Support Local: Christmas Gift Guide 2022
Written by Kailanianna Ablog | Graphics by Megan Dela Cruz
The most wonderful time of the year is coming up, and we at Valia Honolulu are excited for the Christmas season! We know a lot of folks like to start Christmas shopping early, so we are excited to share our 2022 Christmas Gift Guide. Shop locally- and women-made items this December, and let us know on social media what YOU'RE planning to buy for the holidays this year!
Clothing and Accessories
Have a few fashionistas and style stars on your gifting list this year? Add a bit of pop and flair to the holidays by gifting (and wearing) pieces that’ll shine as bright as the star on your Christmas tree! Treat yourself and your best gal pals to new, bold additions to your wardrobes this season by choosing gifts that are bright and elegant, and match the festive vibes at all those upcoming office and family holiday parties.
Shopping for something pretty and practical? Being able to wear your clothing regardless of the season is key so when Christmas shopping for the capsule wardrobe lovers and minimalists in your life, be sure to find practical and refined pieces for their closet this Christmas. From basic tops with countless style potential to neutral-toned pieces perfect for any season, finding versatile articles of clothing are a surefire way to ensure your presents match the person’s style and will be used throughout the upcoming year!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, so why not gift home decor items that’ll continuously offer bursts of cheer and color? Consider shopping for all colors of the rainbow this Christmas by reaching for bright greens, purples, and soft hues of orange and pink. This is an especially sweet option if you are shopping for someone who lives in colder, wintery places, as you can send them a bit of warmth from Hawai’i that way!
Looking for a nature-y theme? You can never go wrong with a little bit of greenery, so if you are shopping for a plant lover this season, consider purchasing gifts with nature in mind! From photographs depicting the beauty of the Hawaiian islands to products made sustainably and intentionally with the 'āina in mind, put on those green-colored glasses and stand by Mother Earth while seeking out nature-themed presents.
Self-care is important during all times of the year, so why not treat your best gal pals to a curated self-care/wellness kit? While shopping for sugar scrubs and face masks, don’t forget to take a look at all the amazing, Hawaii-made products on the market!
Handmade presents offer a sense of personality to any gift, especially since every piece is different! Consider supporting a small business this season by searching for items made with lots of love, effort and time.