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2018 GoNOLA Holiday Gift Guide: Local Gifts Under $100, $50, and $20

Find the perfect gift at Hazelnut on Magazine Street this holiday season (Photo: Paul Broussard)

If you can’t believe the holidays are here already, neither can we. But this is going to be the year we finally get our act together and get ahead of our Christmas shopping list…maybe. Hopefully. We’ll see.

If you need a little help, we’ve got you covered with our GoNOLA Holiday Gift Guide. With everything from nifty kitchenware to unique New Orleans experiences, we’ve got gifts that’ll fit every budget. We did all the leg work for you, so you can take care of the rest. But as for the procrastination, we can’t help you with that.

Happy holiday shopping, y’all!

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$100 and under

Map of NOLA Cutting Board – Love to cook it up in the kitchen? Give the gift of a quality kitchen tool this holiday season. Cutting boards are a must for everyone – why not choose one featuring a map of New Orleans? $68

St. Claude Social Club Gift Card – Popping into St. Claude Social Club is one of our favorite pastimes in the city. Give someone else the joy of picking out a snazzy vintage piece from this Lower Garden District gem. $75

New Orleans School of Cooking Class – The gift of a New Orleans cooking class is an experience that will last a lifetime. Make new memories with family and friends, and pick up some new skills along the way to incorporate into your own cooking. $28-$139

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$50 and under

New Orleans Food 2019 Desk Calendar – Savor over snoballs, po-boys, and other New Orleans food favorites with this desk calendar. You’ll want to plan your next trip to New Orleans with just one look. $24

New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Sip & Sew Class – If you’re looking for a memorable and standout gift this season, give the experience of a New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Sip & Sew class. Experience the beautiful, ornate design process of Mardi Gras Indian costumes while you learn how to hand bead sequin designs on canvas. This is the gift that won’t be forgotten. $45

Tricentennial Sheared Fleur de Lis Stemless Glasses – Celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial one last time with this gift. Though the Tricentennial comes to an end this month, these glasses will last through the next 300. $45

New Orleans Wooden Coasters – Adorn your home with Harley London’s collection of wooden coasters. Choose from designs featuring iconic New Orleans foods, symbols, and street names. $48

Water Meter Pot Holder – Designed to resemble the New Orleans water meter, this gift is great for anyone who enjoys the details that make New Orleans unique. They’re perfect for anyone who wants to try their hand at recreating iconic New Orleans dishes, too. $28

New Orleans Toile Hand Towel – Have a hostess with the mostest on your Christmas gift list? This New Orleans hand towel puts a unique twist on the kitchen staple and is a great addition to any host’s kitchen. $28

Kay’s Zodiac Necklace – For anyone into astrology, these Zodiac necklaces make the perfect gift. $45

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$20 and under

Dirty Coast Magnolia Scented Candle – Enjoy the scents of New Orleans no matter where you are with this “Smells Like Home” Magnolia Candle. $14

Crawfish Socks – This product from Save Our Lake is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to stay warm in style this winter. It’s never too early to be thinking about crawfish season. $7.27

Coffee and Beignets Ornament – Inspired by our favorite New Orleans treat, this ornament will add a touch of sweetness to your home for the holidays. Start with this one, then add the other handmade ornaments from the collection to yours – you won’t be disappointed. $12

Oxalis Aromatherapy Feel Good Potion – Relax from the stress of the holiday season with this aromatherapy roller. The blend of lavender, peppermint, and black pepper oils provide soothing relief to ease stress and tension. $16

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