Do you want to put “Jamaica” in the Christmas holiday gift giving this year? We are here to help with the Jamaicans.com 2007 Christmas Gift guide. Impress your family and friends with the hand picked Jamaican themed gifts. We’ve included some of the best Jamaican gifts – spanning all budgets – to make this year’s gift buying easy. Grab your list, check it twice, and visit these online stores.
An Anthology of the Best Writing, Photography and Illustration from 30 years of Publishing.
For 35 years, SkyWritings has been the in flight magazine of Air Jamaica demonstrating an authentic and illuminating appreciation of Jamaica . We celebrate this landmark anniversary with the book ‘The Best of SkyWritings, a Tapestry of Jamaica’. This is a collection of more than 150 stories that serve as a remarkable record of Jamaica ’s experience.
Online at www.macmillan-caribbean.com type in ‘SkyWritings’ in search box at top right hand. OR Mail US$46.00 in a cheque or money order payable to Creative Communications Inc and mail to Creative Communications Inc. PO Box 105, Kingston 6, Jamaica (includes shipping and handling)
In this volume the stories included are but pieces of Jamaica’s very rich past. Stories range from the strictly historical, such as the founding of the nation’s two political parties, to the reminiscences of service in World War II, to the exploration of place names and proverbs.
JAMFLIPS designs fun flip flop sandals which are unique, comfortable, flexible and trendy. Designs are individually crafted by South Florida and Jamaican graphic artists and depict indigenous Caribbean and South Florida colors, scenes, flora and fauna. Our flagship sandal design features the ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica. These flip flops have 1 inch thick inclined soles and a butter soft expanded EVA foam upper for comfort. GO JAMMING IN YOUR JAMFLIPS! BUY ON-LINE IN DECEMBER 2007 at http://www.jamflips.com Myspace Backgrounds
Online at Jamflips
“Edible Icons of the West Indies” is a collection of still life photography from Lindsay “Lindz” Barrowcliffe. The images feature fruit and vegetables that are synonymous with Jamaica and the Caribbean. The collection includes, Scotch Bonnet Peppers, Breadfruit, Ackee, Green Banana, Pineapple, Sugar Cane, Avocado Pear and Coconuts. The prints are signed, limited edition (1 of 500) giclee’s, printed on archival watercolour paper. They arrive packaged with a matt, so all you need to do is frame!
We also just released the “Seascapes” collection. We are currently offering a 30% online holiday special on all prints.
TO BUY: You can view and order online at – Edibleiconsinc.com
Jamaican Fruit Cake is a rich fruit cake, or christmas rum cake, made the traditional Jamaican way. Fruits soaked all year round with Jamaican white rum, brandy and red label wine, along with special spices and the cake slow baked to perfection. Real black Jamaican fruitcake from Jamaica.
Perfect for all special ocassions especially Christmas and Weddings.
Ingredients: Jamaican overproof rum, brandy, port wine, dark sugar, flour, bread crumb, raisins, prune, glace fruit cake mix, eggs, butter,lemon juice, browning, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, and molasses.
Dimensions : Regular Size Diameter 8-9 inches, Height 2.5-3.5 inches (round bundt cake)
Dimensions : Small Size Diameter 4-5 inches, Height 2.5-3.5 inches (round cake)
TO BUY: You can view and order online at – Oldfashioncountrycakes.com
How to Raise Your Child Like A Jamaican (Life lessons my parents taught me) is a funny island approach to childrearing. Through life lessons such as "I’ve Been Working Since My Eyes Were Down at My Knees" and "Fire De A Mus Mus Tail, Him Tink A Cool Breeze" Dahlia D. Welsh recounts the stories of how her parents were raised and in turn raised her. If you want to know how to deal with curfews Jamaican style the chapter ‘Mek Sure You’re Ina Yard When De Sun Guh Down’ tells of how her grandfather’s strict warning about coming home after a party was followed by his presence when his instructions were not obeyed. She talks about her parents strict no tolerance regarding drug use in ‘Spliffs and Tings’ and about the importance of holding your child to their promises and not allowing them to be as they say in Jamaica ‘A Bag of Mouth.’
Where to Buy the Book
For more information, visit http://dahliadwelsh.com/
2008 Jamaica Calendar – Buy a Jamaicans.com Calendar and support our charitable causes (book drive, toy drive and Heart Foundation) throughout the year. All the Jamaica photos in the calendar were voted winners by our forum members in our monthly photo contest.
Brown Girl” Spanish Jar – This handmade jar is perfect for desk, coffee table or night table. It is made by one of Jamaicans Wassi Art potters. They are unique and just a few were created. There’s no guarantee you see too many of these jars so it is the perfect "one of a kind" gift for someone.
Anancy and the Christmas "Bimmer" – Acclaimed Jamaican writer Joanne Simpson’s book, Anancy and the Christmas Bimmer, is the perfect gift for children ages 3 – 9. Not only is it fun but they lean about Jamaican culture. Anancy was a naughty little spider man from Jamaica who thought he was so ‘cool’ playing tricks on his neighbours for fun. He was soon to learn that making people unhappy was a bad thing, when a fat guy in a red suit accidentally sat on him early one Christmas morning.
Jamaican Fruit Cake – Jamaican Fruit Cake is a rich fruit cake, or christmas rum cake, made the traditional Jamaican way. Fruits soaked all year round with Jamaican white rum, brandy and red label wine, along with special spices and the cake slow baked to perfection. Real black Jamaican fruitcake from Jamaica. Perfect for all special ocassions especially Christmas and Weddings
Tortuga Chocolate Rum Cake – The Chocolate flavored Tortuga Rum Cake is a perfect complement to a cup of coffee or tea this Christmas. It is made without preservatives and is made from the finest ingredients, including Tortuga Gold Rum. Each cake is vacuum packed and has a shelf life of six months. If they are frozen or refrigerated, these cakes have a much longer shelf life.
Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk Seasoning – Here is the perfect gift for the “chef”. Jerk seasoning is Jamaica biggest contribution to the world of exotic foods and cooking. Give a gift that is sure to “spice up life”.
Delicious Jamaica: Vegetarian Cuisine – Here is the perfect gift to the vegetarian who wants some “Jamaican” spice in their life. Here is wonderful array of tempting dishes as lively as the people of Jamaica themselves. Includes spicy Jamaican-style soups and stews with an African beat, English dishes with mango and tamarind, island influences in Asian dishes, and other delicious, traditional Jamaican treats
Foundation Ska The Skatalites – This CD is perfect for the Jamaican music history fan. It contains 32 hits from Jamaica’s early ska days. It includes songs from Don Drummond, Roland Alphonso, the late Tommy McCook, and the other Skatalites as they were just starting out in’64-’65 tenure at Coxsonne Dodd’s legendary Studio One.
Jamaica Steppin Out T-Shirt – Nothing says Jamaica more than a t-shirt. It is the perfect gift for someone who loved to wear their “statements” Jamaican style.
Simple Jamaican Cooking Cookbook – Gift the gift of authentic Jamaican dishes. If you have used any of the recipes on the Jamaicans.com website chances are you have used one by Winsome. She has finally written her first book, “Simple Jamaican Cooking”. It contains over 130 recipes including hard dough bread, jerk chicken, beef patties and many traditional Christmas dishes.