Finding REAL Magic by Shopping LocalDec 04, 2018
From mom and pop cafes and services to area boutiques and home businesses selling
their wares, shopping local is not only important to the economy, but it’s the heart and soul of our community.
Yet the ever-growing variety of online shopping options threatens the livelihood of small communities everywhere. Not only does shopping local help support your hometown, it also arms shoppers with more unique items and adds a real personal touch to the gifts you give.
Deidre Ebrey, Director of Economic Development for the City of Moore, explained that
shopping local offers greater dividends to your community than shopping online. Ebrey
said that when shoppers invest their money locally, they’re not just helping local business
owners, but they’re also helping themselves and making their community a better place to
“Sales tax is the primary source of revenue for all cities in Oklahoma,” said Ebrey. “Of the City of Moore’s total revenue about 70% is comprised of sales tax. While the State of
Oklahoma is continually working to capture sales tax from online retailers, one way
Moore residents can be certain their sales tax stays local is to shop within the city limits.”
That sales tax applies not just when purchasing from locally-owned small businesses.
Ebrey said that many of the national-brand restaurants and retailers are locally owned as well.
“Many of our restaurants and retailers are locally-owned,” said Ebrey, “And, even though some have a national presence, the franchise is owned by someone local. We continue to attract stores to Moore which allows for a great mix of shopping opportunities.”
In other words, shopping local is a win-win-win. It’s a win for gift-givers. It is a win for gift recipients. It is a win for the community.
Moore and South Oklahoma City offer many options to shop local. Whether you are searching for unique specialty items, need a personalized gift for a business client, or simply want to dine out while doing your holiday shopping, our area is full of options.
If you are in need of some inspiration or are new to the area, we’ve put together a gift guide of locally owned shops to assist you. Our list just brushes the surface and by all means is not an exhaustive one. We couldn’t possibly cover them all in a few pages. We hope you can use this as a guide to begin your area-focused Christmas shopping.
This holiday, do your part in supporting our community by staying local. Happy holidays and happy shopping from our local magazine to you!
For balloons, tableware, candy and holiday party decor, a trip to Ace Party Supply is in order. From party hats for New Years to decorative plates and cups for your big office party, you will find it all at this go-to party store. 200 SE 19th.
Floral arrangements make a great gift and are a wonderful addition to your holiday events. When you stop into A New Beginning, you may be surprised at some of the other gift ideas you find here such as jewelry and charms. 527 S.W. 4th.
Avon & Etc. is a local seller of the iconic beauty company offering all the classic bath and body products, skin care essentials and makeup. From skin care essentials and make up to jewelry and kids items, Avon has a long history of bringing smiles on Christmas morning. 106 W. Main.
At B&F Affordable Merchandise you will find just about anything your heart desires, and at discount pricing. B&F is worth a visit for anything you’re lookin for like small kitchen appliances and house ware, toys, and baby items. Every time you visit, you will find something new. 227 S. Broadway.
Broadway Florist can help you create beautifully designed arrangements and hand-pick the perfect flowers for your Christmas decor. Add a traditional touch to your home with a deep crimson poinsettia or get custom florals for your holidays events. You will find some elegant options and personal service here. 225 S. Broadway.
Candy Castle/Popcorn Palace is the perfect spot to stop by for yummy office treats, stocking stuffers, and sweets for Santa and his helpers. This place takes holiday treats to a new level with delicious gourmet popcorn in a variety of flavors, decadent fudge, tempting chocolate and more. 133 W. Main.
From creating a one-of-a-kind heirloom piece to purchasing a beautiful diamond necklace for your sweetheart, the folks at Diamond Dee-lite canhelp you out. After all, they’ve been doing it since 1983. They offer everything from custom pieces, gold chains, watches and fashion jewelry to higher-end creations. You will find such brands as Natalie K., Fushion Diamonds, Vanna K, Stuller, Ashi and Rembrandt. You can even find a good selection of some melodic clocks here. 308 S.E. 4th.
For those with fur babies on their list, a trip to The Dusty Paw is a must. This healthy pet food pantry and boutique offers premium pets food and treats along with some adorable apparel, toys, and accessories for those four-legged members of your family. 825 S.E. 4th.
Head to Gigi’s Baby Boutique for some inspirations for the little ones. This is a darling store for moms and grandmas searching for adorable attire and accessories for newborns, toddlers and young kids. You will find such brand favorites such as Kic Kee pants, Hannah Banana, Haute Baby, Mustard Pie and Giggle Moon. 1991 S. Tower Drive.
The Glam Vanity MakeUp Store is a “must shop” stop for those with makeup lovers on their shopping list. You will find a variety of colorful eye palettes and lip stains here as well as expert skin care advice, makeup tips, and private application sessions. They even have a glitter bar with a rainbow of over 60 colors at only $7.50 each. 106 A. West Main.
