Shop ICT 2017: A Wichita Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And we are thrilled to be bringing you our third annual, Shop ICT 2017: A Wichita Holiday Shopping Guide.

This mom-approved gift guide will simplify your busy life and provide you with unique gift ideas, while encouraging you to spend your holiday shopping dollars right here in our very own community. 

Thank you to the local sponsors who made it possible to create this guide. Wichita Moms Blog curated and sourced each local brand, business and product included, and if it is in this guide, it is WMB tested and approved. 

Exploration Place Explore Store

“Mom, let’s go into the store!” Most of the time you make an excuse why you can’t, but the holidays are here, and it is time to shop! The Explore Store at Exploration Place is here to help with a unique collection of educational and funky, fun items. Plus, our all-new aviation exhibit, Design Build Fly opens December 2, and you can choose from exciting items related to the exhibit. Plus, join us for our annual Explore Store Holiday Open House on November 25 and 26. Get that holiday shopping done early so you can relax this season. What’s more, you can always shop the store without paying exhibit admission! See you soon.

Special WMB Holiday Discount: 15% discount on one store item (cannot combine with other discounts)

Love of Character is your holiday shopping stop for gifts, holiday cards, wrapping supplies, and partyware! Before the holiday craziness begins, stop in to order your holiday cards – we carry a local designer and Minted. Shop for unique gifts this year, such as personalized stationery, coasters and notepads. We also have fun toys and games for the kids, as well as pretty paper goods, drinkware and more for adults! Hosting a holiday party or dinner? We have you covered there as well, with festive paper products and decor. Make sure to follow us on social media for details on our Santa events and Nutcracker Tea Party. Shop local and add some character to your holidays!

Featured Holiday Gift(s): Corkcicle Stemless Wine Cups & Tumblers; Rifle Paper Co. Candles and Kid Activity Sets

Special WMB Holiday Discount: During Shop Small Saturday (November 25th), save 15% off of one item. Mention WMB for the extra discount.

Avery & Grey is a local, mom-owned business selling accessories for babies, little girls and even moms. Everything owner {and fellow Wichita mama} Caroline sells is made by her from her own designs. She specializes in both simple and classic, as well as fun and whimsical hair accessories. Inspired by her daughters, Caroline opened Avery & Grey to fulfill her desire for fun, stylish and high-quality hair accessories available locally. Caroline is happy to be able to spend her days with her daughters thanks to the support of so many moms! 

Featured Holiday Gift: Holiday Leather Ava Bow Collection

Special WMB Reader Discount: 20% off to WMB Readers with code SHOPICT2017 at the Love of Character Small Business Saturday Event, November 25th from 10-1!

Nectar Republic is a small family-owned aromatherapy company founded in Kansas. They handcraft soap, bath goods and fragrant candles. Their honesty speaks through our work reflecting eco-friendly materials, detailed craftsmanship, and spirited ambition. Inspired by mother nature; the flowers, their nectar and the sweet honey bees are all apart of this delicate “circle of life”. The impact of losing our beloved bees encouraged us to “bee” the change. We donate 5% of our profits to “Save the Bees”.

Featured Holiday Gift: Orchard Harvest Candle – True, crisp granny smith apple combined with bright fruit notes and just a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and orange.

Special WMB Reader Discount: $10 off a purchase of $50 or more in store or online. Use code: ICTMOM

Everyday Beaut is a skincare boutique specializing in lash extensions, clean skincare and handcrafted goods. In addition to esthetic and makeup services they offer a wide variety of organic, natural, gluten-free, vegan and hand-crafted skin care products – home goods – jewelry. They also play host to local creatives, artists and makers desiring pop-up space for workshops, classes, pop-up shops or gatherings.

Featured Holiday Gift: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant, Candelles Hand-Poured Candles, Puravida Bracelets, ShopDaisyMade Druzy Stud Earrings, Ban.Do 17 Month Agenda + Tote.

Special WMB Reader Discount: Take 15% off of one store item (cannot combine with other discounts).

Cocoa Dolce opened its doors in November 2005. Using traditional European technologies and equipment, our chefs create chocolates with meticulous attention to ingredients, taste, texture and finish. Cocoa Dolce’s goal is to wow people at first bite.

All candies, chocolates and drinks are handcrafted in-house in small batches without preservatives. No batch of chocolate is kept for longer than four weeks. All ingredients, from caramel to marshmallows and peanut butter, are handmade with love in the heart of Kansas.

Featured Holiday Gift: We have something for every loved one needing a gift! From novelty suckers to extravagant gift baskets filled with an assortment of collections, hot chocolate mixes, novelty items and artisan candy bars.

All the Products for the Beautiful You. Salon Brands is a locally owned beauty boutique and salon with 4 locations around the Wichita area. They carry all your favorite brands of beauty products: Matrix, Redken, Pureology, Paul Mitchell, Nioxin, Moroccanoil, Enjoy, Deva Curl, OPI, NYX Cosmetics and so much more! Come visit and let their knowledgeable staff help guide you to your next favorite product!

Featured Holiday Gift(s):
BeLissPRO Titanium Travel Dryer – $10
Original Price $29.99…..SAVE $20!
Wet Brush Mini Flat Iron + Detangler Brush – $10
Original Price $29.99….Save $20!
Crown Neutral Eye Shadow Palette – 120 Colors – $10
Original $29.99……Save $20!
Crown 12PC Professional Makeup Brush Set – $10
Original $24.95……Save $15!

