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Kansas City Holiday Gift Guide

A Macaroni KID Holiday Gift Guide for Kansas City Families

By Melissa Basgall,Editor and Publisher, Macaroni KID November 18, 2021

In this guide you'll find stocking stuffers, boutique shops, experience gift cards, and other ideas for the whole family! We encourage you to try and buy holiday gifts EARLY and from local stores, businesses, and artists. Below you'll find a fantastic list of local favorites that are sure to bring cheer to everyone in your life, and on your holiday shopping list! 



Evie Pearl Handmade is owned by Jenni Shields. I am a midwest mama who loves Reese’s and 90s hiphop! This little shop has been open for 2.5 years. It was inspired by my daughter Evie Pearl. I learned to sew once she was born 9 years ago. My first project was her nursery curtains and then it turned into all of the hair accessories for her. I have a passion for creating and accessories. You will find so many hair accessories here at Evie Pearl Handmade. Evie Pearl Handmade is all about hair accessories for the modern babe, girl & mama. We strive for beautiful handmade quality and wonderful customer service. We also offer a monthly bow subscription. New bows delivered right to your doorstep. I love seeing your babes create memories in the accessories I’ve handmade in my very own home. Thanks for supporting my shop and shopping small! 







Brew Lab is: a brewery, taproom and kitchen, Kansas City's ONLY YouBrew, where you can become the brewmaster for a day, AND the area's favorite home brew supply store. Enjoy our hand-crafted beers alongside elevated American and Tex-Mex fare, with $5 Happy Hour specials from 3:30 to 6:00 Tuesday through Friday, and all day Sunday. Ask us about hosting your special event for up to 150 guests! And for the beer-curious, Brew Lab is the exclusive home of YouBrew, the brewing experience that puts you and your friends at the helm of your own brewing operation. You can choose your own beer style and recipe, and with the assistance of your personal brewing specialist, you'll create up to 15 gallons of your own unique craft. Return in 2 weeks for bottling, and you'll return home with plenty of beer and stories to share! Whether you brew at home or with us, we spend every waking moment devoted to helping you craft the best beer you've ever made — the best ingredients, the best equipment, and the most fun you'll have making beer.









Three ways to gift Dream Dinners!

DREAM DINNERS DELIVERED

Ship four delicious dinners directly to their home. *Available in select states and zip codes.

DINNER FOR A NIGHT

Add an extra meal or two to your monthly order to gift. Want to gift them more? Place a home delivery order from one of our assembly kitchens.

GIFT CARD

Not sure what meals they would enjoy. A Dream Dinners gift card is the perfect solution.







Crown Center is full of your favorite holiday traditions. From ice-skating beneath the towering Mayor’s Christmas Tree on Crown Center Square to visiting Santa at Santa’s Gingerbread Station, there is something for everyone. Bring your friends and family to shop, eat and make holiday memories!







Nestled in the scenic Kansas countryside just a stone's throw from downtown, our open air farm winery and pumpkin patch plays host to a variety of activities throughout the year aimed at helping you create cherished memories together with your loved ones. From oversized yard games, live music in the vines, and food trucks offered to guests 21+ on weekends at the farm to our annual Winter Wonderland walk through holiday light display open to the entire family, there is truly something for everyone at the KCPP farm. Give the gift of a fun experience this Christmas, now offering gift cards, KC Wine Co and KC Pumpkin Patch swag, and your favorite assortment of delicious boozy treats (for legal drinkers only) at the farm to help you with all of your gift giving needs. Visit our website for more information on events, activities, and opportunities throughout each season and be sure to connect with us on social media for more fun. 







We create homemade, non-toxic sensory dough and themed sensory kits! Perfect to let kid’s create and allow their imaginations to run wild. With a variety of themes and fun holiday offerings we have something for every kid on your list! 







+ What we are

Positive + Nutritious + Educational

  • An indoor educational play environment
  • A wellness café
  • A celebration space.

