Put a Little Kauai under your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year when weather gets cold, and you start to think about gift giving as the Holidays approach. If you are feeling the chill, but would rather think of warm tropical breezes, swaying palm trees, the scent of the islands or the taste of Aloha, then I have put together a few ideas to bring Kauai a little closer this Christmas.

For the children in you life, KAuai Reef Fish Coloring BookThe Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book offers hours of entertainment and it’s educational. This award-winning title will teach your children everything they ever wanted to know about Hawaii’s reef fish including: their anatomy, biology, body shapes, feeding habits and coloration. They will also learn about the importance of coral reef conservation. Pair it up with a pack of recycled Kauai Crayons (available at Island Soap and Candle) and you’ve got the perfect gift for the budding marine biologist.

Pamper your friends with the scent of fragrant flowers and exotic fruits. Malie Organics offers a line of all natural, organic, luxury spa and beauty products. A few of my favorites are the coconut vanilla body wash, and the mango body cream. Their island ambiance reed diffuser will keep your house smelling like the islands year round. You could also create a thoughtful gift basket for friends or family by combining the Malie bath products with hand-made, scented candles from Island Soap and Candle Works.

One of the best ways to give a little bit of Kauai is by bringing the flavors of the islands Monkey Pod Jamshome. Wake up to the aroma of fresh brewed cup of Kauai Coffee and pair it with a handmade truffle from the Kauai Chocolate Company. Kauai has dozens of choices when it comes to specialty food items including: Aloha Spices, Anahola Granola, Monkey Pod Jam, Koloa Rum Cake, Kava Boy kava, or infused macadamia nut oils by Oils of Aloha. Stop by Aloha Spice Company in Hanapepe, where they make it easy to find a large selection of  these island treats, available in one location. They even have cookbooks and recipes for your culinary delights.

aFeinberg PhotographyLocal art is always a treasured gift. Order your 2012 AFeinberg Calendars with over 25 stunning Kauai images that will warm your days year-round.

When shopping for the perfect gift for friends and loved ones, remember to look for the Kauai Made symbol to ensure high quality Kauai Made products. If it is from Kauai, your friends and family are sure to love it!

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