Hawaii, to many people, is a vision of paradise. It’s a place that those who have visited at least once will surely miss, given the many wonderful experiences and memories they have surely made. Moreover, even those who have not yet been to this tropical paradise will surely envision themselves being there. So if you have friends from other countries who are asking for a little Hawaiian souvenir, we’ve got some great ideas on what you can give them made from Hawaii. (more…)
The holiday season is here! And to most people, this season is considered to be a time of giving. Almost everyone works extra hard to find the perfect gifts, the perfect mementos, or the perfect way of celebrating with their family and friends. So if you are in Maui and you are also on a search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, here are some of the best places to find gifts in Maui County for the Holidays. (more…)
The holidays are fast approaching and no pandemic is stopping us from showering our loved ones with gifts. If you are visiting Maui to enjoy your holidays and are also planning to do some holiday shopping, you will definitely want to check out a number of handmade gifts and crafts made by the talented artisans of the island. These handmade trinkets and food items are made with love and are the perfect Hawaiian-themed giveaways for any occasion. If you are not sure which Maui-made giveaway to give your loved ones this holiday, check out this top ten collection of Maui gift ideas that are perfect for this coming holiday season.
Leaving Hawaii soon? After spending a wonderful time in the beautiful island of Maui, you might be wondering now what gifts from the Hawaiian Islands to bring home with you as mementos of your stay in this tropical paradise. Or maybe you are thinking about grabbing a few Hawaii souvenirs to give to your family, friends and loved ones as soon as you get home. Well, if you don’t know where to find them, we are here to give you some great ideas and top choices for some of the best Hawaiian crafts proudly made by some of the local artisans from the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai. Here, we are listing four great gifts that are available in the Made in Maui County Marketplace. (more…)
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. (more…)
The bountiful Hawaiian Islands offer both locals and visitors a wide variety of experiences as well as treats that appeal to all five of our senses. Maui, most specifically, promises its guests a selection of beautiful scenery, mouthwatering food, and many other activities that are sure to quench your thirst for some R and R. Visiting this tropical paradise is sure to be a part of the bucket list of travelers from all over the world.
But what is a great Hawaii vacation getaway without souvenirs to share the experience with your closest family and friends? If you need some bright ideas on what are the best gifts from Maui to bring home after a great holiday, here are some of the top souvenirs that you can find during your stay!
When it comes to beautifying your home, it’s a great idea to let your walls do the talking. If you are into visual arts, then you will enjoy having a number of paintings hanging around your home. Whether or not you have a home on the lovely island of Maui, you will surely enjoy having one of the finest artwork pieces sold by some of the best painters in the area. If you want to know where to buy top quality paintings on the island, here are a few places you might want to check out. (more…)
Just ask Kekai Kahokuka’alani, owner of Kapa Curious, what makes her company unique, and she’ll talk about her roots, her ‘ohana, and about sharing the art of kapa making with the world. Here’s her story . . .
Born into a family of hula dancers, kapa makers, wood carvers, and lei makers I have been blessed to grow up thinking that it is normal to have art everywhere in a home. The smell of wauke and natural dyes would permeate the air while the ringing of tools carving into wood echoed in our ahupua’a on Moloka’i. When I became a mother, art took a backseat to providing for my daughter so when she decided to graduate from high school early, I was not prepared and found myself at a loss for what to do with my spare time. One day I found a piece of my mother’s kapa that she left behind from one of her visits, and I was suddenly compelled to embrace my art again. (more…)
Linda Coleon of Aloha Letterpress, whose Hawaii-made stationery, invitations and greeting cards are printed by using antique printing presses, shares her inspiration for her business, her printing methods, eye-catching products, and what it means to live aloha.
Living in Hawaii, our beautiful environment from sea to land, flowers, plants, and culture are often a source of inspiration for my designs. My letterpress printed stationery also includes many other botanical designs for I am drawn to the beauty of the diverse flora and fauna that surrounds us. (more…)