So you are on Kauai for Christmas. Maybe you want to get a little tree for the
familyâ€”but all of your decorations are back on the mainland! You donâ€™t want to go
crazy and buy a bunch of the same things you have back at home! What a dilemma.
Here is what we did one year. We searched through Kauai’s unique and fun souvenir shops and craft fairs to get our goodies.
- One string of lights (Longâ€™s Drugs)
- Two clumps of key chains including surfboards, ukulele, palm trees (they come in bunches of 7 to 10)
- Leiâ€”various types
- Flowers for the hair
Put it all together and Voilaâ€™! You have a fun, nicely decorated Kauai Christmas tree containing knick-knacks to take back to the mainland to give to friends, co-workers, nieces, nephews, cousins and anyone you may have forgotten. â€śOh, we brought this little key chain from Kauai, just for you.â€ťWe rounded out the tree with a few distinctive Hawaiian ornaments from Hilo Hattieâ€™s in Lihue. Those we took home for ourselves.
Living here more full time now, we are collecting some unique Christmas treasures and the tree has more traditional decorationsâ€”but we still have two keychainsâ€”for family tradition.