Shop OKC: 5 Can’t-Miss Holiday Shopping Trips

This is a sponsored post. However, each vendor was specifically contacted as a result of the recommendations of our amazing team!

Eeeekkkk!! We are so excited to share this year’s Shop OKC holiday gift guide with you!! Every year since I was in high school, my mom and I have had a tradition of going Christmas shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving. We’d grab a hot coffee and stand outside in the cold for longer than any person should. We were never searching for anything that was actually in demand-like a cheap TV or a Tickle-Me-Elmo (I’m showing my age here). We were really just in it for the tradition and the memories. Sure, we’d come armed with a list of gifts needed for our loved ones, and we’d save $10-$20 per item. But really? We were there for the laughter and the company. Also, I’m a HUGE people-watching fan. Nothing beats people-watching on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

As I’ve gotten older (and hopefully wiser), though, I care a lot more about where my money actually goes. I love Target as much as the next girl, but you know what I love even more? Knowing that my money is supporting our local community. And that means our holiday shopping tradition has expanded a bit! Sure, my mom and I still go shopping on Black Friday, but we also never miss a Small Business Saturday. I love love love finding unique, high-quality gifts at local boutiques and shops, knowing that my money is supporting my beloved community! If you are going shopping this weekend-or at all this holiday season-here are 5 local shops that you absolutely CANNOT miss!

Did we miss your favorite local shop? Let us know in the comments!

green bambino
For the mama-to-be, baby, or kiddo on your list, Green Bambino is Oklahoma City’s full-service baby store, featuring a huge array of products to help families navigate the baby years. From car seats and strollers to cute clothes, diapers to toys, we have aaaaallll your baby needs covered. When you are ready to create a baby registry, just stop by and shop – it’s easy and fun!
Pick up your 2020 Keep It Local card at Green Bambino to earn in-store rewards twice as fast and benefit from other perks. For more information on how our rewards program earns you up to 10% back, visit our website: Even if you only use your Keep It Local card at Green Bambino, we promise to make it worth your while!
Basal Baby

Basal Baby

Basal Baby seeks to honor the essentials of childhood: open-ended play, access to nature play, a simple home environment, and a meaningful family life. Come shop our curation of whimsical and low impact toys and tees from around the world for children 0-5. Linger to explore content on simplicity and essentialism in early parenthood.

This holiday season, some crowd favorites include: wooden peg doll sets, mini food trucks, wooden magic drawing board, and magnetic city blocks. Our customers always enjoy Free Shipping on orders over $50. As an added bonus we would like to extend a 10% discount to OKC moms blog readers with code: OKCMOMSBLOG. Happy Holidays from your friends at Basal Baby! 

Cinnamon Bears

At Cinnamon Bears in Edmond, you will find a carefully curated offering of every. last. thing. you need for the littles in your life! From keepsake gifts, room decor, toys, clothing and all the accessories, Cinnamon Bears strives to carry as many local and USA made products as possible. Our local artisans can custom-design outfits and hair accessories, as well as in-house monogramming. Let us take the stress out of your holiday shopping with personal assistance and complimentary gift wrap. Check for holiday specials on our facebook and instagram stories!
Shop hours are Monday – Saturday  10 – 6.

Commonplace Books

Commonplace is all about Books, Food & People: Connecting people together in meaningful and lasting ways to spread ideas that matter. Around here, we read to know that we’re not alone; we gather around the table for a shared meal for the exact same reason. Our highest hope is that each and every person who comes through our doors leaves, having encountered true hospitality, feeling a little less alone than they might have entered. We invite you to Midtown to peruse our uniquely curated selection while enjoying the spirit of Unhurried Wonder this Holiday Season.
Plenty Mercantile

Plenty Mercantile

Plenty Mercantile is owned by an amazing mother-daughter team, and is the perfect stop for anyone on your list. Everything in the shop is mindfully sourced to increase sustainability. They offer a wide range of gift baskets, home goods to make you swoon, and adorable and unique kid, baby, and pet items. Plenty Mercantile is also offering curbside pickup and complimentary gift wrapping for the holidays! The staff at Plenty is gifted in gifting. Tell them about the person you’re shopping for, and they’ll be ready with a personalized suggestion!
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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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