Friday, December 11, 2009

Hark! The Bargain Angels Sing

...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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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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