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.
Need a gift for someone who enjoys fragrances and essential oils? Then this unique fragrant art piece from Artful Scents is the perfect gift to buy. These botanical wax sachets are made of 100% soy wax, essential oil, and Phthalate-free fragrance oil blend. They are the perfect accent and deodorizer for any closet, drawer, locker, or room.
What about a unique gift for your accessorizing friends? If you have girlfriends who enjoy wearing fashionable, statement earrings, then this pair of whole orchid earrings will surely be a great holiday gift. These fiery red and orange orchids are decorated with lava rock beads. Each flower measures 2″ to 3″ in diameter and is custom made with love and aloha from the island of Maui.
If you have friends or loved ones who love quilts, especially with the winter season coming around, you can gift them with this lovely cuddle fur throw by Maui Potpourri. This Hawaiian-themed fur throw is sure to keep anyone warm. It can also be a great decoration to go with your favorite couch to give your living room a simple touch of Hawaii.
For the people in your life who enjoy decorating their homes with wooden crafts, this beautiful jacaranda bowl can be a great addition to their display pieces. Can also be used as a fruit basket, coin, or trinkets holder or as an item display bowl for special occasions.
For your friends who love flowers, this ‘Alohi Coaster Set’ may just be the gift to give. A perfect way to capture the beauty of tropical flowers is through these floral coasters that feature stunning images of some of the most popular flowers in Maui — Birds of Paradise, Blue Ginger, ‘Ōhi‘a ‘ai (mountain apple blossom), and Pua Melia (plumeria). These sets come with four pieces of 3.5″ x 3.5″ coasters that are sure to make your tea or wine-drinking sessions more enjoyable.
There are no better great gift ideas for coffee lovers than gifting them with coffee beans! You can choose from any of the 100% Maui coffee from Maui Oma Coffee Roasting. This company offers small-batch and wholesale freshly roasted coffee that is made using Maui-grown coffee beans. You can choose from their award-winning medium roasted coffee, Catuai coffee, or Mokka coffee.
For your friends with kids or even just for those with a sweet tooth, this “Mahalo” gift basket from Hula Cookies can be a great gift to give. This beautifully decorated handmade gift basket comes with two keepsake cookie tins, with each tin containing 6 pieces of assorted gourmet Hawaiian-style Hula Cookies, 1/2 pound of 100% Hawaiian Kauai Coffee, and two cans of assorted macadamia nuts (4.5-5.5 oz. each).
A Hawaiian twist to your usual snowman and holiday decorations? These sandman ornaments are the perfect pieces to add to your festive home decor for the holidays. Each of these ornaments is made using dried gourd, which is then coated with sand from the South shore of Maui. Local Maui shells are then used for the face, hands, and buttons.
For friends who have a tropical-themed home design, this “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” wooden sign is a perfect gift this holiday season. These cute and pastel-colored wooden signs are 7” x 13” in size and painted using exterior paint. It has a real starfish in the middle.
If you have friends with babies or have baby nieces or nephews that you’d like to buy gifts for, this Hawaiian style baby quilt is made using cool and comfortable materials that are sure to make any baby’s sleep more comfortable.
So no matter what age or preferences your loved ones may have, Maui will always have a variety of products that you can choose from for your holiday gifts. Check out Made in Maui County’s marketplace to find more cool and amazing items to buy as gifts for your loved ones.