Hawai'i Stocking Stuffers: Christmas Shopping with Small Businesses
Written by Kailanianna Ablog | Graphics by Megan Dela Cruz
Christmas is a few weeks away, and we at Valia Honolulu are excited for the holiday cheer, gift giving, and the search for locally-made, Hawai'i stocking stuffers! For the last “Support Local” blog of 2022, we wanted to present a few stocking stuffer ideas you can purchase while shopping with small businesses. Whether you are looking for multiple holiday Hawai'i stocking stuffers, “something small”or a perfect under $50 Secret Santa gift, we hope these small business-products help start your Christmas shopping with positive vibes and good times!
Gifts Under $10
Stationery is a great option if you are looking to stuff those stockings for under $10! For the bullet journalers in your life, washi tape from small businesses such as Kākou Collective, Riskit Design and Rebecca Jane Woolbright can help add some colorful flair to those pages. You can’t go wrong with adorable stickers like those made by BujoBAE, and Single Sploot! It’s a perfect gift for all ages. Notebooks and writing pads from Bradley and Lily and Tiny Hearts would make the perfect small gifts for teachers, co-workers and all stationery lovers!
Stocking Stuffers Under $20
Looking for Hawai'i stocking stuffers for less than $20? Practical gifts and self-care items are great options for you! Our Valia Collection Tea Towels, now available in four colorways, would make any home decor-lover or cooking enthusiast’s day. Treat the hard workers in your life with some downtime with candles Lux + Alder, available in scents such as Milk + Currants and Birch + Piper. You could also treat your ʻāina-loving family member or friend with some nail gel strips from Iwi Nails, whose designs are inspired by Hawai'i’s native plants and animals (be sure to bundle it with their UV Lamp and Glossy Top Coat - both of which are also under $20!).
“Something Small” Under $30
If you’re trying to stay $30 and under, here are some great options! Twiggy Hawaii is known for their plethora of organizers and tote bags, meaning you have many options to choose from when picking out a gift! Our personal favorites include Twiggy’s Aloha Inside Denim Tote and Large Watermelon Organizer, which are perfect for helping you carry and sort out life’s many aspects. You can never go wrong with adding some bling and sparkle to those stockings, and Natsuko Designs’ many crystal bracelets can help do just that! Each comes with a handmade origami box, ready to gift! If you purchase a bracelet with the person’s favorite crystal - even better!
Stocking Stuffers Under $40
Christmas shopping with a $40 budget? Small businesses like Kai’s Groove and Ocean’s End have your back for those stocking stuffers! For folks who enjoy the beautiful scents of Hawaiian flowers, one of the newest members of the Valia Honolulu family, Kai’s Groove, has fragrance rollers that come in glass bottles and feature scents that remind you of the islands. Know an ocean lover who loves adventures? Ocean’s End’s plethora of pareos and pouches are the perfect exploration essential for your next trip to the North Shore or mainland!
Presents Under $50
Looking for presents with a budget of $50? Our new acrylic Coaster Set features Kākou Collective’s Lei Pīkake print in the Valia Collection’s four colorways! These are made in Japan and are a limited release! If you’re looking to really stuff those stockings, Kris Hawaii’s Turkish Towels can be easily rolled up or folded, making it perfect to fit in your backpack, duffle bag or suitcase - plus, it comes in so many pretty colors and designs!