The Caribbean and Buying the Right Souvenirs

If you ever get to the Caribbean for sure you would like to bring something nice to the people back home, so you will be looking for souvenirs. Although there are a lot of items to choose from, you should make sure that you get something representative that doesn’t have written on the back “Made in China”.

Spices

Spices

One of the things that the Grenada region is known for is spices. You can be thinking about all kinds of spices that you could bring home: nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves, or mace. It is a good idea to take a tour at the old spice estates. Also try the spirits prepared with nutmeg.

Hot Pepper Sauces

Hot-pepper-sauces

In case you go on a trip to St. Kitts or Nevis you should make sure that you don’t miss out on the hot pepper sauces. These have a tradition here. The ingredients used include mustard powder, curry, and hot pepper, among some secret ingredients that none of the cooks are willing to share.

Art

Art

The Caribbean Islands (including Jamaica) are known for the specific way that the artists see the word here. In this place society is really supportive of the local artists and you can always find galleries filled with the work of young talents. The good news is that their pieces of work aren’t too expensive so you may take a couple of them home.

Ligne St. Barth

Ligne-St.-Barth

This is a local brand of skincare and creams. The products are made of local fruits and flowers. The products also involve sunscreen and sun creams which are made of roucou tree which is considered to be a natural insect repellent. You can find the products are retail stores but also at hotels.

Madras Goods

Madras-goods

If you are looking for something really specific for the region, you should consider the items that come with a madras print. Usually these come with the combination of red, yellow, blue, green and orange. You can find bed and table linens with this print to bring some colors in your home as well.

Model Sloops

Model-sloops

One of the traditional pieces that you can bring home is a model boat that is made by hand by locals. These boats are made of gumi-elemi trees and they are perfect replica of the real boats. In case sailing is not your thing, you could also consider the baskets woven of fanner grass (which means that they are organic products).

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