It's been an amazing year here in Kansas City with the Royals winning the World Series, but I have to be honest, it's ALWAYS amazing here. I've put together a list of Kansas City gifts that are sure to please someone who lives here or that poor sap that moved away. All of these companies (except for the World Series wine that I couldn't resist) are local and show the flavor of what it's like to live in a town with really cool food, culture and artists. Enjoy
Our smallest fan deserves to be decked out in this onesie from Sandlot Goods. Printed on American Apparel® Short Sleeve One-Piece. Constructed from 100% Fine Ring-Spun Cotton it's $22.
If you want your man to stand out from the crowd and make a statement, you'll want to get socks from Sock 101. While I'm showing my KC Pride with these, there are lots to choose from, starting at $12.
This Bunkermade KCMO Unisex 3/4 sleeve shirt is not a World Series one that everyone will have and that in itself makes this a great gift. Better order now. It's $36 and ships in 1-3 weeks.
Who wouldn't want a Charlie Hustle KC hat? I've seen the shirts all over town, but this hat for $56 is a little more rare. Perfect to show KC Pride.
Who wouldn't want a Hand Stenciled doormat to show their hometown pride? From Urban Provisions, it's made to order for $30.
Also handmade locally, signs from Annie's Barn. You'll love this Royals sign but even if you're not a fan you need to check them out. They can personalize signs for weddings, a new baby or just to say hello when someone comes home. As pictured, this sign is $75, but there are other sizes and options available in their Etsy store.
Need a little bling for your tree? Two Turtles Paperie designed this $10 Royals ornament after the World Series Win. They have an amazing collection of custom cards, announcements, stationary and gift tags that you'll want to check out.
Another local artist you'll want to check out? Curious Nickel on Etsy. This KC Royals collage was created digitally with vintage images and textures. All of it was cut out using paper. You can order it in a variety of sizes.
What makes Red Dirt so cool? When you buy this KC Love Phone Case by Dan Padavic, you also fund a year of clean, safe water access For someone in need. This Kansas City shop is filled with amazing work by artists who want to give back and change the world.
You haven't tasted chocolate until you've savored Christopher Elbow's creations. The 16 piece collection is $34 and it's gluten-free (as if we didn't need to cheat on this).
Chocolate is always wonderful paired with coffee and the Roasterie makes the blends for some of the finest KC restaurants. This Single Serving Special comes with four individual servings each of 40 Sardines Blend, Betty's Recipe, Breakfast Blend, Classic Cup Cafe Blend, Full Vengeance Dark Blend and Kansas City Blend single serve cups. It comes in a Roasterie retro lunch pail for $60.18.
How about eight, ten ounce Boneless Ribeyes from Kansas City Steak Company? They're aged up to twenty-eight days and come with cooking directions. At $114.97, you can plan that dinner party right now.
What's Kansas City without a little BBQ. Send someone you love a gift basket or some rub. You can get this Arthur Bryant's Barbeque Combo Basket: 2 Bottles Original, 1 Bottle Seasoning Dry Rub, & Hot/Spicy Microwave Popcorn for $35.
Want to try a variety of KC BBQ sauces? You're in luck. For $75 you can try Gates Bar-B-Q Original Classic Sauce & Gates Bar-B-Q Original Classic Rub, Arthur Bryant's Original Barbecue Sauce, Cowtown Original Bar-B-Q Sauce (one of my faves) and Fiorella's Jack Stack KC Original Sauce & Fiorella's Jack Stack KC All Purpose Rub. Order the gift box here.
This World Series Champions 2015 Kansas City Royals Engraved Wine Bottle is $17.99 on eBay. Of course, you won't want to drink it because it may be a collector's item later.
And, of course you can wrap it all in this Kansas City Royals wrapping paper. Free shipping and it's $6.99.
Want to go simple? Please everyone with an AMC gift card. Didn't know they were based in Kansas City? Now you do.