Stop browsing the chain stores or hunting for deals online. Oklahoma City's small businesses and shops have just what you're looking for when it comes to the best Christmas gifts for him, her, Mom, Dad or even your furry family members.
From locally written books for the literary lover to sparkly delights from your favorite jeweler to one-of-a-kind fashion, our hyper-local gift guide can help you not only find the best gifts, but help out your local community as well.
For Book Lovers: The locally written Love Can Be Be: A Literary Collection About Our Animals is the work of local authors and put together by Louisa McCune, executive director of OKC's Kirkpatrick Foundation. The Kirkpatrick Foundation will donate all net proceeds of sales of this volume to animal charities in Oklahoma as well as honoraria donated to the contributors’ selected animal charities. Amazon.com; $11:36
For Your Dog: Petzos is an Oklahoma-City based business created by Janet Green that creates custom dog treats and donates treats for rescues and shelters each year. For more information, go to Petzos.com. $14.95
For the Luxurious: Oribe Cote d'Azure Nourishing Hand Creme, Refine Hand Scrub and Polishing Body Scrub revitalizes hands and lightly scents with the Cote d'Azure fragrance. A luxurious blend of oils and shea butter hydrates and repairs hands, making it a perfectly smooth gift. Available only at Salon Exclusive, 4225 W. Memorial Road #103. Hand Creme $53; Hand Scrub $52; Body Scrub $65.
For Your Friends: A stylish and delicious gift basket featuring two custom-roasted flavors and a handy mug from Coffeeslingers Roasters makes for a thoughtful gift for friends, coworkers, bosses or anyone who loves java. Coffeeslingers is located at 1015 N. Broadway Ave. in Oklahoma City. Gift basket $45
For the Style Maven: For the fashionista in your life, Krista Anne's Boutique has unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that are sure to please, like this Mariana Jewelry "Tinsel" set, handmade in Israel with a lifetime guarantee; $53-216; or this embroidered wool wrap with beading and fox trim in Blue Frost (available in three different colors.); $349. For more, visit Krista Anne's Boutique at 7602 N. May Ave.
For Men: What's better than a custom haircut, shave, facial and beard trim? V's Barbershop offers all style services for men in an old-fashioned barbershop setting that utilizes straight-razor shaves, custom hair and skincare and more for the hard-to-buy-for gentleman. Visit VBarbershop.com for the Oklahoma City Quail Springs location.
For the Foodie: Visit any of the Hal Smith restaurants, like Charleston's, for a delicious gift that will please anyone on your list. Gift cards to Hal Smith Restaurants can come in any amount and are perfect for stocking stuffers or for that impossible-to-buy-for person in your life. Visit HalSmith.com.
The Big Gift: Impress your favorite person with the sleek and stylish 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD With Navigation. Available at Samuel Allen Volkswagon of Oklahoma City, this compact SUV owns a good predicted reliability rating, and it has plenty of cargo space and a comfortable ride. Visit VWEdmond.com.