Providenciales has a wide offering of gifts and tourists souvenirs. Most of the tourist-oriented gift shops are located at a
shopping plaza in the
Grace Bay area of Providenciales, within easy walking distance of the majority of
hotels and resorts.
Many of the local shops sell mass-produced tourist souvenirs, such as shot glasses stamped with 'Turks & Caicos', but they are increasingly also selling locally produced artwork, gifts and other souvenirs.
Prices for locally produced souvenirs are more expensive, but in our opinion the quality and uniqueness of these products makes them a better option than the typical generic 'I ❤ the Caribbean!' t-shirts you find at other Caribbean cruise ports.
The locally-made and authentic Turks and Caicos gift and souvenir options have been steadily increasing over the last few years.
Today, there’s fashion, flavours, jewellery, arts and crafts to choose from.
Bougainvillea silk scarf by Sea Sage, Turks and Caicos
Many of the luxury retailers have begun to offer some of the well-known international fashion brands, and there’s also a selection of home grown Turks and Caicos designers, including the silk scarves and resort wear of Sea Sage, the Caribbean lifestyle clothing of Konk Apparel, and the casual yet refined I Want To Live On An Island shirts.
Sea Sage offers a unique collection of elegant silk and print scarves, swim wear, pillows, and kaftans, with colours and print designs that are inspired by the natural beauty of the Turks and Caicos.
Konk Apparel is about an active lifestyle and offers limited run accessories and clothing. The conch, a popular symbol of the Turks and Caicos, is incorporated into the Konk Apparel logo and also factors into many pieces. The selection includes hats, shirts and tops, backpacks, sunglasses and more.
I Want To Live On An Island
These vibrant and stylish shirts convey a simple yet common sentiment held by visitors and locals alike! 25 percent of proceeds from this brand directly goes to children’s education in the Turks and Caicos.
The Wellington Collection in Grace Bay features jewellery and gifts that are handmade from local conch and sand.
Atleys is a Turks and Caicos jewellery designer that primarily works with silver, and incorporates sea glass and semi-precious stones. It’s often possible to have items personalised.
Some of the local jewellery features conch pearl settings. These very rare pearls are produced by the
queen conch, and may be a one of a number of beautiful hues, including pink, peach, white or orange.
Foods and Drinks
Turk's Head Beer and Bambarra Rum are our two local alcohol flavours. The beer is brewed on-island and is offered in lager, IPA and amber types. Both Bambarra Rum (named after the
Bambarra settlement on
Middle Caicos) by the bottle and Bambarra Rum Cake is available.
TCI Coffee Roasters roasts organic Arabica beans in
Grace Bay on Providenciales. There are quite a few blends to choose from, which can be had either ground or as whole beans.
Several varieties of hot sauces and seasonings, made from locally grown produce, is offered at many shops on Providenciales.
Locally-made caramel, topped with excellent
sea salt from
Salt Cay, is a great idea for those with a sweet tooth.
Art and Crafts
Unique backpacks by Turks and Caicos design brand Oceanic Alchemy.
Handmade woven crafts make up some of the more authentic gifts, the designs and construction techniques of which were derived from necessary basket making and boat building trades of time past. These items include baskets, dolls and mats. A little common yet still available are model
Caicos Sloop sailboats.
There’s a wide array of original paintings and watercolours offered in the art galleries on Providenciales. These works cover every aspect of Turks and Caicos life, including our beaches, landscapes and people.
If you’re looking for the perfect reminder of your vacation in the Turks and Caicos, a fine art landscape photograph of our exquisite beaches and coastlines is another option.
A newer and intriguing gift idea is the Mystical Seas boutique colouring book by local artist Alizee Zimmerman, which features patterns and settings inspired by the Beautiful by Nature Turks and Caicos.