Downtown OP Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of local this holiday season by shopping Downtown Overland Park! Skip this crowds and long lines at the mall and stock up on unique and affordable gifts in our close-knit neighborhood full of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants. In our holiday gift guide, we'll show you just how quick, convenient and affordable it can be to check off that gift list by showing you 3 shops you can visit in 30 minutes or less with 3 gifts in hand for under $30.

Check back each week leading up to Christmas for new shopping combos!

Shopping Trip #1

On our first holiday shopping trip, we visited Ten Thousand Villages, The Tasteful Olive and The Upper Crust...take a look!

STOP 1 | 11:21 a.m. | Ten Thousand Villages

Everyone knows a cool kid who likes to shine and this awesome monster hat does the trick! Throw in a super cool ornament and you’ve got Christmas covered at Ten Thousand Villages.

STOP 2 | 11:26 a.m. | The Tasteful Olive

Tired of turkey? The Tasteful Olive has you covered with this delicious Italian Nights gift set featuring basil infused olive oil, roasted tomato sauce and tomato, basil and garlic pasta. Any cook would be delighted to skip the meal planning and get to the good stuff!

STOP 3 | 11:33 a.m. | The Upper Crust

For the host with the most in your life that loves to entertain, grab a mini cast iron skillet and spreader - don't forget the adorable mini oven mitt!

The Shopping List:

  • Monster Hat and Fox Ornament (various monster colors and animal types available): $30.00
  • Italian Nights Gift Set: $27.95
  • What A Spread Gift Set and Mini Oven Mitt: $28.50

TOTAL SPENT: $85.95

TOTAL TIME: 23 minutes


Shopping Trip #2

Our second shopping trip helped us stock up on gifts for the foodie on our list with stops at the Culinary Center of Kansas City, Penzey's Spices and Big Dave's Downtown Liquor.

STOP 1 | 11:21 a.m. | Penzey's Spices

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like fresh baked cookies and hot chocolate! Pick up a Baking Mini Gift Set, "Heal the World" mug and Hot Chocolate Mix (available in both regular and mint flavors) at Penzeys Spices for the baker on your list.

STOP 2 | 11:54 a.m. | The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Do you know a cook who could use a break from the kitchen this season? Do them a favor and grab the Cranberry Dijon Pork Roast with Rice dish from Dinners on Demand at the Culinary Center of Kansas City! It's perfect way to let the crock pot do the work while the whole family enjoys time together.

STOP 3 | 12:01 p.m. | Big Dave's Downtown Liquor

With bold, spicy flavors and rich, velvety layers of juicy strawberry, cherry and mocha, a bottle of Meiomi Pinot Noir (Wine Spectator rating: 92 points) from Big Dave's is perfect for any Holiday party!

Be sure to shop on Tuesday to take 15% off all wines.

The Shopping List:

  • Baking Set, Mug & Hot Chocolate Mix: $27.90
  • Cranberry Dijon Pork Roast with Rice: $24.95
  • Meiomi Pinot Noir: $24.99

TOTAL SPENT: $77.84

TOTAL TIME: 23 minutes

Shopping Trip #3

Our third shopping trip takes us down 80th Street for an awesome mix of local gifts at Homer's Coffee House, Bambou Salons & Spas and Images Art Gallery.

STOP 1 | 1:21 p.m. | Homer's Coffee House

Temperatures are dropping, but this mug and tea combo is sure to keep your tea loving friend nice and warm! Pick up a Homer's Coffee House ceramic mug and a tin of locally-made Hugo Tea Company Jasmine Tea for just $22

STOP 2 | 1:33 p.m. | Bambou Salons & Spas

Treat yo' self at home with a FarmHouse Fresh Goods Sweeping Softness Sampler featuring a luxe salt scrub, shea butter and body oil after you've soaked in a fizzy bath full of Sparking Passionfruit Bath Fizzers. Grand total? $24.66 at Bambou Salons & Spas!

STOP 3 | 1:41 p.m. | Images Art Gallery

Give the gift of original, handmade art for $30.00 this holiday season with an Abstract Acrylic Necklace by member artist Marilyn Lyons and a 3-pack of greeting cards from member artist Stone Art Studio at Images Art Gallery.

The Shopping List:

  • Homer's Coffee House Ceramic Mug & Jasmine Hugo Tea Tin: $23.00
  • FarmHouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Sampler & Sparking Passionfruit Bath Fizzers: $24.66
  • Acrylic Necklace & 3-Pack of Greeting Cards: $30.00

TOTAL SPENT: $77.66

TOTAL TIME: 29 minutes

Shopping Trip #4

Crunched for time? Check out these three stops - and three great gifts - that you can knock out in less than 20 minutes: Unique Finds Gifts/Razzleberry Kids, The Peanut on Santa Fe and Vinyl Renaissance & Audio.

STOP 1 | 1:52 p.m. | Unique Finds Gifts & Razzleberry Kids

For the newest addition on your gift list, be sure to stop by Unique Finds Gifts and the brand new Razzleberry Kids for the cutest clothes and accessories like this "Homegrown" onsie, matching hair bow and ladybug tactile toy.

STOP 2 | 1:59 p.m. | The Peanut on Santa Fe

Your brother doesn't want anything more than to kick back with some ice cold beers and famous wings while watching the Chiefs play. Give the gift of The Peanut for his next gameday outing.

STOP 3 | 2:02 p.m. | Vinyl Renaissance & Audio

The music lover on your list will be delighted with anything you grab at Vinyl Renaissance & Audio. Most new and used records are under $30.oo - and don't forget their extensive selection of CDs!

The Shopping List:

  • Razzleberry Kids Homegrown Onsie & Hair Bow; Unique Finds Ladybug Tactile Toy: $30.00
  • Gift Card to The Peanut on Santa Fe: $30.00
  • New and Used Records/CDs: $30.00 or Less

TOTAL SPENT: $90.00

TOTAL TIME: 16 minutes