Local gifts for the people you love...
Go natural! With your new digital camera take some extreme
close-ups of the resort's exotic flora and fauna. Photos
of the lush tropical gardens in fabulous colors are guaranteed
to make anybody's heart sing. Frame a few for grandma's
powder room. She'll love you for it.
After some taste testing and advice from a
bartender, here are three gift suggestions for dad or
any other lovable guys in your life:
Reserve Double Distilled Rum chosen for its smooth refined
Lime Rum which is citrus flavored and can be served with
gingerale or straight-up on ice.
'N Rum which is a liquor best served on the rocks or over
ice cream. Yummy!
Mom will always welcome some new spicy additions to her
pantry. We chose local West Indian ginger powder, nutmeg,
cinnamon and all spice produced by Baron in St. Lucia.
Combine these goodies with a West Indian cookbook and
you have a perfect Island combo. P.S. These bottles of
spice are under $US1.00 each at Julien's Grocery Store
in Rodney Bay (located on the way to the airport).
Your sister and best gal pals will love the island-inspired
pareos (beach sarongs) on sale at .
From funky rayons to elegant silks, a complete rainbow
of colors are available in a myriad of styles and price
ranges. I bought extras for my 'gift drawer' because these
wrap-arounds are so easy to pack and they make absolutely
excellent Christmas and Bon Voyage gifts.
The youngest JourneyBabes will love to drag around the
Island-inspired rag dolls available at
They're colorful, cuddly, locally made and absolutely
Finally, for the teenagers in my family I couldn't resist
a bottle of Baron's Banana Ketchup. This is a sweet sauce
made in St. Lucia using bananas and spices, especially
great on burgers, and perfect for anything you might use
tomato ketchup on. If nothing else, a bottle of this will
be a conversation starter for the bigger kids at your
next Bar BQ. Also available under $US5.00 at Julien's