Shopping Guides

Best places to shop for gifts in Manhattan, Kansas:

  • 1419 Mercantile is located on the Westside of Manhattan, KS. The Mercantile offers a variety of housewares, candles, floral arrangements, art, and holiday decor.
  • The Winged Lion is a lifestyle store! Whether you are looking for a housewarming present or a "just because" gift, this is a great place to check out!
  • ACME Gift provides our area with some of the most unusual gifts that you never know you needed to give to people and also keep for yourself!
  • ACME LOCAL is perfect if you are looking to show your Midwest pride or send grab a memento of your time in "The Little Apple!"
  • FURNISH offers customers a variety of home furnishings and decorative items to add a little variety to your home.
  • Gatherings At 3 Thirteen has some really fun products that range from soaps, rustic home furnishings, amazing candles, and of course, the "Manhappiness" pillow. I think EVERY home needs one of those!

Food Products (Some local shops & brands you can find online.)

  • The Winged Lion has Drink and food Mixes, Salts, Seasoning, Aged Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oils, and so much more! If you are a fan of Under the Tuscan Sun or know someone who is, make sure to grab a bottle of the Bramasole Olive Oil in the store, yes it is THAT Bramasole!!
  • Mama Fang's Asian Market! Seriously a great place to shop if you have not been!
  • Manhattan Farmer's Market Vendors!
  • Little Brewing Company- Meat Market
  • Pacheco Beef- Located in Alma, Kansas you can either have your meat delivered or stop by their store!
  • Alma Meat Locker
Subscription Boxes
  • FabFitFun is a great way to try new products at discount prices!
  • Stitch Fix I have tried several and Stitch Fix ALWAYS gives me the best pieces to choose from.
  • Imperfect Foods-this has been a life-saver the past year! So many great products that are delivered to your door and bonus, it helps the environment and reduces food waste!
  • LOCAL options- weekly produce boxes from A&H Farms and Farm 2 Porch from Picalilli Farms!
  • Picalilli Farms- Order from their website for their weekly Farm to Porch box! Have it delivered or pick up your box at the Manhattan Farmer's Market!
Kitchen
  • Le Creuset-These are my favorite pieces that I use all the time Dutch Oven, Serving Platter, and their Casserole dish!
  • Global- My original set was a three-piece and I have grown from there!
  • Knife Sharpener-since I don't have a Williams-Sonoma close I needed a way to keep my knives sharp!
  • Stasher Bags- I love stasher bags for two reasons, helping cut plastic waste and also because they are awesome!
  • Dash Products, especially the Egg Cooker and Air Popcorn Popper!
Travel Gear
  • Travel Backpack- Tumi is my favorite! Tumi has so many styles and colors to choose from, plus mine has a cell phone pocket and for security, a zipper pocket with RFID protection. Check out their website or benefit from resale sites like Poshmark and The RealReal for a deal!
  • Packing Cubes- I seriously think they are space savers. I have a couple of sets but prefer the ones with compression to take up even less space in your luggage.
  • Liquids Bag- This bag is perfect for security checkpoints & is also approved by TSA!
  • DripDrop-Sometimes it is hard to stay hydrated while traveling. I have tried several hydration products and found that I liked this one the best for two reasons. First is mixed the easiest and second is the flavors since of course if it doesn't taste good I am not going to drink it!
Pilates, because obviously!!
  • The Little Apple Pilates Company is my favorite spot in town, you will find me here several days a week!
  • Clothing- I love Athleta, I am ALL about #POWERofShe. Locally, Old Navy and of course Target has great options. Pro-Tip, Resale sites are perfect for finding workout gear so remember to check out sites like Poshmark! My latest obsession, Sweaty Betty!
  • Grippie Socks- You can grab a pair at Little Apple Pilates, or my favs are ToeSox, Tavi Noir, and Core Strength. Core Strength has a pair inspired by Flashdance called "She's A Maniac," I think EVERY girl should own a pair!
  • At-Home- You can catch a class at Little Apple Pilates or I also enjoy a class using P.Volve
Odds & Ends
  • Portable Speaker- We have had a Bose portable speaker for years and love it!
  • In an effort to get away from my cell phone through the night I purchased this alarm clock, it was easy to set and who am I kidding, easy to hit snooze!
  • Pantry and food Rubbermaid Storage Containers Plastic and Glass, these are EVERYTHING! I really like how they stack in my pantry.
  • Paint Markers-What don't I use these on? I love that depending on the contents I can choose a color easily seen. The best part, it almost always washes off in the dishwasher. For containers that store my flours or sugars, items that last longer, occasionally I have to use a little bit of Goo Gone to get the final bit off. No biggie!

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