Pack Your Sleigh With Local Gifts From Martin City Retailers!

Skip the malls and big-box stores and spend an afternoon in Martin City shopping locally in one of our neighborhood stores! The following local retail stores are at the top of Santa’s list.

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 zipping around and passing the time during the winter break from school. Cool, compact and comfortable — fun doesn’t get much more fun than this! Meanwhile, moms and dads who love motorcycles will find a huge variety. Off-road, pavement, they’re all there. Sleek and stylish scooters are popular this year too, promising a Christmas to remember.

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“We’re seeing a lot of year-end purchases of ATVs too,” says General Manager Nick Mosakowski. “People like to put snow blades on them to clear the driveway during the winter. There are so many jobs these side by side and other ATVs can handle. They’re really great, practical tools. They’re fun to drive, too!”

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2. Gilded Lily

Your holiday shopping isn’t finished until you’ve toured Gilded Lily, nestled in a historic 1905 house in the heart of Martin City. As soon as you step onto the landmark property just east of the train tracks, you’ll be greeted by metallic reindeer, oversized jingle bells, ornaments, and darling figurines rich in old-world nostalgia.

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Step inside and you can’t help but drift toward the season’s best sellers including elegant perfumes, gourmet holiday treats and vintage wreaths, tabletop Santas, and tiny trees bursting with seasonal color. The Christmas atmosphere abounds at Gilded Lily where owner Debbie Beachner is known for handcrafting stunning displays throughout the entire house. “It’s the best time of the year to visit,” says Beachner. “Come by and boost your holiday spirit!”

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3. The Sharper Edge

Right next to Gilded Lily, 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 find truly special holiday gifts in the form of stylish statues, wall decorations, and garden stones.

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

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4. KC Running Company Store

Runners across Kansas City know KC Running Company is one-stop shopping for race event coordination and personal running equipment. The Martin City business is a trusted resource for runners and walkers of all levels. You see them popping in these days for all the extras that make stocking stuffers and perfectly practical gifts. Metallic tags are flying off the shelf right now, offering a stylish accent on water bottles and just about anything else with a sticker-friendly surface. Hats, gloves, sunglasses, and a spectrum of shirts and sweats are also in demand just in time for Christmas.

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5. Habitat-For-Humanity 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. Appliances, furniture, light fixtures, wall art, even throw pillows. It’s a big box store experience without the big box prices.

It’s a huge win for everyone involved,” says ReStore Vice President David Krumbholz. “There really is no downside and the shopping opportunities are truly remarkable.”

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There’s plenty to buy, taste, and experience in Martin City and we appreciate your willingness to buy from local retailers so they can keep their doors open for many years to come!  Happy Holidays!