The rush to get a fantastic Christmas present is on. Continuing our Gleaner series of guiding you in the right direction for fabulous gifts, Flair has you covered with amazing local gift ideas to stave off the last-minute gift-giving panic while ensuring a Merry Christmas for all.
Design-makers of unique Jamaican handmade ceramics, lighting, furniture and soft goods for the home, Baughaus’ main products are porcelain home goods and bespoke lighting fixtures inspired by the Caribbean with a modern aesthetic that will add a bit of je nais se quois to any environment.
Where to find: Visit baughausdesign.com or @baughaus on Instagram.
This line of handmade jewellery is crafted with care and passion that go well with almost any fashion. With numerous rings, earrings, hair studs, nose rings and necklaces, you’re sure to find something to suit yourself or your loved ones as a gift.
Where to find: Visit @chrissys_coils on Instagram.
It’s a global movement of all those who embrace their one-of-a-kind-ness and let’s face it, there’s no denying their comfortability. They are easy to slip on and off, and both kids and adults will love them.
Where to find: Visit @crocs.jamaica on Instagram.
Give the gift of make-up this season. With a love for all things Glam, Chief Executive Officer Gabrielle Waite created a line of lippies that encapsulates ease, affordability, practicality. Also, not only are they vegan and cruelty-free — they are perfect for everyday wear. The new I Am collection is all about looking good while being your empowered self.
Where to find: Visit gabbyglamcosmetics.com or @gabbyglamco on Instagram.
Likkle More Chocolate
Give the sweet taste of Jamaica in the form of chocolate as a gift with treats from Likkle More Chocolate. Made from ethically sourced cocoa and recipes from all-natural ingredients, they are committed to sustainability at the heart of their brand.
Where to find: Visit likklemorechocolate.com or @likklemorechocolate on Instagram.
There’s nothing a ‘likkle tea’ can’t fix. Steeped in Caribbean culture and rich heritage, Likkle Teas marries the complexity of the tea plant with natural Jamaican herbs, fruits, botanicals and spices to create an exceptional experience and a tea you and your loved ones would be proud to indulge in.
Where to find: Visit likkltea.com or @likkletea on Instagram.
Metal x Wire
Metal x Wire (pronounced ‘Metal Wire’) is a unisex demi-fine jewellery brand dedicated to celebrating the power of self. With a delicate balance of elegance and edge, they offer a perfect way to add an understated element of individuality to your style — one that defies the seasons and stands the test of time.
More than just simple adornments, their jewellery is designed to let the wearer select pieces that represent their stories in the now and pass them on to future generations.
Where to find: Visit metaxwire.com or @metalxwire on Instagram.
Get all your trendy looks and fashionable garb from this new Shoppes of Southdale fashion boutique that carries a bevvy of clothes, shoes, and accessories for you and the home. It’s the perfect location to get a gift for the special lady in your life.
Where to find: Visit @modishja on Instagram.
The name Ngozi is of African origin and means ‘sweet blessings’. All of their products are handmade in their chandlery in Kingston, with many ingredients being sourced in Jamaica. With the use of natural oils, butters, and essential oils from nature, they also have soaps and body care products.
Where to find: Visit shopngozi.com or @ngozisweetblessings on Instagram.
Peace-Is Of Bianca
Be a peacock among hens with exquisite, handcrafted jewellery and lifestyle goods created by Bianca Bartley for the discerning taste.
Where to find: Visit the showroom at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, 12th Floor, Suites 382 and 383 or @peaceisofbianca on Instagram.
Resort Wear by Eroleen
Carrying a huge selection of fashionable swimwear, resort shoes, cruisewear and cocktail clothing, Resort Wear by Eroleen is a one-stop fashion enclave shop to find a great gift or something for yourself for the season.
Where to find: Visit resortwearbyeroleen.com or @resortwearbyeroleenja on Instagram.
Jesse’s Gift and Décor
Since recently opening a storefront, local gifts and décor company Jesse’s Décor and Designs stocks a wide variety of personalised gifts for him and her. From customised cushions boasting favourite football clubs to laser engraved bottles for her, she has a gift for any gender. Of course, we couldn’t leave out the famous acrylic lamps in standard and custom shapes.
Where to find: Visit @jesses_gifts_decor on Instagram.
Simo’s Bread and Catering
Are you dating a budding or an actual chef? Get creative with the gift of spices from Simo’s Bread and Catering. You may opt for a pho kit and choose from the line of sea salts, pear tings or extracts, spirited or otherwise.
Where to find: Simo’s Bread and Catering is on Instagram, @simosbreadandcatering.
If your partner is into grooming and beauty, then treat him or her to the relaxing and rejuvenating gift of Ettenio. The company prioritises self-care with a luxurious line of scientifically tested and proven products for the hair, face, lips, beard and skin to become a smoother, healthier and happier you. Ask about festive gift boxes like the Me Time, Holiday Treat and King sets, among others.
Where to find: Ettenio is on Instagram, @ettenio.
The home of goat milk soaps, Sunkissed Treats also has an extensive line of cleansers, toners, scrubs, serums and body butters, and so much more. Get your honey’s skin glowing for the season.
Where to find: Visit @sunkissedtreats on Instagram.
Is your lover an art collector? If art tickles their fancy, draw on unique creations from the Friendly Alien. From his days as a receipt artiste, Romain Lewis tapped into a digital side and hasn’t looked back since. His abstract pieces fly off the shelves in minutes, and his customised artwork is in great demand.
Where to find: Visit @friendly_alien_art on Instagram.
If you want a gift that resonates with your other half for Christmases to come, try a custom, handmade piece made with wood and epoxy resin by Milly-Zo Designs. Each piece is unique to a customer’s request – no design is repeated, and if recreated, from the colour down to the wood grain will make any piece look different. Milly-Zo Designs’ range of functional art includes coasters, clocks, charcuterie, cutting and pizza boards, wine caddies, keyholders, planter boxes, and tables with matching accessories.
Where to find: Milly-Zo is on Instagram, @millyzodesigns.
JIANBE Bamboo and Wood Watches
One gift that truly stands the test of time is a watch. JIANBE Bamboo and Wood Watches, made and assembled locally, are durable, stylish and eco-friendly. The brand features wristwatches from natural bamboo trees, reclaimed wood, and vegan leather.
Where to find: JIANBE is on Instagram, @ jianbe_shop.
My Oldman Leathercraft
It’s a fusion of modern-day craftsmanship and vintage style that both young and older men can appreciate, including leather products like front pocket wallets, belts and bags. A handmade piece by Zeelah Davis are quality investments and can withstand everyday use and the wear and tear an average male may expose it to. The longer you use a bag by My Oldman Leathercraft, the better it looks. TBags for women are also available.
Where to find: Visit @myoldmanleathercraft on Instagram.