Shop NOLA: Our Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas & Giveaway!

We all know that the holidays can be stressful. Between negotiating who’s hosting Thanksgiving and the endless holiday events and figuring out what to wear in holiday photos, it is easy to become overwhelmed very, very quickly. That’s why we decided to compile a list of fabulous local vendors; not only is our goal to encourage you to shop NOLA this holiday season, but we’re hoping that it will help you cross at least one person off your “to buy for” list.

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In order to participate, New Orleans Moms Blog required all vendors to provide a product for us to review (if we were not already familiar from previous reviews/giveaways) because it is important to us that we have firsthand experience with companies and products before we recommend them to our readers. Vendors were also required to provide a product to give away. Beyond complimentary products, we received no compensation for this post and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Shop NOLA: Children’s Apparel

Who doesn’t love adorable holiday clothes? Whether you’re shopping for your own little ones or need to come up with a unique gift, we love Lisey Lu, Nolafionnah and Two Sprouts for their original designs.

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  • Lisey Lu offers dozens of darling applique designs year-round, and her shirts have become my “go to” for birthday presents (I always get something that goes with the theme of the child’s birthday party). Melissa, a mom herself, is really easy to work with and can create pretty much anything you need. From monogrammed newborn gowns to bibs to toddler shirts to burp cloths, her designs are all precious. Lisey Lu has a perfect gift for any little one on your list, especially since children are often really excited to see their name in print! Giveaway: personalized red Elf shirt (value $22)
  • Nolafionnah is not your ordinary children’s clothing option. All of Jessica’s designs are unlike anything we’ve seen elsewhere. Her dresses for little girls are absolutely adorable (and you can customize them with any fabric/design that you’d like), and her toddler tees and baby one pieces are whimsical and fun. Jessica is incredibly responsive and – when she’s not busy sewing – a great mom to two little girls. Giveaway: gift card to the Nolafionnah Etsy store (value $25)
  • If you haven’t been to Two Sprouts on Metairie Road, you’re missing out! Erica and Amy have tons of New Orleans inspired gifts in their store, including paper products like holiday cards and stationary, t-shirts, one pieces and more! Pick up a pack of notecards for your neighbor, a fun t-shirt for your niece or nephew and a candle for your friend – all in one stop! Giveaway: red holiday gator t-shirt or one piece (value $28 or $24)

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Shop NOLA: Family Gifts That Keep on Giving

Below is a list of gift ideas that will last long after the wrapping paper and egg nog are gone. These gifts endure for months to come and are sure to please the entire family!

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  • We’ve featured AmyCherie Photography’s work previously (in our what to wear for family pictures and best places for family portraits posts), and we think her work speaks for itself. For $125, consider purchasing a gift certificate for a family session for that special someone on your list (hint: this would make a great gift for an expecting or engaged family member, and we’re pretty sure that any mom would be thrilled to receive this in her stocking!) Giveaway: one full session (valued at $125)
  • Louisiana Children’s Museum offers hours of endless fun for little ones. At $65, a membership to LCM for 5 would make the perfect gift for a family or children (this is a great one to suggest to grandparents, even if they’re out of town since you can buy online!) Giveaway: two families will win four admission passes (valued at $32)
  • Did you know that you can also purchase memberships to City Park? Membership benefits include unlimited admission to Celebration in the Oaks, Storyland, the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park and Botanical Gardens, as well as discounts to several activities within the park. Available for purchase online, a membership more than pays for itself if a family of four visits each of the aforementioned venues just once! Giveaway: two families will win four general admission passes to Celebration in the Oaks (valued at $28)
  • We are really lucky to have the Audubon Institute in our backyard. A membership for a family is $145, which makes it an excellent holiday gift since it’s sure to be used over and over again. Benefits include unlimited admission to the zoo, aquarium and insectarium, discounts on several activities and events like Zoo to Do for Kids and much more. Or, for something much more adventurous, why not give the gift of a Backstage Penguin Pass? For $125, adults and kids (over 4) will have the time of their life petting, feeding and painting with penguins! Giveaway: two families will win four admission passes good at the Zoo, Aquarium or Insectarium (valued at $80)
  • Moms are always looking for enriching activities to do with their children, and the Thibodeaux School of Music provides just that! What family wouldn’t love receiving a semester of music classes ($280 plus materials) or private lessons ($400 for private lessons on an instrument) as a holiday gift? Located in uptown New Orleans, the Thibodeaux School of Music is a welcoming environment offering top notch music education choices for everyone in the family. Contact Madeline Thibodeaux (madeline {at} thibodeauxschoolofmusic {dot} com) to learn more or drop in for a FREE preview class. Giveaway: one family will win a free month of Kindermusik classes (value $70) or private lessons (value $100)
  • Slated to open in a few short weeks, the Palm Tree Playground will offer fun indoor play in a beach-themed environment. Walk-in play will be available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and any time on the weekends when there are no parties scheduled. With a designated area for babies (6 months-1 year), toddlers (1-3 years) and big kids (4-10 years), there’s fun for everyone. At $6 for toddlers and $8 for older children, admission passes would make a great (and cost effective) gift for any family on your list! Giveaway: one family will win 5 admission passes (value $40)
  • Did you think that the French Quarter was just for adults? Think again! French QuarTour Kids is a locally-based tour company just for little ones. Kids (with a chaperone for every 4 children) can enjoy a walking tour through the French Quarter where they are sure to be entertained while being introduced to this great city of ours. There are several different tour options, all of which are designed for kids 6-15 (children under 5 are free) and run on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, weather permitting. At $12/pass, we think these would make fabulous stocking stuffers! Giveaway: one family will win 5 passes (value $60)

