If one should stereotype a trip to the Caribbean, then stores and stalls with tropical knick-knack would probably be part of the description. On Curaçao however, we’ve slowly veered away from the stereotypical to make room for unique and locally made Curaçao souvenirs. Most are handcrafted by creative local souls on this beautiful island. Their brand represents and illustrates the heart and vibrant spirit of Curaçao in its truest form. Here are 5 local brands that make amazing Curaçao souvenirs that you will love to bring home as a gift for a loved one or a keepsake.
As an island that is closely connected to the sea, being kind to our surrounding is of prime importance. Limpi, a brand founded by two young eco-conscious creative entrepreneurs, have found a way to tackle plastic pollution and offer visitors of Curaçao a beautiful keepsake. They create beautiful Curaçao souvenirs made from recycled plastic. Choose between their popular keychains in the form of sea creatures or timeless coasters in colorful Caribbean colors. Whatever one you take home, you’re sure you choose a Curaçao souvenir with a story.
You can find their collection at Lokale Concept Store in Punda, Hofi Cas Cora, or check out their Facebook page for other points of sales.
You’ve seen the charming Dutch-colonial houses, the vibrant colors that characterized the island, and the mystical underwater world. Kokolishi turns the island’s tropical characteristics into artistic postcards that you can send to a loved one or add to your collection. The postcards are also a beautiful art piece to hang on your wall and remind you of your moment in Paradise.
You can find their collection at Lokale Concept Store in Punda, Fleur de Marie Eatery in Scharloo, Bijblauw Concept Store in Pietermaai, or check out their Facebook Page for other points of sales.
Lovelies by Loeloe
If you’re looking for timeless jewelry pieces as a souvenir, then the brand Lovelies by Loeloe will deliver exactly that. Forget the stereotypical jewelry you often see when traveling the Caribbean. Lovelies by Loeloe creates stylish, island-inspired, handcrafted jewelry that would be a perfect gift for a loved one or something to spoil yourself. Her collections often featured pastel-colored gemstones and the necklaces and bracelets can be stacked and combined.
You can find their collection at Lokale Concept Store in Punda, Fleur de Marie Eatery in Scharloo, or check out their Facebook Page for other points of sales.