Best of Barbados Gift Shops

Creating Quality Art & Gifts Since 1975

From its small beginnings in 1975, this family owned chain of gift shops has grown into a well-known “one-stop shop” for art and locally designed and made gift ideas. Featuring the work of 3 generations and that of many talented Barbadians, customers agree that these shops are “full of wonderful things” and are quick to “highly recommend” their shopping experience.

Some of the early team in front of the first shop at Sandpiper Inn.

The original vision in 1975, was that of artist, Jill Walker and her architect husband Jimmy, who felt that Barbados really needed a shop that sold things made or designed in Barbados. Jill, established as an artist, set about designing and having things made, gradually adding to the variety they offered.

Much to the Walker’s delight, visitors to the island loved the concept and supported the first shop in Holetown. Jimmy, the business head of this husband and wife team, eventually set about opening other locations and added a screen-printing and picture framing studio. It was an exciting time as the brand grew and the company expanded.

The family in the garden with their rescue dogs.  

Fast forward, and today you’ll find the business in the capable hands of the Walker’s youngest daughter, Sue Trew, and her husband Chris. For 30 years they’ve been leading their team – Chris on the business side, while Sue has taken over the designing from her mum, becoming a popular author and illustrator of children’s books. View her collection of Turtle Tracks Family children's books at Their daughter Holly, a talented artist, also paints many of the designs available in the Best of Barbados Gift Shops.

Turtle Tracks Family Children's Books available at

The merchandise continues to be fresh and unique, the shops inviting, and when it’s all served up with a warm Bajan smile, customers find themselves coming back again…and again.

Jill Walker’s charming paintings of Barbados and Sue Trew’s adorable turtles on trays, drinkware & coasters 

Sue Trew's turtles on trays, drinkware & coasters

Jill Walker's paintings of Barbados on trays drinkware & coasters

Monkey Mischief Pillow & Plush Huggable 

Jill Walker Tea Towels:

Chattel Houses of Barbados - Jill Walker printed tea towel
Jimmy's Rum Punch - Jill Walker printed tea towel
Jimmy's Rum Punch - Jill Walker printed tea towel
Flowers of Barbados - printed tea towel
Flowers of Barbados - printed tea towel

Shop online at or visit Best of Barbados Gift Shops at:

  • The Chattel Village, Holetown
  • Quayside Centre, Rockley
  • Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap
  • Airport Departure Lounge
  • Cruise Terminal, Bridgetown