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Shop NOLA: That hard-to-shop-for Someone on Your List

We all have someone on our holiday list that is either hard to please or already has everything. Or, perhaps it’s someone that you don’t know very well and are unsure what to get. Below are a few ideas for you; you may even consider picking some of these up to have on hand just in case you forget someone at the last minute! Someone hard to shop for

    • Located in the Irish Channel, Loomed NOLA imports organic cotton textiles from Turkey. Their pestamels (official Turkish name for a flat-woven towel) are gorgeous and extremely versatile; they can be used as blankets, tablecloths, throws, beach blankets, sarongs, scarfs, towels and so much more. Loomed NOLA also offers several other luxurious gift choices such as robes, fine towels and peskirs (smaller linens that make great kitchen towels). Be sure to contact Loomed NOLA for an appointment, but we promise that you’ll find something appealing in their showroom! Giveaway: the “Punch” pestamel (value of $52 and comes in 8 different colors; winner would select color)

 

 

 

  • Southern Lights Candles is another great holiday gift option for just about anyone. Alicia’s candles come in several different sizes and scents, and at $16 for a 12 ounce candle, the classic candle makes the perfect gift for your neighbor, hairdresser, co-workers … or anyone else on your list! Hand poured in Destrehan, Southern Lights uses a high quality soy wax which burns clean and smells wonderful. Giveaway: 12 ounce classic candle (value $16)

 

 

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Shop NOLA: Mom

This category is all about us! If you need to drop some hints to your husband, just copy and paste this section into an email. And men say that we’re hard to shop for? We are pretty confident that a few hours away from the kids, dinner delivery and jewelry would do the trick!

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  •  Creative Sitters Consider purchasing a Creative Sitters gift card for a friend this holiday season or hiring Teeny and her team to entertain your little ones while you’re throwing a holiday soiree! Giveaway: 2 hours of service (value $30)
  • All women love jewelry, right? Even better when it’s designed by a native New Orleanian. EllenL is fun, bold and definitely makes a statement. Whether paired with a simple white t-shirt and jeans or a black dress for the evening, you’re sure to receive compliments when wearing Ellen’s designs. If picking jewelry for others makes you nervous, consider an EllenL gift card! And if you want to see her designs in person, visit one of the local stores that carries her work or drop her a line. Giveaway: EllenL gift card (value $50)
  • Busy moms everywhere would love nothing more than dinner delivered to their doorstep. Luckily, moms like Cami Chiarella know this and come up with businesses like DinnerBelle. We did a really thorough review of her service back in September, but we think a gift card to DinnerBelle (available in $25 increments) would be the perfect holiday solution for families across New Orleans. Giveaway: DinnerBelle gift card (value $50)
  • Whit’s For Dinner is a similar concept to DinnerBelle. Whit prepares and delivers gourmet dinners across the greater New Orleans area. We’ve also had the pleasure of reviewing this service in detail, and we don’t think you can go wrong. As one mom put it, “any time I don’t have to cook I believe the heavens are involved!” So make someone’s holiday season by purchasing a Whit’s For Dinner gift card. Giveaway: Whit’s For Dinner gift card (value $25)
  • We love the personalized market totes from Sip N See by LP. Available in a variety of colors, these are perfect for picnics, tailgates, grocery shopping, toy storage and more! This is just a really fun gift that most people are highly unlikely to buy for themselves, so why not do it for them? Lori also makes other fun personalized items like sippy cups and coffee mugs. Giveaway: personalized market tote in holiday colors OR choose your team from LSU/Saints (value $28)
  • MetryChick has a variety of gifts to choose from, including sports-themed jewelry for the die-hard football fan on your list. The pendants are approximately 1 inch square in size, while the earrings are made from 1/2 inch square custom kiln fired glass and finished with a lead and nickel free earring post and backing.Pieces are sold separately or as a set and available for a number of teams. Giveaway: pendant and earring set in team of winner’s choosing (value $16)
  • All moms genuinely mean to exercise regularly, right? Whether it’s walking, running, yoga or just chasing after toddlers, moms need comfortable workout gear in their closet. Based right here in New Orleans, tasc Performance offers extremely comfortable active (or lounge) wear that has moisture wicking, anti-odor properties, protection from the sun’s rays and temperature regulation and does all of these things without chemical treatments. Why not get mom a gift card or a few new pieces of workout gear? Giveaway: gift card to tasc Performance (value $25)

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Shop NOLA: New Addition or Expecting Mom

Babies, babies everywhere! Do you know any babies being born this holiday season? We’ve provided some of our favorite original ideas for baby gifts, as sometimes it’s more fun to shop off the registry (though if you decide to stick with diapers or bottles, we’re sure the mom will be just as grateful!) expecting moms giveaway

    • Onesie of a Kind initially caught our eye because of their unique Louisiana burp cloths and NOLA bibs. There are a lot of New Orleans related baby products out there, but we hadn’t seen anything quite like Julia’s designs. We think her one pieces, bibs or burp cloths would make great gifts this holiday season for that new little bundle of NOLA joyGiveaway: gift card to the Onesie of a Kind Etsy store ($20 value)

 

  • When we first launched, we featured Lil Squirts as a “must have” item for any New Orleans (or Louisiana) born baby. If you know a baby being born in the coming weeks, this is the absolute perfect gift for them. The pages within these baby books are truly original and customized for this amazing city of ours. Unlike other scrapbook options, keeping up with memories isn’t hard with these fun books – I actually look forward to updating ours! Giveaway: 25% off entire order