Special WMB Holiday Discount: use promo code “Holidaymom20” and receive 20% off any one regular priced item

Pigtails & Crewcuts are created by parents for kids, and offer an enjoyable, stress-free hair cutting experience for the whole family. In addition to hair services they offer parties, ear piercing, unique hair product lines, accessories, and gifts!

Featured Holiday Gift(s): Ty Mini Boo Collectibles and Ty items. American Jewel Glow in the Dark Gummy Bags and Wristlets. Liqui Fuze building sets. We have fun, different, and unique gifts great for Christmas and stocking stuffers.

Special WMB Holiday Discount: 15% off all retail excluding Wee Ones Nov. 17th through the 19th.

“The Museum Store at the Wichita Art Museum is a hidden gem!” That’s what so many people say after visiting the store. WAM offers an eclectic selection of gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry and artisanal wares, unique children’s items, and much more. Their designers are from near and far. Many of  their gifts are made locally, but they also offer interesting items designed in Belgium, The Netherlands and Israel. Stop by today and discover that perfect gift for your loved one or yourself! Plus, join them for the annual Museum Store Holiday Open House on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19.

Featured Holiday Gift(s): Featured Holiday Gift: Solid brass or silver pendant of the Wichita Flag on a beautiful chain of faceted beads or money clip. These items are lovingly handmade in the Lamzy Divey workshop, located in Wichita, Kansas.

Special WMB Holiday Discount: Mention that you are a Wichita Mom’s Blog reader and receive a special ICT gift with purchase.

Fashion + Service with a little bit of class + a whole ‘lotta sass. It’s FUN to shop at MOXIE! Their goal is to hand-pick items that are well made, run TRUE TO SIZE, are MADE IN AMERICA, and that retail at $50 or less!!! MOXIE makes it easy to shop local!

Featured Holiday Gift(s): This holiday season they are featuring handmade Makeup Junkie bags. Proudly made in the USA, this woman-owned business designs high-end cosmetic bags, made with sassy interiors that wipe clean. These bags are made strong like a tank, but also come with a lifetime replacement guarantee. They will also be featuring Mixology, a blendable fragrance collection. This female-owned business was a start-up only 18 months ago and is now in hundreds of boutiques across the country. Come and mix your favorites to create your own signature scent!


Tired of getting mountains of plastic toys at Christmas? Then give the gift of an art experience! Art lessons are perfect for pre-schoolers, elementary aged kids, teens and adults. The Monart School of Art has classes and workshops to match any budget or schedule. Monart students are taught to draw and paint realistically using a patented guided method called Monart. When they say “We can teach anyone to draw,” they really mean it! No two artworks will look the same – they value creativity and individuality. Learn to use many types of professional grade materials including oil and chalk pastel, watercolor and wax resist, design markers, collage, colored pencil and more. If your child is creative, likes hand-on activities or needs to boost fine motor skills these are the classes for them!

Special WMB Holiday Discount: new students receive a $50 discount for the winter semester, just mention WMB!


Ashley Homestore Wichita

Located in east Wichita at Kellogg and Greenwich and west Wichita at 21st and Maize, Ashley HomeStore Wichita has been a part of the community for over 15 years. With newly remodeled showrooms at both locations, Ashley HomeStore is filled with a great variety of the latest styles to fit your needs. Selling only the latest furniture trends and styles, we have everything you need to decorate your home. Visit either Ashley location for great deals and financing options for everyone. Their stores are completely updated with cutting edge technology that offers you a streamlined shopping experience to transform your house into your HOME!

Special WMB Holiday Discount: 10% off until January 1st 2018

Reverie Coffee Roasters

When you walk through the cafe doors, the smell of freshly roasted beans greets you along with their wonderful baristas. Reverie serves premium specialty coffee beverages and exceptional service experiences in their unique, one-of-a-kind spaces designed for positive customer and staff interactions. They want to fill you in on our knowledge of coffee with integrity. Reverie offers a cultural hub in our community, known for providing great experiences in both customer service and quality products. Their mission is to ensure each customer leaves Reverie happier than when they entered. More than anything, they hope to grow with, and influence the community through the work that they do.

Featured Holiday Gift(s): Reverie’s new, beautifully designed, bags of freshly roasted coffee are a great gift for any coffee lover! Want to make it a full blown coffee basket? Add brewing equipment, mugs, apparel, or a gift card to round out the gift! They will even wrap it up for you with a special Reverie gift box, for only $5 more, ready-for-gifting!

Email [email protected] for help with gift requests!

Bulk orders of our delicious cookies, muffins, scones, brownies, and other various pastries are perfect for treating your office, friends, family, or taking to holiday parties! Email [email protected] to request pastry orders (please give at least 24hr notice for orders, 48 for the weekends).

Special WMB Holiday Discount: Wichita Moms Blog readers will receive 10% off when booking a holiday party or event at the “Lyceum at Reverie”, Reverie’s new event room! Contact Kaitlyn by email or phone, to receive rates and view the space!

2206 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67214

Pink Saloon

Pink Saloon is a locally-owned women’s boutique offering a mix of classics and of-the-moment pieces. Their friendly, fashion-loving stylists are always happy to assist you with their curated mix of apparel and accessories. You’re invited to stop in and shop their new price point pieces as well as designer staples such as Michael Stars, MOTHER Denim, See by Chloe, Loeffler Randall, Free People and so much more. 

Kids Corner: One of our dressing rooms is stocked with a basket full of fun for the kids. Because we know a moms go-to destination needs to be fun for all!

Featured Holiday Gift(s): Necklaces easily layered and worn separately

Special WMB Holiday Discount: For 15% off your purchase online use code MOMSBLOG17 or mention this code while in store!

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