Best of Barbados Gift Shops

Best of Barbados Gift Shops Welcome to our unique chain of gift shops with the largest variety of attractive local craft, giftware, and art on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados.
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We’re an established family business, with 5 super gift shops on the island - we pride ourselves in providing our customers with distinctive merchandise that is made or designed in Barbados — and a happy shopping environment with a warm, friendly Bajan smile.

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In the depths of the English countryside we find a Jill Walker bone china mug! It’s vintage…what year do you think it wa...
23/07/2021

In the depths of the English countryside we find a Jill Walker bone china mug! It’s vintage…what year do you think it was bought??
Looks very much at home with lemon drizzle cake and sweet peas! Sue Robson thanks for a great tea!!

In the depths of the English countryside we find a Jill Walker bone china mug! It’s vintage…what year do you think it was bought??
Looks very much at home with lemon drizzle cake and sweet peas! Sue Robson thanks for a great tea!!

As she's the much loved founder of our company and matriarch of our family, you'll all want to know that Jill Walker has...
06/07/2021

As she's the much loved founder of our company and matriarch of our family, you'll all want to know that Jill Walker has been through a rough patch having broken her leg a couple of weeks ago. She's receiving the most amazing care on our wonderful island and slowly but surely she will make a full recovery. At 94 she really is an inspiration to us all.

29/06/2021
New road surface on Highway 1, Holetown!

It’s finished!!! Our lovely manager, Kathyanne Morris, went outside today to show you the fabulous new surface on Highway 1 in Holetown, opposite our shop in The Chattel Village. Come and visit us soon at this super location! Our fabulous sales team will be sure to welcome you with a warm Bajan smile!

Our monkey pillowcases are now in the shops! Great gifts for kids birthday's or just a fun way to say "I love you".  It'...
03/06/2021

Our monkey pillowcases are now in the shops! Great gifts for kids birthday's or just a fun way to say "I love you". It's part of a range. Why not pop into our shops and check them all out? This one will be on-line soon.

Our monkey pillowcases are now in the shops! Great gifts for kids birthday's or just a fun way to say "I love you". It's part of a range. Why not pop into our shops and check them all out? This one will be on-line soon.

The Barbadian chattel house needs continuous care and attention and this one at Welches is enjoying a sprucing up presen...
20/05/2021

The Barbadian chattel house needs continuous care and attention and this one at Welches is enjoying a sprucing up presently. Terry, a gifted and patient individual, can mend rotten wood as he goes. I've included a Jill Walker print of the house too painted many moons ago for a mini print. It's a very old house that was originally in St. Philip. Thanks for saving it Mr Jimmy Walker!!

Enjoy a sneak peak at my new children's book, 'Loggerhead Life'! Having completed the story, I've been working on the il...
14/05/2021

Enjoy a sneak peak at my new children's book, 'Loggerhead Life'! Having completed the story, I've been working on the illustrations and the cover. It's about a loggerhead called Luna and a pelican called Gulp. I get quite attached to the characters in my books and enjoy bringing them to life. Watch this space!

We're pleased with our new picture framing sign now up on the highway infront of our Welches Plantation head office (opp...
03/05/2021

We're pleased with our new picture framing sign now up on the highway infront of our Welches Plantation head office (opposite side of the roundabout to Cost-U-Less). We are happy to give old paintings a facelift, frame your kid's best works, stretch a canvas, laminate your vaccination certificate ready to travel...! Our prices are affordable, parking is easy & Covid protocols followed. See you soon!

We're pleased with our new picture framing sign now up on the highway infront of our Welches Plantation head office (opposite side of the roundabout to Cost-U-Less). We are happy to give old paintings a facelift, frame your kid's best works, stretch a canvas, laminate your vaccination certificate ready to travel...! Our prices are affordable, parking is easy & Covid protocols followed. See you soon!

30/04/2021

We are proud to have our products being given out in care packages by De-Liver 25 in the UK! De-Liver 25 is a project for over 25 year olds diagnosed with non self-inflicted and childhood liver disease. The project aims to help reduce social isolation and offer support by organizing virtual events and suppling support packages to help with symptoms. Here is Joey talking about the turtle vacuum flask he received! Thank to MacKenzie Vaughan for being the idea behind this project! Look at all our vacuum flask and tumbler designs on our website. http://www.best-of-barbados.com/vacuum-flasks/

Thinking about our National Heroes as we celebrate this special day on April 28th. Made me think about my own hero, my M...
27/04/2021

Thinking about our National Heroes as we celebrate this special day on April 28th. Made me think about my own hero, my Mum, Jill Walker. She's had such an amazing life and contributed so much to her adopted home land. I asked her recently if she missed anything about England as she hasn't been back for a few years and has no plans to return. "No" she said. "Nothing. Barbados is my home." She sounded so content. No travel cravings there!! So here are a few photos of her prized National Awards and a few of her paintings for you to enjoy. If you'd like to know more about her amazing life, we do have a lovely film produced in her 90th year available in our shops. I think you'd find it fascinating.

