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Incredibly last-minute, local gifts

You're welcome, frazzled shoppers!

By Jenn Scott December 22nd, 2011

Haven't holiday shopped yet? You're not alone! Here's some ideas for you laggers.

First things first: Buy a Keep It Local Card. Just do it. You will save money! In fact, while you're at it, you might pick these bad boys up for everyone on your list. Only $12 bucks and rockin' a brand-new design, it's the key to great deals in the hippest spots in the city.

For the foodie:

Although gift cards used to be impersonal and say, “I don't know you well enough to know what you like,” the times are a-changing. What better gift than free money to splurge on a night of dining at your favorite eatery? I can't really think of anything for the epicurean-inclined. Use your Keep It Local Card when you purchase those gift cards. Need some restaurant ideas?

Bricktown Brewery at 1 N. Oklahoma (with a recently revamped food menu) offers 10 percent off with your card, as well as Iron Starr Urban Barbeque at 3700 N. Shartel. Find the full list here.

For the lover of caffeinated libations:

If that person is anything like me, they absolutely can't function pre-coffee/caffeine. No problem! Impress them, even if you don't know what you're doing with a fresh-ground brew for their press or loose leaves for their diffuser from places like Elemental Coffee (815 N. Hudson; 10 percent with card), Forward Foods (5123 N. Western; 10 percent) and t, an urban teahouse (7518 N. May; 5 percent). 

For sweet teeth:

Some fresh cupppies (or a gift card) from Cuppies & Joe (727 N.W. 23rd; 10 percent), Sara Sara Cupcakes (7 N.W. Ninth; 10 percent) and Green Goodies by Tiffany (5840 N. Classen Blvd.; 10 percent) will have your sweet-loving giftee pleased as punch. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the selection at 42nd Street Candy Company (4200 N. Western), as well. No discount there, but you'll be swooning from all the chocolate, it won’t matter.

For pet parents:

Pamper the pup or let that friend who dresses his or her dog know you care with a gift card from Paws Around Town Pet Boutique (12100-H N. May in Northpark Mall; 10 percent).

For the kids:

Surprise your kids with a day at Science Museum Oklahoma (2100 N.E. 52nd; up to 15 percent) or pick up something special at Keedo Kids (Northpark Mall; card discount TBA).

For the significant other:

Whether you've been with your honey for a while or scrambling for something that's in between first date and “I want there to be another date,” consider surprising that special someone with tickets to Lyric Theatre (1727 N.W. 16th; 11 percent to 23 percent). Need something more tangible to go alongside it? How about a holiday bouquet from A Date with Iris (4201 N. Western; 10 percent) or Capitol Hill Florist (5809 S. Western; 10 percent).
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