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Maui Christmas Decor and Gifts – Online!

Want to start your holiday shopping but not quite ready to face the crowds (or not even on Maui?) Here’s an assortment of holiday-themed gifts (with Maui ties) that you can order online!

Head High Tropicals 

Looking for a show-stopping wreath for your front door or a gift for a lover of tropical flowers on the mainland? Head High Tropicals will create, package and ship a wreath ($145) or basket ($75) to your lucky recipient (or yourself!) – all prices include shipping and tax. Quantities are limited so ordering early is advised.

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Speaking of foliage, if you are looking for a more eco-friendly Christmas tree this year, check out Plant a Wish’s Live Native Christmas Trees, for a potted 3 foot tall ohia lehua tree (available on Maui only). Trees are $75 if you order before midnight on November 30, or $85 after. The cost of your tree includes delivery (Maui only), personalized support in the planting of the tree, and detailed tree care information.  To read more about the backstory of Plant a Wish and the live holiday trees, click here.

Wrappily

And speaking of eco-friendly gifts, Maui-based Wrappily has a new line of holiday wrapping paper, and if you are feeling crafty, new holiday gift-topper kits!

BlueJane Maui

Well now you have your wreath, your tree and your wrapping paper, how about some holiday home decor, for you or as a gift!  BlueJane Maui has these handmade (and professional quality) pillow covers featuring holiday messages in black paint on natural canvas fabric, with contrasting fabric (varies with pillow) on the reverse. See the listings for the Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian) or Joy/Peace on Etsy.

Bitty Bambu 

For your holiday parties and family photo shoots, look no further than Bitty Bambu.  The girls’ dresses and skirts, all handmade with designer fabrics, are all pretty as a picture and for gift ideas, Bitty Bambu offers darling baby gift sets with a onesie and matching burp cloth and t-shirts for girls and boys.

Jennifer’s Gourds

What is Christmas on Maui (or for a Maui-loving friend) without your Sandy ‘Snowman’? Jennifer’s Gourds makes these darling little sandmen (out of gourds!) with Maui sand and shells.

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Happy Honu Maui

Deck your halls with gorgeous Hawaiian print Christmas stockings by Happy Honu Maui – these burlap trimmed stockings are boutique quality, designer 100% cotton fabric, with a fabric liner, plus a fabric “hook” for hanging. Built to last and Santa approved.  See the listings for the Blue Ho Ho Ho Hawaiian Surf Signs or Red Hawaiian Hula Girl.


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Holiday Family Photos COUPON! 

And finally, as a special offer to MauiMadeBlog readers, Grace Emata of Gracee Studios is offering 20% discount on holiday mini-sessions through December 10th.The Mini Session includes a 30 minute photo session, 50 digital images and an on-line gallery! Gracee Studios specializes in weddings, maternity, family and keiki photography. Grace also offers wedding planning services.

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Holiday Shopping Events

Craft fairs and holiday shopping events big and small, all around Maui this holiday season. I also love the idea of the event at the bottom – the first of its kind on Maui – an Alternative Christmas Market at St. John’s in Keokea, where you can donate to a charitable organization under a friend’s name, and receive a card explaining the gift for under the tree!  If I have missed your event, please feel free to contact me (info in About section) or leave a comment 

  • Event: MOCShopTillYouDrop2014
  • Date: Saturday, November 29
    Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Maui Ocean Treasures – Gift Shop at Maui Ocean Center, Ma’alaea
  • Details: 30% off everything in the store (except Pandora Jewelry), 40 vendors in the outdoor courtyard, live entertainment, food and drinks available for purchase at the Reef Cafe, door prizes!
  • Cost: Free! (everyone gets one door prize entry, but bring in canned food donations for more entries – up to 5)
  • More Info: Check out their website, Facebook and Instagram accounts for more info!

