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The Joy of Holiday Shopping: Kailua Town Gift Guide

By December 1, 2023May 31st, 2024No Comments

The art aficionado and dog owner; beach lover, bookworm, and party host; Mom, Dad, kupuna, and keiki. Check, check, check! Kailua Town makes holiday shopping easy with dozens of shops to find perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Here’s a short list of holiday finds; the rest of the exploring is up to you!

PS: Kailua Town’s Sip + Shop event is a fun time to score holiday deals. Get the 4-1-1 here.

Art Prints & Gifts

Aesthetic Hawaii Gallery’s spacious Kailua location boasts a variety of art by local artists, including original pieces and matted prints, Hawaii-made frames, and a wide collection of blown and fused glass works. Find vintage-inspired surf and travel prints at Nick Kuchar Art & Design Co. where the O‘ahu artist’s whimsical work also is featured on surfer towels and aloha shirts, camp mugs, totes and other accessories. Check out the holiday cards, too.

Bikinis & Board Shorts

For active, fun-loving women the newly opened The Salty Babe boutique has you covered with its collection of activewear, swimwear, and accessories. The well-stocked “bikini bar” features such international brands as Benoa, Maaji and Kulani Kinis. Newly rebranded Mokulua Surf Co. has kept its iconic “Twin Islands” logo while introducing new designs on its graphic tees, boardshorts, and hoodies.

Fine Jewelry by Local Designers

From timeless designs to contemporary pieces, Windward Jewelers prides itself on handcrafted jewelry by Hawai‘i designers, including the Treasure Island collection by award-winning Denny Wong. The shop’s Kaimana Collection features solid gold his and her pendants, including petroglyphs and plumerias, outrigger canoes and paddles. For a gift that gives back, consider the sterling silver and beach glass jewelry designed by Le Jardin Academy student Jake Kreul. A portion of the proceeds is donated to the national MPS Society.

Home Décor & Hostess Gifts

Whether you’re the party host or looking for a hostess gift, visit WOVEN by Shaolin, Red Bamboo and SoHa Living for festive tabletop ideas, home décor and accessories. Red Bamboo also sports a collection of cocktail napkins with cheeky and cheerful messages and tea towels that speak to pet owners, plant lovers and our Island lifestyle. Woven also is the place to find unique “small batch” gifts, including handcrafted felt, raffia and macrame ornaments; home fragrances, and fun drinkware. SoHa Living invites you to deck the halls with its exclusive Christmas Collection of door hangers and pillow covers, Christmas stockings and kitchen linens.

Got Kids?

SoHa Keiki is your destination for Kailua Town’s most extensive selection of thoughtful games and toys, apparel, gear and accessories, from newborns to pre-teens.

Canine Kalikimaka

If your kid is a fur baby, head to Dogtown Bakery to stuff pooch’s stocking with healthy, housemade treats, or pick out a festive gift box filled with tasty goodies. The Barkuterie Box is personalized with snacks to fit your dog’s nutrition needs and preferences. Having a ‘howliday” party? The barkuterie party pack serves 12 to 15 dogs.