Last-minute HOLIDAY gift guide

Great local buys for the special men & women in your life

December 19, 2007 at 11:36 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

With Christmas day fast approaching, many local residents are still trying to find those special last-minute items to stuff in stockings or place under the tree.

And because of the great deals that can be found right here in the parish, those residents will be able to find unique gifts without having to battle city traffic.

Here are just some of the special gifts that can be found at several local retailers.

Foxy Lady- Fleur-de-Lis are one of the hottest selling items this holiday season and Foxy Lady has plenty on hand. Along with designer-style clothing for women of all ages, Foxy Lady also carries accessories that can complete any outfit. Some of these include Fleur-de-Lis pins, which sell for $20, and Fleur-de-Lis necklaces and earings that retail for $22 and $12, respectively. Foxy Lady also has a distinctive selection of purses and crosses, which the store says are always in style. Two boutiques, located in Destrehan at 1970 Ormond Blvd. and in Luling at 12715 Hwy. 90 service both the east and west banks.

Depeaux de Cadien- This specialty retailer carries those hard-to-find Cajun, Saints and LSU items at low prices. The store also has many different styles of necklaces, from $24 to $55, and wine glass markers, which come in sets of six and sell for $29.50. Depeaux de Cadien also carries plenty of items for men, including Fleur-de-Lis hats and aprons, cookbooks and LSU food trays. In addition, all Fleur-de-Lis merchandise is currently 25 percent off and cookbooks are 20 percent off. Located at 100 Melonie Street in Boutte.

The Basketry- Known for their Louisiana-style gift baskets, The Basketry has plenty of gift ideas for women, men and children. One of the store’s top items for women is a Fleur-de-Lis Lampe Berger. This item eliminates odors, purifies the air and makes homes and offices smell great and is the only item that does so. It comes with oil and can be gift-wrapped for free.

And for that college football fan in the house, make sure they celebrate the Tigers up coming BCS championship win with an LSU gift basket. The baskets start at $25. The Basketry is located in Luling at 50 Wade Street.

Roussel’s- With several holiday items for both men and women, Roussel’s can fill all your holiday jewelry needs. For men, Roussel’s has Fleur-de-Lis rings, bracelets and LSU watches. The store also carries the popular saints bracelet and cuff links, which can be engraved and are making a big come back this year. Any man who wants to impress their significant other needs to check out the Journey necklace, which features diamonds that grow from smaller to larger to signify growing love. Also, there is a Journey cross and Fleur-de-Lis earrings or pendants. Located in Boutte at 13413 Hwy. 90.

Great Southern Furniture- While it’s never too late to go with furniture, which Great Southern has in abundance, it also might be time to find that perfect home decoration. Great Southern Furniture is loaded with Fleur-de-Lis merchandise, such as plates, baskets and candle holders, and also has beautiful New Orleans paintings. Located in Luling at 12715 Hwy. 90.

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