A 'Looshan' Christmas

You’re here in sweet, sunny Saint Lucia while you probably have loved ones back home, in the wintery cold. You’re good people so why not take them a little bliss with these locally made treasures?

Enchanted Kettle Located at Cap Maison

The Enchanted Kettle

Debuting as Cap Maison’s new house tea, The Enchanted Kettle Tea Company has successfully created a flavourful growing line of 100% Saint Lucian Novel-Teas.  Founders Dennis Hamber and Matthew Anderson share a mutual passion for health and well-being and translated this by sourcing, blending and testing several traditional local herbs and spices and delivering carefully crafted, hand-packed Saint Lucian tea. So go ahead: put the kettle on, pour yourself a cup and enjoy the taste and benefits of their teas. The Enchanted Kettle teas are available at Sea Island Cotton Shop, Hallmark in the JQ Rodney Bay Mall and Island Mix in Rodney Bay.

Omeros by Derek Walcott

Omeros by Derek Walcott

This epic poem by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott is the gift to thrill any literary lover. Inspired by Homer’s The Iliad, Walcott’s characters, Achille, Hector, Major Plunkett, his wife Maud and their housemaid, Helen are exquisitely portrayed in this seven-part tome. In part five of the book, Walcott reminisces on his own travels to London, Dublin, Lisbon, Rome and Toronto. This masterpiece is available at The bookYard, located on the STAR Publishing Compound, Massade, Gros Islet, where you can find other Caribbean classics and a range from adult fiction and children’s books to locally made stationery.

Del Sol Sunglasses

Sunglasses at Del Sol

Del Sol, located at Pointe Seraphine in Castries, has the perfect gift for everyone in the family – mom, dad and the kids! With items that magically change colour when exposed to sunlight, Del Sol’s products will definitely carry that ‘wow!’ factor. Why not pick up their stunning nail polishes or stylish sunglasses? These are sure to be a hit. If you’re looking for something more local, get their Pitons T-shirt or canvas bag that will always be a reminder of your time with us in Saint Lucia.

Kipling Bags at Sea Island Cotton

Kipling Bags at Sea Island Cotton Shop

An ideal solution for Christmas gifts is the variety of authentic Kipling merchandise available at the Sea Island Cotton Shop flagship store at the Baywalk Mall in Rodney Bay. With an assortment of colours and styles, these luxury bags are certainly the Christmas present to make a statement. For an amazing selection of luggage, clothing, homewares and souvenirs, go to Sea Island Cotton Shop to find Christmas presents for all your loved ones.

Necklace and Earrings by Illuminating Designs

Illuminating Designs

These beautifully hand-crafted adornments are perfect for the jewellery lover in your life. Made from materials such as spoons, copper wire and shells, each piece is unique and will assuredly draw compliments. Illuminating Designs can be found at Black Amigo in the Baywalk Mall in Rodney Bay or can be specially ordered through designer Terril Nicholas on 715 2855 or 287 3717, Instagram: @creation_awaits, or through her Facebook page, Terril Nicholas.

Products by Patricia Lee

Patricia Lee Products

With three lines of skin care, home products and jewellery to choose from, Patricia Lee products are the classic gift for the special lady in your life. Artisan Skin Care contains organic ingredients that rejuvenate and maintain healthy skin. Divine Home Essentials are made from 100% pure essential oils that clean and repel insects whilst smelling heavenly. Finally, Caribbean Crystal Jewellery is hand-made pieces incorporating semi-precious stones and crystals that are reputed to have healing and positive powers. Patricia Lee products are available from Clear Blue in the JQ Rodney Bay Mall.

Christmas Ornaments at Island Mix

Island Mix

These beautifully tropical ornaments will always bring back memories of your Saint Lucian holiday. Put these delicate globes filled with sand and shells on your Christmas tree and watch how they twinkle amidst the lights. The hand-painted leaves come in various sizes and are perfect as fruit dishes or to decorate your garden. Island Mix also has recycled cooking spoons to mark all the herbs growing in your garden. These beautifully quirky utensils will certainly be a conversation piece.

Island Mix is located in Rodney Bay. Call 584 7877 or visit their Facebook Page Caribbean Island Mix.

Flip Flops

Silence of the Bees Flip Flops

Make a statement with Silence of the Bees flip flops. The funky designs spice up this classic tropical footwear and will be the envy of everyone back home. The bright colours will draw eyes to your feet and they’re great for feeling the sand between your toes. These flip flips are available at The Yard Boutique where you can find many other locally-made products. 

The Yard Boutique is located at the STAR Publishing Compound, Massade, Gros Islet. Call them at 485 5939.