Hawaii Souvenirs: 10 Hawaiian Gifts to Buy

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Are you looking for Hawaii souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as Hawaiian gifts to friends and family.

Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy for yourself as a memory from your trip.

So, do you want to know what Hawaiian gifts to buy during your trip? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Hawaii!

Coconut Oil products

Delicious and healthy, coconut oil is a product that’s always appreciated. It can be used in the frying pan, in smoothies, and even to make a body scrub – you can use coconut oil for so many different things!

It’s a thoughtful gift for a health-freak or a vegan friend.

But there aren’t only fresh coconut oil available on the islands of Hawaii. You can also buy body lotions, shower gels, hair products, and body butter that are made out of coconut oil.

Hawaiian Coffee

Did you know that Hawaii is the only state in the US where coffee is grown?

Kona Coffee is the most famous coffee and is grown on the Big Island of Hawaii. But there are more than 700 other farms that grow and harvests coffee, so I’m sure you’ll find a coffee that your taste buds will love.

Except for Kona Coffee, it’s also worth checking out; Ka’u Coffee (Big Island), Puna Coffee (Big Island), Hamakua Coffee (Big Island), Kauai Coffee Company (Kauai), Maui Coffee (Maui), Molokai Coffee (Maui), and Waialua Estate Coffee (Oahu).

In special coffee stores in Honolulu you can buy all different kinds of coffee, so there’s no need to travel to every Hawaiian island to sample the coffee.


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Koloa Rum

On the island of Kauai, they produce rum. Koala Rum is the first and only distillery on the island and has been open since 2009.

It’s the fresh tropical rainwater and sugar cane that create the flavorful rum. You can buy both white, gold, spice, and dark rum for around 30 to 40 USD for one bottle.

If you want to buy this as a souvenir, make sure to pack it safe into your checked luggage so it won’t break during your flight.

Sea Salt

Do you wonder what Hawaiian gifts to buy for someone who already has everything? Sea salt!

From the oceans surrounding the Hawaiian islands, sea salt is harvested. In the stores of Hawaii, there are several salts to choose from. You can shop original sea salt or those who are mixed with other spices such as garlic or hot pepper.

Hawaiian sea salt is a perfect gift to buy for someone who already has everything – it’s cheap and delicious!

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Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry

On the islands of Hawaii, you can buy lots of beautiful jewelry to bring back home for yourself and as Hawaiian Gifts for your loved ones.

The Heirloom Jewelry dates back to Hawaii’s monarchy. Heirloom Jewelry is 14K gold jewelry with black enamel inlays – traditionally with the woman’s Hawaiian name.

You can buy both bracelets, earrings, rings, and pendants that makes perfect Hawaiian gifts.

You can get a pendant or earrings for under 50 USD, and the rings and necklaces can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Just make sure that you buy the real deal because there are many cheap copies around.

Macadamia Nuts – One of the most delicious Hawaii souvenirs!

On the Big Island of Hawaii, these delicious nuts are grown. They’re known to be one of the finest nuts in the world, and also known to be good for your heart and to lower your cholesterol.

On the islands of Hawaii, you can buy these nuts in the supermarket. You can often find them salted in small cans, caramel glazed, plain, or covered in chocolate.

If you want to buy the chocolate macadamia nuts, then I recommend visiting the store called Hilo Hattie. They have shops on both Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. They’re really good and makes a great souvenir!

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Tropical fruit jams

Delicious fresh fruits are grown on the islands of Hawaii. It grows both mango, bananas, papaya, oranges, and pineapple.

From all of these fruits, the locals produce delicious fruity products.

The jams and jellies are especially popular among the tourists. They can be found at the local stores such as; Walmart, Long’s Drug Stores, and the ABC Stores. But the best place to go shopping for these local fruity products is at the farmer’s markets!


The Ukulele was brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese who came to work in the early 1900s. Even though the ukulele is not originally from the islands, it has still become a symbol of Hawaii.

On the islands, there are several factories that create ukulele’s, but the most popular comes from Kamaka and Koaloha, which you can find on Oahu.

You can get a good quality ukulele for 500 – 7000 USD. But of course, you can get a much cheaper ukulele in one of the several souvenir shops.

If you want to go shopping for a nice one I can recommend visiting Bob’s Ukulele at Waikiki Beach Marriott – they sell all different kinds of ukuleles!

Bob’s Ukulele
2552 Kalakaua Avenue

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Pineapple Wine

Looking for an unusual and yummy Hawaii souvenirs?

Pineapple wine is an unusual but delicious sparkling wine that can be found in a couple of specialty stores in and around Waikiki on Maui.

A bottle of Hula O Maui costs around 25 USD and is a fun and unique gift to buy for a friend or family member. Just make sure to pack it well in your checked suitcase so it won’t break during your flight back home.

Hawaii Shirt – One of the most popular Hawaiian gifts!

A Hawaii shirt is a must to buy in Hawaii. I love Hawaii shirts, and my boyfriend loved them too. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman, a Hawaii shirt is always fun and stylish.

You can buy them in several different colors with traditional prints. The price starts at around 6 USD and goes up depending on the fabric and store you buy it in.

Among all the Hawaiian gifts, Hawaii shirts are one of the most popular to buy.

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