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Buy local: Last-minute gifts

If you’re still looking for last-minute Christmas gifts, there are lots of options not just to complete your list, but to support local businesses


Posted December 24, 2013 by Amanda Stevens

If you’re still looking for last-minute Christmas gifts, there are lots of options not just to complete your list, but to support local businesses as well.

On this morning’s KHON segment, I featured two possible places to shop today for those lingering gifts — Fighting Eel and Paiko.
20131224_065121Designer Matt Bruening has just debuted his new line at Fighting Eel, a highly anticipated launch that includes kimono-style cover-ups starting at $120 and tees starting at $35. The wraps are located at all three Fighting Eel stores (at Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki, downtown at 1133 Bethel St. and at 629 Kailua Road), while the tees are only available downtown. They’re open today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 
 
 

downloadPaiko is a botanical boutique at 683 Auahi St. in Kaka‘ako. Along with fresh plants and flowers, there are lots of decorative gifts available, including hanging ornaments and succulent gardens.

Paiko is open until 2 p.m. today.

 
 
 
 
 
 

In case you missed it, the Nonstop Honolulu crew earlier this month offered some other gift ideas that can be purchased here in the islands. Here are those ideas:

Shifting Sands Seascapes (16 of 16)

Shifting Sands Seascapes

Shifting Sands Seascapes ($17.95) - recommended by Amanda Stevens

There is a tiny beach in each of these Christmas ornaments. Shifting Sands Seascapes are beautifully handcrafted by local Hawaii Island artist Linda McNaughton. I love how the prism-shaped, thick beveled glass refracts the light. This is a perfect gift for family and friends on the mainland who miss the beauty of the beach.

Where to buy: Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii, Ward Warehouse, 596-8885

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About Amanda Stevens

Amanda Stevens has a passion for writing about inspirational or cause-driven fashion, art and entertainment. She's a former newspaper columnist with more than 10 years of experience in public relations and is currently a fund development professional with a heart for the community.

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