This weekend we were excited to attend CRAFT in Kansas City. We had a blast at the inaugural two-day pop-up shop hosted by Chick Events and Recommended Daily. The event struck a great balance between vintage and handmade goods and delicious sips and bites to eat. We loved meeting the friendly vendors and tackling some of our early holiday shopping all in on place. This year we’re shopping local and on the hunt for local brands that are creating some of our favorite things to share with our friends and family. From motivational prints, to leather goods, handmade jewelry, and home goods – we certainly found something for everyone on our list. Need some inspiration as you begin shopping? You can’t go wrong with shopping local at these six Kansas City companies this holiday season.
Guide to Shop Local This Holiday Season
Cat Coquillette is creating beautiful and inspiring hand drawn designs with watercolor and ink. From prints to cards and apparel – her patterns serve as beautiful art for your home, office, and attire. We particularly loved her inspiring #girlboss prints that included quotes like “though she be but little she is fierce” and “killin’ it.” We can’t wait to gift these to our most inspiring and successful friends.
Sandlot Goods are an excellent way to celebrate our Kansas City pride. From “Made in KC” tees to expertly crafted leather goods – we love everything they have to offer. If you’re looking for a gift for the guy in your life, you’re sure to find a stylish leather wallet or baseball-inspired coasters to catch his interest. We also adore their handcrafted leather journals to jot down inspiration as it strikes!
Lauren Heim Celebrations brings gift options perfect for home. Hand drawn lettering is used to create striking wall décor that we absolutely love. Got a gallery wall at home? These designs would make the perfect addition. Decorating the nursery? Get a custom design with your baby’s name! Plus with options like tea towels, scarfs, and prints – there’s something for everyone on your list to appreciate.
Tammy Smith Design creates beautiful graphics for wherever your heart desires. While we’re particularly fond of the plaza lights tea towels – she creates designs for friends and family in every state and even across the globe. We love the bright aesthetics that remind us of the landmarks of our favorite places. Plus get a custom wedding tea towel set for your newly wed friends or something for the beer lover in your life.
Earthen Vessel Handmade creates unique jewelry and more. They include natural materials such as leather, rock, and antlers to provide unique designs. We loved the hand stitched leather pouches, geometric jewelry, and repurposed maps for home décor. We can’t wait to gift these arrowhead necklaces for a unique way to show some Kansas City pride.
Shine Candle Co.
Shine Candle Co. uses essential oils to create delicious smelling candles to meet all of your moods. From Brave, to Alert, to Relax there is something for everyone to love. Using 100% pure essential oil soy candles Shine Candle Co. creates clean design with an allergen-free approach that we can really get behind.
Make sure to check back later this week – we’ll be covering all of our favorite tastes from CRAFT. Yum!
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Disclosure: The Craft tickets were provided at no cost for me to use. Opinions and the choice to review are 100% my own! I was not financially compensated for writing this blog post.