Hawaii Gifts and Souvenirs

21 Best Hawaiian Gifts and Hawaii Souvenirs

Do you, or someone you know LOVE Hawaii?  Are you looking for a Hawaiian gift or maybe planning ahead so that you can buy the best Hawaii souvenir for yourself?   

If you are looking for the perfect Hawaiian gift for yourself or for someone else you are in the right spot!

In this post, we are going to focus on two options for purchasing Hawaii merchandise.  One is Hawaiian gifts online that you can purchase for your Hawaii-loving friends and family.

We will list out some of the best Hawaii gifts! These Hawaiian-themed gifts are perfect for Hawaiian Christmas gifts, “Hawaiian gifts for her or him”, and gifts for someone going to Hawaii.

The other option is actually going to a Hawaii gift shop in Hawaii and purchasing some great Hawaiian souvenirs. These will be the best gifts from Hawaii! If you are looking for the best gifts Hawaii has to offer, I have a lot of recommendations! 

If you are buying for a birthday, Christmas, or another special occasion, or if you are looking for Hawaii souvenirs for yourself these Hawaiian gift ideas will make the process easy.

Let's look at this Hawaii gift guide and check out some great Hawaiian gifts and some of the best souvenirs from Hawaii! 

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Hawaii gifts - gift basket

The first thing I wanted to add to my Hawaii gift guide is a “taste” of the Hawaiian islands with a Hawaii-themed gift basket.

A Hawaiian gift basket is the perfect Hawaiian gift idea. It is popular and can be given all year round.  Let's explore different items that you can put together.  

Hawaiian Gift Baskets:

Lauhala is the type of basket that is used in Hawaii.  Let's find some ideas to fill it up!

Some general Hawaiian items that you can add to any Hawaii-themed basket are Macadamia nuts, fruit, Hawaiian chocolates, or Hawaiian items that will give it a personal touch. 

Hawaiian Cookie Basket

Purchase cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Company or The Big Island Cookie Company (My mom will always ship these to us when she visits Hawaii.  You can purchase them online as well.)

If you are planning on visiting Oahu you need to go to the Honolulu Cookie Company (located near Waikiki),  this is a great Hawaii souvenir for yourself or if you are looking to buy something special for those you left at home this is one of the best gifts to bring back from Hawaii.  

The same idea goes for The Big Island Cookie Company if you are visiting Hilo.

Once your cookies arrive you can add them to a basket with a few more Hawaiian items. This is a great Hawaiian gift or Hawaii souvenir.  

Hawaii Breakfast Basket

A Hawaiian breakfast basket is more of a Hawaiian gift idea.  You can purchase a pineapple, mango, tropical pancake mix, Hawaiian Syrup,  or Hawaiian jam, and if you drink coffee you could add Kona Coffee to fill your basket.

Now, if this sounds delicious to you, these also make great Hawaii souvenirs that you can purchase while on the Island.  

Hawaiian Fruit Basket

Hawaiian Fruit Basket Gift

If you want an easy Hawaiian-themed gift basket to make.  Grab some tropical fruit at your grocery store and a few lei's or Hawaiian items This is simple yet elegant. 

I love Hawaiian themed gifts!

Hawaiian Fragrance Basket 

Everybody loves the smells of Hawaii.  A pineapple-scented candle, perfume, Hawaiian body mist, or Hawaiian essential oils make great items to add to a basket. 

Baskets are the perfect Hawaii gift ideas! 

A Hawaii Christmas ornament is a great idea for a souvenir,  they are also a thoughtful gift.

Christmas ornaments are the perfect Hawaii souvenir or Hawaiian Christmas gift idea.  You can find Christmas ornaments at most gift shops in Hawaii, but don't worry if you can't make it to the island we've got you covered! 

This is one of the best souvenirs from Hawaii and a perfect Hawaiian Christmas gift!

Ornaments By Island:

Hawaiian Gifts Christmas Ornament

Hawaii souvenirs - Christmas ornament

Hawaii souvenir Christmas ornament

My favorite Hawaiian gift and Hawaii souvenir ideas are those I can wear!  I love Hawaiian dresses, in fact I wore my Hawaiian Moo Moo every night when I was pregnant (It was perfect!)   It is a perfect Hawaiian gift for “her”


Shirts are also a great Hawaii gift idea.  If you are going to Hawaii as a group getting shirts pre-made is a great idea.  You can include the date and the group name or family name on the shirt.

They are the perfect thing to pack for Hawaii because it makes it so easy to know what you are wearing that day! 

I also like to buy shirts as souvenirs.  My daughter did the shark cage dive in Oahu and now has a shirt to remember the experience. 

Hawaiian gifts - shirts

Hawaii Gift Shop Ideas for Hawaii Souvenirs and Hawaiian Gifts

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If you are going to Hawaii and want to pick out the perfect Hawaiian gift for someone or are just looking for a great Hawaii souvenir, these options will typically be available at Hawaiian gift shops but you can also get these Hawaiian souvenirs online. 

All of these are awesome Hawaiian gift ideas from Hawaii to bring back home. These souvenirs from Hawaii can be added to a Hawaii-themed gift basket as well. 

4. Magnets

Hawaiian Magnets for a Hawaii Souvenir

Magnets are a great Hawaiian souvenir because they can be placed on your fridge when you get home to remind you of the amazing memories you made. 

5. Snow Globes

Hawaii Souvenir - Snow Globe

Snow globes are great souvenirs to collect. You can almost guarantee there will be one in every place you visit.  If you are looking to bring back a fun Hawaiian gift a Hawaii Snow Globe is a great idea.

6. Picture Frames

Hawaii Souvenirs - Hawaiian Picture Frame

Once you get home and can look through all your photos, you most likely will find one that is frame-worthy and really should be displayed.

