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Four of the best Bonaire gift ideas, perfect for stuffing all stockings!

It’s been quite a ride this year for everyone around the world.  It’s time to make the holidays special, and if you are a Bonaire lover, or have a Bonaire lover in your life, then any of these Bonaire gift ideas will be treasured.  PLEASE NOTE: Mail carriers are expecting intermittent delays; order soon to ensure delivery with enough time before the holidays!

Bonaire Gift Idea #1:  Books about Bonaire.

If you haven’t been able to visit Bonaire this year, then the next best thing is to sit down with a nice cup of holiday eggnog and read about Bonaire.  Whether you’re following the antics of a fiction novel’s hero as he solves a murder mystery, or nodding in agreement with the experiences of a family which explores Bonaire, these books are sure to transport you immediately to the island.

Diver's Paradise, a Roscoe Conklin mystery novel.

Diver's Paradise--The Novel

Just published in April 2020, Diver’s Paradise is a mystery novel by Davin Goodwin, a long-time Bonaire visitor, which premiers his newest protagonist,  Roscoe Conklin, a/k/a “R.”  R is a retired police officer from Rockford, Illinois, who turned his dream into reality by buying and operating a small dive resort on Bonaire, appropriately named the YellowRock Resort.  Learn more….
Cover image of Back on Bonaire.

Back on Bonaire

From the first line of his book, Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father, author Andrew Jalbert paints a picture of chasing adventure, even as a child. He writes, “As is so often the case with the dreams  Learn more….

Bonaire Gift Idea #2:  A hand-made wooden pen lovingly crafted by a local artisan.

This is truly an individualized gift as each pen is unique.  Hand-made by a local Bonaire artisan, these pens are made from either local wood (non-threatened) or imported woods.  No part of Bonaire’s nature is harmed, as the wood used is from garden tree trimmings.

As with many hand-made items, inventory is limited.

Price $49.00, including a gift box or velvet pouch pen-holder.

Bonaire Gift Idea #3:  Flamingo Stuff.

Who doesn’t love Bonaire’s fluffy and adorable pink flamingos?  Add some accents to your room, or enjoy your coffee with the island’s iconic bird.

Wrap-around Flamingo Mug, 11 ounce

Wrap-around Flamingo Mug

Sip your coffee or tea while smiling at some of Bonaire’s pink flamingos!  $16.95 per mug, plus shipping to your location (European shoppers:  VAT is additional)
Flamingo Throw Pillow, 14x14 inches

Flamingo Pillow (14x14 inches)

Add a few flamingos to your room decor with this flamingo throw pillow.  $24.95 each, plus shipping to your location (European shoppers:  VAT is additional).

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    Bonaire Gift Idea #4:  The 2021 Bonaire Wall Calendars.

    Yes, nearly everyone has gone digital for their calendars, but yet the Bonaire wall calendars provide a reminder of Bonaire each and every day.  The images will immediately transport you back to the island, if only in your thoughts.

    This year, InfoBonaire is offering four different wall calendars, truly something for everyone.  For divers, choose between Ellen Muller’s Underwater Bonaire or Octopuses.  For others, there’s Pure Bonaire, Nature & Scenics, or Bonaire’s Birds.  Simply click on any of the calendars to view how to order them.

    Ellen Muller's Underwater Bonaire 2020 Calendar.
    Pure Bonaire 2021--Bonaire Scenics & Nature
    Pure Bonaire Calendar 2021--Bonaire's Birds
    Octopuses 2021 Calendar
    Not only do these items make great gifts for the Bonaire-lover in your life, but they also make great gifts for yourself as well!  Remember to order soon to ensure delivery prior to the holidays!

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    (Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)


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    Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 


     

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