There are so many talented local New Orleans artists in this great city! That's why, this year, we wanted to put together the ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GUIDE to shopping NOLA local this season. Our holiday guide consists of a variety of local products that you can pick something for the whole family! So make the pledge with us! To shop small, shop local & put your money back in the community that you love!
#1. MiscelLANEous — Lane & Denise Grigas, All Things Artistic - We are local artists (mother/daughter duo) based out of Hammond, La. My mom & I are always on the hunt to find that perfect fixer-upper to repurpose & paint! We spend most of our weekends on one art project or another. From watercolor to printmaking, graphic design to acrylic work... we dabble in all things artistic with that special Southern flair!
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: Chaleureux in Ponchatoula, Motif in Covington, Coastal Magpie in Ocean Springs, Local Art Shows in the Northshore/Hammond Area, Online Facebook/LaneGrigasArt, & lanegrigas.com
#2. Southern Farmhouse & Furniture - Local husband & wife team design & make custom furniture, farm tables & southern accessories from their warehouse in Slidell, LA. All of our items are handmade with the finest quality of wood and finishes.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: Clayton House Marketplace in Covington, Redoux Home Market in Mandeville & custom made furniture to order through their facebook page!
#3. NOLA T-SHIRT OF THE MONTH CLUB - Subscription based t-shirt company that designs & delivers unique New Orleans and Louisiana flavored t-shirts directly to your front door each month. Best of all, it's only $15 + $3 for shipping. --OR-- sign up for a yearly subscription & save 10%! Makes a great holiday gift!
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: online at NOLAtshirtclub.com, Clayton House Marketplace in Covington, local art markets including the Magazine St Art Market & Freret Market.
#4. Bonfolk Collective - Sock Brand, where one pair purchased = one pair donated to local shelters.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: Socks are sold on our website and can also be found in boutiques. Check out our stockists page on on website.
#5. Megan Barnes Art - I create brightly colored paintings using a technique called Reverse Glass Painting. Which, means that I paint in reverse-order on the back of the glass so that the painting shows through the front. I like to leave some space around my paintings so that they appear to be floating inside the frame, it really helps them pop. I enjoy portraying the unique details of the city and I'm very inspired by the gorgeous architecture we have in New Orleans. I also love to paint custom "House Portraits" (which make awesome personalized gifts!)
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: I have a permanent booth at SecondLine Arts and Antiques on Decatur and you can find me selling at the French Market most weekends.
#6. Andrea’s Vinyl Shoppe - Welcome to Andrea's Monogram Shoppe! I consider myself a teacherpreneur, as I am a teacher by day and crafter by night! I love bringing a light to people's day with adorable monogrammed goodies and personalized gifts. Each item is handmade with love from NOLA! If you are a local customer, pick up is available.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: Simply Chic and Paisley Boutique in Mandeville
#7. MIt&Hut - We hand-pour an all natural line of bath, body and home products.
#8. Crystal Shelton Photography - I'm a photojournalist capable of helping you with all your photo needs from weddings, product photography, advertising to family photos. I don't stop at just taking pictures though, I also make functional art using my photos; classic matted prints, image transfers on wood, coasters, magnets, light switch covers & jewelry too. Custom orders are available.
#9. Flambeaux Design Co. - Handmade polymer clay jewelry by Flambeaux plus a curated collection of handmade gifts, soaps and housewares by 10+ local artists. Flambeaux Design Co located 5715 Magazine St. (Inside Fairy).
#10. Trace By Design Nola - I am a freelance graphic designer as well as a digital artist
WHERE CAN YOU BUY THEIR PRODUCTS: You can buy my products directly from my Facebook page or at Bywater Clothing on Magazine.
#11. Statement Goods | Printwork - We are a fun and modern design company that focuses on playful stationary, unique artwork, printed goods and other handmade goods.