On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Baecation in Shreveport-Bossier

It’s been a long year, so gift your bae a baecation [bay-kay-shuhn] in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana. This modern word that marries the terms “bae” and “vacation” into one is ultimately defined as a getaway with your lover, spouse, or devotee. Whether you want to splurge on your partner or discover ways to reactivate the honeymoon stage, Shreveport-Bossier is the luxurious baecation for you and your admirer. You can pamper your lover with a spa day, dine at top-tier restaurants, explore shopping districts, and more. To view the full 3-day baecation itinerary, click here. Add a bit of pizzazz to your date night and book a sleek, sling shot car with Port City Exotic Rides and a private dinner with KRUE Events.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Gift Card to L.E. & Chalk

L.E. & Chalk is a quality men’s clothing store located in uptown Shreveport in the Line Avenue Shopping District. You’ll easily find a unique gift for that special guy in your life. There are great stocking stuffer ideas, such as sleek wallets and whiskey infused toothpicks, as well as top-notch apparel, accessories, shoes and more. It’s one of many places to complete your Christmas shopping list in this popular shopping district.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…an African Mat Dining Experience

Allow Chef Niema Longstratt, owner of RNL Authentics and RNL’s Cookery Corner Food Truck, to give you an authentic Sierra Leonian meal and traditional mat dining experience. Choose from an extensive menu of colorful dishes that include a wide array of meats, exotic flavored veggies, desserts and more. You’ll appreciate the chef’s bubbly and inviting personality when you book an elaborate, private Fulani mat-dining experience for you and your boo.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Hot Cocoa Bombs

Watch a sizeable ball of marshmallow-stuffed chocolate melt before your eyes in a cup of warm milk. You can pick up one of these experiential treats from Candy Galore & More. Hot cocoa bombs are the craze of social media trends right now, so don’t miss out on this chocolatey tradition with a modern twist. Enjoy one next to the fireplace or firepit with your admirer.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…an affordable staycation in Shreveport-Bossier

If you’re looking to sneak away with your lover without breaking the bank, you don’t want to pass up on these hotel deals. Choose from 11 Shreveport-Bossier hotels that are to offering package deals through Thursday, Dec. 31. The packages include low room rates and exclusive offers, such as discounts at local restaurants, attractions, experiences, and more. Click here to book an unbeatable hotel package deal.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a private dinner and movie date at Robinson Film Center

Celebrate the holidays by watching your lover’s favorite Christmas movie in a private theater at the Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport. Allow this independent theater to give you a warm and cozy holiday film experience like nothing you’ve had before. You can even have dinner from Abby Singer’s Bistro brought right to your theater. I would suggest ordering a bowl of Chef Tootie Morrison’s award-winning gumbo. This also isn’t a terrible proposal idea – just saying.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Christmas road trip

This gift is probably the most unique of them all. Take the love of your life on an eight-city Christmas tour through north and central Louisiana along the 2020 Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights. I’d highly suggest beginning your Christmas road trip in Shreveport-Bossier at Christmas in Roseland at the American Rose Center, but you can explore the full route by traveling along I-20, east to west, and I-49, north to south, to experience holiday lights, parades, fireworks, shopping and many exciting events in eight of our most festive cities: Alexandria-Pineville, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe, Natchitoches and Shreveport-Bossier. Click here for more information about the 2020 Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a country Christmas experience on the Boom or Bust Byway

The Boom or Bust Byway is the ultimate back road adventure for young explorers, families, retirees, and international visitors who are seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure for the holiday season. If you and your lover are seeking some quiet time in a low-traffic area, this is the perfect gift. This scenic, self-driving tour consists of seven small town Christmas events and experiences that will take place in Shreveport-Bossier’s backyard. Jump on the byway from any direction to experience Christmas in the countryside including events, farms, Southern flavors, biking and kayaking trails, historical museums, fishing holes, campgrounds, and more. Download the road map here.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a piece of fine jewelry from Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott made their debut in Shreveport-Bossier in mid-November with a temporary, pop-up shop located inside the Shoppes at Bellemead Shopping Center, located along Youree Drive in Shreveport. Kendra Scott offers valuable, custom-made jewelry including rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. Nothing says “I love you” like a nice piece of bling.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a gift card to the Agora Borealis

The Agora Borealis is an artisan marketplace that offers locally made products like art, clothes, food, housewares, jewelry, soaps, group experiences, and upcycled items from artists in the Ark-La-Tex region. Your boo is sure to appreciate everything in this exclusively unique gift shop. You can even schedule a make-and-take craft experience with Ben’s Body Basics, which allows you to create your own naturally scented oils, bath salts, and more.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a Lauren Ross Simmons painting

Lauren Ross Simmons is a Shreveport-Bossier artistic icon, whose body of art is sure to make any room pop with her vibrant pieces. If you have an imaginative or creative lover, consider rewarding them with art by Lauren Ross Simmons. You can find many of her pieces at C&C Mercantile & Lighting, a unique shop that houses antiques, local artwork, and more.

“I am addicted to pop culture, fashion and COLOR. What’s better than those three things? I mix iconic figures of the past and present with fashions and fabrics of now, painting what I see from some of the most famous designers’ runway shows. Gorgeous textiles and “girlie” flowers are combined with edgy pop stars and icons to create true conversation focal points.”

– Lauren Ross Simmons

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…Tickets to the Strand Theatre

The gift of entertainment never gets old. When The Strand Theatre reopens its doors, you don’t not want to be on the outside looking in. 2020 has placed many plans, adventures and hopes on pause due to COVID-19, but when The Strand Theatre is ready to press play again, you and your lover will be ready to tune in theatrical stage shows.

For more information about things to do, see and experience in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org. For a full list of events in the Shreveport-Bossier area, visit www.SBFunGuide.com. To find more fun reads about Shreveport-Bossier, continue to visit www.20×49.com.