New Orleans Moms Blog’s Favorite Things :: Gift Ideas To Thrill Any New Orleans Woman

Disclosure :: The New Orleans Moms Blog hand selected the items featured in this post. Some are brands we have worked with in the past and some are new, but they are all ones we are personal fans of and already endorse. In order to participate, New Orleans Moms Blog required all vendors to provide product for our contributors because it is important to us that we have firsthand experience with companies and products before recommending them to our readers. Vendors were also required to provide a product for the giveaway. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources required to effectively market this campaign, but all opinions expressed herein are our own. We can assure you that every last one of these businesses has the NOMB “stamp of approval,” and we personally solicited all companies for inclusion.

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We have been hard at work over here on this top secret campaign and are so excited to bring the New Orleans Moms Blog’s Favorite Things to you!! We surprised our team this past Monday night with all of these goodies, and the reviews are coming in the same :: these 15 products are perfection and certain to thrill the women in your lives. Let me begin with our favorite New Orleans location where our Favorite Things party was held :: Sobou, the “Spirited restaurant, south of Bourbon!”

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SoBou has been recognized on numerous occasions as one of the best restaurants in New Orleans, and our team unanimously agrees. If you have not checked it out, go now. You’re welcome. We were thrilled that SoBou hosted our Favorite Things party, and they exceeded our expectations at every corner.

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Our team was treated to complimentary cocktails (and mocktails for our expecting mommas) that were perfectly paired to enhance and complement the delicious menu items. I think it’s safe to say that our favorites were the sweet potato beignets and the crispy chicken on the bone. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. SoBou is a dining experience, and the perfect spot for happy hour with girlfriends, date night with the hubs, or a night out with your family. The vibe is relaxed, fun and cozy, and no other restaurant in the French Quarter matches the ambiance at SoBou.

Fav-Things-Spotlight-SoBouPlanning a party with your friends? Consider SoBou’s Party in a Pinch, and you will not be disappointed. Plus, stop by for lunch Monday through Friday and enjoy $0.25 martinis!

Follow SoBou :: Website // Facebook // Twitter


What we love most about these products is that they are all gifts that a New Orleans woman would love to receive and that she would be excited to give. These are all products that we really do think you should run out to get for yourself – or better yet – send this link to your husband! Without further ado, here are our Favorite Things, in no particular order.


Fav-Things-Spotlight-Katie-MaloneMakeup application by Katie Malone Makeup Studio :: Our team LOVES Katie Malone Makeup Studio! I have received Katie Malone makeup applications for all the major events in my life that were professionally photographed: my engagement pictures, my wedding,and my maternity pictures when I was pregnant with my first son. Her makeup application is flawless. My bridesmaids were so impressed that they even hired Katie Malone Makeup for their own special events. A makeup application is perfect for the busy mom for family photos, birthday parties, or for a night out! Katie’s attention to detail, impeccable skill, and her consideration of your wishes (dramatic smoky eye or classic subtle hues?) makes her our favorite makeup artist in New Orleans. Book an appointment now or drop in to her store (located at 5715 1/2 Magazine Street) to purchase the makeup she uses on her clients.

Follow Katie Malone Makeup Studio :: Website // Facebook // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-TascAthletic apparel by tasc Performance :: We love this line of athletic apparel for women and men based right here in New Orleans. Let’s face it: us moms wear yoga pants far more often than we are actually going to yoga class. Shouldn’t we at least look good if we aren’t striking a Lotus pose? They create these super soft performance fabric using bamboo. How cool is that?! The women’s tops are flattering on every body type, and when paired with tasc’s dynamite crop pants (did we mention how SOFT this fabric is? And it has a pocket for your cell phone), you will look and feel great.

Follow tasc Performance :: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-HomeMaloneLocal artwork by Home Malone NOLA :: Several members of our team have worked with Kristin, owner and artist at Home Malone, in the furniture finishing component of her business where she can bring to life pieces of furniture you were ready to toss to the curb. Additionally, we adore the local artwork created by Home Malone. From the hand painted “creole tomato” to the “Makin Groceries” sign, her pieces are representative of South Louisiana and the pride we have for all things that represent home. These make perfect gifts for anyone from New Orleans or anyone who has fallen in love with our city.

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Fav-Things-Spotlight-KissyfishCustomized gift tags by Kissyfish Design :: Our team cannot say enough positive things about Christine at Kissyfish Design. Her personalized New Orleans themed gift tags make a perfect gift and are a must for the toddler and school age birthday parties we find ourselves attending on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis. Kissyfish also carries personalized stationary and invitations. Don’t see precisely what you are looking for? Kissyfish can custom make it for you (minimum applies). Not only are her creations unique and elegant, her turnaround time is faster than most graphic designers.

