Last week I shared five great tips on choosing the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones. It can be difficult to unearth some of our local hidden treasures but this list is all about supporting brand Jamaica in the season of giving.
From housewares to fashion this gift guide has an item for every lady on your Christmas list.
1. Teapot, Touch by VLS, 2. Pao, by Kerry Young, 3. Exodus On-Ear Headphones, House of Marley, 4. Shield Earrings, Reve Jewellery , 5. Bracelets, Alem, 6. Clutch, Nidemi, 7. Gold Printed Sweatshirt, Flower Child::1999 , 8. ‘Outta Many One Wood’ Cutting Board, Bartley’s All in Wood, 9. Ital Dinnerware, Baughaus
Men are notoriously hard to shop for, but how about this Christmas you step away from the boring button downs and ties?
1. Tan Jacket, Spokes Apparel, 2. ‘Babylon is Falling’ Tee, We Are Massiv, 3. Faster than Lightening: Autobiography, 4. Totally Male Spa, Gift Certificate, 5. Engraved 14k white gold rings, Peace-is of Bianca, 6. Roots Rock Bluetooth Portable Speaker System, House of Marley, 7. Lively Up Scout Pack, House of Marley, 8. ‘Limbo in’ Leather Cuff, Nisse Leather, 9. Appleton Estate Master Blenders Legacy
SALE ALERT! Nisse Leather is having a 20 per cent Give Back for Christmas Sale! Find out more at www.nisseleather.com. Bartley’s All in Wood is having a five per cent sale on all pieces at Things Jamaican at the Norman Manley International and Sangster’s International Airports.
M*RK TIP: Check out local art and craft fairs like Market at the Lawn. Avoid being overwhelmed with choices by checking out the brand’s Facebook page and deciding what you will be purchasing before you arrive to the event.
Finding the right gift takes patience and thought. Always keep your recipient in mind on your shopping trip.
Monique R Kennedy is the founder of the award winning lifestyle blog M*RKologie (www.makeyourmrk.com). You can follow Monique’s personal and business ramblings on Twitter @mrklogie.