Saturday 4 July, 2020

The Lounge: A very local Christmas Gift Guide

It's Christmas time again and once more, The Lounge brings you the annual Local Gift Guide with picks from our hostesses Laura Dowrich-Phillips and Ceola Belix. 

From plants to yummy eats, our hostesses have curated some of their favourite and interesting finds to assist you with your Christmas purchases for your clients, friends, loved ones and colleagues. 

Huge thanks to all who eagerly supported the show with their products.  Below is a list of all the products highlighted and where you can find them.

Happy shopping!!

Trini Lyrics Greeting Cards by Ayrïd by Design

Cards are available at Junckollage Gypsy Caravan, located in Queen’s Park Oval, by One Yoga Trinidad’s studio. Paper Based Bookshop in The Normandie Hotel, St. Anns and a few 5 packs are also in Tobago at KK Construction & Designs Limited in Carnbee. Each card is $35. A pack of five is available for $150 (limited). Contact:, Instagram: @ayridbydesign, Facebook: Ayrïd by Design

Micha Gomes Jewellery

Available at Okazions in Westmall and directly through the designer at or on IG and FB @michagomesjewelry

Immortelle Beauty

Products are available directly from the company. For diffusers call 716-8990 or email Immortelle Beauty candles are available at Starlite.

So.Hippie planters and plants

Contact the brand directly on Instagram. To order, send them a Direct Message via their Instagram page @so.hippie. Let them know which shape and colour pot you'd like, as well as which type of plant if any. They deliver to most east/west locations for no additional cost and can deliver to south and central for an additional $20.

Bene Caribe

Bene Caribe is available at The Shop in the Normandie Hotel, St Ann's. You can also shop online at or visit their Instagram account @benecaribe for style inspiration and information.

Lend & Borough

Lend & Borough is available at Shop Mod Contemporary at 19, Lucknow Street St James and
at Meiling's boutique located at #6 Carlos Street, Woodbrook. Or you can contact the designer directly on Instagram @lendandborough

Gourmet Pop

Available at Starlite Pharmacy, Dianne's Tea Shop, Long Circular Road, Edible Arrangements in Trincity and Happy Gourmet in Valpark.

Diane Carlton Style

Follow her on Instagram at Diane Carlton Style on Instagram and Diane Carlton Caribbean on Facebook.  There are readymade pieces available and some styles are made upon order. Call Stacey Weekes Benjamin at  709-2477.

The Pallet by Marisa

To order,  find The Pallet by Marisa on Instagram and Facebook or email or call 772-5538.

Lush Kingdom by James Hackett

For Christmas gifts visit Lush Kingdom at Beshare, 33 Mucurapo Road, St.James until Dec 24 or call James at 722-1312. Website: 

The Tuck Shop

You can DM for orders from The Tuck Shop via Instagram at @emzieclaire. Or you can catch Emily at the Bessfest Christmas Festival at NAPA this Saturday. Donut flavours include:Tiramisu, Salted Caramel Coconut, Lime Meringue, Birthday Cake, Passionfruit, Ponce de Creme


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