Here at DTL, we are all about supporting local and kānaka businesses year-round, but for this holiday season, we wanted to share with everyone our team’s top choices for makana Kalikimaka.
Michelle: Hawaiian Pie Co.
It is an absolutely buttery delicious treat to add to a table spread during a season of gathering with family and friends.
Kim: ISL& by Kēhau Noʻeau
Enamel pins and patches make great, simple gifts!
Angela: Jana Lam
Fun, colorful prints!
Vy: Workshop 28
Cute home goods that make easy gifts.
Lehua: Aloha Modern
Supporting friends, online means no crowds and gender-neutral gifts
Nāpali: ʻAwa & ʻŌlena
For the unexpected wellness treasure, hand-picked by the shop’s owner Amanda
Mālia: Native Hawaiian Pop-Up Mākeke at Windward Mall
The store has several dozen Hawaiian designers including some of my personal favorites.
Kirra: Scott Slippers
Everyone can use slippers in Hawaiʻi, and Scott Slippers are the best quality.
Jason: JQ Store
My son is into Gundam – they’re one of the only shops that carry them locally. They also host regular group ‘build’ days where people come into the shop and build kits together.
Kaiani: Native Intelligence
This treasure shop hidden in Wailuku town on Maui carries a curated collection of some of Hawai’is best craftsmanship, design, everyday products, and functional art. From Kumu Cards, hula implements, fresh lei, Kealopiko, to pōhaku kuʻi ʻai, they truly have it all.