Holiday Gift Guide: Made by Locals

Thank you to Coastal City Goods for partnering with us for this Holiday Gift Guide: Made by Locals. 

Gift guide made by LocalsThis year, as you’re making your list and checking it twice, we want to encourage you to SHOP LOCAL.

These are some of our favorite items made by local artists or artisans! Our guide is packed full of mom-approved gifts to provide you with ideas for everyone on your list.


Coastal city tee
Photo credit: Coastal City Goods

There is nothing like the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Show pride for the #secretcoast by wearing one of these comfy tees from Coastal City Goods


Coffee cup
Photo credit: WolfLily Ceramics

WolfLily Ceramics offers one-of-a-kind handmade pottery. This mug is our go-to for that hot morning bean juice. And the color is the most perfect gulf green.


Megan bowser designs bracelets
Photo credit: Megan Bowser Designs

These unique bracelets are customized just for you by Megan Bowser Designs. Add the names or initials of your loved ones for a sweet personal touch.


Coast roast coffee
Photo credit: Coast Roast Gulfport

There is never a better time to get some freshly roasted seasonal coffee blends! Purchase our favorite locally made coffee at Coast Roast


Photo credit: Ocean Springs Mercantile

This unique vintage shop houses gifts made by several artists – from ornaments to pottery, you’re sure to find the perfect locally made gift at Ocean Springs Mercantile.


Hand soap and lotion
Photo credit: Robin’s Nest

This collection was named to honor the legacy of Lucimarian Roberts, the matriarch of the Roberts family. She believed everyone had a gift and encouraged people to discover their gift to share it with the world! This collection is sold exclusively at Robin’s Nest.


Photo credit: The Pecan House

The Pecan House offers delicious homemade treats, candies, pecans and cakes! The gift baskets are a go-to gift for hostesses, family or teachers. You can’t leave without getting yourself something too! 


Photo credit: Hunny Bee Paperie

The Blue Heron stationary set from Hunny Bee Paperie is a great gift for the hard to buy person on your list!


Gulf coast socks and tie
Photo credit: Johnson Bros. Jewelry Co.

The perfect gift for the guys can be found at Johnson Bros. Jewelry Co. Grab a pair of Gulf Coast map socks or tie, oyster shucker and fish pocket knife.


Tethered skiff shirts
Photo credit: Tethered Skiff

Matching Redfish shirts for dad and son? Yes, please! These can be ordered from Tethered Skiff. They carry toddler sizes!


Designed by Victoria painting
Photo credit: Designs by Victoria

These custom home portraits are a thoughtful gift made by Designs by Victoria


Mississippi queen necklace
Photo credit: Jensa Jo’s

This Mississippi Queen necklace from Jensa Jo’s is perfect for any outfit on anyone! Her pieces are so versatile! 

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.