Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department

News Release

October 4, 2010

 

Contact:

Lindsay Vidrine

405-230-8414

Lindsay@TravelOK.com

Okie Boutique Web Store Now Open on TravelOK.com

Oklahoma-inspired Merchandise is perfect for Holiday Giving & Keepsakes Year-round 

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department launched a new online store on the state’s official travel planning website, www.TravelOK.com. The Okie Boutique features Oklahoma-themed merchandise, customizable gift baskets, as well as items from the Department’s brand Authentic Oklahoma (AOK).

“TravelOK.com is the source for trip planning and event information, but now it is also home to high quality gift items and keepsake souvenirs that capture Oklahoma’s personality,” said Hardy Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.

Okie Boutique’s offerings range from shirts and hats to jewelry and home décor items as well as collectable ornaments, tote bags, travel journals and more. Shoppers will also find the department’s AOK brand of merchandise which features products chosen to reflect Oklahoma’s legendary stories, gracious people and epic landscapes.

Some items featured on the Okie Boutique Web store include:

·         Customizable gift baskets with Made in Oklahoma gourmet food items and other products

·         A jewelry collection showcasing Oklahoma’s Route 66 landmark attractions

·         Iconic Route 66 collectable ornaments

·         Oklahoma tapestry throw featuring an illustration by Oklahoma artist Mick Thurber

·         Sustainably-produced merchandise such as the Oklahoma Maptote and “Cuddle Monster” stuffed animal

“The Okie Boutique also makes it easy to purchase Oklahoma Today magazine subscriptions, plus dozens of hostess gifts, stocking stuffers or other items for those ‘hard-to-buy-for’ names on your list,” said Watkins. “Since our merchandise has been carefully selected to positively represent our state, we hope Oklahoma companies will take advantage of our customizable and quality products for any corporate gift needs.

 

In addition to the Okie Boutique Web store, Authentic Oklahoma and other Oklahoma-themed merchandise can be found at Oklahoma Tourism Information Center gift shops in Oklahoma City – at the State Capitol, First National Center downtown, and 122nd & I-35 – or at centers in Tulsa, Miami, Colbert and Walters.

For clever Oklahoma gift ideas, make sure to visit TravelOK.com to find the online store and other deals and coupons for Oklahoma attractions, or call 1-800-652-6552 to speak to a tourism professional. 

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department (OTRD) is working to advance the exceptional quality of life in Oklahoma by preserving, maintaining, and promoting our natural assets and cultural richness. The department is the steward of the state park system and also promotes Oklahoma as a travel destination through many award-winning programs. To learn more about Oklahoma’s unique events and attractions, please visit www.TravelOK.com or follow us at Facebook.com/TravelOK or Twitter.com/OklahomaTourism.

 

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