As a follow up to my local KC Gift Guide, I have found some really great discounts at some of my favorite local stores, just in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

Mid Coast Modern

This really cool, ultra-hip maker shop located in the Crossroads is having a sweet deal on T-shirts on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday. As an added bonus, each person that buys $30 or more in the store will receive a “Midwest is Best” beer glass to enjoy a Boulevard or favorite local craft beer over the holidays in! (The glass in itself would make a great hostess gift with a 6-pack of Nutcracker Ale!) Mid Coast Modern fills its store with home goods, apparel, jewelry, artwork and limited edition gifts. They support makers/artists from the “mid coast” and brings in goods from makers/artists around the U.S., to offer a unique, fresh selection.  Located at 2119 Washington, this store should be on your list! The MADE t-shirt is on my wish list!

Shine Candle Co.

Shine Candle Company is a small batch candle company located in the KC metro area. The company produces soy-wax candles with lead-free cotton wicks and pure essential oils making these candles eco-friendly and sustainable. Shop the website on #BlackFriday, #SmallBusinessSaturday and #CyberMonday and you will find deals on these truly beautiful candles! Deals start Friday! On my list? No. 6 WELL Cinnamon leaf blend Immune boosting and healing aromatherapy candle to fight off the bugs during flu season.

Waldo’s Shop Small Crawl

Shop small in Waldo on Small Business Saturday, November 28th, 2015, 10AM-2PM, from Gregory Blvd. to 85th Street. Merchants will be hosting open houses and if you buy, you can earn “Waldo Bucks” by picking up a Small Business Saturday Crawl Passport at any participating store in Waldo. If you spend $50 at any participating businesses, you will earn $10 FREE in Waldo Bucks. Purchases may be combined to reach $50! Free Money for buying local! A list of shops and more information can be found here.

Ampersand Studio

Ampersand Studio is spreading the cheer from Nov. 25th-30th with 30% off in their shop! Use the code HOLIDAZE at checkout to find super-cool journals and boxed cards, iPhone cases, totes, wall art, and tees! Everything here makes great gifts! On my wish list? This beautiful French print in black & gold! Click the shop button at or search “shopampersand” on etsy.


I just stumbled upon this one! Located in Mission, KS, BonFire’s space has been dedicated to wonderful makers of Kansas City for the holidays!  Ocean&Sea, Kate E. Burke, Kelsey Pike Papercraft, Wildwash Soap Co., Not for Hipsters,  Sweet Kiss Brigadeiro and more will join the party at Bonfire for the day to show you their full maker lines with exclusive offerings you won’t find anywhere else during the holidays. Sip some punch and enjoy treats using Boozy Botanical’s line of simple syrups and meet some of the best of the best of the KC Maker community.

Even if you shop the “Big Box” places this weekend, don’t forget to visit the #local guys! Kansas City is such a thriving city with local restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, stores, artists, and makers! Happy Shopping! #ShopLocal #KansasCity #KCHoliday2015