3 Reasons to Shop Small in Kailua Town This Holiday Season

(Sponsored) Meet three local boutiques offering unique, stylish and Island-made gifts that spread festive cheer.

Gearing up for Christmas? No matter where you live on the island, these three Kailua-based boutiques are worth a trip to the Windward Side, where you’ll find a curated collection of beautiful, thoughtful and unique gifts handpicked by stylish shop owners.


Coco’s Trading Post


Cocos Trading Post Jewelry

Photos: Courtesy of Coco’s Trading Post

Coco’s Trading Post is Kailua’s home and gift shop and online marketplace, featuring a curated collection of stylish and bohemian handmade products that celebrate Hawaiian artisans and indigenous island living goods from around the world. A self-described “modern lifestyle shop,” you’ll feel the aloha through its customer service, unique collection of Island-inspired products and excellent shopping experience.


Cocos Trading Post Home


Whether you’re looking for gifts for men, women, keiki or your home, you’ll find that special gift or perfect piece in its collection of modern-aloha products, which depict the beauty of Island living and emulate the aloha spirit.


Holiday promotion: Enjoy 20% off  all full-priced items.


600 Kailua Road, #112, Kailua, Hawai‘i. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. (808) 89-ALOHA, cocostradingpost.com


Island Bungalow Hawai‘i


Island Bungalow Banana Leaf Bedding

Photos: Courtesy of Island Bungalow Hawai‘i

Island Bungalow offers a wide range of chic and bohemian items from home goods to clothing and jewelry. Its specialty textiles are small-batch and handprinted, featuring exclusive Hawai‘i-inspired prints designed by owner Amerjit Ghag. Customers can shop jewelry by local designers and pick up supplies for its online workshops featuring DIY indigo dyeing and block-printing techniques. Island Bungalow offers a range of thoughtfully selected gift items that are unique, sustainably sourced from “mom-and-pop” suppliers and with an eye toward zero waste.


Island Bungalow Boho Babydoll Dress


Small-Business Saturday Deal: Enjoy 20% off storewide and in-store specials, plus spiked cider while you shop.

During Shop Small Kailua in December: Visit the shop for in-store selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus in-store specials.

131 Hekili St., Kailua, Hawai‘i. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (808) 536-4543, islandbungalowhawaii.com


Kailua Moon Boutique


Kailua Moon Boutique Clothing

Photos: Courtesy of Kailua Moon Boutique

Kailua Moon Boutique, a women-owned small business, celebrates its second anniversary on Nov. 12, 2020. Pam Miller-Sofos and Kathy Keller opened the shop in hopes of providing clothing, shoes and accessories from around the world for women on the Windward Side. They opt for products that are of-the-moment and as exclusive as possible, coming from places such as Cambodia, India, Denmark and Spain, as well as a few local options. Clothing lines are chosen to accommodate many body types and sizes. The best part of the workday for Miller-Sofos is getting to know her customers and helping them become their most beautiful selves.


Kailua Moon Top


As a special thank you to the community for their continued support, the boutique will begin to offer VIP shopping experiences during afterhours on Thursdays from Nov. 5 through the end of the year. You and up to four of your fashion-loving friends can enjoy this opportunity while you shop for exclusive items that are ordered in limited quantities. Contact Kailua Moon Boutique to schedule your unique experience. But hurry—there are only five Thursdays available! Call (808) 376-8791 or email pam@kailuamoonboutique.com to reserve your VIP experience.


Black Friday/Small-Business Saturday Deal: Receive a special gift with your purchase.


539 Kailua Road, #104, Kailua, Hawai‘i. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. (808) 376-8791, kailuamoonboutique.com