Celebrate Hawai‘i’s Great Graduates of 2020 with These Local Gifts

To the class of 2020: Chee-hooo YOU!


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honolulu guide to graduation 2020 gifts

Our hearts go out to the seniors who have to march to a different beat this year. Their resilience, hard work and positivity through recent hard times confirm they’re class acts. So, even though we can’t load them with lei or put on one big pah-tee, we can show them mucho aloha with fun, unique gifts from local designers and boutiques.

 


Fun Kine Tings

Small gifts of joy.


candy lei

Candy crack-seed lei

Sticky Fingers

Prices vary

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Chee Hoo folder

Project Aloha

$4.50

projectaloha.com

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Neoprene laptop case

SoHa Living

$16.80

sohaliving.com

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Aloha cards

Susanna Cromwell

$24 for six

cromwellhome.com

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Kick’s Rasta and Ha‘a Country Road fins

Da Fin

$65.95

dafin.com

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AxisGo iPhone case

Zak Noyle

$199

zaknoyle.com

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Backdoor iPhone case and Daydream Rainbow phone case

Zak Noyle and Heather Brown

$45 and $20

zaknoyle.com and heatherbrownart.com

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Musubi maker and musubi slicer

Sumo

$25 and $12

shopify.com

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Mau House Shaka bottle opener

Oliver

$100

oliveandoliverhawaii.com


Hale Away from Home

Deck out their dorms with Hawaiian style décor.


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Shaka ceramic shoyu dish, chopstick holder and wooden chopstick set

Local Motion

$4, $2 and $14.99

localmotionhawaii.com

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Pegge Hopper “A Choice Afternoon” signed giclee print

Magnolia

$485 (20 inches by 28 inches)

magnolia-hawaii.com

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Aloha Modern x Dalani Tanahy Kapa Hawaiian Nights sheet and pillowcase set

Aloha Modern

$125

alohamodern.com

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Lankai Unicorn print

Punky Aloha

$20

punkyaloha.com

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Ceramic bud vases and magnets

Beachcake

Prices vary

etsy.com


Wear ’Um Proud

Hawai‘i inspired clothing and accessories.


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Wa‘ahia The Future is Wahine pouch

Owens and Co.

$32

owensandcompany.com

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Randall palaka tote bag

Matt Bruening

$44

mattbruening.com

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Travel duffel

Aloha Collection

$58

aloha-collection.com

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Hawaiian Style Swim Class tee

Local Motion

$24

localmotionhawaii.com

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Hawaiian Prepwear hibiscus shirt

Salvage Public

$138

salvagepublic.com

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Leather card case wallet

Salvage Public

$55

salvagepublic.com

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Hau‘oli Lehua long dress

Manaola

$238

manaolahawaii.com

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Ni‘ihau Momi and rose-gold earrings

Kuana Torres Kahele

$59

shopify.com

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Do What You Love tee and Do What You Love tote

Lindsey Arakawa x Mori and Kim Sielbeck x Art+Flea

$30 and $20

morihawaii.com

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Haku lei

Happy Haku

$70

thehappyhaku.com

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‘Ekaha Fern pareu

Kealopiko

$48

kealopiko.com

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Varsity jacket

Hawai‘i’s Finest

$60

shop.hifinest.com

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Lauli‘i backpack

Manaola

$98

manaolahawaii.com


Like Learn How?

Experiences are everything right now. *Some places will be closed, please see websites for gift certificates.


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Photo: Courtesy of Yoga Room Hawai‘i

Try popular workouts in the area, from bootcamps to slow flow yoga

Class Pass

$50

classpass.com

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Kayak the “Kohala Ditch” on the Big Island

Flumin’ Kohala

$135 adults, $75 children (age 5 to 11)

fluminkohala.com

manoa chocolate

Six-bar chocolate sampler virtual tour and tastings

Mānoa Chocolates

$60

manoachocolate.com

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Tell your story with a custom kapa art print by Dalani Tanahy

Price upon request

kapahawaii.com

graduation gift cooking class

Hawaiian Style Cooking classes includes a menu, recipe and cooking equipment

Hawaiian Style Cooking

Prices vary from standard class to private group class up to 12 people

hawaiianstylecookingclass.com

backcountry kauai

Mountain tubing adventures

Kaua‘i Backcountry Adventures

$126

kauaibackcountry.com

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Haku-making workshop

Meleana Hawai‘i

$35 includes an online lesson and downloadable instruction book. Sign up for Friday, May 22

meleana.com


Eat, Clink and Be Maaary

Booze and food are always good. *Alcohol gifts: For 21 and older only.


papaya

Cheers! box

Papaya Exchange

$103

thepapayaexchange.com

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Malassada boxes

Leonard’s Hawai‘i

24-piece box, $34.20, 36-piece box, $49.80

leonardshawaii.com

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Graduation Bundle: $10 gift card and lanyard

Zippy’s

$13

zippys.com

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Lū‘au Kit: six traditional lū‘au dishes

Noh’s

$22.50

nohfoods.com

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Gold gift basket

Kaka‘ako Wine

$99.99 for three bottles of wine and Champagne, bottle opener and local delicacies

kakaakowine.com

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Boneless kalbi

Side Street Inn

3-pound bag, $45, 5-pound bag, $75; misoyaki chicken, 3-pound bag, $24, 5-pound bag, $40

sidestreetinn.com

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Growler to-go options include Char Siu Red Ale, Slightly Bent IPA and Extremely Bent Imperial IPA

Real Gastropub

$8.50 for 16 ounces, $12 for 32 ounces, $18 for 64 ounces

realgastropub.com

 

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