Your trip to Hawaii will provide you with a lifetime of memories. However, you’ll also want some tangible reminders of your vacation, not only for yourself but also for friends and family back home. Here are some Hawaiian gift ideas that are sure to be a hit.
You have a wide range of choices when it comes to the many kind of tea loved by island natives and residents. These include macadamia nut, lemon grass, coconut, mango, pineapple, orange pekoe and many more.
Hawaii is filled with talented artists who gain inspiration from the beauty and tranquility offered by all of the islands. Shoppers can find a wide variety of artwork, ranging from original oils to handmade crafts. If you find a piece that you simply can’t resist but you won’t be able to pack it, simply mail it home – you’ll probably save a great deal on additional airline fees. If you’re looking for truly original Hawaiian gift ideas, you can’t do much better than island-inspired artwork. Also, there are several books available that not only offer breathtaking pictures but also information on island myths, legends, history and much, much more.
Hawaiian Gift Ideas for Women
Quilts – While most people obviously would not associate quilts among the most popular Hawaiian gift ideas, the island is home to several artists who have carried on a tradition that goes back more than 200 years. Quilted gifts include purses, potholders, placemats and pillow shams, and are very affordable.
Jewelry – Other great Hawaiian gift ides for women include jewelry pieces, most of which are made of naturally formed objects such as mollusk shells.
Soaps/Lotions – Enjoy the fragrances of the islands long after you have returned home with tropical scented, handmade soaps and lotions. Made with the purest of ingredients, these products offer a reinvigorating reminder of your trip.
Hawaiian Gift Ideas for Men
Aloha Shirts – These are among the most popular Hawaiian gift ideas for men, and perfect for casual affairs or just lounging around the house on a lazy day. Most aloha shirts are a blend of soft cotton and linen for ultimate comfort.
Lauhala Items – Leaves from the hala tree, or lauhala, are used to make woven items that are highly prized throughout the islands. These include hats and wallets, but custom gifts are available as well. When looking for Hawaiian gift ideas for men, it’s important to not that the smaller the weave, the more expensive the item will be.
Ship Models – Island artists skillfully craft models of sailboats, outriggers, canoes and much more out of pods from coconut palm trees. The sails replicate the one used by ancient Hawaiians, with masts and pontoons made from native bamboo.
For more Hawaiian gift ideas for men and women, speak with one of our local tour guides after an island tour.