The Lounge: Our favourite local things gift guide
This is the week that gift buying goes into full gear.
If you haven't yet figured out what to buy for your loved ones, how about buying a product made locally.
From body products to chocolates, our entrepreneurs have stepped up in delivering quality goods with improved packaging that make beautiful gifts for your friends and family.
In this week's Lounge, Dr Safeeya Mohammed, an avid supporter of local products, joins host Laura Dowrich-Phillips on set to talk about their favourites.
While time wouldn't permit them to talk about everything, we have a list below of all their favourites and places where you can find them. They all have Facebook pages as well to make your search easier.
Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!
Where: 37 Fitt Street, Woodbrook
Gina’s Chocolate Truffles
Where: Rainbow Hill, Goodwood Park
Brasso Seco Chocolates
Where: Brasso Seco, Paria
Where: Maracas Valley, St. Joseph
Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company
Where: La Reunion Estate
Where: 91 El Socorro Road, San Juan
Tel (868) 358-3317
Where: #2 Aneisa Street, Couva
Tel: (868) 688-3268
Where: At various stores
Tel: (868) 310-8080
Tel: (868) 356-9286
Faith Heart Crafted Jewelry
Tel: (868) 628-0415
Colour Riot Jewelry
Koko Karibi Designs
Where: 27 Jerningham Ave, Belmont, Port of Spain,
Tel: (868) 792-8678
Where: Various markets and shops
Where: At various shops
Hand painted wine glasses
Where: Face @winegarden
Where: Various markets including Upmarket
Lisa Faye Creations Hand dyed silk clothing and fabrics
Where: 17A Patna Street St James Trinidad
Art by Halcian Pierre
Where: Upmarket, Art Society
Shops to find local items
Blue Basin, Cruise Ship Complex, Port-of-Spain
The Shop at The Normandie, St Ann's