We're making it easier for you to shop this holiday season with our first ever Lolli & Bop Holiday Gift Guide.  We hope you enjoy browsing our personal selections for this gift giving season, and please leave comments on our blog.  Happy holiday's ya'll!

  • Ladies

Just about anything beautiful can fit in here, but we wanted to get a little more specific because we know how daunting finding just the right gift can be.  Are you buying for someone you feel already has everything?  Don't worry, knowing what not to get is sometimes more important than knowing what to get.  So here are a few things that make Kristie and I happy and hopefully will make the special lady in your life happy too.

 

Of course jewelry is a great go-to gift and the holidays are a good reason to find something a bit more special.  You don't have to go out and spend a fortune on diamonds or jewels. Finding a gorgeous handmade piece that's not your run of the mill jewelry is where We Dream in Colour fits in. Jade Gedeon started the label in 2002.  She is a US native raised in Trinidad and has interpreted her worldly influences into her art.  All of her elegantly refined, witty and surprising jewelry is USA made and will definitely stand out from the crowd.  Here are few examples (very limited quantities are available):

 
 We LOVE Lollia.  This line has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides magazine, and is well known for being one of Oprah’s favorite things.  You don't need to take our word for it when ladies like Oprah and Martha have already spoken on the matter.  The packaging is breathtaking and the products are amazing.
  • Men

Ok.. I'm not too afraid to admit it.  Even as a gift store owner, I have had my own challenges with finding the right guy gift on more than a few occasions. However, if you're not running off to the big box retailers and want to get something a little different we think this is a good start.

Know any guys that remind you of bulls in a china shop? Don't worry about broken glass again! These glasses are made from food-safe polymer, perfect indoor and outdoor use, such as the beach, poolside, picnic, or even weddings!

Here's a nice gift idea for transporting food or drink and showing your southern charm.  These Fleur de Lis Rolling Coolers make great gifts and are perfect for the Saints fan.  We have great LSU and UL gifts too!

 

 

 

And for fun, or just a great stocking stuffer, why not try a great product from Poo-Pourri?  A few squirts into the bowl before-you-go forms a protective layer of essential oils that prevents bathroom odors from getting out.  Men (and their wives) seem to love the idea of Trap-A-Crap, or Master Crapsmen.  Trust us, this stuff really works. 

 

 

  • Home

Buying someone a gift for the home is safe as long as it is a consumable item like a candle or bath soaps.  In fact, this is the exact gift category we recommend when someone is buying for an acquaintance or someone they just met.  We suggest you stay away from more permanent gifts like frames or artwork unless you know the person quite well and are certain they would like to receive something that requires them to add to their existing decor.  

Candles emit scents that can be thought provoking, soothing or relaxing.  Our senses love nice scents so why not take advantage of including a candle in your gift repertoire this year.  We are going crazy over our newest obsession, Bourbon Royalty.  This Baton Rouge based company is pouring 100% Soy candles with wonderfully constructed scents like Orleans Tea, Back Porch and Zydeco Amber.  They have just released their newest Noel this year which has been very popular.  See more by clicking on the picture.

 

If you are looking for home decor, check out these fabulous table runners from Mud Pie.  They are a beautiful burlap that is neutral in color and come already personalized (bonus!) with a large block letter in black surrounded by a double circle frame.

  • Baby

Babies are so fun to shop for.  There are so many cute gifts out there full of whimsy, frill and even function.  We have a plethora of baby gifts from cutesy to heirloom and can monogram any of your gifts for a personal touch.  Some things just catch your attention more than others, here are some of our favorite things. 

Haute Baby is a clothing designer based in Houston, TX.  We adore their thoughtful and inspiring designs as well as the fact that they are a home grown business.

 

        

 

Bottle pets are too cute.  They are super soft and function to keep the baby's bottle well insulated.  Check all of them out by clicking here.

 

    

  • Tween

Tween gifts are absolutely gratifying to give, especially when you know you found just the right gift.  Natural Life has an inspiring niche of products that girls want to be associated with.  We always see young girls that come in the store shopping with there moms and it never fails, they always gravitate towards our Natural Life displays. The company uses pattern and color like no other and we absolutely love their message to our youth.  A post from their site reads, "Living a natural life is about finding your passion, being yourself, doing what you love, and enjoying the little things in life that mean the most!"  We couldn't agree more.  See our favorite Natural Life gifts by clicking the photo below.

 

 

 

Or try these out for the girl that likes to make her own designs.

        

 

And for the young men why not give these a try.

Guys and gals will be inspired and enlightened by this New York Times Bestseller.  From the creator of Safari comes Ocean, both wonderful photicular books that will take your breath away.