#ShopLocal: Your OKC Holiday Gift Guide

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Welcome to the OKC Area Shop Local Guide!

This year, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, we want to encourage you to THINK LOCAL! Our beloved city is FULL of special and unique gift ideas for everyone on your list! And a bonus: you don’t have to worry about shipping delays!

This OKC Area Gift Guide is sponsored by Green Bambino, your one-stop-shop for all things mama and child! We’ve cultivated these gift lists from favorites of our team, businesses that have wowed us this year, and our very own 2021 Mom-Approved Awards.

Green Bambino

Green Bambino is truly your one-stop shop for all things mama and child! Shop kids clothing, toys, books, reusable diapers, and baby gear of all kinds. Green Bambino’s carefully curated selection of unique and thoughtful goods are perfect for the mamas and kiddos on your list. Order online for curbside pickup, shipping, or walk in and shop.

New this holiday season – Tonies are now available at Green Bambino! The Toniebox is an imagination-building, screen-free, digital listening device for kids. It’s an interactive music and storybook player that is perfect for little listeners. Turn it on, pop a Tonie on top and let the audio adventure begin! Shop the full collection of toys for children ages 2+ at https://www.greenbambino.com/shop/toys/

 

Experiences

AR Workshop Edmond – Use your crafting skills to make signs, blankets, and more! Pick up a DIY kit or take an instructor-led workshop!

Artsy Rose Academy – Artsy Rose offers both art classes for kids and adults, as well as “Take Home kits” to paint in the comfort of your own home.

Belle Kitchen – Belle Kitchen offers cooking and baking classes for both kids and adults! Sign your kiddo up for a macaron class or schedule you and your partner for a date night cooking class – you won’t regret it!

Blue Zoo – Oklahoma City’s only aquarium offers annual passes for just $39.95/person!

Edmond Fine Arts Institute – EFAI offers art classes for kids of all ages, as well as adults! From sculpting to drawing to jewelry-making, there’s something for everyone here!

Kidz Funtown – Edmond’s newest indoor play place! Purchase a one day pass, a 10-visit punch card, or monthly membership.

Oklahoma City Zoo – Let your kids enjoy the OKC Zoo all year long for just $120/year for a family of 6!

Put a Cork In It – A gift card for this small, family-owned OKC winery is the perfect gift for the wine-lover in your life! Taste up to 3 wines free, and 8 wines for $8 in their indoor and outdoor seating.

Riversport OKC – Gift season passes, day passes, or single experiences. Black Friday special coming on 11/26! New this year: Ski OKC!

Sam Noble Museum – Family memberships start at just $45/year at this beloved dinosaur museum!

Science Museum Oklahoma – Keep the learning going all year – an annual membership to Science Museum Oklahoma is only $175/year for a family of 6! 

Threshold Climbing Gyms – Memberships start at $65/person per month! Access a full range of climbing gyms, yoga classes, and fitness!

We Rock the Spectrum – Catering specifically to children with special needs of all kinds, We Rock the Spectrum OKC offers indoor play memberships for 3, 6, and 13 visits.

 

Self Care

Bella Strada – Full-service salon and spa just might be the perfect thing to ease your stress!

DryBar – Never underestimate the power of a hair blowout! Purchase gift cards for a single service, or a monthly membership.

Float OKC – Customizable sensory deprivation experiences offer the ultimate relaxation. Float in Epsom salts in a lightproof, soundproof pod – unless you just need a degree of light or sound in your life!

Purity Day Spa – Specializing in holistic treatments for your mind, body, and soul. Offers a range of services from cupping therapy and micro needling to massages and facials!

The Aesthetics Place Med Spa – Located in Mustang, this Med Spa has the best staff! From facials to permanent makeup to injectables, you’re in good hands at  The Aesthetics Place!

Three Graces Day Spa – Pretend you’re in Italy at this European day spa! You can purchase gift cards for a specific dollar amount, or for a spa package.

Food and Beverage

OKC has become a highly underrated city for foodies! Gift cards from any of these amazing OKC eateries are sure to please!

Charleston’s – With locations all over the metro, there is definitely a Charleston’s near you! Perfect for everything from a power lunch to date night! And let’s be honest – a Hal Smith gift card gives you more options than Baskin Robbins.