 

 

  • While Lucky NOLA offers a variety of beautiful ceramic pieces inspired by owner Raegan’s love of print-making, what first caught our eye was the Alice in Wonderland series inspired by the artist’s daughter. We think that these pieces – priced from $15-$40 – would look precious in a little one’s nursery. Or consider some of Raegan’s New Orleans inspired designs for a new homeowner. Cermaic art is a gift that lasts well beyond the holidays, and it’s also a meaningful keepsake that can grow with baby. Giveaway: gift certificate to Lucky NOLA Etsy store (value $30)

 

 

  • NOLA Nuks is another great option for that soon-to-be New Orleans baby. Locally made (and proud of it), NOLA Nuks sells adorable baby gift sets with a pacifier holder and matching burp cloth in NOLA-inspired designs including the Saints, LSU, fleur de lis, craw-de-lis and more! These are truly the perfect accessories for every NOLA baby! Mention “New Orleans Moms Blog” and Receive $5 off any gift set and FREE personalized name on burp cloths (expires 12/31/12). Giveaway: One gift set including pacifier holder and burpcloth of your choice (value $25; local pick-up only (or shipping for $3))

 

 

  • Rest and relaxation: the perfect gift. Located in Metairie, NOLA Maternal Instincts offers pre-natal, postpartum, fertility and mama maintenance massages. Why not pamper that soon-to-be or new mom with a gift certificate for a massage? Hint to husbands: this is also a REALLY good gift for your wife, regardless of whether she’s expecting or not! Jessica has a wealth of experience and specializes in something for every woman on your list. Giveaway: 60 minute massage session (value $75)

 

 

  • What better way to prepare an older sibling for a new addition than with a fun book? Fleur Delivery, written by local author and nurse Ricci Hebert, is a story about the Fleur de Lis Family welcoming a baby into their family. It’s a really cute story about what the older sibling can expect with all the excitement around a new little one. Illustrated by Sean Gautreaux, this is a great addition to any family’s library. Giveaway: a copy of Fleur Delivery (value $16.95)

 

 

  • Last but not least, Frankly My Dear is a good source for unique gifts. From handmade coasters to silk-screened towels to onesies to scarves, Emily has a lot to choose from. She also sells one pieces and bibs for baby, as well as fun items like scarves and key chains. Giveaway: hot pink chevron scarf and holiday onesie of winner’s choosing (value $50)

 

 

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Shop NOLA: Furry Friends

If you’re anything like us, before there was baby there was a furry friend who ruled the roost. Don’t forget about your favorite four-legged friends this holiday season! It’s always fun to treat them to something special, too!

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  • Crescent City Collars is a New Orleans based business that makes custom collars for the well-dressed dog. Rebecca sent us a variety of collars, and we can vouch for the fact that her adjustable dog collars are not only high quality but stylish, comfortable and durable (Coco hasn’t taken hers off yet!) Each collar is made to order, and on the website they are offered at $14.00 for XS, $18.00 for S, M, and L and $22 for XL. Rebecca also makes leashes upon request ($24). Giveaway: one dog collar in the size and style of winner’s choosing (value $14-$22)
  • Located in the Garden District on Magazine Street, Petcetera is a locally owned, full-service pet boutique and retail store. This adorable and fun store offers dozens of items for pet lovers (dogs and cats!) like clothing, collars, dishes, furnishings and more in a variety of price ranges. Petcetera, open every day but Monday, also carries seven lines of natural pet food and offers grooming and spa services for easy one-stop shopping! Giveaway: professional pet groom for dog or cat (value is up to $125, depending on breed and species) 
  • NOLA Bitch Couture is a doggie style design house (located in a studio above Petcetera) that is open by appointment only. Learn more by calling (504) 269-8711.  Giveaway: custom dog collar or pet tutu; winner will have a private consultation with the designer to select the fabric and colors (value: tutus are $25 and collars are $18-$45)  

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Shop NOLA: Sugar and Spice

Sugar and spice and everything nice: that’s what little girls are made of! We know that it’s not terribly hard to find cute items for little girls (if anything, it’s the opposite!) but keep your money local this year with these amazing vendors.

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  • Inspired by her own three daughters, Small Habit owner Lindsay Cifreo sews skirts, dresses and even shorts for boys that are fun, practical and easy to wear. She describes her designs as “not too fussy,” and we’d completely agree. The cotton fabrics hold up well for active kids (even with multiple washes), and the colorful patterns are easy to match. Lindsay has fun holiday-inspired fabrics, but we’re pretty sure that little girls would be excited to receive one of her Saints or LSU inspired skirts, too! Giveaway: holiday themed skirt (value $24)
  • Yeaux Yeaux Bows has the cutest hair accessories for little girls. Available in a variety of fabrics, there is truly something for every girl on your list. Melissa’s holiday fabrics are punchy and fun, the perfect accessory for casual wear throughout the holiday season. She also makes headbands and bows to match pretty much any school uniform, as well as fabrics that coordinate with the Saints and LSU designs at Small Habit and Lisey Lu. You can see her work in person at Lil Attitudes on Metairie Road. Giveaway: Christmas headband (value $12)
  • Based in Metairie, Little Touches is another fabulous vendor that moms of little girls should know about! Natalie makes a variety of baby and children’s accessories, including hair bows and headbands for little girls. You can check out her products in person at Nia’s Just for Kids and Tyger Gifts on Severn in Metairie, but we love her holiday headbands because the bow can be positioned anywhere that looks best, making it quite versatile! Giveaway: ribbon woven headband with a bow; bows can be attached anywhere on headband (value $10)
  • Petite NOLA Bags is a really original concept! Laura – originally from Tucson but permanent NOLA girl as of 2000 – makes “accessories for the petite in size but not in style.” In other words, her products are all designed for your girliest little girls’ baby dolls! She has been sewing since she was in the 5th grade and started making baby quilts. In college and afterwards she made curtains for her house. After her twin girls (now 3.5) were born she became more interested in sewing again, making curtains for their bedroom as well as coordinating outfits. The girls’ grandmother got them Bitty Babies for their first birthday, and Laura wanted to get them accessories for their dolls but couldn’t find anything she liked. So, she did what any great mother does and created her own solution and soon a business was born! Through her Etsy store, she sells play-sized Moses baskets, toddler purses, doll blankets and more! We totally love the fun fabrics and patterns and think this is way cooler than mass produced doll accessories. Giveaway: diaper bag (value $24)

