The 2022 Flux Hawaii Holiday Gift Guide

Illustrations by Landan Laʻakea Tolentino

From bespoke apparel to local goodies, here are the best gift ideas to give this holiday season as recommended by yours truly. Our team of writers, editors, filmmakers, and designers gathered an assembly of the most giftable (and Flux-approved!) ideas for anyone on your shopping list—presents ranging from high to low, quirky to intellectual, familiar to surprising, and trending to timeless.

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The items in our gift guide were independently chosen by members of the NMG Network team. However, Flux Hawaii may earn a commission on purchases through these links. Product prices and availability may be subject to change.


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AirTag, Apple

A great gift for anyone, especially those who are hard to shop for.

Merri Guesser, VP Global Partnerships & Development

From $30

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3D Zip Set, Baggu

For the ultimate organizer who loves adventure. These packing cubes are super cute, lightweight, and come in so many fun patterns.

Brigid Pittman, Digital Content & Social Media Manager

$36

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Place-Based Scents, Ele Kauai

High-quality essential oils and fragrances inspired by the islands are hand-poured into reusable glass containers and packaged in a recyclable, biodegradable kraft tube gift container.

Courtney Asato, Marketing & Advertising Executive

$27.50

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Fruit Trees, Frankie’s Nursery

Being given cut fruit is one of the purest acts of love. Multiply this gesture and gift a whole fruit tree.

Nico Enos, Junior Designer

Prices Vary

Custom Gift Box, House of Mana Up

Show someone you really care by handpicking products from Hawai‘i’s rising stars and artisans. Packed and delivered for you with a personalized note.

Francine Beppu, VP Integrated Marketing

Prices Vary

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Kokedama, Momo Terrascapes

I especially like the wild and jungly varieties of these Japanese-style kokedama (“moss balls”), which are made in ‘Aiea and rooted with indoor-friendly flora.

Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

$56.99

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Origami Dripper, Mōno

Simple porcelain dripper in charming, distinctive colors for the pour-over coffee lover in your circle.


Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$37

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Calico Lei, Pua Hana Flower and Lei

Unique hand strung lei using shells and petit local blooms. Fitting for any celebration or to decorate your home as these lei dry beautifully.

Taylor Kondo, Brand Production Coordinator

$40

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Kitschy Candles, Smell Farm

These unique candles, poured into repurposed trinkets, add kitsch and charm to your home.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

Prices Vary

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Glass Anthurium, Arlie Glass

These exquisite glass flowers will never fade and are especially gorgeous on a sunlit shelf.

Rae Sojot, Senior Editor

$110

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UVS100 Custom Sunscreen, Cover Craft

High-quality, custom-fit vehicle sunshades made-to-order. Never have to deal with frustrating sunshades when you’ve got to park at the top of Mark’s Garage.

Taylor Niimoto, Designer

$66.35

Flîkr Fire Bundle, Flîkr Fire

A portable, well-designed fireplace that’s safe to use indoors. Great for staging a mini “fireplace” if you live in an apartment, or adds a nice ambient touch for making s’mores anywhere you go.

Francine Beppu, VP Integrated Marketing

$125

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Custom Lamps, Good Lamp Co.

These statement floor lamps are made-by-hand locally and one-of-a-kind.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

Prices Vary

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Woven Blankets, Laulima

No cozy home set-up is complete without a woven blanket. These from Laulima also support local conservation efforts.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

From $125

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Gift Card, Mōno

Just let the people choose. Gift cards are always a great idea, and everything at Mōno is beautiful.

Lila Lee, Contributing Photographer

Prices Vary

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Lau Niu Basket, Papa Abbey Pāpale

Source a lau niu basket from a local weaver and fill with seasonal produce, like starfruit and kabocha, for a package-free gift that can be reused in myriad ways by the receiver.

Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

$25

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Hand-Made Surf Flags, Slightly Choppy

Lovable keepsake for any friend’s favorite surf break. Stocked at Surf Camp in Kāhala Mall or at Milo in Salt at Kaka‘ako.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

From $60

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Laptop Sleeve, Topo Designs

The perfect commuter bag. Slim and secure enough for just a laptop and notebook, and affordably priced. Made with recycled nylon and a foam-padded body.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$35


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Filipinx: Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora, Abrams Books

Impress all the titas at the family cookout by bringing a dish that tastes just like how lola used to make it. Essential for any young Filipino home cook. Stocked at Bās Bookshop in Chinatown.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$40

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Gift Card, Banán

Give the gift of soft serve without the guilt: banana base, non-dairy, no added sugar, locally harvested ingredients.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

Prices Vary

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Gift Card, Breadshop

Bread makes you fat? Yeah, but it’s so delicious. Stop by their Kaimukī shop to purchase.

Ara Laylo, VP Brand Development

Prices Vary

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The Next Gen Kit, Fellow

With clean modern lines and fantastic colors and finishes, these are items you actually don’t mind having out on a counter.

Marc Graser, VP Global Brand Storytelling

$549

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Noms, Hawaii Candy Factory

A great stocking stuffer from a local candy maker.


Jessica Lunasco, Operations Coordinator

From $8.50

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Lunch Kit, Inka World

Love this gift for the modern home cook who commutes into work each day.

Brigid Pittman, Digital Content & Social Media Manager

$245

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Kawika’s Apron in Heʻe Print, Kealopiko

Give a little island flair to wear for that chef in your ‘ohana. Designed by a collective of Native Hawaiian women designers.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$80

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Bamboo Cutlery Set, Laha ʻOle Designs

Great to keep in the car for when you’re on the go and didn’t grab any utensils when picking up a plate lunch or poke bowl.

Blake Abes, Filmmaker

$18

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360 Traveler, Miir

The best insulated tumbler I’ve ever had. Keeps drinks hot or cold for hours on end. Plus, the leakproof lid is great for accident-prone people like me.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$27.95

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Filipino Jams, Palaman Purveyors

These mouth-watering jams give new life to nostalgic Filipino flavors. Perfect on toast or on a spoon straight out of the jar.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

From $11

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3-Piece Mini Grinder Gift Set, Salty Wahine

The perfect gift option for those that want a trio of their favorite flavors. All included seasonings are award-winning and my personal favorites.

Courtney Asato, Marketing & Advertising Executive

$35

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Gift Card, Village Bottle Shop & Tasting Room

Give the gift of the island’s best selection of beer and a cool atmosphere to drink it in.

Mike Wiley, VP Sales

Prices Vary

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5-lb Kaua‘i Poi, Aloha Aina Poi Company

My favorite brand of poi. Grown on Kaua‘i’s west side. Can be shipped frozen to homesick kalo lovers on the continent.

Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$40

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Coffee Explorers Flight, Big Island Coffee Roasters

Hawaiʻi’s most awarded craft coffee roaster with quality, sustainability, and community at their core. Try all of their best products in one packaged gift box.

Courtney Asato, Marketing & Advertising Executive

$75

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Gift Card, Daily Whisk Matcha

If you love matcha and coffee, skip the Starbucks and try Daily Whisk Matcha in Kaimukī. They offer great flavors and a seasonal menu.

Samantha Hook, Photo Editor

Prices Vary

Shorty Spice Set, Fly By Jing

Crispy Sichuan chili oil that’s versatile enough to sprinkle on almost anything. Grab the mini spice set for a deal.

Jessica Lunasco, Operations Coordinator

$25

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Spicy Nīoi Honey, Hoʻōla Honey

Made by a Kānaka-owned beekeeping ʻohana on Hawaiʻi Island, this is the perfect way to spice up your holiday charcuterie board.

Sheri Salmon, Director of People & Creative Services

$13.50

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Hot Sauce Mixed Pack, Kauai Juice Co.

