By Tara Bennett
With Black Friday and the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s that time when people get frantic about their growing holiday shopping list. It’s not always easy finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list, but luckily DIG came up with a handy guide to find the perfect gifts out there.
It’s finally cold enough to experience Louisiana’s beautiful forests without having to wipe one’s face every 20 seconds. For the nature-lover in your life, consider getting them an item which will allow them to fully take in the outdoors: a hammock! They can be set up in seconds, and are very versatile. Your outdoorsman will never want to stay in a tent or on the cold ground ever again.
Locally: The Backpacker
It would be way more legit if you cruised thrift stores until you found vintage records that spent the last 30 years in a church basement. But since this is a gift, it’s OK to go faux retro. Bestow some new wax from the latest up and coming musicians from the Red Stick before they hit mainstream. Check out new releases from some of your favorite locals while supporting the music scene in The Red Stick at the same time.
Locally: Atomic Pop Shop & Capitol City Records
The Movie Lover
So last year you got your friend a MoviePass membership. Now what? There are so many theaters to choose from, which do you recommend to use the card at first? Movie Tavern –which just recently opened in BR– is completely worth it as a movie-going experience. Join friends at the bar while you peruse the selection of films, and then grab a stub and head on in to their version of IMAX called MTX – Movie Tavern Xtreme. A wait staff will be on hand for your film lover’s every need without disrupting the film.
Locally: Citiplace Movie Tavern
The Sports Fan
Any sports lover can never have too much gear sporting their favorite team colors and logos. But why not go even further and give them something they’ll really cherish by buying an item signed by their favorite Tiger? Or perhaps a 3-D scale model of Tiger Stadium would better suit your sports fan, who dreams of the weekend game while in their office?
Locally: LSU Athletics at lsushop.net
Shopping for the shop-a-holic can be difficult because we run into the possibility she already owns nearly all of the fall fashions at the Mall of Louisiana. In that case, why not try a local boutique? Local stores have one-of-a-kind stylish gift ideas from stocking stuffers (cell phone cases, jewelry) to larger items (cardigans, vests and dresses) that are sure to please any shopper.
Locally: Yipsy Boutique
Basics love Christmas, right down to Mariah Carey singing All I Want For Christmas is You. Rather than give them a season of Real Housewives on DVD, pick something that will make them scream “OMG Yass!” A wine gift basket is sure to please any basic. Stock the basket with cookies and chocolate along with their favorite blend and they’ll put down the peppermint mocha.
Locally: Martin Wine Cellar
Growing up is hard to do, and your kid-dult probably knows it better than anyone. Why not give them something they really want, when their family will just give them more socks? With the new Star Wars film on the horizon, there are plenty of new toys out for the film series that anyone would covet. If Star Wars isn’t their thing, there are other option to consider such as Legos and adult coloring books, or a brand new skateboard?
Locally: Giggles and Victoria’s Toy Station