If you are looking for ideas for crafts or that one of a kind gift try Nichols. THey have a little bit of every thing. Crafts, hunting gear and home accessories. Not to mention candles and cookery. Its fun to just look around.
What to buy: Some items here tend to be pricey butu great for ideas. Keep an eye out for sales or items you haven't seen anywhere else.
There is a serious lacking of shopping here. Just the local Walmart, a couple of dollar stores, a few local clothing stores, and a radio shack. But you are in luck there is lots of shopping if you go 45 minutes north to Alexandria or 45 minutes south to Lake Charles.