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Local Souvenirs

What should you bring home after a fabulous vacation in the Turks and Caicos? Here are a few suggestions, some of which are free!

If you comb Pelican Beach or go on a conch-diving excursion, bring two conch shells (the maximum number allowed) home. Remember, only the shell, no living thing, is allowed. However, no conch shells may be exported during the "season" (July 15 to October 15), and this includes any bought in a gift shop.

You'll find locally made ceramics at Art Provo and at Turks & Caicos National Trust (at Town Center Mall or next to Island Scoop Ice Cream).

There are two cultural centers, one between Ocean Club and Club Med, and the other across the street from Veranda Resort entrance. Here you'll find batik clothing and locally made jewelry. Custom-made pieces can be ordered.

One of the best souvenirs is the hardcover coffee-table cookbook from the Red Cross. Not only is it gorgeous, featuring recipes from all the great chefs of the Turks and Caicos, but the proceeds help the Red Cross.

The best free souvenir—besides your phenomenal tan—is a potcake puppy. The puppy you adopt comes with carrier, papers, and all the shots—and will remind you year after year of your terrific vacation.

Updated: 12-2013

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