Skip the Registry: 5 Places to Find Wedding Gifts in Kansas City

Congratulations! Your college roommate/childhood friend/coworker/acquaintance with a huge budget is getting married soon. You’ve already RSVPed, checked the box for the vegetarian meal, and sent in your song request, but now you have to find a gift.

Yes, the happy couple is likely registered somewhere (and sometimes they really do want that set of monogrammed champagne glasses), but if you want to buy something a little more personal, getting a gift off the registry feels weird. Besides, if you know this person really well, you will probably be buying a few other gifts for the various parties that come with getting married. And if it’s not a wedding, it’s a baby shower.

Whatever the need, keep scrolling to see the best places in Kansas City to find a unique gift.

 

1. Golden & Pine | 633 E 63rd St.

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Photo courtesy of @jessicacain

Perfect for that friend who always has the best cheese plate and the most instagram-worthy home, Golden & Pine features handmade items ranging from candles and soaps to pillows, linens and even furniture if you’re feeling generous. The kitchen items alone will make you regret ever buying off a registry. G&P owner, Stephanie Agne, seeks out handcrafted goods from all over the world so it may not always be local, but you can be sure it was made with care.

 

2. Fetch | 1101 Mulberry St.

 
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Photo courtesy of @fetchkcmo

 

Yeah, I’m trying to make Fetch happen, but can you blame me? If Golden & Pine is the hostess with the mostess, Fetch is its quick-witted best friend who brings the wine. You can find gifts and goodies all with a personality of their own, like candles that smell like feelings (yes, please) and coffee mugs that say what you’re really thinking. Bonus: they frequently host fun events in their space, like wreath-making and tarot card-reading.

 

3. Pryde’s | 115 Westport Rd.

 
 Photo by Grace Pritchett

Photo by Grace Pritchett

 

If there is a home goods paradise, it exists in Pryde’s. With walls of bright dishware, bundt cake pans, and quirky oven mitts, Pryde’s has everything you need to stock a kitchen. They feature plenty of handmade goods alongside brands like KitchenAid, Le Creuset, and Lodge. Plus, they have a gift registry! Visit Pryde’s today to see why they call themselves the hardware store for cooks.

 

4. Made in Kansas City | Multiple locations, see list

 
 Photo by Anna Petrow

Photo by Anna Petrow

 

I mean, the name says it all. If you’re looking for a locally made gift, Made in Kansas City is the place to be. I would even argue they’re the largest collection of locally-made goods in town, with more than 200 artists, designers, and makers. MIKC features items like barware, home decor, prints, and even locally made food and drink. If you want something seriously one-of-a-kind, check out their online marketplace with even more KC-based makers.

 

5. Westside Storey | 1701 Summit St.

 
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Photo courtesy of @westsidestorey

 

Stepping into Westside Storey feels like you’re stepping into your cool grandfather’s house, minus the bowl of hard candy. They feature Kansas City-based makers with a mix of vintage items to give the store its Westside charm. With apparel, accessories, unique art, and the best KC-themed onesies, you’ll have the perfect purchase before you know it. Stop by Westside Storey to buy gifts for the coolest kids in town.

 

Bonus: Kansas City Box | www.kansascitybox.com

 
 Photo by Grace Pritchett

Photo by Grace Pritchett

 

Like unexpectedly finding a prize in your cereal, Kansas City Box is the best discovery when looking for locally sourced gifts. With options like Taste of KC and the Little One Box, Kansas City Box makes curated gifts for everyone on your list, and the ability to customize products to fit their personality. Order in bulk for bridal parties, corporate events, or just a random Tuesday because these boxes are so damn cool. They seek out makers and crafters in the Midwest, so you know you’re getting thoughtful, handmade products.