Follow Kissyfish :: Website // Facebook // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-Nol-MegDouble Strap Leather bracelet by NolaMeg Designs :: Our team recently discovered the beautiful hand crafted jewelry of NolaMeg Designs. We simply LOVE the double strap leather bracelet in snake engraved black leather and golden snake print leather. She also carries other leather wrap bracelets in a variety of colors. Of course, as Saints supporters, the black and gold leather wrap bracelet is our absolute favorite! These bracelets are quality made and can be worn casually or for a dressier occasion.

Follow NolaMeg Designs :: Etsy shop // Facebook // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-LoomedMardi Gras scarf by Loomed NOLA :: It should be no surprise that Loomed NOLA is on our list of favorite things. This local company imports a wide variety of cloth textiles from Turkey including pestamels, dish cloths, scarves and bedcovers. The pestamels, made of natural and organic fibers are the perfect wrap for you or baby swaddling blanket. The fabrics are light and breathable and perfect for a New Orleans mom. The cloth comes in a variety of hues and shades, each more beautiful than the one before. They also offer one of our personal favorites: the Mardi Gras scarf. We love the festive Mardi Gras scarf that will keep you warm during those cold night parades and guarantee that you are in style. Drop into their store (located at 2727 Prytania St. #13) and grab one for yourself!

Follow Loomed NOLA :: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-Bin428Wine from Bin428 :: Looking for a bottle of wine to bring to a dinner party? Or just to get you through Wednesday afternoon with your threenager? Look no further! Bin428, conveniently located at 2801 Magazine Street (at the corner of Magazine and Washington), has you covered. They carry a huge assortment of wines, spirits and brews. They believe drinking should be three things: social, easy and comfortable! They clearly hit the nail on the head. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and eager to assist. So swing by and pick up a bottle of wine or ask for the ingredients for the delicious bourbon tea they served up to moms at our most recent mom’s night out.

Follow Bin 428 :: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest


Fav-Things-Spotlight-SugarBomb2Deliverable Desserts by Sugarbomb Sweets :: Alice, the owner of Sugarbomb Sweets, is a Johnson and Wales culinary school graduate who has studied as a pastry chef in France and stateside. Not too long ago, she decided to take her talents online, and her online bakery was born. The result is nothing short of scrumptious, decadent, mouth-watering desserts that come beautifully packaged and delivered to your doorstep. This is undoubtedly every mom’s dream. Everything is made to order from scratch by Alice. She offers macarons, cookie boxes, assorted brownies, and seasonal items. These deserts are seriously to-die-for, so order some for all those special people in your lives and grab a box of the brownie blondies for yourself.

Follow Sugarbomb Sweets :: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest


Fav-Things-Spotlight-TrappCandles by Trapp Fragrances :: What we love most is that a Trapp candle fills a room with fragrance within minutes. Not only are they offered in a variety of fragrances for year round use, the seasonal collection will leave you nostalgic with memories of the holiday season. Candles make the perfect gift for women of all ages, so it is no surprise that Trapp is our favorite candle!

Follow Trapp Fragrances ::  Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-CrocsCrocs shoes :: Have you checked out the line of Crocs shoes lately?! As a family who wears the traditional Crocs, we were so excited to find out that there were so many more options. Crocs is certainly an innovator for casual footwear for the whole family. These shoes are comfortable, affordable, durable and stylish … what more could you ask for? You have to check out the latest line at Crocs at the Riverwalk or on their website.

Follow Crocs ::  Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest


Fav-Things-Spotlight-Sarah-OttSarah Ott :: We simply adore local New Orleans mom Sarah Ott’s jewelry because it is stylish, elegant and supportive of local culture. Several of us have the “nola-love” bangle bracelets and are so impressed with how far Sarah’s line has grown. Not only has she expanded her jewelry line, she now offers beautifully designed apparel, scarves, children’s t-shirts, clutches and more. Sarah Ott has recently partnered with Team Gleason and created “Gleason Tags” where 100% of the profit goes to Team Gleason. The Gleason Tags are certain to wow any Who Dat fan. You cannot go wrong with any of her products, which are offered at a variety of price points for the special women in your lives. Check out her kiosk located in the Riverwalk.

Follow Sarah Ott :: Website // Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-Waxing-the-CityEyebrow treatment by Waxing the City :: Again, it is no surprise that our team is a huge fan of Waxing the City. Since we all have received the services, we can say without a doubt that it is the best waxing bar in New Orleans. They use a non-abrasive wax that is effective at hair removal but does not leave you with red and puffy skin. In addition to their superb waxing services, Waxing the City also carries the Elke Brow Collection. One versatile product in this collection is the Brow glow. This is a great product that can be used with an applicator brush above and below the brow to lift and make the brows look more polished. It can also be used to highlight the cheekbones. Waxing the City is conveniently located uptown (4121 Magazine Street) and recently opened a new Elmwood location (1212 S. Clearview Pkwy, Suite A).