Cheever’s Cafe – Open for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, Cheever’s is THE place for a special meal. We’ve never been disappointed.

City and State – New off of 6th Street, City and State is modern, yet cozy, American cuisine! Don’t miss the killer rooftop patio!

Crockstar Dinner Club – Perfect gift for the busy family! Order crockpot kits for pick-up or delivery. Crockstar has both pantry crockpot kits available (just add meat!) or a varying monthly menu of refrigerated crockpot meals (dump and go!).

Edmond Railyard – Similar to The Collective in OKC, Edmond Railyard features restaurants, a craft bar, and even Cities ice cream!

Frida Southwest – I don’t even have words to describe how good this food is. Just go. Go right now.

Hall’s Pizza Kitchen – An Oklahoma icon. Amazing pizza, amazing cinnamon rolls, amazing rooftop views. Pro tip: ask for the “secret sauce” – and if you can figure out what’s in it, let me know.

Jones Assembly – Live music is BACK! Along with all your favorite food and drinks. This Christmas, plan a date night to enjoy later!

Kitchen No. 324 – Seasonally-inspired cafe and craft bakery offers tasty treats from 9 am-3 pm on weekdays and 8 am-3 pm on weekends.

Metro Wine Bar – The perfect place for a glass of wine and an appetizer at the bar, or a full evening of delicious dining.

Oso Paseo – Mexican restaurant AND Tiki Bar? Yes please! Come for the tacos, stay for the Tiki.

Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails – With locations in Norman and the Paseo District, Scratch is truly one-of-a-kind.

The Collective – Oklahoma City’s first food hall is home to 9 individual restaurants, 1 coffee shop, and a 40-foot bar!

The Copley – The Copley could technically fall under both “Experiences” and “Food and Drinks”, as you can book private or semi-private playdates! If that’s not up your alley, enjoy their food and drinks for dine-in or pick-up.

The Drake – JUST reopened! Grab a gift card for the seafood-love in your life!

Unwind Cafe – If you’re looking for Instagram-worthy food, you’ve found it! Check out Unwind Cafe on 23rd Street for the most beautiful (and delicious!) food around.

Waffle Champion – Sweet waffles, savory waffles, gluten-free waffles…waffles for every occasion. Waffle Champion is always an indulgent treat! Also, don’t pass on the French fries.

Whiskey Cake – Whiskey Cake really rose to the occasion during this past year and a half (or longer!) – in addition to their regular menu (for dine-in, takeout, or delivery), you can also purchase Meal Kits and Cocktails to Go at this Penn Square location to take home!

For Kids

Cinnamon Bears – Cinnamon Bears offers a beautiful selection of essentials for mama, baby, and young children. Shop toys, books, clothing, and baby gear all season long!

Forever Young Toy Shoppe – Known for their Make-Your-Own stuffed animals, Forever Young Toy Shoppe also offers toys for purchase online!

Green Bambino – Games, toys, and books for every kiddo! Be sure to check out their collection of stocking stuffers!

Hippie Hooray Read and Play – Hippie Hooray could technically fall under both “kids” and “experiences”! Check out Jenna’s website and Instagram for fun mommy and me classes, sensory kits, and peg people – they make great stocking stuffers!

Kidoodles Toy Zone – Specialty toy store in Norman offers a wide range of toys for kids of all ages.

Lakeshore Learning – Educational toys for newborns through tweens! Lakeshore offers great options for encouraging imaginative play, building STEM skills, and developing social-emotional skills.

Lay’s World Children’s Boutique – Boys’ and girls’ clothing featuring clothing with children of different skin tones! Unique, trendy boutique clothing at affordable prices.

Learning Tree – Find brands like Calico Critters, Brio, Playmobil, Ravensburger, and Thomas the Train at the Learning Tree. Shop in store, or order ahead for curbside pickup!

Little Hobbit Book Box – Locally-owned early childhood monthly boxes! Preorder monthly boxes without the stress of a subscription! Includes books and crafts to facilitate family quality time. FREE delivery in OKC/Mustang/Yukon areas.

Oui and Si – Mother/daughter professor team offers French and Spanish learning boxes! Each box comes with a QR code with a French or Spanish lesson, and Oui and Si donates one box for each box sold.