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Shop NOLA: Toys and Whimsy

We know that you can order toys from Amazon.com or Wal-Mart (and probably get some great deals like Northshore Mama posts about!) but we urge you to also consider local options, too. While it takes a little more effort to travel to a small business in person or work with a busy mom to customize your order, at least you know that your money is staying right here in the greater New Orleans area. toys and whimsy giveaway

    • We all know that little ones love toys. But what if they showed up every 3 months? Locally based Little Pnuts offers just that: a subscription toy service that makes the perfect holiday gift. Kids love receiving mail, so imagine the delight on their faces when they hear that they will receive a new box of toys every 3 months! We reviewed this service in much more detail back in September, but suffice it to say that we’re huge fans! Little Pnuts hand selects the highest quality handmade, organic and sustainable toys that are developmentally appropriate for the recipient. You share their gender and age; the experts at Little Pnuts do the restGiveaway: one special delivery in age of winner’s choice – infant, toddler or preschool (value: $60)

 

  • Another NOMB favorite, ZukaBaby is a natural parenting boutique located in uptown New Orleans. While Erin stocks a variety of very practical items (everything you need for breastfeeding and cloth diapering success), we love heading to ZukaBaby for their natural toy selection like the new Manny & Simon Red Train (MSRP $48) made from post-industrial recycled wood residuals and painted with non-toxic paints. Whether you’re shopping for a little girl or boy, ZukaBaby will definitely have something to meet your needs! Giveaway: Manny & Simon Red Train (value $48)

 

 

  • Melissa, based on the Northshore and owner of Let’s pARTy NOLA, makes a lot of really fun and affordable items like door hangers, coloring books, gift tags and notepads. Whether you need a custom coloring book for your little one’s birthday party, a personalized notepad for a friend or a whimsical handmade gift, Melissa can help you out. We absolutely love her “magic key” hangers (at $8 they are a steal!) and holiday themed and New Orleans inspired coloring books (roughly $1/piece, depending on size and add ons!) Giveaway: “It’s great to be a NOLA kid” gift pack, which includes an “It’s great to be a NOLA kid at Christmas” coloring book, streetcar notepad and “magic key” hanger (value $25)

 

 

  • Through her business Sugar and Spice, Caroline offers several gift options for adults and kids alike. We love her platters for holiday gifts, and she can create them in holiday or team colors. Her personalized plates and placemats are also fun gift ideas for kids, or you could consider a set of customized stickersGiveaway: personalized placemat and sticker set (value $24)

 

 

  • When she’s not working as a nurse, Abby Donnelly crafts in her spare time. Her “cookies and milk for Santa” set first caught our eye at Baby Fest in October, and we knew that it would be the perfect gift for a little one. Abby offers two different designs, but both are precious and perfect for leaving out for the jolly old man on December 24! To order your own, simply email Abby at abbyodonnelly {at} gmail {dot} com. Giveaway: cookies and milk for Santa set (value $16)

 

 

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Shop NOLA: Your Little Bookworm

Who doesn’t love a good book? Thankfully there are a variety of New Orleans themed titles to choose from, as well as many local authors and illustrators that

    • Juju the Good Voodoo – by local author Michelle Hirstius. Juju is no ordinary voodoo doll; this very special doll comes alive with an enchanting “good deeds” spell in the pages of this delightful fable where we find just the beginning of many adventures. This book lets children learn about good voodoo. Michelle also has a new book out just in time for the holidays, Juju Saves Christmas in da BayouGiveaway: Juju tote and copy of each book (value $39)

 

  • Fleurdelicious – by local authors Mary Beth Touzet and Renee Hemel. Fleurdelicious, a special fleur-de-lis, explores the city of New Orleans where she finds images of the fleur-de-lis all over town: on fences and houses, streetcars, the carousel, even the Superdome. Readers are invited to count the number of fleur-de-lis on each spread and to locate the places Fleurdelicious visited on a colorful map at the end of the story. Educational and fun! Giveaway: autographed copy of Fleurdelicious (value $17.95)

 

 

  • Harry Taylor: Who Dat Dog – by Alden Taylor. Join Harry Taylor, nose with four feet, as he spends a day exploring the great town of New Orleans. His nose takes him all around town, but will he find a hat in time to lead the Barkus Parade? This is a really cute story that rhymes well and has a great pace. We love to read it at bedtime in or house! Locally, you can find copies at Garden District Books, Mignon for Children and Gentry. Giveaway: an autographed copy of Who Dat Dog (value $14.95)

 

 