Everything is better with a little spice! Plus, this set comes with great flavor variety.

Joe Bock, GM Hawai‘i

$55

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Nigari, Kona Sea Salt

Kona Sea Salt’s Nigari is a byproduct of their natural salt making process. Combine it with fresh soy milk and you can make your own silky soft tofu in the microwave in less than two minutes.

Sarah Burchard, Contributing Writer

$17.95

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Lilikoi Session Mead, Mānoa Honey & Mead

Gift a bright spot to someone’s meal with this unique mead wine.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$19.50

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Matcha Powder Assortment Box, Nodoka Organic Japanese Green Tea

Nodoka produces high quality organic Japanese green tea sourced directly from the country’s tea farmers. The assortment box is a great way to sample the different varieties offered.

Marc Graser, VP Global Brand Storytelling

$20

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Ultimate Pb Knife and Spreader, Pb Jife

Innovative and necessary for peanut butter lovers.


Merri Guesser, VP Global Partnerships & Development

$13.99

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‘Ulu and Mai‘a, ‘Ulu and Kalo Bakery

Banana and breadfruit goodness. The best bread I’ve had in recent memory.

Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$13.99


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Every Day in Kaimukī, Alika Tengan

Support a local film and local filmmakers. A slice-of-life film with great reviews.

Gerard Elmore, VP of Film

From $3.99

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Gift Card, APB Skateshop

We want to make sure we support our local skateboard shop and no better than APB. Great gift for any grom.


Matt Mallams, Photo Editor

Prices Vary

Gift Card, Bās Bookshop

A gift card to the best and only art-focused bookstore on the island. Who wouldn’t want this? Stop by their shop to purchase.

Lila Lee, Contributing Writer

Prices Vary

Save The Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need, Blake Snyder

If you want to know how to write a movie, this is a fantastic book to dig into. Super accessible and fun to read.

Gerard Elmore, VP of Film

$10.35

400D Versatile Color Negative Film, CineStill

Everyone will have a relative or friend getting into shooting 35mm film this year and this new CineStill film stock will be forgiving enough to learn on while also delivering beautiful colors.

Erick Melanson, Video Editor

$15

Pro Bodysurfing Fins, DaFin

DaFin gives the gift of fun, health, and safety when spending quality time in the ocean. Everyone in Hawaiʻi should own a pair.

Taylor Niimoto, Designer

From $65.96

All Natural Surf Wax, Epic Surf Wax

Stoke the surfers in your life with this petroleum-free, all-natural surf wax made with Hawaiian beeswax & orange essential oils. 100% epic!

Lindsey Kesel, Contributing Writer

From $6

Foil Surfing Lessons, Foil Surfing Hawaii

A great gift for any adventure seeker who enjoys water sports. Available for solo or group sessions, and no previous board sports experience necessary. Feels like you’re a bird flying over the water!

Francine Beppu, VP Integrated Marketing

From $174

Hoʻokupu Learner & Teacher Resource Guide, Hoʻokupu

Hawaiʻi’s history told through hip-hop! The resource guide has art and song lyrics from the Hoʻokupu project, a hip-hop anthology of Hawaiian history.

Eric Stinton, Contributing Writer

$45

Prevailing Winds by Joseph Stanton, Native Books

A book of poems by local author Joseph Stanton. Support local storytelling from a great local author.

Gerard Elmore, VP of Film

$16.95

Year Subscription, Lei

Lei explores the world’s most welcoming destinations for LGBTQ travelers. A beautiful magazine for anyone interested in travel, design, and culture.

Francine Beppu, VP Integrated Marketing

$15

Ka Po‘e Mo‘o Akua: Hawaiian Reptilian Water Deities, Native Books

A comprehensive guide to Hawaiian lizard gods and the roles they played in Hawaiian culture and history.

