Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Flux Hawai‘i Recommendations

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From locally made jewelry to coveted camera gear, the Flux Hawai‘i team offers up ideas for giving and gifting this holiday season.

Wellness + Beauty


ʻAwa + ʻŌlena
Moringa Seed Oil – $60

Indigo Elixirs
Head Tonic for Headaches and Vog – $10

“Writer Martha Cheng sent me the head tonic from Indigo Elixir and it was an early pregnancy lifesaver, so for the holidays I want to gift it to everyone I know.”
– Anna Harmon, national editor

MAAARI
Binakol II Reusable Face Mask Set – $50

These beautiful face masks are handwoven by weavers in Abra, Philippines. The geometric design, native to the Binakol region, is traditionally believed to protect against evil spirits.
– Eunica Escalante, associate editor

Oshan Essentials
Mini Facial Ritual Set – $75

Sig Zane Designs
Mamalu – $18

PōHALA
Wild Maile Vine Enfleurage Body Oil – $30

In addition to his fern medicine-inspired products, Pohala Botanicals owner Keʻoni Hanalei has captured the divine scent of maile—this luxurious oil immediately transports you into the cool, mountain forests of Hawai‘i.
– Rae Sojot, senior editor

Apparel


Hana Hou Hilo
Nēnē Pattern Loulu Pāpale – $950

Any papale from Hana Hou Hilo, really. They’re keepsakes and one of a kind.
– Matthew Dekneef, editorial director

Manaola
Ikaika Joggers – $148

Milo Hawaii
Shark Tooth Necklace by Rise Hawaii – $110

Twin Urchins Superette
Vintage 1970s Fumi’s Honolulu Aloha Shirt – $55

I love finding one-of-a-kind treasures through secondhand or vintage shops.
– Aja Toscano, creative producer

Of One Sea
Shaka Print Zip-Up – $60

Ada loves running around in her shaka swimsuit!
– Ara Laylo, creative director

ÔTM MTN Vintage
Vintage Liberty House Muʻumuʻu – $57.60

Kealopiko
Iron-On Patch | Aloha ʻĀina – $60

Flux Gift Guide 2020 Vixin Jewelry

Vixin Jewelry
Customized Ring Set of 3 – $70

My favorite accessory that I can style differently for any occasion.
– Skye Yonamine, designer

Green Tea Leaves Design
Landform | Diamond Head Crater Necklace – $48

The simplicity of design and the option to customize its material and/or length makes this necklace a great gift for many.
– Kaitlyn Ledizan, art & production manager

Salvage Public
Face Mask – $32

Matt Bruening Label
Murray Bucket Hat – $68

Home + Lifestyle


Protea Zero Waste Store
Zero Waste Starter Kit – $87.96

BaleFire
Mini Suspension Vase – $40

As national editor, and having been focused in part on Portland for content for a couple of years, I’ve long been coveting a Balefire vase or set of cups.”
– Anna Harmon, national editor

Polu Gallery
“Coco Twins” Matted Print by Punky Aloha – $40

Support local artists and change up the walls that your family has been staring at for the past nine months.
– Kaitlyn Ledizan, art & production manager

Flux Gift Guide 2020 Roberta Oaks

Roberta Oaks
Linen Blend Modern Hammam Towel -$55

Single Double
Vintage Orchids of Hawai‘i Tiki Mugs – $35 each

Keiki Kaukau
Lei Pua Wooden Bead Threading Kit – $24

As a future mom (eek!) I want this lei pua wooden bead threading set by Keiki Kaukau. I also love Kaukau toys, like the wooden play food set.”
– Anna Harmon, national editor

Good Well & Supply Co.
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Candle – $36

Bring the great outdoors into your domestic space with scented notes of wild fig, ginger, and citrus.
– Matthew Dekneef, editorial director

Da Fin
Zak Noyle Ocean Blue – $68.95

XOUXOU
Modular Silicone Phone Case and Rope – $69

Moment
Mobile Anamorphic Lens – $149.99

Take your mobile filmmaking to the next level with this cinematic anamorphic lens that you can easily attach to your mobile phone to mimic cinematic looks from your favorite movies.
– Shaneika Aguilar, filmmaker