+ Memberships 

Daily Pass -

$19 / 1 child / $19 per child

$25 / 2 children / $12.50 per child

$32 / 3 children / $10.66 per child 

$38 / 4 children / $9.50 per child

$44 / 5 children / $8.80 per child

Monthly Membership

$49/ 1 child / per month

$69/ 2 children / per month

$89/ 3+ children / per month

6 Month Membership Commitment 

$39 / 1 child / per month

$59 / 2 children / per month

$79 / 3+ children / per month

Memberships include 2 hours of play per day. Unlimited days.







Grab your crew and get out of the house for a fun and safe outdoor adventure! Turn Kansas City into a giant game board with this interactive, fun scavenger hunt adventure from Urban Adventure Quest! And best of all, this activity is Covid-friendly, allowing you to maintain social distancing as there is no interaction with other people necessary.

Urban Adventure Quest combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Just $26 per team makes this deal a can't miss opportunity!

A Quest is perfect for families. You can also break your larger group into smaller teams to compete against one another! You can play an Urban Adventure Quest anytime - 365 days a year. There are no set times or dates, no tour guides to meet, and no one to check in with at the starting location. 



Make this year's milestones even more memorable and celebrate BIG with decor as unique as they are from Build a Head! What better way to spice up any graduation, birthday party, wedding, shower, party, sporting event or corporate outing.

Imagine the surprise of seeing their face light up - all over the place! Turn the festivities up and make the guest of honor the larger than life of the party with these one-of-a-kind products.

  • Face cutouts in four sizes - big, huge, giant and the most biggest
  • Life-sized cutouts made from high-quality water-resistant vinyl in seven sizes up to 6' tall
  • Wrapping paper for birthdays, holidays or just for fun
  • Custom cupcake toppers 
  • Yard letters, ornaments, keychains and more!

It's super easy and crazy fast. Simply select your item, upload your photo and Build a Head will do the rest.

Make it a memory they'll never forget and take the celebration from ordinary to extraordinary with up to 73% off custom products at Build a Head!



Snuggle up to your memories in a Project Repat T-shirt quilt!

Do you have piles of T-shirts that represent special events or memories in your life that you can't bear to part with? Perhaps you're looking for a meaningful gift to commemorate the high school or college years of a special graduate, or a unique birthday or holiday gift for someone special? Project Repat takes your T-shirt memories and creates high quality, affordable quilts that provide a lifetime usable keepsake. 

Project Repat has made more than 500,000 t-shirt quilts for very happy customers around the country. Their t-shirt quilts are made in the USA and start at just $53 with this special CertifiKID offer. You won’t find a higher quality, more affordable t-shirt quilt!

Project Repat takes a perfect square from each of your shirts, using the BEST parts of the shirts, and sews them together on the front of the T-shirt quilt. They can use T-shirts, dry fit shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, polos, flannel, button downs, and basically anything that's soft and has enough fabric to use. Each yard recycles 23 plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfills!

Quilts starting at $53!



Engage your young Roblox or Minecraft fan with CodaKid's award-winning online kids Roblox Coding Bundle or Minecraft Coding Bundle! Or grab them BOTH!

CodaKid's Roblox Coding Bundle teaches kids how to create incredible Roblox games using Roblox Studio and the Lua programming language.   CodaKid's Minecraft Coding Bundle teaches kids how to create incredible Minecraft Mods using Eclipse IDE and the Java programming language. Courses can be taken on your schedule and include access to their friendly team of highly experienced instructors through messaging and screen share.

Purchase the Roblox course with our amazing CertifiKID deal for 50% off the regular price of a 1-year online course subscription and you'll receive 12-15 hours of interactive lessons, including coding instructional videos, quizzes, and bonus material. The Roblox Coding Bundle includes 6 courses that teach kids how to make Obby games, Adventure maps, Racing games, Tycoon games, Advanced Obbies, and Battle Royale "Fortnite-style" games.