Buying a frame as a Hawaii souvenir will make that photo even more special because it will most likely have the location and design of the area you visited.  

7. Postcards

Hawaii Souvenirs -Post Cards

Postcards are fun gifts from Hawaii.  It is fun to send a few to family and friends while you are on vacation.  It is also great to bring a few home to add to a memory book. 

8. Coasters

Hawaii Souvenir - Coaster

Coasters are so fun and practical.  I love a good practical Hawaiian souvenir.  You can always use these in your home.  

9. Pressed Penny

Hawaii Souvenir - Pressed Penny

Pressed pennies are fun and inexpensive.  At Kualoa Ranch there are so many choices to choose from.  Keeping track of them is a little harder!   

It is the perfect Hawaiian Souvenir! 

Mugs are great souvenirs.  They also make for a great Hawaiian gift idea.  Like the mug says, “I'd rather be in Hawaii” too! 

I like to purchase some Hawaii souvenirs online because I don't want to break them while traveling. Mugs are in this category.  These are really fun Hawaii gift ideas that you can grab online. 

Have you thought about buying a reusable shopping bag as a Hawaii souvenir?  It is a great Hawaii souvenir idea, if you haven't considered it before.

I love buying reusable shopping bags.  I actually bought the one above at the Dole Pineapple Plantation I love this unique gift from Hawaii! 

If you are thinking of what to buy in Hawaii, think food! I love buying local food while on vacation.  Many Hawaii gift shops will have items that are unique to Hawaii.  These are great Hawaii souvenirs to consider buying.  

They are also some of the Hawaiian goods are some of the best Hawaii gifts to bring back home! 

I think a dashboard hula doll is a Hawaii must buy.  It is the perfect Hawaii souvenir and perfect Hawaii gift for Christmas!\

If there was ever a doubt that you needed this, let's change that! This is the best Hawaii souvenir! 

There are some nice surfboard signs in many of the Hawaii souvenir shops.  If you want something a little nicer to bring home this might be just for you.  

You can also get this as a Hawaii gift for someone who loves Hawaii! 

On the North Shore of Oahu, there is a family that hand-carves beautiful signs.  Their store was located near the food trucks. We actually bought this on our first trip for someone, we thought it was a meaningful Hawaiian gift.  

You can also pick up a less authentic carving at a Hawaii gift shop.  You can also order this Hawaiian merchandise online. 

I love carry-on luggage!  If you plan on visiting Hawaii over and over again, you can go in style with a Hawaii themed bag and even luggage tag

This is one of the best gifts for someone going to Hawaii. 

17. Hawaii Lei and Haku Lei

Hawaii Laie and Head dress Hawaii Souvenir

One authentic Hawaiian souvenir that I loved was my Haku Lei.  It was so pretty and it wasn't very expensive.  

The sad thing is that it will not last long. The fresh flowers are beautiful and it is perfect to wear at the Polynesian Cultural Center or a Luau. 

Hawaii kitchen essentials are great Hawaii gifts for someone who just loves Hawaii. 

If you know someone that would love to have a few Hawaii-inspired kitchen items, this might be the perfect gift for them.  


Home décor is the perfect Hawaiian gift for someone who loves Hawaii and wants to remember it every day.  

Types of Hawaiian Gifts – Home Décor 

Hawaiian gifts - décor sign

Photography, painting, or other pieces of art is a great gift for a Hawaii lover.   

Bringing a little bit of that Hawaiian beauty home is a perfect gift idea. You can purchase Hawaiian art online. 

21. Hawaiian Experiences

Hawaiian Gift -Experiences Jurassic Park

If you are looking for a Hawaii gift for someone that is going to Hawaii soon an experience is the best Hawaiian gift you can give.  Tours are awesome Hawaiian gifts!

Oahu Gifts Ideas (Tours) 

Maui Gift Ideas (Tours) 

Kauai Gift Ideas (Tours)

Big Island Gift Ideas (Tours)

These are some of the best tours in Hawaii, everyone will love this Hawaii gift idea! 

Hawaiian Gifts and Hawaii Souvenirs Recap

Hawaii Souvenirs - chapstick

Make Your Own Hawaiian Gift Basket

  • Hawaiian Breakfast Basket
  • Hawaiian Fruit Basket
  • Hawaiian Cookie Basket
  • Hawaiian Fragrance Basket

Hawaiian Gifts and Souvenirs – Gear

Ultimate Hawaiian Gift – Experiences


Hawaiian Gifts and Hawaii Souvenirs

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Wow, this is a lot of different Hawaiian gift ideas and Hawaii souvenir options!  I hope this Hawaii gift guide helps you buy the perfect Hawaiian gift for your Hawaii-loving friends and family members or for yourself.  

Mahalo until next time!  If you are going to Oahu or Maui.  I have lots of helpful posts to help you plan! 

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  1. Wonderful list! And there are small items on there for travelers like me who only explore with a carryon. I typically bring home postcards and create art, Christmas ornaments or magnets.

  2. So many great ideas! We went to Hawaii this spring, shopping was so fun. We of course got a dress for my little!

  3. We are heading to Hawaii in March, so I went over your best Hawaiian gifts list carefully! LOL. The kids collect pressed pennies, so good to know we will be able to find some there!

  4. Love the gift basket ideas bc they sound delish! I usually go for something I’ll use and be continuously reminded of a trip tho, like those dish towels!

  5. Love Christmas tree ornaments. We have a tradition, and we buy one every time we travel. Our tree is full of memories. Great list, and hopefully, we will visit Hawai someday.

  6. What a unique idea for a post! I love the chill vibe I get when I see Hawaiian gear, and these gifts spread that relaxed island time!

  7. I would love to pick up some of the clothing! It just looks so comfortable and like a vacation every time you wear it!

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