Do you have friends moving back to the mainland from Hawaii? We are sure there will be a lot to miss once they leave our beautiful tropical Hawaiian island, but it doesn’t mean that they will have to leave everything behind. With so many craftsmen and artisans in Hawaii, especially in Maui, who are creating various pieces of artwork, fashion, jewelry, food, and drinks that define the beauty of Hawaii, you will have a lot of things to give as a going-away gift! Here are 9 of the best local Hawaiian gifts to share with your friends and loved ones who are moving away to remind them of the wonderful time they have spent in our tropical paradise.
Who doesn’t love bath time? Bath and body products are one great way to get some much-needed rest and relaxation after a long day at work! So to remind your loved ones of the relaxing tropical beauty of Hawaii, this Plumeria Bath Soap from Kula Herbs will be a great gift from Maui. This organic soap is handcrafted using a mixture of oils from coconut, palm, olive, macadamia and kukui nuts, and proprietary plumeria fragrance oils, which are then saponified with lye.
Looking for Hawaii gifts for someone who loves exotic plants and flowers? Then the Rothschild’s Bulbophyllum from Aloha Botanicals Maui is the perfect present! This orchid can be a great addition to the collection of any orchid enthusiasts and can be a wonderful conversation starter if you enjoy entertaining guests in your greenhouse or garden.
Need nice gifts from Hawaii for a friend who has a fur baby? Give your fur parent friend a Maui Dog Wear Bandana. Perfect for pet dogs, this floral bandana comes in two different styles: a casing bandana or a triangle tying bandana. This Hawaiian-inspired bandana for dogs comes in small/medium or large.
Give your loved one a unique made in Hawaii gift with this two-piece Hawaiian Drink Mat Set from Palapala Designs. This hand-printed and sewn coaster comes with an original block print art design and is a great way to remind you of the uniqueness and beauty of our islands. It can also be an interesting conversation piece whenever you are inviting friends over for drinks.
Here’s a nice present for people who enjoy adding some spice into their life. These Hawaiian chili pepper water drinks from Haleakala Supah Shots. Comes with three varieties of Maui grown fruit: Liliko’i, Kula Strawberry, and Pineapple/Thai Basil, these elixirs are great immunity boosters, nourishing the body and exciting the senses. These drinks come in one-liter high-quality glass bottles.
For friends who love brewed drinks, these naturally crafted Island Sodas from Maui Brewing Company are the great send-off gifts. Brewed using locally-grown, GMO-free ingredients, these Cola, Root Beer and Ginger Beer canned drinks are free from artificial colors or flavors and no high fructose or corn syrup content.
If you have friends who enjoy wearing jewelry that also serve as a nice memento for their travels, this one is a perfect Hawaiian gift. As the official state necklace of Miss Hawaii USA, this Hawaiian Island Chain Necklace by Sparrow Seas shows the major islands of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Oahu, Molokai, and Kauai. This lovely necklace is handmade using sterling silver or 14K GF and comes with a 17” chain length attached to the islands pendant.
These 100% rayon pareo are silk-screened with lovely Hawaiian motifs that depict various tropical plants and animals found on the island of Hawaii. Perfect for your beach-loving friends, these pareo from Kupu A`e Molokai are available in different colors and are sold in two different sizes: half and full.
For your lady friends who enjoy some unique jewelry, this Spring Triple Bracelet from Seyana Jewelry will be a great made in Hawaii gift to remind them of the beauty of our island paradise. This jewelry is designed using an artful combination of freshwater pearls stringed along with delicate, faceted peridot and Swarovski Austrian Crystals in Rosealine Gold. These lovely strands are then woven together to create a beautiful bracelet.
With so many things to miss from the beautiful paradise of the Hawaiian islands, your friends can always have these amazing gifts made in Hawaii to remind them of their stay in paradise. If you want to find more authentic Hawaiian goods and souvenirs that are crafted by the finest artisans in Maui, check out the Made in Maui Marketplace, our online shopping directory.