We have just wrapped up our last event for the year, our Christmas Pop Up and the array of talent was endless!
The countdown is on for the most wonderful time of the year and yes we have love for all the awesome local vendors (check them here) who were in attendance but we cannot forget our Caribbean brothers and sisters when we speak about gift giving!!
So here is a list of some of the local and regional brands offering great quality and unique items that would make any Caribbean Christmas special!
Let's begin with a little sparkly luxury, not as if the rest of the gift ideas are not on par, but Josanne Mark has taken jewellery design and craftsmanship to another level! Her pieces are timeless while still reminiscent of the Caribbean with designs mimicking fan coral, various plants and even the butterflies that flutter among us. Her pieces are sure to make anyone smile and certainly treasure this gift!
Body care is top priority these days, so why not gift your naturalista with organic products made from coconut and papaya from Choiselle! Products with great healing powers inspired by the bounty and hailing from the island of St Lucia!
Tropical vibes for the bag lover! Bringing out the waderlust in its owners, each bag is hand crafted with care, love and quality! For the bold, carefree and stylish check out
Bright and bold ear candy from Zaveza out of Trinidad. These handmade, hand painted wooden (and acrylic) goodies are full of colour, inspired by the vibrant lifestyle of the Caribbean and shared to the world. Sure to make a statement!
Not forgetting the guys! Beards are in and so is beard care and hygiene.
Natural products offering quality care for your bearded guy and for the ones that are not on the train just yet but still want to show their support and classy side - tees are also available from Classy Gents out of Trinidad!
Head to toe natural, sensual vibes! Liquid Caribbean luxury with products like scrubs, lotions, shower gels, body oils and foot scrubs from Trinidad. Immortelle Beauty brings local luxury to your door, shower and suitcase with products large and small and scents for all to choose, giving you the glow you deserve. Packages make gift giving easier and they are also great stocking stuffers! Your skin will thank you!
*whispers* We've heard there are some new candle packages available for the season :)
Ceramic and mixed media jewelry art inspired by the Caribbean, the signature is in the name! Cocoa pods in all styles are created by this awesome brand offering you something for your tree, home, neck, arm and ears. Cocoa Vintage uses nature as her playground to create her pieces, leaves, birds, fruits there's something for everyone from a large ceramic flower to miniature cocoa pods to a fruit basket on a bracelet! What's not to love!?
We can't talk about lifestyle and Caribbean without mentioning this quirky and fun brand, Lush Kingdom! Illustrations and prints that take you on a journey and leave you the talk of the town - colourful transformation of a mundane rug, pillow, notebook and even shoes! Lush Kingdom is an expression of Caribbean love through print and design. For many women and men around the world we know you work hard - So have fun, earn your leisure!
Special mention to these extra unique brands for the season:
She's not just a talented artist and designer, she can now add author to the list! Darcel de Vlugt pours her heart onto the pages of this new book highlighting love, it's ups and downs and the journey of self discovery! Be sure to add this to your shelf, on sale at Amazon.
For the makeup lover! Pout Makeup out of Barbados offers high quality mink lashes in five styles, lip sticks and glosses along with a body glitter in two shades (liquid gold in a bottle) and of course, their new finishing sprays! Each product is carefully created and packaged for the stars who use them!
Designer and artist Damian Moore from Guyana makes gift giving and stocking stuffers a treat, with his hand painted and crafted ornaments! These can glam up any space even after Christmas!