Giving someone just the right lil’ something can put a genuine smile on their face (and give you the warm and fuzzies). And doing that while supporting a small business and femme-maker makes it even more delightful! Shopping locally and supporting living makers can sound intimidating and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve put together a guide of products made by womxn and femme folx that are all $20 and UNDER! So you can get everyone on your list - all the birthdays, graduations, promotions, and just-becauses - a perfect prezzie.
All these items are available in our French Quarter store, our online store, or the maker’s website - click the item name to purchase!
For the super classy momma in your life: Mad Darling scented candles have subtle and incredibly unique scents with poetically New Orleans names – like Creole Tomato Garden (smells like tomato leaf, light and airy), Jazz on Frenchmen (Oak and amber), and Sunsets at the Fly (Sweet cream and sea salt). Made with 100% soy wax by a local mother + daughter duo. $16.
For your furry friend: adorable Shrimp dog bandanas by Masue. Hand sewn and screen printed in New Orleans, they come in 2 sizes and colors - red (small dogs) and blue (large pups). Some folx even use them as chic baby bibs, for the lil’ shrimp in your life! $12.
For a bit of office or apartment feminist flair: the Badass Women Calendar by Us & We art. Each month features a hand-drawn portrait of a badass woman in history. The calendar marks holidays like “Maya Angelou’s Birthday” (April 4th) and when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed (July 2nd). Ten percent of profits go to support Women With a Vision. It also comes as a postcard pack to send a lil’ long distance love to the badass womxn in your life. $20.
For that cousin who’s starting college and really needs to learn more about LIFE: Pussy Power House Zines are beautiful collections of information, art, poetry, and resources on topics like zero waste (going green), periods, flowers, orgasms, and boobs. $18.
For the friend who has completely cancelled plastic: Essentially NOLA’s shampoo bars! Vegan, cruelty-free, and handmade in New Orleans. They come in a myriad of scents like Satsuma and Gris Gris (Rosemary Mint). There is also an unscented version for pets or folx with sensitive skin! Made with all natural, and often locally grown, ingredients. $14.
For the friend trying to manage their anxious moments with ~breath~ try out Elspeth’s Air’s scent inhalers. Concocted in New Orleans, twist to open and wave these little tubes under your nose for relaxing-all-over scents. Just take a sweet moment to pause, inhale, and then feel the anxiety melt away. Comes in three scents: Invigorate, Calming, and Breathe Again. $6.
For the up & coming artist in the family: Coloring Books by Maddie Stratton. These hand-drawn coloring books come in two versions, Art History and Self Portraits by Womxn Artists. Learn a little, find new artists to look into, and calm the mind coloring away a rainy afternoon. $15.
For the friend who loses everything in their purse: Glitter Box Girl Gang Zipper Tote. Image designed by Katie Barroso, this little pouch is the perfect size for pads ‘n’ tampons, makeup, first aid kit, pencils, and any collection of items you need to take on the go! Great for every day or travel, the pouch is made of 100% cotton canvas, and screen-printed in the Glitter Box studio in collaboration with Women With a Vision’s employment program for formerly incarcerated womxn. $22 (ok, a little more than $20. Worth it!).
For the auntie in dire need of a visit from Marie Kondo: sweet, hand sewn lavender sachets made in New Orleans by Miriam Lije. Make any drawer, closet, or suitcase gently waft the smell of fields in bloom to distract from the volumes of clothes packed in there. Lavender also helps keep clothes moths away! $12 (in-store only).
For the lover of over the top costume jewelry: Alligator Pear Goods’ glitter resin studs. All one-of-a-kind and handmade in New Orleans, these earrings are glittery, crazy, and just plain fun. From faux gems to skulls to Han Solo himself in silver, pink, swamp green, glow in the dark and more...Alligator Pear Goods has got you ready to SPARKLE. $10-$18.
For your roommate who really needs to start bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, Glitter Box Goods canvas tote bags. We’ve got designs perfect for plant lovers, art lovers, proud feminists, poetic types, and die-hard Dolly fans. Made in collaboration with Women With a Vision’s employment program for formerly incarcerated womxn. $16.
