Hark! The Bargain Angels Sing



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...Glory to thrifty shopping!

Your budget, minus gifts for everyone you want to shop for, equals one seriously broke Santa.

The elves in the Lei Chic offices have rounded up a whole list of sweet little locally-made stocking stuffers your friends and family will adore.
The best part? They're all $30 or less!



Lei ChicNow Ear This
Midori Jewelry’s dainty circle drop earrings pair gorgeous paua shells and hammered sterling silver for the perfect blend of island style and elegance. $25; available online here.

 

 

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Grab Bags
Made entirely from recycled vintage fabrics, Mu‘umu‘u Heaven’s eco-conscious clutches double as both adorable makeup pouches and stylish little evening bags. $12; available at the Mu‘umu‘u Heaven boutique, 767 Kailua Road, 808.263.3366, and online here.



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Sweet Talk
Wonderfully indulgent, the Artisan Chocolate Box from Sweet Paradise Chocolatier contains a delicious mix of all-natural truffles and creatively decorated chocolates in yummy island-inspired flavors like Hibiscus Cooler, Kona Cava, Island Salt Caramel, and more. From $16; available at the Sweet Paradise Chocolatier shop, 20-A Kainehe Street, 808.230.8228, and online here.




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Bottom Dwellers
Sweet and sexy all at once, Sola2’s Brazillian-cut V-shape undies are made from a stretchy, super-soft blend of cotton and spandex, and offer the perfect blend of comfort and coverage. Plus, they come in a playful array of shades from sweet pastels to brights and ombre hues. $14 each; available at various San Lorenzo Brazilian Bikini boutiques.



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Shore Things
RockaBella’s beachy chic Lux necklaces are crafted from knotted 100 percent silk threads adorned with whimsical 14K gold-dipped mano (shark teeth), coral branches, and faux fresh water pearl pendants. They can also be worn wrapped around the wrist as bracelets. $20 each; available at RockaBella’s online store here.



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Kiss and Makeup
Created by veteran wedding make-up artist Dorys Foltin to stay put on her brides’ pouts in hot, humid weather, Maleana Cosmetics’ long-lasting Lip Toxyl Sheer glosses contain real diamond dust to give lips a lustrous shimmer and come in a range of ultra-flattering shades, from soft nudes and girlish pinks to bold, seductive reds. $28 each; available at Maleana Cosmetics’ online shop here.



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Get Waisted
CC Doodle designer Christy Chung sources the amazing fabrics used for her Wrap Belts from a mix of vintage stores and her family’s own archive of rare Japanese obi that date back 35-plus years. The belts come in a variety of retro Asian and Hawaiian prints and can be worn dozen of different ways. $22 to $30; available at Ai Designs, 3434 Waialae Ave., 808.734.5303; Split Obsession Ala Moana, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., 808.951.8480; and CC Doodle’s online store here.



Lei ChicFlippin' Awesome
Hit the sand in style with eco-friendly flip-flops courtesy of The Organik's latest collaboration with Feelgoodz. Biodegradable and made from natural rubber, the limited-edition slippahs feature a cool little swallotail design in grey and electric blue. $30
; available at The Organik's online store here.



Lei ChicTropic Wonders
Concocted using all local ingredients, the Ola Tropical Organics Cane Sugar Scrubs combine Hawaiian cane sugar, a natural exfoliant, with soothing organic Lehua honey and moisture-rich mango and macadamia, kukui and coconut butter oils that leave skin soft, smooth and glowing. Vanilla Ginger Scrub and Coconut Lemongrass Scrub, $24 each; available at Whole Foods Kahala, 808.738.0820, and online here.

 

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