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1. Happy Raptor Distilling // Make the utmost of each toast with a taste of 504King Cake Infused Rum from Happy Raptor Distilling and select retailers. The festive rum is handcrafted in New Orleans and infused with real pecans, orange peel, vanilla, cinnamon and whole spices with no artificial ingredients or added sweeteners. The beautifully labeled bottles are available through Mardi Gras Day – 5% of every bottle sale benefits Sprout NOLAPhoto credit: Happy Raptor Distilling
2. KREWE // Take in the sights and sounds of Carnival season in a pair (or two) of hand-crafted sunnies from an exclusive limited edition collection inspired by the traditions of the Crescent City. Discover the DOUBLOON collection which features a party-chic custom pop of color and glitter to set off the designs of fan favorite frames like the St. LouisMERRYMENCLIO NYLON and PORTER.  
3. Nola Tawk // The ideal gift for your king cake obsessed friends comes the cutest little king cake money coin pouch, one of the many sweet somethings featured in the Mardi Gras collection from this locally-owned, female-found biz. Add to it tea towelspet toys and darling children’s organic cotton twirl dresses and PJs
4. Ames Layne X Tru Colors Gameday // Sparkle and shine it’s Mardi Gras time! Show off your sequins of events in the original Gleaux Girl jacket in multi-colored hues, a Carnival inspired purple, green and gold flounce sleeve sequin jacket or even a matchy matchy Pixie top. There’s also a kicked up kiddo version for your fave mini me. 
5. KreweCar // Consider this locally-born rideshare your geaux car for safe rides to and from your packed parade and party schedule, or for airport trips for the rotation of revelers staying at your house – car seats included and they have their very own pick-up lane at the airport. To receive $5 off a short term membership, drop a note to and mention TIDBITS to activate your discount. 
6. Parish Scents Co. // We are wild for the Crescent City inspired wicks from this candle company. From Midnight in the French Quarter, with notes of bourbon and tobacco, to A NOLA Kind of Morning, every scent and vessel, handcrafted with love, captures the spirit of New Orleans.
7. Pupcakes Pet Bakery // Keep your canine krewe nourished and ready to roll with healthy artisan dog treats, handmade and decorated in small batches by owner and chef, Fernanda, who is double certified in Pet Food Nutrition and Pet Food Pastry. The precious NOLA-themed treats are free of wheat, sugar, salt and preservatives and every recipe is no more than 7 ingredients. 
8. Cocktail & Sons // Now you can have your king cake and drink it too with Cocktail & Sons King Cake syrup. This Carnival seasonal sip, available only from Epiphany to Mardi Gras day, is a yummy blend of cinnamon, pecan, and lemon and pairs perfectly with vodka, whiskies and rum. The makers behind this tasty treat have even included a baby so when you gift a bottle, the recipient owes you the next drink! 
9. The FAIT Collective // Hip hip hooray on a Mardi Gras Day for a thoughtful array of curated products, goods and designs that are sustainable and local. This Uptown shopping destination is aimed at inspiring your home and personal style. Add a little you-grow-girl living green, spirited artwork, and scents to your party scene, or a little shimmer to your costume closet with baubles, sparkly vintage, and handcrafted festive attire. 
10. The Graceful Host Shop // Perfecting the art of celebration, this retail boutique is a one stop shop for all things party, including a collection of Mardi Gras items to outfit any Carnival celebration. From cocktail napkins and route roadie cups to stir sticksglitter crowns and custom balloon design, you’ll be the hostess with the mostess.  
11. Gracefully Refined // Nifty gifties from two NOLA besties for Mardi Gras and beyond! Shop here for handmade jewelry and home gifts that reflect the unique and spirited culture of the city. Get your abode Mardi Gras-ready with seasonal coffee and cocktail coasters handmade with epoxy resin and creatively showcasing beadsconfetti and even doubloons.
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