The gifts HAWAII Staffers want this holiday season

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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

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“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



Kahulalea clutch

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“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

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Kyote Designs

“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

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Martin & MacArthur

“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



Manaola heels

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“I love that Manaola Hawaii designs shoes now! Like the rest of the collections, they have the most meaningful patterns.”

— Sharon Spear, publisher


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