With the holidays approaching, here’s part one of my shop local gift guide series. For today’s shopping guide, I’m highlighting Oklahoma City’s Midtown District. From each business, I captured a photo to showcase a sample of what they offer, and at the same time, inspire some gift ideas. I’ve also included Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals. Be sure to check back on this article this weekend for any updates on the deals as there may be additions/changes.

1121 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
Barkeep Supply is a new bussines in Midtown this year. They’re a cocktail supply shop specializing in bar tools, drinkware, ingredients, and accessories. Come stock your bar or find the perfect gift and while you shop, enjoy a cocktail. Also, be sure to check out their custom gift boxes.

Socks at Black Scintilla - photo by Dennis Spielman

1112 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
The Black Scintilla is all about fitting the body and the budget. It’s a fun place for checky gifts like these socks, some fucking awesome stationary, apparel, and home goods like an OKC Skyline pillow.

Black Friday: Free gift with purchase over $100.
Small Business Saturday: Free gift with purchase over $100 plus spin the prize wheel with any purchase.

Gifts from Chirps and Cheers - photo by Dennis Spielman

1112 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
If you’re searching for cards to give, make a visit to Chirps & Cheers. I’ve been told that one of the other things people love there is their pen section, which has been described as “candy shop of pens” because of the a varities of pens in every color.

Friday & Saturday: 15% off storewide, excluding special orders and Day Designer items.

Children's Books at Commonplace Books - photo by Dennis Spielman

1325 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
Commonplace Books is a bookstore “for people who want to lead meaningful, thoughtful lives and a flourishing life of the mind.” If you need a quality recommendation for a book, stop by and see them. For my photo on them this year, we staged this picture with several popular childrens books they carry.

Be sure to visit their new kitchen for a meal or visit the Koren BBQ in a bowl, GOGi Go, right next door.

Gift Boxes from Jerky.com - photo by Dennis Spielman

918 North Hudson, Oklahoma City
Did you know that Jerky.com also have gift boxes in addation to their jerky? They have all sorts of different themes for their gift packages. Of course, their jerky by itself is a great gift. I personally wouldn’t mind it give someone gave me some of their Bacon Sriracha Jerky.

Gifts in mode - photo by Dennis Spielman

1227 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
For the latest trends in women’s fashion and accessories, mode brings them to the Midtown district. They’re next door to Hanks Coffee if you need a pick-me-up while shopping. Follow mode on Instagram for some style inspiration.

Specials: mode will be having BIG sales for Black Friday, small business Saturday and on their website for Cyber Monday!

Gifts at Nhu Avenue - photo by Dennis Spielman

1111 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
Nhu Avenue Boutique (pronounced “New” after the owner’s late father) is a women’s contemporary apparel store that offers quality classic style at an affordable price. Owner, Lanh Nguyen, said some of their biggest sellers for gifts in the past have been their hats, scrafs, and necklaces.

Thunder Appeal Gifts at Opolis Clothing - photo by Dennis Spielman

1111 North Hudson, Oklahoma City
Opolis Clothing is known for their vintage OU, OSU, OKC, and local apparel. They love all things sports, all things Oklahoma, and all things vintage. Plus, their tees are Made in the USA and designed and printed in Oklahoma.

Gifts at Salt & Water in Midtown - photo by Dennis Spielman

1120 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
A pop-up shop that opened in Midtown on November 1, Salt & Water describes themselves as a conscientious shop dedicated to the core aspects of health, beauty, and wellbeing.

Small Business Saturday: Enjoy a cocktail, tea, and snacks in the afternoon and a gift with purchase in the morning.

Gifts at TRADES - photo by Dennis Spielman

1112 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
The gentleman who shop at TRADE Men’s Wares value the “ageless and enduring over the trendy and fleeting and is looking for the highest quality merchandise with timeless design.” If you know a someone who fits that description, get them something at TRADE.

Friday & Saturday: 15% off storewide except watches.

This is only a sample offering of what can be found in Midtown. Don’t forget about the gift of food like from Brown’s Bakery. Learn more about the district at midtownokc.com. Be sure to check back on this article this weekend for any updates on the deals as there may be additions/changes.

For more gift ideas from local retailers, browse the gift guide tag and be sure look at past Creator Conversation interviews for movie, book, music, and game suggestions.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com