Holiday Gift Guide

If Santa can travel the world to give the perfect gift, why, we asked ourselves, can’t we? Our search did yield a treasure or two from afar . . . but we also found that, when it comes to having great presents, there’s no place like home — especially when home is in the Islands.

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16. SEMIPRECIOUS TONES

These crayon gems from Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern collection are as fun to draw with as they are displayed in a beautiful wooden bowl as art objects. Box of 12, $6 at Target, 100 Ho‘okele St., Kahului; 359-2829; Target.com.

17. HOLDING TRADITION

All Across Africa employs Rwandan craftswomen who follow timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed sisal fibers and sweetgrass into stunning, one-of-a-kind bowls rich in cultural meaning and purpose. $30–$85 at HUE Interior Design & Home Furnishings, 210 Alamaha St., Kahului, 873-6910.

18. TEA, BAG

Barking Deer Farm’s revitalizing Hibiscus Cooler Tea blend is made on the island of Moloka‘i with 100% organic herbs that will awaken your senses and soothe your soul. 15 tea bags come in a Hawaiian-print reusable satchel. $12 at Maui Tropical Plantation Country Store, 1670 Honoapi‘ilani Hwy., Waikapū; 270-0333.

19. STRING THEORY

Musician and lei maker Kuana Torres Kahele teaches the art of crafting fresh Hawaiian lei. On his DVDs Make Lei and Make Lei 2, he explains and demonstrates in detail techniques that can translate easily to wherever you are. $18 each at Ben Franklin in the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, 275 W. Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Kahului; 877-3337; and Shop.MountainAppleCompany.com.

20. SLEEP PATTERN

Catch some Z’s among the waves of this brilliant blue, ripple-print linen pillow complete with down insert. 22”x22”, $195 by and at Pacific Home, 221 Lalo St., Kahului; 727-8300; Pacific-Home.com.

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