HayVic’s is a trendy local boutique with stylish casual wear and accessories. You’ll find comfy knitted tops, popular jeans styles, trendy shirts, and special options for die-hard OU and OSU fans. 111 W. Main.
Whether you are looking for home gifts or want to spruce up your home, Hoffman’s Furniture has you covered. They offer a great selection of functional home furnishings and accessories in traditional, contemporary, and specialized styles. From large sectionals to quaint accent tables, you’ll find anything you need in all sizes and price ranges. 201 S. Broadway
Journey Jewelers is a small family-owned jewelry store offering great buys of fine jewelry, custom designs, fashion jewelry, and repair. From engagement rings and pearl jewelry to Oklahoma-themed fashion jewelry and personalized laser-engraved pieces, this shop offers big options at a variety of price points. 526 S.W. 4t.
Quilting addicts will loveMoore’s new quilter’s paradise Keepsakes Fabric and Quilts. They offer long-arm quilting, beautiful fabrics, education classes, and room rentals. You will also find some yummy homemade jam, jellies, and other gourmet items. Plus, they even have ready-made quilts for sale. 2990 S.E. 19th, Suite 10.
Kelle’s Flowers and Gifts has served residents of Moore for more than 35 years. When you order flowers with this expert staff, rest assured your artistically designed arrangements will arrive on time, fresh and lovely. Flowers add a great touch to the dinner table or as a romantic surprise. Plus, the store offers many cute, unique gift options as well. 119 S. Broadway
Velvet sneakers with pearls, boho bell-sleeves dresses, distressed leopard jeans, Grinch bath bombs, duster vests, kimonos, and kids gifts – you will find all of the latest styles, brands, accessories, and more at Lacy Lu Boutique. 2514 N. Moore.
Lewis Jewelers has shined as one of the finest jewelers in the metro area for more than 40 years. A premier Forevermark partner, they are a luxury jeweler dedicated to “frosting” local residents in the finest jewelry. Other designer lines include Gabriel & Co., Sylvie, Romance and Allison Kaufman. They also offer custom designs. 2705 S. I-35 Service Road.
Lunar Music Supply is a dream store for the musicians on your list, with a shop full of high-end instruments, accessories, and even custom pieces. They offer guitars, bass guitars, pedals, amplifiers, drums and more, all in a cool & intimate setting. They have the brands you love such as BA Ferguson, Nash, Noble and Cooley, Prisma guitars made from skateboards. 2100 N. Eastern.
A new addition to Moore, Maci Lynn’s Boutique is all about dressing your little munchkin in style. They carry fabulous tunic and ruffle sets, headbands, bows, shoes, winter hats and more for sizes 0-3 to 14-16. Moms will find lots of things they love like the paparazzi jewelry. Most importantly, everything in the store is $25 or less. 222 N. Broadway.
For a truly personal gift, Masters House Art and Frame has you covered. Framed art with museum-quality glass and custom matting make a beautiful and thoughtful gift. Imagine giving Grandma a vintage shadowbox filled with her favorite treasures or the look on dad’s face when he opens a custom frame holding the jersey of his favorite sports player. 223 S. Broadway
For charming and unique gift items for the vintage gypsy or repurposing guru on your list, stop in to Moore Vintage Charm. You will find everything from painted furniture and antique items to books, candles, jewelry and more. You may even discover a rare painting or furniture set. This shop was made for home decorating enthusiasts. 1223 N. Broadway.
Large, delicious tins of popcorn are a holiday staple and often a family favorite. Oklahoma Gourmet Popcorn has reinvented this classic snack with a crazy selection of unique and scrumptious flavors like southwest jalapeno, s’mores, red hot cinnamon, cotton candy, mac and cheese, peanut butter chocolate, and more. You'll crave these flavors year-round, and so will Santa. 1021 S.W. 19th Street.
Once More Décor is another shop ripe for the picking for those longing for all things repurposed and re-envisioned. Specializing in painted and refurbished furniture, they offer wonderful furniture pieces and home décor, great for your home or gift-giving. You can also place a custom order where they will bring your vision to life. 103 A North Broadway.
Summer may be long gone, but passionate swimmers and pool-lovers always enjoy receiving pool toys and accessories for their favorite summertime activity. You will find all of that plus the Big Green Egg grills and accessories at S&S Pools, Spas n’ More. Need a brine for your holiday turkey? They have kits available in several flavors. 1700 S. Broadway
Another shop for the summer-loving souls on your list is Sharky’s Scuba. The area’s most complete and unique dive shop, Sharky’s offers a great variety of scuba gear and service. They also offer year-round classes and certifications in Oklahoma’s only indoor heated dive pool for beginning to advanced divers and swimming lessons for the young ones. Talk about a fun and unique gift! 201 S.E. 4th Street.
