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Which Bermuda Brand Will You Support This Holiday Season?

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Alejandra Ottley, author of our Is This Thing On? Column

Tis’ the season for gift giving! Before you start browsing online, make your holiday shopping a little more personal and consider supporting a Bermuda brand. Here are a few to get you obsessed:

Limestone + Cedar Co

These eco-friendly candles are handmade in Bermuda, using 100% natural soy wax and recycled bottles, and are inspired by the island’s natural environment and historic heritage. With beautiful packaging and a wide variety of scents (including seasonal ones), they make the perfect gift for “home buddies” in your life. Plus, their minimal waste business model makes a feel good and guilt-free purchase.

Where to find them:
1609 Design
ESC Bermuda
The Island Shop

Nettleink

Nettleink finds inspiration in Bermuda’s natural surroundings, culture and the good old days. They offer a variety of cards, pillows and tea towels, as well as custom-made items. We love their unique products and how effortlessly they capture Bermuda’s essence. Truly one-of-a-kind and well-designed products.

Where to find them:
Urban Cottage
Merch Space

Aura

Not looking for a Bermuda-themed product, but still want to support local? This skincare line offers natural alternatives to everyday skincare products, and is handcrafted in Bermuda in small batches using natural and organic ingredients. High-quality, locally made and affordable, need we say more? Their body soufflés are easy gifts for the “I don’t know what to get you” people in your life.

Where to find them:
Urban Cottage
Naked Zero 

BermuniTees

This apparel and accessory line is all about creating products that reflect Bermuda’s unique community and culture, plus they donate 15% of all proceeds back to the community through local charities. A great gift to take a piece of home wherever you go and make a purchase you can feel good about.

Where to find them:
Brown & Co
Duty-Free Airport Gift Shop
Resort (Hamilton Princess)
Regali (Rosewood Hotel)

NovelTea

Self-described as Bermuda’s premium loose-leaf tea shop, NovelTea has you covered on all of your tea needs. We love that they find inspiration in Bermuda, but also produce classic and unique flavours for tea lovers. Perfect secret Santa gifts and stocking stuffers!

Where to find them:
Urban Cottage

ASE Naturals

ASE specializes in vegan and organic herbal products handcrafted in Bermuda. Truly a testament that you can find the “trendy” products you would usually shop for overseas locally. With beautiful and well-designed packaging, and ingredients you can trust, their herbal baths and body oils particularly make awesome gifts.

Where to find them:
Naked Zero
Tabs
The Loren Spa
Newstead Spa

These businesses are all Bermuda born and/or made, and owned by entrepreneurs giving our island an array of good quality and innovative ideas to get behind. That definitely deserves a spot under your tree.

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