Rihanna has finally started her Christmas shopping in her native Barbados.

The 24-year-old superstar - who recently claimed that she has been so busy promoting her new album 'Unapologetic' that she accidentally left her present buying until the last minute and was panicking about what to buy her youngest brother Rajad - has been spotted supporting local businesses by picking up trinkets in a number of small shops on the Carribbean island.

The 'Diamonds' singer was mobbed by locals as she browsed jewellery boutiques in Bridgetown, according to the MailOnline.

Her shopping spree comes just days after she admitted she was feeling the pressure to pick up gifts for her family.

She said: ''I've not started, not a single thing yet. I'm so drenched in work for my new album 'Unapologetic' ... The most difficult is my little brother because he's getting to an age where toys aren't fun anymore. What shall I get my bro? Any 16 year olds, tweet me.''

The Bajan beauty - who this week split from her on/off boyfriend Chris Brown for good and has escaped to her homeland on a festive family holiday - doesn't want material things for Christmas and is praying instead that her 2013 'Diamonds World Tour' will be a huge success.

She said: ''I want a sold-out 'Diamonds World Tour'. That's what I really, really want. I want that so bad.''