This is our first Holiday Gift Guide! My hope is that this eases some of the pressure of shopping for your friends and family and keeps your money local. I have spent a lot of time cultivating this group and keeping it current to what I think my readers will want. Have a wonderful holiday season!
Clothing and Accessories
Lillie Parrie – Mandeville, LA
Palm Village – a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store located in the heart of Mandeville, LA. We specialize women’s & children’s apparel, shoes and accessories. Our store is full of items to dress you for a fancy holiday party, donuts with Santa or the perfect stocking stuffer. The Palm Village Staff is always on hand to help you choose the perfect look! Come and visit us today at 2735 Hwy 190 Suite C or call (985.778.2547) and order your favorite items over the phone and have them shipped to your door.
Real. Life. Photos
Melissa Breedlove – Mandeville, LA
As a busy mom of 5 kiddos, I know what it is like to see life slip through your fingers, as you watch your kiddos grow up before your eyes. I also understand the importance of documenting the beautiful chaos of family – in REAL LIFE. As a photographer, I endeavor to use my lens to hold time still for just moment, so your family will never forget the way your son/daughter looks at you, or the way he/she scrunches their nose when they are sad. The way that they really do show love to their sibling, even if they may fight most of the time! Or how you look as a pregnant momma. These moments are fleeting, but with a photographer who desires to capture your REAL. LIFE in PHOTOS, you don’t ever have to forget them. Sessions are tailored to your family’s needs, and desires, and I also will consult with you for outfits and accessories, as well as choosing the best images for your walls, after the session is over. Sessions start at $250.
Andrea Oser – Madisonville, LA
Welcome to Andrea’s Vinyl Shoppe! I love bringing a light to people’s day with adorable custom designs, monogrammed goodies, and personalized gifts. Each item is handmade with love from NOLA! If you have a special event, custom order, or personalized gift that you are looking to fulfill, I would love to help you! Feel free to text, call or message me here on Facebook or Etsy
Abby Dumatrait – Mandeville, LA
Golden Lily is an online boutique featuring the latest fashion trends in fashion jewelry and accessories. Since opening in September 2016 owner Abby Dumatrait has used her fashion background to bring not only the latest fashion trends in jewelry but has helped her clients from all over the south to complete their outfits with the right accessories!
Kayla Mundt – Abita Springs, LA
The Savvy Minerals Makeup was created to provide beautiful makeup with NO talc, bismuth, mineral oil, parabens, gluten, nano particles, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrance, or artificial dyes. It’s cruelty-free and everything except the lip products and mascara are vegan!
Along with simply wanting to avoid any toxins I can for my own health, after kissing and snuggling my babies, I don’t want any harmful ingredients to rub off on them either. I love that this makeup is clean AND beautiful.
If you are not already a Young Living member, you can now sign up for a membership with Savvy Minerals and get the 24% wholesale discount and rewards program. Click here to get started and select “Basic Starter Kit” for $45. Then add your makeup of choice to your cart separately before you check out! The Basic Starter Kit will include a 5-ml Stress Away (perfect for the holiday season,) along with some other samples and goodies. I suggest starting with foundation, the misting spray, blush or bronzer, multitasker and a lipstick. Then later you’ll definitely want the amazing brushes, diamond veil, lipgloss and more eyeshadow colors.
Margaret Muller – Mandeville, LA
As a single mom of two teenage boys, my motivation is high to be the best mom I can be. One of the ways I can do this is by being able to be comfortable and secure in my own skin. The products of Rodan + Fields allows me the opportunity to feel young again and age gracefully as time moves on.
I find that in our generation we all have youthful spirits that are not reflective in our outer appearance. Rodan + Fields products allows us the opportunity to merge our inner and outer spirits together. You will find on this page many products, which are life changing and can help you feel youthful again.
Please let me know how I can help you achieve your goal.
Kayla Morgan – Hammond, LA
We want you to be YOU and we strive to create a unique product that makes every woman smile when she totes her kay-la handbag or baby tote. We do not mass produces so our bags are truly one of a kind. We keep all of our labor in United States, and even more local- in LOUISIANA!. Support local designers. We need YOU!
