Holiday stockings stuffers need not be a mere afterthought. On the contrary, they are a marvelous way to gift something small and meaningful – like stationary, jewelry, gift cards, or silly, often useful things that folks rarely buy for themselves. Stocking stuffers are also a great way to support local shops. It’s inevitable we’ll end up shopping in big box stores like Target or Best Buy for select larger purchases, but be sure to show some love to locally owned shops with your remaining budget. Streets like Magazine, Maple, Oak, Metairie Road and Harrison Avenue host upwards of 100 shops with fabulous stocking gifts for well under $30. Perennial favorite spots like Home Malone, Estella’s, Little Miss Muffin, Sparkle and Swag, Vintage Green Review, Judy (the list goes on) always come through for unique gifts at varying price points. Here’s my list of small local gift ideas (by category) that will knock your socks (and stockings) off!
Even More Ideas:
Events Picks this Week:
Thursday, Dec. 1 (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.): Bopp Dermatology Broadband Light (BBL) demo and 3 for 1 purchase deal
Thursday, Dec. 1 (12 p.m. – 8 p.m.): Eye Wares Cocktail Party and Trunk Show featuring Gucci, Krewe and more (Magazine Street location)
Saturday, Dec. 3 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): Mcgehee School Holiday Boutique (featuring local brands @standardtopiary, @eljfinefinishes, @freedom.apothecary, @orientexpressed, @poetmotors, @kategracebauer @Elysianbyem @hilltopshoppe, @ellabartlow and more!
Saturday, Dec. 3 (12-5 p.m.): Magazine Street Association presents Merriment on Magazine – a solid lineup of Magazine Street vendors offering deals and treats!