Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gifts- Best Things to Buy on Maui

Native Intelligence - a splendid range of locally produced collectables with an emphasis on indigenous culture. Decorative pieces, music CDs, jewelry, artwork and the best book selection on the island covering Hawaiian history culture for kids and adults. (Wailuku)

McArthur & MacArthur - Koa bowls, pens, jewelry boxes, paddles, CDs, and other nicely made locally inspired goods. (Kaanapali has a big store; Wailea)

Maui Hands - Clay ware, photography, glicee prints, and other crafts made by local artists (Paia, Makawao, Lahaina)

Cinnamon Girl - oahu based store for the girly-girl offering dresses, knick knacks and accessories for the big and little girl in your life (Kaanapali)

Hale Zen - handmade jewelry and trinkets by local artists; other island home wares (bedding, kitchen, kids, clothes)

Maui Thing - cotton clothing for young men, women and toddlers inspired by Maui (Wailuku)

808 Tshirts - super soft tees with Maui as the driving theme on their designs. These are my favorite tees to wear bc of the softness and the slim cut for women. (Kihei store; Maui Swap Meet)

Snacks/Food - Costco (special Hawaii items during the holidays), Maui Swap Meet (eg Coconut Macaroon cookies), Maui Plantation (jams, cookies), Longs (local goodies)

Non-Local Stores with Hawaii Only Items

Oakley - line of special Hawaii tees, sunglasses, backpacks and accessories (Kaanapali)

Starbucks - hawaii designed gift cards and coffee mugs 

Life is Good - has a line of Hawaii and Maui specific t-shirts for men and women (Lahaina has the only Life is Good boutique in the entire state)

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