This holiday season, shopping local is more important than ever to the hundreds of Southwest Louisiana businesses that have suffered setbacks because of the pandemic and hurricanes. Shop for handmade crafts and gifts, Louisiana-themed apparel and accessories, or treat yourself to a festive pastry at one of our local bakeries. Or, if you are feeling very generous, boudin shipped to family and friends across the country would certainly put you on the "nice" list! If the gift of local art is calling your name, the HeARTbeat Tour is an inclusive list where you can learn about local artists, the artwork they produce and where to find or purchase their creations! 🎨

Shop our ultimate Southwest Louisiana gift guide below!🎁 Make sure to share your finds on social media and use hashtags #ShopLocalLC and #VisitLakeCharles!

If you have any additions, email me at kduncan@visitlakecharles.org.

 

1. Denim Jacket from Iron Shop Provisions

 

2. Earrings from olive and indigo

 

3. Home decor goodies from MILL + GRAY

 

4. Gift basket from Corner Market

 

5. Charcuterie board from Bayou Boards by Gabrielle

 

6. Craft beer from Crying Eagle Brewing

 

7. Ornaments from PaperSmith

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by PaperSmith (@mypapersmith)

 

8. Cinnamon Roll Wreath from The Bekery, LLC

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by The Bekery (@thebekeryllc)

 

9. Roseate Spoonbill poster from Pixel and Ink

 

10. Rum cake from Bayou Rum Distillery

 

11. Local art at Stellar Beans Cafe

 

12. Hats at Bespoke Hat Co.

 

13. Holiday treats at The Village Coffeehouse

 

14. Handcrafted earrings from Clay.ology

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Cristi Cox (@clay.ology)

 

15. Candles from Accessory Zone

 

16. Stocking stuffers from Expressions

 

17. One-of-a-kind artwork from Candice Alexander Art Studio

 

18. Genuine craft vodka from Yellowfin Distiller, LLC

 

19. Holiday gift basket from Crave Gourmet

 

20. Customized earrings from Focused Earrings

 

21. Boudin from Insane Sausages

 

22. 100% Roasted Organic Coffee from Acadian Coffee Roasters

 

23. Trendy outfits from Mimosa Boutique

 

24. Southern Marsh gear from Southern Drifter

 

25. Children's toys from Etie's A Children's Shoppe

 

26. Sherpa pullovers from Polished Peasant

 

27. Satin Sleep Sets from Sway Boutique

 

28. Watercolor art from The Inkling Girl

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Morgan (@theinklinggirl)

 

29. Wine from The Wine Store

 

30. Handmade jewelry and Louisiana-themed art from Flock of Five Gift & Art Emporium

 

31. Stocking stuffers at The Harrington Gallery

 

32. Candles and jewelry from Victoria's on Oak

 

33. Musical instruments from Bearden's Music, Inc.