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Holiday Gift Guide A to Z
11/30/2018 12:21:03 PM
Gift Guide

A. Give the gift of artistic cultural experience! Visual and performing arts are alive and thriving in Southwest Louisiana. A season subscription or event tickets to one of the many local cultural organizations such as Banners, the Lake Charles Symphony, theatre, and dance companies would make a welcome gift.

B. A Blender is the perfect gift for the smoothie lover in your life. The Vida Sana Personal Blender includes two high-quality stainless-steel blades – one for blending and one for milling, and two 20-ounce cups, four lids and two sipping rings.

C. For the java junkie, consider this unique coffee maker. The Melita Pour-Over Porcelain Brew and Serve Carafe Set provides handcrafted coffeehouse-quality joe in seconds.

D. No need to drive to the donut shop on a Saturday morning. This Baby Cakes Multi-Treat Baker makes seven donuts, seven cupcakes, or 12 cake pops in the warmth of your own kitchen. Perfect for bakers and sweets lovers.

E. For the horse lover on your list, La Bocage Stables offers Equestrian Lessons at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. thestablesatlebocage.com

F. Get the whole family outdoors with a fun Frisbee (Disc) Golf Set. After you practice in the backyard, head to Sam Houston Jones State Park for their challenging 18-basket course.

G. Gadget-Friendly Gloves – Three words . . . touch-screen fingers!

H. Help keep your loved one’s skin moisturized this winter with luxurious hand lotions. Try Natura brasil hand cream set with exotic potions like maracuja (passion fruit), cacao (chocolate), and castanha (brazil nut).

I. Local artist Julia Morris O’Carroll makes beautiful and unique custom Ink Pens. Choose from rollerball, ballpoint, or fountain pen. Perfect for the writer in your life – even if it’s only a weekly grocery list! www.teaatwalden.com.

J. Christmas Jammies for the whole family add an element of fun to your Christmas morning.

K. What better way to explore the Lake Area’s many waterways than from the seat of a kayak!  Ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Visit Ship to Shore on Lake St. www.shiptoshoreco.com.

L. For the world traveler on your list, tuck a Language Translator into their Christmas stocking. This real time interactive speech device translates English, Chinese, Japanese and more than 30 other languages into both text and voice outputs.

M. For your favorite foodie, pure maple syrup is an on-trend gift. Runamok Maple is a Vermont-based producer of infused, smoked and barrel-aged organic maple syrups. We suggest Runamok Maple Syrup + Stonewall Kitchen Farmhouse Pancake Mix.

N. Ease someone’s stress this holiday season with a Nuque, a hand-made, herb-filled, warmable neck wrap. Available at Signatures Salon.

Gift Guide

O. Give a one-of-a-kind art gift this holiday season! For the Shell of It offers local oyster art, perfect for anyone on your Christmas list. Find For the Shell of It on Facebook or Instagram.

P. For the lady on your list, White Diamonds perfume is a classic scent. A bouquet of 67 fresh flowers are used per bottle, including jasmine, rose, and ylang flowers.

Q. Surprise the photographer on your list with a high-tech Quadcopter with HD Camera for awesome aerial photography.

R. Ho ho ho and a bottle of Rum! Libations make a nice hostess gift. To support your local distilleries, consider a bottle of Bayou Rum or Yellowfin Vodka.

S. Give the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate for a Spa Day at one of the several area day spas.

T. Warm up the tea lover in your life with this unique Nordic Mug with infuser and lid from David’s Tea. Add tempting tea varieties such as cardamom macchiato and s’mores chai. www.davidstea.com

U. For the college student on your list, you can’t go wrong with University-Inspired Swag.

V. Got a techie on your gift list? Help them take their gaming experience to a whole new level with a Virtual Reality Headset, for example, the HTC Vive.

W. For the wine enthusiast on your list, how about a Cordless Electronic Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter? With a simple push button operation, a cork is removed in seconds. Opens up to 30 bottles on a single charge.

X. The video gamer on your list would be thrilled with a XBox One X!

Y. This yoga mat from eKO SuperLite at wanderlust.com offers excellent grip. And it’s pretty! Purchase through red.org, a company that supports Global Fund to finance HIV/AIDS programs in Africa. 20% of your purchase price benefits AIDS relief.

Z. And finally, for the animal-lover on your list, consider a membership to Zoosiana: Zoo of Acadiana – Year-long memberships are $29.99 for adults, $19.99 for children (age 3-17). www.zooofacadiana.org.
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