High-End Holiday gifts

Go beyond basics socks for your stocking stuffers this present-giving season with some high-end holiday gifts. To add a little more magic to your shopping list, we’ve gathers our favorite gift ideas from Caribbean creators. So celebrate Caribbean craftsmanship with these stunning designer gift ideas.

Forteza Caribbean Chocolates

High-End Holiday gifts

These artisanal bars bring a farm-to- bar fine chocolate experience, infused with tropical flavors like passion fruit, coconut and piña colada. The brand exclusively sources its specialty cocoa beans from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
$4.50 – $10

Down In Jamaica: 40 Years Of VP Records

High-End Holiday gifts

This beautiful limited edition box set celebrates 40 years of this iconic Jamaican music label with a bevy of stars, from reggae crooners like Dennis Brown and Gregory Issacs, to dancehall legends like Yellowman and Buju Banton.

Fanm Djanm Xoxo Headwrap

High-End Holiday gifts

Get into the spirit of the season with this handmade headwrap by Haitian-born designer Paola Mathé. The classic red-and-green plaid pattern will add a dose of Christmas to any outfit.

Rust Sheer Palazzo Pants and Liz Tail Blouse

We love this festive combo by Grenadian-American designer Felisha Noel. From her resort 2019 collection, This outfit pairs light rust sheer palazzo pants with the silky Liz tail blouse.
Pants: $278
Blouse $398

Caribbean Christmas Candle

These handmade candles feature lush notes of ginger, bergamot and vetiver. The family-owned brand donates 10 percent of their profits to D.C. homeless shelters.

The Real McCoy

This line includes a bright and citrusy 3-year aged rum, a vanilla-tinged 5-year aged blend, and their grand dame—a mature 12-year aged rum with a velvet smooth finish (Available at fine spirits stores in South Florida)
3-year aged rum: $19.99
5-year aged rum: $28.99
12-year aged rum: $54.99

Planting stories: the Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré

Inspired your little ones with this beautifully-illustrated children’s book by Anika Aldamuy Denise, which tells the life of New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian, who also championed bilingual literature.

For him and her: Ziv Keychain & Lyla shoulder bag


High-End Holiday giftsFor her: this bag from Kyu By Kesi is inspired by the glittering clutches of the roaring 1920s. Jamaican designer Kesi Gibson brings serious glamor with golden, embossed Italian calfskin and 24K gold-plated metallic hardware.
For him: the coordinating Ziv keychain features authentic Springbok skin from Colombia.
Shoulder Bag: $775
Keychain: $45

Max Cocktail Ring and Trinity Cuff Bracelet

High-End Holiday giftsDominican jewelry designer, Monica Varela’s eponymous brand features innovative techniques and an eclectic mix of materials. Pair this iconic ring with the matching bracelet, both of which blend gold with colorful microscopic fibers.
Ring: $340
Bracelet: $490

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