Cabarete Gift Giving Guide
Our top gift ideas from Cabarete
If you are lucky enough to call Cabarete, Domincan Republic home for the holiday season and want to pick up a few nice little gifts for your loved ones, you are in luck! Cabarete is home to some very talented artisans and there is no lack of beautifully hand crafted goods to choose from. We have compiled our list of a few of our favorite artisans and businesses to buy gifts from in Cabarete below. Mojito Bar has a great market on Monday evenings, and Lax/Ojo has one Sunday night, so you can stroll around and pick out a few gifts, then enjoy something tasty to eat and and drink. Sure does beat fighting threw crowds at the mall!
DR Native Naturals
DR Native Naturals is a local organic skincare and health product company. Hannah Roze and her husband Mark own and operate an Organic Cacao and Moringa Farm in Sabaneta De Yasica, a small community just outside of Cabarete. They make handmade artisan soaps, moringa leaf powder and capsules, dried cacao and other various spa and health products. They use farm grown organic ingredients, including moringa which is a tropical superfood. These products are the perfect gift for anyone on your list, and they have a real tropical flavor to them! You can pick up some of their nice soaps or health products at the Lax Sunday night market.
Coco Beads is a line of ethically handmade jewelry, that is a beautiful blend of beach and bohemian style. Coco Beads is the ultimate tropical mermaid collection of jewelry; each and every piece will remind you of your sun soaked holiday to Cabarete. Carefully crafted, Coco Beads is not your average beachy jewelry line. They are skillfully made with exceptionally high quality materials and will transform even the plainest of outfits to a gorgeous bohemian dream.
A Cabarete gift guide would not be complete without… you guessed it, bikinis! Thankfully Cabarete has no shortage of cute beach wear, and none are cuter that Pearlkini’s collection of handmade, reversible bikinis. Designed with risque Caribbean cuts, adorable prints and bright colors, a Pearlkini bikini is the ideal gift for the lady on your list. You can check out the Pearlkini bikinis for sale on Sunday evenings at Lax, which is the perfect opportunity to check out some of the other amazing artisans from Cabarete, all while dancing to some good tunes and enjoying a drink or two! You can also browse the collection on their Facebook Page and contact them directly for a home viewing of products!
Raiz Herbal Remedies
Raiz Herbal Remedies is a gorgeous and sensual collection of oils, lotions and balms. Attractively packaged, the whole line uses organic and local ingredients. Our favorite? Their all natural bug spray that may come in handy during your vacation to Cabarete which is a thousand times better than the chemically laden mainstream alternatives. It is available at Fresh Fresh Cabarete or Sosua and of course, the Lax Sunday night market!
The Honey Company
Does someone on your list have an insatiable sweet tooth? Instead of buying them chocolates which is so cliche, how about some all natural, organic local Dominican honey from The Honey Company? They sell honey (of course) plus other great gifts like body butter, mamajuana, and honey mead which is a type of wine made from, you guessed it, honey! Honey varies so much from region to region as the flavor is affected by the types of flowers the bees pollinate, so this is an exotic and delicious experience that you don’t want to miss out on! Their shop is at the entrance to Ocean One in Cabarete.
*If you are interested in reading A Guide to Buying Local Gifts in Cabarete that features products made by Dominicans, check out this post by our friend over at Una Vaina Bien Spanish.