Around Town, Family Travel, Holidays

Holiday Gift Guide 2020

December 1, 2020

Shopping fun for everyone and every budget – from clothes and toys to art, lions, and books!  

Adopt an Animal 

Photo courtesy of Audubon Zoo.

Adopt a lion, elephant, penguin, ladybug, and more through Audubon Nature Institute’s “Adopt An Animal” program. Your symbolic animal adoption will help care for the more than 15,000 animals in Audubon’s care. Adopt by Monday, December 14 to receive by Christmas. All ages ($25 and up). Audubon Institute, 

Art Out of the Box Activity Kit 

Endless family fun! Pick a subject and a technique card, and add imagination to unleash hundreds of artistic drawing possibilities. 80 activity cards. Ages 6-12 years ($19.99). 
New Orleans Museum of Art,, City Park.  

Micro Kickboard – Mini 3-in-1 Deluxe Scooter 

The perfect gift for toddlers and preschoolers, the Mini 3in1 Deluxe scooter grows with your child, ages 1 through 5, is virtually indestructible, and is the highest-rated scooter of its kind. Micro offers the highest quality scooters in terms of design and construction, meaning you can rest assured that it will last from adventure to adventure, year to year, and child to child. Ages 1-5 ($119.99)., ZukaBaby, 701 Metairie Rd., Ste. 1A-109, Metairie.  

Mini-Kitchen Utensils 

Kids love to help in the kitchen, and Island Bamboo’s mini utensils are perfect for little hands. Dyes don’t run or bleed. Hand wash. ($8+) and housewares stores.

Giant Hug Me Chicken 

Ready for laughs? This 
giant rubber chicken – almost 3-feet tall and screams for up to 45 seconds – is sure to generate belly-aching laughs. (It did in our office!) Multiple colors. ($46.99). 

Step2 Side-by-Side Push Around SUV 

This item takes outdoor ride-on toys to the next level with the side-by-side fun for two toddlers ($139.99). Le Jouet Toy Store,, 1700 Airline Dr., Metairie.  

Rose Metallic Big Breezy East/West Tote 

Perfect mom gift! Bold in size and style, this popular tote has room for all your extras to easily take you from work to play ($225). 
Little Miss Muffin,, 766 Harrison Ave. 

Christmas Ornaments 

Ornaments galore, fun and festive, can be found here to suit every Christmas tree and to knock out your friend gift list fast! 
Hazelnut,, 5525 Magazine St. 

Shark Chair 

Little ones will love snuggling into their shark chair for storytime and special family moving watching. Ages 3+, up to 100 lbs. ($63.99). 

Nola Christmas Tees 

Locally designed, these printed tees will get your kids in the New Orleans Christmas spirit; tees: Newborn–Childrens XL ($24). Two Sprouts,, see website for locations 

Red Beans & Rice 

Jeanette Weiland’s Red Beans & Rice is a playful and polite farm visit where kids of cultural diversities discover the earth to table connection. Ages 3-8 ($19.95). 
Octavia Books,, 513 Octavia St.  

When I Was an Alligator

Follow a curious Cajun kid as she magically and mysteriously transforms into a series of wetlands creatures, each animal revealing something themselves in the process ($20.00). 
Octavia Books,, 513 Octavia St.  

Baby Gift Box 

Carefully curated Sotre gift boxes make gift giving simple. New arrival baby box with stuffed unicorn, baby alpaca, and unicorn baby blanket ($145). 
Sotre,, 3933 Magazine St. 

Velvet Dress 

This exquisite dress by Sal & Pimenta out of Spain, is a customer favorite and perfect for attending Holiday tea parties. Available Sizes 2T through 10 ($98).
 Banbury Cross,, 100 Atherton Dr., Metairie.  

Madame Alexander Doll 

The newly released Sweet Smiles collection are the perfect dolls for toddlers to cuddle and nurture, with its soft fabric body. Available in three skin tones. Ages 2+ ($34.99). 
At specialty retailers and 

Wool Slippers 

These comfy ladies slippers are perfect for coffee sipping in the kitchen on chilly mornings and scouting around the house. Sizes 6-9. 
Earthsavers, New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville. 

All About Me Kaleidoscope 

Children will discover colorful, fun, and mysterious things while making their own one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope Fosters children’s self worth. Ages 4-7 ($24.99). 

Plus Plus Go Sets  

Your aspiring builder will have endless fun piecing together the parts of a super-fast go-cart.  Great for at home and even better when on the go! ($18.99+). 
Little Pnuts Toy Shoppe & Party Boutique,, 400 Harrison Ave.  

Pink Sequin Beanie Hat  

Shine bright this holiday season with a stylish pink sequin ribbed beanie hat with fur pom. Sizes 3-8 ($44).  
Sayings Kids,  

Plush Tie-Dye Shorts 

Casual, cozy, fun and stylish, these colorful pastel tie-dye plush shorts are destined to become a well-worn favorite this holiday season. Sizes 3-12 ($25). 
Sayings Kids,  

3D Puzzle Sphere 

Roto Brain is a teaser puzzle game with three levels of difficulty that twists and turns to crack the code. Memory booster that tests IQ and enhances critical thinking. Ages 8-adult ($19.99) 


Fun for all ages, the Kendama is Japanese wooden skill toy that strengthens hand eye coordination, balance and reflexes. Endless trick possibilities to master. ($18). 
Little Miss Muffin,, 766 Harrison Ave. 

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