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Local residents come here to shop for gifts that are both unique and within reach of almost every budget, ranging in price from $1 to $5,000. Next to Zippy's and overlooking the ocean, the store has handbags, toys, jewelry, home accessories, soaps and lotions, and locally made original artwork. Certainly the most interesting shop in Hawaii Kai's suburban-mall atmosphere.
To really impress those back home, pick up a box of gourmet chocolates here. They dip the flavors of Hawaii, from Kona coffee to macadamia nuts, in fine chocolate. www.honoluluchocolate.com.
Bring home some aloha you can sink your bare feet into. Designs from this exclusive Hawaiian rug collection depict Hawaiian petroglyphs, banana leafs, heliconia, and other tropical plants or scenery. indichcollectionhawaii.com.
Busloads of visitors pour in through the front doors of the world's largest manufacturer of Hawaiian and tropical aloha wear. Once shunned by Honolulu residents for its three-shades-too-bright tourist wear, it has become a favorite source for Island gifts, macadamia nut and chocolate packages, and clothing for elegant Island functions. Free shuttle service is available from Waikiki. www.hilohattie.com.
Traditional island comforters, wall hangings, pillows, and other Hawaiian-print quilt items are the specialty here. There are also three locations in Waikiki hotels. www.hawaiian-quilts.com.
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