Best of Eleuthera – Island Made Gift Shop Gregory Town

Fabulous painted small panels - such fun...

Next in my Best of Eleuthera series I take a good look at the Island Made Gift Shop in Gregory Town.

The Island Made gift shop in Gregory Town
The Island Made gift shop in Gregory Town

Pam Thompson – the owner – has a real treasure trove here – there is something for everyone to love – I defy you to come out of this shop without at least one thing – even if it is just a bumper sticker with ELH on it – for Eleuthera – get it !!

Pam's hand showing the silver necklaces with the map co-ordinates for Eleuthera
Pam’s hand showing the silver necklaces with the map co-ordinates for Eleuthera

Pam opened the shop in 1985 – how fabulous to be looking at her 30 year anniversary this year – and she truly deserves all the success she enjoys as she has redefined what an island gift shop should be.

Fabulous painted small panels - such fun...
Fabulous painted small panels – such fun…

She is a very talented and creative woman and not only does she sell her own works – painted driftwood panels, hand painted T shirts, shell and sea glass jewelry, fantastic driftwood jewelry and even driftwood christmas trees – but she also has become a magnet for local people throughout the island selling their wares as well.

Driftwood earrings and ring.
Driftwood earrings and ring.

 

Locally made jams and jellies
Locally made jams and jellies

I visited her in the shop and took lots of pictures of things that I really loved – I mean really loved – I wasn’t just being polite !!

Great signs....
Great signs….

Pam first came to Eleuthera in 1976 on a surfing trip with a couple of girlfriends – met her husband Gregory who was then a commercial diver and quickly got married and settled here. She started the gift shop when her 3 daughters were young and her ethos for the gift shop was about using what she could find here to make goods for the shop.

Driftwood fish .....
Driftwood fish …..
Necklaces with Eleutheran pink sand in a glass bottle.... lovely idea.....
Necklaces with Eleutheran pink sand in a glass bottle…. lovely idea…..
I liked this necklace so much I bought it !
I liked this necklace so much I bought it !

In the early 1990’s  Gregory – Pam’s husband – bought a silk screen business from Tarpum Bay and started their T shirt business. The ever imaginative Pam came up with the idea for the now famous T shirt which bears the logo -” Eleuthera – it’s not for everyone ! ”

One of their latest designs is a very classy one with small logo of the map of Eleuthera on the front and a mail stamp on the back…..

Love this T shirt - this is the front.....
Love this T shirt – this is the front….. and below is the back

Island Made 7

So if you want to find good quality, classy design and huge variety make sure you pay a visit to Pam’s shop in Gregory Town. Her 2 assistants Jennifer and Tiffany do a great job and will help you find all sorts of treasures…… Whether you live here in Eleuthera like me or if you are paying a visit you can find the perfect small gift to take back with you and remember it will be island made…….

Smiling Policeman !
Smiling Policeman !
Don't you just a helpful thing like this - being able to borrow a pair of glasses to check out the details !
Don’t you just a helpful thing like this – being able to borrow a pair of glasses to check out the details !
Goombay Smash mugs made in Nassau by the disabled.....
Goombay Smash mugs made in Nassau by the disabled…..

7 thoughts on “Best of Eleuthera – Island Made Gift Shop Gregory Town

  1. Beautiful story Kathy on a fabulous place. I totally agree on what a treasure Island Made is on the island! Pam does a great job and I never fail to find something I “must” have every time I stop in with my visitors!

    1. Yes – it was an expensive visit to interview her as there were several things that I had to have as well !

  2. John and I discovered this shop on our drive around the Island.
    It is indeed a treasure trove and I bought a lovely pair of sea glass earrings.
    The prices were exceptionally reasonable too.
    A must visit when on Eleuthera

  3. I live in Tarpum Bay, but whenever I have guests, we make the trip to Gregory Town just to shop at Island Gifts. Like you, Kathy, I spent way too much on myself. I had to have one of the new swingy Abaco coverups, and a trinket or two. This is absolutely the best shop on the island. It never disappoints.

  4. I don’t have a catalog, but I do have many pieces of jewelry I can show you. If you are interested, just let me know what you might be looking for (color, type). Don’t forget, all pieces are “one of a kind.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *