    • This navy camping mug is great for camping trips, but it could also be used daily for coffee or tea. 
  • Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty from Brookside Toy and Science: $14.99
    • This malleable putty would be a great gift for brothers of all ages because it is so fun to play with. There are even Christmas themed putties. 

Gifts for sisters:

  • Velvet Corduroy Scrunchies from COCO Brookside: $5
    • These scrunchies come in silver, pink and cream, and they would be a great gift for younger and older sisters alike. 
  • Rainbow Fluffy Paint from Brookside Toy and Science: $19.99
    • This rainbow fluffy paint is perfect for a younger sibling who loves painting and being creative. Brookside Toy and Science also has several other painting and crafting kits.
  • “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” by Suzanne Collins from Rainy Day Books: $27.99
    • This prequel to “The Hunger Games” is perfect for dystopian novel lovers and anyone who loves the Hunger Games books and movies.

Gifts for friends:

  • Enamel pins, patches and stickers from Westside Storey: $3
    • Westside Storey has a variety of pins, patches and stickers that are perfect to stick on backpacks, computers and water bottles. While you are there, check out Westside Storey’s vintage collections.
  • Stars Pearls Studs Earrings Set from The Kindred Shops: $9
    • These two  sets of gold star shaped earrings and one set of pearl earrings is great for fellow STA Stars, but they would still be a great gift for any other friends. 
  • Floral Zippered Pouch from A Store Named Stuff: $7
    •  These pencil pouches come in a variety of floral patterns and colors. While you are at Stuff, check out their pottery, candles and stationary.