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Wednesday 12 August, 2020

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

Tel:  622-1196

Website: Cocobelchocolate.com


Gina’s Chocolate Truffles

Where: Rainbow Hill, Goodwood Park

Tel: 794-6202


Brasso Seco Chocolates

Where: Brasso Seco, Paria

Tel: 705-9842


SunEaters Organics

Where: Maracas Valley, St. Joseph

Tel: 326.7631


Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company

Where: La Reunion Estate

Website: www.ttfinecocoacompany.com


Body Products

Buttered Up

Where: 91 El Socorro Road, San Juan

Tel (868) 358-3317

Website: www.buttereduporganics.com


Eco Truffles

Where: #2 Aneisa Street, Couva

Tel: (868) 688-3268

Website: www.ecotruffles.com


Immortelle Beauty

Where: At various stores

Website: www.immortellett.com/



Deckie’s Liqueurs

Where: Upmarket

Tel: 7471247


Twigs Naturals

Where: Upmarket

Website: twigsnaturals.com


Roastel Coffee

Where: Upmarket

Tel: (868) 310-8080




Rachel Rochford

Where: Upmarket

Tel: (868) 356-9286

Website: rachelrochford.com


Faith Heart Crafted Jewelry

Tel: (868) 628-0415



Colour Riot Jewelry

Website: http://www.colour-riot.com/


Koko Karibi Designs

Where: 27 Jerningham Ave, Belmont, Port of Spain,

Tel: (868) 792-8678


Cocoa Vintage

Where: Various markets and shops

Email cocoavintagejewelry@gmail.com


Bene Caribe

Where: At various shops




Hand painted wine glasses

Wine Garden

Where: Face @winegarden


Drevait Handbag

Email: drevait@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.drevaitofficial.com


Weecreate Concepts

Where: Various markets including Upmarket

Website: http://www.weecreateconcepts.wix.com/weecreateconcepts


Lisa Faye Creations Hand dyed silk clothing and fabrics

Where: 17A Patna Street St James Trinidad 

Tel: 758-4208


Art  by Halcian Pierre

Where: Upmarket, Art Society


Shops to find local items

Blue Basin, Cruise Ship Complex, Port-of-Spain

Akimbo, Arima

The Shop at The Normandie, St Ann's

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