Skip the cookie-cutter malls and big box store scramble! Spend an afternoon in Martin City enjoying the scenery, grabbing a bite to eat, and browsing gifts in a charming community of local business owners. These opportunities are at the top of Santa’s hotlist:

Rev Up a Holiday Thrill at Reno’s Powersports KC

Imagine their faces when something from Reno’s rolls up on Christmas morning! How about a kid size all-terrain vehicle for exploring wide open acres and passing time during the winter break from school? Meanwhile, can’t you just see mom zipping off to run errands on a slick and stylish scooter? And watch out dad. You won’t be able to resist getting caught in a Spyder web. Just look at these three-wheeled masterpieces ready to inspire Gotham City adventures.

Three-wheeled Spyders deliver a thrilling holiday gift.

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ATVs for kids and adults designed for all kinds of fun and work.

Shine up a scooter for a classy ride in 2023.

Delight Them With Iconic Art From The Sharper Edge.

Winter is no match for the year-round opportunities at The Sharper Edge. The home and garden specialty business is known for its ultra-premium concrete edging. But this time of year, The Sharper Edge is a great place to score truly special holiday gifts in the form of stylish statues, wall decorations, and garden stones. Give a gift like no other and they’ll enjoy it every single day.

A world of creative gift giving awaits you at The Sharper Edge.

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“Our Garden Center is really booming right now too,” says owner Bob Stewart. “It may be December, but many people are busy cultivating indoor gardens and we have all the specialty equipment and materials to support them.”

Dash to KC Running Company to Stuff Stockings.

Runners and walkers across Kansas City know KC Running Company is one-stop shopping for race event coordination, personal equipment, and custom orthotics. You see them popping in these days for all the extras that make stocking stuffers and perfectly practical gifts. Hats, gloves, sunglasses, and a spectrum of clever graphic shirts are flying off the shelf just in time for Christmas. Hot tip: HOKA® brand shoes are a big hit right now with teachers and nurses. And anyone can slide into a pair of OOFOS for comfort that makes every casual step super soft.

OOFOS are a lounging luxury.

“Workers on their feet all day love the feel of HOKAs” — Tyler Schneider, KC Running Company Store.

Spend a Little and Get a Lot at Habitat ReStore

You won’t find prices like these anywhere else — no, really. All merchandise inside Habitat ReStore in Martin City is donated and marked for quick sale to raise money for the amazing charitable work going on at Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. We’re not talking hand-me-downs. ReStore sells top notch excess building materials and home furnishings ranging from appliances and furniture to light fixtures and even throw pillows. It’s a big box store experience without the big box prices. What’s especially hot during the holidays? Artistic prints, mirrors, and other wall decor. 

Don’t miss the Saturday, December 17th event — 25% off just about everything all day!

Big wall art ideas to fit small budgets at Habitat ReStore.

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Appliances are always a good holiday gift at home.

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Pour On the Holiday Spirit.

There’s just something fun and festive about wandering through Martin City’s Lukas Wine and Spirits Superstore during the holidays. They’ve got it ALL. Santa’s head spins while trying to choose between top shelf spirits, luxury wines, and miles of beer stacked by the case and showcased by the bottle. Ask for a Beer Advent Calender, and maybe with a little Christmas magic, there just might be one left. Or, how about a bottle of Red Kingdom Vodka, and a candy cane full of Fireball? 🔥

Toast Kansas City’s winning team!

The sweetest Christmas candy idea — with a kick!

Mmmm, salted caramel Royal Crown by the fire.

Over at Pina Wine & Spirits on our neighborhood’s east side, they’re getting ready for their wildly popular allocated bourbon sale. Mark your calendar for December 22. People lined up last year starting at midnight! Yep, it’s true. A limited supply of big brands at low prices is just right for stunning stocking stuffing.

“This is the biggest event of the year and we’re making it even better this year for our loyal customers.” — Jimmy Patel, Pina Wine & Spirits

Treat ‘em to a Night on the Town in Martin City

Want to give the best of our neighborhood in one quick shot? Stop by one of our famed Martin City restaurants to pick up a gift card that will light up eyes and tempt taste buds. A relaxing stroll through an historic neighborhood, a friendly hometown atmosphere, and a wonderfully authentic meal are included in every gift card purchase 🙂

Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse and other Martin City restaurants are offering holiday gift cards.

Of course, there are all kinds of treasures waiting to be discovered at other neighborhood stops like Sidelines and Gilded Lily, so plan your holiday shopping trip to Martin City today and expect to spend some extra time! You can even drop the kids for holiday fun at Eagles Gymnastics while you knock out your shopping on December 21st from 12pm until 4pm (registration required). Have a great time and a Merry Christmas in Martin City! And don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Bakeshop!