365 New Orleans: X’s & O’s Gift Boutique


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Katherine Caruso caught the New Orleans bug and moved down here in 2014 from Rayne, LA. (The frog capital!) She originally moved here for a job and a boy, her now-husband. She was working for a gift boutique, that went by a different name, that is in the same location she’s in now.

In January 2017, the previous owner gave her the opportunity to purchase the store – and she jumped on it! Katherine changed the name to X’s & O’s Gift Boutique and started making it all her own.



1. What products and services do you offer? 

We are a one-stop-shop for all your gift-giving needs. We carry jewelry, home decor, bath & body items, baby gifts, and wedding gifts.


2. How long have you been in business? 

2017 – I got the opportunity to buy it in January and made the transition to X’s & O’s in May of 2017.


3. How do people find you online? 

Facebook and Instagram @xsandosgiftboutique


4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

That we sell clothes too. I have t-shirts and dresses and kimonos. People don’t expect it because it’s a new venture for us.


5. Lagniappe Info. 

The one on one connection with customers. I can help you pick out a special gift for the people you love. It’s even better when you find out how much they loved the gift too!

From a baby to an 80-year old, we can help you find a gift for them here.

I also love that I am able to put a personal touch on this store. I find out what my customers want and I bring it into the store.


Check out X’s & O’s Boutique at 817 W. Esplanade in Kenner! 


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