By: Christie Nordmeyer
Anyone who’s been through the wedding planning process knows that bridal party members are much more than just great accessories on your altar. They’re your cheerleaders on your search to finding the perfect gown. They talk you off the ledge when you and your parents can’t determine an agreeable budget. They throw you parties you’ll be talking about long after they’re gone. And in the final days, when all the madness ensues, they’re there to love you and help you. Needless to say, it’s hard to think of an adequate way to thank them for all they do during this super special, albeit stressful time in your life. So why not visit one of the best boutique shops for your bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts in Kansas City to show them that you really put some thought behind thanking them for their support?
Maybe you’re going for thoughtful, or funny. Maybe something unique, or just something cool that won’t break the already strained wedding budget. Sure, you can buy something cute and kitschy off Etsy. Or you can pretend as if you will find the time to craft something you saw on Pinterest. And then, with the miracle of Amazon Prime, even last minute gifters can get something in a 2-day timeframe. Yet, there IS a local option that you should know about. Lots of them, in fact. Not only are you likely to find something very personal, but we love supporting the heart and soul of these Kansas City shops. And with so many great shops in the area, why not gift your favorite people with a true Kansas City keepsake.
We’ve Compiled a List of the Best Boutique Shops for Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Gifts in Kansas City, here they are:
Made In KC
If you ever wanted to support local makers, Made In KC has given you the forum to do it. They wanted to provide some of KC’s greatest artists an opportunity to reach the outlying areas of town. It was so successful, they have now opened five shops and feature work of more than 300 artists. Is it us or is this as KC as it gets? And with a flood of new products all the time, you never know what you might find.
Locations: 8231 Corinth Mall, Prairie Village, KS 66208 (Corinth)
4155 N. Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116 (Briarcliff)
509 E. 18thStreet, Kansas City, MO 64108 (Crossroads)
5601 W. 135thStreet, Overland Park, KS 66223 (Prairiefire)
306 W. 47thStreet, Kansas City, MO 64112 (Plaza)
Contact: 913.652.6509 | MadeInKC.co
Mid Coast Modern
Located in the heart of Westport, this store screams KC Urban Chic. They proudly showcase the work of local makers, and their inventory includes indie home goods, artwork, apparel, jewelry, and even limited-edition goods. Warning: You might risk blowing the entire gift budget on stuff for yourself instead. So, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Location: 314 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
Contact: 816.599.4574 | MidCoastModernKC.com
If you like vintage, and you like antiques, then you’ll LOVE Bella Patina. Whatever your style, this 25,000 square foot space probably has it. We’re talking three floors that are priced to sell. When you’re looking for something that your party will love, and use, and then love some more, these are the gifts that keep on giving! And if you’re looking to learn a little crafting yourself, dare to have an alternate type of bridal shower with your favorite ladies through one of their crafting classes. Now, this is learning we love.
Location: 1320 W. 12thStreet, Kansas City, MO 64101
Contact: 816.599.3472 | BellaPatinaKC.com
Pryde’s Old Westport
Whether you have a lot of foodie fanatics in your lineup, or just want to create your own registry, you owe yourself a walk (or two) through Pryde’s Westport. A true Kansas City staple, every inch of wall-space here is eye candy for anyone who spends even a moment in the kitchen. In fact, we’d even put money on you finding something you never even knew existed. And when you talk about practical gifts that are as cute as they are useful, everyone wins!
Location: 115 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
Contact: 816.531.5588 | PrydesKitchen.com
Proud to be distinctly American, they operate with the core values of independence, choice, and your voice. They’re constantly uncovering the DNA of American culture and bring it to the public. However, don’t let their serious mission fool you. A lot of their products pack a hilarious punch. Between paper, goods, and gifts, you might just find more than you can pack in one of their signature bags. Suffice it to say, if humor is your love language, you owe yourself a trip to Fetch.
Location: 1101 Mulberry Street, Kansas City, MO 64101
Contact: 816.492.1426 | FetchKCMO.com
A Store Named Stuff
With featured products hand-picked monthly, this is a place you’ll want to frequent time and time again. They stock everything from artwork to candles to home décor, ceramics, and jewelry. They’re never short of gift ideas, and with such a selection, you might even find a different option for each of your ladies and gents. All in a one-stop-shop? Yes, please.
Location: 316 W. 63rdSt., Kansas City, MO 64113
Contact: 816.361.8222 | AStoreNamedStuff.com
Pink Antlers Studio
To say this is where class meets sass would be an understatement. With an eclectic mix of gifting goods, it really is like your modern day one-stop shop. From party supplies to gifts for everyone in your wedding, and then all of life’s big events thereafter, they have something for every occasion. One of the coolest new services they offer is offering in-home styling service. Now that you’re about to be married, they’ll ensure your home reflects a style that feels like the perfect hybrid of you two. And you’ll definitely want to get on their mailing list because we have a feeling you’ll be back. Again and again.
Location: 11531 Ash Street, Leawood, KS 66211
Contact: 913.296.8624 | PinkAntlers.com
Want personalized gifts? Check. Monogrammed bags for each of your beauties? Double check. This Country Club Plaza based modernized version of a Hallmark Crown Store is all the service standard you’ve grown to expect and a new look that will surprise and delight you. Come in with your ideas, and see what they kind of magic they can create!
Location: 4710 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
Contact: 816.931.4555 | hallmark.com
J’Adore Home & Garden
Maybe we’re biased or simply suckers for the finer things in life, but we dare you to walk into this store, and not buy something. It’s a feat we’ve yet to conquer. With home décor, the cutest (and most hilarious) collection of greeting cards, and Kansas City creations, they have an array of unique gifts that would make even the persnicketiness bridesmaid’s day!
Location: 400 E 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
In A Pinch Gifts
Forget Amazon Prime. The name says it all. It’s the perfect way to check off the gifts off your list, with the quality and options that make the receivers think they were your biggest priority. They have accessories. Bags. And candles galore. Cards, jewelry, and home décor. Shop online or step inside. Their wide array of options is what makes gifting that much more glorious.
Location: 7924 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
Contact: 636.875.0545 | in-a-pinch-gifts.myshopify.com
Whim Gift Boutique
Do you know those hilarious or perfectly timed gifts that your friend always seems to stumble upon? It’s likely she got it at Whim. They’re all about making your shopping experience unique and personal. From clothes to jewelry to kitchen accessories, and greeting cards, they’re stocked on stuff you literally won’t find anywhere else. In fact, they don’t even sell their wares online, so you truly get the personal shopping experience. One that will definitely translate into the perfect gift for your guys and girls.
Location: 880 NW Blue Pkwy, Ste. H, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Contact: 816.524.0041 | WhimGiftBoutique.com
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