Ten great gifts with a NOLA accent.
Brown paper packages tied up with strings sing of life’s simple pleasures. But to really wow them this holiday season, tuck one of these Crescent City-themed gifts under the tree.
- Peppermint marshmallows, extra-dark drinking chocolate and a stocking full of seasonal macarons from Sucré.
- Big Easy baubles and fleur de lis servingware from designer Mignon Faget, whose name is synonymous with Crescent City style.
- Flickering gas lamps and hand-forged ornaments from Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights.
- Handcrafted Japanese knives and NOLA Boards chopping blocks from Coutelier.
- A hand-stitched “fabric painting” from Antieau Gallery, home to Chris Roberts-Antieau whose way-cool works hang in the White House.
- Crescent City cookbooks from Roux Royale, where John Besh, Susan Spicer, Emeril Lagasse and other local chefs help you kick it up a notch in the kitchen.
- Brandi Couvillon’s metal cuff bracelets, fashioned from an 1891 map of the city, from the Historic New Orleans Collection gift shop.
- Recreated New Orleans street tiles from Derby Pottery & Tile, the workshop of Mark Derby who taught ceramics at legendary Newcomb College.
- Artfully eco-conscious BirdProject soap from Red Arrow Workshop.
- Nostalgic sweets, novelty treats and other out-of-the-norm stocking stuffers from Rocket Fizz.