Looking for the perfect Christmas gift while also helping to stimulate the local Bahamian economy? Here are seven of our favorites. Or stop in at the Bahama Art & Handicraft shop, located on Shirley Street, for an amazing selection of locally made favorites.
Candle from Biggity
Candles from this Bahamian-owned and family-operated business make the perfect gift. With an endless array of delectable scents to choose from, like Island Christmas, Guava Duff, and Sugar Apple, you are sure to find a few you can't live without. Head over to their website to see their complete selection.
Accessories from Bahama Hand Prints
Something from Bahama Hand Prints is always a special treat! The company was established in 1966 by two artists who taught themselves the art of silk screen printing. Fifty-five years later, Bahama Hand Prints is a small factory and boutique that proudly carries on the tradition of hand screen-printing. Stop by their shop in Harbour Bay to pick up one of their new Turkish towels and watch as they create the fabric right before your eyes. They also have stores in Sandyport (New Providence), and Governors Harbour, Eleuthera.
From fruit trees to orchids, The Bahamas has a fantastic selection of local nurseries that will assist you in finding the perfect plant for the gardening enthusiast on your list. Or maybe you would like to add a little color to your own home this Christmas? Visit Rocky Farms Nursery on Seabreeze Lane for a large selection of locally grown Poinsettias. Fox Hill Nursery, Tropical Nursery Garden Flora & Pet Supplies also have great choices.
Local Bahamian Jams
We did not forget about the jam lovers! Whether made at home or produced by a company, you can find some of the tastiest flavor jams in the Bahamas like Pepper Jelly, Guava, Pineapple, and Mango. Pick one up at The Bahama Art & Handicraft or The Pasiòn Tea and Coffee Company.
Bahamian Straw Bag
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Nothing says "Bahamian Gift" like an authentic Bahamian Straw Bag straight out of The Bahamas. These bags can be bought in sizes small, medium, large, or any size in between. This is a great go-to gift for handbag lovers and can be found at The Nassau Straw Market on Bay Street or Bahamas Arts & Handicraft.
Bahamian Cook Book
Looking for a great gift for the Foodie in your life? A cookbook that is just as timeless as Bahamian food would make any Foodie's eyes light up. You can pick a cookbook up at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.
John Watling's Rum
Any Rum lovers? The Bahamas' handcrafted Rum, JOHN WATLING'S is inspired by the 17th-century Bucaneer, John Watling, who sailed across the Bahamian seas. These rums and cocktails will give you an out-of-this-world experience.