It’s the most wonderful time of the year…when you have help.
While we certainly advocate for staying organized and stress free any time of year, the holidays take it to another level. That neat and tidy pantry is nice, but that doesn’t save you from the decorating, shopping, and gift wrapping that stares you dead in the face until December 24.
Fear not! We put together a holiday guide of some of our favorite sanity-saving resources, plus a couple of new OKC small businesses on our radar – not only will you be doing yourself a favor by enlisting their services, but you’ll be supporting local business owners who need it more than ever during these uncertain times.
What’s that? Your pantry is NOT already neat and tidy? Well, we have gift certificates for that 😉 Just start dropping hints to anyone looking for gift ideas for you – or give the gift of organization to someone else! Click here to check one more thing off your shopping list.
Cheers to a safe, simplified and stress-free holiday season!
Adrienne, Ashlee and Jessica
A Date with Iris: Owner Kris Balaban and her partner Amy Downes’ artistic and whimsy approach to unusual gifts and floral arrangements are next level! Located at 4201 N Western in Oklahoma City, A Date with Iris is a small shop with endless possibilities. For Thanksgiving floral orders, a couple days notice is fine – but if you have a specific color palette and for greater customization, let them know by November 21st.
A: 4201 N Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
P: (405) 604-5959
Facebook: A Date With Iris
XO AT HOME: If you are looking for a bi-monthly dose of happiness (and/or holiday floral arrangements), look no further than Edmond + OKC’s first floral subscription for the home.
For $99 (+tax) each month, you get TWO recipes of curated floral and foliage delivered to your door. The idea behind XO AT HOME is to supply a unique product you can’t find at the corner grocery store. The floral recipe/mood board for the following month is released by the 10th of every month. Haleigh shares styling tips and tricks and suggests vases to accommodate that month’s recipe. You choose from two 2-hour windows for delivery, either morning or evening. Pick up is available at their downtown studio.
XO AT HOME owner and longtime wedding florist Haleigh Kenney and her team curate beautifully unexpected, yet simple floral and foliage selections. The designs are meant to stand alone, like what you’d see in Magnolia Journal, for example (which by the way, their work is currently featured in).
Sign up here by November 29th to get on the December list.
Paper + More: Beautifully wrapped presents make for a memorable gift giving and receiving experience. The store’s year-round professional gift-wrapping services save you time and are available at no extra charge for in-store purchases. No gift is too large, and no amount is too much. Gift drop off and pick up are quick and easy.
A: 7600 N May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Jem Gift Wrapping: Big or small, Jean-Ellen Shelley and Missy Musgrave wrap it all! While the business is new to town, the ladies behind it are not – you’ve likely seen their wrapping magic on beautiful gifts from On a Whim where they previously worked. Pick-up and delivery are available. Call or text 405-863-5033 for your upscale wrapping needs.
Holiday Pop-Ups Outdoor Market: One of our favorite holiday traditions returns to Midtown in a new, socially-distanced format starting Thanksgiving weekend. The all-outdoor market will run every Friday and Saturday until Christmas on the corner of NW 10th and Hudson. With a dozen different local shops participating each weekend, this is the place to find unique gifts and mark everyone off your list in a safe environment. Masks will be mandatory, everyone is asked to follow social distancing guidelines, and hand sanitizing stations will be set up throughout the market. Check out the 2020 shop roster here.
Social Settings OKC: Whether you’re planning a coffee date, brunch, happy hour or dinner… lighten your load and make your next gathering feel special with a table set like no other! Oklahoma City’s premiere tablescape rental service lets you choose from a curated collection of timeless tableware and linens, while incorporating your own pieces to create a unique and stunning setting for your occasion.
Special holiday pricing includes a $125 set up fee that comes with a centerpiece (cost of flowers included in this price), and place setting rentals starting at $65. To book your next event or learn more, contact Social Settings OKC owner Megan Roueche.