8 Made On Maui Gifts to Take Home in the New Year

Posted by Island Sotheby's International Realty on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 12:28pm

Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to say “I thought of you on my vacation!” or “I know you love supporting local shops so I found the PERFECT gift for you”, this list of Maui-made products will leave you or someone you love speechless. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite local shops below: 

1. Maui Winery 

Sourced straight from Ulupalakua Ranch, this Maui winery stands as Maui’s ONLY winery. They remain true to their roots by using the freshest ingredients and sourcing from around the island for flavors like Maui Gold pineapples. Being grown on the mountain side, the flavors boast the rich soil that comes from the volcanic ground. 

2. Maui Brewing Co 

Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Co is a curator of delicious, fresh, and local brews. If their handcrafted beer is not enough to steal your heart away, grab a picnic table on their patio and bask at the Kihei sunset. Let a cold mug of their signature Bikini Blonde Lager, Coconut Hiwa Porter, or Big Swell IPA keep you cool on a hot Maui afternoon. Even their menu uses local ingredients to fully indulge you in the taste of aloha! 

3. Maui Crisps 

Maui Crisps is the unique culinary masterpiece that combines an old Hawaiian recipe with delicious modern flavor. In the midst of trying to cook up some traditional “pipikaula”, the Hawaiian version of beef jerky, Maui Crisps owners stumbled across a delicious new concoction. Thinner than traditional pipikaula, a more melt in your mouth texture, plus modern rich flavors make Maui Crisps everything new age. Think of beef chips that crumble to the touch and release amazing flavors quicker than thicker jerky. Choose from spicy teriyaki, cracked pepper, Hawaiian chili, or classic original.

4. Maui Excellent 

A true plethora of heaven on earth scents such as Pikake, Plumeria, Tuberose, and Lavender, Maui Excellent pretty much bottles up the best aromas of Maui for you to take home. Using only organic coconut oil, vitamins, and non GMO-everything, these beautifully natural essential oils can help anyone escape the reality and dive deep into a Hawaiian garden or floral haven. 

5. Maui Gold Pineapple 

Good news, the sweetest thing you could ever take home comes with a green crown and is airplane friendly. Born on the slopes of Hali’imaile, Maui Gold Pineapples has been perfected for the last 25 years to create the perfect balance of sweet and flavorfully rich, just like any experience on Maui! No trip to Maui is complete without taking the sweetest thing since sliced bread, home with you. 

6. Ali’i Kula Lavender 

If 55,000 lavender plants perched on the slopes of Haleakala is enough to make you want to buy the entire flock of lavender infused everything, you are in luck. The Ali’i Kula Lavender farm has everything from aromatherapy, culinary, bath and body, pet shampoo, essential oils, and more. Make a drive to the farm, perch against an old bench and take in the serene backdrop of an astounding, world-renowned, garden that is the Kula lavender farm. 

7. Maui Ocean Vodka 

Imagine being able to have a piece of Hawaii with you while sip on a Friday night cocktail miles away. Maui Ocean Vodka makes that possible for you. Being crafted using the mineral rich waters from deep in the ocean off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands. If that wasn't enough to make you wish you never left, knowing this drink is grown on an organic farm on the slopes of Haleakala will.

8. Maui Vera 

Although this is the perfect gift to save for a hot summer day, it’ll be hard to resist cracking some of this lusciously made aloe open on the plane ride home. Made with aloe, noni, and peppermint to create a soothing combat against the most uncomfortable sunburns (an inevitable souvenir everyone takes home after a week on the beach). Using Noni, a traditional Hawaiian plant used for everything from tonics, muscle soothing, detoxes, this aloe is a magical gift.

9. Maui Coffee Roasters 

Enjoy the sweet aroma and flavor of made on Maui coffee, crafted since 1982. Come in for a nitro cold brew, rich blended granita, or take home a beautifully packaged bag of locally made coffee. This cafe is the perfect way to start your morning or to meet up with friends. An ever welcoming group of staff will greet you along with their mural covered walls that truly opens up the warm space. Just 5 minutes from the airport, it's easy to stop in to take home some beautiful Maui Coffee Roasters mugs, apparel, or coffee accessories. 

10. Kumu Farms 

As a naturally thriving farm, thanks to Hawaii's unique and thriving ecosystem, Kumu Farms cultivates a number of naturally made products ready to come home with you. Beginning on Moloka’i in 1981, they have grown from herbs and peppers to a plethora of fruit, vegetables, and organic products such as creams, body mist, sauces, and delicious coconut chips. Find them at the Maui Tropical Plantation where you’ll be able to pick up some delicious organic and non-GMO Sunrise Papaya ready to fly home with you.

 

 

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