Whole 30 Subscription Box
Katie Paganuzzi – Mandeville, LA
The Whole Box is created by Katie Paganuzzi, a local mom-trepenuer in Mandeville. After completing a 30 day clean eating challenge, Katie decided to make her diet a complete lifestyle change. The only problem is that she got bored eating the same items over and over again. She wanted a way to discover new products, without spending a fortune, and to ensure that she liked them before purchasing. The Whole Box delivers only the highest quality products, and also includes great coupons and offers! Keep your healthy food life exciting and subscribe today!
The Whole Box is a monthly subscription box packed with clean food items. Every item is gluten, sugar, soy, and dairy free. This box is perfect for discovering new and exciting Whole30 and paleo compliant items. The monthly subscription is $30 but you can get $5 off your first box by using code TIFFANY5.
Brandi Shoemake – Mandeville, LA
As the mom of three boys my family was blessed with a daughter, Evangline Jane, in 2015. This new world of mothering a daughter launched me into the world of dressing a girl. The possibilities were endless, but I desired custom pieces for her that were vintage inspired with a slight modern flair. This is what reignited my love for design and Evie’s Closet was born.
Evie’s Closet has beautiful girls dresses, bubbles, boys shirts, short sets and everything in between.
Everything New Orleans
Ashleigh Bagley – Mandeville, LA
A New Orleans-based company featuring a unique collection of carefully curated southern goods by Lauren Haydel, also known as Fleurty Girl.
Entertaining Subscription Box
Jessica Bahr – Madisonville, LA
Greet & Gather is a subscription box for people who love to entertain. Each month, subscribers receive 4-6 home decor items and accessories perfect for hosting their next occasion. Boxes are curated on a monthly theme, and each box includes an appetizer and cocktail recipe. Items included each month could include cocktail accessories, serving utensils, place cards, coasters, linens, wine openers, and so much more. These monthly boxes are $39.99/ month and the items in them retail for $85+! Think of all the stores you would visit to buy all of these high quality items- delivered to your door for half the price! Gift subscriptions are also available for that perfect hostess gift.
Renee Hall – Uganda, Africa
Are you looking for a new way to fill your loved one’s arms with meaningful gifts? Give a new kind of gift this year by signing up your loved one for Sole Hope’s 10 for 10 program. Each month your donation on their behalf provides a medical care, education, and shoes to the most vulnerable suffering with jiggers. As part of the Sole Hope team through Ten for Ten you will both remain informed of their transformative stories of healing and hope. This is the perfect gift for the person in your life who might have it all or would rather make an impact than collect more things. The monthly updates from Sole Hope keep the gift alive all year long, too!
Sole Hope is a non profit based in Uganda that is head on addressing, treating, and educating against the problem of jiggers that prey on the most vulnerable children and elderly in their communities. Through weekly clinics in remote areas and their Outreach House for extended care, they are removing jiggers and helping fully rehabilitate those in their care who are suffering. To learn more about the work Sole Hope is doing visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
The simple donation of $10 per month provides medical care, education, shoes, and employment making a lasting and powerful impact all year long!
It’s just three easy steps.
1) Sign up for $10 for 10
2) Then send us an email at Dru@solehope.org with the Subject line $10 for 10 Holiday Gift Certificate with the name of the person receiving the gift
3) We’ll email you a holiday card to print out and give during present time!
Hope is winning! Let’s change the world this holiday season.
Food and Wellness
Emily Ruffino – Madisonville, LA
Pure Life Wellness offers an array of nutrition & personal training services as well as some amazing Certified Organic food products to make eating healthy simple yet enjoyable. Give the gift of health this Holiday Season! For more information visit my website here or email me at email@example.com. To view all of my Wildtree products visit my page here
Frank Lodato – Mandeville, LA
Lariat Handmade is a small, handmade furniture business located in Mandeville, LA. The “handmade” part of the business name is pretty self-explanatory but is also the most important. With the exception of chairs, I make every piece of furniture that I sell. I cannot stress the importance of this as our society progresses into highly manufactured, low-cost furniture that provides a “look”, but can’t hold up against your kids. We have that same stuff in my house too. It gets scratched or chipped and you have to hope running over it with a permanent marker fixes the problem. I can actually fix that problem if it’s real wood!
I would love to build you your next piece of furniture!
Estate and Family Planning
Give your favorite person a bucket list item this year, estate planning services by Georgia K. Thomas of the law firm of Seale & Ross. Georgia has 17 years of legal experience, and for holiday purposes is offering reasonable estate packages for wills with trusts (needed for minor children), medical power of attorney, and declaration (living will). Give your loved ones peace of mind. Visit my website here.