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Hello, May! We’re Celebrating Mothers and Graduates

By May 6, 2024No Comments

If you are one of the 84% of U.S. adults who will be celebrating Mother’s Day this year, you will find lots of thoughtful gift ideas among Kailua Town’s merchants. We have rounded up a short list of ideas, including tasty gifts for dog moms, and there’s a lot more to explore around Kailua Town!

Hot tip: Earn a free, limited edition Kailua Town market tote during Kailua Town’s Spring Gift with Purchase promotion, now through May 12. Here’s how.

May is also a month for graduations. Planning a celebration for your graduate? Check out some of Kailua Town’s catering options below to simplify your party planning. And read about our upcoming Summer Sip + Shop event on May 23rd.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Flowers – Perennial Mom-pleasers

You can never go wrong with fresh flowers for Mom. That’s probably why, year after year, flowers top the list of Mother’s Day gifts, according to the National Retail Federation. From classic roses to stunning tropical arrangements, live orchids, and fragrant lei, Picket Fence Florist has been putting smiles on faces for 50 years.

Flowers for Dog Moms, Too

From the home of the original Barkuterie Bar comes Dogtown Bakery’s pawsitively adorable Dog Mom Box, featuring an edible bouquet of cookies made with organic peanut butter and other healthy, human-grade ingredients to please your favorite pup.

Out-of-the-Ordinary Gifts

Surprise Mom with a bundle of self-care gifts from WOVEN by Shaolin’s collection of wellness products, from bath salts and relaxing linen sprays to at-home spa kits, botanical teas, journals, inspirational books and more. You’ll find many other unexpected gift ideas from small-batch makers at this home décor and accessories boutique.

Bath & Body Bliss

Lanikai Bath and Body makes gift-giving a breeze with an assortment of beautifully boxed gift sets – or let their knowledgeable staff help you assemble a customized set of Mom’s favorite – or soon-to-be favorite – products. Rejuvenating botanical extracts, nourishing essential oils, and signature Island fragrances that are exclusive to Lanikai Bath and Body – what’s more to love?

New Pareo Collab

Kailua artist Lauren Roth and Kailua-based beachwear brand Tag Aloha Co. have teamed up again. This time they have created a super soft rayon pareo in two tropical patterns – great as a wrap, skirt, bandeau top or beach blanket. Pair them with matching organic cotton bucket hats that feature Lauren’s original print on one side and solid color on the reverse side.

Grad Party Planning Made Easy

Looking for party-sized portions of favorite local foods? Here’s where to find ‘em in Kailua Town:

Big City Diner: The Graduation Party Pack (serves 12-15) and customized catering services

California Pizza Kitchen: Pizza, pasta and salads

Easy ‘Que: Catering packages and ala carte party pans

Fatboy’s: Popular local fare by the pan

Foodland: Foodland favorites like Poke, Kara-oke Chicken, Shanghai Lumpia by the pan. $10 off graduation platters for limited time with online orders of $50 or more

Kono’s:  Signature kalua pork is available by the pan (serves 15-20)

Local Boy Sushi: Catering services and top-quality sushi platters

UpRoll Café: Burrito-style sushi rolls by the tray and party platters

Save the Date: Kailua Town Summer Sip + Shop

Thursday, May 23 | 4:30 – 7:30pm

Ready, set, summer! Enjoy summer-themed treats + sips, live entertainment, and special pricing and promos as you visit more than 20 local shops.