It’s that time of year again, where you have to rack your brain to find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. Well, this year I’ve come up with some Maui-inspired gifts for even the pickiest grinch on your list.
For the Law-Abiding Citizen –
Brand new logo wear from MauiWatch – This Facebook phenomenon skyrocketed to success, literally overnight, as a fun page of spotting Maui’s infamous robo-cop, (who shall remain nameless, because you either know who he is or it doesn’t really matter) and sharing stories on their wall of shame. As the page morphed its identity, it’s become the island’s most reliable source of breaking news, from accidents to road closures to weather alerts. They recently launched a shop on their Facebook page, complete with hats and shirts, perfect the MauiWatch lover on your list. This constructed hat is made in the USA.
For your Little Mermaid –
A Custom Made Mermaid Tale – If there’s someone on your list who dreams of being a mermaid, her dreams are about to come true. Maui Flippah will create a custom made mermaid tail, handmade on Maui, out of quality swimming grade materials and a durable monofin. Once the technique is mastered, these elegant and durable tails give swimmers remarkable speed and agility under water.
For your aspiring Pastry Chef –
These two sweet gifts will be treasures in any baker’s pantry.
Maui Preserved’s Vanilla Beans – A 5-pack of Maui Vanilla Beans, grown and cured on Maui, fresh and bursting with flavor. The process of growing vanilla beans is one of patience and precision, with no room for error. Maui Preserved’s beans boast high moisture content and are some of the only beans grown in the United States. Maui Preserved also offers jams and jellies, pickled vegetables, hot sauces, and the Sweet and Spicy Pineapple that was featured in Sunset Magazine. Purchase online, click here to view their retail stores, or check out their Seasonal kiosk at Queen Kaahumanu Mall.
Maui Culinary Academy’s Vanilla Mac Nut Sugar- Just a hint of vanilla and macadamia nuts to round out the flavors of your coffee, teas, or baked goods. Made by the students at Maui Culinary Academy, sugar proceeds from each sale go to support the education and scholarship programs at the school. Purchase online from HelloMakana.com, which also features curated gift baskets and subscription gift packages!
For your favorite nurse or doctor –
Sterling Silver Heartbeat Bangle by Maui Ocean Jewelry – This one is for all the nurses and doctors, or the one that makes your heart go pitter patter! The custom pulse line bangle, with a heart charm and 3 tiny pukas (or your choice of additions!), has been soldered, hammered, tumbled and polished for extra shine! Also comes in 14K gold filled. Buy on Etsy –
For your Maui-lover –
A subscription to Maui No Ka Oi Magazine – I’m talking about the person on your list who loves the Valley Isle, but if you have a lover on Maui… well, they might like this too. Maui No Ka Oi Magazine is having a great special, running through the end of the year – you can give a subscription as a gift, and get one for yourself for free! Just use the code WHOL2013 to activate!