Whether you are from Louisiana or not, you will find something on this list that is unique and in good taste! Please check back as I will continue to update it and also make this a static page on the sidebar. Many of these are from businesses in St. Tammany and New Orleans and support local merchants and crafters or have Louisiana ties. Remember, I am not paid for endorsing these products, but most have got my money at some point or may in the future:) Please tell them Greta “Kiss My Gumbo” sent you. I didn’t list food and book stuff – that stuff is a no-brainer.

* for someone to get their house organized after the holidays. Who wouldn’t want a professional organizer? $50 minimum for gift certificates. I heard this Greta and her partner Leaf are the best and most reasonably priced organizers in town!
*Prima Donna’s closet where I shop.
* About Face to get some makeup
* interior decorating consultation with Belle Maison Decorating, Erin Patterson (985)807-4309
* The Bra Genie now next to Chico’s in Mandeville.
* custom draperies or pillows with Seams to Be, Kim (985)778-0567
* A brie or anything made by Tammy Fidel at 5252 Hwy 22 – next to the Lampstand in Mandeville. Or call (985)869-2047 I am partial to her new cranberry brie.
* Any of the cute jewelry made by Kathie’s Krafts at the Madneville Trailhead or call (985)845-3359


A print from Don Stewart (the artist who drew my logo). Very reasonably priced and fun. I bought them for my family members and the coffee table book is cool too!!!

A tiara from Over the Top Tiaras. I have my custom “Princess of Positive” one!

Anything from Anne Dale Jewelers. Her items under her “Jeweler for a Cause” give back to non-profits. If you purchase the Silver Star of Hope, tell her it is for Soldiers’ Angels.

Oscar’s Originals has cool pins, earrings and wall hangings at low prices!

A pendant from John Doherty Iron and Design. I LOVE my fleur de lis pendant!

Buy something at the Soldiers’ Angels Store. All purchases are considered donations!!!! You know you want the flag with a fleur de lis on it.

Any of the Mardi Gras Bead lamps or other cool stuff from Unique Products

Louisiana flavored gifts and gift baskets from Angelworks

Bed & Breakfast gift certificates are a cool idea. My parents actually used the one I sent them.

Adopt an Animal from the zoo.

Papillion CD – Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans Kid Music

Anything from these local websites:
New Orleans Craft Mafia
Cajun Creations
Jazzy Stuff selling wares from New Orleans Artists
B-Native also local artists
Gypsy Charms Jewelry
Etsy they have a New Orleans section
Tabasco.com features Louisiana Artists
Mignon Faget
Louisiana Art
Crabnet – they have Daniel Rhodes prints you can ship too!
Jazzy Stuff
Gallery Rinard

Webkinz from Playville, Holiday Hallmark, Gordon’s, Animal Land Furry Friend Factory or Sixpence in Mandeville to name a few. img_2523.JPG

Shirt woot
Lunch at the Ritz

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6 Replies to “My 2008 Guide to shopping”

  1. Thanks for the suggestions! I’m not located in Louisiana (I want to take a trip soon, though), but I will definitely be looking at the web sites for some gift ideas.

  2. Greta, thanks for the plug!

    By the way, some of the best reasons to have custom window treatments:

    1) Makes your house a home!!

    2) Insulates to keep your energy costs down.

    3) Blocks sunlight that can damage (fade/rot) household furnishings.

    4) Provides privacy and security.

    5) Becomes a fixture in the home increasing the value or sellability of your house.

    6) Did I mention it makes your house a home? !!!

    Hope you’re having a merry Christmas season!!


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