10 Uniquely Louisiana Christmas Gifts
It's hard to believe we're coming down to the wire on Christmas shopping. Does it seem like it's come on really fast this year? Or is it just me? Well, if you don't dally, you can still find that perfect gift for your favorite Louisiana fan. We've assembled a collection of special gifts that can only be found in, or represent the best of the Bayou State.
Hard to Find Sauce Gift Set- $24.99
Nothing says Louisiana like great food, and nothing compliments great food like Tabasco. Founded in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny on Avery Island, it's been in the family for 5 generations, where the peppers are still grown and made on the very same island.
Blue Dogs & Cajuns on the River- $4,000
An original silkscreen by Louisiana artist George Rodrigue. This is a numbered edition of 450 26X38 inches
Throwback GRB TEE- $25-$28
Great Raft Brewing is one of the very first local craft breweries, and they've grown to distribute all over the region. They even have a local brew called the Barksdale Bubble!
Community Coffee is another of those products that truly, uniquely represents all that's good about Louisiana. Founded in Louisiana over 100 years ago, Community is still a family owned company today. We're lucky to drink Community Coffee every morning here at the radio station, ground fresh every pot.
Okay, so a lot of my list involves food... like I said, nothing says "Louisiana" like good food! Zapp's was created and still cooked today in Gramercy, LA
Pelican Cuff from Mimosa- $155 available in different sizes
Mimosa Handcrafted was established in 2008, and creates handcrafted jewelry inspired by Louisiana, telling the story of everything from culture to history to landscape.
Black-eyed Pea Relish- $6.50
Almost nobody doesn't like fresh Louisiana Peaches, and Ruston Louisiana is famous for theirs. And if you're near there, stop by Mitcham Farms Peach Store, 1007 Woods Rd. Although they don't ship fresh peaches, you can order a multitude of handmade Louisiana delights, like blackberry preserves, black walnut syrup, bread and butter pickles, and green pepper jelly, to name just a few.
Cane River Pecan Sampler Gift Tray- $55 This gift tray lets you try all six of their flavored pecans, and includes a one pound bag of Elliot natural pecan halves. But they have a multitude of gift ideas including popcorn, bourbon balls, and various pecan chocolate chip cookies.
Cajun Crate Monthly Subscription- Sign up for a 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription or give as a gift. You'll receive a curated selection of Louisiana food products. Each box contains ingredients to cook with, drinks and snacks from different Louisiana parishes every month.
Weekend Staycation Getaway- Lake Claiborne State Park- Take the family on a quick getaway just down I-20 to Lake Claiborne State Park. Rent a cabin, take your camper, or even tent and enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, bird watching, hiking, or just some good 'ol peace and quiet.
For more great Louisiana gift ideas, visit Louisianatravel.com