Food and Essentials
Wherever you are staying you can be sure you are near a shop. There are a large number of small corner shops dotted around the island although if you are on a budget, then it would be worth getting to a supermarket or farm shop.
West – You will find there is a shopping precinct at Red Houses along with a large supermarket on the corner on the way down to St Brelade’s Bay from the west side. There is also a Marks and Spencer in this area.
Central – If you are staying in St Helier you are best off going to Grande Marche which is just out of town near Gas Place. This is also a large supermarket and should have everything you need.
East – There are plenty of corner shops but if you need a large supermarket you will need to travel towards St Helier, your closest one would be Waitrose at Longueville, La Rue Des Pres.
If you need a chemist again there are plenty around:
West – there is one at Red Houses shopping precinct.
Central – there are many but there is one on Roseville Street which is open until 9.30pm.
East – Gorey Village has a pharmacy, as does Longueville shopping precinct.
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Obviously, this depends on your taste, but the main area for shopping is St Helier which has a great selection of clothes shops to suit all styles. We have many shops that are U.K. based franchises but we also have a selection of local companies.
Voisins – this is a department store with a huge selection of franchises including HMV, Miss Selfridge, All Saints, and Clinique –just to give you an idea. King Street, St Helier.
De Gruchy – another department store, this one is slightly posher with a more unusual selection of franchises to suit all budgets. King Street, St Helier.
Mother Earth – is a small ethnic shop that sells some beautiful clothes sourced from around the world. You are staying in a VW Camper van so why not ‘hippy it up’ with a new outfit? Mother Earth is situated on Bath Street, St Helier.
Surf, Dive and Ski – this is, as the name suggests, is one of the main shops in Jersey for surf clothes and equipment, ski gear and accessories plus lots of other extreme sport related equipment. Colomberie, St Helier
The Central Market – the market itself dates back to 1882 and is mostly fruit and veg stalls, but around the outside there are several small boutique shops – chocolatiers, haberdashery, and model makers suppliers. The Central Market also has shopper’s lockers, so if you have bought a lot and need a break from carrying it, here is the answer.
We sell Jersey Camper Hire cushions that are hand made by local artist & craft person Fi dDe lLa Mer. She can sew the campervan in a colour of your choice and add your name or a personal message. Cushion covers are all made to order, so we will take your details and post it on to you when it is ready. It’s hardly an instant souvenir but will however be one of a kind.
There is a plethora of jewellery shops; Jersey does not put VAT on their products so jewellery works out much more affordable than the UK.
Another great place for souvenirs is The Jersey Zoo (Durrell). Here, you know you are buying a souvenir for a good cause, because the proceeds go to the preservation of endangered animal species.
Other fun and interesting places to visit for souvenirs are the garden centres – Ransoms, St Peter’s Garden Centre and Holme Grown. If you are stuck for ideas, you could always go for a walk on any beach and see what pretty shells you might find.