There are two kinds of people in this world: people that live in New Orleans and people that wish they did. Since everyone fits into one of those two categories, this round up of New Orleans themed gifts would be perfect for absolutely anyone you know. If you want to avoid supporting big corporations and would rather shop for USA and locally sourced products, check out these items to gift your loved ones. All of the gifts features in this edition of our New Orleans gifts are under $50 so you don’t have to break the bank to show your holiday cheer or NOLA pride. Don’t forget to check out last week’s gift guide too!
1. Louisiana Shaped Cutting Board
For your girlfriend that loves to compliment her Scandal viewing party with chilled wine and a fancy cheese plate… This $48 Louisiana shaped cutting board will be sure to gets lots of use
2. Defend New Orleans Flag
For your younger brother that only wears black and never quite got around to decorating his college dorm room… This $35 Defend New Orleans Flag will fill up wall space and rep his beloved city. Do you have friends that love attending festivals? These flags are an easy and fun way to help them find their friends or the meet-up spot as well as letting everyone in the vicinity know just where you represent.
3. ‘I Left My Heart in NOLA’ Print
For your best friend that moved away and sends you eight snapchats a day about how much she needs a po boy… This $20 Hattie Sparks ‘I Left My Heart in NOLA’ Print will remind her that she needs to come back to you and New Orleans.
4. It’s Your Birthday Shirt
For your contribution to the White Elephant holiday party your office throws every year… This $25 It’s Your Birthday Shirt from Dirty Coast will be the most coveted gift around. Cute as all get-out, its the perfect gift for that friend who’s late December birthday always manages them to get only one present.
5. MadDarling Home Scents
These candles are made of 100% soy and essential oils so you don’t have to worry about getting that annoying headache that comes with artificial scents. Mama Roux is an online shop that caters to Louisiana based designers and products, everything from makeup designed on the Northshore to handbags in Hammond. These candles are only $9.95 and would be a perfect stocking stuffer or coworker present. Find a scent that describes them and make a fun joke out of it. You can order them from Mama Roux’s store and if you request PICK UP, they can be delivered right to your door! That’s right, do your Christmas shopping without even leaving home! Pop-up sale December 14th if you want to see more from Mama Roux Store!
6. 504 Heart Pin
For your hairstylist/ therapist that pulls off a purple pixie, always finds time to squeeze you in and sends your off with luxurious shampoo samples… This $11.50 Custom Area Code Heart Pin will let her wear her heart on her sleeve. Sweet and simple it goes with everything and can be worn everyday.
7. Tipitina’s VIP Baby Onesie
For your little nephew that was grooving to funk before he was even born… This $20 Tipitina’s VIP Baby Onesie is perfect for the little dude and his concert going parents that will get free babysitting as their present. Just think of the adorable #tbt picture he’ll be posting on social media when he’s older!
8. Frenchy Tuba Player T-Shirt
For your radio DJ roommate that gets you free concert tickets and contributed all the coffee table books in the apartment… This $20 Frenchy Tuba Player T will make him happy and might ease the blow when you ask him once again to clean out the kitty litter more often.