Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us and so is the time to buy gifts for your loved ones. Whether you are shopping for stocking stuffers or gifts to wrap, there are so many stores in New Orleans that have the gifts for you.
Shop local for your friends, family, and the little ones in your life. At these local stores, you will find classic Christmas gifts and gifts with a Christmas in New Orleans twist. Take a look at our list of the ten best places in the city to find Christmas-themed gifts.
Best Places to Get Christmas-Themed Gifts in New Orleans
1. Southern Candymakers
334 Decatur St.
southerncandymakers.com| (504) 523-5544
Peppermint bark is a staple treat of the holiday season, and Southern Candymakers has some of the best locally made peppermint bark. Their peppermint bark gift box is perfect for the people in your life with a sweet tooth.
It comes with 15 ounces of peppermint bark and no wrapping on your part required with its red and white gift box with a bow. Southern Candymakers also offers "Holiday Towers," which include a variety of sweet treats for the whole holiday season.
2. Christmas Quarters
1027 Decatur St.
Christmas Quarters is a store dedicated to the Christmas spirit with every Christmas-themed item you can think of. Here, you can find both decor and gifts for Christmas.
Christmas Quarters has plenty of ornaments, figurines, statues, nutcrackers, elves, reindeer, snowmen, and snowglobes. You can find your favorite Christmas characters including Santa and the Grinch on everything. There is something for everyone at Christmas Quarters, but this is heaven especially for Christmas lovers.
3. Forever New Orleans
Forever New Orleans specializes in local gifts, but for the Christmas season, they celebrate the holiday New Orleans style. Forever New Orleans has several ornaments to choose from including an alligator with a Santa hat and a stained glass fleur de lis.
You can even purchase a New Orleans at Christmas Time puzzle featuring the French Quarter showered in lights and bows for the family to complete together. Find your homesick loved one a New Orleans Christmas-themed gift to remind them of home or your proud New Orleans native a gift to show their pride even at Christmas. Shop online or in person for the perfect Christmas gifts.
4. Fleurty Girl
Fleurty Girl is one of the more popular local stores for New Orleans themed gifts, and their Christmas selection does not disappoint. Here, you can find ornaments, sweatshirts, beaded earrings, mugs, and more decorated in Christmas fashion.
Fleurty Girl even sells Cypress knees that have been painted to look like Santa and Snowmen. While you pick out a present, you can also get a funny Christmas card from Fleurty Girl to go with your gift. You can shop online or in person at one of the several locations across the city.
5. Orleans Cajun Ornaments
607 Royal St.
orleanscajunornaments.com |(504) 561-1212
Many people collect Christmas ornaments for their tree and love putting their collection on display every year. Orleans Cajun Ornaments is the perfect place to find the perfect ornament to gift to your friends and family.
The styles range from all out Christmas to New Orleans inspired and a wide price range so everyone can find the ornament they love. Even if you aren't looking for ornaments, Orleans Cajun Ornaments also sells nutcrackers, trees, elves, and more.
6. Hazelnut New Orleans
5525 Magazine St.
Hazelnut New Orleans is a local store in the city which is fully stocked with adorable Christmas decor and gifts. Here, you will find nutcrackers and snow frosted house figurines. Shop for candle sets, Christmas crackers, and mugs for your loved ones.
You can also find gifts for the little ones in your life with their selection of games and holiday themed Jellycat stuffed animals. And of course you can find New Orleans themed ornaments at Hazelnut including the skyline, a street cone, and an oyster.
7. The Collective Shop
3512 Magazine St.
The Collective Shop has unique, cool Christmas gifts to offer. The Collective Shop has chic Christmas candles that smell of floral notes and fir trees that also come in the form of wax melts.
They also sell Christmas colored earrings and ornaments featuring shotgun houses, Voodoo dolls, Bloody Mary Cocktails, and more. Shop online or in person at The Collective Shop to find the perfect, chic gift for Christmas.
8. Home Malone
Home Malone has a variety of Christmas-themed gifts to choose from including candle sets, towels, cards, and festive earrings. They have tons of ornaments to choose from including Christmas trees, the streetcar, and Roman candy among other adorable designs to gift your favorite Christmas decorator.
Home Malone also has Christmas items with a New Orleans twist such as door hangers featuring Santa, reindeer, and wreaths painted by local artists as well as books featuring Christmas in New Orleans. Shop online or stop by at one of their locations in Uptown or Mid-City.
9. Beatrixbell Handcrafted
Beatrixbell Handcrafted is a local small business that specializes in handmade, fair-trade, eco-friendly products and gifts. One of the most popular items Breatrixbell Handcrafted sells are their oyster ornaments. The oysters are decorated with watercolor images and feature a satin ribbon to hand your ornament on the tree.
Some of the Christmas images on the oyster ornaments are Santa, Christmas music sheets, nutcrackers, pointsettias, and religious Christmas imagery such as the Nativity. Visit their French Quarter or Algiers Point locations to pick out your oyster ornament in person.
10. Judy at the Rink
2727 Prytania St.
judyattherink.com |(504) 891-7018
Judy's at the Rink has Christmas gifts galore. Choose from ornaments, nutcracker figurines, and seasonal candles. Add to someone's collection of Christmas decorations by giving them a skating scene set or a holiday candy shop cart.
Judy's at the Rink also has needlepoint pillows with holiday phrases to cozy up a loved one's home and snow globes to gift to a collector. Shop at this local store for gifts for your friends and family including stocking stuffers to thoughtful gifts.
Shop Local for Christmas Gifts This Year
From decor and collectibles to sweets and accessories, these shops have no shortage of Christmas-themed gifts. Celebrate Christmas in New Orleans with gifts decorated with wintery New Orleans backdrops and alligators with Santa hats. Nowhere else but the Big Easy could you decorate your tree with cocktail, seafood, and beignet ornaments.
Support local New Orleans stores this year while you shop for your Christmas gifts. These local stores have a variety of gifts to choose from and have something for everyone.