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Shoppers look outside the mall for unsual Christmas gifts

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Posted: Dec 13, 2012 5:39 PM by Olivia LaBorde
Updated: Dec 13, 2012 5:39 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: shoppers, Christmas gift, unique, pearsons, lagniappe

BATON ROUGE- Shoppers looking for unique Christmas gifts are finding them outside typical stores.

"We have something for the person who has everything," says Ned Pearson.

A hot item this year is The Spartan. It's a portable gadget that turns into a speaker for your cell phone, Ipad, or anything that works off of Bluetooth technology.

While electronic and high tech gifts are probably the most popular this season, there are still some people who are looking for handmade and traditional gifts.

"If someone comes to me and says, 'hey I need something real unique and personal' I can make it. You can't find it in the malls," says Stacey Blanchard.

Blanchard has created most the items in her Lagniappe Frame Shoppe store with her own two hands. That includes everything from personalized LSU and Southern Gear, to tiles with your favorite pictures superimposed on them.

Items that don't come off an assembly line are also in demand at Victoria's Toy Station.

"I think that people want quality gifts that that can't just buy at any old store. And something they can pass down and keep is important," says Katie Shoriak.

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