Throughout the year, we’ve shared our favorite at-home date night ideas for Valentine’s Day, taken you through the best ways to spend your summer days in Mustang and Moore, shared the ultimate Route 66 travel guide between Oklahoma City and Tulsa , and helped you ring in the fall season with our favorite ways to spend the chilly days in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City. As we continue to make our way through the month of December, the holiday season is officially in full swing! We don’t want you to miss out on any precious time you’re able to spend with those you love. Your shopping lists can be a bit overwhelming, so this year, our team at Homes by Taber wanted to share some of our favorite local spots that will make holiday shopping anything but boring.
When you’re looking for the perfect gift for the fashionista in the family, taking a stroll through the shopping centers of Oklahoma City will inevitably lead you to the perfect boutique to fit all your needs. The Painted Door Gift Boutique always has incredible picks when it comes to accessories, apparel, jewelry, fragrances, home decor and more, and you will surely be able to find the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list this year.
For an upscale shopping experience in the heart of the Midwest, the Eden Boutique is the perfect place to frequent this year. Find all of the top styles right at your fingertips, and once you’re done shopping for everyone else on your list, don’t forget to get something for yourself as well.
Home decor gifts are always a great idea as well, especially if you have a Secret Santa celebration coming up. At Vacant Wheel, you’ll be able to shop for candles, room and linen sprays and reed diffusers, and don’t forget to browse their stunning collections as well for the perfect travel sets, fall season essentials and their additional gift set collections.
For the avid reader of the family, we have the perfect spot! With a variety of genres to peruse at Commonplace Books, you’ll be able to find the best titles from poetry and travel guides to young adult fiction and cooking, ensuring that you will easily be able to find the perfect new read for everyone on your list.
Next, you can take a look around Full Circle Books, the largest independent, locally-owned, general interest bookstore throughout Oklahoma. With 30 years of experience and over 60,000 titles available, you might need to clear your afternoon to look through it all before settling on the perfect gift. If you need an additional caffeine fix to keep you going, simply stop by The Garden Café for a quick shot of espresso or a tasty treat.
There’s no better place to find a wide variety of holiday gifts and trinkets than throughout the Greater Oklahoma City area.
With a variety of local stores setting up booths for the annual Holiday Pop-Up Shops, you might have a hard time deciding which weekend to go. Why not just try and attend them all? Every weekend before wrapping up on Sunday, December 18, bring the whole family to 399 NW 10th St. in Oklahoma City for a fun evening of shopping under the Christmas lights. From books and house plants to hand-crafted jewelry and mouth-watering hot chocolate, there will always be something new to discover for even the pickiest person on your gift list.
While shopping for the holiday’s can be fun, there’s no better way to spend the holiday season than by joining in on the holiday festivities that are happening around your neighborhood.
Each year, the Castle of Muskogee is the place to be during the holiday season for the annual Castle Christmas holiday light display. Drive through the area and take in all of the incredible light-up displays, hop on a train ride or hay ride through the Castle Village and fuel up on as much hot cocoa and tasty treats as you’re able to for a perfect evening in your local winter wonderland.
For the ideal evening for the kids, there are a number of different events you can find throughout the Greater Oklahoma City area. If the idea of waiting in line to see Santa is a little overwhelming for some, Sensory Santa is the event you won’t want to pass up on. You’ll be able to purchase a ticket ahead of time in order to receive 10 minutes with Santa for just you and your family. You’ll have time to take photographs and visit with Mr. Claus himself before some free time to explore the gym activities and snacks that the event also offers.
For an event the whole family will surely enjoy, you won’t want to miss out on attending Christmas Cookies from Miss Mabel Fry. This event is held at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library on Monday, December 12 at 6:30p.m, and all ages are welcome to attend this especially fun and festive holiday event.
Finally, if you’re hoping to spend a night out on the town, you can always be sure to find a few local bars to stop into throughout the area. To ensure that you hit all of the local hot spots this year, though, you may want to consider changing into your worst holiday attire and signing up for the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl on Saturday, December 17 from 1p.m. until 8p.m.
While there are moments throughout the holiday season that make you want to get out and enjoy the brisk winter air, there’s nothing better than walking through your front door, pulling off your hat and gloves, and cozying up on your couch with a mug of hot chocolate and your favorite holiday movie on TV.
At Homes by Taber, we build our new home construction communities within sought-after neighborhoods around the Greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas, ensuring that there will always be plenty of activities to partake in no matter the season. But at the end of each busy day, our homeowners will always be able to come back to the comfort and peace that their Taber homes provide. If you’re interested in learning more about our quick move-in homes around the OKC and Tulsa areas, give us a call at (405) 984-1185 in OKC and (918) 393-4149 in Tulsa or fill out our online form today.
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