17 Louisiana Gifts with Local Flavor

We always look forward to this season of giving and that inspiring feeling that comes when you find the perfect gift for someone. Unfortunately, inspiration doesn’t always come so easily. With each passing shopping day, Christmas draws near and the list of people to shop for somehow seems longer instead of shorter.

The good news is that you don’t have to be intimidated by your list this year! The editors of Louisiana Cookin’ magazine put together this guide to help you find the best gift for everyone on your list.

For the Entertainer

You probably know an entertainer. They are the host with the most, plus they always do it in style. Present them with a gift that shows how much you genuinely appreciate the gift of their hospitality.


Fleur de Lis glasses
from Mignon Faget

“Wild Chop-itloulas” cutting board
from NOLA Boards

15” Alligator Roux Paddle
from NOLA Boards

For the Foodie

We are willing to bet you know a foodie or two (or three). And if we know anything about foodies, they love when their stockings are full of delicious food gifts like these to stock their pantries.

Original Cajun Caviar
from Cajun Caviar

Spiced Rum Pecans and Praline Rum Cake
by Cane Land Distilling Co.

Farmer’s Daughter Pepper Jelly
from Primo’s Peppers

Pecan Butter
from Guidry Organic Farms

Sauce, Marinades, and Dressings
from Chef Tory McPhail

Jay D’s Louisiana Molasses Mustard
from Jay Ducote

Pickles, Preserves, and Sauces
from Old Soul Pickles

For the Cookbook Collector

A collector can be difficult to shop for. Either they have so many cookbooks that you might purchase a duplicate or their library is specific and you worry your addition won’t suit their taste. Luckily, this selection of Louisiana cookbooks has some of the best and newest cookbooks available, guaranteed to please that collector in your life.

Growing Up Cajun
by The Walker Family

Chasing the Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking
by Isaac Toups and Jennifer V. Cole

Louisiana de Mer

The Fonville Winans Cookbook
by Melinda Risch Winans & Cynthia LeJeune Nobles

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel
by Alon Shaya

Memere’s Country Creole Cookbook
by Nancy Tregre Wilson

River Road Recipes 
by The Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc.




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