Throughout the year at HAWAIʻI Magazine, we get to learn about a lot of cool, awesome Hawaii-inspired products and services. These are the ones we think you should know about this gift-giving season, not just for us, but the loved ones in your life who’ve also made The Nice List this year.
Slowtide beach towels
“I don’t think you can ever own too many beach towels. Especially when 90 percent of mine are just a plain color or generic stripes, it’d be cool to lay out on one that looks more like a modern painting.”
— Matthew Dekneef, digital media manager
“Hiking gear aside, what I’ve been wanting for a long time is a Kahulalea fold-over clutch, either from its Chapter Two or Tokyo Love Story collection. They’re made by using upcycled aloha wear and kimono fabrics. I love the ornately designed ones, but you can find a clutch that’s as simple or with as few colors as you like.”
— Christine Hitt, editor
Kyoté spiral earrings
“Like shoes, jewelry has to match the outfits you wear. Therefore, I would love to add some pieces of Kyoté jewelry to my accessory collection. These Made-in-Hawaii handcrafted modular creations can be changed-up each time a piece is worn — their BackStory aFloat piece is so unique!”
— Marche Kawai, senior account manager
Koa wood sunglasses
"I have long coveted a classic koa wood rocker to pass down through the generations, but I would take anything from Martin & MacArthur, especially their all-koa Dylan sunglasses."
— Loren Malenchek, account executive
“I love that Manaola Hawaii designs shoes now! Like the rest of the collections, they have the most meaningful patterns.”
— Sharon Spear, publisher