Festive holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list
Make a loved one feel charmed with notes, letters and uplifting messages made to be worn near the heart. Designed for layering, the chains range from $37 to $48 and the sterling silver and gold charms are $11 to $77 at Je T'aime Nola (3613 Magazine St., Suite E, 504-309-6028; www.jetaimenola.com).
Earrings in 14-karat gold show just how elegant repurposed material can be — and the vintage stamping and textured chains are festive enough to carry over to Mardi Gras, $96 at Spruce (2043 Magazine St. 504-265-0946; www.sprucenola.com).
With jeweled crown clasps, this ornamental clutch is merry as a carol, $290 at Angelique (7725 Maple St., 504-866-1092; www.angeliquestores.com).
Antique cypress and vintage brass makes this coat hook like none other — and it's good for the environment, too, $21.95 at NOLA Recycled (600 Magellan St., Gretna, 504-715-2601; www.facebook.com/nolarecycled).
From huitres speciales to oysters Rockefeller, this oyster shell dish adds flair to classic holiday traditions — plus, it's oven- and dishwasher-safe, $130 at Oysteria (4843 Magazine St., 504-889-4843; www.oysterianola.com).
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It's never too early to start football training. This squeezable Saint will have even the tiniest tots cooing "Who Dat" in no time, $25 at Auraluz (4408 Shores Drive, Metairie, 504-888-3313; www.auraluzlinensgifts.com).
Show your Southern hospitality with pecans and pralines. This "Memere" gift basket is $34.99 at Aunt Sally's Original Creole Pralines (810 Decatur St., 504-944-5925; 750 St. Charles Ave., 504-944-6090; www.auntsallys.com).
Your Mrs. Claus won't mind getting these rocks in her stocking this year. Natural stone stackable bangles in turquoise, purple, cerulean and violet draw all eyes to her. The Bourbon and Bowties bracelets range from $32 to $39 each at Fini (6250 Gen. Diaz St., 504-304-0633; www.finiboutique.com).
Be the most popular person at this year's holiday party with a sterling silver cocktail shaker. To make it extra special, have it engraved (it only takes a day), $14.95 at Gem Printing Company (1904 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, 504-834-9580; www.gemprinting.com).
Wintry jewelry such as this sterling silver fleur-de-lis snowflake, bound in festive red ribbon and golden twine, is sure to melt hearts, $99 at Sterling Silvia (41 French Market Place, 504-299-9225; 4861 Magazine St., 504-309-5806; www.sterlingsilvia.myshopify.com/).
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Conclude Hanukkah's eight days of gift giving with recycled art, which gives rustic charm to any home. The hand-painted shotgun house on an old cypress panel is $49 at Wilkerson Row (3137 Magazine St., 504-899-3311).
This Mardi Gras-themed nutcracker gives the holidays some New Orleans flair with purple, green and gold regalia, $29 at Paradise Cafe and Gifts (3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, 504-888-4141; www.para-disecafeandgifts.com).