It’s that time of year again! Holiday tunes will soon be floating all throughout our homes and lists will be compiled for friends and family. We want to take your gift buying burden off your shoulders and give you some amazing, LOCAL ideas! These businesses are all Oklahoma City Moms Blog approved and we hope you enjoy this list, too. But, we can’t just dangle these amazing products in front of you without…having a giveaway!! So, at the end of our gift guide, PLEASE enter to win a FULL SET of products from each* company. Please note, you must be an Oklahoma City Metro Resident to win and must agree to meet at a mutually convenient location for delivery!! *items from Cookies N Cards will not be included due to freshness.
Wings Event Center is a beautiful venue nestled in on Eastern, just north of Memorial Road in Edmond. Not only does it have scenic views across a pond, and a gazebo and outdoor porch that are breathtaking, but it has large open rooms perfect for any gathering or reception – perfect for company holiday parties, weddings, and more. It also is home to a special needs adult program where their mission is “to enhance the lives of adults with developmental disabilities through social, vocational and residential programs guided by principles of the Bible.” We were so touched that the members of this community came together to prepare for our special event. They helped set up the tables and chairs, rolled the silverware and each had a part in making the most beautiful platters and wing ornaments for every contributor in attendance. Many items that the members make can be purchased in the Wings Gift Shop, which also carries some other Oklahoma local favorites or market items. This program touches the lives of many, and if you know of anyone who could benefit, please check out their website and social media for more information.
Cookies ‘N Cards is THE place in Norman for unique gifts, jewelry, greeting cards for all occasions and, of course, amazing cupcakes and other sweet treats! Now located at 1000 E. Alameda, Ste. 109 in Norman, Cookies ‘n’ Cards and the store’s owner, Nancy Russell, have been Norman staples for over 30 years. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information. Also, if you need a custom order, don’t hesitate to call 405-364-2760 and ask. Nancy can make any cake or cupcakes for your special occasion!
DreamCatcher Farms Gourmet Salsa is a locally made salsa that was created by Dee Sporn. Her daughter jokes that it was experimentally made during her “mid-life crisis”, but hey, a creation of excellent salsa is never a bad thing. You can buy this locally in stores – Sprouts, Kamp’s Meat Market, Red Dirt Emporium and more, or on their website. There are four flavors to try -mild, medium, pretty hot and super duper hot. We want to know which one is your favorite!
Freckles Creative Studio is a colorful and whimsical paper design studio based in Oklahoma City. Stemmed from a love for well-designed products and a passion for creating with her hands, owner and designer, Natalie Ann Spencer, began Freckles Creative Studio with the vision to create paper and gift merchandise that makes people smile. Bright colors, interesting patterns and silly sayings in the form of stationery, greeting cards and paper goods make up the Freckles Creative Studio collection. Natalie designs each product to be a simple way to give or receive a much needed smile!
Freezer Meal Society believes in the value of dinner time. They take the chaos out of the dreaded question “What’s for dinner?” by offering local workshops and workshops to go. Each month there will be a fresh menu of eight meals with options to fit your dietary needs. They focus on balanced meals by offering side dish and serving ideas to round out your meal. You will select your own produce, meat, and other ingredients. So that YOU have control of what you are feeding yourself and your loved ones. Depending on your family size you will leave with 8-16 meals!
Redbud Ridge Winery is tucked into the cross timber forest of Oklahoma. Nature lovers and natural Oklahoma wines are companions on this site just east of Norman, Oklahoma on Highway 9. They specialize in wines that pair well with food. From the intense, bold flavor of the “Big Red Steak Wine” to the complex lightness of the “Think Pink” wine you can be sure that you can find an appropriate wine for dinner. When chilled the Alsatian style Riesling or the “Think Pink” works well as cocktail wines.
Love Crazy Designs started out as photography and ended up as accessories focused around leather flowers. Owner Reagan McCune handmade a few silk flowers for a girl to wear in a picture and then turned the flowers into a necklace. After wearing that necklace to her children’s school and having several ask where she “bought it,” a business was born. Every leather flower is handmade. Currently LoveCrazy Designs is very passionate about their “Crown of Hope” project. For every hat purchased from LoveCrazy Designs they provide a fashionable hat for a cancer patient. The project has provided nearly 200 hats since February 2015.