COMING SOON! Our new monkey pillowcase! It features Hug the monkey (from Monkey Mischief story book) and there is a 3D b...
26/04/2021

COMING SOON! Our new monkey pillowcase! It features Hug the monkey (from Monkey Mischief story book) and there is a 3D branch for kids to hang their Hug monkey onto while they sleep! We've 3 sizes of monkey that fit onto the pillowcase. The pillowcases are being printed and stitched now so will be ready in a few weeks time. Do you like this idea?

The sunshine after the storm! The Golden Shower on our mill is flowering after all the rain last week and it’s glorious!...
22/04/2021

The sunshine after the storm! The Golden Shower on our mill is flowering after all the rain last week and it’s glorious! 🌼

Beginning to see progress after everyone's huge clean up efforts following the volcano ash fall. Thought I'd show a few ...
19/04/2021

Beginning to see progress after everyone's huge clean up efforts following the volcano ash fall. Thought I'd show a few of the photos taken this week which included Jill's 94th birthday with a special volcano cake! Poor Jill couldn't go out for days! Thankful for our blue skies again now.

Today our shops reopen after the volcanic eruption in St Vincent AND we celebrate Jill Walker’s 94th birthday (during a ...
14/04/2021

Today our shops reopen after the volcanic eruption in St Vincent AND we celebrate Jill Walker’s 94th birthday (during a pandemic!) extraordinary times indeed. Jill is doing pretty well and taking the craziness in her usual calm way. Not phased at all but then she’s well taken care of and happy at home.
Many happy returns Mum!!

Today our shops reopen after the volcanic eruption in St Vincent AND we celebrate Jill Walker’s 94th birthday (during a pandemic!) extraordinary times indeed. Jill is doing pretty well and taking the craziness in her usual calm way. Not phased at all but then she’s well taken care of and happy at home.
Many happy returns Mum!!

Thinking of our neighbours in St. Vincent in this difficult time. We are also remembering the last eruption in 1979, now...
10/04/2021

Thinking of our neighbours in St. Vincent in this difficult time. We are also remembering the last eruption in 1979, now recorded in Jill Walker’s ‘Up the Islands’ book.
Have a read!! We still have the ash that Jimmy collected on that day and the later-produced stamps!

Get your own copy of ‘Up the Islands’ from our shops or online here: http://www.best-of-barbados.com/jill-walker-up-the-islands/

09/04/2021

Today we dispatched a delivery of Sue Trew Turtle Tracks Family of books and toys to the port for sailing next week to the UK! Soon collectors of the series in the UK 🇬🇧 will be able to shop on line and receive their order locally. We’re excited to welcome Philly Goodall and Sue Robson to our family and think they’ll do a great job promoting the line in the Uk! Watch this space for updates!

07/04/2021
Big Sale!

Visit our Best of Barbados gift shops to pick your favorite tunics/ Beach dress cover ups!🏝☀️💦

• US$20 / Bds$ 40

Elegant add-ons to your wardrobe. Endless easy breezy designs with beautiful colours.
•Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

Our shops are open today 9-5 so come in and get some great Easter gifts! Have a restful weekend and thanks for shopping.
03/04/2021

Our shops are open today 9-5 so come in and get some great Easter gifts!
Have a restful weekend and thanks for shopping.

Our shops are open today 9-5 so come in and get some great Easter gifts!
Have a restful weekend and thanks for shopping.

Beautiful water lilies at our head office today!
30/03/2021

Beautiful water lilies at our head office today!

These beautiful apartments are part of our Best of Barbados family. A gorgeous location for a break whether you're on th...
25/03/2021

These beautiful apartments are part of our Best of Barbados family. A gorgeous location for a break whether you're on the island and can't travel overseas or planning a holiday to look forward to. Take a look at our website and get planning!

It’s the perfect time to get away to the beach after lockdown! Move your family bubble to our spacious and beautifully-decorated 3-bedroom apartments footsteps from Dover Beach. Turtles Nest Beach Apartments are the perfect place for a family weekend away or to work from home by the sea 🏖

Send us a message or check out our website www.turtlesnestbarbados.com for more information about the apartments and their availability.

We're OPEN! Why not come in and see us tomorrow for a little retail therapy. We're at The Chattel Village in Holetown, Q...
19/03/2021

We're OPEN! Why not come in and see us tomorrow for a little retail therapy. We're at The Chattel Village in Holetown, Quayside Center, Rockley and at the Southern Palms Hotel in The Gap. We can't wait to see you!

