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.

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