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OKC Moms Blog Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Guide!

This is the time of year that we just LOVE.  The air is crisp, everything is flavored with pumpkin, we get an extra hour of sleep and of course – the holidays are just around the corner!  All the stores are getting festive and bright and…the shopping lists are getting compiled.

We want to give you a head start on your shopping and give you an excellent list of options for local gifts for almost anyone on your list!  To share the love, we surprised our team of contributors for a night of gifts so these can be truly mom/woman approved!

A big thank you to Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe who hosted us for the evening.  If you haven’t been to this restaurant (they have four locations around the metro), you need to make plans to get there soon.  Alfredo’s is very family friendly, great prices, a delicious chips/salsa/queso set up and savory food fresh from their kitchen. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter. Alfredo’s would be an excellent addition to your holiday gifts – either stopping in to let them take care of dinner, or grab a gift card to give to a loved one!

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A big thanks to Laura Vanderzee Photography for capturing the evening.  She is booking now for holiday photo sessions, so contact her for those Christmas cards! But without further ado – here are our list of 12 favorite things for this holiday season. {In no particular order!}

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1. The Vintage Pearl

FT01Why We Love The Vintage Pearl – This local business was started by a mom in Tulsa, Oklahoma and it has since grown to three locations!  Each piece (necklaces, bracelets, rings, keepsakes) is personally hand-crafted with your special names, dates or keepsakes. These beautiful pieces of jewelry can be added to literally any outfit, whether you are dressed down in yoga pants or are dressed up for a fancier occasion.  These specific necklaces are one of their newer items and it makes anyone feel special with the words “You Are Loved” on the back.  You can find them on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.

Perfect Gift For – Moms, Sisters, Grandmothers or even the men in your life with perfectly unique items.

2. Put a Cork In It 

FT02Why We Love Put a Cork In It – This is a local winery right in the heart of downtown!  Located right on the Bricktown canal, they are open for wine tastings, private parties and a gift shop stocked with gifts any wine-lover would want!  Their wines can be found in most metro wine store locations.  The best part about this winery is that each wine is named specifically with Oklahoma in mind with a local artist in Edmond who illustrates all the labels.  You can find them on Facebook and Instagram.

Perfect Gift For – Holiday Hostess Gift, Gift Exchange or anyone who just likes an exceptional glass of wine.

3. The Chalet Woodshop

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Why We Love The Chalet Woodshop – This team of Oklahoma City craftsmen puts a ton of passion into each project that they make.  We love the cutting boards that each have a strip of one of three exotic woods and are a perfect size to work with in the kitchen.  The Chalet Woodshop doesn’t just do cutting boards, they have a wide range of items they offer: wall hangings, custom cuttingboards {shape of Oklahoma, buffalo}, cigarbox lamps, patio furniture; the list can go on and on.  In their own words “Let’s make your idea a reality.”  You can find them on Facebook, Etsy and Instagram.

Perfect Gift For – The difficult person on your list. There are so many options, they would like just about anything this shop offers.

4. Nicah Lowry Design

FT04Why We Love Nicah Lowry Design – Nicah is an incredibly talented designer from Norman.  She created these awesome tribal prints of Oklahoma and also custom designs chalkboard signs or anything you might want to add for a child’s birthday party, baby onesies and t-shirts! Follow her on Instagram to get insight into her current projects and special coupon codes. You can also find her on Facebook.

Perfect Gift For – Anyone with a love of Oklahoma flair, a new mom or your niece or nephew.

5. The Little Bubble

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Why We Love The Little Bubble – What first drew us to The Little Bubble is the owners age…she is a 10 year old entrepreneur!!  The second thing that drew us is that she makes wonderful smelling items like a sugar scrub, body lotion and bath soaps that are hand-crafted with locally bought products.  Another fun fact about Bella and her shop is that she gives 10% of all sales back to Pets and People.  How sweet is that? You can find her on Facebook, Etsy, Instagram and Twitter.

