You only have one mother, and Sunday, May 12th is her day. So I got to thinking about some gifts to celebrate moms right here in Louisiana. Things that just about every mother would surely like, and can't get anywhere else. My own personal list is below, and be sure and say hi to your mom for me on her special day!


  • A painting by famed Acadiana artist George Rodrigue
  • Music from Louisiana artists Harry Connick Jr., Tim McGraw, The Neville Brothers, and Grammy Award winning Zydeco artist Terrance Simien
  • Gift basket of Community Coffee
  • Cookbooks -anything with a Cajun flair or including one of our famous chefs
  • Cafe au Lait and beignets from Cafe du Monde in New Orleans
  • Gift certificate for boudin, cracklin', jambalaya and gumbo. Any specialty meat market in state can help out with these!
  • Candles from any of our Louisiana candle makers - Cajun Candle in Kaplan, Nouvelle Candle Company, or La Petite Bougie d'Acadiana. Plus, you can't forget Orleans candles!
  • An overnight stay and tour of the most haunted house in America - The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville
  • A guided tour of any of the beautiful antebellum homes on the River Road. Houmas House, San Francisco Plantation, or Destrehan Plantation
  • For the outdoor moms - A swamp tour of the Atchafalaya Basin
  • Breakfast at Brennan's in New Orleans
  • An original Louisiana cocktail. Good choices are a Hurricane from Pat O'Brien's or a Sazerac from Tujagues, both in New Orleans


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