We always encourage you to should shop local. Shopping local helps businesses in our community thrive. When you purchase at locally owned businesses rather than nationally owned, more money is kept in the community because locally-owned businesses often purchase from other local businesses and service providers. Local business also donate to local charities which in turn keeps our money circulating by helping the community in which we live. Charlotte Cryer, owner of Caroline & Co., is a very successful local business woman. She started her business in September of 1997 and is still going strong in her new location in River Ranch. She also has another location which is the gift shop in Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. She and her daughter, Caroline, make sure to always carry a great selection of local product. So when you shop at Caroline & Co. you not only shop local, but you can also purchase Louisiana made product, it’s a win-win. If you are looking for some great gifts that represent our community, here are my top 10 (in no particular order) from Caroline & Co. Shop in one of their two locations or online at carolineandco.com.

Ten Locally Made Gifts that Represent Louisiana All and Help Acadiana