here is a list and a link of what is/isn't allowed to be brought in and duty free.
i had read recently that duty free limits had changed, but i cannot find any link to changes.
note the 6th one down, gift articles up to 100 AWG.
now i am practically sure that the aruba customs agents might not charge you duty for bringing in the gift bag items, but for all intents and purposes the items are gifts, so please be aware.
i have heard of no one having to pay duty on gift bags....plus the expensive part of your bags is the rum
which you'll not have yet in your possession.
• 200 cigarettes or
• 50 cigars;
• 1 litre of distilled beverages or
• 2.25 litres of wine or
• 3 litres beer;
• Gift articles up to a value of AWG 100
• Unlimited amount of perfume
• Illegal drugs
• Guns, explosives and ammunition
• Knives and deadly weapons
• Precious stones
• Perishable foodstuffs requiring refrigeration
• Plant and plant products
• Foreign soil
• Pets and animals without prior permission
• Dogs, cats, monkeys and parrots from South America
• Meat and meat products
• Counterfeit money and goods
• Pornographic material
• All animals being imported into the country will require a Veterinarian Health Certificate from the country of origin issued less than two weeks prior to your arrival. Dogs and cats will require an additional Rabies Inoculation Certificate proving the animal’s protection against the disease. Dogs and cats less than four months old are exempt from requiring any rabies vaccinations providing prove of the animals age is included on the original certificate.
• Leather imports of Haiti origin are unlikely to be accepted into the country.
• Log and limber products from Liberia including posts, poles, tables, crates and tables are all prohibited from entering the country.