Oklahoma Stories

Made in Oklahoma Gift Guide

By Laura Araujo December 2021

It has become an OKL tradition to feature a selection of Oklahoma-based products and experiences each holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites!

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Bluestem Hunting

Price: Hunts start at $440

Book: Bluestem Hunting website; (580) 336-4148

Located near Perry, Bluestem Hunting specializes in European pheasant shoots, while offering top-notch hospitality and an atmosphere of camaraderie among hunters. Kay Electric Cooperative member and trustee, Verl Brorsen, runs the business with help of his family. “It’s a lot of fast-paced action, a maximum amount of shooting with a minimum amount of walking. Bring your 90-year-old dad. People who can’t walk far can participate,” Brorsen says.

Callison Ranch

Price: $29 to $249

Orders: Callison Ranch Beef website; (580) 421-7277

***Order by December 17 for Christmas delivery***

South of Ada, Callison Ranch is owned by third- and fourth-generation Oklahoma ranchers, and People’s Electric Cooperative members, Roger and Nikki Callison. They offer a variety of gift options including beef jerky, summer sausage, dry-aged steaks, and corporate gift boxes.

Rene’s Stained Glass Shop

Price: $4.95 and up

Orders: Renes Stained Glass website; (580) 362-3548

René Vap, a veterinary microbiologist-turned stained glass artist, creates colorful, eye-catching pieces at her shop on Kay Electric Cooperative lines northeast of Ponca City. She has a wide selection of items perfect for gifting—everything from magnets and ornaments to sun catchers, night lights, clocks, lamps, jewelry, and custom orders.

Tanner Crow Silver

Price: Pocket knives start at $400; sterling silver dress buckles start at $875; jewelry varies

Order: Tanner Crow Silver Facebook; email Tanner Crow Silver

A full-time silversmith based on CKenergy Electric Cooperative lines near Apache, Tanner Crow creates stunning, hand-made sterling silver pieces. Popular orders include belt buckles, jewelry, and pocket knives. Crow learned his craft through the Traditional Cowboy Arts Association and was the winner of their 2020 fellowship.

Trekell’s Goat Milk Soap Co.

Price: $5 to $15

Orders: Trekells Goat Milk Soap website

Jenni Trekell raises dairy goats at her home on People’s Electric Cooperative lines west of Ada. In 2017, she began using their milk to create beautiful, unique soaps that are beneficial for the skin. She has expanded her product line to include lip balm, bath bombs, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, and sugar scrubs—all created with natural ingredients, colors, and fragrances.

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