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  • Event: Holiday Marketplace/Small Business Saturday at HUE 
  • Date: Saturday, November 29
  • Time: tbd
  • Location: 210 Alamaha St, Kahului
  • Details: Pop-up shops from local vendors
  • More Info: Check out their website and Facebook
  • Event: Small Business Saturday in Paia 
  • Date: Saturday, November 29
  • Details: Lots of great shops in Paia are offering discounts, many listed on the PaiaMaui.com website (click on date and scroll to bottom) – also 10% kama’aina discount (friday, saturday and sunday) at Maui Crafts Guild. 
  • Event: Hui Holiday – First Night at Hui Noeau
  • Date: Wednesday, December 3
  • Time: 5pm – 8pm
  • Location: Hui Noeau, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
  • Details:  Shop for exclusive treasures by local artists and vendors and enjoy spirited music and festive drinks and pupu while surrounded by holiday décor of the historic Kaluanui Estate. Also includes the unveiling of designer/choreographer André Morissette’s imaginative “holiday window” installations.
  • Cost: Pre-purchase Tickets: $30 , Call (808) 572-6560
  • More Info: http://huinoeau.com/happenings/events/

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  • Event: Montessori School of Maui Holiday Fair
  • Date: Friday, December 5th
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: 2933 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
  • Details: Parents and local vendors will offer lovely hand-made wreaths, wildly popular home-baked goodies, jams and jellies, jewelry, clothing and other specialty items perfect for gift-giving and adding holiday cheer to your home.  Highlights of the event are a special storytelling presentation by On the Wing Storytelling at 3:30 p.m. and a performance by the Suzuki Maui Violin Youth Ensemble at 4:15 p.m.  Interested vendors may contact ptomontessori@gmail.com.
  • Cost: Admission is free and open to the public.
  • More Info: www.momi.org

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  • maui waldorf holiday faire fairEvent: Holiday Faire at Haleakala Waldorf School 
  • Date: Saturday, December 6
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Location: 4160 Lower Kula Road
  • Details: 75 of Maui’s best artisans, live entertainment, kids crafts, puppet show, games and more!  Elf Parade at 10AM, every child dressed as Santa’s helper gets a FREE gift!
  • Admission: $3 for adults, under 12 free
  • More info: Click here 
  • Event: 17th Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree
  • Date: Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th
  • Time: Lighting of the Tree – 6:30pm Saturday, Dec 6, Events run 10am-7pm Saturday and 9am – 5pm Sunday
  • Location: Banyan Tree, Front Street, Lahaina
  • Details:  (awaiting confirmation but I believe this is the schedule- or contact info below to confirm before you go) On Saturday, live music and holiday craft fair starts at 10am. Keiki activities kick off at 2pm with the arrival of Santa at the North Pole, cookie decorating, face painting and Christmas crafts. Da Hawaiian Snowman ice sculpture is arriving at 4pm, donated and carved on site by Lahaina Ice Company. TREE LIGHTING is 6:30pm Saturday, with live music by Lahainaluna HS Band  (Tree stays lit for entire holiday season December 6th-to January 2nd, 2015). Holiday arts and crafts fair and live music continues Sunday at 9am .
  • Admission: Free, however the LahainaTown Action Committee requests one canned or non perishable food item for admission to the “North Pole” winter wonderland.
  • For More Info: lynn@visitlahaina.com or call 808 667 9715

2014 Maui Tree Lighting Holiday Christmas Lights Tree

  • Event: Maui Mompreneur Winter Showcase Craft Fair
  • Date: Saturday, December 6
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Location: Maui Beach Ellair Rainbow Ballroom
  • Details: Showcasing Maui’s Mom-owned businesses – handmade gift items perfect for Christmas, baked goods, jewelry and more!
  • Cost: FREE
  • For More Info: For vendor spaces please call: 808-757-4739
  • Event: Maui Humane Society’s Holiday Pet Fair
  • Date: Saturday, December 6
  • Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Location: 1350 Mehameha Loop, Puunene
  • Details: Gifts and Crafts, Photos with Santa Paws, Pick your  price on all adoptions, pet care services and supply vendors, tutu’s shave ice, outrigger pizza company, dog restraint demonstrations and discounted microchips
  • For more Info: Click Here 
  • Event: Upcountry Lighting of the Tree
  • Date: Sunday, December 7
  • Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards
  • Details: Tree lighting, caroling, holiday crafts for kids, treats, sparkling wine toast, and outdoor movie showing of POLAR EXPRESS! This tree lighting ceremony is in honor of Ulupalakua’s 150 years of commitment to our island’s land and the never-ending forestation efforts, including the replanting that follows tropical storm Iselle’s destruction earlier this year.
  • Admission: Free Admission, but please bring canned and non-perishable foods for Maui Food Bank
  • For More Info: click here 

