Hawaiians have been championing their own locally made products for so long that they even have a word for it in native Hawaiian — Kama’aina. We’re pumped to share at least 5 locally made gift ideas under $50 right here in our first-ever Shop Local Guide to the Holidays so even haoles like us can support locally made producers on the Islands.
Be sure to check out the rest of our 250 picks for made in USA holiday gifts under $50 on our new interactive US map, where you’ll find our favorite locally made products by state for her, him, kids, the home, the host/hostess, stocking stuffers, even some for pets!
Mano Keiki (Shark Child) 14K Necklace
Say Aloha to her new favorite everyday pendant ($42), perfectly suited for layering and custom made to order by Lisa from Ke Aloha on Maui.
Local Motion Boards
One of the original surfing companies in Hawaii, Local Motion has made skimboards from renewable bamboo since 1977, starting at just $30! Check out their board shorts and signature hoodies, too.
Hemp & Eucalyptus Natural Fiber Napkins
Hawaiians are by nature environmentalists, and sustainability is second nature everywhere in the island chain. We adore these reusable cloth napkins ($24, set of 4) made of hemp and eucalyptus by a. ell designs on Kauai.
FOR THE HOST
Ka’u Rusty’s Hawaiian Coffee Roasters
Say thank you in style with this award-winning small batch coffee ($26), roasted and shipped Mondays only from boutique 12-acre Mauna Loa coffee farm.
Perhaps one of the best surfing documentaries of all time, Riding Giants ($10) chronicles the history of surfing in Hawaii and California and features footage and interviews with surf legends like Laird Hamilton and Stacy Peralta.
Poi Dog Island Mango Pet Shampoos
We can’t think of anything better for washing the dirt, sand, salt, and other muck from your dog’s fur than these all-natural pet shampoos from Lanikai Bath & Body in Kailua Beach Town, starting at just $10.50. Essential oils naturally rid your furry friend from fleas and ticks, and coconut and kukui nut oils also help soothe hot spots and reduce shedding.
Did we miss your favorite locally made products from Hawaii? Definitely share them with us in the comments, we’d love to add them to our shopping lists!