Wrap Up the Season!

November 02, 2015
Kick seasonal anxiety to the curb and spend the holidays shopping the streets of the French Quarter while relaxing to the tune of the city’s jazz and brass band delights. Need to pick up one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts? Santa himself will be jealous of the treasures you will find in the Vieux Carre’s eclectic shops, boutiques and markets of all kinds.

Founded in 1791, our French Market is the oldest public market in the country and has played a historic role in the development of the city’s economy. Reminiscent of some European markets, the French Market offers shopping, dining and music in a tradition that is uniquely New Orleans. From Café du Monde near Jackson Square to the market at the end of Esplanade Avenue, there are five blocks of specialty retail shops and a community flea market with locally-made jewelry, clothing and art. Shop for the cook in the family in the French Market, and scoop up regional homemade jams, spice rubs, and sauces.

Take a stroll down through the shops at the Upper Pontalba where you will surely find something for everyone! From Vintage beaded handbags for her, uniquely New Orleans gifts for him, to freshly made Pralines these quaint shops will help you fill your holiday stockings.

Visit Royal Street for unique gifts for that special person who has everything. You will find a vast array of art, artifacts and antiquities in the elegant showrooms lining this historic French Quarter route. Anything from fine jewelry and art, clothing, as well as keepsakes and trinkets that are uniquely New Orleans can be found for those special people on your holiday gift list.

So whether you are seeking a stylish Parisian chapeau, a fine art painting, an antique, a rare relic, a souvenir, or a Jazz embossed ornament for your tree, all this and much more can be found in the many craft and specialty shops in the French Quarter. You will be amazed at the wide selection of exceptional artwork, antiques, clothing, gift items, handicrafts and other unique offerings available from French Quarter merchants!

Maison Royale
501 Royal St / 504-524-5045

18K Baguette and Round Diamond Suite
Platinum ring with Tsavorite and Diamonds


Martin Lawrence Galleries
403 Royal St.

Navigating the Outer Soul
Oil on Canvas 10" X 12"
Mark Kostabi


Caliche & Pao
312 Royal St.

A City So Beautiful
Original - Oil on Canvas 36" X 48"

Sweet Lips
Original Oil on Canvas 20"x 24"


Little Toy Shop
513 St. Ann St 504-523-1770
900 Decatur St. 504-522-6588

Action Figures, Statues & Collectibles from DC & Marvel Comics

Madame Alexander Doll Company
Line of Plush Dolls featuring well loved characters from the Muppets and The Wizard of Oz


622 Conti St.

Sucre's Notorious Macarons are not only available in collections and Individually, but can also be transformed into elegant Macaron Trees. Available in three sizes with option to choose your own flavors. Must be ordered in advance

Sucre features a wide and delicious variety of hand crafted chocolates. Pictured: Avery, Meuniere, PB&J, and Malted Milk.


The Historic New Orleans Collection Gift Shop
533 Royal St.

Handcrafted in the Mississippi Guulf Coast By Jennifer's Oyster Trees, these charmiing pieces look great all year round. Available in 5 sizes...10" to 25"


New Orleans School of Cooking
504 Saint Peter St. on Jackson Square
524 Saint Louis St.

Bring home a gift box of Pralines...made fresh daily. Also offering a multitude of gifts and New Orleans seasonings for your holiday table.


536 Saint Peter St.
Upper Pontalba Building on Jackson Square

Vintage inspired Multi Beaded Evening Bags
Lace and Feather Victorian decorated Top Hat