Let’s unwrap some gift ideas & places to go Christmas shopping in Aruba, because sometimes 🎅🏽 Santa needs some help too. Especially when it comes to his favorite island in the Caribbean for unwinding and letting loose!
With so much to do, and so much to see during the December holiday season, I thought it be neat to create a mini guide with some tips to help you get festive while celebrating Christmas in Aruba – without any charcoal vibes.
Super Do It Center Aruba
👨🔧 The North Pole of Tools, Electronics & Housewares
Super Do It Center Aruba, besides having almost endless options when it comes to housewares and tools, is also home to a grocery section and their very own wine department. Need to stock those stockings with candy (or wine coolers)? Then this is your spot.
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: They are hosting a ’12 Days of Christmas’ campaign where shopper’s are entered for the same shopping day’s giveaway deal!
Holiday Hours: 21st (8.00 AM – 8.00 PM), 22nd (8.00 AM – 8.00 PM), 23rd (10.00 AM – 6.00 PM), & 24th (8.00 AM – 1.00 PM)
Fantastic Gardens Aruba
🌵 Gingerbread-less Gifts for the Plant Fanatics & Garden Gurus
Fantastic Gardens is a haven when it comes to plant presents. From diverse varieties of cacti, to flowers, to chili pepper plants, to milkweeds (hello Monarch butterflies!), safe to say you can find the perfect plant for the gardeners in your life at this spot.
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: They also have gardening tools and home décor products.
Holiday Hours: 21st (8.30 AM – 6.00 PM), 22nd (8.30 AM – 5.00 PM), 23rd (10.00 AM – 2.00 PM), & 24th (8.30 AM – 12.00 PM)
The Island Shop
🎨 Handmade Souvenirs from the Local Heart
The Island Shop is located at Welcome Plaza 25-8 by Aruba’s Cruise Port, and operated by local artist, Trudy Lampe, who is renowned for her pottery made from Aruban clay. The art doesn’t stop at the pottery section though. Their charming and colorful shop offers unique gifts that will make a lasting impression.
Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: You can also find more handmade and hand-painted souvenirs from other local artists here as well. From jewelry, to paintings, to so much more. You never know what you’ll discover next at this spot.
Holiday Hours: 21st (10.00 AM – 5.00 PM), 22nd (10.00 AM – 5.00 PM), 23rd (10.00 AM – 5.00 PM), & 24th (10.00 AM – 5.00 PM) *Will stay open later when cruise ships are docked
Maggy’s Duty Free Perfumes & Cosmetics
💄 Beauty Products and Fragrances for Everyone
Maggy’s Duty Free Perfumes & Cosmetics is stocked with all of your perfume and cosmetics desires. If you’re an attention-to-details kinda person, then you should definitely ask their gift wrapping crew to wrap your presents in their signature Maggy’s style!
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: December shoppers get a chance to win a Maggy’s Gift Box with secret prizes ranging from 250 Afl. to 1000 Afl. (FYI: that’s up to about $550 worth in freebies)
Holiday Hours: 21st (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM), 22nd (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM), 23rd (11.00 AM – 6.00 PM), & 24th (10.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
💍 Personal Ornaments to Spread the Cheer
Rage Silver, located at Renaissance Marketplace, offers a wide selection of 925 sterling silver jewelry products as well as name-brand watches.
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: Speaking of Renaissance Marketplace, there hosting their annual Winter Wonderland Christmas Market up to December 23rd, so you can definitely check out some extra goodies there too! Two turtle doves also told me, this spot is having a special Christmas giveaway campaign.
Holiday Hours: 21st (10.00 AM – 9.00 PM), 22nd (10.00 AM – 9.00 PM), 23rd (5.00 PM – 9.00 PM), & 24th (10.00 AM – 3.00 PM)
Coconuts Gift Shop
🏝 Aruba Lifestyle Wear and Accessories for a Holly Jolly Time
Coconuts Aruba‘s exclusive line of Aruba Lifestyle wear products called ‘Biba Dushi’ means ‘Live the Good Life’ in Papiamento. They offer a wide variety of ‘Biba Dushi’ products to promote your love for the One Happy Island life. From shirts, to hats, to beach chairs, to travel mugs, to so much more can be found, and rocked around the Christmas tree!
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: They also have an ‘Aruba Rescue’ line of baseball caps, mugs and water bottles, of which 10% of the proceeds go to a local charity.
Holiday Hours: 21st (8.30 AM – 5.30 PM), 22nd (8.30 AM – 5.30 PM), 23rd (8.30 AM – 5.30 PM), & 24th (8.30 AM – 5.30 PM)
Top1 Toys Aruba
🤖 Santa’s Summer Toy Shop
Top1 Toys Aruba offers toy products for all ages, ranging from infants to young adults. They have a diverse selection of dolls, board games, coloring supplies, and so much more. They even have the iconic, Aruba edition of Monopoly at this spot.
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: If you’re looking to buy a quirky secret Santa present, this toy store is great for goofy gadgets.
Holiday Hours: 21st (9.00 AM – 6.30 PM), 22nd (9.00 AM – 6.30 PM), 23rd (10.00 AM- 2.00 PM), & 24th (9.00 AM – 6.30 PM)
Essential Health Supplies
🌊 White Christmas by the Sea with a Beach Wheelchair Rental
Essential Health Supplies also offers a wide variety of products for purchase ranging from medical supplies, to mobility products, to orthopedic supplies, to wellness gifts. They also offer Physical Therapy services through their partnership with a certified Physical Therapist.
The Red on top of the Reindeer Nose: Their delivery and pick-up services on their rental supplies are free.
Holiday Hours: 21st (8.30 AM – 5.00 PM), 22nd (10.00 AM – 2.00 PM)
*Contact Essential Health Supplies directly for more information on renting one of their Beach Wheelchairs for Christmas!
Happy Holidays from us island elves here at VisitAruba!
Hoping to have helped you on your Holiday journey to being the best gift giver (besides Santa, of course 😉).