New Orleans in a Box

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.

Sucré in New Orleans

  • Big Easy baubles and fleur de lis servingware from designer Mignon Faget, whose name is synonymous with Crescent City style.

 Mignon Faget glasses

 Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights in New Orleans

  • Handcrafted Japanese knives and NOLA Boards chopping blocks from Coutelier.

NOLA Boards cutting boards in New Orleans.

  • A hand-stitched “fabric painting” from Antieau Gallery, home to Chris Roberts-Antieau whose way-cool works hang in the White House.

 Antieau Gallery in New Orleans

  • 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.

 Roux Royale

 Brandi Couvillion cuff, New Orleans

  • Recreated New Orleans street tiles from Derby Pottery & Tile, the workshop of Mark Derby who taught ceramics at legendary Newcomb College.

 Derby Pottery

  • Artfully eco-conscious BirdProject soap from Red Arrow Workshop.

Bird Project soap from Red Arrow Workshop in New Orleans (©MATTER INC)

  • Nostalgic sweets, novelty treats and other out-of-the-norm stocking stuffers from Rocket Fizz.

Rocket Fizz in New Orleans. (©Shawn Fink)