Speeding Bullet Comics – An OKC Mom contributor’s favorite, Speeding Bullet Comics offers comics, graphic novels, t-shirts and action figures for the comic lover on your list!

The Little Ark – Specializing in younger children, The Little Ark offers toys, clothes, and baby essentials.

Pet Care

A1 Pet Emporium – With 4 locations around the metro, A1 Pet Emporium is a local favorite! Currently offering in-store and curbside service.

All Fur Paws – Grooming services, self-serve dog wash, AND every pet product you could ask for!

Bone Dog Boutique – Pamper your pet with a wide array of treats from Bone Dog Boutique! Also offers self-serve dog wash station.

Solo’s Park and Pub – Solo’s is a bar, restaurant, and dog park! Get a gift card for the humans in your life and the dogs they love!

Three Dog Bakery – All-natural, handmade bakery treats made for your dog with love! 

 

Retail

Black Scintilla – Black Scintilla carries a wide variety of novelty items, as well as women’s clothing in sizes small – 3XL. As a transplant Okie, I love their Oklahoma novelty items!

Blue Seven – Blue Seven carries gifts for men, women, and children. From pocket knives to hand sanitizer, Blue Seven is your stop!

Commonplace Books – Commonplace is a community treasure in the heart of Midtown, with a new location in Edmond this year! With a selection of unique and hard-to-find titles and gifts, Commonplace encourages discussion and growth. Local delivery, pick up, and shipping available.

Crooked Wick – For the best Winter and Christmas scents, visit the Crooked Wick’s website for shipping candles and wax melts directly to your loved ones!

Full Circle Bookstore – Near Penn Square, Full Circle boasts 60,000 new book titles in stock! Full Circle is also the winner of this year’s Mom-Approved Awards for Best Bookstore!

Lush Fashion Boutique – Winner of this year’s Mom-Approved Awards for Best Boutique, Lush Fashion Lounge has trendy clothing for men, women and children. Need game day attire? Lush is your place for that, too.

Mira Bird – Another contributor favorite, Mira Bird has everything from stationery to home goods to robes to beauty supplies. Someone on your list hard to buy for? Mira Bird probably has a solution.

Painted Door – This sweet boutique downtown is celebrating 30 years this fall! Head into the store or shop online for clothing, jewelry, toys, gourmet foods – whatever you’re looking for!

Plenty Mercantile – With 3 locations around the metro, Plenty Mercantile is a sustainable, eco-friendly retail store. Plenty offers home goods, gifts, toys, books, pet products, and eco-friendly cleaning products, to name a few. Stop in today!

Rarebird – Located in the lobby of the luxurious Omni Hotel, Rarebird features products from an array of local vendors for everyone on your list! Shop foodstuffs, jewelry, clothing, games, books, and more! While you’re there, check out this post for another gift idea for the mama in your life!

Shop Good – Shop with a purpose this year at Shop Good! With over 100 hand-pulled t-shirt designs, Shop Good is perpetually giving back to the community – over $75,000 donated to community projects so far! (They have home, gift, and beauty products too!)

Twinkle Apothecary – Clean beauty products all handcrafted right here in OKC from plant-based ingredients! Twinkle Apothecary is mama-owned and operated, and offers every beauty product you can imagine.

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Stacy grew up in Minnesota, but spent the next several years of her life traversing the globe, temporarily setting down roots anywhere and everywhere. Stacy is extremely passionate about the world of adoption and foster care, having spent a year in Uganda adopting her oldest daughter in 2008. Stacy married her husband Jesse in 2011, and they moved to Oklahoma City to grow their family. After a brief hiatus in Minnesota, Stacy and her beloved family of five returned to Oklahoma City in June of 2017. They are thrilled to be back "home" where sweet tea flows like water and they can fully embrace saying "Y'all". Stacy obtained a Master’s degree in child psychology in 2007, but currently uses it only on her own children! A stay-at-home mama since Baby #3 was born, Stacy has stayed busy keeping her children alive and relatively entertained. She loves her little crazy crew fiercely and is enjoying returning to all of their favorite local haunts. When she’s not chasing her kiddos, Stacy is likely traveling or daydreaming about traveling. She also enjoys coffee shops, copious amounts of “cop drama” shows, and perusing pinterest for ideas that have little chance of ever getting done. But they’re good to have. Just in case.

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