Great Ideas, Gifts and Finds from KC Businesses, Merchants, Artists and Designers
Belger Crane Yard Gallery
Holidays at the Belger Crane Yard Gallery, located at 2011 Tracy, Kansas City, Missouri, feature an incredible array of artworks for purchase through January 4, 2021. This annual tradition includes textiles, ceramics, glass and more. This year’s artists are Rachel Akin, Nicole Aquillano, Debbie Barrett-Jones, Bekah Bliss, Jeremy Brooks, Josh Dickens, Nicole McLaughlin, Del Norte Studio, Melody Monroe, Dan Ohm, Paulina Otero, Chris Pickett, Joseph Pintz, Justin Rothshank, Melanie Sherman and other artists that you know and love.
(816) 474-7316 | belgerarts.org/belger-crane-yard-studios
Bag & Baggage
Bag & Baggage, celebrating their 40th year, has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Travel might look different this year, but Bag & Baggage has you covered with a variety of items like masks (even sequined ones!), mask wash bags, hand washing timers and UV sanitizing boxes. Planning a road trip? Bag & Baggage has you covered with camping items, games, puzzles, National Parks guides and maps. As always, classic leather gifts and free gift-wrapping and monogramming are available.
(913) 677-1685 | bagandbaggagekc.com
Lawrence Lithography Workshop
The Lawrence Lithography Workshop, located at 2011 Tracy in the East Crossroads since 2001, is an incredible place to shop for the art lover in your life. The holiday sale features print collaborations with notable local, regional and national artists at astounding prices. The Holiday Sale will take place Friday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 816-471-4848, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lawrencelitho.com for more information.
Allied Arts Council of St. Joseph
Escape to St. Joseph, Missouri, for a day trip this holiday season. The season kicks off November 28 with a lighting ceremony and fireworks. There will be daily walking tours to explore the beautiful downtown. There’s something for everyone in the gazebo throughout the holiday season: Santa Claus will make a stop on December 5 and 12, a visit from a Winter Princess will take place December 19, and there are carriage rides every Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.
(816) 233-0231 | stjoearts.org
Restaurant at 1900
The Restaurant at 1900 has it all: a gorgeous bar, heated patios, virtual concerts, gift cards, carefully curated menus for special events, and a new dining room with an opportunity for private dining. No detail has been overlooked in this gorgeous, meticulously restored mid-century modern building. Located near The Plaza at 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, The Restaurant at 1900 is the perfect spot to celebrate this holiday season.
Catering to the times, they now offer an extensive takeaway menu called The 1900 At Home. Order online or call in, request a time and your food will be brought to your car on time and ready to delight. Wine connoisseurs will rejoice at the carefully curated wine offerings, but the star of the show is definitely the menu. Created by Executive Chef Linda Duerr, this seasonal American fare features this James Beard Award nominee’s artistic flair alongside her skill for French as well as Italian cuisines.
(913) 730-1900 | therestaurantat1900.com
If you haven’t been to Pryde’s to pick out something perfectly special for your favorite people on your shopping list, then you might be new to Kansas City. A holiday shopping stop for those in the know, Pryde’s has absolutely everything for the barbeque master, baker, candle connoisseur, homemaker, master chef, tea lover, well, you get the idea.
With so much stuffed into one iconic building in Westport, it is absolutely worth the time to mask up and take your time perusing this gem.
(816) 531-5588 | prydeskitchen.com
The Museum Shop at Kemper Museum knows that safety is on the minds of many. They will ship items to you or a recipient of your choice and offer curbside pickup of items as well as in-store pickup. Many folks around the country will be spending much of the winter months indoors, and they have elegant, useful things to make that easier. The Kemper has puzzles, games, art supplies, books, home decor and artful face masks to keep you happy and healthy this season.
Tom Tivol Jewels
Tom Tivol is President and CEO of Tom Tivol Jewels in Leawood’s Park Place. Tivol grew up in the family jewelry business but is the sole proprietor of the store located on 116th Place.