For the eco-warrior in your life who still likes to SHINE: Mika Cosmic Glitter! Mined in Maine by a New Orlenian glitter-lover, this white glitter is made from pure Mica (the rock used to make shimmer in makeup). It’s 100% biodegradable, no fancy composting needed, because it’s just flecks of a delightfully glittery (and all natural) rock. - $14 for 2 drams.
For the BOSS babe who needs to slow down, relaaaax, and get back into their skin – Natural Mixologist Charcoal Lavender Detoxifying powdered face mask. These face masks come in an array of combinations. They’re made in New Orleans using plant-based ingredients that utilize the healing power of herbs, plants, flowers, and vitamin-rich plant oils. This deep cleansing mask is made with activated charcoal, french green clay, and bentonite clay which pulls out toxins in the skin. Organic oils of lavender and tea tree provide anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Ready, set, GLOW. $20.
For the friend who works with their hands all day and needs to soothe their achy, dry mitts: Wild Bills Hot Pepper Hand Salve is infused with locally grown cayenne pepper. Made in the Bywater area of New Orleans, Southern Rhodes Apothecary’s salve, with locally grown rosemary and texan cedar, aids in the healing of dry, cracked skin. May also be used to encourage circulation on stiff joints and sore muscles. - $15
For your nephew or niece who needs to calm down at play time (so you can actually catch up with your sibling!), these enchantingly endearing Angsties are hand sewn in New Orleans and filled with lavender. Release all that wild energy with a scream into your new friend, then inhale calming wafts of lavender. Also great for friends fresh from a breakup who need something to get ansty with (or cry into, or throw across a room...no one is judging here). $20 for a small friend and $35 for the large.
For your younger sibling who has hit that age and all of a sudden has too many feelings to cope with: Fox & Comet’s illustrated sketchbooks. Each book has unlined pages for writing, coloring, collaging, and drawing their sweet hearts out. Journaling + doodling are a wonderful way to work through emotions. The covers feature beautiful illustrations by New Orleans based artist Fox & Comet. $8.
For the friend who keeps stealing your lighter: Glitter Box Goods bedazzled lighters are made in house. All one of a kind, silly, funky, fun, and like any great gift, functional! Available in custom color combinations as well. $15 (available in-store only).
A thank you to the friend who will dance with you in the street all day on Mardi Gras, or at the club all night on girls night: Elektra Glitter. This chunky, sparkletacular magic gel is often used as barter for bathroom access on parade day, and is a conversation starter in bar lines everywhere. It’s a perfect finishing touch for a costume, or as a part of your regular weekend uniform. Also great for becoming everyone’s favorite glitter fairy at your next bachelorette or birthday party! Aloe Vera based gel keeps the glitter on while you sweat and dance, but is sensitive on all skin types. Available in an array of colors. $20.
For your spooky crew: Sarah Corsiatto’s embroidered spirit board and bat patches are a touch of cool for a rugged jean jacket or canvas satchel. Designed by New Orleans based artist and small business owner Sarah Corsiatto, these designs are versatile and cheeky additions to any wearable piece. Bat $7 and spirit board $9.
For your feminist friend who loves a good pun and a good meal: Flour Sack Tea Towels by Overseasoned are sassy, punny, and incredibly soft. They feature phrases like “Smash Garlic & The Patriarchy” and “Root For Women” with delightful and simple illustrations. 4 Designs available. $18.
And last but certainly not least, for YOURSELF: Glitter Box Goods enamel pins are the sweetest wearable reminder to be active, speak up, and support the womxn in your life! A simple portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to honor the persevering womxn paving the way for our rights as well as more representation in all fields. A little Girl Power ~pow~ to remind you of the strength and beauty you carry in your bones and mind. And for when you want to turn up and tear the system down Party till the Patriarchy’s Dead will keep the fire to make change in our communities alive. And of course, the classic, Glitter Box Girl Gang to show pride in shopping small to nourish small businesses, and support up and coming femme & womxn artists. $10-$12.
Visit our shop at 1109 Royal Street to see all these goodies, and more, or check out our online shop, so you can support women and non-binary makers from the comfort of your couch.