A Guide to Shopping Local in Louisiana
Shop local and share the Louisiana love with gifts that reflect our state’s great music, culinary scene, outdoors and culture.
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself with some Louisiana-made knickknacks or are scooping up gifts for the holidays, we’ve got you covered with local options that everyone will love! Here are our picks for gifts with a little extra something (or as we say in the bayou state, lagniappe).
Taste of Louisiana
Louisiana cuisine is known worldwide for its spiciness and second-to-none ingredients. Gift someone with a subscription box from Red Stick Spice or Cajun Crate, which often includes local delicacies such as Café du Monde beignet mix, pralines, Tabasco hot sauce and more. Shop the Tabasco Factory’s Country Store for a more in-depth look at the world-famous product and gather a group for a cooking class at its Restaurant 1868. Or, plan a road-trip and grab these tasty treats from each region.
What pairs better with a Louisiana culinary gift than craft beer, wine and spirits? Every corner of Louisiana has a craft brewery that showcases its personality. If beer is not your drink of choice, check out one of our local distilleries or wineries. Some may offer the option to order online, but we recommend making a trip to pick up your beverages, taking a tour or enjoying live music while you’re there.
Sounds of the State
It’s no secret that Louisiana is home to some of the best toe-tapping music on earth. Tickets to see a Louisiana artist play the blues, jazz, zydeco or Cajun music would make for an awesome gift (and maybe an even more awesome trip). Check out the top Louisiana live music venues and start planning!
As a state with a rich history and culture, there are many moments that will make you say, “Only Louisiana!” Companies like Fleurty Girl out of New Orleans and Parish Ink in Lafayette highlight these quirky Louisiana-isms with merchandise featuring a little bit of lagniappe (a little something extra). Mais gardez-donc!
If you’re looking for more opportunities to shop, there are a plethora of options around the state. With Big Creek Trade Days in Dubach, Mid-City Makers Market in Baton Rouge, shopping on Magazine Street in New Orleans and farmer’s markets in every corner of the state, you are sure to find treasures for you and your loved ones.
Still need more help? Check out these Louisiana souvenirs and gift ideas. Share your unique finds with us using #OnlyLouisiana on your social channels!