Tivol is committed to quality, craftsmanship and collaboration with his clientele, and his customer service is sharply focused on education. Tom Tivol can help you whether you need a family heirloom appraised, or if you’re in the market to acquire a new family heirloom.
This focus makes sense considering Tivol teaches courses in Gemological Science and the History of Jewelry Design in the Department of Design at the University of Kansas. His clients value his knowledge of diamonds, gemstones and pearls. Tivol takes pleasure in taking the time to educate and provide excellent service to any customer whether they have a budget of $300 or $3,000 to spend this holiday season. Known for creating exquisite, elevated, painstaking one-of-a-kind masterpieces, Tivol’s mission is the same as it was 45 years ago: making his customers smile.
(913) 663-9944 | tomtivoljewels.com
The Whole Person
The Whole Person connects people with disabilities to resources by supporting independent choice and advocating for positive change. One in four people in the U.S. have a disability, which is about 62 million people. Making a donation in someone’s name to The Whole Person is a unique way to honor someone this year. Your gift can provide cleaning supplies, emergency housing, utility assistance, PPE for frontline workers, or even employment training.
(816) 561-0304 | thewholeperson.org/givingcan
Church of the Resurrection
Church of the Resurrection is celebrating their 30th year serving the greater Kansas City area, with five locations. Located in Downtown Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Blue Springs and Leawood, the Church of the Resurrection takes their mission to serve seriously. Committed to the safety of the community and spreading a message of love your neighbor, for the time being, they offer online streaming of their services and broadcast on channel 38 The Spot at 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays.
Every year, the entirety of the Christmas Eve offerings is spread throughout the community to close the opportunity gap. These offerings go toward making the community better by funding local food pantries, the Kansas City, Missouri, school district, and preschool initiatives. The Church of the Resurrection is constantly searching for new ways to support and connect during these extraordinary times. To learn more about holidays with the Church of the Resurrection, visit cor.org/christmas.
Hudson and Jane
Rick and Flo Ann Brehm founded Hudson and Jane in 2008. Now located in the historic Crestwood Shoppes, this creative duo has a well-developed, keen eye for classic, effortless, elegant, gorgeous, restrained, brilliantly tailored fashion. If you have an especially discerning person to shop for this year, then look no further than Hudson and Jane. You will find the most perfect gift for him or her, and undoubtedly something for yourself to take home.
For him: Circolo 1901 and Gimo’s jackets, Inis Meain hand-knit Irish sweaters, and Allen Payne cashmere scarves and caps. For her: Annabel Ingall bags, Cashmere Wrappings, Optimum Knitwear and Majestic Filatures wardrobe staples will be sure to please. Sumptuous leather accessories and sweaters abound within this discerning collection of wearable art. Gift certificates, tailoring, wardrobe design and wardrobe consultations are also available.
hudsonandjane.com | (816) 753-5010
Raphael Hotel’s Chaz on the Plaza
The holiday tradition continues at the Raphael Hotel in 2020. They are adapting to ensure guests are provided the unique and memorable experiences that made the Raphael Hotel famous. For the first time, Chaz on the Plaza’s Thanksgiving menu will also be available for pre-order carryout on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25. Details at raphaelkc.com/chazontheplaza/news/Thanksgiving-2020. You can also check out hotel specials at raphaelkc.com/offers.
The Polished Edge
The Polished Edge, a family-owned business since 1997, has been located in Kansas City’s Power and Light District for 10 years. The husband and wife team enjoy repair and custom design work while offering a variety of options and price points for their out-of-town and local clients looking for the perfect gift.
One of The Polished Edge’s lines, Mariana, is as popular as it is eye-catching. Designed by Mariana Ravid, this line offers a lifetime warranty, and a price range of $50-$375, making it an ideal gift for a mother, grandmother, or significant other who is not afraid of making an impact. Kir, created by Kir Boedecker from Boulder, Colorado, is another beautiful designer line The Polished Edge offers, and it is a women-owned company. These bold silver pieces often feature incredible carved mother of pearl and are sure to please the fearless and powerful woman in your life.
