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What Souvenirs You Send from Hawaii: 6 Artisan Products to Buy as Gifts

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…)

Where to Find The Bests Gifts Made in Hawaii for the Holidays

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…)

Top 10 Hawaii Gift Ideas for the Holidays from Maui

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.

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Why it is Important to Support Local Business in Hawaii

The concept of starting your own business whether it’s here in Hawaii or somewhere else, is not something that everyone is brave enough to do. And those who take the leap put their heart and soul into the business, investing more than just money, but also their time, knowledge and other resources just to make sure that they succeed. 

The economy today is tough for all kinds of businesses. That’s why if you have a friend, a relative or an acquaintance who is working really hard just to make their business work, you might want to do them a favor and give them your support in any manner possible. In fact, supporting various local businesses in Hawaii provides a lot of benefits, not just for you, but also for everyone in the islands. By supporting a local business, you can help them:

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Best Gifts from Hawaii for Someone You Love

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…)

9 Local Hawaiian Gifts to Give for Friends Moving to Mainland

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 Secret to Ultra-Soft Skin – Sugar Scrub Hands Down

The key to soft, radiant hands may be no farther away than a tropical backyard garden.

That was the intriguing conclusion reached by Satoko Takahashi, owner of Maui Sugar Babe. Takahashi, a native of Japan, had long known that brewers of sake, working with fermented rice called koji, always had soft, moist hands from exposure to the enzymes – gentle, natural chemicals in the paste. In Japan, many skin-care products are crafted from koji, which is also a popular dietary supplement, and fermented rice bran, or nuka.

Often these come in the form of so-called sugar scrubs. Enzymes, Takahashi knew, help break down the keratin protein on dead cells on the upper layer of skin. This natural exfoliation without acid or other harsh chemicals works well for people with dry, sensitive skin, even those with eczema – red, itchy patches. (more…)

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