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Local Influencer Gift Guide

Not sure what to give your friends and family this holiday season? Leave it to the locals to recommend the perfect New Orleans gift. From music lovers to foodies to stationery fanatics and more, there’s something for everyone in the picks below. Enjoy supporting local artists and business owners this holiday season. And if you’re looking for even more ideas, check out our original gift guide here.

Stanton Moore of Galactic performing at Jazz Fest 2019

Stanton Moore of Galactic performing at Jazz Fest 2019, Photo: Justen Williams

Stanton Moore

Stanton Moore is a local musician and business owner. He’s both the drummer in Galactic and co-owner of the famed music venue Tipitina’s.

On his list:

Fresh Johnson

Fresh Johnson, Photo: Paul Broussard

Fresh Johnson

Fresh Johnson is an effervescent local media personality, producer and entertainment consultant.

On her list:

Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson, Photo courtesy of Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson is the owner of local shoe store Feet First, which has served New Orleans for over 40 years.

On her list:

Jack Rose Restaurant

Jack Rose Restaurant, Photo: Justen Williams

Brian Landry

Brian Landry is the chef/co-owner of Jack Rose, Hot Tin Bar and Bayou Bar, all of which bring elegance and style to the Pontchartrain Hotel.

On his list:

Chef Isaac Toups

Chef Isaac Toups, Photo courtesy of Toups

Isaac Toups

Isaac Toups is the chef/owner of Toups Meatery, a Cajun restaurant in the heart of Mid-City.

On his list:

Lionheart Christmas cards

Lionheart Christmas cards, Image courtesy of Lionheart Prints

Liz Maute Cooke

Liz Maute Cooke is the owner of local stationery store Lionheart Prints.

On her list: