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Holiday shopping is often done at its best when gift are unique and thoughtfully chosen, and in Honolulu there's an abundance of places that provide shoppers with unique and locally crafted goods. In Hawaii it's common for entire families to stay for the holidays, and of course most travelers seek souvenirs, but either way you're gift hunting. So we've compiled the ten best places for Christmas shopping, to guide you to the best home decor, jewelery, clothing and arts and crafts on the island.
These days it's all about buying local in the Hawaiian Islands, and many of the shops on our list are on a mission to connect shoppers with locally made goods. At the Haleiwa Farmers Market, one of the most booming outdoor markets on the island, shoppers can find an abundance of locally made arts, crafts, and home decor, all unique options for gifts.
Also on the North Shore is Kai Ku Hale, and Global Creations. Both boutiques in Haleiwa are loaded with an eclectic mix of art work - both wearable and for the walls - as well as clothing, jewelry and beach inspired Christmas tree decorations. Kai Ku Hale focuses on Hawaiian style things, while Global Creations is all about beach and surf style.
For well known shops, drop by Ala Moana Mall for traditional gifts, clothing, and accessories.
When visiting Hawaii in the holiday season, remember that island style goodies make the best, and most unique gifts. And don't forget, always bring a reusable shopping bag.