Thoughtful Gifts from Belize to Give This Christmas

by Khaila Gentle

Give the gift of Belize this year with these locally made products that are sure to make the people nearest and dearest to you beam with joy. From something for the hot sauce fanatic in your life to something for your favorite chocolate lover, here are a few thoughtful gifts from Belize to give this season.

A Genuine Leather Handbag from Twig and Pearl

The Sibun Tote by Twig and Pearl

Designed in Belize and made with genuine leather, a handbag (or wallet) from Twig and Pearl is the perfect present for that person who’s always losing their stuff. This woman-led luxury brand was established in 2014 and has been producing top-of-the-line totes and bags ever since. Plus, they’re currently offering free international shipping on orders over $300.

Luxury Hot Chocolate from Belize Chocolate Company

Image Courtesy Belize Chocolate Company

Treat your loved one to a decadent chocolate drink courtesy one of Belize’s most renowned chocolate companies. Made with the finest local ingredients, this hot chocolate mix comes complete with handmade mini marshmallows. The best part? It’s super easy to make, just add hot milk and sugar to taste.

A Bottle of Rum from Travellers

Image courtesy Travellers Liquors Ltd

This Christmas season, get a bottle of rum from Travellers Liquors Ltd, the most iconic distillery in Belize! Whether you’re in Belize or abroad, their signature handcrafted rums make the perfect gift. Other products to try this season include Travellers rumpope, Mr. P’s Genuine Cashew Wine, Blackberry Wine, and Belizean Craboo Cream.

A Bar of Mahogany Artisan Handmade Chocolate

belize chocolate Christmas gift

Image via Mahogany Chocolate Belize

Also for the chocolate lover in your life, get a bar–or two–of Mahogany Artisan Handmade Chocolate. Their tagline says it all: this tree-to-bean-to-bar chocolate company is “transforming cacao beans into gourmet chocolate.” While they are located in Punta Gorda, Belize, their bars can be bought internationally via Amazon. Options range from white chocolate to milk chocolate and even extra dark for those chocolate enthusiasts out there.

Belize-Branded Clothing from ID Seven Apparel

Image via ID Seven Apparel

Get your loved one one of ID Seven’s Christmas must-haves this season, whether it’s a Belize hoodie or one of their signature “You Had Me At…” shirts. Fans of Belizean food will love the iconic You Had Me at Fry Jack shirt, available for only $21 USD.

A Bottle (Or Several) of  Marie Sharp’s Pepper Sauce

Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce

Marie Sharp’s signature products. Image via Kevin Quischan Photography

There’s nothing quite as quintessentially Belizean as Marie Sharp’s Pepper Sauce. Just this month, it was featured in Forbes Magazine as Belize’s national condiment. Available online and in stores both locally and internationally, this hot sauce is as delicious as it is easy to get.

A Tee and Travel Mug for the Belikin Fan

Image Courtesy The Belikin Store

Lovers of “the beer of Belize” will be thrilled to receive a gift from the Belikin Store. Items range from socks and caps to dry fit tees and Yeti mugs. And the best part is, there’s something for every budget!

Whether your loved ones are missing Belize or are already planning their next trip, make their holiday season ten times better with a thoughtful gift from Belize.

Featured Image courtesy Travellers Liquors Ltd. 

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