Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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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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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