  • A Saintsational Swamp Adventure – by local author Ricci Hebert. This is a story that celebrates the Saints Superbowl winning season (what New Orleans born child wouldn’t love that?!?) Also available at retailers like Barnes & Noble, the book is written and illustrated by two New Orleans natives and avid Saints fans and captures a journey by Louisiana swamp animals to find out what all the raucous in the distance is about. Amos, the alligator, starts the journey and finds many friends along the way to join in. Giveaway: a copy of Saintsational (value $16.95)

 

 

  • When the Lights Went Out in the City – by local author Christi Rice and illustrated by Megan Nolan. This is a fun filled tale of a New Orleans hurricane. Help Flambeaux the Power Truck on a journey to find his other power truck friends. The story includes interactive maps and an informative glossary that defines local terminology and popular New Orleans businesses (it’s never too early to teach NOLA geography and history!). The story is available for pre-order (shipment expected in mid-November). Giveaway: a copy of When the Lights Went Out in the City (value $20.50)

 

 

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Shop NOLA: Bonus

As we hope you’ve seen on Facebook, we’ve set a goal of reaching 2,000 fans before the holidays, and we’d love your help in getting there! If we can do it, Haase’s, a New Orleans icon, will be giving away a holiday door hanger, holiday outfit, gift card OR diaper bag – it’s the winner’s choice! So we humbly ask for your help in spreading the word about New Orleans Moms Blog and everything we’re up to over here! Haase’s is a great resource not only for your children’s shoes but also for gifts; they offer monogramming, a toy section and more – stop in to the store on Oak Street and see what they have to offer!

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193 Responses to Shop NOLA: Our Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas & Giveaway!

  1. karen November 12, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    Love the two sprouts christmas alligator shirt!

  2. karen November 12, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    We love the zoo but we are really excited about the opening of the Palm Tree Playground! Can’t wait to try it.

  3. karen November 12, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    My go to gift for a difficult friend or family member is a personalized stamp.

  4. karen November 12, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    My Christmas list is kind of short this year : good health, safe travels, and time with family.

  5. Jeremy November 12, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    My favorite activity around New Orleans has to be going to the movies with all my nieces and nephews they llove seeing all the cartoon movies. Then after that i love going to Christmas in the Oaks because Christmas always makes me smile and not to mention I’m really low on funds this Christmas cause my tuition at college got increased this year!

  6. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    I like the Lisey Lu LSU Cheerleader T-Shirt..cute!

  7. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:44 am #

    we love taking the kids to the Zoo on a beautiful day

  8. meg November 12, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    I’m busy like all moms and don’t have time to discover new shops. Thanks for setting this up.

  9. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    my family is pretty easy to buy gifts for

  10. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    as a mom i really don’t have a Christmas list. I would rather spend our money on the kids then myself

  11. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    the best gift while i was pregnant was the 4D ultrasound my husband got me

  12. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    we have a dog and a new cat we will be buying for

  13. Jade Bradburn November 12, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Gift cards for people who are hard to shop for

  14. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    i think the flower headbands on Yeaux Yeaux Bows would be a great gift

  15. Jade Bradburn November 12, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Love the cheerleader shirts from Lisey Lu

  16. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    i remember my dad waiting in line to get me a cabbage patch kid

  17. Jade Bradburn November 12, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Just moved to NOLA in July so haven’t spent the holidays here yet

  18. hollie h November 12, 2012 at 9:05 am #

    i have always loved A Christmas Story..classic!

  19. Jade Bradburn November 12, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Love the holiday skirt from.Small habits

  20. Jade Bradburn November 12, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Favorite toy would be my sister and my barbie jeep!

  21. Marion November 12, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    Thanks for this makes shopping a lot easier

  22. Rebecca Scott November 12, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    We love the zoo the best, but I am really excited to check out the new Palm playground!

  23. Mary Olivio November 12, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    I LOVE the Two Sprouts alligator shirt! “Merry Christmas Y’all” is way too cute!

  24. Mary Olivio November 12, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Our favorite activity as a family is to go to the Audubon Zoo, especially during the summer! My 4 year old loves Cool Zoo!

  25. Mary Olivio November 12, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    My go to gift is New Orleans styled kitchen towels and/or stationary. ALWAYS a hit!

  26. Mary Olivio November 12, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    On my list is new perfume and some jewelry!

  27. Mary Olivio November 12, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    The best gift I received when I was pregnant with my first son was a prenatal massage. It was heavenly!

  28. Mary Olivio November 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    The toy I remember dreaming of getting when I was little was Teddy Ruxpin!

  29. Donielle November 12, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lisey Lu’s elf on the shelf… + everything else she has!

  30. aubry November 12, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    love the elf shirt

  31. Donielle November 12, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    This year I am hoping to get a chance to take my kiddos to Celebration in the Oaks. A great family outing before the hubby deploys right after New Years.

  32. aubry November 12, 2012 at 10:30 am #

    love everything about audubon institute

  33. Stephanie November 12, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    The NOLA Fionnah pink Christmas dress is absolutely adorable!

  34. Stephanie November 12, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    My favorite family activity around NOLA is strolling through Audubon Park and feeding the ducks.

  35. Donielle November 12, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    love the nutcracker bows for Yeaux, Yeaux Bows! Too cute!

  36. Stephanie November 12, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Hard to shop for friends and family members receive unique picture frames with an adorable picture of the kids, a bottle of wine, or a personalized coffee mug or tumbler.

  37. Donielle November 12, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    favorite toy that i had to have was a Cabbage Patch kid!

  38. Stephanie November 12, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    New white servingware to showcase the delicious treats I make is on the top of my list this year.