MŌNO Hawaii
2021 Minute Manager Planner – $27

“A planner to help you stay both optimistic and organized for whatever 2021 may bring.”
– Aja Toscano, creative producer

Awa Hour Glass
Designer Norihiko Terayama – $61

Moment
Shure MV88+ Microphone Video Kit – $219

Fishcake Hawaii
Glass Tumbler by Xen Design – $65

“If I had one of these in my cupboard, I don’t think I’d drink from anything else.”
– Lauren McNally, managing editor

Adam J. Kurtz
The OK Tarot Deck – $29.95

Treehouse
Lomochrome Purple Simple Use Camera- $25

Opala Foods
Grow Kit Variety Pack – $50

“This Kane‘ōhe-based company uses green waste from local businesses to produce its mushrooms, mushroom jerky, and DIY grow kits, hence the name Opala Foods. Find them at farmers markets around O‘ahu or email the company to order.”
– Lauren McNally, managing editor

Our Place
Side Bowls Set of 4 – $45

Support BIPOC Businesses


Brennan Alexa
“Flow” Print – $55

Image by Chris Rohrer.

Pōpolo Project
Make a Donation

“Support the work that Pōpolo Project does in celebrating Black lives in Hawai‘i and throughout the Pacific. Their activations, events, and resources play a critical role in the community.”
– Eunica Escalante, associate editor 

Waiwai Collective
Monthly or Annual Membership – $30 or $360

“Kānaka Maoli-run workspace that merges timeless Hawaiian values with our contemporary times. Once we begin to safely step outside, these memberships are a great way to get to reconnect with community again.”
– Matthew Dekneef, editorial director

Coradorables
Short Sleeve Pajama Pants Set – $60

Jewelry by Justine
14k Gold Filled Hoops Medium – $45

Local Joe
3oz Regular Joe House Blend – $11.95

“A perfect house roasted blend for the coffee lover in your life, or an easy-to-ship gift for friends and family outside of Hawaiʻi.”
– Aja Toscano, creative producer

Community Driven


Image by Royce Hui.

Hawaii Community Bail
Make A Donation

“As always, I want donations to the Hawaii Community Bail Fund, and this year I especially wish for donations to Coronacare Hawai‘i.
– Anna Harmon, national editor

Artwork by KD Chavez.

Coronacare Hawaii
Make A Donation

Arts and Letters Nuʻuanu
Detours: A Decolonial Guide to Hawaiʻi – $104.95 Hardcover

Da Shop: Books + Curiosities
Food and Power in Hawai‘i: Visions of Food Democracy – $28

“An insightful and well-researched read that makes me optimistic about Hawai‘i’s future.
– Eunica Escalante, associate editor

‘Alohi Kai
BLM Silver Initial Mask Pins – $39

“For anyone needing a daily reminder of the work still to be done, this jewelry maker is donating 100 percent of profits from her “BLM” trio of mask pins to the American Civil Liberties Union.
– Lauren McNally, managing editor

Flux Gift Guide 2020 Aupuni Space

Aupuni Space
Untitled Postcard by Drew Broderick and Lawrence Seward – $160

Easy to Gift


Da Shop: Books + Curiosities
eGift Card – $10, $20, $50, $100

“Long live the brick-and-mortar bookstore.”
– Lauren McNally, managing editor

Honolulu Cookie Company
Mele Pineapple Shape Box – $26.95

ʻOhana Shop
Live a Lei Life – $150

Paiko Hawaii
Local Seasonal Arrangement – $105

“Brighten up anyone’s day with this unique arrangement of local florals from Paiko!
– Ara Laylo, creative director

ʻAwa + ʻŌlena
Malama Mushrooms: Lion’s Mane Cacao -$25 

“Adaptogens have been all the rage for a while now, but with Malama Mushrooms I can finally support local. This lion’s mane cacao mix is the perfect brain booster, especially if you’re trying to swear off coffee like I am!
– Eunica Escalante, associate editor

Homesick
Hawaii Reed Diffuser – $39

Kawamoto Orchid Nursery
Orchid Arrangement – $75-200

Protea Zero Waste Store
Zero Waste Kitchen & Home Starter Kit – $73.79

“This set is the perfect starter kit because it includes everything you might need to start creating a zero waste home.
– Eunica Escalante, associate editor