Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GIFT GUIDE: New Orleans Pride

This holiday season, commit to doing your gift shopping with local pride with these great New Orleans items from the craft mafia. While you're at it, sign the Shop Local Pledge over at the Gambit for a chance to win luxury prizes from local retailers.

This Fema Tarp messenger bag, $30 from Unique Products, will let you carry everything around in rain-resistant New Orleans style.

This recycled pink Shotgun House, $15 from BayouSalvage, gives back to the rebuilding of the city while adding some New Orleans flavor to your home. 50% of the purchase price goes directly towards the Make it Right Foundation's drive to rebuild homes in the Lower 9th Ward, and each one-of-a-kind piece is handmade from 9th ward debris.

This recycled Fleur de Lis Home clock, $35 from art by mags!, shows where your heart lies in eco-friendly style.

This recycled Necktie Necklace, $20 from prix-prix, has recycled Mardi Gras beads knotted inside, letting you wear your favorite local bling any day of the year.

This Fleur de Lis pendant, $16 from greenKangaroo, adds a subtle hint of your NOLA love in blingy holiday style.

This recycled Fleur de Lis ornament, $6 from dismantled designs, will be sure to add some eco-friendly local style to your decor this season.

This shiny Fleur de Lis pendant, $35 from Kristina Renee Jewelry, shows a delicate version of the classic design peeking out from within a modern silver rectangle.

This set of four Fleur de Lis coasters, $35 from Claverie Crafts, will bring your New Orleans love to your festive holiday soirees. These would also make a fantastic hostess gift.

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