While in Fiji I had a half an hour window to do some shopping in Sigatoka Town (The Salad Bowl) on the Coral Coast. I used the time to snap up some Fiji wedding favour ideas, what you can find in the shops in Fiji. For me I’d rather by local, not only to save lugging over 50 thong bottle openers, but its nice to give guests a little souvenir to take and remember the reflect back on the trip that was.
I hear to often Brides asking where they can buy rattan fans from in Australia. DON’T! There are plenty in Fiji and most of all you are supporting the Fijian people when you buy over there. A little tip – look out for the ‘Fijian Made‘ Symbol. This means that the product is made and sourced locally, and recognised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade as being 100% Fijian. When you buy a Fijian produced product or service, you’re helping to create jobs, promote growth.
There are a variety of places where you can source your favours, gifts or welcome bag treats. The obvious two are Tapoo and Jacks Fiji. Jacks Fiji you can find in most major locations and cities in Fiji – they even pop up in majority of the big resorts. These shops are great for last minute buys!
I always recommend going through someone a little smaller like Versatile Fiji or Grace Creations Fiji that can source majority of the items shown in this posts. This again helps support smaller business and they source from local villagers. Another plus is that they can get your favour items customised with wood carvers, are little bit cheaper than the big stores and can deliver to your resort! But if you are unsure of what you are after fly in a day or two early to allow yourself time to shop for Fiji wedding favours.
Other places to shop for gifts & favours:
J. Hunter Pearls – Divine black pearl jewellery. Great for special gifts or for Groomies to give to their Brides (Hint Hint).
Fiji Rum Co. – Great for popping into Welcome Bags or for the Groomsmen, Father of the Bride and Groom to say cheers.
Victoria Wines – Wine & Champagne. If you have a bottle you absolutely love or are looking for little piccolo’s then Victoria Wines can help you out. They even have those really really big bottles of champagne too – perfect for toasting! and deliver to your resort.
Adi Chocolate Fiji – Perfect for custom favours or to pop in welcome bags.
Taste Fiji – Macaroons, Fudge, Marshmallows. Do I need to say more! They also hold items from local suppliers like Jams, Chutneys, Soaps & Artworks.
Makers & Growers Market, Vuda Point Marina – on every second Saturday of the month these markets bring local makers and growers together for a sweet little market with a view. Great for a taste of local, you might even find Hot Glass Fiji and Taste Fiji there!
Fiji Spice Queen, Fiji Spice Queen’s collections of oils, soaps, lotions and scrubs are a combination of ancient remedies and modern skin wisdom. Available via their online shop or through selected stores.
Rise Beyond the Reef, A favourite for Bula Bride. RBTR works with artisans in remote villages who create stunning crafts, gifts and more. 100% of the proceeds go to those who create the items, giving the villages a source of income. Contact [email protected] for list of items and pricing.
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Gift Boxes from Tapoo, Sigatoka Town.
Other favours from Jacks Fiji, Sigatoka Town.
Similar items can also be ordered through Grace Creations Fiji & Versatile Fiji.