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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Well, I was going to do a small post on Instagram to highlight some local brands, products, and shops. But it was getting too long, so I’ve decided to make a blog post instead, my first ever blog post. The list is long, and unfortunately, I couldn’t include them all. And yeah I shamelessly included Arubalife Organics, because honestly, the products make great gifts.

I hope this list helps you buy and give with more intention; handmade items are made with lots of love, dedication, and skill. Zero waste items help to make our footprint on this earth a tiny bit smaller. Natural products are gentle for our skin, bodies, and the earth. Experience gifts will make lasting memories.

Thank you for being here and I hope this list helps you pick the perfect gifts for your loved ones, and supporting our local entrepreneurs at the same time. Enjoy!

Last updated: 7:12 PM 10/12/2020

Aerial Dance & Performance

A perfect gift for someone who is adventurous and loves to learn a new skill. Aerial and pole classes and workshops.

Category: Experience


Handcrafted energetically bound jewelry. Jewelry to ground your soul. Made in Aruba.

Category: Jewelry

Arubalife Organics

Reef-safe sunscreen, organic deodorant, -makeup, -skincare, and beeswax wraps made by yours truly. Always made with the best organic, natural ingredients and packaged in low-waste containers. Helping you to take care of your body and our precious environment. Mix and match our products for amazing custom gift baskets.

Category: Skincare, cosmetics, make-up, homecare

B&B Body Care

Another cute brand that popped up in 2020. Handmade sugar scrubs enriched with essential oils to leave your skin feeling moisturized and glowing.

Category: Personal Care

Baked by Jen

Artisan treats baked in Aruba, I personally love the pecan butter cookies. Add this to a personalized foodie gift basket.

Category: Food

BAKI Productions

BAKI motivates the culture of self-sustainability while having fun planting. Order your BAKI today. All made in Aruba.
Pair with some @caribbeangrown plants and veggies and done!

Category: Plants, Gardening

Bits & Cheeses

Enter Charcuterie and cheese board heaven. They also offer a variety of butter, honey, and sauces to make the perfect pairing for their specialty meats and cheese.

Category: Food, Experience

Buchi Athletics

It began as a joke, now it’s a brand! Athleisure clothing brand featuring The Lifting Owl. For the lifting ladies and gents.

Category: Apparel

Bushi Beard Company

Creators of the best beard care brand in the Caribbean. Handcrafted beard oils and balms with carefully selected and formulated blends. Soon they will be launching their Holiday collection.

Category: Personal care for men

Caribbean Grown

The World’s smallest garden in Aruba. You can see that their plants and veggies are grown with lots of love, they are the most beautiful plants you’ll see!

Category: Plants, Garden

Caribbean Picnic Aruba

Enjoy a wonderful PICNIC at one of Aruba’s breathtaking beaches, without the hassle of organizing and bringing everything yourself.

Category: Experience

Career IQ

DIY Vision Board Kit. Calling all Dreamers. A DIY Vision Board Kit for yourself or your fellow dreamers to start planning the life you want! The kit comes with Vision Board Exercise Booklet, Canva Art Board, Qoute Cards, Vision Board Enhancers and access to the Vision Board instructional workshop video.

Category: Experience, diy

Chubato Farm

Fresh produces and freshly squeezed juices. They offer Minty Mango, Tamarind, Watermelon, Guyaba and Lemon. And for the Holidays they have Fruit Punch. Perfect for your Christmas Brunch.

Category: Food

Cosecha Aruba

Find tons of local and certified artisans at this shop or choose a cool workshop as a gift.

Category: Art Experience, Artisan Goods

Costa Candle Co

Luxury candle handcrafted in Aruba, with soy wax and cotton wicks. Each scent is named after a place or a word in Papiamento. Choose between a luxurious glass container or a repurposed wine bottle.

Category: Home decor


Curiosa is an exclusive Aromatherapy & Gift Shop. The products are made with the highest quality essential oils. They also give Aromatherapy Workshops.

