25 Gift Ideas for Tweens from Hawai’i Makers and Shops

Surprise your tweens with locally inspired, locally made or designed goodies that are as lit as Rudolphʻs nose.


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Just a few weeks left until Christmas and weʻre running out of time to get everything under the tree, especially when youʻre shopping for tweens (believe us, we know!). Hereʻs a winter wish list filled with everything from tropi-cool fashions and fun kicks to popular pastime picks from local companies. Hopefully there’s something here that’ll bring joy to your keiki’s world during the most wonderful time of the year.



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For those who like to roll up to the mall.

Penny skateboard, $22, Herschel Daisy wallet, $22.95, T&C Surf, multiple locations, @tcsurfshop



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Pineapples, pua and paisleys are always on trend.

Of One Sea Lei Retro boardshorts, $45, Billabong Wild Sun shorts, $45.95, Billabong Aloha On Repeat tank, $18.95, Vissla Canggu woven aloha shirt in Pog, $49.95, O’Neill picnic lunch bag, $19.50, Dakine Vert Rail wallet, $14, Up & Riding, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai’alae Ave., (808) 447-9987, upandriding.com, @upandriding



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Rad rainbows and silly squiggles are perfect to hang with.

Rope-wrapped ornaments, starting at $10, Love + Monsters, loveandmonstershi.com, @loveandmonstershawaii



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Hitting da books won’t be a chore (or bore) with these great reads.

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown, $8.99, Offline Journal by Jaya Nicely, $16.99, Da Shop: Books + Curiosities, 3565 Harding Ave., (808) 421-9460, dashophnl.com, @dashophnl



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Stay calm and carry rainbows all day long.

Rainbow denim tote, $34, monstera key chains, $8.40,  hellotwiggy.com, @twiggyhawaii



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Desk friends that are oh-so cute.

Washi tape, $5 per roll, 2021 foodie desk calendar, $11, TinyHearts808, etsy.com/shop/tinyhearts808/, @tinyhearts808



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Girls will love the sparkle of these snazzy sneaks.

Melissa Be Disney Mouse Ear shoes, $85, Hopscotch Honolulu, South Shore Market, 1700 Auahi St., (808) 593-1825, hopscotchhonolulu.com, @hopscotchhonolulu



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No fuss slides are perfect for on-the-go boys.

Birkenstock Arizona metallic slides, $52.95, Island Sole, coconene.com, @coconenehawaii



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Mini mind games that puzzle the smartest kids.

No Brainers Brainteasers, $6.99 each, Thinker Things, Ka Makana Ali’i and Kāhala Mall, thinkertoyshawaii.com@thinkercircle



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Cool-for-school supplies.

Penc 032 zombie and burger pencil sets, $12 each, ice cream composition book, $14, Dude keychain, $9, Eden in Love, South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St., Ste. 70, (808) 591-1005, edeninlove.com, @edeninlove



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Great stocking stuffers that are small in size but big in fun.

Tales of Eleanor hedgehog pin, $12 each, Laulima Ma‘o Hau Hele enamel pin, $14, Antidee speech bubble Stay Slick pins, $14 each, Nature Nurture Totoro pin, $12, assorted stickers, starting at $3, Mori by Art + Flea, South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St., Ste. 105, (808) 593-8958, morihawaii.com, @mori_hawaii



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Protect peepers with the purr-fect case.

Santoro glasses case, $20, The Paperie, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai’alae Ave., (808) 735-646,  thepaperie.co