We have our very own version of Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market right here in Moore. In reality, Reclaimed Warehouse is even better because it is here in our community and owned by local residents. They actually carry Magnolia Home Furnishings, too! The store is brimming with furniture, candles, pillows, lighting, wall décor and kitchenware, as well as apparel and bath and body products. 3004 S. Sunnylane and now in Norman at University Town Center Plaza.
A true one-stop shopping experience is available at Showplace Market. With 100 vendors under one roof, you can purchase candles, kitchenware, sassy t-shirts, hand-made items, baby essentials, cooking gadgets, toys, jewelry and home décor. They recently added a custom engraving machine so you can even personalize your purchases! This place really has it all. 2001 S. Broadway.
Are you finally ready to decorate your house after lots of time on Pinterest? Whether you need to finish the guest room with a new bed, upgrade your dining room for more seating, or add a large decorative tree to your entryway, Silverleaf Furniture is the shop you need. It has a showroom full of furniture in a wide range of styles and prices. You're sure to find more than you can carry home. 1260 N. Eastern.
With over 30 years of experience, The Stitching Post is the place to shop for the quilter or seamstress on your list. They offer top of the line, innovative sewing and embroidery machines from premier manufacturers such as Brother, Janome, and Elna. Accessories, fabrics and notions round out the options for the creative ones on your list. 316 N. Broadway.
The Shops at Moore is home to one of Moore’s newest ladies’ boutiques, Tee For The Soul. This shop is brimming with gift options for the gals on your shopping list – young or old. Leopard kimonos, great fitting jeans, buttery soft leggings and fun, flowy dresses are the top gift-giving options here. You can also find the perfect accessories, shoes and more at Tee for the Soul. 2500 S. I-35 Service Road.
Sew N’ So’s Alterations and Embroidery offers much more than their name suggests, including some great gift ideas like providing alterations, repairs, customized quilting and sewing with embroidery or etching for a true personal gift. In addition, they create beautiful gift baskets ready for giving. 2990 S.E. 19th, Suite 2.
Newly-opened Spurs and Roses Mercantile is a retail marketplace full of unique, handmade, vintage, antique, home décor, clothing, jewelry, “Made in Oklahoma” products, gift baskets & more. You will find a little bit of everythinghere.
527 S. Broadway, the warehouse behind Empire Nails and Beyond.
Sunshine & Roses offers beautiful bouquets along with an array of gift options like cozy candles and stylish picture frames. Shopping here, you are sure to find the perfect item that will put a smile on most anyone’s face. 111 S. Eastern.
Another great marketplace in town for antiques, re-purposed pieces, collectables and gift items is Warehouse Antique Market. The warehouse is full of vendors offering all types of items. Some are classic vintage while others are new or homemade. You will definitely find something to dress up your home and the perfect gift for someone else. 1200 SE 89.
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South Oklahoma City Local Stores
Whether you are dreaming of a mountain bike, cruiser, fitness or hybrid bike, there’s no better place to shop than Al’s Bicycles. Kids, athletes, and outdoor leisurists alike will love what Al’s offers. Cyclists will appreciate such brands as Trek, Cannondale, Raleigh, Hoffman, and Sun. Check out their skateboards and accessories, too. 8900 S. Walker.
The Enchanted Cottage is sparkling with holiday cheer and stocked full of incredible home décor and gift ideas. You will find everything you need to decorate your home including small knick knacks, candles, OU/OSU gear, baby items and wall art. Plus a local favorite is the Sid Dicken’s Memory Tiles. 10600 S Pennsylvania, Suite 12.
Five and Company is one of the area’s stylish boutiques offering all the latest ladies’ trends. Lace-up sweaters, girlfriend jeans, booties and beanies – you will find them all here. And, for those who adore Kendra Scott, you will find some sweet pieces. 10740 S. May, Suite 114.
Is a new aquarium on your holiday list this year? If so, you are sure to find everything you need at Garden Ponds & Aquariums Unlimited. They offer assistance with installing both saltwater and freshwater aquariums, all the needed accessories, and fish of all types. You can also purchase garden pond fish, pumps, lighting accessories, and more. Give a unique gift for inside or outside the home! 310 S.W. 1st.
Spoil your sweetheart with a shimmering necklace or diamond ring from Huntington Fine Jewelers. Tacori, Hearts On Fire, Levian, Kirk Kara, Simon G, and Raymond Weil are just a few of the brands you will find here. Choose a custom designed piece or personalized Pandora bracelet to give a gift that will be treasured for years to come. 10633 S. Western.
Who wouldn’t love the gift of warmth during this freezing season? Keep your loved one warm and cozy with a remote car starter from Malibu’s Auto Center. Other cool car-loving gift ideas include custom sound equipment like touch screen stereos, Apple carplay installations, and dvd players. They even provide spray on bedliners. 121 S.W. 4th.
