The New Orleans Gift Guide

It’s officially time to transition from Thanksgiving to the next holiday and with that comes gift giving! I’ve had time to get out to lots of local shops over the past week with family in town for Thanksgiving as well as supporting some of my favorites on Small Business Saturday yesterday. Cool local shops and brands are at an all time high in the city making gifting everyone on your list something local easy this holiday season. Here’s some of my favorites I came across, all at different price points for everyone on your list.

Trendy NOLA Earrings

It’s no surprise that we are obsessed with local shop The Elizabeth Chronicles. These earrings are a collab between TEC and local jeweler EDIE Jewels so it’s really a two in one! They are the perfect gift for your best girlfriend or a white elephant girl’s gift exchange. Great for Saints games!

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Team Popeyes T-Shirt

With all of the hype around Popeyes infamous chicken sandwich this year, how could this not be the perfect gift for the chicken sandwich fanatic in your life?? Nola T-Shirt of the Month Club also has tons of other cool tees and the option to join their club for $15 per month to receive a new design each month. A great option for your BF or dad! They also sell all of their T-shirts individually online and at their store.

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Magnolia Stemless Wine Glasses

Honestly Mignon Faget glassware is one of my go-to’s gifts. I just gave my BF’s mom a set for her birthday and she loved them! This is the perfect gift host gift, gift for your mom, a colleague or really anyone. They have lots of other cute designs as well, but the magnolia are my current favorites. They come in cocktail glasses too!

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Baby Alligator Socks

We are already obsessed with Bonfolk socks. We both have the coffee & beignet ones (duh). When I saw that they recently came out with tiny baby versions of their socks, I couldn’t resist the pink with green alligators for my precious new niece! There are lots of other adorbs prints too for the tiny babes in your life this holiday season. The best part is, for every pair of socks purchased, a pair is given to someone in need.

Fun ornaments from Lionheart Prints

Ornaments are another great host gift and the fun ornament selection at Lionheart Prints will have you wanting to buy an ornament for everyone on your list!

Ashley Longshore Coffee Table Book

We all admire Ashley Longshore’s work and love visiting her gallery, but unfortunately few of us can actually afford it. The coffee table book is a good way around that! Her new book I Do Not Cook, I Do Not Clean, I Do Not Fly Commercial  highlights her story as an artist and showcases her work. Get it for only $39 on Amazon or pop in her gallery to pick one up.

Krewe Sunglasses

Last but not least, the item on everyone’s wish list. This gift is for someone super special or maybe someone who you are going in on a gift with a few others for. My BF and I recently bought a pair of Krewe’s for his sis during their annual sale. There are still lots of frames on sale so check it out before they run out!

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