Lagniappe? What's a lagniappe? Or, more correctly, what is lagniappe?
The dictionary tells us -
la·gniappe noun \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase; broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure
Examples of LAGNIAPPE -
-the meal was served with a lagniappe of freshly made cornbread
-the hotel threw in some free shampoo as a lagniappe
Origin of LAGNIAPPE
American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
First Known Use: 1844
Whenever I get things from the Etsy shops, I am always so amazed at the little 'extras' the shop owners include in the package. Often, the little surprises are as nice as the item I purchased! These little 'extras' are lagniappe. Lagniappe is a good business practice - it leaves customers with a feeling of good will that can encourage future purchases. The old saying 'a baker's dozen' (13) is a tasty bit of lagniappe!
Here are 3 delightful sites where you will find lots of lovely lagniappe - clip art, craft ideas and more!
Hope you enjoy visiting the sites and find something of interest!
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