Eric Stinton, Contributing Writer

$28

Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations, Noguchi Museum

A book of essays written by Isamu Noguchi, the artist behind some of Hawaiʻi’s most iconic sculptures.

Eric Stinton, Contributing Writer

$24.95

Windscreen by Phil Jung, TBW Books

A gift that keeps on giving. A must-have for a photography book collection.


Matt Mallams, Photo Editor

$60

Paradise Camp by Yuki Kihara, Thames & Hudson

Incredible work by the first Fa‘afafine and Pasifika artist to represent Aotearoa at the Venice Biennale that dismantles gender roles and colonial legacies.

Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$46.50

Migrant Ecologies: Environmental Histories of the Pacific World, University of Hawai‘i Press

For those interested in the Oceania of yesterday, how places in the region existed before, and why they changed, this book is for you!

N. Ha‘alilio Solomon, ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Editor

$68

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From These Shores, Aloha Got Soul

Curated by Roger Bong and Oliver Seguin, the tracks on this vinyl are a medley of Pacific pysch-folk sounds. A must for any local music connoisseur.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$25

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Beoplay HX, Bang-Olufsen

Since I received a pair of B&O headphones as a gift a few years ago, I’ve not considered using anything else. Great-sounding, great-looking, and comfortable headphones if you’re looking to wow the audiophile in your life.

Erick Melanson, Video Editor

$499

On Kurosawa: A Tribute to the Master Director by Peter Tasker, Bās Bookshop

Essays, poetry, and short stories exploring one of Japan’s most influential filmmakers mingle with film stills and behind-the-scenes set photography. A must-have for the cinephile in your social circle.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$55

VR Escape Room, Chambers Escape Games

Step into space stations and medieval towns to solve puzzles with friends in unique fantasy worlds. Immersive and impressive visual fun.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

From $42

Nuclear Family by Joseph Han, Counterpoint Press

Set in the months leading up to the false missile alert in 2018, the novel follows a Korean American twentysomething dealing with identity, familial bonds, and a ghostly possession. One of the most exciting and experimental debuts to come out of Hawai‘i this century.

Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$26

Dipshit Issue #7, Dipshit

The only Hawaiʻi skateboarding and music zine that matters. By idiots, for you.

Naz Kawakami, Contributing Writer

$12

Year Subscription, Flux Hawaii

Shameless plug! Perfect for anyone who appreciates *ahem* intelligent stories on the latest in local arts and culture with coverage on social issues that perpetuate our islands’ sense of place.

Francine Beppu, VP Integrated Marketing

$24

Year Subscription, Hana Hou!

You can now read Hana Hou! Magazine without having to book a flight on Hawaiian Airlines!


Eric Stinton, Contributing Writer

$60

Islander Fin in Pink Vintage Floral, Island Fin Design

Beautify someone’s board with this throwback flower power look.

Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$100

Mango Jam, Kai Sallas Longboard Co.

Modern single fin by one of the most stylish longboarders out there. If it’s good enough for Kai, it’s guaranteed to be good enough for anyone.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

From $1,425

Playing Cards, Nakeʻu Awai

An upgrade to your run-of-the-mill playing cards, featuring a stunning pattern by Native Hawaiian designer Nakeʻu Awai.

Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

$9.95

Au-Rite Skateboard, Night March

A deck with local flavor to add to any skater’s rotation. The heavy duty graphic is a flex.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$60

Wahine Illustrated Puzzles, Surf Shack Puzzles

Aesthetically pleasing puzzles, illustrated by local women artists. Doubles as a piece of art when finished.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

From $18.75

Women Making Waves by Lara Einzig, Ten Speed Press

A coffee table book that celebrates the sisterhood of surfing across the globe. You’ll see familiar Hawaiʻi faces in its pages including Kelis and Kaleopaʻa, and Haʻa Keaulana.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$35

Ulus 2 Ulus Starter Pack, Ulus 2 Ulus

A local pidgin version of Apples 2 Apples.


