During this time of social distancing, shopping for gifts is a bit more challenging. Here are some local shops offering fun gift ideas that will help keep young minds occupied, with a bonus of delivery and curbside services.
Editor’s Note: Many of the following businesses are operating during modified hours and services are subject to change. Please called ahead to verify availability.
At-Home Craft kits – Several local art making businesses are getting creative with their offerings, compiling everything you need to create a masterpiece at home.
- Unpluggits’ Paint-Your-Own Pottery kits start at $12. Simply browse online and call ahead so they can have your items waiting for your arrival.
- Color Me Mine will deliver paintable pottery kits within 25 miles of their Norman location (free if less than 15 miles).
- Oops I Arted has pre-sketched canvases paired with all the supplies, and it can all be delivered right to your porch. Kits are $35.
- Artsy Rose Academy has Painting Art kits in styles kids are sure to love. Choose from unicorns, ponies, puppies and more. Kits are $35 and can be shipped.
Books – When you can’t be on the go, a new book is a great way “travel” to some pretty amazing places. Hit up one of these local bookstores to score some fun, new reads.
- Best of Books in Edmond is offering free delivery within the city limits as well as free shipping for orders over $50. Browse their Facebook page for some inspiring suggestions.
- Commonplace Books has an online shop so you can browse popular titles. New inventory is added daily and orders can be picked up curbside.
- Full Circle Bookstore is offering free shipping and delivery (within a specified area).
Games & Toys – Find unique gifts items at local merchants.
- Plenty Mercantile has themed baskets with ready-made themes including robots, dinosaurs, rainbows, unicorns and more. Call via Facetime to shop virtually.
- PB & J Games is delivering within 10 miles of their Edmond store (for free for orders over $25). Shop their current inventory online and call to place your order.
- Green Bambino has a selection of toys from trusted brands that are perfect for tiny tots and they are open regular hours for curbside and shipped orders.
Family Memberships & Venue tickets – Plan ahead for when we can get out of the house by including tickets and memberships to your kids’ favorite local attractions.
Tasty treats – What basket would be complete without a sweet treat?
- Katiebug’s Sips & Sweets has DIY sugar cookie and cake ball kits available through their drive-thru.
- Pinkitzel is putting together festive Easter dessert packs which include cupcakes, cookies and candies. Delivery is free anywhere in the metro.
- Belle Kitchen has Easter cookie kits available for curbside pickup.
For even more at-home Easter fun ideas, check out these handy resources.
About the Author – Born and raised in the Oklahoma City metro and a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma, Lindsay Cuomo has worked for MetroFamily since 2014 covering local stories, people and events. Lindsay is a mom to three school-aged boys and calls Moore, Oklahoma home.