Stocking stufers don’t have to all be sugary treats and convenience store goods, in fact, they shouldn’t be! Even if you are notorious for being a last minute shopper, Oklahoma’s local shops have plenty of fun, unique finds still available to help you make sure that everyone on your list has something thoughtful in their stocking that won’t rot their teeth. Here are a few of our favorites that also pack purpose:
For little ones, new experiences like visiting the dentist can be scary, but this Christmas you can help them prepare for their upcoming challenges with the gift of classic tales like Curious George Visits the Dentist, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, and The Berenstain Bears and the Tooth Fairy. All of these and more can be found at Full Circle Bookstore, located on the north side of 50 Penn Place at 1900 Northwest Expressway.
For the slightly older kids in your life, these body books are perfect for the adolescents in your life. They teach good hygiene and other important tips for growing up. The Boy’s Body Book covers everything about growing boys, from teeth brushing to vocal changes and more; while The Care and Keeping of You 1 – The Body Book for Younger Girls (age eight to ten) touches on topics ranging from how to take care of your braces to nutrition and bodily changes. You can find these two helpful tools also at Full Circle Bookstore.
Plenty Mercantile, located at 807 N. Broadway Ave., in Midtown Oklahoma City, has all sorts of goodies for your stockings, but we are particularly fond of these Rewined candles that will ease your spirits without staining your teeth. Perfect for anyone who enjoys wine and candles, these up-cycled gems come in different sizes and a variety of scent pallets.
The Changing Table, a natural parenting shop in the Plaza District, has some handy tools like these solid maple teethers from Schoolhouse Naturals that come in fun shapes. Or, if your teether prefers to go for the keys, you may want to try Kleynimals – clean key animals – to soothe even the crankiest bundle of joy.
Nix the cavities and satisfy your special someone’s sweet tooth with these delectable bath salts from The Little Bubble. They’re made by pre-teen local, Bella, using organic ingredients and best of all, they come in a variety of sweet scents. We found The Little Bubble’s line of bathtime treats at DNA Galleries in the Plaza District
While you’re in the Plaza District, stop by Tree and Leaf and help your loved ones kick the soda habit with these cool water bottles.