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Y’all, I’ve been so darn excited to write this blog for you! The holidays are in the air, and I couldn’t be feeling more festive. I already broke out the hot chocolate, the cozy socks, and, yes, the holiday lights. We could all use a little Christmas cheer this year, and I want to do my part to help with the most challenging part: finding good gifts! Finding the perfect holiday gift for everyone on your wishlist can be challenging if you’re like me. The secret weapon? Shopping local! I just adore finding unique gifts for everyone AND supporting local businesses simultaneously. If you haven’t tried it before, or if you’re just getting started for the first time, I’d love to give you some pointers! Let’s take a cruise through Hammond, LA, to find the best local gifts around.

A Custom Home Builders‘ Guide To Local Gifts In Hammond, LA

Break out the wrapping paper and hang up those stockings because it’s time to find some meaningful holiday gift ideas that never go out of style!

The Rind

The Rind is one of my favorite places to go during the holidays — and the rest of the year! This store has all sorts of delicious cheeses, an incredible wine selection, and their charcuterie boards are divine. Pick up something tasty for loved ones, or just purchase a holiday gift card for the cheese lover in your life. It’s more than worth the visit!

Visit them on Facebook at The Rind Cheese Shop and Catering.

charcuterie board made by The Rind Cheese shop in Hammond La

Red White & Brew

This Hammond, LA staple is perfect for people into specialty wines, liquors, or beers. The best part? Karaoke nights (depending on your confidence). Grab a holiday gift card for loved ones, pick up some specialty brews, or indulge in something brand new.

Hop over to their Facebook page at The Red White & Brew!

New winter beer stacked on top of each other on the counter at Red White and Brew in Hammond LA

Luma Coffee Roasters

Oh man, the smell alone in Luma is enough to make your mouth water! This store is a roaster AND a social club, making it the best of both worlds!  They offer a variety of coffee beverages, specialty toasts, pastries, and more. For the coffee enthusiast in your life, pair a bag of Luma’s high-quality locally roasted coffee with a specialty mug for the perfect holiday gift.

Visit them online at Luma Coffee Roasters.

Image of couch area at Luma Coffee Roasters in Hammond La


Got lots of Italian foodies in the family? Cena is the perfect restaurant to satisfy those cravings serving traditional Italian food using fresh, local produce (and find gift card stocking stuffers, too). I recommend the Pork Osso Buco—braised for four hours by Chef Alex and served atop a creamy parmesan risotto with a drizzle of basil and mint gremolata—my mouth is watering just writing about it. Trust me; no one will be disappointed with a trip to Cena as a holiday gift!

Whet your appetite by checking out the Cena Facebook page.

Cena; Italian restaurant in Hammond LA, closeup image of bottle of red wine with wine glass on table top at restaurant with logo on the wall in background

The SteaKhouse

The owner of this place is incredible and just so happens to be brothers with the owner of Cena (no joke!). So I guess you’ll just have to visit both, huh? This award-winning steakhouse provides superb food and service with all of the charms! A holiday gift card to The SteaKhouse makes perfect sense for the steak connoisseur in your life.

Check them out at The SteaKhouse!

image of buttery ribeye steak with side dish of french fries and fried shrimp with a glass of red wine at The SteaKhouse in Hammond La

Bayou Booksellers

I promise you’ll never find another bookstore half as interesting as Bayou Booksellers! This is a seriously authentic gift shop with everything you need to succeed at holiday gifting. I get lost in there all the time, and I bet you will, too!

Learn more about them at the Bayou Booksellers Facebook page.

Bayou Booksellers logo in downtown Hammond La

The Hammond, LA Farmers Market

If you’re looking for something off the beaten path, I have just the idea for you. In case you’re unaware, Hammond, LA, has a farmers market on 103 E. Robert Street every Saturday. This is a great space to find unique, custom-made gifts for the rest of your wish list, as well as some tasty vittles for the pickier peeps.

For more information on gifts that can be found at the Hammond Farmers Market, follow this link.

homemade gifts with sunflowers in background found at the Hammond Farmers Market

Go Get Some Awesome Gifts, Y’all!

As much as I’d love to keep the info coming, I could go on forever! Hammond, LA has some FANTASTIC stores with equally fantastic local gifts. Just try taking a walk through downtown Hammond, and you’ll see what I mean in a few minutes! Honestly, there are just too many fantastic stores to list. If you’ve got some great gift ideas for folks nearby, or if you want to send me some recommendations, feel free! You know our number, and if you don’t, you can call us at 985-662-5394 or contact us here. And from all of us here at eNg Designs & Construction, we hope you have the merriest, brightest Christmas ever!