4 Locally-Made Gifts That The Island Sotheby's International Realty Team Is Wishing For

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 10:27am

A curated list of Maui or Hawaiʻi-made treasures that these Island Sotheby’s International Realty team members hope Santa puts under their tree this year! 


  1. Kianna Hawai’i’s Pakalana Lei 

For my Christmas wish, I would have to say that I am dying to have this lei necklace made by Kianna Hawaii. It's something I would wear to work and parties in 2023!  In fact, I'll put the Papale Piko Kona lauhala hat on my list as well (see in the photo above) since it goes so well with the lei. I am just amazed at all her pieces because a part of me wishes we could go back in time to wear traditional Hawaiin clothes like mu'u mu'us again (especially to work)!  I would also put the stunning Holoholo Surf’s Hanohano Muu in Retro Ilima on my list.

- Georgie Tamayose, Realtor® (S), Owner


  1.   Rocks Glassware by Estelle Colored Glass

In store at Ame in Makawao, these beautiful and sturdy glasses are perfect for the whisky and scotch connoisseur in your life! I personally collect their stemless wine glassware and I have my eyes on the champagne flutes as well this year. You can’t go wrong with these stunning pieces when buying for a wine or champagne lover.

- Mino McLean, Realtor® (B)


  1. KŌ at Fairmont Kealani Gift Certificate

I would wish for ​​a gift certificate to one of my favorite restaurants! While I have so many like Matteo's Osteria, Japengo and more, I would say I am most hoping for a gift certificate to Ko at the Fairmont Kealani. Their menu has an amazing local theme that features the melting pot of ethnicities that shared meals back in the day, during the plantation era.

- Rick Brandt, Realtor® (S)


  1. Haleakala Candle Co. 

Something that I am wishing for this Christmas is a specialty Haleakala Candle Co. candle! These are such a great gift option that I have been getting for some clients, family and friends as well! They have so many scents that will create the most heavenly aroma. Choose from Sea Salt & Orchid, Pineapple Papaya, Rainforest Luxury Spa Basket, and Island Time. I believe you can buy them at Kula MarketPlace, and Designing Wahine in Makawao.

- Kate Peterson, Realtor® (S)


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