Are you looking for the best Hawaiian gifts for Christmas? Or perhaps you need unique Hawaii gifts for friends’ or relatives’ birthdays? Whatever the case, you came to the right place! In this post, you will find 25 awesome Hawaiian-themed gifts for people who love Hawaii.
If you just want to find a quick gift tip, the best gift is, of course, a trip to Hawaii. But if you need more affordable tips, check out my top 3
- Large budgets: koa wood earrings (#3)
- Mid budgets: vintage travel poster (#16)
- Small budgets: pineapple wine (#21)
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Hawaii gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to Hawaii
Alright, let’s begin this list of Hawaiin gifts with the very best gift: A trip to Hawaii.
I mean, which Hawaii-lover wouldn’t love a visit to their favorite islands on earth?
Obviously, this gift only works if you have a large budget, but if you do, book a flight on Skyscanner or book a cool tour on Viator.
Some examples of tours you can book on Viator include snorkeling trips, volcano trips, and boat trips.
If you are not sure when the recipient will travel to Hawaii or what type of activities he or she likes, you can also go a gift card. The Global Experience Gift Card is powered by Viator and allows the recipient to pick their own tour.
#2 Map of Hawaii
If you are looking for Hawaiian-themed gifts for someone’s home, a map of Hawaii is a great gift idea.
I loved the illustrated art map of Hawaii from Not on the High Street.
#3 Hawaiian gifts for her: koa wood earrings
These earrings are great Hawaiian-themed gifts in multiple ways.
First of all, they are made in Honolulu by the Honolulu Jewelry Company in Hawaii. Second, they have the shape of the typical Hawaiian flower, the plumeria. And lastly, they are made from koa wood. Which is wood from a native Hawaiian tree, the Acacia Koa.
The Acacia Koa is the second most common tree in Hawaii and its wood is used for many different purposes. To make ukuleles, traditional surfboards, handcrafts, and furniture.
For more typical Hawaii gifts for her, check out #11.
Are you looking for typical Hawaiian gifts for someone who loves music? A ukulele is the gift you need!
Unfortunately, this colorful one is not made from koa wood, like the traditional ukuleles in Hawaii. For that, you really need to visit Hawaii and bring one home. But this blue one is great for people who are just starting out and who want to learn how to play this classic Hawaiian instrument.
#5 Hawaiian rum
If you are looking for Hawaiian gifts for people who love rum, original Hawaiian rum is the gift you need.
Koloa is one of the first licensed distilleries in Hawaii and they produce all sorts of rum, such as coconut or coffee rum. They are not only great gifts for rum lovers but also for cocktail lovers, because flavored rum is perfect for cocktails!
#6 Hawaiian-themed board game
Are you looking for Hawaiian-themed gifts for people who love board games? This tile-laying strategy game is the gift you are looking for.
Latice Hawaii uses typical Hawaiian tiles, such as sea turtles, plumeria flowers, and dolphins. The aim of the game is to be the first to lay all your tiles. It’s a game for 2-4 players and usually takes about 20-40 minutes.
For more gift ideas for board game lovers, check out these travel-themed board games.
Hawaii gifts for mid budgets
#7 Hawaiian cookbooks
Cook real Hawaii
If you are looking for Hawaiian gifts for foodies, a cookbook is a great gift idea. This book was written by the two-time Top Chef Finalist Sheldon Simeon and includes 100 delicious Hawaiian recipes.
Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawaii
Aloha Kitchen is a great cookbook for people who love to know about the stories and history behind recipes.
Hawaii: A vegan paradise
As you probably already guessed, this is one of the best Hawaiian gifts for vegans. The book includes 120 different plant-based recipes from the islands.
#8 Food from Hawaii: macadamia nuts
These macadamia nuts are one of the most popular Hawaii souvenirs that people take home after a visit.
You can find over 700 different macadamia farms in Hawaii and they make up a large part of the islands’ export.
Besides that, macs (as the locals call them) are also just delicious and healthy which makes them awesome Hawaiian gifts.
Alright, I’ll admit. The salted and chocolate-covered macs kind of lose their healthy title with all the sugar or salt that’s added. But they are still delicious.
Also, check out the next gift for more macadamia-related Hawaii gifts.
#9 Hawaiian coffee
Hawaiian coffee is one of the most expensive coffee in the world. So if you are looking for unique Hawaii gifts for someone who loves coffee, coffee from Hawaii is perfect.
This blend is mixed with macadamia and vanilla bean to create a unique taste.
Another popular Hawaiian coffee is Kona coffee, which is produced in the Kona district of the Big Island.
#10 Fun books about Hawaii
Captive Paradise: A history of Hawaii
This is a more in-depth book about the history of Hawaii, so it’s great for people who want to know all the ins and outs!
Moloka’i is a beautiful historic novel about a young girl from Hawaii who contracts leprosy and is exiled to the leprosy island.
