We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts for your partner, parent, friend or grandparent to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, with a focus on supporting local businesses, promoting sustainability and adding some summer fun to any day. Use this guide to feel good about your gifting!
Make Mom smile!
Signature Candle by Solare
This organic beeswax and pure soy blended candle is hand-poured by two local mamas and co-owners of Solare. The scent is subtle, floral and unique, and it actually purifies the air (and is said to uplift the mood) by releasing negative ions. After all the past year has brought us, bring on those rose-scented good moods! Order online at solare-shop.com.
Lori Belle’s Honey + Tee from Paseo Farmers Market
The Paseo Farmers Market adapted their procedures to ensure safety while still providing local, nutritious options to the community. Preorder your goods online Monday through Thursday and pick them up the following Saturday. Locally sourced honey, like that from Lori Belle’s, has a multitude of health benefits, including allergy and sore throat relief, assistance in digestive issues, a good source of antioxidants and more. You can’t go wrong with a basket of locally sourced kitchen staples!
Rainbow Mesh Net Reusable Bag from Plenty Mercantile
Bringing your own bag never looked so fun and stylish. Perfect for keeping on-call in your purse or car, this bag is ideal for the grocery store, farmers market, the beach, playdates and more. Plus, you can’t help but see the vibrant rainbow color pattern and smile!
Composting Class from Edmond Parks and Recreation
Looking for some quality time ideas? Edmond Parks and Recreation offer online and in-person classes throughout the spring and summer, with topics ranging from composting and responsible irrigation classes to Park Art and Urban Forest Stewardship. Classes are available for adults, whole families and kids of all ages. You do not have to be an Edmond resident to participate.
Gift Card to Culture Coffee
If you haven’t been to Culture Coffee you are missing something special. Not only are their drink selections delicious, but the shop also pays homage to the seven influential African Americans who shaped the historic Page Woodson Community. Snag a fan favorite like the house-made blueberry syrup latte for yourself (made with honey!) and a gift card for mom, too!
Snag swag for Dad!
Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Jacket from Sun and Ski Sports
Local retailer Sun and Ski Sports offers a variety of outerwear brands that are sure to look sharp on dad, but only Patagonia jackets can be sent out for repairs at any damage level. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is known for his passion for environmental responsibility and his company is committed to repairing their products rather than finding them in landfills.
Eco-Friendly Lawn Care from Apple Valley Eco Landscapes
Does your dad refer to his lawn as his “pride and joy?” If so, this is the gift for him. Encourage dad to kick back and support eco-friendly products and practices while he’s at it. From lawn care and maintenance to landscapes and irrigation, Apple Valley Eco Landscapes provides sustainable, responsible impact on the environment as well as top-notch design.
Second Chance Books and Comics
The easiest way to reduce waste is to not create it to begin with. Gift dad a pre-owned book or comic from Second Chance Books! They are the largest independently owned used book and comic book store in OKC and are sure to have something for everyone. Whether your dad loves sitting down with a good biography or catching up on Marvel classics, he’ll love this feel-good gift especially for him.
Birdseed House from Plenty Mercantile
The birds will thank you for this one, and so will your favorite birdwatching dad! This birdhouse is made entirely from seeds and will attract sparrows, doves, chickadees, cardinals, titmice, finches, jays and many more kinds of birds. Hang it outside a window
and cuddle up for some quality time together.
Gift Card to Republic Gastropub
With more than 100 beers on tap and nearly 250 additional bottles from around the world, plus a family-friendly atmosphere and TVs always tuned to “the big game,” this contemporary ale house is a dream for any dad. Bonus: like all Good Egg Dining Group concept restaurants, Republic uses corn-made straws that are biodegradable to reduce plastic waste.
For even more local shopping inspirations, check out our collections of articles focused on metro-owned businesses.