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

Shopping Trip #5

Whether you prefer to treat your friends and family to massages, at-home spa treatments or a cold beer, Downtown OP has plenty of options to help you check everything off your list. Our fifth shopping trip features stops and gifts at Radiance: Beautiful Skin, Mallie Boushaye Bath & Body Essentials and Brew Lab!

STOP 1 | 2:10 p.m. | Radiance: Beautiful Skin

With a full menu of skincare and spa services including Hydrafacials, Oxygen Facials, Relaxation Massages and more, you'll be sure to find the perfect gift to pamper your loved one at Radiance: Beautiful Skin. Pick up a gift card for a service this holiday season and don't forget to add a NuFace treatment for just $30.00!

STOP 2 | 2:15 p.m. | Mallie Boushaye Bath & Body Essentials

Take the spa home with this soothing Lavender Foot Care set from Mallie Boushaye Bath & Body Essentials featuring foot lotion, foot scrub, fuzzy house slippers, lavender bath sprinkles, toe separators, a foot file and more.

STOP 3 | 2:22 p.m. | Brew Lab

Wondering what to get the beer lover in your life? Look no further than Brew Lab's selection of merchandise like this awesome t-shirt. Be sure to pair it with a freshly filled and canned "crowler" of Brew Lab's on-tap beers.

The Shopping List:

  • Radiance: Beautiful Skin Gift Card: $30.00
  • Mallie Boushaye Bath & Body Essentials Soothing Lavender Foot Care Set: $25.00
  • Brew Lab "Superpower" T-Shirt and Custom Filled Crowler: $26.00 - 28.00 (cost varies based on ABV of selected beer)

TOTAL SPENT: $81.00 - 83.00

TOTAL TIME: 20 minutes

Shopping Trip #6

Party decor, party accessories and sports galore in our sixth shopping trip at Maloney's Sports Bar & Grill, Traditions Furniture and Sacks on Santa Fe.

STOP 1 | 2:31 p.m. | Maloney's Sports Bar & Grill

With over 50 HDTVs, surround sound, NFL Sunday Ticket, Big Ten Network, PPV UFC fights and free WIFI, a Maloney's Bar gift card is the perfect present for the sports fan on your list! 

STOP 2 | 2:40 p.m. | Traditions Furniture

Keep your coffee table ring-free during holiday parties with a new set of coasters from Traditions Furniture while you light up the room with a light-up Santa canvas.

STOP 3 | 2:48 p.m. | Sacks on Santa Fe

Help your New Years Eve date accessorize for the big party with great accessories, bags, shoes, dresses and more at Sacks On Santa Fe!

The Shopping List:

  • Maloney's Sports Bar & Grill Gift Card: $30.00
  • Traditions Furniture Wood Coasters and Light-Up Canvas Print: $30.00
  • Sacks on Santa Fe Pashmina Wrap, Brooch and Clutch: $25.00

TOTAL SPENT: $85.00

TOTAL TIME: 28 minutes

Shopping Trip #7

From physical fitness, oral health and the biggest slice of pizza you'll find in Overland Park, we tracked down three unique gifts on 79th Street and Santa Fe Drive with stops at Family Dental Co., Move Right KC and Papa Keno's Pizzeria!

STOP 1 | 12:35 p.m. | Family Dental Co.

The tree won't be the only thing sparkling this holiday season when you give the gift of a new Oral B Vitality electric toothbrush from Family Dental Co.

STOP 2 | 12:41 p.m. | Move Right KC

Give the gift of healthy eating in 2018 by purchasing a spot in the Move Right KC Eat Right Book Club. Mention that you saw the book club on the Downtown gift guide to get the member rate of $25! The book club includes a new book each month on nutrition and lifestyle hacks, monthly meetings at the gym featuring wine (that's right - wine! It's healthy in moderation), a private Facebook group moderated by a Move Right KC coach where you can ask questions, get support and have fun. Books are chosen based upon relevance to group participants (books sold separately).

STOP 3 | 12:49 p.m. | Papa Keno's Pizzeria

Everyone on your list will love a gift card to Papa Keno's! Lucky for you, they're running a "buy a gift card for $30, get a $10 gift card free" promotion through the end of the year! You can gift all $40...or keep one for yourself 😉

The Shopping List:

  • Oral B Vitality Electric Toothbrush from Family Dental Co.: $25.00
  • Move Right KC "Eat Right" Book Club Membership: $25.00
  • Papa Keno's Pizzeria Gift Card: $30.00

TOTAL SPENT: $80.00

TOTAL TIME: 19 minutes

Shopping Trip #8

Crunched for time? Check out these three stops - and three great gifts - that you can knock out in less than 20 minutes: Harper's Fabric & Quilt Co., Camp David Store and CommuniTea.