#11 More Hawaii gifts for her: plumeria necklace
The plumeria flower is one of the most iconic flowers of Hawaii. Funny enough, the tree from which the flower grows is not endemic to Hawaii. It was brought there in the 19th century and flourished in Hawaii’s tropical climate.
But nowadays, they are mostly associated with Hawaii, which is why many Hawaii gifts and souvenirs include the plumeria flower. For example, these cute necklaces, which are available in gold, rose, and silver.
#12 Hawaii-themed passport cover
If you are looking for practical Hawaiian-themed gifts for travelers, a passport cover in Hawaii style is the gift you need!
I liked the passport cover with “Aloha”. It’s probably the most famous Hawaiian word around the world.
But for different covers, check out Zazzle.
#13 Hawaiian shirt
Hawaiian or Aloha shirts are probably the most iconic Hawaiian gifts you can think of. So of course, I had to include them on this list.
They originated from Hawaii, even though they are now produced and worn around the world. Aloha shirts remain one of the best Hawaiian gifts and souvenirs.
#14 Hula course
An online hula dancing course is a great traditional Hawaiian gift for someone who loves to dance.
Hula is a traditional Polynesian dance that has been developed by the Polynesian settlers in Hawaii. The online course on Udemy will teach a few basic moves, which are then put together for a dance/workout. So it’s perfect for people who love dance workouts and who love to learn traditional dances.
#15 Hawaii travel guide
Lonely Planet: Honolulu, Waikiki & O’ahu
Are you looking for Hawaiian gifts for someone who travels on a budget and who is planning to visit Honolulu, Waikiki, and/or O’ahu soon? Then the Lonely Planet is the gift you need
DK Eyewitness Hawaii
DK Eyewitness guides are great in-depth guides for all sorts of travelers. And also for travelers who are planning to visit multiple islands.
Fodor’s Essential Hawaii
Fodor’s travel guides are beautifully illustrated and are great for people who love books with images and lots of visuals.
#16 Hawaii-themed gifts for the home
This vintage travel poster from Hawaii is one of the great Hawaiian-themed gifts for someone who would love to bring a bit of Hawaii to his or her home.
#17 Hawaii gifts for divers: guidebook
Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations for divers and snorkelers. So if you are looking for Hawaii gifts for someone who is into that, this guidebook is the gift you need.
It includes a description of 72 different diving sites. How to get there, what you can see, and the risks to keep in mind.
#18 Hawaiian-themed cutting board
This cutting board in the shape of the big island of Hawaii is perfect for people who love cooking. They can cut all their veggies on the Hawaiian-themed cutting board!
Hawaii gifts for small budgets
#19 Hawaii-themed socks
If you are looking for fun and small Hawaiian-themed gifts, these warm travel socks are the perfect gift. They are available for both men and women and in different sizes.
#20 Hawaii keychain
This super cute keyring with the text “I love you more than the miles between us” is a great gift for someone who is going to Hawaii soon. Or for someone from Hawaii who is going to leave Hawaii. With the sweet keychain, they will always remember that someone back home loves them.
#21 Hawaiian pineapple wine
This pineapple wine from Maui is one of the best Hawaii gifts for people who love relatively sweet wines.
Pineapple wine is actually made from pineapples (no sh*t, Sherlock). The pineapples are harvested and the juice is put in tanks for fermentation for 14 days, after that it takes about 12-116 weeks before the wine is bottled.
#22 Hawaii travel journal
A travel journal specific to Hawaii is one of the best Hawaii gifts for someone who is going on a trip to Hawaii soon! They can keep track of all their amazing travel memories in a structured way. The journal provides space to record what they saw, did, or learned that day.
It also includes pages they can use for preparing for their trips, such as to-do and packing lists.
For more general travel journals, check out these 25 cute travel journals.
#23 Hawaii coloring book for adults
Nature is one of the many reasons why people love Hawaii. And this coloring book for adults allows them to color some of the typical Hawaiian landscapes. It’s a great Hawaiian-themed gift for people who need to take more time to relax. Coloring books for adults have been proven to work suiting and meditative.
#24 Hawaiian-themed tote bags
The 4700 different Hawaii-style tote bags on Zazzle are great practical Hawaiian-themed gifts for sustainable travelers. Because they will use their cool tote bag instead of a plastic one, which reduces the amount of plastic waste.
I loved the tote bag with the three turtles because turtles are a popular symbol in Hawaii. They represent peace, good luck, and the spirit.
#25 Hawaiian-themed luggage tag
Are you looking for Hawaiian-themed gifts for surfers? This luggage tag with a surfboard is a great practical and small gift!
For more luggage tag designs, check out Zazzle because they offer over 2000 different Hawaiian-themed options.
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Final note on these Hawaiian gifts
Alright, since you are still reading this post, I am assuming you need more tips to find the best Hawaiian gifts. So let me help you out.
Here are my top three Hawaiian-themed gifts in each price range, so you can pick the one for your budget and buy that awesome gift for your recipient!