Mustang Creek Alpacas offers a wide variety of products made entirely from Alpaca fleece. Alpaca fleece compares to the luxurious feel of cashmere but durable like sheeps wool and contains the same moisture wicking properties as wool. However, alpaca fleece does not itch and does not contain lanolin, making it 99% hypoallergenic. Alpaca fiber is hollow in the center which allows it to “breathe” and adjust itself to your body temperature. Therefore, many items made from alpaca can work year round. Their items can be purchased online or locally at the Mercantile Store on historic Route 66 in downtown Yukon (430 W. Main Street).
Natural Living Products sells handmade, all natural, chemical and preservative free Shea Butter Whipped Lotion, Deodorant, Body Scrub, Rough & Bumpy Skin Cream (diaper rash treatment/preventative, eczema, skin rashes), Cuts & Scrapes Salve and Lip Balm. All of their products have been tested by an independent lab for safety and are handmade with love in Oklahoma. You can find Natural Living Products locally at Black Scintilla, Green Bambino, Collected Thread and Milo & Lily Boutique.
Each month Okie Goodies Box delivers a themed box filled with 5-7 of tasty treats grown, mixed, or made by small businesses across Oklahoma. They visit state fairs, county festivals, farmers’ markets and local shops to find the most delicious foods Oklahoma has to offer and help small businesses find the audience their food deserves. Most of the goodies they feature in their Okie Goodies boxes are made by family businesses and one-person operations. Past boxes have featured goodies like tea, salsa, honey, jerky, jelly, chocolate, soda, soup, BBQ sauce, spices, nuts, candy, and so much more! O! Fudge Box is a specialty box from Okie Goodies featuring small batch artisan fudge from the mother-daughter team at Sweet Prairie Home Signature Fudge in Bethany, Oklahoma. Each month’s flavor selection is a surprise for every subscriber, but you get to choose what kind flavors to receive. Each flavor comes in a 2 oz. resealable cups of small batch artisan fudge with a spoon for immediate sweet tooth satisfaction.”
Oklahoma Shirt Company offers custom designed Oklahoma shirts delivered to your doorstep every month with their Shirt of the Month club. Not only is it a flexible program, where you can change your size every month, but they also have a kid’s shirt program too! This is a perfect way to show your state pride while being comfortable, too.
Party Gypsy “My best ideas always come to me at midnight the night before a craft show when I’m already in over my head! These sweet little deer prints were one of those ideas. I had demonstrated a similar craft using paint sticks a few weeks prior during my weekly DIY segment, Pins & Projects, on News 9, but thought it would be even more fun to incorporate the deer and felt flowers. I also make and sell a mix of party supplies (cupcake toppers, cake banners, banners, high chair banners, etc), holiday burlap banners and wreaths. And with the help of my husband, we make wood plank ‘Oklahomas’ and wood arrows, too.” – Coleen, owner
Pratcher Design specializes in personalized glassware, mugs, tumblers, pillow covers, framed prints and many other goodies. Perfect for teacher gifts, bridal parties, team gifts, a special surprise or just to treat yo’self, there is something for everyone. They also love custom orders, so give them a shout and make something unique! Everything is handmade with love in Oklahoma. Pratcher Design can also be found locally at Gil’s Clothing & Denim Bar, Deer Creek Boutique, and Milo & Lily’s Boutique.
Raspberry Canes specializes in handmade baby and toddler clothing and accessories for both mom and child. Her fabric prints are trendy and eye-catching, while the styles are sweet and classic. This combination provides enough comfort and style to make both mom and baby happy!
Refunk My Junk wants to give the gift of creativity! These gift certificates are good to any workshop (for a full 12 months after purchase) for furniture painting! You show up with your piece of furniture and owner and artist Allison Griffith teaches you all her tips and tricks! Furniture painting is made easier by walking you through start-to-finish on how to prep, paint, distress and wax all of your furniture!
Southern Okie makes mouth-watering Gourmet Spreads, using all natural ingredients, no preservatives or anything else you can’t pronounce. These spreads, combined with the Southern Okie Cookbook, which gives you easy recipes incorporating the spreads for a foolproof meal, create the perfect gift for anyone on your list!
The Vintage Pearl creates meaningful, personalized hand-stamped jewelry and keepsakes that are customized with names, initials, dates, or words of inspiration: perfect for moms. Visit us at our Edmond location at Spring Creek Village on the NW corner of 15th and Bryant.
Now that we’ve unveiled in detail all the wonderful #shopOKC2015 gifts, now is your chance to enter to win a complete set of all these fabulous products! We will have two winners. Enter now!
**Please note, you must be an Oklahoma City Metro Resident to win and must agree to meet at a mutually convenient location for delivery!! We are not able to ship these items.**