STOP 1 | 12:23 p.m. | Harper's Fabric & Quilt Co.

Wondering what to get the DIY-er on your list? Grab a gift certificate for a Driver's Ed for Sewing Machines class at Harper's Fabric! This class will demystify how to thread and operate a sewing machine to get up and running to start (or return!) to sewing.

STOP 2 | 12:29 p.m. | Camp David Store

Camp David Store is the perfect stop to grab a gift before your next party! Give this awesome writable chalk wine stopper and Kansas coaster set to the hostess with the mostest.

STOP 3 | 12:35 p.m. | CommuniTea

Keep your friends warm and caffienated this winter! This delightful mug, tea and filter is a perfect gift for any pal who likes to be cozy.

The Shopping List:

  • Harper's Fabric & Quilt Co. Driver's Ed for Sewing Machines Gift Certificate: $30.00
  • Camp David Store Wine Stopper and Coasters: $30.00
  • CommuniTea Mug, Tea Tin and Tea Filter: $25.00

TOTAL SPENT: $86.00

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes

Shopping Trip #9

Our ninth shopping trip in Downtown OP is full of ideas perfect for the wine and food lover on your list with great gifts from The Other Place, Aubrey Vineyards and In A Pinch Gifts.

STOP 1 | 11:59 a.m. | The Other Place

Grab a gift card for the sports fan in your life at The Other Place! Fifty television and two big-screens create a spectacular venue to celebrate sporting events while enjoying some famous homemade pizza.

STOP 2 | 12:05 p.m. | Aubrey Vineyards

Aubrey Vineyards wants to help you celebrate the season or commemorate a special occasion! Now offering you a choice of holiday, seasonal, special occasion ($2) and personalized designer labels ($5). Looking for something different to give your neighbors this year instead of Christmas cookies? We've got your wine covered - with unique labels, that is!


STOP 3 | 12:15 p.m. | In A Pinch Gifts

The very best gift for your very best brunch buddy has to be a pair of "Pop Fizz Clink" champagne glasses with a new set of napkins perfect for your next Sunday Funday!

The Shopping List:

  • The Other Place Gift Card: $30.00
  • Bottle of Aubrey Vineyards Wine and Holiday or Personalized Label: $22.00 - 25.00
  • In A Pinch Gifts Champagne Glasses and Napkins: $24.50

TOTAL SPENT: $79.50

TOTAL TIME: 23 minutes

Shopping Trip #10

Give the gift of relaxation, handmade art or the best burger in KC this holiday season as we stop in at TallulahBelle's, Milagro Midwestern Spa & Collective and Snack Shack on Santa Fe!

STOP 1 | 11:38 a.m. | TallulahBelle's

The bands of color and line-work in each Monarch blown-glass ornaments at TallulahBelle's make each a perfect gift or keepsake!

STOP 2 | 11:41 a.m. | Milagro Midwestern Spa & Collective

Thank your mom for "raisin you right" with this adorable Kiss & Punch Designs card and a custom-mixed bath soak from her spa, Milagro Midwestern Spa & Collective.



STOP 3 | 11:50 a.m. | Snack Shack on Santa Fe

Everyone on your list will want a gift certificate to 435 Magazine's pick for the Best Burger in Kansas City, the Snack Shack on Santa Fe! Stop by to give the gift of 100% made-from-scratch burgers, handcrafted shakes and more.


The Shopping List:

  • TallulahBelle's Hand-Blown Glass Ornament: $30.00
  • Milagro Midwestern Spa & Collective Bath Soak & Greeting Card: $24.50
  • Snack Shack on Santa Fe Gift Certificate: $30.00

TOTAL SPENT: $84.50

TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes

Shopping Trip #11

Our 11th shopping trip features great items for the person on the go on your list...and a little something for the bearded boys! Check out these great gifts at Crescent Springs, Teal Lotus and The General Store & Co.


STOP 1 | 3:10 p.m. | Crescent Springs

Grab a sturdy and dependable bag, handmade in Nepal, perfect for your everyday essentials. A great gift the person who's always on the go!

STOP 2 | 3:15 p.m. | Teal Lotus

Snatch this adorable handmade pottery bowl and colorful keychain/bag fob for the bright and classy lady in your life!


STOP 3 | 3:19 p.m. | The General Store & Co.

Stop by The General Store & Co to pick up a bottle of 100% organic beard oil handcrafted in Kansas City from the KC Beard Co. to keep the bearded fella in your life smelling, looking and feeling his best!

The Shopping List:

  • Crescent Springs Cross-Body Bag: $25.50
  • Teal Lotus Handmade Pottery Bowl & Keychain: $28.00
  • KC Beard Co. Oil from The General Store & Co.: $28.50

TOTAL SPENT: $82.00

TOTAL TIME: 23 minutes