Perfect Gift For – Teachers, Moms, Dads, Grandparents

6. The Cake Shop by Buttersweet Cakes

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Why We Love Buttersweet Cakes – When we heard about this shop located in Yukon, we knew we had to try them out. You would not believe the amazing culinary works of art that comes from their kitchen. They pride themselves on being serious about taste and freshness.  They do not use anything frozen, prepackaged, or imitation.  So when you place an order with Buttersweet, you can count on it being fresh and delectable.  All orders are completely customizable too. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Perfect Gift For
– Boss, Hostess Gift, Family/Friend who has a sweet tooth

7. Oklahoma Shirt Company

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Why We Love Oklahoma Shirt Company – Who wouldn’t love a new t-shirt each month that spouts Oklahoma pride?  Oklahoma Shirt Company prints a new shirt each month and you can even join to receive them straight to your door!  Not only do they have the Shirt of the Month club, they have an online store, sales and custom projects as well!  You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Perfect Gift For – Husband, Brother, Sister, or the college student who isn’t great at keeping up with laundry!

8. White Apartment Studio

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Why We Love White Apartment Studio – These hand-poured candles smell absolutely amazing.  They are made from soy wax, phthalate free fragrances, and natural fiber wick for a clean burn.  The owner has focused on creating products that are good for you, but are also good for the environment.  The Spa Line (which we are featuring here) is made with essential oils.  In addition to the candles, White Apartment Studios, also sells wax melts, for those who prefer the flameless option.  You can find her on FacebookEtsy, Instagram, Twitter.


Perfect Gift For
– Mother-in-Law, Sister,  or BFF

9. Organic Squeeze

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Why We Love Organic Squeeze – This is a family-owned premier juice and smoothie bar. Everything they serve is organic and their menu ranges from cold pressed juices, to smoothies, to chopped waters.  If the concept of juicing and the health benefits it has isn’t something you are really familiar with, have no fear, the staff is very friendly and informed to answer any questions you might have.  Organic Squeeze makes everything fresh, so by giving a friend a gift card, they can go and get their juice on, whenever they feel like it!  You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Perfect Gift For
– The health nut, neighbor, co-worker

10. Southern Okie Gourmet Spread

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Why We Love Southern Okie – The owner of Southern Okie has such a love and passion for others, which flows over into her cooking creations.  She uses high quality fruit, all natural ingredients and gourmet spices that make these flavors divine!  Southern Okie provides suggestions on recipes to make with these spreads or they are perfect just to dig into! You can find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

Perfect Gift For – Aunts, Uncles, Hostess, Close Friends, Neighbors, Teachers

11. Pretty Strong Headbands

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Why We Love Pretty Strong Headbands – Active moms need to keep their hair under control but most headbands that are cute tend to just not stay where they are supposed to!  This headband is made with silicone non-slip grips and will not budge!  They come in a variety of colors so you can coordinate with all your active wear clothes and the braid design makes it that much cuter during the busy days. You can find them on Facebook.

Perfect Gift For – Workout Buddy, Niece, Young Mom

12. Bedre Fine Chocolate

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Why We Love Bedre Fine Chocolate – Well, why WOULDN’T we love Bedre?  This chocolate is so smooth and is made with natural, high quality ingredients down in Davis, OK (check out our visit down to the factory!). You can buy online, down in Davis or locally at The National Cowboy Museum (gift shop), Route 66 in 50 Penn Place (near Quail Springs Mall) or either Gourmet Gallery locations.  Bedre offers individual size chocolates, bars, gift baskets, and more so you’ll want to check them out for your holiday list! You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Perfect Gift For – Stocking Stuffer, Chocolate Lovers

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Whew!  That’s quite a list…one that we are loving every item on!   But we don’t want to just keep everything for ourselves…we want to share it with you!!  We have a complete set of this list {excluding the fresh-made items which are supplemented with a gift card} for TWO lucky readers!!  That’s right, two of you will get ALL of these!!  You’re welcome.

