It's no secret Caribbean cruise ship passengers love to shop, but skip the traditional tourist fare and bring home something actually made in the Caribbean.
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
A fun buy in Puerto Rico is a caretas, a hand-carved mask representing evil spirits. These were carved by Miguel Caraballo, an authority on the traditional Loíza style.
Jazmin Gutierrez, Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.
Using locally grown peppers, hot sauce (also called pepper sauce) is a big obsession on many Caribbean islands. Find a great selection at Spicy Caribbee in Old San Juan.
Touring the Market in Granada is an amazing experience. To remember it, buy nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and other spices where they are actually grown.
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Tortuga Rum Company, headquartered in Grand Cayman, creates moist, delicious and loaded cakes based on a generations-old family recipe.
Cayman Islands Tourism Association
Coffee-lovers will want to bring home a pound or two of handpicked Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee.
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The Caribbean is the perfect place to pick up booze, as the area is where much of it is produced. In Trinidad, pick up the Angostura Bitters to make a perfect Manhattan.
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Handmade jewelry gets creative on many Caribbean islands. St. Croix hook bracelets are always hit souvenirs.
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Skincare products are also a big hit with Caribbean shoppers. Check out Aruba Aloe, one of the oldest aloe companies in the world and one of the first to produce cosmetic products based on Aloe Vera gel.
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Baskets are an art form in the Caribbean. Some of the best baskets are from Dominica, where Carib Indians use traditional methods to make creations from woven grass and leaves.
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Bring home something beautiful to remind you of your Caribbean cruise, like pottery creations from Earthworks Pottery in Barbados.
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