Eric Stinton, Contributing Writer

$40


“It’s a Sign” Intuitive Card Deck, Adam JK

A delightful, self-centering tool for creatives who desire something a little more reflective and bespoke than a magic 8 ball.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$20.20

The Lifeguard Cooling Aloe Gel, Dune

This aloe vera is cooling and hydrating without the stickiness; a post-sun, post-surf necessity. Stocked at Surfjack Shop at the Surfjack Hotel in Waikīkī.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$22.95

Fall Seasonal Soap Set, Keālia Organics

With their earthy tones and kintsugi-like gold accents, any of the Hawai‘i-themed soap sets from Keālia Organics would make a good gift. Go with the fall set for seasonal scents like spiced vanilla chai.

Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

$18

Barrier Friends Forever Bundle, Krave Beauty

This small beauty brand has been disrupting the beauty business with some cool, community-oriented events on sustainability. Love this bundle for a sensitive-skin beauty lover.

Brigid Pittman, Digital Content & Social Media Manager

$50

Great Skin Instant Glow Serum, Merit Beauty

A delightfully lightweight, bi-phase serum that instantly hydrates and plumps skin for a healthy glow. Wear by itself or apply as a last step in skincare to prep for your make-up routine.

Taylor Kondo, Brand Production Coordinator

$38

Brown Rice Amazake, The Rice Factory

It tastes like the milk from the bottom of a cereal bowl and will energize your entire body. Koji rules!

Sarah Burchard, Contributing Writer

From $12.30

Custom Set, Voluspa

Burns cleaner compared to other candles. No pesticides or parabens.

Jessica Lunasco, Operations Coordinator

From $15

Reef-Safe Sunscreen Stick, Ao Organics

Organic, reef-safe, eco-friendly and made using Hawaiian beeswax, gives your skin water-resistant protection. It’s perfect for all day in the sun without any of the nasty stuff.

Sheri Salmon, Director of People & Creative Services

$18

Body Stone, Kate McLeod

Luxurious and travel-friendly if you get the travel case. The sustainable, plastic-free packaging is a plus.

Merri Guesser, VP Global Partnerships & Development

From $38

Mineral Sunscreen, Koa

Reef-safe and blends in lightly with a non-chalky finish, a major bonus especially if you have brown skin.


Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$29

Lion’s Mane Superfood Mushroom Extract, Mālama Mushrooms

I dose myself with this magical tincture daily. It has improved my memory and ability to focus dramatically.

Sarah Burchard, Contributing Writer

$29.99

Reflexology Foot Massage, Oasis Spa

Best foot massage on Oʻahu.



Mike Wiley, VP Sales

From $60

100% Pure Kukui Oil, Ua Body

A simple, back-to-basics formula (just kukui oil) for dry skin that will leave you feeling glowy over greasy. Stocked at Milo in Kaka‘ako.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$20


Spotted Eagle Ray Necklace, Alohi Kai Jewelry by the Sea

A beautiful piece of ocean-inspired jewelry from a local artist.

Matt Mallams, Photo Editor

From $145

Custom TCP Stan Ray Wavy Pants, The Consistency Project

These funky custom-made pants rework Stan Ray’s iconic painter silhouette.


Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

From $435

Cap-Sac x El Señor Pocket Hat, El Señor

The bright colorway, convenient compartment, and protective visor all make this hat from skate icon Spencer Fujimoto’s company, El Señor, a street-style object of form and function.

Rae Sojot, Senior Editor

$34

Akau Top and Hikina Bottom in Niu Palaka, High Noon Swim

The perfect set for your palaka lovers. Pair the classic triangle style with their sporty high-waisted bottoms. Ready for any type fun in the sun.

