Make your list, check it twice, and then head into Broken Bow, Oklahoma to do a little holiday shopping. You’ll find a wonderful array of individual shops selling one-of-a-kind gifts and specialty items for all ages. Here are a few of our favorites.a gold foil-wrapped gift with gold ribbon.

A stack of beaded bracelets.

Photo: Timothy Going Photography, courtesy of Hemp Galore

Hemp Galore, a jewelry store plus much more, is a showcase for local artists. Owner Brandi Going is an artist herself and makes the leather wrap and sterling pieces on display. (If you don’t see something you like, she’ll work with you to create one for pick-up later!) Other handcrafted items include stained glass works from MorningStarr Glass, wood art designs from Among the Pines Designs, lotions and soaps from Pokni’s Pantry, and gourd vases from Brenda Dewald Fine Arts. If you’d like to create your own jewelry, check Hemp Galore’s Facebook page for open house classes; or arrange for a private lesson in making cool wrap bracelets.
Hemp Galore
24 North Broadway, Broken Bow
Wednesday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; other times, please call for an appointment

Know someone who loves the look of vintage? Then head to Broknbo Vintage Market and check out all the cool merchandise. Along with repurposed furniture, vintage and handmade treasures, the store carries a line of soft t-shirts with fun sayings, and Hochatime products. Not to miss, the solid ash handmade rocking chairs and matching side tables, each a steal at $99.
Broknbo Vintage Market
1302 North Park Drive, Broken Bow
Monday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Youngblood’s Gifts and Collectibles is a great store to hit for a whole range of people on your holiday list. Known for having some of the cutest baby clothes around, Youngblood’s also has a selection of Vera Bradley bags, Pandora jewelry, designer clothing, home furnishings—and probably a few things you never even knew you needed!
Youngblood’s Gifts and Collectibles
1206 South Park Drive, Broken Bow
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Find something special for the woman on your list, visit Hot Mess Boutique. This trendy shop is where you’ll find Christmas tee’s with merry sayings, sparkly sneakers, or—one of the store’s most popular items—a soft pink plush pullover.
Hot Mess Boutique
1212 South Park Drive, Broken Bow
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To make your shopping even more enjoyable, combine it with a stay at one of Beavers Bend Creative Escapes cabins. There’s nothing like kicking your feet up by a cozy fire to relieve the stress of the holidays!