Souvenirs are something that will never go out of style. Maybe the idea of what a souvenir is has developed over the years, but I think a souvenir means something different to everyone.
My grandparents always take their hotel slippers home with them and consider those a souvenir from all of the different places that they have traveled in the world. In airports, people will buy shot glasses or t-shirts from the gift store and bring that home from their vacation as a souvenir. I typically treat myself to a souvenir from a boutique in the place that I am visiting, which is what happened to me in Grand Cayman.
The gifts in Grand Cayman were some of my family’s favorites that I have ever brought home for them. Maybe it was because I put a lot of thought into them or maybe because they were genuinely quality gifts! A day of shopping at Camana Bay definitely led me to major brownie points with my family!
My mother loves anything that has to do with home décor, which led Bedside Manor to be the perfect store for her. I brought her home a candle, hand cream and hand soap, which were all in the same fragrance. It was a brand that I had never heard of before called Mistral, but everything smelled divine. I bought my husband a shirt at NKY Menswear, which was Robert Graham. It was a nice button down that he could wear at either work during the day or out to dinner at night with jeans! I got my daughter a dress at The Cabana, which is a Lilly Pulitzer Via Shop. The Cabana is the first Lilly Pulitzer’s international store, which means that it definitely had a great collection. The colors of my daughter’s new dress were light blue and light green, which I think will look adorable in the summer.
For myself, I splurged and treated myself to a Lilly Pulitzer bikini from The Cabana, a linen dress at Island Company, which I will definitely live in, and some treats to eat on the airplane from Bay Market.
Overall, the shopping in Camana Bay, a fabulous town center in Grand Cayman, was great and really catered to everyone in my family! I figured I might as well bring them home a nice souvenir since I was the one on a fabulous vacation all week!