The kids are excited for the Easter bunny to stop by our house. At some point through the years it has become a smaller second Christmas. My oldest said that he was making a list to give to the Easter bunny when we see him so he knows what toys to bring him!
What toys to bring him!
When I was a kid, we got candy and a few small trinkets. There were no name brand toys and I’d be surprised if the toy even lasted. If there was a big toy in it, my brother could remind me, but there was probably just one. Maybe a GI Joe or a Hot Wheel car. I can recall a lot of the Christmas gifts I received from Santa but I couldn’t tell you a thing that the Easter bunny brought me besides a cavity.
My boys are searching through the Sunday Target and Walmart ads for the toys like it’s the day after Thanksgiving.
So… when in Rome.
I didn’t want to be left out of the fun and thought that I needed a basket to hide and search around the house for. And I thought that the perfect kinda basket needed to be something New Orleans or Louisiana themed. The basket needs to be from Louisiana and feature New Orleans or Louisiana based products within it.
I searched the web and found these great 10 New Orleans Themed Gift Baskets that any NOLA lover or homesick friend would love. These would also be great gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming birthday’s or for your favorite blogger. Huh?
In this list, you’ll find a good variety of baskets with plenty of different choices within each one. When you click on the photo of the basket, it’ll take you to the company website. There you’ll find more options and ideas and how to order the basket. I have nothing to do with the shipping or payment. I make nothing on any of these clicks. So please keep that in mind.
You’ll also need to remember that prices may change and the baskets may change. There is usually shipping costs involved, as well. You can check with the seller and they’ll answer all questions. If you have any issues or problems with one, please let me know so I can deal with it here on my end.
But after all that mumbo jumbo… have fun! Order a basket or two and hide it somewhere in the house and try to find it! It’s a lot of fun! I do it all the time with my keys. Where are they!
If you’ve purchase a gift basket now or have in the past, or you can recommend one that I don’t have listed here, let us know in the comment section below. I’d love to hear about it!
Art of the Gumbo Gift Basket from Acadiana Table | $49.97
This gift set includes 2 (16-ounce) jars of Rox’s Roux, 2 stainless steel Gumbo Spoons, 2 (16-ounce) footed Gumbo Bowls with handle, 1 2-pound bag of Supreme long-grain white rice, and 1 (10-page) Art of Gumbo recipe card set.
New Orleans Box from Nancy’s Corner | $39.95
Remember the fun times you had down in the Big Easy with this awesome gift box.
Louisiana Cooking Gift Basket from Aunt Sally’s Pralines | $65.00
A true foodies’ delight containing all the great flavors that make New Orleans and Louisiana famous worldwide. This basket has it all it’ll feed both your family and your friends.
Guidry Basket from Simply Cajun | $79.99
Add tons of Cajun Flavor to all your favorite meals with our Guidry Basket. This basket is a huge Cajun sauce sampler with all of the best Louisiana sauces in one gift basket.
Abita Party Box from The Basketry | $75.00
There’s no party like a Big Easy party! Send your family and friends a taste of New Orleans with this collection of locally-made goodies.Who Dat! N’Orleans Shopping Bag from Cajun Shop | $69.95
We figured that you can’t make it down to shop in the French quarter this year So we got a New Orleans shopping bag with a “Who Dat” logo and a gold fleur de lis design and we did the Louisiana shopping for you. And this shopping bag is absolutely loaded with goodies!
The Best Seller Gift Basket from Camellia Brand | $49.95
Best Seller Gift Basket is a gift of Camellia Brand best selling flavorful favorites. This gift includes Camellia Brand signature Red Kidney Beans, Large Lima Beans and Black Eyed Peas. Along with great Camellia branded merchandise for the kitchen – including apron, mug, and wooden spoon – a versatile assortment of beans will soon have the lucky recipient simmering delicious one-pot meals, soups, stews, and chili for family and friends.
The Breakfast Basket from Nola Cajun | $44.35
Wake up to a freshly brewed Coffee & Chicory and hot beignets made in your own kitchen with Nola Cajuns Breakfast Gift Basket. This gift basket is great to take when visiting friends to share a taste of New Orleans in the morning. It is also a perfect gift for friends and family for any special occasion and especially during the holiday season
Cajun Country Carton from Bayou Country | $52.00
A big taste of the Bayou with six different Cajun COuntry mixes, hot sauce, spices, and bread pudding and dessert sauce!
The Caddo Basket from Cafe DuMonde | $41.00
One Coffee and Chicory Single Serve Box, one Beignet Mix, two Green Stripe Mugs, one Logo Apron.
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Eric Olsson is the food blogger of RedBeansAndEric.com. He publishes new recipes and interviews weekly. He has developed recipes and written articles for the famous Camellia brand in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been mentioned in Louisiana Cookin‘ magazine and has had recipes featured in Taste of Home magazine – with his Creole Turkey recipe being runner up in their annual Thanksgiving recipe contest. He lives outside of Detroit, Michigan, with his wife and four children.
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