Follow Waxing the City ::  Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


Fav-Things-Spotlight-CatStudioNOLA and Louisiana themed bar glasses by catstudio :: It is stating the obvious that a New Orleans girl loves to throw a party. These festive glasses by catstudio are the perfect addition for your next dinner party. Whether you are serving sweet tea solo or with a splash of vodka, you will be sure to impress your guests with these festive glasses. They also make a great gift for a southern woman of any age.

Follow catstudio :: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest


Fav-Things-Spotlight-KalencomDiaper bag by Kalencom :: Kalencom, a local corporation, manufactures versatile bags for parents and more. They are durable, easy to clean and highly functional; everything you would want in a diaper bag. Kalencom’s fun style and bold design is sure to brighten your day. As moms, we have searched high and low for the perfect diaper bag, and we have found it here. Added bonus: every bag you buy helps to support a local company.

Follow Kalencom :: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest


Fav-Things-Spotlight-LovejoyMassage by Lovejoy Day Spa & Shop :: Need to relax? Or grab a gift guaranteed to delight the recipient? Then you owe it to yourself to head over to Lovejoy Day Spa & Shop. Recently under new ownership, this gem located conveniently at 200 Metairie Road is our favorite spa. The atmosphere allows you to completely unwind and relax and the products used are dermatologist recommended. They offer a wide range of spa services and carry a great selection of products and gifts.

Follow Lovejoy Day Spa & Shop :: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Click below to enter to win the following sponsored giveaway:

Makeup application by Katie Malone Makeup Studio (valued at $55) :: Dynamite crop pant (XS/S/M/L) or NOLA crop pant (XS/S/M/L/XL) from tasc performance (valued at $50+) :: “Creole Tomato” art from Home Malone (valued at $35) :: Streetcar Gift Tag (Qty. 25), Snowball Gift Tag/Stickers (Qty. 25)  AND a $30 gift code from Kissyfish (valued at $60+) :: Double Strap Leather Bracelet from NolaMeg Designs (valued at $38) :: Mardi Gras Scarf from Loomed Nola (valued at $50) :: Bottle of White Bordeaux wine from Bin428 (valued at $25) :: Box of sweets (winner’s choice) from SugarBomb Sweets  (Valued at $45) :: Assorted products from Trapp Fragrance (valued at $100) :: One pair of crocs shoes (valued at $125+) :: NOLA vertical necklace by Sarah Ott (valued at $60) :: Giftcard redeemable for one eyebrow wax and brow filling AND Elke brow glow and applicator brush (Valued at $60) :: 1 hand embroidered pillow of winner’s choice, 1 dish towel of winner’s choice, and set of 2 drinking glasses from catstudio (valued at $207+) :: Nola Tote Diaper Bag from Kalencom (valued at $90) :: Giftcard for 30 minute massage at Lovejoy Day Spa and Shop (valued at $45)

New Orleans Moms Blog’s Favorite Things

73 Responses to New Orleans Moms Blog’s Favorite Things :: Gift Ideas To Thrill Any New Orleans Woman

  1. Marion December 3, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    How can you pick one thing? I love them all

    • Heather E. December 12, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      Agree!! It’s all awesome.

  2. Rona December 3, 2014 at 6:21 am #

    Amazing prizes! What a treat!

  3. Brandi Ciolino December 3, 2014 at 6:27 am #

    Sara ott

  4. Brooke Berger December 3, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    Love all of these, but especially excited about the massage from Lovejoy

  5. Charlotte December 3, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    Loomed nola or Lovejoy!

  6. tiffany t December 3, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    love the loomed nola mardi gras scarf!

  7. Andrea B. December 3, 2014 at 8:22 am #

    The Crocs! Because I saw a picture of those amazing boots!!

  8. Kristen December 3, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    fabulous local gift ideas!!!

  9. Lesley E. December 3, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    SoBou! Ive been wanting to go there for dinner!

  10. Mrs. O'Leary December 3, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Loved all of these and got some great inspiration for Christmas gifts this year!

  11. Ashley Bivona December 3, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Great things!

  12. Tessie December 3, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Great local gifts! You moms that contribute time to the big deserve them!!

  13. Gayle December 3, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Bin428 because wine.

  14. Wendy December 3, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    The massage would be awesome!

  15. Rebecca Scott December 3, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    The eyebrow treatment from Waxing the City!

  16. Malorie December 3, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    You have sweets, wine, and a spa on the list and ask me to pick the ONE I am most excited about?! IMPOSSIBLE 🙂

  17. Jess December 3, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    HOLY COW! Those are amazing prizes!!! I want every single one of them!!! I don’t live in NO but I’ve got a couple of lovely friends there who could use the local prizes!

