While many would agree that St. Croix is a pretty unforgettable place, most who travel here will leave with some sort of souvenir to remind them of their time on the island. From shot glasses and coffee mugs, to t-shirts and picture frames, everyone tends to collect something different as mementos of their travels. If you are looking for the perfect St. Croix keepsake, visit Purple Papaya for the island’s largest selection of souvenirs.
If you want to wear your keepsake, Purple Papaya offers a huge selection of St. Croix t-shirts and apparel for men, women and children. Choose from hundreds of different printed t-shirts, or have one custom made right there in the store. In addition to their t-shirts, you can find embroidered polo shirts, tropical button-downs and shorts for men, and dresses and cover-ups for women. For the kids you can find dresses, rompers, onesies, and even ‘magic’ color-changing t-shirts. You can also find a variety of accessories, including jewelry and hats in all shapes, sizes and colors.
Shot glasses have always been a popular keepsake and gift, probably because they are small and easy to pack (not to mention useful). Purple Papaya offers a large assortment of shot glasses with fun Caribbean sayings and themes, so you’re sure to find just the right one. Don’t forget the rum! If you can’t decide what flavor of locally made Cruzan Rum to buy, get a variety pack! Purple Papaya offers a great variety sampler pack, or you can belly-up to their Cruzan Rum tasting bar and taste a few samples right in the store. For those non-drinkers, pick up a St. Croix coffee mug to remind you of the island when you are back home sipping your morning cup of joe.
While your memories of St. Croix will last a lifetime, why not frame a picture of a special vacation moment? Purple Papaya offers some fun island-style frames and photo albums, so you can just display a photo from your trip that captured your favorite moment or memory. If you’re not one for taking photos, choose from dozens of different postcards and choose some of your favorite St. Croix attractions, beaches, or wildlife. Postcards are great for framing, or they make great keepsakes for loved ones when you write them a note and mail the postcard from St. Croix while you are still here.
Whatever your personal choice for keepsakes or gifts, Purple Papaya is the place for you to start your shopping. Not only are they ‘St. Croix’s finest gift shop’, but they are also the largest. The friendly Purple Papaya staff will help you find just what you are looking for, and you’ll get a great deal too!
– Jennie Ogden, Editor