Mother’s Day is around the corner, and we know a few of us are waiting until the last minute for our gift-giving ideas to soar! So we have made it easy for you this year by rounding up our top five gift ideas from local Maui businesses. Bonus for the ones owned and operated by women and mothers themselves. So keep reading for our favorite ideas on how to honor your mama and give the local economy a boost.
1. Simple and Sweet Like Her
Bring the perfect Mother's Day gift home with Kuia Maui Chocolate. Crafted on Maui, it's delicious, but it's also a way for her to give back by shopping through their Chocolate Laulima program, where Kuia donates 40% of the retail sales. Or check out their Ku'ia Club subscription, the gift that keeps on giving every month. Ku'ia Club Membership includes a monthly shipment of curated chocolate, exclusive access to newly released craft chocolate, a 15% discount off any additional chocolate purchases, in-store and online, and monthly writings and musings from their CEO.
Instagram: @mauichocolate [photo by @mauichocolate]
2. Make a Donation In Her Honor
Donate to a non-profit that resonates with who she is or her values! Does she have a hard time seeing animals suffering? Maui Humane Society’s mission is to protect and save the lives of Maui’s animals, educate the community and inspire respect and compassion towards all animals. Is she passionate about hunger relief? The Maui Food Bank provides safe and nutritious food to anyone in Maui County who is at risk of going hungry. Of those served, 40% are children and youth. Has she been concerned about the rise of domestic violence? Women Helping Women end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention and offer safety, support, and empowerment to women and children victims of domestic violence.
https://www.mauihumanesociety.org [photo by @mauihumanesociety]
3. Spruce Up Her Walls with Local Art
Having locally made art on the walls can liven up a home. We love local business owner Jackie Eital, a talented artist that owns the perfect Wailuku studio with over 40+ local vendors all under one roof. Born and raised by a family of artists, she has had a lifetime of experience with Maui-inspired art and capturing Maui's beauty. Her pieces give a home to colorful shapes and an ethereal feel that keep people marveling even after they've left her shop. It is what makes her pieces so unique. You can buy originals or prints and other fun gifts in her online shop Paradise Now Hawaii.
Instagram: @paradisenowhawaii [photo by @paradisenowhawaii]
4. Wailuku’s Favorite Massage Boutique
When entering Green Ti, mom will be able to take a deep breath with the calming scents of aromatherapy, bringing her instant relaxation. Double her experience by combining 1-hour therapeutic massage and a 1-hour pampering facial for $160.00 or 1 hour & 30 minute therapeutic massage and 1-hour pampering facial for $200.00. After her massage, she can take home loved products like Alii Kula Lavender, Makana Candles, Doterra Essential Oils, and Maui Sun Tea. They also have a unique selection of cards, journals, handmade jewelry, and therapeutic products such as warming shoulder wraps and eucalyptus sinus soothers. Perfect for letting the stress of it all melt away.
5. Maui Winery Club Membership
Sourced straight from Ulupalakua Ranch, Maui Winery is not only the embodiment of local splendor, but it is also the island’s ONLY winery. Give mom the gift of joining a community like Maui Winery, who remain true to their roots by using the freshest ingredients and sourcing from around the island for flavors like Maui Gold pineapples. Being grown right here on the mountainside, the flavors represent the true essence of Maui’s eclectic local flavors. Twice a year, she will receive a selection of six wines ready to enjoy every fall and spring season. The wines are pre-selected orders based on the wine club you join. Benefits include two complimentary tasting flights per month, 20% off all non-estate wine bottles, select merchandise, tasting flights, non-estate glass pours, and first access to private events and bookings.
Pineapple Club: Choose or mix all three pineapple wines, six bottles of Maui Blanc, or six bottles of Maui Splash. Estimated Cost per Shipment: $70-$90/6 bottles + shipping.
Rose Ranch Club: A variety of Rose Ranch wines and exclusive bottles. Estimated Cost per Shipment: $120/6 bottles + shipping.
Bubbles Club: A variety of Traditional Method Sparkling wines and exclusive bottles. Estimated Cost per Shipment: $140/6 bottles + shipping