  39. Donielle November 12, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    favorite Christmas story: The Little Drummer Boy

  40. Lesley Proc. November 12, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Love buying local!

  41. Stephanie November 12, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    My favorite gift as an expecting mother was a prenatal massage – heaven! The one special toy I had to have as a child was a homemade teddy bear from my grandmother.

  42. Meg November 12, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    My favorite family activity in New Orleans is going to the zoo! Love it!

  43. Claire November 12, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    The NOLAFionna dress is my favorite. Yeaux Yeaux bows make great gifts. My go-to gift for difficult people is a gift certificate for a house cleaning – it’s perfect for anyone! My favorite NOLA family activity is going to the Monkey Room or playing at City Park. My favorite Christmas toy is a sock monkey,

  44. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    One of the best gifts I recieved as an expecting mom was a pamper kit just for me! It had a bunch of oils, moisterizers and bath stuff and it came from Aveda, so it smelled so yummy!

  45. Adrianne November 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    My families favorite activity is going to the Zoo and feeding the ducks at City Park.

  46. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    As a mom, on my xmas wishlist…is some money for the vacation I am taking January!!!

  47. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I have a furry friend to shop for this year!
    My pug dog Abby is 7 and each year I get her a new collar for xmas!

  48. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I LOVE the alligator xmas shirt by 2 Sprouts!

  49. Adrianne November 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    I had to have an Easy Bake Oven when I was younger.

  50. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    One of our favorite family activities is just walking around and spending a day at City Park. Sometimes we even take the streetcar there to make it even more of an adventure for our toddler!

  51. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    One of my favorite Christmas stories as a child (still is!) is how the Grinch Stole Christmas!
    Love all the whos down in whoville!

  52. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    One of my go to gifts for friends and family is art from my kids!
    Sometimes I do a craft with my toddler I think they may like, and other times I let him create freely and add a frame or a candle to go with what he’s made!

  53. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    I think the toy I was most excited about getting for Xmas as a child was my talking Teddy Ruxpin Bear! I loved reading books with him!

  54. Poppi Dell November 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    Love the skirts from small habit!
    I think my neice Josie NEEDS one of these!

  55. Angela S November 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I’m a fan of local art and jewelry from the Arts Market at Palmer Park or if I’ve procrastinated, something from Orient Expressed.

  56. Julie November 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Love all of these!

  57. KAREN November 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm #

    Great holiday gift ideas. Thank you.

  58. Lesley Proc. November 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    We love hanging out at the french market.

  59. Lesley Proc. November 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    Giving them pashimas!

  60. tiffany truxillo November 12, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Love Lisey Lu Saints skirt and matching “Who Dat Girl” shirt – we already have it:)

  61. Julie November 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Best gift was swaddles…very un-original but so needed!

  62. tiffany truxillo November 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    just did the French QuarTour for Kids this weekend – kids still talking about it:)

  63. Julie November 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    I have 3 furry friends I will be buying for!

  64. Julie November 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Small Habit skirts are adorable!

  65. tiffany truxillo November 12, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    when in doubt, I go for chocolate or candy as a gift. everyone likes that!

  66. Julie November 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    We love the zoo

  67. Emily K. November 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    I have used some of these ideas but there are a lot still left to try!

  68. Jenn November 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    I don’t have a girl but I love Nolafionna’s flutter sleeve, no ruffle trim LSU dress with the ribbon and flower!

  69. Micki November 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    The gator shirt by Two Sprouts is too cute!

  70. Micki November 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    We love to bring the boys to the Zoo and City Park. The Children’s Museum is another favorite hangout for us too!

  71. Micki November 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I would like to get an IPad for Christmas!

  72. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    I love anything Saints related especially some of the cute fabrics that Lisey Lu uses!

  73. Monica November 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Absolutely LOVE the personalized elf shirts from Lisey Lu!

  74. Hannah November 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Love the Two Sprouts Holiday Gator shirt! Such clever gift ideas!

  75. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I have always loved the Audubon Zoo & we usually get to go a couple of times per year.

  76. Hannah November 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Pedicure was one of the best gifts I received before my second was born!

  77. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    My go to gift the last few years has been shutterfly calendars!

  78. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    This year my Christmas wish list includes running apparel and accessories.

  79. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    My favorite gift was a prenatal massage.

  80. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    We have 2 dog children that always have something in their stocking.

  81. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    I love Small Habit skirts and think the LSU chevron skirt would make a great gift.

  82. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    I loved my cabbage patch doll!

  83. Jill Britt November 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm #

    Cajun Night Before Christmas

  84. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I love the Santa Gator shirt on two sprouts. I also love the Super Hero capes on Lisey Lu. 🙂

  85. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

    During the year, our favorite things to do in NOLA is go to the Zoo, Aquarium, & Insectarium. Now that Christmas is almost here, my boys keep asking if it’s time to go see the lights at City Park yet. 🙂

  86. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Our go-to gifts for the hard to shop for in our family is gift cards or something homemade from our children.

  87. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    I want a new crock pot this year. I love the one I have, but it is so hard to carry anywhere. I want one with the gasket lid that locks down. I have so much other stuff that I don’t need, I’m asking for things I actually need this year. 🙂

  88. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    My favorite gift as an expectant mom was a hand crocheted blanket for my little one, the quilt that my husband’s grandmother made, and my baby sling. 🙂

  89. Raegan November 12, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Bon Castor in Bywater has great gifts even for kids!

  90. Raegan November 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    the sculpture garden at NOMA is one of my favorite places to go with kids

  91. Erin November 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I always loved going to City Park with my family when I was little 🙂

  92. Erin November 12, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    I know giftcards aren’t always personable, but they’re guaranteed to be just what that very hard to shop for person wants! I’ve always been known to give a spa day 🙂

  93. Meg November 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    My go to gifts are handmade, personalized stationary!

