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

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Thank you to Bradley Fair and the other local businesses below for sponsoring this guide.

Who better to receive gift ideas and recommendations from than other moms? We 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 this holiday season!

This year is more important than ever to support local business, and as busy moms, we understand and count on convenience of online shopping, but all it takes is considering local too! Below you will find some of our favorite local shopping spots, gift suggestions, and experience gift ideas.

Bradley Fair

From our colorful sidewalks and storefronts, to our scenic open-air Plaza and lakeside view, you’ll discover more of what you want at Bradley Fair. Our appealing blend of local shops, of-the-moment retailers and restaurants creates a unique experience unlike any other in Wichita.

Bradley Fair gift cards make the perfect gift and are eligible for use at all our 40+ stores and restaurants. Gift cards are available for purchase at Guest Services Monday through Wednesday, 11 AM – 1 PM and Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM.

Joy Organics, Wichita

Imagine yourself walking into a cozy boutique, filled with smells of essential oils and a relaxing atmosphere. It appears that you just stepped into a luxurious spa. As you’re greeted by a team member, you feel like the most important person in the world! Welcome to Joy Organics, a small, locally owned CBD boutique! The nationally recognized Joy Organics premium Broad Spectrum CBD (THC Free) line is the flagship of the store with samples available to try. In addition, this exclusive shop carries essential oils, other women’s wellness products, self care items, new mom & baby products, and is also pet friendly. Various gift items including Winton & Waits bath salts, jewelry, candles, and ABLE Leather bags are perfect to treat yourself or others. Your purchase makes a difference at Joy Organics since portions of product proceeds give to various charities.

The Popcorner

The Popcorner is a local family owned Wichita business. They feature individually packaged and customized gift and snack items great for neighbor, babysitter, teacher and entire family gifts! They make everything fresh in both of their stores including popcorn, gourmet fudge, popcorn balls, sugared nuts and more. Pre-order your custom popcorn tin or gift box by calling in or ordering online, you can choose the day you would like to pick it up closer to the holidays. East location 316-733-0099 West location 316-613-8828.

Jenny Dawn Cellars

Founded in 2016 by Jennifer McDonald, Jenny Dawn Cellars has grown from the dream of an at-home winemaker into Wichita’s first urban winery. In 2017, Jenny Dawn Cellars established a working partnership with a wine facilitator in Napa, California. In 2019, Jenny Dawn Cellars opened a winery and tasting room in the heart of downtown Wichita located at Union Station. Jennifer now crafts and bottles her wines on-site, with grapes and juice sourced from the finest growers in California and Kansas.

Jenny Dawn Cellars winery and tasting room at Union Station offers charcuterie and small bites, wine gift baskets and corporate gifts, venue rentals, private wine tastings, wine locker memberships, and Winuecation – a monthly educational class.

Leslie Coffee Co.

Leslie Coffee Co. is a locally-owned coffee shop specializing in delicious coffee and yummy food, named the #7 Coffee Shop in the US by Food & Wine Magazine in 2019. Their coffee menu includes traditional espresso drinks, housemade syrups, avocado toast, and biscuit sandwiches. They bake all their pastries in house and source many ingredients from local producers. They have take-out service in-store or curbside, as well as a limited amount of heated outdoor seating. Check the website for more information on current safety precautions. You can order in-person, online, or by calling 316-500-6868. Please observe social distancing and wear a face covering inside.

Julie Devore - Handmade

Julie Devore – Handmade is a fun and unique jewelry and accessory brand that was created by a stay-at-home mom. With Julie’s love for vibrant colors and different texures, you will definitely find an accessory that will make the perfect statement piece. Julie’s goal is to make make you look and feel special whether you are being a soccer mom or having a girls night out!

Black Label Candle Company

Black Label Candle Company specializes in non-toxic handcrafted luxurious home fragrances. They are passionate about creating soy candles and home fragrance that are good for you and the environment. All of their candles are non-toxic, eco-friendly and packaged in modern luxury packaging.

Clifton Collective

Clifton Collective is a collective of makers and gifts made in the Midwest and beyond! Find everything from your favorite candle and jewelry to kids’ tees, cards, drinkware and a pop up clothing boutique. Don’t forget your mask! (Need one? They have those too!)

