Monday, November 29, 2010

Sponsored Edition: Highly Gifted

You've made your list and checked it twice. But you're having trouble finding the perfect presents, for the naughty and the nice. To help, we rounded up a handful of great gifts from your favorite local boutiques, spas, snack shops and eateries.

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For sweet-smelling stocking stuffers head to Heaven on Earth Salon & Day Spa and pick up a few goodies from luxury beauty brand Lolia. The Imagine Foaming Bubble Bath and Shea Butter Handcreme offer up sophisticated, willowy scents with subtle traces of lotus and orchid. And the Breathe Eau de Parfum and Petit Handcreme hint of soft notes of peony and lily. 50 Alakea St., Honolulu, 808.599.5501,

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Indulge your friends in a little sweet relief with freshly baked artisan cookies from Honolulu Cookie Company.
The Punahele Pineapple Purse comes with ten scrumptious flavors, such as Kona Coffee, Lilikoi Mango, and Chocolate Dipped Macadamia, all packed in a cute keepsake parcel. Available at various locations throughout Hawaii and online at

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Snag the style mavens on your list colorful, tropical-inspired fashions from local design label Manuheali‘i. Especially chic is the line's new Bobbi Romper in the Cyprus Island print—perfect for both hitting the town and kicking back at the beach. 930 Punahou St., Honolulu, 808.942.9868 and 5 Ho’ola’i St., Kailua, 808.261.9865,

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Your friends will love finding a gift card to Shokudo Japanese Restaurant and Bar under their tree. This year Shokudo has teamed up with PlayHawaii, Wet n Wild Hawaii, Aqua Hotels, Dr. Au and Dr. Lau to bring you the Ultimate Holiday Gift Package, which includes fantastic deals for just $35. On Monday, November 29, log on to for more details. A portion of the proceeds benefit Toys for Tots.

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Give the gift of gorgeous, glowing skin with the Epicuren Discovery Six Step Facial System, available at Honu You Hawaiian Spa. This revitalizing kit includes the beauty line's Apricot Facial Scrub, Apricot Cream Cleanser, Gel Plus Enzyme Protein Gel, Enzyme Concentrate Vitamin Protein Complex and Skin Conditioner Enzyme Toner—all designed to restore elasticity, tone and rejuvenate. 122 Oneawa St., Kailua, 808.261.1268,


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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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