Wichita Holiday Gift 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. 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 Wichita area shopping spots, gift suggestions, tasty treats and beverages for all of those holiday parties, and of course, experience gift ideas.
Thank you to Bradley Fair and all of our local partners for making this guide possible!
Wichita Holiday Gift Ideas: Holiday Eats & Drinks, Experience Gift Ideas for the Family, and One Stop Shops for Everyone on Your List
Make this season magic at Bradley Fair, Wichita’s premier open-air destination. Between their extensive collection of local boutiques, eateries, and national favorites, Bradley Fair offers a little something for everyone on your list. But the fun doesn’t stop at shopping. Spend some time by the iconic fountain, take in the holiday lights, or stumble upon a family-friendly festive event. Merry memory making!
Go-To Gift Items: Take the guess work out of gifting with a Bradley Fair gift card, redeemable at all 40+ stores and restaurants. Gift cards are available for purchase from 10 AM – 2 PM Monday – Saturday at Bradley Fair Guest Services from November 27 through December 23. Until then, stop by any of their retailers or restaurants to purchase individual store gift cards!
They are an old fashioned themed business owned an operated by a local family. They freshly make over 20 different flavors of gourmet popcorn, fudge, and old fashioned treats. They specialize in gifts to fit any budget and scope and are proud to be able to facilitate large orders for corporations as well.
Go-To Gift Items: Their tins make great gifts as they can be customized and filled with your favorite flavors. Then, the recipient can bring the empty tin back to either location an unlimited amount of times for refills at 50% off the original price.
Sensible Play creates play opportunities for you and your children to imagine, create, and learn. They offer themed sensory kits and themed play-doh kits. When children engage in sensory play they are strengthening language, motor, and problem solving skills. Sensory play is also beneficial in calming and reducing anxiety and stress. The benefits are endless! They will drop new products monthly!
Go-To Gift Items: Sensible Play offers themed Sensory Kits each month. Kits will include either Homemade Fun Dough or different Sensory Mediums. Mediums include rice, corn, pasta and more! They offer mini kits, tool kits, and sensory bins as well.
Tanganyika Wildlife Park gets you outside, unplugged, and reconnected to nature. It is the only place in the world where you can feed lorikeets, touch a rhino nose, get stuck in the middle of a lemur stink fight, high 5 an owl monkey, and swim with a penguin. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will make you feel like a VIP and our customers rave about our clean and open facility.
Go-To Gift Items: Give the Gift of Adventure – this festive season, spread joy and love with the ultimate gift for nature lovers. Give the Gift of Tanganyika season passes, a penguin swim, a sloth meet and greet, or a choose-your-own adventure gift card.
Founded in Wichita, KS. Monkey Brew is a coffee alternative that beats its chest with flavor while boasting organic, energy-boosting, premium ingredients. With a fraction of the caffeine as a cup of coffee, Monkey Brew offers focus, energy and immunity without the jitters, crash and dependency. Your ancestors drank coffee. Your children will drink Monkey Brew.
Go-To Gift Items: Our bag of Monkey brew!
The Explore Store is your one-stop shop for toys, plush animals and stuffies, Wichita-themed gifts and apparel, activity kits and unique gifts. The Explore Store is open to all and you can shop without visiting the museum or theaters. Support from the Explore Store directly impacts the programs and mission of Exploration Place.
Go-To Gift Items: For kids: plush animals reign supreme. NeeDoh, robots, dinosaurs, fossils and rocks are all incredibly popular. Adults enjoy the Wichita and Kansas themed apparel, magnets, ornaments, tumblers and gifts.
At the Museum Store, not only will you find quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, you also, through your purchases, directly support the Wichita Art Museum’s ongoing mission to enrich lives and build community.
Go-To Gift Items: The Museum Store is your local one-stop-shop for everyone on your holiday list! They have a great selection of children’s toys and art supplies to spark creativity. They feature jewelry from Kansas artisans plus accessories, blown glass, and ceramics.
Music Theatre Wichita, a beloved cultural gem, stands at the heart of Wichita’s vibrant arts scene. With a rich legacy, this esteemed theatre company has been creating Broadway-sized productions for over 50 years. Combining exceptional talent, creative innovation, and a passion for storytelling, MTWichita has become synonymous with top-tier musical productions. From dazzling Broadway classics to cutting-edge contemporary performances, each show is a meticulously crafted masterpiece, leaving spectators in awe. As a cornerstone of the community, MTWichita continues to inspire, entertain, and foster a deep appreciation for the performing arts, making it an indispensable part of Wichita’s cultural fabric.
Go-To Gift Items: Gift certificates! They fit any budget and unlock a world of entertainment. Perfect for any occasion, they cover the entire 2024 lineup, including must-see shows like Disney’s Frozen and Matilda.
Backyard Specialists is the local one stop shop for all your outdoor recreation needs. They have custom swing sets, basketball goals, Springfree trampolines, yard games and our newest addition outdoor poly furniture. They also have in house installation crews so we take care of the installation too. Come on out and check out all of their products in person!
Go-To Gift Items: Their most popular item is a swing set, and they install them too, so no worry about that! For adults the new Adirondack Chairs are great too. Let them help you make your yard the place to play!
The holidays are the best time of the year and the most demanding. Margaret McHenry Maids makes it possible to gather friends and family more effortlessly and elegantly. Their maids are expertly trained to deep clean a home to give you a warm, immaculate, inviting palette for your cherished collections. This holiday, indulge someone special with one of their beautifully packaged gift certificates. Visit MargaretMcHenryMaids.com for a complete menu of signature housekeeping or concierge services. With your call or email, they’ll quickly assess and estimate the needs of your loved one’s home and create a tailored gift certificate for them.
Go-To Gift Items: Gift certificate for 1 or more hours with 3 specially trained maids.
All Things Barbecue is a locally owned barbecue and outdoor living supply store. They carry cooking accessories, dry pantry goods, seasonings, grills that use a wide range of fuels (charcoal, pellets, gas), outdoor kitchen components, fire pits, and outdoor furniture & decor. They have a full team that designs and installs outdoor kitchens – from small solutions to grand entertainment spaces. Their full time staff chef produces video cooking content weekly and provides endless barbecue inspiration on our popular YouTube channel. They’ve sought to create something more than a retail store; All Things Barbecue is a destination with friendly staff and something for everyone – novice or expert.
Go-To Gift Items: Their most popular gift items are grilling accessories: digital thermometers, high quality barbecue tools, table top pizza ovens, marinades and seasonings, cutlery, and cookware.
Find something for everyone on your list at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Wild Encounters for the Adventurer, ZooPals for the Conservationist, and Zoo Memberships for the whole family!
Go-To Gift Items: The Zoo Store has a large selection of books, toys, clothes, home goods, and tons of animal plush to choose from. And family memberships are a wonderful gift this time of year.
Everyday by Elderslie celebrates LOCAL! Shop for excellent European-style cheeses from goats raised on grass at Elderslie Creamery (and collections are available online for pickup, delivery or shipping). They also offer weekly take-out meals on Wednesdays (Soup’s On!) and Thursdays (Family Meal), plus tasty soups, breads, scones, cookies and desserts prepared in the kitchens at Elderslie and 1400 by Elderslie featuring locally-grown ingredients. Hospitality-related gifts round things out and make it easy to assemble a very special gift basket!
Go-To Gift Items: Their Aperitivo collection features Elderslie Creamery cheese and the perfect accoutrements – it’s a wonderful celebration of Kansas!