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.
Konk Apparel is one of the favourite local fashion brands and features hats, sunglasses, T-shirts and more.
Sea Sage offers a line of unique print silk cotton print scarves, pillows and kaftans.
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.
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.
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.