It’s hard to leave Hawaii at the end of a relaxing holiday. The stunning beaches, gorgeous landscapes, and aloha spirit are things you will surely miss. That’s why it’s always a good idea to bring home some Hawaiian souvenirs that will remind you of your visit to this beautiful paradise. You can also give some of these souvenirs to friends and family who will surely appreciate your kind gesture.
From small and affordable local products to high-quality and precious Hawaii-made items, here are some of the best souvenirs to unpack from your Hawaii trip. A lot of our members also ship so you don’t have to overstuff your luggage!
Hawaii-made macadamia nuts are rich, crunchy, buttery, and absolutely delicious, that your friends will surely go nuts over them. You will find a wide variety of macadamia nuts all over Hawaii. It’s a good idea to choose those that are locally grown, such as these Macadamia Nuts from Hawaiian Heritage Farms. Supporting locally made products is a great way to give back to the local community.
If you’re looking for authentic made-in Hawaii gifts, check out these Hawaiian Style Baby Quilts. Quilting has been a local tradition in Hawaii since the 1820s when missionaries introduced this technique to the local women of the islands. Nowadays, Hawaiian quilts are treasured items that tourists would want to take home as souvenirs. They feature colorful tropical designs and are being sold for a reasonable price. This would be the perfect souvenir to give to someone with a baby.
If you wanted to bring the true aloha spirit back with you, then take some of these traditional Hawaiian shirts. These colorful shirts will surely be loved by your male friends back home. With its fun and colorful prints, it’s impossible to have a bad day wearing these. You will find Hawaiian shirts all over Hawaii, but these Men’s Aloha Shirt from Kealopiko Inc. are highly recommended. They are made from 100% thin and soft cotton, making them very comfortable to wear.
If you are looking for Hawaiian-made pastries to give to a coffee-loving friend, these Kona Coffee Cookies are perfect! There is not a coffee lover in the world who will not accept a bag of these hand-rolled, artisan cookies that are made with Peaberry Kona beans. Made by the Maui Cookie Lady, these cookies are made using high-quality ingredients that were locally sourced. Aside from the Kona coffee cookies, these cookies are also available in other flavors such as the Simply Chocolate Chip and Maui Monkey Cookie that’s made with locally grown bananas.
The easiest and tastiest way to bring the Hawaiian fruit flavors with you is with these tropical fruit jellies. Unlike fresh fruits, these fruit jellies are so easy to pack and will not get you into trouble with customs. If you want to give your friends and family a real taste of Hawaii, then you should give them these fruit jellies. They are available in six different tropical fruit flavors, including passion fruit, mango, guava, pineapple, coconut, and papaya.
The pristine waters of Hawaii produce some of the world’s best salt. What’s great about Hawaiian salt is that they have more minerals and are richer in flavor compared to your salt back home. If you want your friends to get a taste of the local Hawaiian salt, get them these Gourmet Sea Salts from Pacifica Hawaii Salt. Anyone who loves to cook and is fond of experimenting with different flavors will surely love receiving these gourmet salts. The range of flavors is amazing – hot chili, activated charcoal, balsamic vinegar, cabernet wine, Koloa rum, and Kaolin clay.
Maybe you want to bring home something that will last a long time? In that case, you should consider getting this Hawaiian-inspired jewelry. Made by Te Hotu Mana Creations, there’s a wide variety of Hawaiian-themed jewelry that you can choose from. These pieces of jewelry are made from high-quality hand-crafted Tahitian Pearls that were sourced directly from local farmers. You will find jewelry pieces in different price ranges, from the inexpensive Tahitian Pearl Sets to the pricey 18k Gold earrings.
Hawaiian cocktails are refreshing and delicious. Now here’s the good news – you can mimic these cocktails back home with the help of Hawaiian spirits and liquors such as this PAU Maui Vodka. Made from Maui gold pineapples, this vodka features a tasty tropical flavor. This product is made by Hali’imaile Distilling Company, a Maui-based company that’s dedicated to producing local hand-crafted spirits from farm to bottle. Aside from vodka, the company also sells gin, whiskey, and rum.
Coconut oil is known for its amazing benefits. It has gained popularity in the last few years due to its beneficial properties in everything, from cooking to skincare. Hawaiians have been using coconut oil since early times. The coconut oil from Hawaii is among the purest in the world, which is why it’s infused into almost everything, from body lotions, lip balms to skin cream and hair conditioning masks. If you want to take home a Hawaii-made skincare product, this Coconut Oil Creme is highly recommended. Aside from coconut oil, this moisturizer also contains macadamia nut oil.
Hawaii is a wonderful place that’s filled with natural beauty, drawing talented artists from the world over. An oil painting made by a Hawaiian artist is one of the best souvenirs you can bring home. In Maui, the Original Oil Paintings made by local artist, Ken Loyd, would be a great painting to invest in. Ken is an award-winning artist who started painting at a very young age. He is originally from Dallas but has called Hawaii home since 1983. Aside from oil paintings, he has also created several other local handicrafts, such as a coin purse, coasters, jar openers, and luggage tags. Each item can be custom-made individually according to your preferences and will be created from the artist’s studio in Maui.