In Louisiana we use the term lagniappe (pronounced lan-yap) to signify a little something extra. It’s just another way we show the uniqueness of our state. One of my favorite local brands, Shop SFT, has entered the subscription box scene with their own unique spin featuring their Local Lagniappe Box.
I was signed up for the November Lagniappe Box and couldn’t wait to get it open once it came in the mail. And, by the way, it comes quickly! The first thing I noticed was the smell. Y’all, I opened the box and it just smelled like fall!
There are other Louisiana themed subscription boxes out there, but the Lagniappe Box is different because it is not strictly focused on food items. Louisiana is know for its unique cuisine, but Meredith from SFT wanted to focus on more than just Louisiana food and incorporate other local businesses into each box. The November box might be focused on a Louisiana pecan pie theme, but there is a whole lot more than food in this box.
This month’s box included Red Stick Spice Co. pumpkin spice tea that I want to make into some type of candle that I can burn for the rest of the year. The scent is just heavenly. If it smells that good, I am excited to try how it tastes. And, if you thought pumpkin spice was just to spice up your tea or coffee, you are so wrong. This Posh Nola Boutique pumpkin spice soap takes the same scent to another level. The box also has a delicious praline to snack on and a praline lip balm from New Orleans Lip and Soap. Now that I have successfully made you crave some pecan pie, the box also has a Coast and Crane Louisiana wooden sign to hang in your house and an exclusive Louisiana pecan print by Painted Post Studio.
To top it off, a big bonus with this box is the SFT t-shirt. Each box includes a brand new t-shirt design that is launched through the box. If you didn’t get your hands on a Lagniappe Box, you can also purchase the t-shirt through their website. The cost of the box is just a few dollars more than the t-shirt itself, so it’s a great value.
My grandma always made pecan pies and pralines for us growing up, so this box really had a nostalgic feel for me. I think every Louisiana grandma makes these traditional southern desserts (along with gumbo, etouffe and a million other dishes). I remember going to her house while she made pralines when the weather outside was just right and then make mini pecan pies with Bergeron pecans so each person could have their own. Thanks, Laginappe Box, for getting me all sappy over here! You can tell the amount of time Meredith spends curating each box to give that sentimental and southern feel to each customer.
SFT is celebrating local this holiday season, and not only does the Lagniappe Box make a great gift itself, but you can also buy specific items from the current and past boxes on the SFT website through their local pop-up shop. It’s pretty much like a one-stop shop to help get you ready for the holidays. I know I still have my eyes on the ‘Louisiana Saturday Night’ shirt! You can sign up now for the December Lagniappe Box on the SFT website through November 21st.
The Lagniappe Box is just one of the many great gifts you can buy local this holiday season. I will have multiple local gift guides for you starting this month and heading into the days before Christmas. I am hoping to get my own holiday shopping done while I put these together!
Thank you to SFT for partnering with me on this post. As always, styling and opinions are my own!