Ever notice that a lot of the items you find in Caribbean gift shops are actually made in China? It's not a problem unique to the Caribbean, of course, but as you do your holiday shopping it's important to remember that you've got some great options if you want to give your loved one an authentic Caribbean keepsake.
A bottle of Caribbean rum is probably the most obvious, but there's also locally made jewelry like the classic St. Croix hook bracelet (pictured), artwork from Caribbean artists (including the wearable kind such as batik fabrics), and of course the nutmeg and other spices that made Grenada and other Caribbean islands famous around the world long before the age of tourism. Check out these and other Caribbean gift giving options here:
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