We're OPEN! Why not come in and see us tomorrow for a little retail therapy. We're at The Chattel Village in Holetown, Quayside Center, Rockley and at the Southern Palms Hotel in The Gap. We can't wait to see you!

Today we were delighted to welcome back all our shop staff who were only to happy to be opening our doors again! Come an...
15/03/2021

Today we were delighted to welcome back all our shop staff who were only to happy to be opening our doors again!
Come and see us Monday to Saturday 9-5 at The Chattel Village, Holetown, Quayside in Rockley and Southern Palms in The Gap. At the airport we're open for departing flights. See you soon!

A big "Hoorah!" today for International Woman's Day from our company's wonderful group of women. We've a great team who ...
08/03/2021

A big "Hoorah!" today for International Woman's Day from our company's wonderful group of women. We've a great team who all strive to be the very BEST of Barbados!
This photo was taken is 2010 and all these lovely ladies are still with us, just as energetic and waiting in the wings ready to come back out and serve you. Fingers crossed for 15th March, but in the meantime, please shop on-line. http://best-of-barbados.com

A big "Hoorah!" today for International Woman's Day from our company's wonderful group of women. We've a great team who all strive to be the very BEST of Barbados!
This photo was taken is 2010 and all these lovely ladies are still with us, just as energetic and waiting in the wings ready to come back out and serve you. Fingers crossed for 15th March, but in the meantime, please shop on-line. http://best-of-barbados.com

Our super soft blankets are so cozy at bedtime or when you're watching TV. Great for us islanders who feel the cold (!) ...
23/02/2021

Our super soft blankets are so cozy at bedtime or when you're watching TV. Great for us islanders who feel the cold (!) and for all those suffering in 'real' winter temperatures! For the young and the not so young, they'll be adored. Choose your favourite design from Sue Trew's 'Turtle Tracks Family' of books. Why not get the matching book and toys too?
http://www.best-of-barbados.com/the-turtle-tracks-family/

Just a note from our family to yours as we start our 2 weeks 'National Pause'. Our stores and offices will be closed, bu...
02/02/2021

Just a note from our family to yours as we start our 2 weeks 'National Pause'. Our stores and offices will be closed, but our website will be open and orders will be filled on our return after the 17th Feb. The Trew/Walker family will spend the time gardening, painting and working on projects at home. Here's a few photos of our garden today where we will try and keep our special matriarch, Jill Walker, safe. She enjoys a twice daily walk through the garden with her dog Mango. We hope everyone stays safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you back.
www.best-of-barbados.com

We are open this weekend and early next week so why not stock up on our great Turtle Tracks Family of books? They are pe...
29/01/2021

We are open this weekend and early next week so why not stock up on our great Turtle Tracks Family of books? They are perfect for home schooling! Thanks to this gentleman for buying 2 full sets! Just Bds$24 each for hours of fun and learning.

http://www.best-of-barbados.com/the-turtle-tracks-family/

♦️♣️♥️♠️🃏 Card games are a great way to entertain the family while we are staying at home! * 🇧🇧 Flag playing cards - Bd$...
22/01/2021

♦️♣️♥️♠️🃏 Card games are a great way to entertain the family while we are staying at home!

* 🇧🇧 Flag playing cards - Bd$8

* Barbados pictorial playing cards (54 different photos☀️)-Bd$10

* Tropical Fish Playing cards🐟🐠🐡 Educational for all with a different photo on each card -Bd$14

* Barbados Map playing cards filled with all the sites to be found on the island, comes in a lovely tin -Bd$14

* Barbados Expression playing cards in a tin with 12 images of Barbados all over it -Bd$14

22/01/2021

I was just outside our office front door when I spotted this hummingbird flitting among the Pride of Barbados flowers! Beautiful.

It's so heart warming when we hear from customers about our products and how much they mean to them! Like Kayla Wong who...
18/01/2021

It's so heart warming when we hear from customers about our products and how much they mean to them! Like Kayla Wong who wrote to say she'd seen real hatchlings emerge in Barbados and later bought our plush hatchlings. She says "...the turtles have been well adored and loved by my friends, family and I, to say the least. I think the pictures will do most of the talking of how special they are to me.Thank you for creating the Turtle Tracks Family! " Thank you too Kayla for making our Happy hatchlings part of your family!

