The holiday shopping season is in full swing! Our Kansas I-70 communities have so many small businesses that would love your support. We’ve compiled a list to help you get started.

Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas is a city of makers, artists, crafters and creators.  From barbecue rubs and sauces to one-of-a-kind marbles, you’ll enjoy shopping for curated handmade gifts from our local business community.  Here’s a list of tips on ways can shop and dine locally in KCK: support local kck (


Shop local this holiday season at one of Shawnee’s boutiques. Embellish Boutique, Pink Charming, I Heart Local, ShananiGanns, By B Boutique, and The Doll Cradle offer a great selection of gifts including clothing, home décor, accessories, team sports gear, dolls and doll clothes.  Skip worrying about delivery times this year and stop by one of these great locally owned boutique stores.


The Miracle on Main Street $1000 Giveaway

For every $25 you spend at a participating Main Street Store, Restaurant, or Service on Saturday, Nov. 27th, your name will go into a drawing for one of 10 $100 bundles of Main Street Bucks!  Contact the Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information. 

Bonner Springs

Discover the small town charm of Downtown Bonner Springs! We invite you to explore, experience and enjoy the unique shops and locally owned restaurants of Downtown Bonner Springs where you will enjoy unhurried shopping and small town service. Fashion accessories, clothing, home and vintage décor, antique and collectibles, fabrics, pets, toys and marbles await your arrival! Take Exit 32 from K-7 Highway, right on 32 Highway. Shops located on Front Street/32 Hwy, Oak Street, Cedar Street, and the 100 block of North Nettleton.


The local shops of Lawrence are a part of what makes the city so unmistakable. When you shop locally, not only do you support the community, but you often get to interact with friendly shop owners with a passion for providing the best shopping experience possible. Look no further than the local shops of Lawrence for specialty items like international or hyper-local foods, vintage action figures, baked goods for your pup, your favorite music on vinyl, and so much more!

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Winery, Claymama’s Art Workshop, and Bald Eagle Mercantile. After touring Lecompton’s museums, come visit our downtown merchants!


Shop local this holiday season in Topeka, KS! Serious shoppers have reason to celebrate. Explore Topeka’s unique specialty shops and charming antique stores, or enjoy retail favorites at one of our many shopping centers sprinkled around town. From quality clothing boutiques and gourmet food marts, to art and antique shops, Topeka has you covered for your shopping needs. Holiday shopping including local makers and Topeka Flag merch starts now and many special events can be found throughout the city of Topeka on November 27 for “Small Business Saturday.”


There’s no place like local here in Manhattan, Kansas. Home to several different shopping districts we have all you need to shop till you drop! Start your shopping trip in our historic Downtown. Stroll down Poyntz Avenue to Winged Lion or Pine & Plaid for a jump start on your holiday shopping. Then head over to the oldest shopping district in Kansas, Aggieville. As you peruse around Moro Street visit Acme Gift and Acme Local to remind yourself “Kansas, it’s not that bad.” Make sure you don’t leave out Westloop shopping center. Here you’ll find the perfect home décor at 1419 Mercantile or your new favorite pair of running shoes at Manhattan Running Company. So come shop small in Manhattan. We promise you’ll leave with big findings!”

Junction City

Junction City is gearing up for their 10 Days of Christmas events beginning on Friday, November 26th. For more information visit the Junction City Chamber Website.


Christmas is right around the corner, and with many concerns about shortages and shipping delays, now is the time to start your shopping.

Tuesdays are now TOYSdays in Abilene! Shop for quality children’s toys at RHV HardwareRivendell BookstoreLumber House, True Value, and other great businesses, including Trollslända – a unique popup toy store from Lindsborg.

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Salina Downtown is a place where you can not only dine and shop with friends, but gather for historic car cruises, parades, and family fun runs. Our pedestrian friendly atmosphere encourages you to explore, experience, and enjoy what Salina Downtown has to offer!


Weihnachtsfest is a time to celebrate Christmas in Downtown Russell. Shop the stores, shop vendors, enjoy Carriage Rides, pictures with Santa, promotions, Festival of Green Cheer, Santa Drawing, Christmas Brass Quintet performance, giveaways and more. This event is for the whole family!


With the holiday season just around the corner, it might be a good idea to start working on your holiday shopping list! In Hays you’ll be amazed at all the different options to keep your money local and support the local economy. With an ever-changing selection of stylish looks, Simply Charmed and Couture for Men can help you find the perfect gift for anyone in your family. If you prefer to grab a bite to eat and shop at the same time, head over to one of our amazing breweries. At both Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co. and Defiance Downtown you’ll find a great selection of apparel to show off to your friends and family – and nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a growler of locally brewed craft beer.

Remember, shopping local not only helps our communities grow, but it also helps a local business owner make their dream come true.  


Bring your holiday shopping lists to the Trego County Fairgrounds to find gifts for everyone on your “good” list. Trego County’s independent home-based business community will be opening their “stores” at 9am for the 21st Annual Christmas Bazaar. You’ll find handcrafted items, special order products, and so much more!


Rise and shine in Oakley and start your day at Sunshine Bakery.  Grab a donut, breakfast sandwich or a specialty coffee drink before you head into downtown where you’ll fine a gem of a quilt shop.  Whether you quilt or not, visiting the Smoky River Quilt Shoppe is a treat.  The building is beautiful, inside and out, and the fabric selection and quilting accessories will offer something for every quilter.  And, don’t leave town without stopping in to Everything’s a Bloomin’ to pick up a special gift.  The store is full of, well, just a bit of everything including home décor, t-shirts and floral arrangements for any occasion.  There are also treasures to be found in our local hardware store and the hair salons.   Downtown Oakley offers local charm, friendly people and things you just won’t find at a big box or mega-store.


For your unique and beautiful gifts this Christmas, be sure to shop Downtown Colby. We have everything from fun household decorations to classic gifts.


We invite you to explore and experience the unique shops and locally owned restaurants of Downtown Goodland where you will enjoy unhurried shopping and small town service. Lou Lou’s Boutique offers woman’s clothing & accessories, girl’s clothing, gifts, home décor and more. Jacque’s Hallmark provides greeting cards and a variety of gifts.