Holiday shopping is stressful, but searching for the perfect gift to slip under the Christmas tree will be much easier if you just use your senses — of smell, taste and sight.
This year, keep it local with a Made in Oklahoma gift.
The mouthwatering aroma of fruit pie, the soothing scent of peppermint or a whiff of fresh ground coffee reminds us of one of our favorite places to be — Mom's kitchen. Unfortunately we can't always travel home for the holidays, but you can make the short trek to the Keepsake Candle Company in Bartlesville where these delectable scents can be found in the form of a candle. This Oklahoma-based company offers a wide array of scents, sizes and styles. In addition to the yummy-smelling candles, Keepsake offers several other distinctively shaped candles in its Christmas, Native Echoes and Pottery collections.
For a complete listing and sample images of the candles, visit keepsakecandles.com or call (888) 636-0351 for ordering and shipping information.
The Christmas season brings to mind visions of sugarplums dancing in our heads. But a true candy lover will tell you there's nothing better than chocolate in the hand. At Bedre Chocolates, this melt-in-your-mouth product comes in a wide variety of choices. Some of the more popular items featured at the Pauls Valley facility are the slightly salty but sweet chocolate-covered potato chips known as Crisps. You'll find it difficult to choose just one item, so why not go for an extreme chocolate holiday with, clusters, twists and milk chocolate molds in the shape of cowboy boots, hats and the state of Oklahoma. The meltaways feature a variety of filled centers with caramel, dark chocolate espresso, mint and raspberry.
The chocolate shops in Pauls Valley, Davis and Ada are conveniently close enough to stop by and fulfill your chocolate lover's fantasy, or have orders shipped by visiting the website at bedrechocolates.com or calling toll-free at (800) 367-5390.
Nature's beauty is definitely made in Oklahoma. The breathtaking sunrises over Broken Bow Lake or spectacular sunsets over the sparkling waters of Fort Gibson Lake and the entertaining sight of wildlife scampering along the landscape are just some of the amazing scenes you'll find in our state's backyard. No matter what age, your nature lover will appreciate the gift of the great outdoors with an Oklahoma State Park gift certificate. From the scenic views of the San Bois Mountains surrounding Robbers Cave State Park to the canyons and mesas of Roman Nose State Park in western Oklahoma, the hardest decision for the recipient will be where to go.
Certificates can be purchased in the amount of your choosing at the larger state parks, lodges or golf courses and in the Oklahoma City area by calling 525-0672. Certificates can be used for lodge rooms, cabins, camping and at golf courses in Oklahoma state parks.
For more information on these businesses and Oklahoma State Parks, Lodges and Golf Courses, visit TravelOK.com.