By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2014
The ladies at The Nut House on Route 66 are ready for Christmas. The Nut House is known for its vast assortment of wonderful gifts and decorating ideas. (L to R): Tina Looney, Sally McSlarrow, Leslie Ward and Jennifer Downing.
If fighting crowds at the mall or big box stores for Christmas gifts leaves you stressed, then The Nut House on historic Route 66 just might be the best place to get all of your shopping done. Located south of Claremore, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, including Sundays, until Christmas.
If you’ve not checked out what this unique business has to offer, Christmas is the perfect time to grab your list and visit Hazel Ward, owner, and her staff. You’ll not only be greeted with a smile, but you’ll probably be able to cross everyone’s names off the list before leaving.
With quality items for all ages, you can fill up a basket or box – provided for you – and the staff will create a custom cellophane-wrapped gift, perfect for giving to a loved one. Pre-made baskets and boxes will also be available, including items that appeal to a wide audience.
The Nut House is known for its fudge, available in 18 flavors. “For Christmas, we’re also adding cranberry fudge, egg nog fudge and chocolate orange swirl,” says Hazel. “We’ll also ship boxes of fudge anywhere you want us to.”
All Christmas items, including whole and cracked pecans, can also be mailed anywhere. “We try to get the best shipping rate possible for our customers,” she adds.
“We also have lots of beautiful ornaments for all tastes,” Hazel says. “Some like to shop and purchase a new ornament each Christmas. I would always buy a new one for my children each year.”
Tree decorations available fit just about everyone’s taste, including the glitzy, the collegiate, old-fashioned and rustic, woodsy ornaments. Check out the trees on display in the store for ideas.
Christmas décor runs the gamut from large snowmen, including those for OSU and OU fans, to more traditional decorations like reindeer. In fact, the store’s variety of quality gifts and décor will delight you, from the unique to the quirky, including Santa Claus cookie jars, holiday wine glasses and cozies, coffee mugs, serving dishes and candy dishes, all perfect for giving or for your own use.
Don’t have time to make a pecan or pumpkin pie for your holiday table? Call The Nut House and order yours by December 18. Need cookies? The Nut House offers snickerdoodle, chocolate chip and peanut butter.
Need party trays, including meat, cheese and veggies? The Nut House can provide those too. “Whatever someone needs for their holiday parties, we can supply,” she adds. “If businesses have a corporate need for gifts, we can also fix up trays or metal tins of nuts and candy.”
According to Hazel, shopping at The Nut House is a relaxing experience. “Customers should feel comfortable while shopping and not be pressured and faced with huge crowds and harried clerks.”
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After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.