Each and every city has places that are only found in that town. Many of them are mom and pop shops or restaurants but they add so much color and variety to a city. Those small local independents are what set them apart from other communities. Places that can't be found elsewhere, and Topeka is no different.
Of course as a local supporter and lover, I could rattle off countless places that are local to Topeka that I think are must stops when showing out of town visitors. I want them to see what makes our town unique and special. (so we basically avoid Wanamaker... :) ) I take them to places that are a part of Topeka history...The North Star, BoBo's Drive In, Harold's Prize Package....but I also take them to typical touristy places that are a must see while in our great city.
This year I created a custom pillow that reflects the important highlights of Topeka, KS. I originally did it with Topeka High School being on there simply because it is the first million dollar high school built in the U.S., but then after graduations rolled around I realized that people loved also having the ability to adjust the design to the high school they attended. So we have a wide variety of pillows with different print colors that showcase special places in Topeka. Some include the local high schools, Brown Vs. Board, The Equality House, our gorgeous capitol and more.
These pillows really are perfect gifts for someone who has spent a fair time in Topeka or who happens to be from here. They highlight what makes our town great! So go thru your list...these pillows are perfect on a dorm bed, sofa or in your favorite chair.
Pillow gift ideas:
-foreign exchange students to show special places of where they stayed.
-college kids that have moved away
-Seniors in high school
-People who have grown up in Topeka, or whom have lived here
The other favorite item that has been hugely successful in the shop is our "Home T's". We started carrying these last year and their excitement and the love for them has not wained. These are organic cotton shirts that are extremely roomy and comfortable. They are a unisex style that really does look great on everyone. They run about a size too big and are available in xs-xl. These shirts won't shrink and will be your go to t-shirt when wanting to rock something comfortable.
The best thing about the "Home T's" is that 10 % of the proceeds goes to MS Society. So not only are you getting a fun shirt, you are also helping a cause. If you are a twitter user, you will often find celebrities tweeting with their own home shirts on sharing their pride of their home state. There are a few other off shoots of these shirts, but the states are the main ones and the original ones. These are also the shirts many of you might have caught on Shark Tank.
These are gifts that are reflecting a love and a pride for our city and our state, and I know I love where I am from. Again, both of these items are available on our website and in store. Stop in to grab yours and see whom you could cross off next on your list!