2021 Lani & Kai Island Gift Guide: Unique holiday gifts from our favorite Hawaiian retailers

2021 Lani & Kai Island Gift Guide: Unique holiday gifts from our favorite Hawaiian retailers
Even if you haven't made the trip back to Hawai'i since the pandemic, Christmas Holidays are the perfect time to spread the warm island vibes and energy to your loved ones. 

We searched high and low across our local retailers in Oahu, and found a few must haves for your friends and family to enjoy in the sand, snow... or even bundled up inside. 

Local Motion

The name says it all, locals trust this surf spot across all islands. Local Motion carries their own apparel lines, and also have the best in surf and sun stocked. 
We're obsessed with the Local Motion branded sand palm tree pouch, part of the  "PO'OHALA" Collection of tyvek bags and pouches. It's perfect to tote around sweaty gym-clothes after a workout or wet swimsuits after a beach or pool day, or simply to carry around toiletries like our jetsetter SPF. 

Shop the PALMIER SMALL POUCH at Local Motion

Hemptuary Hawaii

Next up from our friends at Hemptuary who have over 200 different lab-tested CBD products on their shelves.

Since launching Lani & Kai we've been searching for an organic approach for after-sun, and we finally found it at Hemptuary. 
We're  fan-girl-ing this after sun gel, a unique and non-toxic approach for after-sun using an organic ingredients and CBD.

It feels amazing and targets the sun-burn pain instantly, and helps speed up recovery time.

Shop Soothing After Sun Gel on Hemptuary

Lawson Hawaii

Well known Japanese Drugstore Lawson is one of our favorite spots for unique island gifts and forJapanese classics. If you are anything like us Pocky was something we indulged on in Hawaii, and only later learned that it originated in Japan in 1966! Keep the tradition alive, and pass the sugar rush on to the next generation of sweet-tooths.

Shop the Pocky Variety 7 Pack at Lawson Hawaii

Waxing in the City

Our favorite ladies at Waxing in the City Kailua always have skin goodies on the counter and beautiful gift bundles filled with high quality ingredients, often from local vendors.

The sugar scrub comes in various scents and we can guarantee it wont be one of those things that sits around and collects dust.

Shop Body Scrubs at Wax in The City Kailua

Island Boy

When you enter the perfectly curated Island Boy store or website, it's hard to not think about getting yourself a little something too. Before you you give yourself a gift, think about getting something unique and high quality for that stylish hard to buy for person.

Gifting jhannah polish, is something that will please, we're into the subtle compost shade which gives a pop over the boring neutrals we've come accustom to.

Shop Jhannah in Compost at Island Boy

For the skin-care obsessed, this perfect set is priced to sell - for $30 the beautiful TOFO Skin Method bundle includes a oil cleanser, hydrosol and an oil elixir to nourish and protect your skin.

Shop TOFO Skin Method  3 piece set at Island Boy

at Dawn

At Dawn is a special island spot focused on our slower fashion and sustainability, in addition to Dawn products the online and brick-and-mortar location are filled with local Hawaiian clothing and gifts.

This must-have reusable bag plays homage to the plastic tourist bags we have a love-hate relationship with, make a sustainable statement with the reusable baggu, and while your at it slip in our famous 3 pack.

Shop the Hawaii Standard Baggu at Dawn

For the one-of-a-kind connoisseur, this ceramic travel mug isn't something you can get at the nearest starbucks. Made in Hawai'i by altar ceramics, you'll be hypnotized by the swirl details.  The compliments will follow whoever totes their morning java around in this beauty.

Shop the Ceramic Swirl traveler at Dawn


The retro Hawaiian vibe we all wish we could master is found everywhere you look at no808. The store is filled with vintage postcards, stickers and perfect gifts to show someone that you were thinking about them.

We love the Have a nice day ceramic set. Pass on the island mantra, and make your loved one smile every time they pour a cup of coffee or tea.

Shop have a nice day cups at no808

We hope you can spread the alohas this season with a few of our retailers that also carry Lani & Kai! Shipping from Hawai'i is faster and more affordable than ever before, so get that order in this week so you can spread the positive island vibes this winter.