Salon Brands

Salon Brands is a family owned salon and retail store with 4 locations in the Wichita-area! They sell over 90 professional beauty brands including Matrix, Pureology, Amika, and more! Earn $10 off every $100 you spend when you become a loyalty member in-store. Can’t make it in? They now offer curbside pickup and online shopping. Find a location or shop online at salonbrands.net.

Love of Character

Love of Character is your perfect spot for baby, children and her! They are stocking up on beautiful toys, puzzles, paper goods, and home accessories to make your Christmas shopping easy. Plus, both shops will be decked out in whimsical decor ready for you to take home for your own space. They are all about spreading joy this magical season!

Orie's Farm Fresh

Orie’s Farm Fresh is a regenerative (beyond organic!) urban farm in northwest Wichita that offers dozens of varieties of garlic, select in-season vegetables, pasture-raised lamb, and farm-made artisan salts and seasonings. They offer convenient online ordering and three easy, no-contact options of procurement including Farm Gate Pickup, Local Porch Delivery and USPS Shipment of select items.

Botanica, the Wichita Gardens

Gift your loved one with year round access to beautiful Botanica. Annual memberships to Botanica are the experience gift for every season. Free, daily admission encourages a quick walk outside or full day of fun–every trip to Botanica is magical and unique. Memberships available for individuals, families and various premier levels as well as discounted memberships for military members.

Taking all necessary precautions to maintain a safe, healthy, outdoor environment, Botanica is the perfect place for social distancing. Visitors enjoy the Downing Children’s Garden, Chinese Garden of Friendship, Butterfly House, the Khicha Family Carousel inside Koch Carousel Gardens and ever-changing, seasonal displays.

Capitol Federal

**Capitol Federal Lobbies are currently closed due to Covid. We will update when lobbies are open again.** Every holiday season, give your children or grandchildren the gift that keeps on giving, a Blue Bucks Kids’ CD. This year, open a Blue Bucks Kids CD for the little saver in your life and receive a fun Kid Chef Kit with a Chef Hat like the Pro’s, Blue Bucks Character Apron, Colorful Set of Measuring Spoons, a Blue Stirring Whisk, and a Special Edition Blue Bucks Cookbook! You’ll have a blast baking and creating together in the kitchen, making all the favorites from the Blue Bucks gang. 

*While supplies last. Limit one gift per account added or opened. Interest compounded daily and paid quarterly. 12-Month fixed rate CD. $100 minimum to open a new Blue Bucks Kids’ CD or $100 minimum deposit to existing Blue Bucks Kids’ CD to receive gift. Only available to be opened in a Capitol Federal branch. Premature withdrawals from Certificates of Deposit shall be subject to a penalty.

Paint the Towne

Paint the Towne hosts guided paint parties in person for children and adults, in limited capacity during Covid through private and public classes. They are now offering paint kits to-go so that you can celebrate and paint at home! To-go kits are $8 and include pre-sketched canvas, paints, and instructions. And for this holiday only, you can buy Holiday Paint Boxes for $25. Their Paint Boxes are available for shipping or local pickup.

Avery & Grey

Avery & Grey is a local, mom-owned business offering handmade hair accessories and curated gifts and apparel for babies, children, and women. They believe in giving power to the girls – the power to choose accessories that make them feel confident, accessories that allow them to sparkle every day. They are also passionate about stocking items from mostly women-owned businesses from across the country and have loved the opportunity to showcase them inside of Love of Character at Bradley Fair this year in addition to the website.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel, and sense of community of its CEO and designer, Kendra Scott. With over 2,000 employees, Kendra Scott has over 100 standalone stores across the US and is sold in premiere retailers. Kendra Scott is best known for its kaleidoscope of fashion jewelry accessories as well as the customizable Color Bar experience, and in recent years has expanded into the categories of fine jewelry, sterling silver, home décor, and beauty. As the brand continues to grow, the company remains true to its founding philosophy of “Family, Fashion, Philanthropy” and since 2010, the company has given back over $30 million to local, national, and international causes. Stores have opened with additional safety measures. Masks are required in store and sanitization stations are available in store. Prefer contactless shopping? You can now buy online and pick up curbside or in store. Learn more here! https://www.kendrascott.com/ways-to-shop.html

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