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!
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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!