Sponsored Edition: Present Tense


Mild carpal tunnel from hours of online shopping. Aching feet from marathon sessions at the mall. Countless paper cuts from catalogue overload.

So much for comfort and joy. With just a few weeks left until the big exchange, the pressure to find the perfect presents (and lack thereof) has you hoping for a miracle on Gift Street.

Leave the stress to Santa and snap up some of these fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers from your favorite local businesses.

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Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up the elegant No Ka Oi Pineapple Wrap Box (pictured) from Honolulu Cookie Company, which contains shortbread cookies in 15 different tropical flavors, including Lilikoi Mango, Chocolate Dipped Macadmia and White Chocolate Coconut. Or, snag the Mele Kalikimaka Tote Box filled with six scrumptious premium shortbread cookies. Available at various locations throughout Hawai‘i and online at www.honolulucookie.com

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Give a gift that will have them raising a glass to you! Island 808 Vodka is locally made and triple distilled from fresh, juicy Hawaiian pineapple, giving it a distinctly crisp, clean taste.  Available in delectable Island flavors, such as lychee, mango, coconut, pineapple and POG, this smooth liquor is great on the rocks and makes perfect martinis. www.808island.com

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Snag your fashionista friends island-inspired styles from local design label Manuheali‘i. The Tina Shift Dress in the Coral Reef print is perfect for holiday party hopping. This ultra-versatile halter dress features a flirty pleated neckline and straps that can be tied three different ways—behind the neck, in a T-back and in a V-back. 930 Punahou St., Honolulu, 808.942.9868 and 5 Ho’ola’i St., Kailua, 808.261.9865, www.manuhealii.com

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It's sugar and spice, and everything nice for your holiday parties this season thanks to Saint Germain Bakery. Your guests will love the Mini Twin Cakes set, which doubles your indulgence with a creamy strawberry shortcake and a rich chocolate mousse cake, both topped with an adorable tiny Santa and festive mistletoe branches. Available at Saint Germain Bakery locations throughout Hawai‘i.

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Pamper your special someones with gift certificates to Ho‘ala Salon and Spa. With any $100 purchase in gift certificates, you will receive a $10 certificate to use toward salon, spa and nail services.
Ala Moana Center, Level 3, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, 808.947.6141, www.hoalasalonspa.com.


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