30 Gift Ideas for 5- to 9-Year-Olds From Hawai‘i Makers and Shops

Trim some names off your keiki Christmas list with from this coal-free roundup put together by Santa’s best spirit squad.


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This year has not been easy for elementary school kids—or their parents. There was a lot whining from both parties. So, this holiday season is extra special and finding the perfect present (big or small) sometimes requires a Christmas miracle. Hopefully we can help. Below is a mix of joyful gifts—sweet treats, cheerful reads, happy-meal totes—that are great stocking stuffers and under-the-tree surprises.



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Charming illustrations take young readers on a journey of wonder and imagination.  

Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Litchenheld, $17.99, Chirri & Chirra Under the Sea, by Kaya Doi, $16.95, da Shop: books + curiosities, 3565 Harding Ave., (808) 421-9460, dashophnl.com, @dashophnl


See also: 33 Christmas Gifts Ideas for Toddlers From Hawai’i Makers and Shops



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Trendy threads and crazy-cool accessories always get the popular vote. 

Arcade Dino lunch tote, $22, Vissla Septagarden aloha shirt, $49.95, Billabong Running Wild romper, $49.95, sunflower sunnies, $15, Of One Sea corduroy shorts, $42, Up & Riding, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai’alae Ave., (808) 447-9987, upandriding.com@upandriding



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This bottle is for all the style ballin’ players. 

Lund London Skittle water bottle, $29 for 300-milliliter bottle, Mono Hawai‘i, 2013 S. King St., (808) 955-1595, monohawaii.com@monohawaii



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Kiddos will love sea-ing all the cute creatures cruising on these slippers. 

Havaianas Mulga flip flops, Island Sole, coconene.com, @coconenehawaii


See also: 5 Easy and Fun Handmade Holiday Gifts



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No more sticky fingers! Non-toxic and no-nail-polish-remover needed.

Klee Kids Paint ‘N Peel nail polish, $12 each, Hopscotch Honolulu, South Shore Market, 1700 Auahi St., (808) 593-1825, hopscotchhonolulu.com@hopscotchhonolulu



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Kids will love this easy piece-y, fruit-fun puzzle by Keiki Kaukau and illustrator Kimberlie Wong. 

$24, keikikaukau.com@keikikaukau



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Save the planet one reusable (and very cute) snack pouch. 

Silicone sacks, $18, Eden in Love, South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi St., Ste. 70, edeninlove.com@edeninlove



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Stuff their stockings with manini sweets and treats. 

Strawberry guava taffy, $9.80, rainbow sour belts, $6.80, assorted bracelets, $3.80-$4.80, rainbow lunch tote, $14.80, Two’s Company Floral Fix bandages, $5.80, guava taffy, $9.80, snowman marshmallows, $8.80, SoHa Living, multiple locations, sohaliving.com@sohaliving



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Take note of these adorable pens and its pad pals.

Gel pens, $2.99, Thinker Things, Ka Makana Ali’i and Kāhala Mall, thinkertoyshawaii.com@thinkercircle. Mini notepads, The Paperie, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai’alae Ave., (808) 735-6464, paperie.co@paperiehawaii



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Ho, ho, ho, supppp!!

Trades Ho Sup Aunty tee, $26, hopscotchhonolulu.com, @hopscotchhonolulu