We're gradually improving our website to show a better selection of all that we have. This week we've added hats...and w...
12/01/2021

We're gradually improving our website to show a better selection of all that we have. This week we've added hats...and what a great selection there are! Here's a few of the ones from 'Panama Jack' which are very stylish and of great quality. Come in and see them all! http://www.best-of-barbados.com/apparel/

We're known for our fabulous selection of tops and tunics that go great over swimsuits or pants... and a large selection...
09/01/2021

We're known for our fabulous selection of tops and tunics that go great over swimsuits or pants... and a large selection are now as low as Bds$42! Here are 3 customers modeling theirs for us! They love them! Available in sizes S, M, L and XL, there is nothing more than Bds$70. Open today, Saturday at Quayside, Southern Palms and the Chattel Village until 5pm and Sunday half day at The Chattel Village, Holetown.

Enjoy a big Bajan welcome when you come to our gift shops - this one from the girls at The Chattel Village in Holetown! ...
09/01/2021

Enjoy a big Bajan welcome when you come to our gift shops - this one from the girls at The Chattel Village in Holetown! We know about service and we're here to help!

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2021! Enjoy these photos of our garden where we spend so much of our time. Full of ...
02/01/2021

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2021! Enjoy these photos of our garden where we spend so much of our time. Full of surprises and rewarding us for the extra time we’re spending on the details.
We hope to see you soon and you can continue to shop online for postage or pickup at www.best-of-barbados.com

While shopping, many of you asked how Jill Walker is doing. Thanks for checking up on her!  I thought you might like to ...
28/12/2020

While shopping, many of you asked how Jill Walker is doing. Thanks for checking up on her! I thought you might like to see a few photos taken over Christmas of her enjoying herself!

Wishing our many friends and customers a very Merry Christmas wherever you may be. Keep safe and we look forward to seei...
24/12/2020

Wishing our many friends and customers a very Merry Christmas wherever you may be. Keep safe and we look forward to seeing you again soon. With best wishes from Jill Walker, Sue and Chris Trew and the Best of Barbados family. Thanks you so much for shopping with us!

If you're looking to support local, get easy parking and choose from a selection of useful gifts all reasonably priced, ...
22/12/2020

If you're looking to support local, get easy parking and choose from a selection of useful gifts all reasonably priced, why not drop into see us at a store near you? South Coast: Quayside and Southern Palms in The Gap, West Coast: Chattel Village Holetown. Traveling out? We're in the Airport departure lounge too. Or shop one-line for pick up too... www.best-of-barbados.com

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Head Office Welches Plantation
Bridgetown
BB23025

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

2465736900

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Really pleased with how these came out. Very cute. I like the heart I put in the monkey's tails! Thanks Joy Carter and Skip for making the bibs and the rompers.
I love this! 💙
Was in Barbados last week and as usual visited Best of Barbados at Quayside (hello nice ladies!). I bought a T-shirt to add to my "collection" and I'm happy I went back to change it from a M to a L because after having washed it, it has shrunk to a medium. I believe all the others I bought over the years were pre-shrunk, because that never occurred before (or else they are not made in the same place as before).
Great for me to think that a child could get so attached to a toy that I've designed and made happen. Very exciting really. We've had other calls from desperate parents in the past - mostly for lost hatchlings! Thanks to the Totally Turtles USA team - who distribute my line in the USA - for jumping into action this time!
Looking forward to welcoming lots of great people just two weeks today who are all keen on supporting the Barbados National Trust and enjoying this beautiful property our family are lucky to call home! We hope you can come!
At GAIA airport. Want to buy an antique map of Barbados (13 US$)...ok... but 4 US$ for a roll of cardboard you didn’t pay for so I can travel with it protected? Are you serious ??? 😡😡😡 you have lost 13 US$ and my regular custom.
13US$ for an “antique” map of Barbados ... fine.. I can live with that. But you want to charge 4 US$ for a piece of cardboard tube to protect it! Which you didn’t pay for in the first place??? Are you serious !!! 😡😡😡😡🍾
We are now home from our recent Cruise on the Marela 'Discovery', and during our three visits to Barbados, made sure that we visited our favourite Shops, at the Airport, and the Cruise Terminal! Was lovely to meet up with Michelle again, and Antoinette of course. The Books about the Manatee & Surfing, which we bought, have been enjoyed by our Grand-daughters. On the way home, at the Airport, I splashed out and bought a copy of the book, "Jill Walker's Barbados", 2nd edition, and 3 small prints of hers, which now, as you can see, grace our home's entrance hall... Thank you, see you again sometime...
What are your hours today?
This is a unique opportunity to see the film we made on my mother's life.
I can't remember if we mentioned on FB the film we made about Jill Walker. It was a wonderful experience and she was so brave to be interviewed and filmed for quite a few days in a row. When it was finished it was everything we'd wanted - a wonderful record of a fabulous life with super artwork imagery. Nice to see below that it is up for some nominations!