Compiled by Conn Brattain
We’re celebrating the best that Maui has to offer with great gift ideas to enhance the home, adorn and pamper the body, tempt the taste buds, quench one’s thirst and keep everything on schedule.
1 AH, THERE’S THE RUB!
Chef Paris Nabavi’s award-winning blend of spices, citrus, and smoky chipotle brings a South-of-the-Border accent to poultry, pork, lamb, rice and veggies. The 3.5-oz. tin is $13 at Sangrita Grill + Cantina, Fairway Shops, 2580 Keka‘a Drive, 808-662-6000, SangritaGrill.com.
2 ISLAND WEAR
RueBelle’s14k solid gold Maui map earrings and Maui gold script ring are made to order; allow 3 – 4 weeks for delivery. $414 each at RueBelle.com.
3 HAPPY ENDING
In Hawaiian, pau means “ended,” as in pau hana (“after work,” or more loosely, ”happy hour”). We conclude that the best way to celebrate such times is with Pau Maui Vodka, handcrafted here in small batches by Hali‘imaile Distilling Company. 750 ml., $18 at Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors, 199 Dairy Rd., Kahului, 808-873-8000; HaliimaileDistilling.com.
4 ON THE SHORT LIST
Heidi Cramer of Maui Sweet Cakes must be one of Santa’s elves. Why else would she bake such yummy cookies to set out for that jolly old elf? 12-oz. shortbread gift box with ginger spice and lemon rosemary, salted chocolate and classic vanilla, $18; 4-oz single-flavor boxes $7 each. 2-pack mini-sprinkles cookies (5 flavors), $3; 3-pack sprinkle cookies (tropical and traditional flavors), $10; single sprinkle cookies in liliko‘i, coconut lime, mac-nut chocolate, vanilla and chocolate, $3.50 each. Find them at The Market by Capische?, 10 Wailea Gateway Pl., Wailea, 808-879-2433; and at MauiSweetCakes.com.
5 NO NON-SCENTS
Shaka Street Soap Works handcrafts its luxury bars in five irresistible, natural fragrances: liliko‘i (passionfruit), melia (plumeria), wainila (Tahitian vanilla), poni ‘ala (lavender), niu (coconut), and kiele (gardenia). The 9-oz. bars are $14, and the new 2.5-oz. minis make great stocking stuffers at $5 each. At Nuage Bleu, 76 Hana Highway, Pa‘ia, 808-579-9792; and ShakaStreet.com.
6 SPREAD THE WORD
Haleakala Creamery makes decadent, spreadable caramel in 4 mouth-watering flavors: Maui vanilla and Hawai‘i cinnamon (shown), made with goat’s milk; dulce de leche and Maui coffee, made with cow’s milk. 3-oz. jars, $8; 8-oz. jars, $13; at Maui Coffee Roasters, 444 Hana Hwy, Kahului, 800-645-2877; and HaleakalaCreamery.com.
7 FOR YOUR HONEY
Ignite a little romance with Queen Bee’s hand-poured Lovers’ Spark candle, made with Maui beeswax and coconut fragrance. 2-oz. tins, $15 each at WaterLily, 100 Wailea Ike Drive, Wailea, 808-276-2764; and QueenBeeMaui.com.
8 FOR YOUR SUGAR
Zenziva’s organic sugar, chocolate, coffee and sandalwood-oil body scrub exfoliate, hydrate and polishes skin to perfection. 3.38-oz. pouch, $16. Available at Enchantress Boutique at The Shops at Wailea, 3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, 808-891-6360; and ZenzivaLiving.com.
9 BREW HAWAI‘I
Island Press Coffee’s Ka‘anapali Blend is 100% Maui-grown coffee: robust, full-bodied, smooth and aromatic. Take some home for a Maui perk-me-up whenever you miss the Islands. Available in 1-lb. ($24) and 1/2-lb ($12) bags. At Island Press Coffee, The Fairway Shops, 2580 Keka‘a Drive, Ka‘anapali. 808-667-2003.