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Now more than ever, the businesses in our community need your support! In this year's holiday gift guide, you'll find gifts ideal for both gift-giving and stocking-stuffing. We've included ideas for the foodies, art aficionados, fashionistas, pet lovers, and others on your holiday shopping list. It's been a hard year for our local businesses, as it has been for everyone, so please, stay local when you can!

01 ANGEL WINGS, by Stephanie O'Hara. Not since Steel Magnolias has there been a more timeless story of love, loss and life. The #nofilter memoir about Oklahoman Stephanie O'Hara's crisis as she goes through infertility will make you cry, laugh and believe that challenges can make us stronger. It is the perfect book for the holidays—a message of hope. Available on, Barnes & Noble,, Books A Million, Best of Books in hard cover, paperback and e-book.

02 a) 18” 14-kt yellow gold paper clip chain. $836 (smaller version available for $612); b) 14-kt yellow gold hoops. $510 and $620;  c) 14-kt yellow gold open-link ladies’ fashion ring. $750,

03 a) Sweater, $46.95, Jeans, $69.95, and Vintage Havana Sneakers, $120; b) Flying Monkey & Vervet Jeans, $49.95-$74.95, find on Facebook at The Clothing Bar, Norman

04 a) Good Tidings hand-poured soy-blend 14-oz candle from Reclaimed Candle Co., $31; b) Handmade reclaimed boxcar wood custom signs made in Reclaimed Warehouse's trim shop, $95-$145,

05 Jaylyn and Jaxon, an eight-book series of children's books,

06 a) Oaxacan Wood Praying Mantis, $102.95; b) Handmade Native American pot, $48; c) Ornate animal jewelry boxes, $32-$43, (note: the museum also has an online store)

07 a) 64-ounce growlers, $7 for container only or $13 filled with your choice of beer; b) beer kegs in three sizes for $65, $95 and $175,

08 Two to four workouts a week is all the recipient of any fitness level will need to maximize their results,

09 Turtleson apparel starting at $74; complete the look with Nex Belts from $44 and Imperial Headwear at $25. Also, Bushnell products, starting at $149. The Trails Golf Club,

10 Fun retro-style graphic T-shirt (in youth and adult sizes) based on the mural created by Clean Hands Army and commissioned by Gabriel Bird, D.D.S., installed atop his downtown Norman office building. Proceeds benefit the Sooner Theatre. $20.

11 Know someone who can't start the day without a cuppa java? Press & Plow offers a tasteful selection of coffee, and many other tasty provisions! Gift cards are available, and would make perfect stocking stuffers for family and friends, the postman, beautician and other important people in your life.

12 Gift cards are so versatile! For the pizza-lovers and foodies on your list, consider purchasing one or more from Volare, and sit back and watch the smiles!

13 Mamma mia! For the Italian food lovers on your list, a gift card from Oliveto Italian Bistro is sure to please! Choose the amount you wish to spend.

14 Known far and wide for its fine Italian dishes, where old world Italian meets with a new world twist, Benvenuti's Ristorante offers gift certificates in various amounts. Spend a little for certificates to place in stockings, or more for a fine dining experience in or outside the restaurant. Spend $100, and receive a bonus card for yourself!

15 Find a collection of original and unique artwork by regional artists for sale at the Firehouse Art Center’s annual holiday boutique, the Holiday Gift Gallery. Open through Dec. 24; by appointment only, so call 329-4523. (Photos from last year's fair.)

16 Don't forget the pets while you're out there doing your holiday shopping. Personalized dog or cat package with pet treats, probiotics, shampoo, ear wash, a collar and leash, and a gift certificate for a nail clipping. Valued at $100 to $150, depending on the size of the pet.

17 Looking for some cool dog/puppy gift ideas this Christmas? Check out this one, which includes Christmas cookies for the pups, $3.99; Merrick Fresh Kisses dental treats, $29.99; and a K9 Granola Factory Holiday Box (contains cranberry treats, snickerdoodle treats and peanut butter biscuits), $25.99.

18 For the women on your list who want to look and feel their very best, Weaver Clinics offers gift certificates for a wide range of services, from photo facials to body sculpting.

19 Don’t have time to shop? Give a gift that keeps on giving! Gift cards are available in any amount. Pick one up for all the special people in your life this holiday season!

20 HTeaO is your one stop shop for stocking stuffers and gifts! From gift cards and snacks to Yeti and Pelican Coolers, there is something for everyone!! $5-$500,

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