Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Written by Kailanianna Ablog
The holidays are coming up, and here at Valia Honolulu, we are excited to continue shopping small and supporting local businesses this season. Interested in planning out your gifts but not sure where to start? We hope you’ll be able to find some ideas and inspiration from our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!
Starting Early & Shopping Small
We know what you’re thinking: a holiday gift guide in September? It may seem early (in some cases WAY too early), but starting your holiday gift search prior to the winter months has its perks. Due to COVID-19, shipping times can vary greatly, most notably between manufacturers and shops. Ordering your gifts early gives a decent amount of time for the items to get to you, especially if you purchase a custom made gift. You also have the chance to snag products that may end up selling out before the holiday season. Additionally, embarking on your present search now, as opposed to mid- to late November, gives you the chance to thoroughly budget out your spendings, especially for those of us who know folks with fall and winter birthdays.
Hawaiʻi is Home
For those who were born and/or raised in the islands, Hawaiʻi will always be considered home. If your loved ones have moved away or are on-island but want to spruce up their rooms, consider gifting them island-inspired decor! From beautiful prints by Aloha De Mele (may we suggest her “High Tide or Low Tide Art Print”?), fruity magnets by Beachcake (we hope to get her fruit ornaments soon!), to pīkake-adorned kitchen and bath goods by Laha'ole Designs, your family and friends will be able to find a piece of home within their spaces.
For the Keiki
Do you have little ones in your life? Whether you are a parent, older sibling, or guardian, you may have seen the keiki get increasingly excited around the holidays! With adorable tees and onesies by HNL Baby Co., educational and fun toy sets from Keiki Kaukau and The Sweetest Keiki Co., you’ll find the perfect gift that will make their smiles brighter and season merrier. Be sure to add some of these brands to your personal holiday gift guide!
Putting Yourself (care) First
2020 and 2021 have been difficult in many ways, and the holidays are a great time to remind each other of the importance of stepping back and treating ourselves to something sweet. If shopping the self-care section is on your holiday to-do list, then consider adding fragrant room sprays by Healing Moon Wellness, comforting candles from Lux + Alder and skin products made by Healing Studio as potential gifts! Don’t forget to buy yourself a little something, also.
Bring on the Bling
Jewelry can enhance any outfit, and if you have an accessory lover in your life, we can help you get started on the gift search! If your loved one enjoys wearing sleek, nature-inspired pieces, consider shopping for hand-cut leather earrings by Haru Palette. If minimalism is more of their style, the gold-touched hoops, and studs by Elly Rose Jewelry and lovely dangles by Komakai Jewelry may tug at their heart strings. Should anything catch your eye, consider finding a place for it on your holiday gift guide!
Big or Small, These Gifts are Fit For All
If shopping for clothing is not on your holiday task list, we got your back! If you are buying something for someone that is always on the go, you can never go wrong with a cute tote bag or clutch they can use on their adventures! The bullet journal and stationery lovers in your life may enjoy new rolls of washi tape, stickers and notepads (sticky notes, too!). Oh, and let’s not forget the puppers! An adorable toy, such as our Spam Musubi and Shave Ice Dog Toys will have their tails wagging all season long.