2010 Holiday Gift Guide

December 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm Leave a comment

Shopping local this season is just the best thing to do. You know it. When you’re friend asks you wear you got the handmade gloves, or the tshirt, or the handmade jewelry, you won’t have to say “Oh I just got it at that store in the mall”…you can say “I got it at (Collected Thread, at DNA Galleries, Warpaint Clothing etc) in the Plaza District, that happening little district off 16th street”

You feel much prouder to say the latter. Shopping local is cool. Shopping local shows character. Shopping local supports your community. Shopping local is just good for everyone.

So, we’ve highlighted some goods from all our businesses to make that holiday shopping list alot easier to tackle. There are gifts for all in the Plaza District. Check em out!

Velvet Monkey Salon

Ladies and gents, I get my hairs did here so I can vouch. Quality hair service, massage, tanning and more.Many quality hair products and gift cards available in any amount! Also, a hidden gem of vintage glory is found in the back room. So, if you’re shopping for a vintage lover there are a wealth of tees, dresses, coats, shoes, accessories and more! Also a great place to find a holiday party dress!

Collected Thread

So many good things here for all ages! Collected Thread boasts handmade merchandise from across Oklahoma and the nation. I’ve picked a few favorites including sea salt candles, “Local is for Lovers” baseball tees, Kennedy prints unframed, and a fabulous red coat. Be sure to check out the cards and handmade ornaments as well!

The candles are Sydney Hale Candles and are 100% soy and burn for 50 hours. Available in Sandelwood+Tobacco, Fir + Blue Sage, Fig + Vanilla, and Sea Salt+ Bay Rum.
The local is for lovers baseball tees are unisex and designed by Collected Thread. Hand Printed by Tree and Leaf.
The Bird hood is a unisex hoodie and is the Collected Thread logo. Hand printed by Tree and Leaf.
The Kennedy Prints are letterpress prints printed by Amos Kennedy in Alabama. Each one is a different color combination.
The jacket is handmade by Little Houses in Canada. It comes in red and gray and runs small – large.

DNA Galleries

DNA Galleries is a fabulous place to find gifts for all ages. Artist made accessories, urban contemporary art, locally designed tshirts and even things for the little ones! Check out these wonderful finds! Image #4- Handmade owls by local artist Promise Edmunds, Handmade fingerless gloves by A&B Originals, Handmade animal hats come in kid and adult sizes from local and nationwide artists, Unconventional Holiday cards by Flytrap greetings

Gibson Essentials

Gibson Essentials offers merchandise designed to make the special day even more special. Bow ties, cake stands, clutches, suspenders, cake toppers all uniquely designed. Not to mention handmade caramels from 7000 ft sweets…which-are-to-die-for. Stop in on Fridays and Saturdays for all of the goodness!

Below: Vintage candy dishes filled with yummy hand made caramels are a great holiday hostess gift!  Priced right for everyone from $2.50-$50.00

Warpaint Clothing Co

Warpaint Clothing offers altered clothing printed by Warpaint right in the shop, as well as vintage shoes, accessories and jewelry. Even the little ones can sport Warpaint Clothing. Check out some highlights below!

Lyric Theatre

Gift Card, or season tickets. Valid for many dates in the future. Fellas, I’m telling you, dinner and a movie? So cliche. Dinner and Lyric show? Classy, smooth and cultured. With a lineup like this, who wouldn’t want a gift card? Always Patsy Cline, Boeing Boeing, Hair Spray, Ragtime, A Chorus Line, Altar Boyz, and A Christmas Carol!

Everything Goes Dance Studio

Maybe your wife’s been bugging you to take a salsa class with her, maybe your kiddo needs to exert some of that youthful energy on a dance floor. Whatever the case may be, Everything Goes Dance Studio truly has everything: Master teachers offer classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern, Flamenco, Latin &
Mexican Folkloric dance. Stop in before December 13th to enroll for spring classes, or a gift certificate!

Coffy’s Cafe

Gift certificates available! Or maybe you just need to stop in for some gluten free snacks and refreshing teas or coffees during your shopping time!

Curiouser & Curiouser

Antiques and curious finds galore. A great place to find a gift for the lover of old things! Many vintage clothes and beautiful glasswares can be found here!

Bad Granny’s Bazaar

Bad Granny’s is home to a plethora of vintage, retro and funky finds. From records to books, furniture to fashion..Bad Granny’s is where you will find a truly unique gift! Check out some highlights below!

No Regrets Tattoo

Give a gift that will truly last forever! No Regrets Tattoo boasts four artists ready to give you, your loved one or friend a quality custom tattoo. No Regrets has giftcards available, and through December artist Ashley Smith offers $40 Christmas themed tattoos! Stop in soon to talk with Ashley, Derek, Travis or Big Nate!

So there you have it. Plenty of great finds for the whole family and all of your friends! We hope to see you holiday shopping soon in the Plaza District!


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