Finding the right stocking stuffers is just as challenging as tracking down all the best gifts! Here are 10 of our favorite locally-owned Wichita shops with goodies for everyone on your list:
Imagine That Toys
This local, independent Wichita toy store is a go-to for parents and grandparents when it comes to finding the perfect gift. Customer service is top-notch and gift wrapping is free all year round. Whether you are looking for babies, big kids or in-between, you are sure to find tons of fun items to stuff in those stockings!
With four locations throughout Wichita, Dandurand Drugs offers a variety of collectibles and unique items. Stationary, jewelry, candles, cards and more are available for holiday and special occasion gifts.
Rocket Fizz is a “soda pop and candy shop” located on Greenwich Road. They carry a large selection of bottled soda and candy. They also have nostalgia and pop culture items, old-fashioned candies and gag gifts.
Nifty Nut House
A family owned business since the 1930’s, Nifty Nut House is a Wichita snack-food staple. Along with their varieties of nuts, chocolates, candies and dried fruits and veggies, they also offer special-occasion treats for baby showers, graduations and holidays.
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers for adult friends and family, Lucinda’s is the place to go. They carry items like grown-up socks, oven mitts and coasters, jewelry and accessories, books, puzzles and games. They have Wichita and Kansas merchandise, too!
The Explore Store
I’ve actually found some of my kids’ favorite gifts at Explore Store inside of Exploration Place! My son’s beloved bow and arrow, stuffed Kermit The Frog and our fovorite Mr. Food Face plates all came from Explore Store. Many educational snd scientific toys can be found here and there is no admission fee to shop. Your purchase will support Exploration Place.
The Spice Merchant
Wichita’s locally-owned gourmet coffee roaster has been doing business in ICT for over 35 years. You will find coffees, cooking ingredients, gifts, salsas, spices and preserves. If you have any coffee or tea-loving people in your life, make a stop at The Spice Merchant.
Love Of Character
An adorable shop that provides party supplies, gifts, paper goods and even a space for fun events such as birthday parties and baby showers? Bring on all the balloons, tassels, toys and designer tumblers, please! An online site is also available if you prefer to shop for your stocking stuffers online.
If you’re searching for handcrafted and local items, a collective of “Midwest Makers” boasts so many unique and thoughtful gifts. This is a collaboration between a group of Midwest makers under one roof in Clifton Square. What a great way to support local businesses with your purchases!
A wonderful option for all kinds of local shopping! The Workroom provides sewing services, home furnishings, accessories, gifts, artwork and vintage finds. Many of the products sold are made by Wichita area artists. They have tons of Wichita flag swag to make it easy to represent the great city of Wichita.
Where have you found your favorite local stocking stuffers?