Category: Experience, Home décor,

Eco Living Aruba

Eco Living Aruba, a Socially Sustainable Business created out of love for a more green lifestyle by Husband and Wife Team Dan and Rose Barros. Get their handmade soaps, dish soaps, shampoo bars, loofah from their garden, raw honey from their beehives and handmade honey liquor.

Category: Home, Personal Care, Food, Zero Waste

Elements Aruba

Pole fitness, pole dance and aerial silks. Certified by Xpert Pole Fitness and Aerial Physique.

Category: Experience


Fumaça Cigar lounge Aruba offers hand-selected premium Cigars by the #smokeboss himself. They even offer cigar packages, the perfect gift for the cigar aficionado.

Category: Cigars, Experience

Grape Leaf

The ultimate foodie gift, a personal chef on location by Grape Leaf.

Category: Food, Experience


Handmade soaps, scrubs, and lotions for men and women. A socially responsible company working with special needs people.

Category: Personal Care

Hangry Sisters

Two passionate hangry foodies with 4 kids under the age of 5! Both work full time! Their passion project went viral, to say the least.

Category: Food

Happiness Jewelry

Beautiful dainty gold-filled jewelry, handcrafted in Aruba.

Category: Jewelry

Holistika Labs

Colorful artisan soaps, shampoo bars, and much more. They are aesthetically pleasing and beautifully packaged.

Category: Personal Care

Island Grind Coffee Aruba

Starting a new tradition, this holiday season we are pleased to offer an Island Grind take on spirit-filled Holiday Blends.

Category: Food

Kima Terra

Handcrafted ceramic pots, souvenirs, and Christmas ornaments by the talented Trudy Lampe.

Category: Home

Living Food Aruba

Who doesn’t know and love Amada’s kombucha? Great in a gift basket paired with other local food items.

Category: Food

Loretti Design

Loretti Design brings handcrafted jewelry made with her own flameworked glass as building blocks of her bold yet elegant pieces. Made in Aruba.

Category: Jewelry

LoveMade Aruba

They are launching this brand new business with their Holiday Collection. Handmade skincare products inspired by nature.

Category: Personal care

Luna and the Wolff

Contact the talented artist for the quirkiest earrings, clay jewelry, and cuddliest monster creatures. The perfect gift for your creative giftee.

Category: Jewelry, Toys, Art

Mae Flower

Little plant arrangements by a little girl, a talented mini entrepreneur. Succulents, cactus, aloe, small plants.

Category: Home décor


This talented lady makes the most beautiful driftwood art, canvas, and murals. She also gives workshops!

Category: Art, Experience

Mersea Jewelry

Jewelry made for mermaids, love the leaf earrings. Their Holiday collection is coming soon.

Category: Jewelry

Mooi bij Zee

A perfect gift for anyone that is looking for a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. This is my go-to place for facials and face massage.

Category: Health & Beauty

Motiva Clothing Apparel

Clothing for those who are motivated to seek the utmost of themselves in every aspect of life! Great for the sporty ones in your life.

Category: Apparel

Paper Sisters

The cutest little stationery store, owned by two awesome sisters! Handpicked stationery items you will not find anywhere else on the island. For all your office items, candles, books, journals, notebooks and much more. Pair any of these with some @wordsinpapiamento pencils and/ or @sendecandle for a cute gift basket.

Category: Stationery

Picnic Aruba

Enjoy a luxurious picnic on your own island, everything planned out and executed for you. You can easily order a pop-up picnic or picnic to go in 5 steps on their website. Perfect for a romantic proposal or special occasion.

Category: Experience

Plastic Beach Party Shop

Gifts for the zero wasters in your life. They carry interior decor made of recycled plastic right here in Aruba to bamboo toothbrushes and refillable silk floss in metal containers. Even modern cloth diapers and menstrual cups.

