Pairing style and comfort, wearing these Dansko Pro XP shoes feels like walking on clouds, $139 at Good Feet Store (3000 Severn Ave, Metairie, 504-888-7080; www.goodfeet.com).
Come to the party prepared with seasonal wine, beer and Champagne: Rogue Farms Honey Kolsch $8.99, Swami pinot noir, $21.99, Ruffino Prosecco, $9.99 and Brooklyn pumpkin ale $7.99 at Breaux Mart (citywide; www.breauxmart.com).
Tim Van Steenbergen's theo sunglasses are a wearable work of art, $518 at Art & Eyes (3708 Magazine St., 504-891-4494; www. artandeyesnola.com).
A floral arrangement makes a thoughtful gift for a holiday hostess. Cornucopia arrangement, $40 and up at Federico's Family Florist (815 Focis St., Metairie, 504-837-6400).
For the DIY-er in your life, this At Home kit by Amy Howard restores and renovates pre-owned or brand-new furniture and accessories to look antique, $12.50 and up at Discoveries Furniture & Finds (120 E. Morris Ave., Hammond, 985-345-2577; 318 N. Rampart St., 504-569-0310; www.discoverieswhole-
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Bakelite has been deemed the "material of a thousand uses." Perhaps the most popular among collectors is Bakelite jewelry. Cuff bracelets, $150 and up at Retro Active Vintage (8123 Oak St., 504-864-8154; www.retroactivevintage.com).
Riddles of Existence is a 53-card
deck of riddles and illustrations by
Dalt Wonk. The designs are inspired
by Mardi Gras costumes, $45 at Luna Press (www.lunapress.com).
Savory or sweet pastries are hand-rolled by a husband-and-wife team. Pecan, chocolate and pumpkin mini-pies, $4 each at P's and Q's (5720 Magazine St., 504-897-5131;
Naturopathica has created a collection of skin-care kits for all skin types, $65 at Woodhouse Day Spa (4030 Canal St., 504-482-6652;
Celebrated folk artist Clementine Hunter once said, "I tell my stories by making pictures." Hunter's work has been immortalized in a functional ceramics line. Platter, $118 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 504-899-4223).
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The New Orleans Saints are winning and you'll feel triumphant too in sterling silver fleur-de-lis cufflinks, $79.95, and Italian hand-enameled black and gold cufflinks, $195, both at Fisher and Sons (5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-885-4956; www.fisherandsonsjewelers.com).
This Victorian-era cameo features a sardonyx at its center with four diamond accents at each point. It is set in a 14-karat yellow gold filigree bezel and can be worn as a necklace or a pin, $2,450 at Wellington & Company Fine Jewelry (505 Royal St., 504-525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).