Father's Day is almost here, and I've got some suggestions for things that you can only find here in the Bayou State. Yes, I know that you can order just about anything online, but these Louisiana dads deserve something unique and special from our beautiful state.

  • Season tickets to Blue Bayou / Dixie Landin' Water Park
  • Music from Louisiana artists Harry Connick Jr., Tim McGraw, The Neville Brothers, and Grammy Award winning Zydeco artist Terrance Simien
  • Season football tickets for UL Ragin Cajuns, LSU Tigers, and New Orleans Saints
  • Cookbooks - from the Junior League of Lafayette 'Talk About Good', and the Junior League of Baton Rouge 'River Road Recipes'
  • Handmade duck decoys and a Duck lease in Gueydan
  • Gift basket of Community Coffee
  • A fishing boat charter, leaving out of Grand Isle
  • An overnight stay and tour of the most haunted house in America - The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville
  • A Cajun Microwave from Al Simon
  • A Turducken from Hebert's Specialty Meats in Maurice
  • Handmade Frottoirs (Zydeco scrub board), Ti-feras (triangles), and accordians - all made in Acadiana
  • Gift certificate for boudin, cracklin', jambalaya and gumbo. Any specialty meat market in state can help out with these!
  • An authentic Louisiana pirogue from Ron Chapman Shipwright Inc.
  • A swamp tour in the Atchafalaya Basin
  • A painting by famed Acadiana artist George Rodrigue
  • Tickets to Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans