Baton Rouge and Beyond: Our Holiday Gift Guide | entertainment/life

It’s that time of year again. We know some people do their holiday shopping year-round, but if you haven’t finished making a list and double-checking it, shop for the holidays at these local artists, retailers and chefs.

Baton Rouge succulents7276 Highland Road

Although the name is Baton Rouge Succulents, the company also offers air plants, houseplants, floral arrangements and more in store and online. If you want the gift that keeps getting given, they also have a $20 monthly plant club subscription box shipped right to your door.

Hours of Operation: 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday and 10:00am to 3:00pm Sunday

About: Call (225) 726-7676, email [email protected], or visit

Aline Prints + Design

From prints to greeting cards to stickers, Aline Moreaux’s love of Louisiana is present in her work. Moreaux works with both traditional and digital media, and both can be found on her website.

About: Email [email protected] or visit

LSU Museum of Art Store at the Shaw Center for the Arts100 Lafayette St

The LSU Museum Store features a variety of local artist’s work including ceramics, paintings, jewelry and other gifts. A purchase in the museum shop helps to support and maintain the museum.

Hours of Operation: 10am to 8pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday and 1pm to 5pm Sunday. Closed on Mondays.

About: Call (225) 389-7210, email [email protected], or visit

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Items for sale at the Baton Rouge based Buzbe Fishing Company during the holiday season

Busbe 18523 Perkins Road, Prairieville

Buzbe’s tackle boxes are modular, customizable and durable. Individual inner containers come in a variety of sizes so you can choose what works best for you. The tackle box includes a grid system that allows for a customizable interior layout. The boxes, along with rod sleeves and accessories, can be purchased online or from a variety of retailers including Bowie Outfitters, 8630 Perkins Road and Superior Bait and Tackle, 5760 Siegen Lane.

About: Email [email protected] or visit

Flynn’s Candy Company

Flynn’s Candy Company sells MamaRoos, a crunchy pecan candy in white or dark chocolate. Founder Ruth Flynn manufactures the small-batch candy in Baton Rouge and sells it to grocery stores across the state.

You can shop in stores or place a custom order online.

About: Call (903) 539-8550, email [email protected], or visit

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Zachary-based company Vanishing Heirlooms had jewelry on their booth at Hollydays.

Vanishing Heirlooms2242 Hillsdale Drive

Out of a love and appreciation for pieces from the past, Charel Kennedy founded Vanishing Heirlooms Antique & Vintage Jewelry. Kennedy sources pieces from markets far and wide, and each is authentically and professionally cleaned. Buy online or at their next show, Christmas at Coteau, Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3. December.

About: Call (225) 921-6725, email [email protected] or visit

Harper’s haberdashery16645 Highland Road

Harper’s Haberdashery specializes in custom clothing and produces over 800 custom shirts a year. They offer suits and jackets in hundreds of fabrics. The haberdashery is one of the few authorized Lucchese Classic retailers in the state and offers fully customizable boots in any toe, heel and leather combination.

Hours of Operation: 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday and Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm Tuesday to Friday. Sunday closed.

About: Call (225) 752-0062, email [email protected], or visit their Facebook page.

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Season To Taste opened in 2015 in the Bocage Village shopping center and offers more than 60 olive oils and balsamic vinegars, spices, condiments, honey and gifts.

Season to taste7635 Jefferson Highway

Located in Bocage Village, this tasting room features premium olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars, olives, spices and spices, soup kits, honey, and coffee. You can shop in store or online.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday closed.

About: Call (225) 384-6595, email [email protected], or visit

Museum shop at the Hilliard Art Museum710 E. St. Mary Blvd., Lafayette

The museum store offers consignment pieces by local artists from across the state, as well as stationery, jewelry, home decor, toys, and artistic activity kits. In addition, Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all regular items every day.

Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Wednesday from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Sunday and Monday closed.

