More so now than ever, we need to show some love and support for our creators across the Caribbean diaspora. So, why not support unique Caribbean brands while treating that special someone in your life? With this in mind, we rounded up a handy guide of 10 amazing Caribbean gift ideas for the whole family. From hand-crafted rum to chic accessories, all these Caribbean gift ideas are available online for purchase.
A New Kind of Wild, Zara González Hoang
Inspired by her father’s experience moving from Puerto Rico to New York as a child, author and illustrator Zara González Hoang’s moving and colorful tale for children captured the spirit of the adage, “Home is where the heart is.”
I am A Promise, by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
A retelling of Jamaican Olympic gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s uplifting journey to stardom, the charming picture book encourages young readers to stay steadfast with determination to achieve their dreams.
The Ebby Rane Friday Bag
Fitted with sustainable cork and lined with faux leather, the Friday Bag is compact and water-resistant. Jamaican-born designer and founder Sonja M. Salmon created this completely vegan luxury carry-on for the avid globetrotter or weekender.
Boukman Botanical Rhum
Bottled in Haiti and infused with fresh cane juice, barks, citrus peel, and seven botanicals, this dry craft rum makes a delicious addition to holiday festivities. Served best on the rocks with an orange peel, or stirred into classic cocktails.
Touch By VLS Pendant Tear Drop
A part of the Urchin Collection, this pendant light by Jamaican ceramic artist Victoria Leigh Silvera makes a great addition to any home, featuring organic details inspired by Caribbean marine life.
Territory Six: Caribbean Vibes Madras Box Bag
Cop this cute tote handmade in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The design features a classic Caribbean madras print, velvet-lined interior, detachable chain strap, and subtle glass bead and gem embellishments.
Territory Six: Tropic Spiral Holographic Ankara Sandal
Made for the modern fashionista, add the Tropic Spiral Holographic ankara sandal to your shoe collection! This stylish wedge features a shiny holographic accent, ankara print and ankle-tied straps.
Herny’s Wood: Ligno Rose Wood Watch
Made from 100% reclaimed wood, this lightweight, fashionable and eco-friendly watch by the Jamaican brand features a stylish rosewood design that’s fitted with a stainless steel back case and buckle.
Josanne Mark: Forever With You Ring
Eternalize your love with the Forever With You band ring by Trinidadian jewelry designer Josanne Mark. Permanently etched with your significant other’s fingerprints, this luxurious memento carries intimate sentiments.
Haiti Design Co.: Slim Leather Card Holder
Haiti Design Co. is founded on the premise of community empowerment. Pieces such as this simple, but timeless and well-crafted, leather card holder is just part of the company’s mission to foster entrepreneurship among local artisans.