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Where to find Hawaii gifts and souvenirs that are really from Hawaii

If you’d like to make sure what you bring home from the Islands is actually Island-made, here's where you can get authentic Hawaii-made products

Although most of the items you find in Waikiki or other tourist centers in Hawaii say "Hawaii" on them somewhere, most are not actually made in Hawaii. The grass skirts you see came from the Philippines. Statues of King Kamehameha? Made in China.

If you’d like to make sure what you bring home from the Islands is actually Island-made, we’ve put together a list of stores that specialize in selling authentic Hawaii-made products.

If you’re shopping on Oahu, you might want to look into stores like Native Books/Na Mea Hawai’i in Ward Centre. Na Mea Hawaii (translation: "Hawaiian Things") also has a store in the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. Stores like Na Mea carry authentic and culturally accurate wares, including handcrafted items, gift baskets, books, clothing CDs and DVDS and even food products.

Here, we present a sampling of retailers statewide specializing in selling authentic Hawaii-made products. They're arranged by island, for your convenience, with web links when available. Many of the retailers also sell their products online, so you can get Hawaii-made products even when you can't be here.

Happy shopping!

Retailers That Carry Authentic Hawaii-Made Products: A List


hawaii_souvenirs_gifts_from_HawaiiEast Honolulu Clothing Company
41-1537 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo
(808) 259-7677

Clothing and gifts with country flair. (pictured, top)

48-140 Kamehameha Hwy
(808) 239-2222

Located inside Waiahole Poi Factory, aloha wear from designer Colleen Kimura.

930 Punahou St., Honolulu
(808) 942-9868

Designer Danene Lunn’s island style family wear.

Nakeu Awai
1613 Houghtailing St., Honolulu
(808) 841-1221

Designer Nake’u Awai's clothing

Philip Rickard Honolulu
Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, third floor
(808) 946-6720

Longtime crafter of made-in-Hawaii Hawaiian heirloom jewelry.

Na Mea Hawaii
Hilton Hawaiian Village, next to Tapa Tower
2005 Kalia Road, Waikiki
(808) 949-3989

Original art and fine art reproductions.

Maui and Molokai


hawaii_souvenirs_gifts_from_HawaiiAlii Kula Lavender Farm and Store
1100 Waipoli Road, Kula
(808) 878-3004

This is a working lavender farm filled with goodies, most made right on the farm. Lavender products for the bath, home and kitchen.

Kopa Haiku
Haiku Marketplace
810 Haiku Road, Haiku
(808) 575-5435

A working soap factory, it’s a great place to visit and it smells wonderful.

Maui Hands
Hyatt Regency Kaanapali, 200 Nohea Kai Drive, Kaanapali
(808) 667-7997

Maui Hands represents over 300 Hawaii artists and artisans.

Native Intelligence
45 N. Market St., Wailuku
(808) 249-2421

The best Hawaiian cultural products available on Maui.


Molokai Artists & Crafters Guild
64 Ala Malama St., Kaunakakai
(808) 553-8018

The diverse works of over 90 top artists and crafters living on Molokai.


hawaii_souvenirs_gifts_from_HawaiiBanana Patch Studio

2490 Keneke St., Kilauea
(808) 828-6522

Ceramics and art.

Island Soap and Candleworks

2474 Keneke St., Kilauea
 (808) 828-1955
Two locations

Soap and candles.

Kauai Products Store
Kukui Grove Shopping Center
Kaumualii Highway, Lihue
(808) 246-6753

An outlet for 200+ Kauai-made products.

Nani Moon Meadery
4-939D Kuhio Highway, Kapaa

(808) 823-0486

Local honey wines and eclectic small batches of special gifts. 

hawaii_souvenirs_gifts_from_HawaiiTrain Depot Store
 at Kilohana Plantation
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue
(808) 245-7245

Plantation inspired, locally made preserved foods, sauces and goodies.

Big Island

hawaii_souvenirs_gifts_from_HawaiiDan De Luz Woods

17-4003 Ahuahu Pl., Mountain View
(808) 968-6607

Dan De Luz turns koa, milo, mango, kamani, sandalwood, hau and other Island woods into beautiful bowls and wood products.

Hana Hou
164 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo
(808) 935-4555

One of a kind handcrafted items made by master weavers and artisans from Hawaii.

Kimura Lauhala Shop
77-996 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kona
(808) 324-0053

Everything lauhala, from  rolled-up mats and wide-brimmed hats to tote bags, coasters and coin purses.

hawaii_souvenirs_gifts_from_HawaiiSig Zane
122 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo
(808) 935-7707

The most esteemed clothier for local people in Hawaii. 

Under the Koa Tree
69-250 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Resort
(808) 886-7444

Locally made koa items, jewelry, boxes, keepsakes, canoes, paddles and more.