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Nonstop gift picks: Local, personal, quirky

Mari Taketa and Diane Seo pool ideas. One eats and drinks. The other’s a mom

Posted December 14, 2012 by Nonstop Honolulu

Holiday gifts? This year we’re going local, and we’re making it personal. Mari Taketa and Diane Seo put their heads together to come up with high-like gifts that support local small businesses and in some cases are custom-made for recipients. And if you notice a singular theme running through some of Mari’s gifts, please indulge her. She has a new-found obsession this year.

Mari's picks (1 of 15)

Mari's picks

Tiny piggies strut down the handle of this custom-decorated serving spoon made by local crafter Jan Nagano. I put in my order, told her what theme I wanted, and voila! Pearls, swine — interpret that however you want. This is going to a very special cook.

$35-$45 for pastry and pie servers decorated with beach glass, faux jewels and pearls. Order in comments at


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