It may be too late to beat the Christmas shopping rush this year, but there is still enough time to head out to local shops to find that perfect gift.
The Cayman Compass took to some of the island’s shores to see what hot sellers are flying off the shelves in the days leading up to Christmas.
Popular this year are items with an island theme.
At Books & Books in Camana Bay, for example, “Rudolph Discovers the Cayman Islands” by Elisabeth and Paul Schreiner is the hottest local kids book. “Georgie and the Stingray City” by Erin Connelly is also popular.
Another top-selling Christmas item at jewelry stores, including the Pandora Store in George Town, is the Cayman charm featuring a stingray for Pandora bracelets.
At Funky Tang’s, people are opting for new Bluetooth speakers, tablets, headphones or new gaming systems.
Despite safety concerns over their lithium-ion batteries, hoverboards are continuing to sell out fast in Cayman. There have been reports from several U.S. states of the battery-powered self-balancing scooters bursting into flames. Cayman Airways this week joined several airlines around the world that have banned hoverboards from their flights.
At Winner’s Circle sporting goods store, the first shipment of these futuristic gadgets flew off the shelves.
At Priced Right, the Ion Block Rocker, a rechargeable speaker system, is also proving popular with Christmas shoppers who consider it the ideal gift or want to use it to help kick off their Christmas party at a patio, garage or porch.
Large flat-screen TVs are also moving fast. At Priced Right, many shoppers can be seen with at least one of these in their cart.
Perfume is a perennial gift favorite. This year, the spicy, floral or fruity new scents of Lalique from Kirk Freeport’s La Parfumerie are among the most popular sellers, according to the store. Creed’s Aventus cologne is lining up as the big seller for men this Christmas.
Meanwhile, gift items are available throughout the island, with some stores offering pre-Christmas bargains.