Spending the Holidays with Startup Success

With just three shopping days left before Christmas, take a moment to recap some of our featured businesses that can offer you a few unique gift ideas this year!

Buying for the person who has everything or needs nothing is one of the most unique challenges that the holiday season offers. However, finding that perfect gift, or gifting a one-of-a-kind night out, can hit the holiday sweet spot for the ones you love, or those you’re trying to impress.

If you’re giving gifts this year, there’s no better way to spread the love than to give your loved one’s a great gift and support your community’s startup businesses.


For the boss:

If the proverbial Pepper Jelly isn’t doing it for you, District Donuts. Sliders. Brew. is offering their luscious Satsuma Jelly at their location on Magazine Street. Just $6 for the small jar, and $12 for the large jar, it’s sweet, tangy and perfect on your Christmas morning toast.


Add a bit of sparkle:

Buying jewelry for a special lady is a daunting task. What is their style? Do they like gold or silver? Do they dress up? Or dress down? Tooth & Nail Trading Company has a diverse selection of handmade jewelry purveyed by local owners Krista DeJoseph and Holly Williams. Beautiful one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets range from $10-$45. And they have a selection of fun holiday cards to boot.


Don’t Party Without a Plan:

Worried about that holiday party hangover? Don’t forget to visit The Pressery on Magazine Street for organic, hand-pressed juices that can help energize the most partied out party goer. Owner Kim Nguyen’s Vietnamese-inspired juices offer a natural energy boost and are also a great way to start those healthy New Year’s Resolutions.


Holiday Night on the Town:

Sometimes the best gifts cannot be wrapped. Having a special evening on the town with loved ones is a great way to spread some holiday cheer. Grab a cozy downtown drink at Greg Gremillion’s CellarDoor. Or treat your loved ones to a hot and flavorful meal. Baie Rouge Restaurant offers eclectic European-inspired fare, while, Del Fuego Taqueria adds a fun, feliz navidad uptown.


Dress to Impress on NYE:

Want to be sure you’re the most dapper gent on New Year’s Eve? Don’t forget about Robert LeQuire’s wooden bowties via South Haven Wood. LeQuire is creating these one of a kind ties using reclaimed wood from New Orleans. You’re guaranteed to be the best dressed. Or at least have the coolest tie.


Cozy Up This Winter:

And cozy up with a colorful Pieces & Patterns pillow cover by the fire this winter. Crafter Jennifer Rowe’s beautiful and unique designs add a special touch of New Orleans color to your home just in time for Mardi Gras season.


Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

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