Shop Small This Holiday Season


Annie Self, Writer

With Black Friday coming up, everyone is aware of the big sales available. TVs on sale $50 off, and all the lotion and perfume you would ever need for $20. Although there is nothing wrong with shopping at big department stores, shopping small and giving your money to local businesses can mean so much more. Here are some local businesses to support around Olathe. 


Junque Drawer Boutique-Studio  

233 S Cherry St, Olathe, KS 66061

Junque Drawer Boutique-Studio is a cozy cottage located near downtown Olathe. There is a holiday store across the street now with all the Christmas decorations you could ever want .  Junque Drawer offers jewelry, handcrafted signs, mugs, decor and so much more. Junque Drawer offers bracelets that can be personalized with letters, numbers, animals, and colors. Junque Drawer is the perfect place to get meaningful gifts for your loved ones this christmas. 


Park Street Pastry 

103 E Park St, Olathe, KS 66061

Here is a local place to relax and have a bite to eat. Park Street Pastry is located in the Patrons Buildings in Downtown Olathe. Park Street Pastry offers a variety of European pastries. As well as a variety of sandwiches and drinks. Park Street Pastry offers dine-in and curbside pickup. The bakery is also a cute place to hang out with friends, study or even get some cute photos while enjoying a fresh cookie. 


The Green Door Bookstore & Gift Shoppe

7713 W 151st St, Overland Park, KS 66233

The Green Door Bookstore & Gift Shoppe is a place that sells books, koozies, coasters, mugs, stuffed animals and many more. There are bean bags throughout the store that offer a comfy spot to dive into the first few pages of a book or a spot for kids to hang out while their guardian shops around. The book store hosts events with writers to celebrate new books that launch. Tickets are sold for $21.95 per ticket. This ticket includes a copy of the book being launched, a plus one, and two gift bags. 



11176 S Lone Elm Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

Collab is a boutique that has 14+ shops inside and is also women-owned. Collab offers small boutiques to apply to then have a pop-up or be a vendor within their store. This offers the boutique to offer many different types of clothing to suit your wants and needs. This allows for shoppers to have their best experience. 


Fabulous Fern

905 S Chestnut St, Olathe, KS 66061

Fabulous Fern and Olathe Glass and Decor offers glass shower doors and bathroom hardware as well as custom-cut glass and mirrors. They also offer a good amount of home decor, This was because when Olathe Glass Co. was handed down, the company decided to provide Kansas City with home decor as a compliment to the shower door, custom glass and mirror side of the business. 


Sweet Thang & Cafe 

1088 W Santa Fe St, Olathe, KS 66061 

Sweet Thang & Cafe is a perfect place to get gift certificates for anyone special in your family.  Sweet Thang serves tons of yummy treats from sandwiches, all the ice cream you could ever want, salads and tons of warm baked goods. Sweet Thang offers curbside pickup and obviously dine-in. Sweet Thang is filled with colors and fun for everyone to enjoy. 


The Blooming Bud 

350 S Parker St, Olathe, KS 606061 

The Blooming Bud is a Plant and Gift Shop. Blooming bud offers fresh flower arrangements, grab-and-go, and tropical plants. Blooming Bud has also started offering classes like make and take holiday wreaths, making flower crowns and air plant wire art. All products sold at Blooming Bud are environmentally conscious products and made by local artist and vendors. 


Pour Coffeehouse 

11120 S Lone Elm Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

In case you get tired and need some caffeine while doing your holiday shopping Pour Coffeehouse offers takeout and delivery. The adorable coffee shop has coffee and warm homemade baked goods. Pour also offers a good atmosphere to sit back and study, hang with friends or even just sit back and hang out.