3 Places To Buy “Made In Jamaica” Christmas Gifts This Weekend

Have you checked out our diG Jamaica Events Calendar?  It’s a comprehensive resource for all types of events – business, social, educational, holidays etc.  Search events by type, name, parish or date. Also, you can submit your own events – for FREE .  Just click the “Create Event” button.   In this post, we highlight 3 events listed in our calendar  – The Annual Association of Jamaican Potters Art and Craft Fair, Market At The Lawn and Conversation Piece. 

Before you know it Christmas is here! In choosing your gifts for loved ones, give a gift to Jamaica – the gift of buying something made locally.  Support our own incredible world-class home grown local talent as they create their own jobs and jobs for others.


For those who love the work of Jamaican potters, artists and craftspeople, The Annual Association of Jamaican Potters Art and Craft Fair is one of most highly anticipated shopping events of the season.  As the flier states, there will be paintings, prints, sculpture, woodcraft, leather bags, candles, handmade soaps, castor oil products, plants and orchids – of which shoppers expect an array of excellent choices.



Market At The Lawn has been described as a cross between a farmers market and an upscale flea market.  While not all items sold at Market At The Lawn are made in Jamaica, the organizers make a concerted effort to promote local vendors so be on the lookout for them, and if in doubt, just ask.  “There are so many nice things with different vendors from all over Jamaica. We try to promote the local vendor from as far as Negril. It’s free, persons can come and hang out, grab some food, walk around, relax and shop,” founder, Kaili McDonnough-Scott said in this Jamaica-Gleaner.com article: Are You Ready For Market At The Lawn?  For the latest on Market At The Lawn, visit their websiteFacebook and Twitter links.



After its debut last year, Conversation Piece is back at Spanish Court Hotel and this year is sponsored by Scotiabank Jamaica.  According to the website,  “Conversation Piece is a curated retail experience which highlights select, emerging & classic artists, and designers whose work we consider to be fresh, beautiful objects of desire. We are on an island wide hunt for Jamaican made or inspired objects and experiences”.  Artists/designers already confirmed for Conversation Piece 2012 include Alia Orane, Ayanna Dixon, Dana Baugh, Fern Proctor, Katherine Cooper, Rachael Wade Moss, Sheri-Ann Toppin and Sabriya Simon.  Visit the Conversation Piece website to sign up for the “Look Book 2012”, and keep up to date with their Facebook and Twitter links.


Know other places to buy “Made in Jamaica’ products? Have other designers, artists or artisans we should know about?  Let us know!