While the season and its celebrations look a bit different, holiday cheer is something that can still be found. Missing the people who matter the most? You can send your loved ones near and far a piece of Kansas City, Kansas this winter. Read on for our guide of gifts that shout “KCK” from local makers and businesses. Hint: You can also make your own days a little merrier by grabbing these local finds for yourself too!
Gifts to Eat
Barbecue is a Kansas City tradition many families make sure is on their table at least once throughout the season. Know somebody who hasn’t had their Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que Z-Man fix in a while? You can ship this famous sandwich with the Joe’s Kansas City Z-Man Kit served with brisket, chicken or pork.
Jones Bar-B-Q (made famous for their appearance on Queer Eye, Season 3 ) put together the perfect gift pack of their savory and sweet samplings. The Jones Bar-B-Que Three Pack Gift Set comes with the restaurant’s rub, Original Sauce and Pineapple Coconut Sauce. Toss in a Jones Barbecue t-shirt to catch all those saucy bbq drippings.
Or why not send an array of sauces to your ‘que-lover? Spicin Foods offers a variety of KC inspired sauces like the American Stockyard Kansas City Classic, Cowtown BBQ Original Sauce, and The Roasterie Cof-ee-que BBQ sauce.
Gifts to Wear
Looking for something to wear that’s Kansas City, Kansas through and through? KCK Legends was created by a group of Wyandotte County locals to “pay homage to the staples within our community, offer tribute to important landmarks, and give our people a sense of Wyandotte pride that will undoubtedly spread throughout the area.” The clothing brand offers shirts, hoodies and jackets baring the Kansas City Kansas, KCK and WYCO, as well as more niche local references like a historic Quindaro neighborhood tee or Go Chicken Go G-Sauce shirt.
KCK foodies can also don their favorite restaurant names, with soft t-shirts that represent local favorites like Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and Fritz’s Railroad Restaurant, from Charlie Hustle Co.
Sporting Kansas City is the official home team of Kansas City, Kansas! Gameday wear can be purchased from Rally House at Legends Outlets Kansas City (also a great gift card idea). Rally House has all the gear you need for the entire family, with plenty of styles and sizes to choose from. Prepare for the big game or find the perfect gift with their wide selection of Kansas City-made products.
Gifts to Experience
Warmer and brighter days are ahead! By giving the gift of adventure you're giving someone something to look forward to. History buffs, KC explorers and fitness fiends alike will enjoy a 5-6 mile guided tour around Kansas City’s most notable areas with Urban Hikes Kansas City. Hikers can choose from an array of options like a Strawberry Hill Neighborhood/Downtown KCK Urban Hike, Crossroads Art District Urban Hike and Downtown KC Sunset Urban Hike. Gift cards for future hikes can be purchased online.
Zip KC will take the adventure to new heights with experiences both on and off the ground! Adrenaline rush-seeking couples will love the Date Night Sunset Zip Tour, and kids who can’t keep still will have fun with the Ninja Training Obstacle Tour.
Send some desert warmth with a gift card for a future visit to High and Dry Cactus Co., KCK’s own southwestern oasis right in the middle of the Rosedale neighborhood. The aesthetically-pleasing showroom is an experience all on its own, while plant lovers can shop for cacti, succulents and more to spruce up a drab at-home office or living room.
Find other great gifts, shops and more in Kansas City, KS here.