#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!

This OKC Area Gift Guide is sponsored by Green Bambino, your one-stop-shop for all things mama and child! We’ve cultivated these lists from favorites of our team, businesses that have wowed us this year, and our very own 2020 Mom-Approved Awards.

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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 (subject to capacity).

 

New this holiday season – Peaceable Kingdom Games are now available at Green Bambino! These games encourage cooperative play (rather than competitive!) that will teach your child to cultivate kindness and work with others towards a common goal. Because kids that play well together play well in the world! Shop the full collection of games for children ages 2+ at https://bit.ly/36SDj9A

Experiences

In considering experience gifts, please follow all recommendations of our local health officials!

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

Board and Brush – Create a personalized wood sign while socializing with friends!

Blue Zoo – Oklahoma City’s only aquarium is offering annual passes for 30% off for a limited time! Family memberships start at $139/year.

Kidz Funtown – Edmond’s newest indoor play place! Purchase a one day pass, a 10-day 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!

Paint N Cheers – Learn the basics of acrylic painting while socializing with friends!

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 sales coming on 11/27!

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 $165/year for a family of 6! 

Summit Climbing and Fitness – With locations in OKC and Norman, Summit Climbing is perfect for the adventurous spirit! Purchase gift cards for a single experience, a 5-visit punchcard, or a monthly membership.

We Rock the Spectrum – Catering specifically to children with special needs of all kinds, We Rock the Spectrum OKC offers indoor play memberships for 1, 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!

Sole’renity Spa – This is a bit of a drive to The Artesian Hotel, but definitely a romantic gift! Named one of America’s Top 100 spas in 2018, Sole’renity offers a wide range of spa services.

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!

Cafe Kacao – Delicious Latin fusion food – easy ordering for dine-in, curbside, and delivery.

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.

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!

Flint – Nestled in the historic Colcord Hotel, Flint offers every meal AND delicious drinks.

Hall’s Pizza Kitchen – An Oklahoma icon. Amazing pizza, amazing cinnamon rolls, amazing rooftop views.

Hatch – Get the beignets for an appetizer. You won’t regret it.

Jones Assembly – Music shows may be on hold for now, but unique food and drinks are still yours for the consuming!

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.

Neighborhood Jam – There’s not a bad thing on this brunch/lunch menu! From food to drinks to coffee, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one thing to order.

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

Paseo Grill – For the steak lover and the seafood lover, Paseo Grill features classic American food.

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 right now, enjoy their food and drinks for dine-in or pick-up.

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 has gotten truly innovative during this pandemic season – in addition to their regular menu, you can also purchase “Quarantine Kits” at this Penn Square location for takeout! Buy full meal kits or a grocery kit full of groceries! Dine-in also available.

For Kids

Basal Baby – Order unique wooden toys, books, and infant/toddler clothing online to arrive on time for Christmas. Basal Baby’s wooden toys make perfect stocking stuffers for your little one!

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!

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.

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.

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!

Burlap Buffalo – Located in Mustang, Burlap Buffalo offers women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, including mommy and me outfits!

Cargo Room – Literally a mobile cargo trailer-turned-boutique, Cargo Room offers stylish women’s and children’s clothing and accessories!

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

Full Circle Bookstore – Near Penn Square, Full Circle boasts 60,000 new book titles in stock! Grab a coffee in their cafe and peruse the selection for any avid reader.

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.

OK Candle Collective – I know, I know, this sounds oddly specific, but their handmade, small-batch candles deserve a mention. AND not only do they sell candles, but also stationery, home goods, and beauty products.

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!

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
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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