Find Yello’s ‘Buy Local’ Valentine’s Day Gift Guide (Barbados Edition!)
by Karen Rollins Jan 30, 2023
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!
But don’t panic if you haven’t found anything yet for that special person in your life because several small local businesses can offer items that are handmade, one-of-a-kind, and sometimes even customised.
This gift guide will help you find an extra special present.
You can’t really go wrong with jewellery on Valentine’s Day, especially when it is designed and made by one of several talented entrepreneurs on the island.
Coco Jewelry was founded by Caroline Corbin in 2021. She offers clients handmade, delicate necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from stainless steel and other hypoallergenic materials.
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but chocolates and cake are a great substitute, especially when they are made by local chefs and chocolatiers.
JEM’s Gourmet Chocolates has plenty on offer for your special person, including dipped strawberries, velvet popsicles, and cheesecake.
Handmade skincare products made from familiar ingredients like coconut, orange, ginger, and turmeric make the perfect gift for a partner who loves to be pampered!
The Body Bakerie Barbados, which is owned by Sheena Bradshaw, offers a range of luxurious soaps, body butter sticks, body oils, sugar scrubs, and lip butter balms. Sheena also makes scented candles.
If you haven’t booked dinner for two yet, it may not be too late, and luckily, we have loads of amazing restaurants on the island which cater to all tastes and budgets.
Champers has a well-deserved reputation for consistent excellence at a great price. It provides guests with exquisite food and service and a romantic view of the sea.
Jewellery, chocolate, dinner, and flowers are great but sometimes it’s nice to try something a bit different.
Elann Lewis is a talented local artist who uses rocks as her canvas. Elann started her business, Rocks By E, during the pandemic and now creates a range of rock gifts for every occasion.
Don’t forget a card!
Of course, if you get nothing else for your sweetheart you must buy a card. But why get an expensive, mass-produced card with a generic message when you can order something made specially on the island which can be personalised.
Designer, illustrator, and artist, Yasmin Harper, owns Little Island Art. She is happy to create cards that are heartfelt, individual, and meaningful.
Spoiling that special someone in your life is easier than ever with one of these gifts from a local business.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Yello.