As the Christmas season approaches, these charming towns transform into winter wonderlands, offering unique shopping experiences that go beyond the typical mall expedition. This Christmas, consider exploring local businesses for gifts that are as special as the season itself.

Thorne House of Cards - For collectors and card game aficionados, Thorne House of Cards beckons. Located on North 6th Street, this store is a treasure trove of cards and memorabilia. From rare collectible cards to nostalgic items, you're sure to find the perfect gift for the card game enthusiast in your life. The welcoming atmosphere and knowledgeable staff make the shopping experience both enjoyable and memorable.

Thorne House of Cards

Welcome to Thorne House Cards & Collectibles LLC! We are an independently owned and operated 'buy, sell, trade' retailer that specializes in pop culture NOSTALGIA! Our sincerest hope is that when you walk in, we can get…

Junque Drawer – A delightful store offering a curated collection of unique items. From handmade crafts to vintage finds, the Junque Drawer is a haven for those seeking one-of-a-kind gifts. The store's commitment to supporting local artisans ensures that your purchases contribute to the community. For an eclectic mix of gifts, this is the place to be.

C & C Clothing - Stands as a local fashion hub, offering a curated selection of trendy and timeless apparel for residents and visitors alike. Known for its friendly atmosphere and personalized service, the boutique showcases a diverse range of clothing that caters to various styles and preferences. With a commitment to quality and a keen eye for the latest fashion trends, C & C Clothing has become a go-to destination for those seeking stylish wardrobe essentials in the heart of Lecompton.

Au Marche - Au Marche stands out as a shopping destination that transcends traditional holiday offerings. Au Marche brings you a selection of global goods that are as ethically sourced as they are beautiful. From handmade crafts to artisanal gifts, this store offers a unique shopping experience that aligns with the spirit of the season.

Au Marché

Au Marché is proud to stock European food and bath-and-beauty items that are not easily found in most American grocery stores. We cater to people who are looking for a taste of their homeland, or for a sentimental…

Gemini Shop / Salt Spa -For a truly rejuvenating shopping experience, head to the Gemini Shop/ Salt Spa in Merriam. This unique establishment combines a salt spa with a carefully curated shop featuring crystals, gemstones, and spiritual items. The calming ambiance and holistic offerings make this a perfect stop for finding gifts that promote well-being and positive energy.

Gemini Shop

Crystal and Mineral Healing Center. We offer a great mixture of art, jewelry, and other locally handcrafted goods!

Spinning Earth Gallery – Offers an eclectic mix of art, jewelry, and handcrafted items. This gallery showcases the talent of local artists, providing you with an opportunity to support the community while finding distinctive gifts. The diverse range of products ensures that there's something for everyone on your shopping list.

This Christmas, venture beyond the conventional and explore the unique shopping experiences offered by Atchison, Olathe, Lecompton, Lawrence, Merriam, and Garner. From magical realms to sustainable global goods, these local businesses provide an array of options for meaningful and memorable gifts. Embrace the festive spirit by supporting these communities and discovering treasures that will bring joy to your loved ones this holiday season.

Spinning Earth Gallery

Locally owned art gallery that features unique handmade pottery including mugs & cups, bowls, bottles and vases and many more. Pottery has been featured in private collections around the world.


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For some, shopping is a fun excursion during a trip. For others, shopping is the reason for the trip!