  94. Meg November 12, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    We have lots of furry friends to buy for 🙂 2 cats and a dog in our house!

  95. Meg November 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    My must-have toy for Christmas as a child was the Christmas barbie. I still have many of them 🙂

  96. Raina DelRio November 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    From Lisey Lu, I like: Christmas Owl or Hello Kitty 2
    From Nolafionnah I like:Madelynn Pink Chevron dress
    From Two Sprouts I like: Fleur Deer Lis Christmas Tee

  97. Raina DelRio November 12, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    My go to gifts for your friends and family that are hard to shop for are gift certificates for food or coffee, or just to make them handmade sweets

  98. Megan Caire November 12, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Our favorite family activity in New Orleans is to visit City Park. It can be to have a picnic, visit the museum, storyland, the options are endless!

  99. Heather November 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    LOVE THE SAINTS CHEERLEADER FROM LISEY LU

  100. Ashley November 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    i love all the designs!

  101. Ashley November 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    i love the zoo!

  102. Heather November 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Our favorite family activity is City Park…..feeding ducks, playing on the playground, riding the train, Storyland. There is so much to do we go almost every weekend!!!

  103. Heather November 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    We love going to the Aquarium and having lunch downtown as a family!

  104. Marissa Uhlich November 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    When I was pregnant I loved all of the “care baskets” people put together. All of those wipes, bibs etc come in handy!

  105. Jenn November 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Being out of town, our favorite NOLA activity is seeing our family! 🙂

  106. Jenn November 12, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    My mom made W’s nursery bedding. It was beautiful and the perfect gift!

  107. Jenn November 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    The Small Habit fleur de lis skirt is adorable!

  108. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    There are so many cute boys & headbands from Yeaux Yeaux Bows. I would have so much fun picking one out!

  109. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    When I was little, all I wanted for Christmas was a Cricket doll. I remember being so disappointed that she didn’t actually walk. But I still loved that doll so much!

  110. Becky M November 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    My favorite childhood Christmas story is A Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s still my favorite.

  111. Monica November 13, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    We love to feed the ducks with our daughter in the parks around NOLA!

  112. Nicole November 13, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    So many nice cool things. Can’t wait to see who wins!!

  113. Micki November 13, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    I love to give my friends bottles of wine or gift cards to restaurants!

  114. Micki November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    I used to love A Cajun Night Before Christmas and we read it to our boys now and they love it!

  115. Claire November 13, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    I love Petite Nola bag – more importantly my girls love their Petite Nola bags!!!

  116. Claire November 13, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I would love a massage!

  117. Claire November 13, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    The best gift I got as an expectant mom was a little care package for me (lotions and soaps) to put in my hospital bag!

  118. Lauren November 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    I can’t wait to take my baby to Celebration in the Oaks!

  119. Elizabeth Lindsey November 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    I am in love with the elf on the shelf shirt from lisey lu

    • Ashley November 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

      It’s beyond precious in person!

  120. Sarah Parks November 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Love these giveaways! My favorite family activity around is the Zoo/Aquarium/Insectarium!

  121. tiffany truxillo November 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    My gift to myself…would be armband to hold my phone so I can run on the elliptical without holding the phone in my hand…

  122. tiffany truxillo November 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    have a dog to buy for this christmas…he would love a new collar:)

  123. tiffany truxillo November 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    since my daughter has become headband obsessed, I would get the headbands from little touches…

  124. tiffany truxillo November 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    My most wanted toy as a child – Barbie and the Rockers -I got the whole band and the stage set!

  125. tiffany truxillo November 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    My fav christmas story as a child was “the night before christmas”

  126. Heather November 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    My go to gift is lotions, candles or picture frames!

  127. Heather November 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Love everything Small Habit and Yeaux Yeaux bows! It’s always a hard decision choosing items from these two ladies!

  128. Jennifer November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Ever since Katrina, I make it a point to buy the majority of my Christmas gifts locally (really, I try to buy all gifts for any occasion locally). It’s not as hard as people might think to avoid shopping malls and big box stores and still cross everyone off their list. I’m so happy to see y’all promoting it too!

  129. Kristin Stewart November 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Everything looks amazing!! Can’t wait to shop NOLA!

  130. Jade Blank November 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    I would love the Tasc Performance giveaway!

  131. Jade Blank November 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    My babies would look so cute in the Lisey Lu & NolaFionnah giveaways!

  132. Jade Blank November 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Thanks for introducing us to all these wonderful places. I love reading about all the local businesses. My favorites are The Zoo, Nola Maternal Instincts, Small Habits, Yeaux Yeaux Bows, Little PNuts, Let’s Party Nola, Zuka Baby, & the dinner delivery services. I love them all. Thanks for giving us ideas this Christmas & for birthdays throughout the year. ShopNola has allowed me to scratch a few names of my shopping list already!

  133. Lindsay November 15, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Amazing products from local businesses! Thank you for sharing all of them and for the great giveaways!

  134. Ashley Noelle November 15, 2012 at 8:05 am #

    I love the Mardi Gras Indian onesie at Two Sprouts!

  135. Ashley Noelle November 15, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    We love the aquarium or even just a ride on the ferry + streetcar! 🙂

  136. Ashley Noelle November 15, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    I am currently an expectant mom and my favorite gifts are the mom approved gifts. They’ve been through it before and know what I’ll need more than I do 🙂

  137. Ashley Noelle November 15, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    We love spoiling our two huskies at Christmas!