Terms and Conditions:: You must be an Oklahoma City metro resident and must be willing to MEET to pick up these items! Pick up will be at a mutually convenient location for both parties.

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44 Responses to OKC Moms Blog Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Guide!

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    carrie November 11, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    I’m so echoed about these favorite Okie things! Some I Never even knew existed!

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    carrie November 11, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    *Excited!

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    Emily Peck November 11, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    I love this blog! Great gift ideas!

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    Kenna Mason November 11, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Thank you for supporting our awesome local businesses! I am most excited about possibly winning a handcrafted item from the Vintage

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    Katie M November 11, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Oh! How fun, love the cutting board.

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    Nicole November 11, 2014 at 7:07 am #

    Would love to share these with friends and family.

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    Paige November 11, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    Would love to give these gifts to family

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    Amy November 11, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    All of these are new products to me, I would LOVE to try them out and share some as Christmas gifts!

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    Lana November 11, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Great ideas! Love that these are local businesses to support!

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      Lana November 11, 2014 at 8:24 am #

      I would like to try the headbands – I always need something to keep the hair out of my eyes when I run and most headbands slip right out!

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    Annette November 11, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Love the Organic Squeeze (hope they still have funky beets!) and Southern Okie items. Bedre Chocolate – be still my heart!! thanks for offering this giveaway!

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    Emily November 11, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Fun list! I love Vintage Pearl!! Oklahoma T-shirt Company sounds awesome too!

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    Sandy B. November 11, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    All these items look awesome!

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    Karlie November 11, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    I would love to win this!!!

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    Mel H November 11, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    I would love to win! Please please please!

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    Anna November 11, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Bedré is amazing! Also would love the headband.

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    Beth November 11, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    Some of my favorites as well…and thanks for introducing people to local businesses!

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    Heather November 11, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Just found this blog! Can’t wait to read more!

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    Jill Farrar November 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    This is an amazing give away! I especially love Nicah Lowry Design!

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    Shanna November 11, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Organic squeeze-yum!

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    Sheryl November 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    I love that you are introducing people to the great local businesses in Oklahoma! I hope I win, these would make great gifts!!!

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    Becky w November 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Sugar scrubs look awesome!$

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    Sara November 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    I love the Vintage Pearl already and would enjoy trying out Organic Squeeze!

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    Dacia Harris November 13, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Excited about Nicah Lowry Design!!

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    Brittany Dennis November 13, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    This is wonderful!! Really hoping to win.

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    Jenna November 13, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    This is an awesome list! Love these!

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    Kelli Nichols November 13, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    I love the Vintage Pearl and the Oklahoma Tee’s!

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    Katy November 13, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    I’m excited about the pretty strong headband!

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    Mallory November 13, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    The vintage pearl necklace!

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    Robin November 13, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    I don’t think I can pick a favorite from this awesome list! I have never heard of several of these places and would love to try them out!

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    Amber N. November 13, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Oooh I’m always looking for a “healthier” candle! And they have essential oils too! Win win

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    Angie November 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    I am so excited that I found you guys through New Orleans Mom’s Blog. It is great to see all of these things made right where we are living now! (From N.O. but stationed here now 🙂 )

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    Melanie R November 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Love Buttersweet Cakes! Such nice people!

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    Rebecca November 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Vintage Pearl…i just love their stuff!

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    manda November 14, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    The bedre!

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    Jo K November 14, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    All Oklahoma goods, especially the Bedre!

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    Linzi C November 15, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I love a good set of Okie stuff!!!!! 🙂 How fun!

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    Melissa Jonsson November 15, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Such great gifts! I love it when people promote local products

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    Angela Messec November 15, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Any of this would be amazing to win!

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    jessica November 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    These look like some great prizes. Thanks for sharing about them.

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    Nicole P November 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Thanks for the great Christmas ideas!

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    Amanda November 15, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    These are all great companies and great products!

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    Tara November 16, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    My husband just mentioned he would like to check out Put A Cork In It. Just checked out their website. Looking forward to trying their “sweet wines”! 🙂

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