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Let's Wrap it Up! 

A handcrafted, two- sided ornament by Heather Elizabeth Designs ( adds a double touch of local charm, $24 available at Little Miss Muffin (766 Harrison Ave., 504-482-8200).
The kitchen cupboard by Aries is a great gift for the friend who loves to stay organized. Two drawers and multiple shelves provide stylish storage space, and the piece can be customized with more than 100 finishes, $895 at Christian Street Furniture (3029 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-841-3332;
Searching for a playful accessory for your holiday cocktail dress? Try this feathered fascinator. From Carnival season to LSU tailgating time, the versatile shade of violet can be worn year-round, $80 at The Voluptuous Vixen (818 Chartres St., 504-529-3588;
Chic paper placemats are both whimsical and practical additions to a holiday party. Kitchen Papers, $25 at Scriptura (3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, 504-219-1113; 5423 Magazine St., 504-897-1555;
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Display hometown pride with an aluminum reproduction of the iconic New Orleans water meter, $32 at Ricca's Architectural Sales (511 N. Solomon St., 504-488-5524;
It would be no surprise to find Santa kicking back in this recliner by Colt. The manual leather version is $499 and the powered leather edition starts at $669 at Halpern's Furnishing Store (1532 St. Charles Ave., 504-304-0039; 1600 Prytania St., 504-566-1707;
Written by 14 historians and prominent figures, including Gambit political editor Clancy DuBos, this lavishly illustrated 336-page tome is an homage to the beloved local products that make New Orleans great. Making New Orleans, $49.95 at Phillip Collier Designs (
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;
Ranging from comedies to murder mystery productions, the 2014 season for the Jefferson Performing Arts Society (1118 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 504-885-2000; includes shows to thrill everyone on your list. Regular tickets are $30, and gift certificates, ticket packages and discounted group rates are available.
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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;
A vividly hued flask is a clever way to keep eggnog close at hand, $15.50 at Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 504-891-7443;
Jazz up your gift giving with a sterling silver Music Lover pendant designed by Jose Balli, $80 at Jose Balli Jewelry (621 Chartres St., 504-522-1770; 70360 Hwy. 21, Covington, 985-892-8990; 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-832-8990;
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