  138. Ashley Noelle November 15, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    I love the Polar Express but look forward to finding some favorite New Orleans themed books!

  139. Hilda November 15, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    the Lisey Lu, Nolafionnah & Two Sprouts websites are great websides to find the perfect gifts this holiday season…..enjoy your shopping everyone!

  140. Janna November 15, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    My kids love the Zoo and I would love to take them back to the Childrens Museum or City Park!!

  141. Janna November 15, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    I have not heard of the Southern Lights Candles before this blog and candles are a weakness of mine….. If i were to win I (might) have to keep that for myself! 🙂

  142. Marie November 15, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Love that you are showcasing all these local business’s and crafts!! Thanks

  143. Janna November 15, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    My Christmas list now includes anything from MetryChick!

  144. Heather November 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I loved getting my kitchen when I was a little girl….so excited about my baby girl getting hers this year 🙂

  145. Heather November 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    The Night before Christmas…..always my favorite Christmas story!!

  146. Meg November 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    For hard to buy for folks, I also like to give homemade desserts. Oreo cake balls are my specialty and are always a huge hit!

  147. Jeremy November 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I wanna win christmas in the oaks

  148. Kristen November 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    They are all so cute! I love this!

  149. Kristen November 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Love going to the zoo! Love Celebration in the Oaks during the holidays!

  150. Amber Stokes November 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    WE love the zoo!

  151. Brandi DePhillips November 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Love, Love, Love the Elf on the Shelf shirts!!!

  152. Lisha November 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I want it all! ! I am truly excited about all if your offers and think you guys are AMAZING! Thanks so much for putting all of this together!

  153. Brandi DePhillips November 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Our favorite thing to do in NOLA spending the day in the French Quarter walking around the French Market, seeing the boats on the river and usually end up at the Aquarium!!!

  154. Bree November 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Love the Mickey Ho Ho Ho from Lisey Lu. 🙂

  155. Buffy November 15, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

    FUN FUN FUN!!! I would love to find out how to get you a fun product and get involved with your next round of New Orleans giveaways! I LOVE creating and shopping with the locals!

  156. carlita b. November 15, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    I like the streetcar toddler shirt on two sprouts website. I love it for my kiddos.

  157. carlita b. November 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

    my favorite holiday activity in the city is going to christmas parade and block party downtown.

  158. Lourdes November 16, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    i like the alligator shirt… My little man would look great in it!

  159. Lesley Proc. November 16, 2012 at 8:21 am #

    I will be buying a present for my pup. I am slo hoping for a new puppy.

  160. Lesley Proc. November 16, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    How does one choose from all the great gifts from Small Habit, Yeaux Yeaux Bows, Little Touches and Petite NOLA bags.

  161. Lesley Proc. November 16, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    That one special toy I recieved during my shildhood was my Cabbage Patch Kid doll!

  162. Lesley Proc. November 16, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    childhood Christmas story: The night before Christmas!

  163. ashley burrer November 16, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    I love the dresses. They are adorable 🙂

  164. ashley burrer November 16, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    We loved Miss Heather’s pumpkin patch 🙂

  165. ashley burrer November 16, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    I’d choose the petal bows

  166. Nicole Reed November 16, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I love spending the day going to local shop and restaurants

  167. JEssF November 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    My Christmas list : New Jeans, and a massage!!!

  168. JEssF November 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    Receiving the ITZBEN when I was an expectant mom was amazing! I loved that thing.

  169. JEssF November 16, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

    I love to give my friends wine, or really any alcohol

  170. Sadie November 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    Our favorite family activity (so far) is definitely the zoo!

  171. Bree November 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Our daughter is only 7 months so we haven’t discovered our favorite family outing yet , but my personal favorite is the Children’s Museum! 🙂

  172. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    The new Nolafionnah Christmas dresses are precious!

  173. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    The zoo is definitely one of my favorite family activities around NOLA.

  174. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    My go to gifts for your friends and family that are hard to shop for are gift cards… not very original!

  175. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    As a mom, new running shoes is on my Christmas wish list?

  176. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    As a mom, new running shoes is on my Christmas wish list.

  177. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    The best gift I remember receiving when I was an expectant mom was books that we still read over and over.

  178. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    i love nola fionnahs pelicans!

  179. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    I would choose to give a Yeaux Yeaux Bow flower headband to give as a gift. I love their bright colors.

  180. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I remember white skates with pink wheels was that one special toy I just had to have when I was a child at Christmastime.

  181. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    fav family activity is rench quarter in costume mardi gras day

  182. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    I like to make gifts like homemade vanilla extract, bath goods, or jam for people who are hard to shop for.

  183. Heather November 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    My favorite childhood Christmas story was the Cajun Night Before Christmas.

  184. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    gift certificates to Sew Fabulous are on my wish list!

  185. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    best expectant mom gift: a massage

  186. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    There’s always something yummy for the pets!

  187. Bree November 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    Very hard to choose one favorite gift while I was expecting. I got a lot of nice things! Both of our parents put in together and bought the nursery furniture (crib, dresser, changing table dresser, & nightstand) so that was definitely a favorite & super helpful!

  188. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    I love small habitat’s skirts! my daughter lives in those things!

  189. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I wanted a strawberry shortcake bicycle!

  190. Amanda November 16, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    The nativity story, of course.

  191. Casey November 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    I really like Lisey Lu’s Christmas Alligator design!

  192. Casey November 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    My favorite memory was when Santa magically filled my stocking while my head was turned Christmas morning when I was in 3rd grade! 🙂

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