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There has been a gratifying boom in locally made products and shopping experiences in Anguilla, so look beyond your hotel boutique for your souvenirs.

Stop by Anguilla Sands and Salts in South Hill to browse a range of unique, handcrafted gifts and jewellery made from Anguilla sand and try their salt tasting experience at the same time.

The salt sampling is tasty fun – it’s amazing how one flake of each flavour is enough to demonstrate just how delicious and different each of these precious condiments are. We bet that you will go home with at least one of the eight delicious flavours or the pure Anguilla salt.

Behind the shop you will find a perfect leafy oasis – a seating area and cute bar. Every Thursday evening you can enjoy margaritas that feature different salt flavours at the bar. There is a Salt Lab where the team can blend, mix and create more flavours.

Owner Josveek explains that the salt, which you only need to use sparingly as it is very flavourful, is so good because it is 100% sea salt with no dye or additional anti-clogging agents added, and, because they produce it in small batches as needed, it keeps the product fresh and fragrant.

LodeVole is a fabulous new fashion boutique situated in South Hill, featuring luxurious women’s wear: dresses, high-end swimwear and coverups, shorts and accessories – everything you need to outfit women of all sizes in glamourous style from head to toe.

Owner Tonya describes the vibe as ‘Miami meets New York meets Milano’. Expect exciting brands like Halston for Women and Carmen Sol, alongside personalised attention – truly a destination shopping experience.

Make sure to stop in at Petals Boutique, part of the Frangipani Beach Resort on Meads Bay. Here you can discover a wide selection of one-of-a-kind jewellery, hats and handbags from around the world, plus designer beachwear, Anguilla- branded t-shirts and sweatshirts and a range of locally made gifts.

Browsing this cool and spacious boutique always makes the TRUE Anguilla team want to buy!

If destination Anguilla tee-shirts are your thing, there are plenty to choose from on island. Many restaurants sell branded wear – but none offer as much choice as Straw Hat – where you can get tee-shirts, rash guards, baseball, bucket, trucker and, of course, straw hats!

The Gift Box in George Hill is packed to the rafters and fulfils its promise to meet ‘all your gifting needs’. There are toys and gifts for all the family, cards and gifts for special occasions and their own collection of Anguilla-branded merchandise.

They also provide an excellent gift basket service and edible arrangements – so if you want to send a gift to someone on island – this is a great way to do it.

Irie Life fans return to the store annually to peruse the abundant collection of tee-shirts, caps, beach wear and colourful clothing in order to add this year’s hottest design.

If you’re new to this beloved store, make sure to stop at their cute red, gold and green authentically Caribbean wooden building in South Hill for an irie experience.

Seaspray Boutique, (the colourful building close to the Sandy Ground roundabout) is where all the family should stop, shop and sip as you’re taking a tour of the island. Why? Because it’s very child friendly.

Owner Pam not only makes hand – crafted gifts but also mixes up the best smoothies on island – adults, just add rum if you fancy something stronger. Find your fun, funky and affordable Anguillian handcrafted and embellished gifts, jewellery, artwork and tee-shirts. Shop here for Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation (AARF) items too.

Gilda Gumbs Samuel LOVES to sew – really loves to sew and her new Honey Butter and Cream is a dream come true for this prolific seamstress and carnival costume maker. Current bestsellers are her colourful fabric beach and wrist bags.

If your perfect vacation includes enjoying a premium cigar as you watch the sunset, then call Rodney of R&R Tackling Cigars . He will deliver premium handcrafted cigars from Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to your door.

Brands include Oscar Valladares, Cohiba, Monte Cristo, Partagas and Romeo y Julieta. Call him for the complete catalogue or visit his cigar lounge in Sea Rocks.

If you love great wine, make time to visit Les Grands Vins de France in South Hill. New visitors to this adored store are impressed to find such a wide selection of quality wines on island. The beautiful wine boutique is brimming with wines from all over the world and there are libations to suit every palate and pocket. They also stock selected rums, whiskies and premium liquors.

Proprietor Nathalie Le Seneschal’s passion for wine is undeniable. Tell her what style of wines you enjoy and she will come up with some great recommendations. Nathalie loves to talk to other enthusiasts, hear your wine stories and will encourage you to explore and taste more.

Christobel Daniel of Cari Bella says her mission is to formulate, create and provide healthy, natural skin and hair-care alternatives, as well as wellness products, to improve your skin and enhance holistic health.

Shocked by the results of her research into mass-produced skin care products she decided to look into making her own and got a diploma in formulating natural skin-care products. She tested them on herself first and, when her husband noticed a difference, trialled in it on friends who loved the results and encouraged her to make the products available commercially. Signature products include an anti-ageing night cream and elixir.

Kendra Gajadhar of Bath House is on a mission to create Anguillian products that tantalise the senses while being aesthetically pleasing – using locally sourced, when possible, cruelty-free and natural ingredients.

One of her bestselling items is a candle set in a coconut shell – a pretty gift which is available in many scents – including sea salt blossom, lemon mint leaf and basil sage. We also love her natural aloe products (harvested from her garden) and coffee, eucalyptus and tea tree-enhanced Anguilla salt scrubs.

The Lynne Bernbaum Art Gallery in Sandy Ground is a jewel box of a space – cool and vibrant with so much variety to look at and enjoy. Lynne is an artist who likes to produce paintings in series and her current series borrows from an older and very popular one featuring Anguilla’s famous and beloved goats. Inspired by a request from Rhona Richardson for nautical-themed paintings to complement her Villa Pastiche décor, ‘Goats in Boats’ was born.

It features goats aboard iconic Anguillian racing boats. Of course, the series continues. And if you just can’t get enough goats, there are more joyful paintings to enjoy: ‘Goats in arts THE CREATIVE Pursuits Mokes’ inspired by the stylish colourful vehicles, and TRUE Anguilla’s personal favourite ‘Le Goats Di Modigliani’.

Next door to Lynne you will find one of the two locations for Marie Albert Furniture. This charming emporium showcases some of their gorgeous furniture and stylish accessories, as well as more touristic offerings like beach bags and straw hats.

To see the full collection of all the things you need to furnish your dream Anguilla home, head to the impressive Marie Albert showroom in South Hill.

Shopping for a book for the beach? Or one to take you back to the beach? Check out this article on Anguilla Inspired Books for sale on the island.

Have fun shopping!

Trudy Nixon

Trudy Nixon

Originally from the UK, Trudy has lived and worked in Anguilla since 2002 having fallen in love with the island on first sight. As well as being publisher and editor of True Anguilla, she also writes novels, runs True Communications, a PR and Marketing consultancy and is the hostess with the mostess at her Airbnb property Hummingbird. .......... Read more of Trudy's writing and sign up for news on her novels hereTrudy Nixon Follow her on instagram @trudynixon Follow and find out more about Hummingbird on instagram @hummingbirdanguilla
Trudy Nixon

Trudy Nixon

Originally from the UK, Trudy has lived and worked in Anguilla since 2002 having fallen in love with the island on first sight. As well as being publisher and editor of True Anguilla, she also writes novels, runs True Communications, a PR and Marketing consultancy and is the hostess with the mostess at her Airbnb property Hummingbird. .......... Read more of Trudy's writing and sign up for news on her novels hereTrudy Nixon Follow her on instagram @trudynixon Follow and find out more about Hummingbird on instagram @hummingbirdanguilla

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