Maybe you are looking for unique Bermuda gifts for your friends and family, or maybe you just want to know about a few locally made items. Take a look below for things made here in Bermuda and follow through to the available websites to look more into the products that interest you. (The flag on the wood above isn’t for sale, and is just a digital image put together.)
Bermuda Rum Cake
Horton’s – The Original Bermuda Black Rum Cakes. They are the first rum cakes of the Caribbean, and hailed by the Food Network! Made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, they’ve been awarded for ‘Excellence’ by the gourmet food industry. Horton’s offers tax-free worldwide shipping. You’ll recognize Horton’s Black Rum Cakes by the distinctive Bermuda pink cottage logo on the front of their box. Purchase the delicious Black Rum cakes on the Horton’s website.
Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, Gold Rum, and Old Rum are all available for purchase on the island or at the Duty-Free store on your way out. A unique gift can be to take the Old Rum, which is Gosling’s aged rum and comes in a small wooden crate and write a personal message on it.
Dockyard Glassworks (in Dockyard)
The artisans here create glass blown pieces of art right in front of you. Something interesting to stop by and see in Dockyard, even if you don’t purchase anything. Definitely worth the trip.
Find the directions to Dockyard Glassworks on our page about Dockyard.
Bermuda Inspired Jewelry
If you would like to browse through Bermuda made and Bermuda inspired jewelry, take a look at these jeweler’s websites –
Davidrose uses diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces, bridal and engagement jewelry, and luxury silver jewelry. They established on the island in 2009 and have grown to become one of the island’s premier sources for timeless pieces. Visit their website.
La Garza – all things inspired by Bermuda. The artist behind the brand, Tara Cassidy, takes sustainably sourced local materials, such as our purple sea fans, pink sand, dark brown cedars, and sea urchins to create hand-crafted jewelry and housewares from them. Education, awareness, and sustainability is at the core of her shop experience, with 5% of many pieces being donated to various organizations or individuals that are cleaning up beaches, cultivating endemics or protecting Bermuda’s ecosystem. Visit her shop on Penno’s Drive in St. George’s or her online store. Visit her website.
Alexandra Mosher takes the island’s pink sand and creates beautiful jewelry with it that complements Bermuda’s natural beauty. Men can find cuff links and women can find rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins, and hairpieces. Visit her website.
The Bermuda Perfumery at Stewart Hall
Stewart Hall houses the workshop for the world-acclaimed Lili Bermuda fragrance line. This is where Bermuda made perfumes are created, packaged, and shipped all over the world.
Perfumer Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone took the many scents throughout Bermuda and created the 21 masterpieces that she sells 7 days a week online and locally in St Georges. In her fragrance line, you will find the natural scents of the island, from the refreshing ocean smells, Bermuda cedarwood, luscious botanicals, and much more. Learn more on their official website and shop online here
Bermuda Arts Center in Dockyard
The Bermuda Arts Center has many Bermuda made paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and pottery where the exhibits are rotated every 4 weeks to showcase Bermuda’s talent.
There are four working studios where one can visit, chat with the artists and watch work being created.
Their gift shop has everything from jewelry to pottery, all locally created.
A benefit of being set up as a non-profit registered charity on the island, their main focus is to encourage local artists to create timeless pieces of art that locals and visitors can adore. Learn more about their work on their official site.
Bottles of Pink Sand
You will find shops in Hamilton and Dockyard that sell bottles of pink sand. Or you can head down to the South Shore and find a beach with heavily concentrated pink sand with larger shell pieces. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, “stones/pebbles/sand are generally acceptable in small quantities as long as the item does not present a threat to American agriculture and the harvesting of the item was not detrimental to any species and/or the environment.” For all other countries, you will need to learn about the border control laws before exporting any sand, even if it is for personal use.
You will need to know that it is illegal to remove sand from Bermuda’s beaches, and a good amount of sand is confiscated at the airport & cruise terminal before departure or boarding. So if you do want to take some of Bermuda’s pink sand home, make sure to buy from a licensed seller, found in many of the gift shops in Dockyard, the City of Hamilton, or the Town of St. Georges.
For those with an unlimited budget, you can spend $658,000 to purchase four Bermuda Hogge pennies that were created between 1615 and 1616. Well, not really. They are back off the market since the four coins recently sold at auction in early 2014.