Holiday Shopping

New Orleans culture makes for great memories and unique gifts. The holiday season is the perfect time to grab something for your loved ones or your friends back home–it’s the season of giving, after all! Whether it’s a locally-made product or a popular gift, we have plenty of places to get the perfect present.

Here is our guide to holiday shopping in New Orleans by neighborhood.

French Quarter

Stroll down Royal Street for some inspiration for your gifts. With a plethora of options of shops, you can choose from art, antiques, clothing, jewelry and more. Some of our favorites include:

If you’re looking for a uniquely New Orleans gift, the French Market is full of great options. Belle Louisiane and Aunt Sally’s Praline Shop are great for picking out sweet and savory stocking stuffers or gifts for the foodie in your life. Muse Inspired Fashion and Baby One are go-to shops for apparel. If Santa is looking for a last-minute stop, Little Toy Shop is the place. For fun gifts for your friends, check out Gimme NOLA and Glitter Box for fun accessories and more. Dutch Alley Artist’s Co-Op is a must-visit, with dozens of local art pieces adorning the walls. Browse over 30 shops and vendors when visiting the French Market this holiday season.

Marigny and Bywater

Shop for funky, creative gifts in the Bywater, located just outside of the French Quarter. Wander your way through shops like Dr. Bob’s Folk Art, Lucullus Antiques, and Euclid Records for unique finds. Harold’s Plants is your go-to for all your botanical needs.

Hazelnut on Magazine Street – Photo credit: Paul Broussard


Head to Magazine Street beginning on Small Business Saturday for six miles of retail that will have you covered for all of your decorating, gifting, and entertaining needs. Some of our favorite spots along Magazine Street for gifts include NOLA Couture for New Orleans-inspired tees and accessories, Tasc Performance for athletic wear, Hazelnut for gifts for the home, and Pippen Lane for children’s clothing. We love West London Boutique for women’s clothing and Lionheart Prints for stationery and gifting needs.

Esplanade Ridge

Bayou Road is a great corridor to walk through history and support local businesses. Community Book Center sells Afrocentric books and trinkets, while King and Queen Emporium International sells handmade body oils, soaps, bath salts, and incense.

Canal Street during the holidays
Canal Street during holidays – Photo credit: Justen Williams


The Central Business District has two shopping centers where you can knock out all your shopping. Head to Canal Place for high-end options like Saks Fifth Avenue and Tiffany and Co., or Mignon Faget for local jewelry. The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk is a great destination for discounted prices.

Warehouse District

Julia Street is the place to go for all art lovers. The galleries along the row make for great gifts to yourself or significant other. Arthur Roger and Jonathan Ferrara are just two of our favorites.

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