Taylor Kondo, Brand Production Coordinator

From $90

Fettuccine Platforms, Jos Mundo

Jos Mundo’s signature Fettuccine style makes a return via Y2K-inspired platforms. Made in the Philippines, ships internationally.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

From $174

Original Strap Slippas, Locals

Everyone needs a pair (or three) because guarantee you lost one side, they got chewed by the dog, or someone “borrowed” it from the porch when leaving the holiday party.

Taylor Niimoto, Designer

From $14.95

Banana Leaf Polo, Mantra

A comfortable essential. Great for work, golf, or a dinner out.


Joe Bock, GM Hawai‘i

$78

Country Discomfort Tee, Night March

Nightmarch is my favorite clothing brand. Locally-owned and operated, always styled out, and printed on really solid blanks.

Erick Melanson, Video Editor

$40

Gun Deck Quickdraw, Open Sea Leather

Open Sea Leather offers high-quality leather goods created locally by skilled leathersmiths. Their Gun Deck Quickdraw wallet offers a clever design and a wide variety of custom colors.

Samantha Hook, Photo Editor

$79

The Doors of Wonder Advent Calendar, Penhaligon’s

24 great-smelling gifts for each day. Gorgeous packaging perfect for the fancy nancy princess in your life.

Francine Beppu, VP Integrated Marketing

$535

Flower Girl Hoodie, Renko Floral

Rhinestone lettering on cozy cotton. For that coconut girl in a high fashion world.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$72.25

Breeze Block Aloha Shirt, Roberta Oaks

As displayed here, breeze block patterns and aloha shirts are a match made in business casual heaven. They have four styles but I’m quite liking this electric peach and aqua on orchid colorway.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$125

ʻĀwīwī Nylon Pants, Salvage Public

Ultra-lightweight material for any day of running errands in our tropical weather.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$108

Paisley Jumpsuit, Ten Tomorrow

Local designer Summer Shiigi created this unique and colorful jumpsuit, while keeping true to comfort. The clever design allows you to wear it in multiple ways, making this the ultimate jumpsuit for any occasion.

Samantha Hook, Photo Editor

$138

Hawaiian Fish Slippers, Slippah Fish

Drawing on the beauty of endemic Hawaiian fish, this line of slippers will add a dose of color to anyone’s doorstep.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$32

Brisa Dress, Anna Jean Kos

Small-batch and handmade fashion from a sustainable, local brand.

Naz Kawakami, Contributing Writer

$180

Kūpala Teal Aloha Shirt, David Shepard Hawaii

I love a brand with a good story, and every aloha shirt David Shepard produces is rooted in a sense of place. Each hand-drawn design is inspired by the beauty of Hawaiʻi’s native landscape, flora, and its caretakers.

Marc Graser, VP Global Brand Storytelling

$120

Lauhala Fan, Hana Hou Hilo

Stay cool with a present that just makes sense for Hawai‘i’s climate.


Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$22

Don Fisher Bonito Bags, Island-Boy Shop

Perfect little beach bags to carry around a pair of sunglasses. Guaranteed not to be owned already by your fashionista friend as each bonito is made to be one-of-a-kind.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

From $33

Faba Crossbody/Waist Bag, Lindquist

Find this leather crossbody at the Island-Boy Shop located opposite of Fishcake. Wear it around your waist for a fun look.

Ara Laylo, VP Brand Development

$390

Eze` Disc Earrings, M33ms

Wear it up or wear it down. Wear it backwards! These earrings make every outfit stand out.


Ara Laylo, VP Brand Development

$245

Carry-On Plus, Monos

Inspired by the Japanese concept of mono no aware — the profound appreciation of the beauty in fleeting moments — Monos’ luggage stands out and won’t break the bank.

Marc Graser, VP Global Brand Storytelling

$273

Kōko‘o Men’s Beach Slippers, Olukai

Made to transition from sand to sea, this is a good-looking slipper that can get wet, then shake dry without compromising their design or durability.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$80

Mauna Ulu Aloha shirt, Paradise Soccer Club x Reyn Spooner

Inspired by the album art of the self-titled 1975 release by Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band, depicting the volcanic landscape of Mauna Ulu on the Island of Hawaiʻi.

