Island Sotheby's International Realty's 2023 Small-Business Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 at 8:22pm

As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of aloha comes alive on the enchanting island of Maui. Embrace the warmth of the community and the unique offerings from local businesses that make this place truly special. We invite you to explore a curated selection of small businesses, each with its own story to tell. From artisanal donuts to handcrafted ceramics, there's something for everyone on your gift list.


She Wood Go

Waiehu, Maui

Visit the website for custom orders

She Wood Go is more than a brand; it's a celebration of 'Ohana (family), 'Āina (land), and 'Ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language). Their inspired creations, made in Waiehu, embody the spirit of Maui, reflecting the beauty and traditions of the island.

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Mu’u House

Upcountry Maui

DM to order; website coming soon

Mu’u House brings modern flair to the traditional mu’umu’u. With customizable prints and styles, these handcrafted garments celebrate the vibrant culture of Maui. Reach out directly to bring a touch of island fashion to your wardrobe.



Maui Hands

Makawao, Pa’ia, and Wailea

Check specific locations or shop online

Explore the rich tapestry of Hawaiian art at Maui Hands. With over 300 artists represented, their galleries showcase original paintings, jewelry, photography, and more. Whether in-store or online, find the perfect piece of paradise for yourself or a loved one.

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HI Biz Ornaments by CocoNene

This holiday season, support Maui businesses affected by wildfires. HI Biz Ornaments collaborates with local establishments, sharing 50% of sales to aid in recovery. Limited edition ornaments feature iconic places like Matsumoto Shave Ice and Rainbow Drive-In, proudly made in Kapolei, Hawaii.

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Donut Dynamite!™

Pop-up shop at Tails Up Maui (Saturdays only)

Indulge in the magic of artisanal brioche donuts by Donut Dynamite! Handcrafted with aloha, each donut is a unique delight. Visit their Saturday pop-up for a sweet experience that will make your taste buds dance.

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Lokelani Essentials

Haiku, Maui

Dive into the world of clean, organic, and chemical-free skincare at Lokelani Essentials. Woman-owned and operated, they offer blends crafted to nourish both skin and soul. Enjoy a 15% holiday discount until December 18th.

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Clayworks by Drazena Stroj⁣

DS Clayworks, founded by Maui-based designer Dražena Stroj, creates functional artwork inspired by nature. Defined by simplicity and minimalism, her ceramics express the beauty that surrounds her on the rural cliffs of West Maui.

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Maui Bread Co

South Kihei (The Dolphin Plaza)

Maui Bread Co offers fusion gourmet bread with Hawaiian and German influences. From sweet and savory breakfast items to gluten-free options, their artisanal bread and baked goods are perfect for gifting this holiday season.

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HI Spice

Spice up your holidays with Maui-crafted hot sauces from HI Spice. Collaborating with local farmers, they bring you small-batch hot sauces inspired, grown, and crafted on the island. Customize your own Holiday Gift Box and save big!

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B.Miyo Art

Explore the artistry of Bailey Onaga, a Maui-born artist. Her one-of-a-kind paintings, showcased in Hawaii, Indonesia, and Japan, make for unique and meaningful gifts. Take advantage of holiday deals on greeting cards and stickers.

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Itsy Bitsy Keiki by Anuhea Medeiros

Itsy Bitsy Keiki bridges virtual learning and the physical classroom experience. Created by a Native Hawaiian teacher, their products are designed to engage and support learning for the youngest keiki. Infuse the beauty of Hawaiian culture and language into the learning experience.

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Maui Hue

Jessica Mclellan and Wendy Takemoto curate a collection of classic coastal home furnishings and decor at Maui Hue. Perfect for the home decor lover, their showrooms in Wailea and Kahului offer timeless pieces that bring the beauty of Maui into your home.

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Maui Kuia Estate Chocolate

Give the gift of deliciousness with Kuia Maui Chocolate. Crafted on Maui, their Chocolate Laulima program donates 40% of retail sales. Consider the Kuia Club subscription for a monthly dose of curated chocolate delights.



The Bikini Market | Maui

For all seasons of life, The Bikini Market offers a curated selection of swim and clothing. Visit their shop in Wailea or catch them at the Farmers Market. Find the perfect outfit that captures the essence of the Maui lifestyle.

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Maui Cookie Lab

Kahului Cookie Bar, Kulamalu, Wailea Farmers Market

Handmade with love, Maui Cookie Lab creates classic cookies with a tropical twist. From Chocolate Chunk Sea Salt to Lilikoi Oatmeal, these cookies are perfect for gifting. Don't forget the gluten-free pup treats for your furry friends!

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Jennifer, born and raised in Maui, crafts unique mixed media collage and assemblage art. Her candles, made with natural soy wax and essential oils, offer a sensory experience that fills your home with warmth and comfort. Eco-friendly and sustainable, these candles are a piece of art for your space.

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Wailuku Coffee Company

Wailuku and Ha’ikū

Start your day with the highest quality, flavorful coffees at Wailuku Coffee Company. Family-owned and community-conscious, their breakfast and lunch options, including gluten-free items, cater to all tastes. Gift a coffee lover with a Wailuku Coffee Company gift card.

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Experience a fusion of flavors at Howzit Eh! This Canada meets Hawaii-inspired restaurant in Kihei brings you a playful menu with unexpected combinations. Check out their limited edition T-shirts and Ballcaps, perfect for those who love to wear their love for good food.

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Home Maid Bakery

1005 Lower Main Street

Home Maid Bakery, born in 1960, is known for the "Crispy Manju" and more. From simple dinner rolls to delightful pastries, their offerings include hot malasadas, a local favorite. Order a cake for a special occasion or simply indulge in their daily delights.

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A Maui Day Original Handbags

Carry a piece of aloha with A Maui Day Original Handbags. These handprinted and designed bags feature original artwork inspired by the multicultural lifestyles of Hawaii. Affordable, high-quality, and completely handmade, each bag is a unique piece of Maui.

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KOOKIES brings you ridiculously comfy and sustainably upcycled play clothes for kids. Made on Maui by moms since 1988, these crazy cute designs are created from locally sourced T-shirts, minimizing their carbon footprint. Dress your keiki in style while supporting sustainable practices.

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To Be™️

Handcrafted from start to finish in Maui, To Be Organics focuses on high-quality, organic self-care. Their products, made with locally grown ingredients, offer a sustainable luxury experience. Explore their Holiday Gift Sets for the perfect gift of aloha.

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Owned by internationally recognized Chef Sheldon Simeon, TINROOF offers the perfect Christmas gift with the cookbook "COOK REAL HAWAI’I." 100% of proceeds support a Maui non-profit dedicated to feeding the community. Order your autographed copy through Tin Roof's website.

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This holiday season, let Maui's small businesses add a touch of paradise to your celebrations. By supporting these local gems, you not only find unique gifts but also contribute to the vibrant tapestry of the island community. Maui, with its diverse offerings, invites you to unwrap the magic of the season and share the aloha spirit.


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