An alligator head wine stopper is a thoughtful gift for a Louisiana hostess, $40 at Hazelnut (2735 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-626-8900; 5515 Magazine St., 504-891-2424; www.hazelnutneworleans.com).
A marble cheese tray is a practical work of art, $92 at Hazelnut.
Metallic-accented party napkins add a festive touch to your party table, $7 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 504-899-4223).
Fleur de lis cheese spreaders add a touch of Who Dat to a soiree, $12 at Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 504-896-7300; Village Shopping Center, 2895 Hwy. 190, Suite A-1, Mandeville, 985-951-8081; 3500 Magazine St., 504-894-7420; www.martinwine.com)
Write the names of the wines in your next tasting flight on erasable ceramic accessories. Bottle stopper, $12.99, place tile, $39.95 for a set of six, message tile, $29.95, all at www.place-