Eric Stinton, Contributing Writer

$120

PKO Logo Hat, Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana

Support the grassroots organization dedicated to healing the island with official Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana merch.

Kylie Yamauchi, Contributing Writer

$30

Classic Stretch Trunk, Rhythm

A new essential. The sleekest and most comfortable board short for anyone’s closet. This line is stocked at Island-Boy Shop in Kaka‘ako and Surf Camp at Kahala Mall.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$55

Old News Aloha Shirt, Roberta Oaks

Introduced as a project with Pow Wow in 2019, Roberta Oaks has a brought this original print of old Honolulu newspapers out of retirement due to popular demand.

Marc Graser, VP Global Brand Storytelling

$125

Kahoʻokupu‘ulu Kaipoʻi (Hoodie), Sig Zane Designs

Energized by its fluorescent pattern of ‘ulu leaves, here’s a camouflage print that feels properly suited for Hawai‘i.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$175

Boardshort Pants, Toqa

These versatile pants come with an adjustable waist and are made in an upcycled boardshort fabric. Perfect for hiking by day and clubbing by night.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$220

Puukohola Jersey, Fitted for Paiea Projects

An epic jersey. Pairs righteously with one of Fitted’s Kamehameha snapbacks.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

$50


Snacking Essentials, Ava + Oliver

From bibs to bento boxes, these keiki snacking goods are as stylish as they are practical.

Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

From $13.99

Surf Report Baby Quilt, Coco Moon

For the baby grom in your life, made with soft muslin and featuring illustrated odes to Hawai‘i’s surfbreaks.

Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

$65

Hawaiian Plate Chunky Puzzle, Keiki Kaukau

These toddler-friendly wooden puzzles are not only mouthwatering in their design, they’re educational too.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$24

Newborn Portrait Session, Meagan Suzuki Photography

Capture a fleeting chapter in baby’s life forever with portraits sure to be cherished by everyone in the family for years to come. Recommended age is usually within 1 month old.

Matthew Dekneef, Editor at Large

Prices Vary

Christmas Chrysalis Box, Paradise Monarchs

I had forgotten how fun and magical it is to watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis. With a Paradise Monarch butterfly box, you can relive some of that childhood wonder.

Rae Sojot, Senior Editor

$35

The Punky Aloha Book, Shar Tuiasoa

Featuring the dynamic art of Shar Tuiasoa, this charming picture book follows a shy Polynesian girl finding the magic of being true to oneself.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$17.99

The Typefaces by Scott Lambert, Bās Bookshop

A design-forward children’s book that introduces the alphabet in style.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$20

Annual Pass, Honolulu Zoo

Always a great place to take the kids. An annual pass means you get to skip the long lines and get straight into the fun.

Mike Wiley, VP Sales

From $50

Gift Card, Kids City

Kids City is the ultimate indoor playground for toddlers and children.

Blake Abes, Filmmaker

Prices Vary

Hide and Seek in Hawai‘i, Mutual Publishing

Just seeing this cover makes me sentimental. Introduce the local search-and-find activity book to the next generation with this edition, re-released for their 20th anniversary.

Eunica Escalante, Digital Editor

$14.95

Kapaemāhū, Penguin Random House

The Oscar-nominated short film, featuring the mo‘olelo of Waikīkī’s sacred stones, in picture book format.


Lauren McNally, Editorial Director

$17.99


About the artist and illustrations: Landan Laʻakea Tolentino, a.k.a. “Tanglman,” is an artist currently based in OKC, Oklahoma. Tanglman started in the summer of 2020. Its inspirations are rooted in his upbringing watching cartoons, playing music, catching waves and absorbing the multicolored and iconic surroundings in and around Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.