Posted by Tasha on December 22nd, 2010 in Gift Guide
Three shopping days to go, Tulsa – you’re down to the wire. Hopefully you’re at least almost done with your shopping.
Even if you’re not, though, everyone could use another stocking stuffer idea or two for the kids. Here’s where in Tulsa to find them.
Kiddlestix. It’s the T-Town version of Toys ‘R’ Us, only with better service, better quality of toys and a location that’s comfortably far away from the traffic nightmare that’s 71st Street this time of year. Find everything from the quirky to the environmentally friendly to the learning-friendly toys at this destination-o-fun. 38th and Harvard.
Sweet Tooth Candy and Gifts. Like the Walgreen’s of the candy and gift world and all the delightful randomness that that association implies, but with the friendly, sunshiny faces of shop owners who love and are passionate about what they do. Plus, there’s a candy buffet. And eight-pound chocolate Santas. In other words? It’s practically a one-stop stocking stuffer shop (especially if you like your stockings well leaden). Plus, parents, all ornaments are 25 percent off with this coupon. 37th and Harvard.
Eco Baby. Considering forgoing a stocking for the baby? Think s/he won’t notice? Wrong (actually, you’re probably right, but hear me out here). Prevent future therapy bills with a stop at Eco Baby on Brookside and find the perfect stocking stuffer for kids from babies to toddlers, all of which are earth friendly.
Steve’s Sundry Books & Magazines. The kids’ books section at this locally owned book store is bound to have a volume that’s absent from the library in the playroom – the store offers more than 50,000 titles, after all. Let’s just say your odds are good.
Ida Red. Skip the candy isle at the mega stores and opt for the huge offering of nostalgic candy on display at Ida Red. Find Tulsa and Okie wear here, too, and in kids sizes.
Garden Deva. Mostly for the little cherub of yours who asked for a puppy for Christmas. I know, I’m bad. But look at it this way – you can tell your child that once s/he learns to feed and water and walk this dog, s/he can have a real, living-and-breathing model. It’ll be fun for everyone involved! Plus, parents, you’ll get lawn art by a local artist out of the deal. Now that’s what I call a win-win situation.
Sage Culinary Studio (Brookside and South). Both of the Sage Culinary Studio locations are bursting with kid-sized cooking supplies and utensils that will make it easier for you and the kids to put dinner together as a family. If it’s the food-loving caretaker that will be doing the shopping at Sage, you might want to make room in the trunk – it’s not all kids’ stuff.
The Snow Goose. The Snow Goose is such a weird, delightful little place. It’s naughty cards. It’s quirky, comfy clothing. It’s gifts you won’t find anywhere else in town (or anywhere else, period). It’s also a kick-ass little toy store, and you can spend as much or as little as you want, the range of options is so wide. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a shopping enthusiast, but I really enjoy shopping and just hanging out at The Snow Goose.
Drysdales. Drysdales isn’t just for when you need a Stetson or a beautiful pair of boots. You’ll find quite the selection of kids’ clothes and toys there, too. Including these adorable Union suits that I’m sure Susie and Junior would just love (well, I’d love them, anyway). And then there’s the classic initial belt buckle, which I would have knocked down the biggest, meanest kid in school just to wear for one day.
Where are you shopping for stocking stuffers this Christmas?