Drawing blanks when you are trying to figure out what to get your girlfriend, husband, neighbour, son, aunt or grandfather-in-law? Don’t you worry, take a look at this list and be inspired!
Why: Chocolate makes people happy and is a great gift for anyone; also a great item to bring along to a dinner party for the hosts. Chocolate, or another nice sweet-gift-basket, is always a welcome surprise. While you are at the supermarket, you can also check out other items that your friends and family might enjoy. A new plant is always nice for a friend with a garden; or a set of new pots and pans for your mom is a great gift idea as well!
Where: Le Grand Marché, Carrefour.
Why: Because anyone can use (and loves) a new phone, I seriously cannot really think of a better gift to receive than a new phone. Of course, a new phone might be out of your budget, especially if you need to give everyone in your family something. BUT there are always other items you can get instead. While you are in an electronics store, you can also try to avert your eyes from the shiny phone section and check out great deals on cameras, tablets, eReaders, external memory cards and drives and music players!
Where: Boolchand’s, Blue Point, Music Man or TelCell.
Why: With Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year’s and all those dinner and party invites around the corner, you and your loved ones will need many a new outfit! Head out to your favourite clothing stores on Sint Maarten and while you are getting yourself a swanky new outfit, buy your brother a new dressy shirt and your friend a pretty new sweater!
Where: Super Plaza, Shana Clothing, Blue Mall, Looking Good, U.S. Polo Assn.
Why: Possibly among the most popular gifts to give during the holiday season are delicious perfumes, colognes or body-creams. These are appropriate gifts for just about anyone, and the great thing is that you can also opt for a gift-certificate instead if you don't quite know what scent your giftee will enjoy.
Where: Penha or Lucky Cosmetics.
What: A bottle of booze.
Why: Who does not like to drink or receive a nice bottle of their favourite liquor? Bottles of wine are always good to have in the house in case a guest comes over. Wine is also a good gift for any host who has invited you to a holiday dinner. Men, such as your brother or dad, might be a bit more difficult to please during the holiday season, but almost any man can appreciate a good bottle of rum or whiskey. If you’re planning on having a mean New Year’s party, maybe you can even stock up on bottles of champagne, vodka and your other favourite poison.
Where: Caribbean Liquors & Tabaco, CC1, Antillean Liquors, Kam’s Trading.
Why: Because your girlfriend, mistress or wife will thank you in the bedroom later. Seriously, guys, jewellery (especially quality jewellery) is a girl’s best friend. Pick out something that properly expresses how you feel about her. It is also a gift that will last a lifetime! If you’re not sure what to buy, it is always a good idea to bring a good friend along, or just ask the other ladies in the store for some advice!
Why: Because you got money! Joking! Okay, you do have to have quite a bit of money; BUT Motorworld, Audi & Caribbean Auto are having Christmas sales, and a new car might just be what you and your family need this Christmas to improve your lifestyle for 2017!
Where: Motorworld, Audi & Caribbean Auto.