Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Intoxicating Gifts for the Alcohol Lovers on Your List
These Island-inspired gifts will make any local say “cheers.”
1. Kō Hana Rum Kokoleka Cacao & Honey Rum ($50)
Photo: Kohana Rum
In a collaboration with O‘ahu-based Madre Chocolate, this Kunia distillery released a cacao- and honey-flavored rum made from ingredients entirely sourced from the Islands. Sip it straight or use it to spike hot chocolate.
2. Madre Chocolate Kō Hana Rum Chocolate ($11)
Photo: Madre Chocolate
After lending its cacao to Kō Hanas rum experiment, Madre turned around and used the rum-soaked cacao to make a chocolate bar, which will delight both rum and chocolate aficionados.
3. Large Pineapple Tumbler in Brass ($99)
Photo: Roberta Oaks
Pineapples may be a national symbol for hospitality, but the iconic fruit shape has special resonance in the Islands, which is why these quirky pineapple tumblers stocked by Roberta Oaks would make the perfect gift for your favorite local drinker. If pineapple-inspired barware speaks to you, go all in with the matching shot glasses ($35 for two) and shaker ($80).
4. Honolulu Rocks Glass ($24)
Photo: Owens & Co.
These etched low-ball glasses from downtown boutique Owens & Co. will add a retro touch of charm to any Old Fashioned, Manhattan or whiskey sour.
5. ‘Opihi Bottle Opener (From $50)
Photo: Mau House
These cast bronze ‘opihi-shaped bottle openers from local designer Mau House are both beautiful and functional. Throw in a six-pack of Island-made beer for a complete present.
6. Wine Class at Hound & Quail ($30)
Give the gift of education with a gift certificate to one of vintage store Hound & Quail’s afterhours wine tastings, led by local sommelier and The Wine Stop stockist Liane Fu. Past classes have included “How To Pair Wine with Food” and “How to Taste 101,” and will resume again in January.
Email Hound & Quail’s Mark Pei for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.