Give the Gift of NOLA

Christmas OrnamentAre you looking for a last-minute gift for a New Orleans native who’s moved to another city? Or for a friend or family member who loves visiting the city? Or simply your family and friends who would appreciate your own love for the city? This holiday season, you can give the gift of NOLA to any giftee, and you have many options at your disposal.

Fleurty Girl

Fleurty Girl sells a huge range of gifts, including some very unique gifts, from cocktail-named, hand-stamped towels or a fleur de lis nightlight to a vintage city map, cuff bracelet, cosmetic bag or mouse pad. The store also carries plenty of T-shirts, books, music, footwear, accessories and gifts for the home—just about anything you can think of, all in delightful local themes. Gift prices run the gamut, and gift cards are available as well.

Dr. Bob’s Artwork

Dr. Bob is a classic and well-known artist in the city, most highly revered for his unforgettable signs that are colorful in both style and verbiage. You can find such sayings as perhaps his most popular, “Be Nice or Leave!” as well as a slew of other sentiments and drawings, all of which are locally inspired. In addition to brightly painted signs and frames, he also decorates each piece of artwork with a selection of beer caps fastened around the frame for a little added flair. You can find most of his artwork either at his store (3027 Chartres) or online on eBay and the Dr. Bob website. They are a little more on the pricey side (most around $85) but well worth it if it’s in your budget.

Café Press

If you’re looking for gifts that are both New Orleans and Christmas-themed, you can visit Café Press’ website for a nice selection. They offer decorative Christmas ornaments featuring a fleur de lis on Mardi Gras-colored ball ornaments (and other ornaments), greeting cards, wall decals, wine charms, T-shirts and more featuring plenty of fleur de lis, famous  locations and even a taste of local play-on-words, such as “Heaux Heaux Heaux.” Most gifts range between $10 and $30.

Anything Saints-related

Let’s face it—We are hugely obsessed with its football team, so anything Saints-related is bound to be a hit this holiday season. T-shirts and jerseys are very popular and can be found at many different stores and online retailers, such as or the NFL Shop. You can also find all sorts of different black and gold items for just about any person or occasion at stores and markets across the city as well as various online retailers, and prices run the gamut here as well.

Whether you shop locally or online this holiday season, you’ll find the perfect gift for all the loved ones on your list.

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