If you subscribe to Caribbean Journal, you love traveling to the Caribbean. And so do your friends and family. So what do you get for your fellow Caribbean travel aficionados? We have you covered with the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Journal holiday gift guide, from must-have travel gadgets to the height of Caribbean style. Find the perfect gift for the holidays right here.
An Affordable, Foldable Drone
Drones aren’t always convenient for travel, but if you’re looking to get some great aerial footage and photos of your trip, now there’s an affordable option with a party piece: it’s foldable. It’s called the Force 1 Foldable Drone, and at $99, it’s the perfect gift. How to Buy It.
We’ve long considered these waterproof boat shoes the best on the market, thanks to ultra quick-drying material and the kind of style that lets you wear them to an upscale island dinner, too. How to Buy It.
Tribord EasyBreath Full Face Snorkeling Mask
This relatively new mask has revolutionized snorkeling, making it easier and more enjoyable for everyone from the uninitiated to advanced snorkelers. The trick? Its unique design means you can breath normally, without having to breath through a tube. Long a CJ reader favorite. How to Buy It.
The Perfect Pocket Travel Camera
If you travel often to the Caribbean, you probably like taking photos — but lugging around a big SLR camera isn’t always practical. Enter this Sony gem, an utterly minuscule camera with world-class quality, from a 20.2 megapixel sensor to a Carl Zeiss lens. It’s something we use on all of our editorial trips. How to Buy It.
A Great Travel Cigar Humidor
You may like to indulge on puros in some of the Caribbean’s great Cuban cigar shops, but if you want to bring some with you there’s a great solution: the Cigar Caddy 3240 10-cigar Waterproof Travel Humidor, an ultra-durable, floating box that will keep your cigars exactly how you like them. How to Buy It.
A Great Dry Bag
Whether you’re on the beach or on a sailboat, you need a place to put important stuff where it won’t get wet. We like the Såk Gear Premium Waterproof Dry Bag, which comes in a range of colors at a great price. How to Buy It.
100 Percent Caribbean Clothing
This 100 percent Caribbean clothing company based in the British Virgin Islands has a terrific mix of men’s and women’s wear, from Suntek shirts to shirts whose proceeds go toward Hurricane relief. How to Buy It.
Prada Linea Rossa Sunglasses
We swear by them — they’re exceedingly durable, they’re lightweight and they’re, well, very good looking. If you need some new eyewear for the Caribbean, this is it. How to Buy It
A Caribbean Cup of Joe
Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee is among the best in the world. But you don’t have to travel to Jamaica to get it (although you should!) While there are a host of options, we like Magnum brand (above). How to Buy It.
Nanette Lepore Swimsuits
These beautiful swimsuits will make you the belle of the beach, like this Super Fly Paisley Goddess one-piece swimsuit, above. How to Buy It.
Headphones With Bob Approval
House of Marley Headphones The Marley brand’s global expansion is showing no signs of slowing down, and the family’s House of Marley audio brand makes some very good products. If you’re looking for stylish, high-quality headphones without the Beats-level splurge, try these at just $49. How to Buy It.
Tommy Bahama Women’s Wear
While it may be famous for its linen shirts for men, Tommy Bahama has a beautiful collection of women’s wear, from bathing suits to classic cover ups. How to Buy It.
The Original St Croix Hook
Hook bracelets are perhaps the Caribbean’s most famous jewelry, and they’re the brainchild of St Croix’s Sonya Ltd in the heart of historic Christansted. How to Buy It.
Make a Donation to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund
As the Caribbean recovers, it needs your help. It needs you to keep traveling to the Caribbean, but there are other ways to help — like giving in someone’s name to the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, a partnership with TourismCares, helping to bring back the Caribbean’s most important economic driver and help put people back to work, too. Donate here.