Do you need some great gift ideas for your loved ones? Easter is right around the corner, and then we’ll be seeing Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. When you’re thinking of that perfect present, make sure to consider shopping locally to support your Baton Rouge shops and Louisiana’s economy. These 7 gift shops are close to home and will bring you thoughtful gift ideas for every occasion.

Courtlyn and Company

Courtlyn & Company features handcrafted picture frames. No two pieces are exactly the same! There are many different styles to choose from, including classic frames, pedestal frames, and chalkboard or cork board frames. If you don’t see something you like, they even do custom orders! If you’re looking for something unique to give to a loved one, this shop is the place to check out.

Mystic Bayou Candles 

Mystic Bayou Candles offers homemade, hand-poured candles and wax melts. There are a variety of sizes available and each one offers dozens of scent choices. From floral scents, to fruity scents and sweet scents, you’re sure to find a candle to please everybody. These make great gifts and you’ll feel great about getting quality products while supporting local Louisiana businesses.

From My Kiln

If you’re looking for the best handmade pottery in Baton Rouge, you’ve come to the right place. From My Kiln creates a variety of ceramics that are functional, decorative, and unique. Because they are created one by one, each item is unique and you won’t find another just like it. These pottery pieces make great gifts and will surely be put on display and used around the home by friends and family because of their beauty.

Laura Teague Jewelry

Laura Teague makes handmade jewelry pieces of sterling silver. She started as a speech pathologist, and later decided to pursue her childhood love of working with her hands, especially making jewelry. At her shop, you’ll find one of a kind necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. If you’re looking for a gift to give for Easter or Mother’s Day, Laura Teague Jewelry is the perfect place to discover something great for that special someone.

Authentic Lousiana

Authentic Louisiana features a variety of items that are perfect for gift giving, with many options available for kids, adults, family members and friends. The products are hand-crafted and show off the best of Louisiana culture and hospitality.  There is art, books, jewelry, music, items for the home, and more. These things represent what is most loved about Louisiana. You can truly find something for everyone in one spot!

Brooklyn’s Boutique

Brooklyn’s boutique sells a collection of wonderful clothes for young women. You’ll find everything you need to help fill up your closet for the coming spring months. Don’t forget to also check out the shoes, accessories, and fun items, like flower crowns and “Poo-pourri.” There are also some Louisiana pride items available to purchase, such as LSU gear and state jewelry.

KB Designs

KB Designs centers their line around encouragement and scripture. If you’re looking for a present to give to a religious friend or family member, or want a little special something for yourself, you’ll find many uplifting items at Kristi’s shop.  They have artwork, coasters, notepads, stationary, and their most popular category, encouragement cans. You can bring a little brightness to someone’s day.