  18. Lynda December 3, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Massage by Lovejoy Day Spa & Shop!

  19. Heather Maudlin December 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    Since I live in Texas now, I am most excited about the Catstudio glass and Home Malone artwork. What an awesome giveaway!

  20. Meagan C. December 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    LOVE everything! But I especially love the scarf from Loomed 🙂

  21. Meg Armstrong December 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Love everything but my favorite is the Mardi Gras scarf by Loomed NOLA!

  22. Catherine P December 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Love all of them!!

  23. Joni Pitre Duet December 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    What a great collection of prizes! <3<3 Bin428

  24. Jen December 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    Sign me up! What great gifts…

  25. Sofia December 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    You guys keep doing such fun and wonderful things! I love following you guys and the giveaways are amazing!

  26. Amy December 3, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    This is an awesome idea!

  27. Amelia December 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    These are some incredible gift ideas! I love so many of these items especially Waxing the city and Katie Malone Makeup!!

  28. Katie T. December 4, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    Everything looks great, but the Nola Meg jewelry is awesome!

  29. Lauren Leach Rossi December 4, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Lovejoy spa would be #1 on my list because like most moms, I can always use some TLC. Thank you NOMB for an amazing local gift ideas!! ❤️This

  30. Micki A December 4, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    I absolutely in love with Sarah Ott Jewelry and I have been eying that Loomed scarf for so long! Thank you so much for thinking of us!!

  31. Lacey M December 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    How sweet and what amazing gifts!

  32. Andrea Drennan December 4, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    I WANT IT ALL!!! 🙂

  33. Michelle December 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    nola loomed

  34. Elizabeth Broussard December 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    Great stuff. Thanks for sharing them.

  35. Victoria W. December 5, 2014 at 5:19 am #

    Wow!! They are all awesome.. It’s no way that I could only pick one..

  36. Nutmeg Compton December 5, 2014 at 9:22 am #

    great gift ideas! thanks!

  37. Kelly December 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Sarah Ott and Home Malone

  38. Marisa December 5, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    All the prizes look amazing, hard to chose a favorite

  39. Sindy Murray December 6, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    I’m excited about the crocs shoes.

  40. Jennifer Simmons December 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    What a great giveaway! I’m most excited about the Sara Ott collection piece. I love her NOLA jewelry!

  41. Jamie Berger December 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Great stuff! Love the Kissyfish tags!

  42. Kristi Jacobs-Stanley December 8, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    This is awesome!

  43. Heather C December 9, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    I love the NolaMeg designs bracelet!

  44. Christina H December 9, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    Love New Orleans Moms Blog !!!! Always something new to learn or fun to do. So many amazing prizes !! Love them all

  45. Chrissy December 9, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Another amazing giveaway!

  46. Lauren December 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm #

    Wonderful collection of gifts!

  47. SoBou December 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Thank you for having your Favorite Things Kick-off party with us. We loved having y’all!

  48. Danielle Vincent December 10, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    How do you choose just one to be excited about? I mean really! I want them all. 🙂

  49. Caroline A December 10, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    I would love all of these products! Especially the Katie Malone make-up application and the Loomed Nola scarf! ☺️

  50. Susan W December 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    The glasses from catstudio are adorable! I’m definitely ordering some of those. Thanks for sharing!

  51. Lisa Soto December 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    These are great!

  52. Bre December 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Love the scarf!

  53. Tracy Gandy December 12, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    These are all great gift ideas…. 🙂

  54. Erika December 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    SoBou sounds like a great place to try!

  55. Casey B December 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    What a fun giveaway!

  56. honi bean barrett December 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    Crocs!

  57. carla December 13, 2014 at 11:28 am #

    i love the crocs!

  58. Anita December 13, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    There are so many amazing things, but I have been a Kalencom fan for about 10 years 🙂

  59. Virginia Gammon December 14, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    Everything is amazing, but the massage for sure!

  60. K. Finn December 14, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    I know I would like a lot of the stuff, but I want the pair of Crocs the most.

  61. TIA December 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    This blog has led me to so many cool things, thanks!

  62. Lindsey Mitchell December 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Great ideas! love the scarf from Loomed NOLA!

  63. Stacey Autin December 16, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    I love so many of these things, but love, love, love the bracelet by NolaMeg!!!

  64. Tabby December 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    I’m most excited about the catstudio pillow, I LOVE the London pillow!

  65. Jenn December 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    Love the Creole tomato sign!

  66. Lindsay December 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm #

    Such awesome local businesses- thank you SO much for sharing!

  67. Brandi L December 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    The day spa and bracelet

  68. April Matessino December 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Love them all…especially the massage!

  69. erin margolin December 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    I love the Mardi Gras Scarf!!! This post makes me homesick for my NOLA!

  70. Noele December 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    Love everything!

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