Category: Zero waste

Quaintrelle Aruba

Everyone needs a little motivation sometimes. Trinkets and things with the best motivational quotes for passionate living. Run by passionate #GirlBoss and local entrepreneur cheerleader.

Category: Jewelry, Apparel

Reclaimed Plastic Aruba

Jewelry made out of reclaimed plastics in Aruba.

Category: Jewelry, Zero Waste

Rexa Bizou

Handmade jewelry and accessories. You can even get personalized quotes on your jewelry or accessories. Check out their Aruba Mi Isla bracelets.

Category: Jewelry

Salty Hikes

Another experience gift idea for the adventurer. Explore Aruba’s untouched paths of the north shores with Ricardo.

Category: Experience

Sassy Aruba

Handcrafted leather bags and goodies in colorful and funky designs.

Category: Bags

SENDE candles

Hand-poured soy wax candles by two besties. They have a special collection for the Holidays, Core Fucu!

Category: Home décor


Another one for the X-mas foodie gift basket, freshly squeezed, 100% pure OJ.

Category: Food

Sun and Sand Candles

Non-toxic hand-poured candles with crystals, glitter, or other add-ons. They come in all kinds of yummy scents and beautiful jars.

Category: Home decor

T2 Pan pa bo ruman

Artisan bread, T2 specializes in naturally leavened bread. Famous for their sourdough loaves. The Pan de Jamon Swirl is perfect for the Holidays, in a foodie gift basket.

Category: Food


Surprise your loved one with some cool art pieces by our local Banksy, Taki. He also does commission work for your space. And as the local forager, he can make you a special meal on the beach with freshly caught/ foraged food.

Category: Art, Experience, Food


By now, everyone on the island knows this brand, but I have to include them cause they are so beautiful and well crafted. They also have different merch and something for every budget as well.

Category: Bags


Gifts of blown glass and ceramics; jewelry and Christmas ornaments. Or gift a workshop in glass blowing, glass bead making, kiln casting, and ceramics by the artist couple Ciro and Marian Abath.

Category: Jewelry, Art, Experience

The Golden Pivot

Handcrafted natural remedies to boost the immune system during these times. Another great gift to include in a custom gift basket.

Category: Natural remedies

The Little Fry

Home décor, good vibes kit & children’s clothing uniquely hand made in Aruba. They also give shibori workshop (for private groups).

Category: Experience, Home décor, Baby items

The Little Things Aruba

At Little Things Aruba you can choose your own baby items in the color fabrics and prints you like so it will perfectly fit in your baby’s room! All handmade in Aruba.

Category: Baby items

The Shack Aruba

This one is for the hardcore nature lover. Explore our beautiful island by foot or our beautiful waters by kayak.

Category: Experience

The Specialists

A not so typical optical store carrying the ECO eyewear brand. This is the brand of eyewear that I personally wear. The 2-in-1 prescription glasses with clip-on sunnies are made from biobased materials and/ or recycled metal. A sustainable, yet practical high-end gift.

Category: Zero Waste, Sustainable, eyewear

The Sticker Lady

The Sticker Lady designs and creates, on EVERYTHING from stickers to t-shirts, mugs, magnets, bags, pillow cases. Her designs are really clever, but she takes  custom orders, too. Cool gifts for guys, too!

Category: Apparel, Home

The Wine Cabin

If you need to get away for a little while (it’s 2020, who doesn’t), this is the perfect getaway for the nature and wine lover.

Category: Experience

The Zero Waste Spot

Here you’ll find more zero waste products including reusable water bottles, hot cups, cutlery sets, metal lunchbox, straws, feminine hygiene products and more.

Category: Zero Waste

Tropical Juju

If you are looking for one of a kind handmade tribe-like jewelry pieces, Tropical Juju will hook you up. She also makes one of a kind art pieces. Stay wild.

Category: Jewelry, Art

Words in Papiamento

Words in Papiamento creates unique pencils using the Aruban Papiamento orthography. They have special quotes for the Holidays, too. These will be really nice in a gift basket.

Category: Stationery