The holidays are quickly approaching and if you’re like us, you’ve still got a ways to go on your shopping list. If you’re still searching for that perfect gift for the special people in your life, we’re here to help! This season, we’re highlighting one-of-a-kind shops with gifts you can only find here in Oklahoma City. After all, our local businesses are at the heart of our community, so let’s show them some love by supporting local.
Photo Credit: @shopgoodokc
Established in 2009, Shop Good is a family-owned store operated by Oklahoma City locals, Audrey & Justin Falk. Looking for a change of pace and a chance to work with their hands, Audrey & Justin started in an old barn, with a hand-me-down printing press, how-to tutorials and 24 blank tee shirts. They’ve since grown to two locations, an apparel line that captures a wide-range of unisex clothing, kid’s clothing and accessories, and an entire home & gift collection that features unique items, all with a local touch of OKC.
Photo Credit: @factoryobscura
Factory Obscura is an Oklahoma City-based art collective creating immersive experiences that awaken wonder, build community, and make the world better. Their gift shop is filled to the brim with fresh merchandise and handmade artists products where you can find exclusive sales and gift bundles. When you shop with Factory Obscura, your purchase supports individual artists and their work as a collective. Shop online or visit them during regular hours!
Photo Credit: @plentymercantile
In 2011, PLENTY noticed a gap in the marketplace for thoughtfully-made, cost-effective lifestyle goods and gifts, in one place. Existing to instill confidence in buyers, their mission is to champion sustainability by mindfully sourcing refined goods. They have three locations across the Oklahoma City metro, as well as an online presence that features a small curation of the thousands of products in their brick-and-mortars. Looking for that perfect gift? Their online Gift Assistant will pair you with a store to help you pick out the perfect item!
Photo Credit: @okcontemporary
For more than 30 years, Oklahoma Contemporary has been a vital resource for contemporary art experiences of all kinds in the region. They create opportunities for different communities to experience art, encounter new ideas and explore their creative potential. Shop Contemporary, their retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to the organization. They have everything you need for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.
Photo Credit: @thesocialclubok
Owners Erica and Dana opened The Social Club as a creative space where shop + salon come together as one. Inspired by a clean, modern aesthetic, the shop houses a beautiful collection of treasures to inspire everyday life. Shop their collection online or in-store, with the socially-distanced option for curbside pickup!
Photo Credit: @commonplaceokc
Located in Midtown Oklahoma City, Commonplace Books is a gathering spot for people who want to lead meaningful, thoughtful lives. The shop was built by a group of friends who came together over a common dream – to own a bookshop that was different from other booksellers. Their collection of unique books and small goods are thoughtfully curated by a small, caring staff with great input from the community. Commonplace has something for everyone and is the perfect place to find a gift for those near and dear to you.
Photo Credit: @jrbgallery
JRB Art at The Elms presents a diverse roster of emerging, established, and internationally exhibited artists who create in a wide range of media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, fine crafts, functional objects, fiber art and photographs. This 8,000 square foot, award-winning gallery in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District changes its exhibits monthly in a gracious environment that fosters a dialogue between the arts and the larger community while providing quality art for first time buyers as well as individual, corporate and museum collections.
Photo Credit: @dnagalleries
DNA Galleries is an artist made retail shop and contemporary art gallery focusing on Oklahoma artists and artisans. Their doors opened a decade ago in the now revitalized Plaza District near downtown Oklahoma City. From the beginning their goal has been to celebrate, support, and foster the creative minds of our community.⠀Their shop features accessories, apparel, art, books, and more and you can use code SUPPORTLOCAL remove shipping costs and pickup in store.
Photo Credit: @littledgallery
Little D is a gallery located in the Paseo Arts District where you’ll find artwork by Denise Duong and curated shows by other local Oklahoma City artists. “I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, OK by two weirdo Vietnamese parents. Along with them was my wonderfully caring uncle, and my partner in crime sister and 2 cousins. As soon as I was able to figure out ways to leave home, I was out and about exploring the cracks and crannies of this crazy world. I attended art school in Chicago, and my wandering soul set me out to do what I do best, create things and explore.” Denise’s work has also been featured as part of the The Elevate at 21c program at 21c Oklahoma City, which presents temporary exhibitions for artists living and working in the community. You can view Denise’s shop here.
Shopping for a 21c fan? Let’s face it, there just isn’t enough time to search high and low for that perfect gift. Save some time (and your sanity) with our anything-but-basic 21c Gift Guide for everyone on your list. We have Jet-Setter-Approved Gifts for The Nomad, Colorful-and-Curious Gifts for The Creative, Make-a-Statement Gifts for The Activist, Sit-Back-and-Relax Gifts for The Leisure Expert, One-of-a-Kind Gifts for The Collector, and Dinner-Party-Ready Gifts for The Entertainer. If you order from the 21c Shop by December 21st at 4pm with overnight shipping, your gift will arrive just in time for Christmas!