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Still Need to Do Your Holiday Shopping? Six Local Spots to Check Out

09:00 December 15, 2020
By: Abbey Hebert

With Christmas around the corner, you may still be on the hunt for cutesy New Orleans ornaments or the perfect gift for a loved one. Support local businesses and check out the stores below, where you will find a multitude of great gifts for family, for your hard-to-shop-for friend, or for your own Christmas tree or home décor.

Home Malone

Get in the Christmas spirit by making it a New Orleans Christmas. Stop by Home Malone to buy a streetcar ornament, a crawfish claw poinsettia ornament, or a Roman candy ornament. If you're looking for a way to relax after a long and stressful week, definitely check out Home Malone's bath bombs, which come in ginger lime, hibiscus, lavender, and more, for only $3.50. Want to redecorate the kitchen? Stop by Home Malone to invest in new kitchen towels decorated with magnolias, oysters, the French Quarter, and even cocktails. Multiple Locations, homemalonenola.com


Goodwill aims to help people prepare for job and career opportunities by training them for specific careers in industries such as banking, IT, and healthcare, and proceeds from your purchases go to developing that training. Goodwill even has an online shopping service on their website now, so enjoy thrifting from the comfort of your own home. There are eight locations scattered throughout the New Orleans area, so go to their website, type in your zip code to find out which one is closest to you, and head on over to purchase affordable clothing. Multiple Locations, goodwill.org

Lakeside Mall

Lakeside Mall has a wide variety of stores, ranging from JCPenny to Bath & Body Works to the Disney Store, so whatever you need during holiday shopping, this mall is sure to have it. If you're looking for jewelry for Christmas gifts, check out Mignon Faget, Kendra Scott, or Zales, as they are all within walking distance of each other. In total, Lakeside Mall has 91 stores, so if you need to peruse the stores for gifts for loved ones, come check out the many sales offered throughout the mall. 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 835-8000, lakesideshopping.com

Judy at the Rink

Judy at the Rink sells art by well-known and highly esteemed local New Orleans artists, such as Lorraine Gendron, Jan Salzer, Camie Kelly, and others, meaning that this is the perfect place to find unique ornaments for your tree. This local store also sells beautiful jewelry with Swarovski crystals, which really makes it glisten, and is a great way to make your wife or mother smile on Christmas Day. Judy at the Rink also offers beautiful tabletop decorations; buy a Simon Pearce alpine soapstone wine chiller, a Juliska Graham cocktail pick set, or a Juliska Dessert 12 Days of Christmas themed salad plate set. 2727 Prytania St, (504) 891-7018, judyattherink.com

Art & Eyes

Art & Eyes is a local and independent glasses store, which believes that each person should have glasses and lenses specially made for their face, since each face is curved very differently. This locally owned shop offers 45 different pairs of specially made frames built for different faces that cover not only a wide range of styles, but also a wide range of prices, from $64 to $880. Art & Eyes also sells masks with artistic influence from Heironymus Bosch, an artist from medieval times who grew popular from his imagery of plague doctors and the bird masks they wore; each mask is $35. 3708 Magazine St, (504) 891- 4494, artandeyesneworleansla.com

Disco Warehouse

Disco Warehouse's colorful and decorative building easily gives away what they sell: beautiful art pieces and antiques by local artists, collectors, and builders. Check out the portraits of notable celebrities, such as Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marilyn Monroe, Chuck Berry, and more, by local artist Mystery J, who works with vibrant colors and an abstract theme. Or pick up some iconic NOLA pieces by Connie Kittok. Head to Disco Warehouse for original gifts and one-of-a-kind works of art. 3101 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 571-5622, discowarehouse.net

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