Purchase the Minecraft course with our amazing CertifiKID deal for 55% off the regular price of a 1-year online Minecraft coding course subscription and you'll receive 80+ hours of interactive student projects, including coding instructional videos, quizzes, and bonus material. The Minecraft Coding Bundle includes 14 courses that teach kids how to make incredible custom mods for Minecraft, including custom swords, biomes, creatures, and more.


Recommended for ages 8 and up, this makes the perfect gift for your young techie!



Sketch here, sculpt there, paint anywhere! Inspire their love of art with an incredible virtual experience designed to inspire creativity and foster learning with an all-access pass from Young Art.

Young Art offers live classes 7 days per week, both after school and on weekends. Each class, led by an engaging live art instructor, guides a variety of skill-building lessons with step-by-step instructions and encourages students to interact with each other and ask questions.

Choose from a range of class options for ages 4+ including:

  • Fashion Design
  • Clay sculpting
  • Pencil sketching
  • Digital Art
  • Crafting & more!

In addition to live classes, students can also access Young Art's entire library of on-demand video lessons at anytime from anywhere.

Creative expression through art has never been easier. Keep them learning and engaged and save with Young Art's All-Access Pass.



It's your life... print it or lose it. In the blink of a click, capture your story from Facebook, Instagram or Google Photos and turn it into a beautiful keepsake book from My Social Book!

Can you imagine losing these precious memories? You never know if a technical glitch could cause you to lose all of your photos and posts, plus there's no guarantee that either service will keep them forever. This is the perfect way to remember life's moments as they happened. Step back into time and revisit what you were wearing, thinking and feeling at the time. Think of it like the yearbook for grownups. Without a doubt, a display worthy book to put on your coffee table or bookshelf.

From the smallest moments to the biggest celebrations, include them all in a gorgeous keepsake printed on semi-gloss paper nestled between a customized glossy finish soft cover 8"x10" book. Automatically fill with your Facebook posts or connect your Instagram or Google Photos account and watch your feed be turned into a gorgeous memoir that prints your online grid or brings stored pictures to life!

Relive every wonderful detail as if it were yesterday and make sure your pictures are safe and forever reachable. What are you waiting for? Don't let those memories get lost, turn them into a timeless keepsake with My Social Book!



Once you have kids, relaxing vacations become a distant memory. But with this exciting new CertifiKID offer, you can travel with the kids AND enjoy a relaxing vacation at the family-friendly   Franklyn D. Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica! We've all heard the urban legend about "that resort in Jamaica with the nannies" and now CertifiKID is making that myth a reality with this AMAZING deal!

Escape to the clear blue waters of the Caribbean and enjoy a 3-night stay at the all-inclusive FDR Resort. The package includes accommodations in a 2-bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms (yes - a separate bedroom AND full bathroom for the kids!), a private balcony, a kitchenette, free Wi-Fi, all meals and snacks and top-shelf alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Have breakfast, lunch and dinner daily at any of the on-site restaurants, satisfy picky eaters with the dedicated Kidz Buffet, and enjoy all-day availability of jerk chicken and other delicious Jamaican fare at the poolside grill. 

AND NOW THE BEST PART! Each family receives their very own nanny, a qualified member of the warm and attentive FDR staff, specially trained and CPR-certified and assigned specifically to your family for the duration of your stay. She'll be with your family from 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. each day, available to participate in activities with the family, keep your kids entertained while you take advantage of adult activities like spa treatments, scuba diving or a game of golf nearby, or tidy up the room and stock the fridge while you are away. She'll be your personal vacation assistant, removing the hassles and bother from your holiday, which translates to peace of mind and relaxation for you. For a nominal hourly fee (and advance notice), your nanny can also be available in the evenings so you can enjoy the adults-only restaurants and activities.  

For a full list of what's included in your stay, click HERE.