Pet lovers love visiting one of Oklahoma City’s best pet supplies stores, Mann’s Best Friend. Offering premium nutrition, toys, grooming products, and other accessories,this is a one-stop shop for the fur babies on your list or your own favorite furry friend. They also offer a pet bakery with gourmet treats by Bosco and Roxy’s and others. 10600 S. Pennsylvania, Suite 15.
From sassy boots and ruffle dresses to velvet jackets and stylish rompers, Pink Attitude Boutique is a great place to go to find the perfect gift for the on-trend diva on your shopping list. This shop is full of all the fashion a gal could hope for with jeans, graphic tees, purses, jewelry and more. 10617 S. Western.
Oklahoma City’s oldest music and guitar store, Rawson Music, has offered musicians from amateurs to professionals everything needed to perfect their art. Have a talented guitar player to buy for? Need a keyboard? Rawson’s is the place to shop for guitars, keyboards, drums, sound equipment, amps, accessories and more. 7812 S. Western.
Ritzy Gypsy is another fabulous store that will delight the fashion-forward fun ladies on your gift-giving list this year. Cozying up in winter’s best fashions never looked so good. Soft cardigans, colorful leggings, leopard print booties and gypsy jewels, these are all pieces that delight your fashionista. 11707 S. Western.
Sparkle Shack Gifts offers lots more than just sparkly gifts. This shop is full of vintage pieces, homemade gifts, home décor, and jewelry. You can also find fun vintage movie posters, handmade scrubbies, Mudpie baby apparel and vintage toys like the Raggedy Ann doll. See what the Sparkle Shack Gifts have in store for you. 1324 SW 89.
Moms and kiddos alike will love visiting Tot Town Children’s Boutique and Play Space. With 1,250 square feet of play space, it is perfect for little ones from infants to age 6. It includes a great area for the little ones to crawl around and an upstairs fort and building area for hours of fun. The boutique offers unique clothing, baby items and gifts not found elsewhere, including the Mayoral line from Spain, a Tot Town exclusive. 841 S.W. 119th.
Plaid is all the rage this season and you’ll find it on everything from weekender bags and shirts to earrings at The Tilted Tulip. This south side boutique offers an assortment of trendy shoes, accessories, kimonos, jeans and sweaters for women of all ages. While you are there, check out the Funky Freshies fragrance bars —they come in an array of colors, scents and shapes and are perfect for the car, the laundry room or even your gym bag. 13316 S. Western.
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Personal Services, Salons & Spas
Your home is all decorated and beautiful for the holidays. Why not do the same for you? Pamper yourself or that special someone on your list with a gift card from a local salon, spa, wellness, or fitness store.
Check out one of these fine local options:
5 Star Salon
A Balanced Body Massage Therapy
Artistry Salon and Spa
Absolutely Heaven Massage & Day Spa
All About You Spa & Fitness
Austin Taylor Salon
Beauty Mark Salon
Club Pilates Moore
Eastern Nails and Spa
Empire Nails & Beyond
Enchanted Nail Salon
Family Therapeutic Massage Group
Full Body Massage Therapy
Glamorous Nails and Salon
Hair We Are
LeBellas Day Spa
Longevity Foot Massage
Massage Relax Center
Modish Nail & Spa
Myle’s Nails & Day Spa
Nails N’ Beyond
Novella Salon & Spa
Oscar Hair & Nail Salon
Perfect Nails & Day Spa
Salons by JC
The Chill Spot
Sandy Beaches Sun Spa
A Blazing Tan
MistMe Spray Tans
Tan N Go
At The Beach
Snip-its (for the kiddos)
Tangles Hair Studio
Tao Massage Center
The Nail Lounge
The Royalty Salon & Nails
The Station at Central Park
The Riviera Tanning Spa
TMT Nail Salon
Waxing The City
Val’s Sun & Spa
Zen Nails and Spa
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Area Wine, Spirits and More
A nice bottle of wine or a basket of spirits always make a nice hostess gift for those holiday parties on your calendar. Here are some of the local wine and liquor stores in the area to consider when shopping.
Cheers Wine & Spirits
Earlywine Cellar & Spirits
Eastmoore Liquor Store
Market Wine & Liquor
Moore Liquor/Party Moore
Penn 89 Liquor Store
Santa Fe Liquor Store
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Don’t forget there are many local restaurants and experience-driven business in our community. Think about a cool, unexpected gift certificate to places like Orr Family Farm or Moore Escape Rooms. These are the things that make for great memories.
And, even though our focus has been on smaller, local businesses in town, our community has many large retailers offering great shopping experiences as well. Shopping the ones in our town keeps tax dollars local. Remember that before heading out to other communities when doing your holiday shopping this year!