Available in a variety of richly hued patterns, hand-sewn Robert Talbott silk ties ensure he’ll look dapper under the mistletoe, $90 each at M. Goldberg Clothier (502 Leontine St., 504-891-1119; www.mgoldbergclothier.com).
Ranging from comedies to murder mystery productions, the 2014 season for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (1118 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie,
504-885-2000; www.jpas.org). includes shows to thrill everyone on your list. Regular tickets are $30, and gift certificates, ticket packages and discounted group rates are available.
A double orchid is an elegant and unexpected alternative to poinsettias. Orchid, $24.95
and flowerpot, $9 at Harold’s Indoor Outdoor Plants (1135 Press St., 504-947-7554;