Kauai Gift Guide of Locally Made Products

What makes Kauai Products so special? First of all, these items are handcrafted by artisans, chefs, musicians and authors right here on Kauai. Many use materials that are found on the Garden Island including agricultural products like fresh fruits and flowers, koa wood, seeds, seashells, beach glass, and sand. Kauai products incorporate the flavors, scents and feelings of Kauai into their products. When you buy a Kauai product, you are not getting just another plastic hula girl or shot glass made in China, instead these items are made by Kauai residents giving you the true essence of Kauai. Not only that, but by buying Kauai products, you are supporting the local economy.

With the holidays officially upon us, Kauai products make perfect gifts. A wide variety of diverse Kauai merchandise is now available in local stores all over Kauai and on-line.

Art, Publications and Music

Did you know that there are dozens of talented authors, artists and musicians that live right here on Kauai. Children’s Author, Monika Mira offers you The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book to inspire your children to learn all about the Hawaiian Reef and Susan Dierker offers a playfully illustrated story about Knuckles the Hound of Hanalei and his adventure coming home from the Humane Society. Pam Brown offers Kauai Stories, a delightful collection of humorous and inspiring stories about life on Kauai. Patrice Pendarvis Studio offers a collection of beautiful paintings that encompass the essence of old Kauai. There are also dozens of publications that you may pick up on Kauai that participate in this program.

Food and Floral

If you are looking to create the ultimate care package look no further. Papalani Gelato offers a variety of delicious treats made right here on Kauai using the finest of fresh Kauai flavors. Aunty Lilikoi offers a delicious array of passion fruit jelly, syrup, mustard and treats. Salty Wahine specializes in gourmet Hawaiian sea salts and seasonings. Lotus Fudge offers organic and sustainable mac nut butters, truffles and gluten-free fudge. Hula Baby Bakery specializes in handcrafted biscotti and granola with island flavors. The Aloha Spice Company creates delightful rubs, seasonings and organic herbs. Hippie Café offers amazing gluten-free vegan baked goods. Kauai Coffee grows and roasts rich Hawaiian coffee right on the slopes of Kalaheo and Nani Moon Mead is the only producer of honey wines in Hawaii .

Apparel Jewelry and Accessories

Cane Field Clothing has a nice selection of Kauai made jewelry and accessories. Keiki Covers creates adorable children’s clothing with Hawaiian flair. A ell designs offers custom wedding dresses, but also specializes in clothing that uses natural fibers like bamboo and hemp to create designs that are perfect for island living. KaiKini offers quick-drying swimwear with bright, bold colors and flattering cuts that are all sewn locally. Mailelani’s handcrafts beautiful purses, bags, and table linens from colorful Hawaiian designs. Kauai Carver offers Keoni’s Durant’s handcrafted tikis, fish hook pendants, and natural-edge bowls can be found in the homes of private collectors, on hotel properties and movie sets, and in galleries throughout Hawaii.

Health and Beauty

Shinil Candle & Soap  and Island Soap and Candle offers high quality, handcrafted soy candles, olive oil soaps, and lip balms. Ertha found at The Beauty Shop offers luxurious organic and vegan bath and body products like sea salt scrubs, body oil and foaming hand soap and Cloud 9 Hawaii makes organic skin care and sun care products.

There are dozens of stores around the island that now specialize in carrying Kauai Products. Some of these include: the Kokee Natural History Museum, Talk Story Books, the Aloha Spice Company, Kauai Coffee, and Banana Patch Studio on the West Side, Big Save Markets, Sueoka Store,and Living Foods on the South Shore, Kauai Plantation Railway Depot, Hilo Hattie, Kauai Museum and Times supermarket in Lihue, Divine Planet, Big Save Market on the East Side,  Aloha from Hanalei, Tahitian Goddess and Hanalei Dolphin on the North Shore.

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  1. mike
    mike says:

    Love the shout out to unique made on Kauai specialties! Other internet treats abound…ex: Flowers Kauai is one of only two locally owned florist, specializing in organically grown arrangements delicately shipped throughout the US. Also, the crafting website “ETSY” has various local artisans displaying their gorgeous wares such as shell crafter “Kauai shoreline designs” . We are gracious advocates of anything authentically Kauai!!

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