It’s Crawfish Time

Crawfish Bread

Looking for simple and delicious crawfish recipe then crawfish bread is perfect. This makes a great appetizer or addition to crawfish fettuccine. It is easy to make with leftover crawfish from a crawfish boil to create this scrumptious dish.

Crawfish Bread Recipe

1 cup of crawfish tails
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 tsp garlic powder
Cajun Seasoning to taste
1 loaf of your favorite French Bread

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, melted butter, Italian blend shredded cheese, chopped green onion, and garlic powder. Fold in chopped crawfish and season to taste. Spread crawfish mixture on French bread. Bake on a cookie sheet lined with either foil or parchment paper for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cut in 2 inch pieces and garnish with chopped onions. ENJOY!

Don’t forget to check out our Crawfish Collection for great serving pieces such as the Crawfish Platter the Crawfish Bread is shown on.


🧀 National Cheddar Day! 🧀

Americans love cheddar cheese!  Mac and cheese, cheese burgers and grill cheese sandwiches would not be the same with any other cheese. Cheddar is king!  I must admit grilled cheddar cheese sandwiches are one of my favorite things to eat. Plates by are perfect for serving grilled cheese sandwiches.

Cheddar cheese dates to the 12th century in Somerset, England.  Cheddar cheese was popular then and still is today.  More than half of the cheese sold in the United Kingdom is Cheddar cheese.   Cheddar cheese accounts for about one third of all cheese sold in the USA today.

One of the popular brands of cheese sold in the USA today is Tillamook and our family loves Tillamook cheese.  Tillamook wants all Americans to celebrate cheese everyday but especially today, February 13, 2019 on the first National Cheddar Day.  In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Cheddar Day to be observed every February 13th.

So grill those cheese sandwiches, cook that Mac and Cheese and put an extra slice on your burger.  All of these dishes are great with cheddar cheese and look amazing on our plates.

Celebrate Every Day with National Day Calendar!



Cajun Groundhog Day

Gifts Etc. is located in New Iberia, Louisiana, USA.  We are very proud that our pieces are hand decorated here in New Iberia and we love our hometown.  Most of our items are marked with our logo which includes our hometown name, New Iberia.  You may ask, “Where is New Iberia and what makes it special?”

New Iberia is in Iberia Parish in southern Louisiana.  Even though we are a coastal parish we do not have the white sandy beaches but marshes.  The marshes are homes of a variety of animals including nutria.  Lots of things make New Iberia unique.  One of the biggest is Pierre C. Shadeaux, the Cajun Groundhog.  Pierre is a nutria.   Punxsutawney, Pa., is known for Groundhog Day with their beloved ground hog, Phil.  People gather to see if Phil sees his shadow to predict if spring is coming soon or if winter is going to stay around.  Pierre is the celebrated nutria who appears annually in Bouligny Plaza to predict if we will have a spring or a long summer.  According to Pierre C. Shadeaux who appeared today and saw his shadow,  we are skipping over Spring and are going to having a LONG HOT SUMMER.  With summer coming soon, that means off shore fishing is not far away.  So we might as well get ready with our great pieces featuring fish art by Larry Fowler.


Trivia Day – January 4th

Trivia Day – January 4th

Today is National Trivia Day.  Here are a few interesting facts about our business and parent company. is the online order site offering selected items from our parent company, Ceramic Treasures, Inc.  We love decorating china and are blessed to have lots of unusual and fun projects over the years.

Years in operations: 33 years, since 1986

Largest order of a single item: 15,000 pieces

Most unusual item every decorated: New toilet and bathroom lavatory.

One of the most interesting projects ever completed: over 8000 plates for the New Orleans Museum of Art to celebrate the Jefferson Napoleon exhibit in 2003.

Greatest distance we have shipped product from our location in New Iberia, Louisiana 7671 miles to Guam

We are thankful for each order and truly enjoy what we do. Looking forward to year 33!

Take Your College Tailgating Party to the Next Level with Branded Products for Prepping and Serving Food & Drinks.

