Best Christmas Shopping in Aruba, 2013

The whole idea of celebrating the holidays in Aruba is either to discover the island’s festive nature, or to repeat this joyful season surrounded by the bluest skies, clearest waters and happiest faces. There just isn’t a single way to be merry and bright here. Because of the island’s multicultural community, local traditions have become a potpourri of native, Dutch, South and North American, Asian and other integrated traditions. Visitors will encounter snow-sprayed Christmas trees, sleighs bells, reindeer and Santa Clauses as well as the Latin American Gaita musical groups, Nativity Cribs, illuminated villages, Dutch “oliebollen” (a fried pastry covered with powdered sugar) at Superfood, Chinese fireworks everywhere... The Christmas spirit is all around during your vacation, bringing not only peace and happiness, but everything that is needed to make your holiday in Aruba, the most unforgettable time ever. Get your sunniest Season Greeting cards at De Wit & Van Dorp, decorate your resort room with stylish ornaments and scented candles from Flora and get the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Whether it’s the finest jewelery at renowned jewelers like Gandelman, local hand-crafted accessories, the latest toys or a prestigious bottle of Champagne to welcome the new year, this top ten list of shopping options might come in handy. Happy Holidays!       

L.G.Smith Boulevard


Top1Toys; a large family company with affiliates in The Netherlands, Belgium, Aruba and Curaçao; is one of the smallest and newest toy stores on the island. Old time favorites like LEGO, PLAYMOBIL and BARBIE are always a hit, but for a unique...  Read More



With more than 60 years of expertise and dedication in the field of reading pleasure, De Wit & Van Dorp Stores has built and nourished a growing clientele of locals and tourists, offering a varied collection of multilingual books, magazines,...  Read More

Super Food Plaza
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp


Once located on the L.G. Smith Boulevard, surrounded by all the island's bigger supermarkets in Oranjestad, Super Food has come a long way. From grocery store filled with fresh produce and Dutch brands to the new and growing Super Food Plaza...  Read More

Boolchand's Digital World
Photo courtesy of Albert Braamskamp


Mr. Doulatram Boolchand Nandwani started this incredible journey called Boolchand's more than eighty years ago. Today, the Boolchand's family is conquering the Caribbean with their primary focus: the happiness of their customers. At Boolchand's...  Read More

Palm Beach


Maggy Abrahams started her first beauty salon at the age of 18, this is how Maggy's was born - one of Aruba's first beauty emporiums with six store branches on the island, up till now. As a local favorite, Maggy's not only specializes in the...  Read More



For anyone living on this planet, who's never heard of the German brand Birkenstock... we're talking about sandals here. And not just any sandals, but probably one of the most comfortable footgear on earth. Okay, fine, don't believe it, but do...  Read More



Celebrating 50 years of elegant European fashion in Aruba and Curaçao, and in the newly renovated Caya Betico Croes (main street), Wulfsen & Wulfsen remains steady as a rock throughout all these years. Still occupying the same corner as...  Read More



Especially for those who are far away from home during the holidays, Flora Home and Garden Decorations is more than happy to assist in bringing that special season of joy wherever it's needed. With a spectacular Christmas showcase that presents...  Read More



"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, and clothe yourself with honor and majesty" is Caribbean Queen's motto and their amazing collection of one-of-a-kind accessories for all woman of the world, is the proof - from top of the head to tip of...  Read More



This family business has been infusing Aruba with luxury since 1931. As one of the renowned jewelers, official Rolex retailer and sole representative of the only Cartier Boutique on the island, Gandelman features a diverse showroom of exclusive...  Read More


Meet Liliana Erasmus

Born and raised in Aruba, Liliana moved to the Netherlands to continue her college education in Marketing. Since 1998 she’s been back on her beloved island, where she is working as a...  More About Liliana