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Dec 17, 2011 11:44 PM

Christmas gifts

Our recent college grad son is living in NOLA on a very tight budget. He needs to bring some Christmas presents home for the family. Any suggestions? I've never been but I thought of sending him to Sucre for a few gifts of macaroons. Please advise!

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  1. Sucre's macaroons are heavenly but beware... they're expensive....I believe @ $15. for eight of them. Southern Candymakers have wonderful pralines....also a bit costly. But those two varieties of sweets are one of those "you get what you pay for" kind of deals. If there are cooks in the family for whom he needs gifts, Kitchen Witch on Toulouse St. has a house-made seasoning mix/spice that is great and only $5.00 per shaker jar.

    1. Maybe some beignet mix. I've brought those back for coworkers in the past.

      1. What great ideas! Thank you so much.

        1. I really don't like big-box retailers, but he can buy Cafe du Monde coffee and/or beignet mix for cheap at Wal-Mart. My relatives love the coffee. Winn-Dixie sells them as well.

          1. Coffee, pecans, Zapp's Potato Chips, Slap-Yo-Mama seasoning, Crystal Hot Sauce--all inexpensive grocery store items that can be hard to find elsewhere.