upcountry holiday tree lighting

  • Event: Alternative Christmas Market
  • Date: Sunday, December 7
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Location: St Johns Episcopal Church, Kula (across from Keokea Park)
  • Details: For the first time ever on Maui – 20 local and international nonprofits offer an opportunity to buy ‘gifts’ (such as buying a goat for a family in Africa in the friend’s name), by making a donation on their behalf, a receive a card for under their tree!! Do good and feel good!  Charities will include: Maui Food Bank, Aloha House, Hospice Maui, Women Helping Women, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Maui AIDS Foundation, Maui Youth and Family Services, Malama Family Recovery Center, Somos Ohana Nicaragua, A Cup of Cold Water, Heifer Project, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Imua Family Services, Episcopal Relief and Development, and more!
  • For More Info: http://www.stjohnsmaui.org

 

Maui-Inspired Christmas Presents – Part 1

holiday gift maui hawaii 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 –

Maui Watch Facebook hat Logo Gear

Maui Watch Hat – Wear it with Pride!

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 Vanilla Beans Grown Maui 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.

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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 –

Nurse Gift Maui Hawaii Jewelry Silver CustomSterling 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!

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Stocking Stuffers – Made on Maui

OK, so I haven’t even enjoyed my Thanksgiving pie yet (because it’s really all about the pie, isn’t it?), but Christmas is coming at us like the Sugar Cane Train.

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas and the all important STOCKINGS.

Hawaii Christmas Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea

Here are some fun ideas that are all made on Maui, and best of all, they are all available for online order!

First of all – the Stockings.

Check out the great inventory (but hurry – they are moving fast!) at this etsy shop – TikiTales – Now offering personalization!  Learn more about Happy Honu Maui and TikiTales from this earlier post. 

For the Fragrant Soap Lover (or a filthy friend)  –

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The Rainbow Gift Set Comes in this Beautiful Packaging

Soap from Maui Soap Company: “We started our company with a formula using organic coconut oil, wonderful aromas and cool colorful designs and began selling at the craft fairs. Here we are 5 years later with 2 full time employees and one part timer and sold throughout the Islands and now planning to export to Japan!” This holiday season we’re giving 25% of online sales to the Haku Baldwin Center in Makawao, as well as contributing 1% of total sales to a local conservation group through the 1% for the Planet organization.

For the Person who is always borrowing your Lip Balm –

maui natural lip balm handmade

Can’t go wrong with natural lip balms by Queen Bee Maui – a Sweet Gift!

Lip Balms from Queen Bee Productions come in three flavors,  Plain Jane (Honey Inspired with Shea & Cocoa Butters), Chocolate Mint and Tangerine Dream.

For your Frequent Flyers –

queen bee travel kit maui facial products sampleThe  Travel Kit from Queen Bee Productions, which comes in Rose, Lavender or Citrus, contains samples sizes of the Honey Cleanser, Facial Toner, Luxurious Body Oil, Royal Exfoliant and Cocoa Body Butter in a reusable plastic zipper pouch that’s carry-on friendly! (see above for purchasing details) 

For your Sweet-tooth –

The Limited Edition Gift Box from Sweet Paradise Chocolate comes with flavors that include Kona Coffee, Macadamia Nut, Mango Ginger, Lilikoi Silk and more.

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For your soon to be tooth-less –

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These quality pillows will last through all the years of wiggly teeth…

The Tooth Fairy Pillows by BlueJane Maui are small enough to place beside you, but large enough that the tooth fairy will find it. Each one is made with quality, designer fabrics and professionally sewn and machine washable. Each pillow comes with a sweet little poem in the pocket.

For your Four-Legged Friends:

maui.dog.treats.pumpkinMaui Dog Treats are made by hand on Maui using wholesome, all-natural & organic ingredients. Available in Pumpkin Peanut Butter and Wheat Free Pumpkin.

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