Wichita Mom-Approved Gift Guide | Gifts, Experiences, Unique Ideas

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Who better to receive gift ideas and recommendations from than other moms? We often hear from women who are looking for gift ideas and local shopping recommendations and have compiled a mom-approved curated gift guide to help simplify your busy life and provide you with unique gift ideas for everyone on your list! Below you will find some of our favorite local shopping, featured gift items and experience gift ideas. Wichita gift

Thank you to Eddy’s Toyota who made it possible to create this guide and for providing the gift of quality auto service to Wichita Moms. Wichita Moms Blog curated and sourced each category, local brand, business and product included, and if it is in this guide, it is WMB tested and approved. 

If you are looking for a gift for a specific category like housewarming or new baby etc., click here. 

Happy Shopping!

Eddy's Toyota

Eddy’s Toyota – Best in Town! Best Around!
Eddy’s Toyota is locally owned and operated employing more than 1,200 employees in the Wichita area with it’s family of dealerships. Eddy’s Toyota has partnered with Wichita Moms Blog to bring the insider scoop to everyday women and families to get the best deals on purchasing a new car, used vehicles in Wichita, KS, and tips to servicing your vehicle. At Eddy’s Toyota new Toyota customers receive 2 Years of complimentary maintenance with every new Toyota purchase. Did you know our staff is non-commissioned? Our goal is to get you in the right vehicle new or used that fits your family’s needs. 

Location: 7333 E Kellogg Dr

Top Sellers for Wichita Moms:
1. Toyota Highlander in Wichita, KS is ranked by Kelley Blue Book as the Best Family Car as it boasts advanced safety features. 

2. Toyota Sienna in Wichita, KS is also ranked by KBB as a top pick giving it 4.4 stars out of 5 by its experts for families as the only minivan with all-wheel drive and excellent resale value.

3. Toyota Rav4 is recommended by Edmunds.com for more adventurous families as it is the most capable crossover SUV and can squeeze into that parking space that are uncomfortable for the larger SUVs.

4. Toyota Avalon is recommended by IHS as a top safety sedan pick in Wichita, KS for many reasons. 

WMB Discount:
Pre-Schedule Service Appointment for Tuesday or Wednesday & get a Complimentary Pedicure or Manicure Voucher at Laquer Nail Spa in the Waterfront with any purchase!
– Complimentary safety check. No appointment necessary.
– Complimentary alignment check and $30 off brake service .

Love of Character

At Love of Character you can find unique and beautiful gifts perfect for any occasion! The shop is filled with everything from baby to adult gifts, as well as cards, wrapping supplies, and party supplies. For babies there are swaddles, locally made gifts, memory books, and more. Wooden toys, handmade dolls, crafts, and books are some favorite items for children. For teens and adults, they have pretty paper goods, candles, accessories, drinkware, personalized products, and more. Stop in to shop in person, or head to the website to shop from your couch!

Location: 3200 E Douglas Avenue

Top Sellers: For children our wooden toys, dolls, dress up costumes, craft kits, swaddles, and bows are usually a big hit for gifts. For all ages, we are launching a new personalized notepad and stationery collection by LOC in addition to other great lines that we carry! Plus, our self-inking personalized stamp line we think will be a big hit. Rifle Paper Co. products, Corkcicles, Volcano candles  (and other Capri Blue scents), holiday decor, and Teleties are usual customer favorites. Finish off your gifts with our unique selection of wrapping supplies and greeting cards!

Pigtails & Crewcuts

Haircuts are just the beginning at Pigtails & Crewcuts. In addition to trimming and styling, we host birthday bashes in our party room for princesses and pirates, alike. We carry several professional children’s haircare lines such as Original Sprout, Glop & Glam, Johnny B and more. Pigtails & Crewcuts is a great place to pick up a fun and unique birthday present. We have an array toys, glitter, nail polish, the latest Ty critters, gel pens, fidget toys and more!

Location: East Wichita – 2431 N. Greenwich Rd St 103

Top Sellers: Original Sprout Miracle Detangler is literally a miracle at getting even the monstrous of tangles out. The Curl Calmer from Original Sprout is amazing at defining and controlling the curls and keeping the frizz at bay!
Johnny B Dope and Mode are some of the favorites for styling boys hair.
Girls (& moms) love the fairy hair and magic manes clip -in extensions.

WMB Discount: Mention WMB for 25% off of retail purchases through December 31, 2019.

Museum Store at the Wichita Art Museum

Spark creativity in your child with unique and fun gifts from the Museum Store. They carry great “screen time” alternatives for your budding artists! For a great family experience gift, purchase a membership! Remember: all Museum Store purchases support the programs and events at the Wichita Art Museum.

