In a world dominated by online shopping and same-day delivery, the magic of holiday shopping seems to slip away. This year, break away from the ordinary and rediscover the joy of gift-giving by shopping small in Overland Park. We've curated a list of seven local gems that boast handcrafted, unique items – treasures you won't find on major online retailers. Let Overland Park be your holiday haven, where you can win the crown for the most thoughtful gifts of the season.


Elite Comics | Ensemble | The General Store + Co. | Kindred | K&K Flyfishers | Made In KC | Tivol | The Family Tree Nursery | The Tasteful Olive | The Culinary Center of Kansas City | Andre`s | McNary's Furniture and Restoration


Elite Comics 

Embark on a journey into the world of comics at Elite Comics, a steadfast presence in Overland Park for 29 years. From rare comic books to introducing the next generation to the joy of comics, Elite Comics is a must-visit destination. Open even on Christmas Eve, it's your gateway to a universe of captivating stories and collector's items. 


rack of comic books at elite comics in overland park


This enchanting boutique specializing in women's clothing and accessories, situated in Downtown Overland Park. Upon entering, you're greeted by a vibrant display of bright and airy colors that define the boutique's ambiance, complemented by their collection of seasonal and budget-friendly styles. The walls showcase playful and feminine interpretations of the newest trends, accompanied by a selection of shoes, jewelry, and hair accessories. 

The General Store + Co.

A Downtown Overland Park staple, The General Store + Co. offers a delightful mix of practical everyday items and unique gifts. Discover thoughtfully curated products from local makers, ensuring that your gift is not just special but also serves a purpose. Coasters with mistaken song lyrics, anyone? 


general store


For the fashion-forward woman in your life, Kindred at Oak Park Mall is a haven of stylish clothes, accessories, and home decor. With pieces curated from 17 local vendors, this boutique ensures you find the perfect accessory or chic dress. Make your Oak Park Mall trip memorable with a visit to Kindred.

K&K Flyfishers

Discover the joy of fly fishing at K&K Flyfishers, where you'll find everything you need for this serene and fulfilling hobby. From local fishing spots to classes for beginners, K&K Flyfishers is your gateway to a world of angling adventures. Dream big with their hosted trips to scenic destinations like the Rockies, Alaska, or the Bahamas. 

K&K Flyfisher

Made in KC 

Founded in 2015, Made in KC is a celebration of local artists and designers. From Charlie Hustle T-shirts to Nickel and Suede earrings, explore a collection of unique, high-quality, and Kansas City-centric items. Each purchase not only supports a local business but also individual artists and makers. 

McNary’s Furniture and Restoration 

Step into McNary’s Furniture and Restoration in Downtown Overland Park to discover custom, unique pieces of furniture. Unlike mass-produced alternatives, each item here tells a story. Whether you have a specific project in mind or simply want a distinctive home accessory, McNary’s is the place to be. 


McNary Furniture


With a legacy dating back to 1910, Tivol is a family-owned jeweler offering an extraordinary shopping experience. Explore their fine jewelry collection and experience the excellent customer service that has made them a go-to destination for over a century. 



The Family Tree Nursery 

Escape the winter blues at The Family Tree Nursery, featuring a new coffee shop, Café Equinox, inside their greenhouse. Explore a world of greenery, sip on coffee from Thou Mayest roasters, and find inspiration in their creative plant displays. A family-owned plant nursery since 1964, it's a one-stop-shop for gardening needs. 

The Tasteful Olive 

For aspiring chefs and food lovers, The Tasteful Olive is a culinary paradise. Dive into a selection of over 60 fresh olive oils, gourmet oils, naturally-flavored balsamic vinegars, spices, sauces, olives, and pastas. Don't forget to ask about their cooking classes for the perfect foodie gift. 


The Tasteful Olive

The Culinary Center of Kansas City 

Let The Culinary Center of Kansas City simplify your gift-giving for the aspiring chef or baker on your list. Browse their selection of cutting boards, spices, knives, and kitchen gadgets. Seek advice from professional chefs on staff to ensure you choose the perfect gift for the kitchen enthusiast in your life. 


Indulge your sweet tooth at André's - Overland Park, where expertly crafted desserts await. A third-generation Swiss family of confiseurs brings you delicate chocolate-covered pastries, ornately decorated cakes, and irresistible chocolates. With a history dating back to 1955, André's is a local treasure that promises a delectable experience. 

This holiday season, make your gift-giving memorable by embracing the charm of local shops in Overland Park. From unique finds and handcrafted treasures to delightful experiences, these businesses embody the spirit of the season. Step away from the ordinary and discover the joy of supporting local, one thoughtful gift at a time. Unwrap joy in Overland Park, where every purchase tells a story and every shop holds a piece of the community's heart.