We all know once the holidays start, they are relentless—It's almost Thanksgiving, which means Christmas, Hannukah or whatever your gift-giving holiday of choice is will be here before you know it. Instead of fighting the stampedes at Black Friday, we suggest you shop local for those on your list who love all things New Orleans architecture. Including jewelry, art, a massive coffee table book and a gift for the drinker in your life, here's our picks, all from New Orleans makers.
↑ Little Histories greeting cards 8-pack
Price: $27, Etsy, local stores
New Orleans designer and illustrator Sam Randolph's note cards depict famous New Orleans buildings and homes with "little histories" of the structures included.
↑ Henry Howard: Louisiana's Architect book
Price: $60.00, Amazon, Historic New Orleans Collection store
The sizable book celebrates the 40-year career of the 19th century Louisiana architect with hundreds of contemporary and archival images of Howard's work.
↑ St. Claude Egg and Dart necklace
Price: $98, online
Jeweler Sarah Killen's fireside collection was created using pieces of 18th century European antique furniture, resulting in jewelry reminiscent of New Orleans' Victorian homes.
↑ Ticket to the Preservation Resource Center's Holiday Home Tour
Price: From $30, online
The PRC's annual tour showcases beautiful New Orleans homes all dressed up for the holidays. It's a great opportunity to creep around gorgeous homes completely legally. The tour also includes a holiday market for more local shopping.
↑ Bergeron Woodworks frame
Price: From $30 for a 4x6 frame, online, local art markets
Know someone who can't get enough of reclaimed wood? David Bergeron makes frames, furniture and other objects from the reclaimed lumber of New Orleans' historic homes. Each frame is different from the next.
↑ Mignon Faget Creole cottage glasses
Price: $45 for a set of four, online and in Mignon Faget stores
Enjoy your old fashioned in a glass depicting an old fashioned type of New Orleans house.
↑ WalkingMan Studios custom home portrait
Price: $250, online
Commemorate your loved one's special New Orleans home with a custom watercolor illustration from artist Maggie Covert.