Christmas time is a great time to be in the city of New Orleans, where shopping opps abound and a thriving artists' community creates truly one of a kind gifts.
Whether you are venturing down Royal, strolling the Garden District or have taken the streetcar Uptown, there is a shop on this list that will have the perfect gift. Buying jewelry for that special someone? Need a Mardi Gras mask for face or wall? How about a culinary antique that will delight the cocktail lover? There are art markets held just about every weekend, as well as two permanent markets, The French Market and the Frenchmen Art Market open year-round for savvy shoppers.
It's all here and more, as New Orleans gets into the holiday spirit with a festive groove on. T'is the season for carolers to sing in the Square and trees and windows asparkle with seasonal bling. Whether you're shopping for gifts or presents for yourself, these 10 stores deliver the goods.
New Orleans is great for Christmas shopping because so many local artists create wonderful crafts and artwork that you couldn't find anywhere else in the world. Oyster earrings, New Orleans street tiles, water meter replicas and hand-stitched hats and tutus await as you head for the indy stores.
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