Back by popular demand (and because we love supporting local so much) we are sharing our 2022 holiday shopping guide that features local and Maui-owned businesses from all over the island. Find the perfect gifts and treasures for your ohana and loved ones, near and far. Shopping local is one of the best ways to support our Maui community and give back to those striving to make our island a better place. There are countless hidden gems, brilliant artists, generous creators, and hard-working small business owners who make Maui the beautiful place that is.
Itsy Bitsy Keiki was started by a Native Hawaiian Infant/Toddler, Kumu (teacher). She began Itsy Bitsy Keiki during the pandemic to bridge the gap between virtual learning and the physical classroom experience. The products she creates are fun, engaging, and meant to support learning for even the youngest keiki. She also includes tips and activities for parents and caregivers so they can interact as a Kumu. As a Native Hawaiian, she integrates the Hawaiian culture and language into her products so that all keiki can learn about our beautiful islands. Check out her Waiho'olu'u Blocks, coloring printables, Kuiki Lacing Card, Nā Mea Kanu Counting Puzzle, and more on her website.
Pink By Nature is a small boutique located on the slopes of Makawao and has been curating beautiful collections of clothing, jewelry, and accessories that combine the laid-back aesthetic of Maui with graceful femininity since 2004. Perfect for those who live a simple lifestyle sprinkled with elevated touches that take them from day to night!
Jules Trowbridge is a local artist who specializes in acrylic and oil paintings, and digital art! Her stunning works are often inspired by Earth’s natural beauty, environmental preservation, and the ocean and its creatures. Spruce up your loved ones walls, home office, or keep one of these unique pieces for yourself!
Maui Macaroons are baked fresh to order using the best combinations of tropical ingredients such as coconut, pineapple, Lilikoi/Hawaiian passionfruit, and macadamia nuts! With fun flavors like Rocky Road, Double Macadamia Nut, Classic Pecan, Berry White, and more, you are sure to make everyone’s holiday season a little more tasty.
Local designer, Perri, is famous for her luxe jewelry line that specializes in bringing together found treasures from the sea, shells and pearls, with earth elements like gold and diamonds. She creates timeless pieces that blend the raw beauty of nature with luxurious refinement. As no pearl or puka shell is the exact same, every piece she handcrafts is unique!
Nick Kuchar is an O‘ahu based artist who creates vintage inspired surf and travel art featuring our favorite locations of this ‘āina we call home. You can find Nick’s fun, mid century styled work, Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co., at places like Hale Zen in Paia, Swell Life Shop in Lahaina, Hi Tech in Kahului, The Ritz in Kapalua, and much more! Check out his website for more locations to snag your own stunning piece or order online! .
From trash to treasure. Revive Glassworks and its founder, Matt Laundrie, revive glassware sourced from recycled glass bottles that are mostly composed of wine, beer and liquor bottles collected from the hotels and restaurants on Maui. Laundrie wants to inspire people to use more sustainable products, so if you have an earth-warrior in your life, give the gift of repurposed art!
Family owned and operated, Solely Aloha Boutique pours their aloha into everything they create. Offering apparel & clothing, this small family business is home to local artists all over Maui and are the creators of the famous Aloha Shapes® logo.
For the adventure-seeking and thrill-loving people in your life who are looking to discover something new on Maui, Maui Surfer Girls is waiting to welcome them! Receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence from 2013-2020, the Maui Surfer Girls are the best instructors on the island with over 40 years of experience. The classes have a 4:1 student to instructor ratio (the smallest in the industry!) and help anyone feel like a true Maui surfer.
Any holiday celebration cannot be complete without the gift that runs deep in Hawai'i's bones. Hawai'i Flora + Fauna is our favorite place to find custom leis that pay homage to Hawai'i's deep-rooted craft with a modern twist. Genuinely unique, never the same, this type of wearable art is always filled with aloha.
Mark your calendars for this year’s Hui Holidays, coming Nov. 18-Dec 24! The hui noeau’s annual holiday shopping event returns with a curated selection of local, handmade and unique gifts for everyone on your list! Their gift shop will expand to fill their gallery in a winter wonderland featuring amazing ceramic pieces, textiles, jewelry, keiki items, home goods, locally made bath and body products, holiday ornaments, sweet treats and so much more! By shopping locally, you’ll take part in the season of giving by supporting local artists and Hui No’eau!
Bring the perfect holiday gift to every party this season with Kuia Maui Chocolate. Crafted on Maui, it’s not only delicious, but it’s also a way to give back by shopping their Chocolate Laulima program, where Kuia donates 40% of the retail sales. Or check out their Kuia Club subscription, the gift that keeps on giving every month. Kuia Club Membership includes monthly shipment of curated chocolate, exclusive access to newly released craft chocolate, 15% discount* off any additional chocolate purchases, both in-store and online.
Sarah Voyer bridges the gap between color and light, using inspiration from the world around her on Maui. Her signature creations stem from flora and fauna to create images such as a hummingbird or cow. You can venture into her shop in Paia, where she has her art textiles, and prints, for a slice of heaven on Earth. Her watercolor works are both fascinating and soothing to the eye.
For the home decor lover in your life look to Jessica Mclellan and Wendy Takemoto to help you find the perfect gift. Their Wailea showroom and 5,000 square foot showroom in Kahului are a carefully curated collections full of classic coastal home furnishings and current accessories and home decor.