Location: 1400 West Museum Blvd., Wichita

Top Sellers: Buddha Board: Simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then your art will magically evaporate and disappear, leaving you with a clean slate. Fractiles: Create endless designs with colorful tiles on a magnetic board. Great for travel! Go Wild Craft Kit: 172-piece kit will keep your wild animals tame for many hours.

WMB Discount: Mention Wichita Moms Blog to Museum Store staff and receive a special gift with purchase!

Explore Store at Exploration Place

Shop the Explore Store for the holidays, birthdays, and more. Choose from educational toys, popular plush characters, fun trinkets for the kids, and pop culture merchandise. What’s more, your purchases support the science center’s hands-on STEM education programming. If you’re looking for something extra special, consider gifting a family membership for an experience gift that gives all year long. No museum admission is needed to shop the store.

Location: 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, KS

Top Sellers: Plush is always a best-seller, starting at $3.99 (plus tax). Lately, the Two-Headed Dinosaur plush has been very popular ($14.99 plus tax). Sensory Friendly merchandise includes the Sensy Band from Sensory Genius, at $5.99 (plus tax). This simple snap bracelet features soothing textured silicone bristles. The bracelet can also be bent and curled to further help calm and focus. Craft and baking sets give parents and children hours of fun together. A popular item is Make and Bake Cookie Set at $34.99 (plus tax).

WMB Discount: At the Explore Store Open House on Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1. Exploration Place members get 20% off purchases and nonmembers get 10% off.

Throughout the year, the Explore Store is happy to offer Wichita Moms Blog Shoppers 10% off purchases. Just mention you saw this offer in the 2019 WMB Mom-Approved Gift Guide. (No other discounts/offers apply and cannot be combined with other offers.)

Senseney Music

Senseney Music carries band and orchestral instruments, guitars and amplifiers, percussion, acoustic and digital pianos, accessories, and printed music for choral, instrumental, vocal, piano, and guitar musicians. They select merchandise from the most respected manufacturers and publishers in the industry. They also offer music lessons and on-site instrument repair services.

Founded in 1984 by a music educator, Senseney Music strives to provide exceptional products and services to musicians of all types and abilities with a staff containing over 200 years’ experience who are committed to helping others make music.

Location: 2300 E. Lincoln, Wichita

Top Sellers: Band & Orchestra, Pianos, Guitars

Music Theatre Wichita

Music Theatre Wichita creates five spectacular productions each summer! The 2020 season features three shows for grown up evenings out or time with your teens – Grease, Something Rotten!, and Kinky Boots. A new modern musical version of the Shakespearean classic Twelfth Night is great for all ages. And, from June 24-28, a magical production of The Wizard of Oz will take the stage.

Location: Downtown Wichita

Top Sellers: Season tickets are on sale now, as are gift certificates. Single tickets for all shows will go on sale May 28, 2020. But in time for the holiday season, MTWichita’s added children’s matinee of The Wizard of Oz for kids age 3 and up is on sale!

WMB Discount: Use code WMB, online only, to get a 20% discount to the Thursday, June 25 2pm matinee.

Homekeep

Homekeep is an ICT owned and operated home cleaning service. Homekeep offers transparent and flat rate pricing with instant booking. Our cleaning services are designed to accommodate all living spaces of various sizes and needs. Designed to fit around the busy schedules of modern mothers and professionals, this cleaning service is truly one of a kind. Time is important to you and your family, so let one of their highly qualified homekeepers assist you in keeping your house from feeling like a chore.

Location: Wichita

Top Sellers:Treat yourself or your loved ones with a little more time for self-care or for family by giving the gift of a clean home. Purchase gift cards for any amount directly on our website.

WMB Discount: WMB readers can receive 20% off their first booking with code: WMB20

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a fashion jewelry and lifestyle brand located at the Waterfront. Founded on family, fashion, and philanthropy, last year alone they gave back $5 million to outstanding local and national causes. The foundation of Kendra’s success has been her infectious energy and entrepreneurial spirit, which took her from a $500 project in the spare bedroom of her home to a billion dollar fashion brand loved globally. Known for her unique use of color and quality materials, Kendra has created collections of timeless pieces that have won over loyal fans, media and celebrities alike.

Location: The Waterfront

Top Sellers: Their most iconic designs range from pendant layered necklaces, exquisite fine jewelry , bold and colorful statement earrings and Color Bar jewelry which you can customize in store!

WMB Discount: 15% off to Wichita Moms Blog Readers and the month of your birthday show your ID to receive 50% off one fashion jewelry piece or 25% off a fine jewelry piece!

 


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