About: Call (337) 482-2278 or visit

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Kristen Seneca, left, and Ryan Grizzaffi of The Cajun Spoon

The Cajun Spoon

Husband and wife Ryan and Kristen Grizzaffi founded The Cajun Spoon to create products that taste and feel just like home. They offer Cajun box dinner mixes, desserts, and condiment products including shrimp and corn biscuit, brown gravy, fruit crackers, jambalaya, chicken and dumplings, gumbo and shrimp and grits on the site.

About: Call (225) 267-7231, email [email protected], or visit

Brass around 1857327 North Blvd.

Brass, which stands for Baton Rouge Area Souvenir Shop, sells handcrafted items by local artists. From magnets and postcards to candles, t-shirts and home accessories, Brass has something for everyone – even if you’re not a tourist.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About: Call (225) 270-8174 or visit

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Baton Rouge-based Aroma Flame Candles candles are available on Holidays October 12th at Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge.

Aroma flame candles10082 Big Bend Avenue.

Aroma Flame Candles are made from 100% soy wax and essential oils, making them all natural, non-toxic and pet safe. The products are mixed, poured and packed by hand. They offer scents like Louisiana Magnolia, King Cake, Opulence Oak, and Mistletoe Bliss. You can purchase items online or at a variety of retailers including Calvin’s Bocage Market, 7675 Jefferson Highway and Alexander’s Highland Market, 18111 Highland Market Drive.

About: Call (225) 960-2219, email [email protected], or visit

Jeanpierre family spices760 St. Philippstr.

Jeanpierre Family Spices offers Jeanpierre’s Special Blend Season-All in three sizes: 4 ounces (unsalted), 16 ounces and 8 ounces. The mix is ‚Äč‚Äčavailable online or at several area grocery stores, including Hi Nabor Supermarket, 7201 Winbourne Ave., and Oak Point Fresh Market, 14485 Greenwell Springs Road.

About: Call (225) 485 1777, email [email protected] or visit

Davey’s Treasures

Davey’s Treasures is focused on providing quality, Louisiana-made salsa with a cherished family recipe for customers to enjoy. The company was set up to support Davey Woolridge, 34, who has special needs. The salsa comes in two flavors, mild and spicy, and can be purchased online or at several local stores. Some retailers are Bet-R, 2812 Kalurah St.; Red Stick Spice Company, 660 Jefferson Highway; and Fresh Pickin’s Market, 10375 Coursey Blvd.

About: Call (225) 769-4259, email [email protected], or visit

Elizabethan Gallery680 Jefferson Highway

The Elizabethan Gallery is a full-service art gallery and custom framing shop with a mission to transport original local art. One-day framing, especially around Christmas, has been a feature of the gallery for many years. Some of the local artists in the gallery include Kathy Daigle, Keith “Cartoonman” Douglas, Diego Larguia and Andrea Phillips.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday closed.

About: Call (225) 924-6437 or visit

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Gifts from Louisiana’s Woodland Sunrise will be on display during the Hollydays opening gala on October 12 at Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge.

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Woodland Sunrise is a family business in Edgerly (west of Lake Charles) specializing in botanical goat milk soap, handmade soap, bath bombs and natural skin care. Their products are handcrafted in small batches using ingredients such as olive and avocado oils, cocoa and shea butters, goat’s milk, colloidal oatmeal, pure essential oils, herbs and clays.

About: Call (337) 884-4486, email [email protected], or visit

local supply1509 Government Street

Located in Mid City’s Electric Depot, Local Supply includes more than 75 Louisiana companies including Sweet Baton Rouge, Hannah Gumbo, Abba + Nim Jewelry and Amanda Proctor Ceramics. The product range extends from magazines and greeting cards to tea towels and jams to baby bibs and cuddly toys.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday closed.

About: Call (225) 256-8384 or visit

“Brown Pelican” by Rien Fertel

Rien Fertel’s book tells the story of mankind’s complicated relationship with the brown pelican over the years. Conservation efforts once saved the bird, but it is once again threatened, particularly along the Louisiana coast, due to land loss and rising seas. Part of LSU Press’s Louisiana True series, Fertel combines history and first-person narration to reconstruct what we think we know about the state bird.

About: Call (225) 578-6294 or visit


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