Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stock Market

 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.

Lei Chic   Shine On
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


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Gift Tags
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.

Lei ChicCard Luck
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

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Feathered Friend
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

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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.

Lei ChicHang Time
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 and at various retail store locations throughout Oahu including Ala Moana Center and Pearlridge Shopping Center.

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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