Dave and I left all our gift-buying for the last minute, and ended up at the French Market, mostly down the cheesy flea market end. I noticed that most of the vendors were not locals, and were selling cheap Made in China stuff. I did find a nice local lady who hand-made little dolls with spells on them for luck, and bought a bunch for gifts.
I bought several pieces of art from the artists at Jackson Square (already have my Trombone Shorty charcoal drawing framed and hung!)
Herm mentions "Lush" - soaps and body products. Are they made locally?
Where else to find local, hand-made items, in order to support those who call New Orleans "home"?