The start of the school year also means the start of tailgating! Football season kicks off in the fall, and the tailgating fun doesn’t end until after baseball season in the spring.  It’s never too soon to start stocking up on supplies for those long days and exciting nights of tailgating fun. Check out these great tailgating necessities that will showcase your school spirit and make you the envy of everyone around you.

Gameday Cooking

One of the biggest responsibilities of any gameday party host is prepping and cooking up delicious gameday foods. Start your food prep with these tempered glass cutting boards. These branded cutting boards are durable and easy to clean, while also serving as a spirited, decorative piece at any tailgating party.

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Forget using messy paper plates or paper towels to place your cooking utensils aside between stirs. Instead, use this easy-to-clean porcelain spoon rest that can hold most conventional-sized cooking utensils.

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Everybody knows the key to good eats is good seasoning. Branded salt and pepper shakers are a snazzy addition to your seasoning collection.

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While the meal prep may be the best part of the tailgating fun for the chef, the best part for the guests is the eating and drinking!

Gameday Eating

Impress your tailgating buddies by serving their eats and treats on branded porcelain platters and trays.  These easy-to-clean, dishwasher safe serving platters come in a variety of sizes to fit your serving needs. No need to buy foil or paper serving platters that you are only going to throw away.

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The same goes for anything you serve in a bowl. Add some sophistication to your tailgating party with branded porcelain serving/popcorn bowls.

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Serving chips and cold dip? This dip chiller will keep your dip cold and tasty longer than simply setting it out.


Don’t worry about nosy neighbors who think you are being too fancy for a tailgating party. They are only jealous they don’t have these great pieces for serving their guests and showing their support for their school.

 Gameday Drinking

Gameday tailgaters are known for enjoying a few drinks with their good eats. On a hot day, nothing beats a cold beverage, and these frosted mugs are perfect for keeping your drinks ice cold.

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Need to pop the top on a bottle? A branded bottle opener that fits conveniently in your pocket is the perfect accessory to carry around on gameday.


Stand Out in the Crowd

Be bold! Be different! Accessorize your tailgating party with useful, easy-to-clean, branded items that will show your school spirit and impress your guests!


Flaunt Your School Spirit with Unique Treasures for Your Dorm Room

Few things in life are as exciting as decorating your first dorm room. It’s your first home away from home, and you have total creative freedom to decorate the space. With the average size of a dorm room ranging between 100-200 square feet, you don’t have much to work with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in unique and personal touches to make the space yours. And since you are now part of a university family, branded treasures are a great way to show school spirit and support.

Quenching Your Thirst

For those of you who enjoy hot beverages such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate, forgo the Styrofoam or disposable cups for your own branded coffee mug. It’s small, which makes it easy to clean and store in a small space. It has your university’s logo on it, so you can roam the halls with it and showcase your school spirit.
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Taking your beverage on the go? These travel mugs and tumblers are perfect for you to refill throughout the day. They also have a small footprint for easy storage in your dorm room.
LSU Travel Mug Stainless Steel     ULL Trval Tumbler

Are you ready to admit your mom had a point about using coasters at home, much as you were annoyed by her insistence? Nobody likes cup sweat rings on their furniture. Get a couple of branded coasters to protect your furniture and add a touch of elegance to your space.

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Storing Treasures

Some of the greatest gifts you will get from college are the memories you leave with. Most college students like to collect the little things that matter and spark a memory. What better place to put all of those treasures from your college life than in a “treasures box” with your university logo on it? These great pieces have small footprints so they don’t take up too much of your precious shelf space.

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Lighting Up the Night

Few people admit to being afraid of the dark. But new places and surroundings can invoke a feeling of uncertainty when the lights go out. Put your mind at ease with nightlights that have your school brand on them to guide your eyes and your feet in the dark. Don’t worry about anyone laughing at you. Others will envy your forethought when they trip over things in the dark.

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Take It With You When You Go

The best part of decorating your dorm room with these unique, high-quality, branded items is that you can take them with you when you move on from the dorm. Can you say that about most of the pieces you plan to use in decorating your new space? These pieces are timeless and practical, making them perfect for daily use at any point on your journey from freshman student to alumni, and beyond.