(816) 221-0360 | thepolishededge.com
Meierotto has every style and price range for holiday jewelry and watch gifts. 2020’s standout jewelry trend is gold. Yellow gold is back in a big, bold way. Even with gold prices hitting all-time highs this year, the demand for yellow gold continues to gain popularity.
Whether you prefer the rounded links of the Cuban chain pictured with pavé diamonds, or the flatter, angular links of the curb chain, this interlocking style is on-trend, and Meierotto has them in all sizes, in every shade of gold, and at a variety of price points.
The gorgeous, contemporary paper clip chain is characterized by elongated, rectangular links. Available in a variety of weights from thin and petite to thick and heavy, worn as a necklace or bracelet, this chain style makes a statement on its own, or to personalize, add charms to the open links.
It’s no surprise that the classic gold hoop earring is in demand, given the popularity of gold right now. Meierotto has every size from tiny to extra-large, like these large faceted 18K gold hoop earrings from Ippolita’s Classico collection, measuring over two inches in diameter.
The oval shape center diamond is Meierotto’s hottest seller this year. Round will always be classic, but fancy styles such as oval, pear and even marquise are on-trend as modern brides seek one-of-a-kind styles and embrace classic diamond shapes. Clean and simple is en vogue. Solitaires — a single stone with a simple, plain shank — are timeless and always in style. Three-stone rings, like the pictured Tacori RoyalT collection ring, feature a center stone flanked by a single diamond on either side. Mix it up by combining different shapes for the center and side stones.
Mixing styles is popular, which leads to stacks. Anything goes when it comes to stacking. Whether you’re stacking bracelets or rings, all the rules are out the window. Mix and match gold colors, sizes and shapes, and even mix diamonds with gemstones. Make it your own!
Solitaire diamond stud earrings are always a safe bet for gifting. Go with the classic round diamond stud, or check out our selection of fancy shape diamond studs. Meierotto is open for holiday shopping and is taking steps to care for your health and safety. Visit them in person, or shop from the comfort of home at mjewelry.com. Enjoy free shipping or curbside pickup for online orders.
Monarch Glass Studio
Monarch Glass Studio, located at 1919 East Truman Road in Kansas City, is a one-stop shop for everything gorgeous, light-filled, and glass! With so much more time spent at home these days, we’re all looking for unique ways to beautify our homes. Custom lighting and installations are fueling their business in these extraordinary times, but corporate gifts, ornaments and light fixtures large and small are also available. Go to monarchglassstudio.com to schedule a visit.
Have you noticed those seemingly endlessly stylish folks with perfect eyeglass frames running errands, or on a safely socially distanced walk in Kansas City lately? Chances are, their frames are from Optical Innovations in Brookside. Now more than ever, we focus on others’ eyes, and by proxy, their eyewear. Offering customizing, plating, and only the most unique brands of eyewear in the city, book your appointment today to create your own look that sets you apart. Masks required.
(816) 333-6200 | opticalinnovationskc.com
AdventHealth Foundation is committed to providing philanthropic opportunities that support children and families through programs such as Britain Development. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Birth Center is where the highest number of new babies are delivered in the Kansas City area each year!
The AdventHealth Foundation would like to extend congratulations to Dr. Robert and Mrs. Linda Jackson, 2020 recipients of the Richard V. Edmonds Award for Exemplary Service. This award recognizes exceptional service to the Britain Development program at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, serving children with special needs from birth to age six. Dr. Jackson first became involved with the program when he started Shawnee Mission Pediatrics and met the founder and program namesake, Lee Ann Britain. The Jacksons have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure all children get the best start in life. Through that work Dr. Jackson became involved with the hospital’s charitable foundation and currently serves as its Chair. He has been a Director of AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission for over six years.
(913) 676-2055 | foundationforsmmc.org/contact