Jingle bell necklace. Crocheted snowman ornament. Leftover Halloween candy. Yikes. You waited so long to snag stocking stuffers, that your options are looking more junky than jolly. Luckily, your Christmas stock just went up. Our handy holiday gift guide is brimming with fun, festive ideas for last-minute buys.
Get them ready to pucker up under the mistletoe this season with the Holiday 2010 Lip Glisten in Bronze Harmony from Maleana Cosmetics. Designed by top local makeup artist Dorys Foltin, the pout-perfect lip gloss is hypoallergenic, oil free, fragrance free and designed to be long lasting, even through the Islands' hot, humid weather. Available at www.maleana.com
Santa’s not the only one racking up air time this Christmas. Your jet setting friends will adore these laughable luggage tags by TK. Adorned with witty sayings, such as “careful: my shoes are inside” and “nothing worth stealing here”, and plastic zip ties in bright colors, they’re sure to make hectic holiday travel a lot jollier. Available at Red Pineapple in Ward Center, 808.593.2733.
Help your friends to say thank you in style with artsy-cool note cards from local fashion label machinemachine. Made of sturdy cardstock, each set comes with 20 cards featuring four different whimsical designs. Simple-yet-sweet, the illustrations include everything from girls waving hello to line drawing of characters with sky-high hair. Available at Work it Out, 4-1312 Kuhio Hwy., Kapaa, 808.822.2292. Also available at http://machinemcahineapparel.com
These light-as-a-feather Soulo Bird Jewelry earrings are handmade on the North Shore of O’ahu. Pairing gorgeous peacock feathers with nickel-free findings and hooks, each piece is one-of-a-kind. Available at www.roamhawaii.com
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Newly available in stocking-sized 375 ml bottles (half of the original size,) Pau Maui Vodka is made with fresh Maui Gold Pineapple and Menehune Water. Handcrafted in small batches, its super-pure taste is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirits. Available at The Liquor Collection, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., 808.524.8808. For more info, call 808.214.8801.
Santa isn’t the only one who loves cookies. This holiday season, local fave Honolulu Cookie Company is offering up its sweet treats in special ornament-style packaging. Delectable flavors of coconut chocolate chip, Kona coffee chocolate chip and lilikoi chocolate chip come packaged in a clear, ornament ball topped with a cheery red bow. Available online at www.honolulucookie.com and at various retail store locations throughout Oahu including Ala Moana Center and Pearlridge Shopping Center.