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Gifts for Someone Living in Hawaii

Gifts for Someone Living in Hawaii

  • Consider the climate of Hawaii as you are getting these gifts for the people you care about. If it is someone relocating there, then it will be wise to get them gifts that they can use as they try to settle into their new home
  • If the gift is for someone going on vacation to Hawaii, get them something that they can have fun with.
  • And no matter what you do, always remember your sunscreen! Let’s dive into the article and see what else you need to pack for your trip to the islands!

BEST GIFTS TO SEND TO HAWAII

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1. Dehumidifier – To get rid of that musty smell caused by humidity. This model removes up to 70 pints of moisture per 24 hours and is perfect for medium to large rooms.

Pros.

  • Modern Slick Design
  • Easy to use
  • Quiet when operating
  • Automatic drainage
  • touch control
  • Automatic humidity control

Cons.

  • Product may not work as advertised 
  • Randomly flashes error codes

Remove excess moisture in your home’s atmosphere with this modern design humidifier designed for use in large rooms.

2. Flip-flops – to keep their feet cool and breezy in the warm Hawaii heat. We recommend these Reef men’s flip flops for men

Pros.

  • comfortable
  • rubber sole
  • durable

Cons.

  • poor quality 
  • they ruin easily

And for women, these pretty flip flops with flowers on it, are perfect for the beach.

Pros.

  • Beautiful design
  • durable
  • rubber sole
  • light on your feet

Cons.

  • poor quality 
  • only carries size small

These flip flops are specially designed to make your feet comfortable and withstand the heat of summer.

3. Backup Generator – Because there are unexpected power outages in Hawaii, a generator would be a practical gift. The BALDR Portable power station does not only power electronic equipment such as phones and computers, it also provides lighting.

Pros.

  • Solar charged
  • Charges in 8 hours
  • has multiple ports
  • safe to use for children
  • environmentally friendly
  • portable

Cons.

  • Product may not function as advertised
  • Bad packaging

This portable generator comes with a wireless charger and a flashlight is perfect to use in  emergency power outages and/or outdoor camping.

4. Water Filtration System – Clean water is a necessity. The 6-Stage Alkaline Remineralization Layered Filtration is exclusively designed to purify your water in 6 stages thereby getting rid of 99% the impurities that may fester in water.

Pros.

  • Restores healthy minerals to water
  • Gives water natural taste
  • Easy to install
  • Modern design

Cons.

  • Anticipate leaking after months of use
  • Filters may not work

Water filtration that purifies your water and  brings you fresh drinking water safe to drink.

5. Bug Spray – because of the humidity, tropical islands make a breeding ground for most bugs because they survive in the heat. Protect yourself from bug bites by using this bug spray that is made from lemon eucalyptus and lasts up to 6 hours of protection so you can be sure to repel bugs for the duration you are outdoors.

Pros.

  • Plant-based
  • Non- greasy
  • Refreshing scent

Cons.

  • Might trigger allergic reaction (please read ingredients before purchasing or applying to skin)
  • It is flammable

This bug spray is gentle on your skin and has a pleasant smell.

6. Mosquito Net – This thoughtful gift will protect your loved ones from mosquito bites and diseases like malaria that are spread by mosquitoes.

Pros.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Sturdy
  • Beautiful design

Cons.

  • Holes in the mesh are big enough to let some bugs in

This easy to assemble mosquito net is great for mosquito prone areas and outdoor camping. 

Alternatively, you can get them this electronic bug zapper that will kill any mosquitoes and other bugs that it comes in contact with.

Pros:

  • Efficient 
  • Easy to use 

Cons:

  • Does not work as advertised 

The electronic bug zapper is easy to set up and it catches all the bugs by attracting them to its light.

7. Money – living in Hawaii can be expensive because it is a tourist island, sometimes wiring money over can be the best gift you can give to someone who lives in Hawaii.

GIFT FOR SOMEONE MOVING TO HAWAII

1. Noise Cancelling Headphones – Because sometimes we all crave some personal space and block out the world or we just want to enjoy our favorite music. Perfect for the flight to Hawaii because not everyone is a fan of those airplane headphones.

Pros.

  • Comes in different colors
  • High quality,
  • Up to 30 hours of playtime
  • Wireless

Cons.

  • Poor quality
  • Fragile product

Noise Cancelling headphones great for recording and  listening to music. If you enjoy music, this one’s for you.

2. Handheld Battery Operated Fan – Get ahead of the heat with this battery-operated fan which has a rotation of 360 degrees, which means that you can put it in the middle of the room and it will reach everyone in it. When charged the fan can operate for 6 hours.

Pros.

  • 4-speed settings,
  • Safe to use
  • Portable
  • Rechargeable

Cons.

  • Takes too long to charge

This handheld fan is a wonderful device to have during a heatwave.

3. State of Hawaii Vintage Map – This historic map of Hawaii in 1893 is a great gift for someone moving to Hawaii because of the historic significance that it has. Get them excited and informed about the place they are about to call home! This piece will also make for a great art hanging on the walls of their new home.

Pros.

  • Durable
  • Museum-quality
  • Historically accurate

Cons.

  • Might not make a good gift for someone who does not enjoy historic decor in their home

Just imagine a part of history crafted and hanging on the walls of your home. Perfect gift for a history junkie.

4. Frozen Drink Maker – Make your cold drinks easy with this. It comes with an ice dispenser and a blender making it easy for you to add your favourite ingredients together and let the machine do the rest!

Pros.

  • Comes with an easy pour jar
  • Automatic ice dispenser
  • Easy to carry around

Cons.

  • Product may not work as advertised

Be margarita ready all the time with this little device. It is perfect for the summer and cooling off in the heat.

5. Wind Chimes –  They are relaxing and great for outdoor decoration. A great gift for people who like outdoor meditation as the sounds produced by the chiming can be quite relaxing

Pros.

  • Solar charged
  • Color-changing lights
  • Light sensor
  • Works as both indoor or outdoor décor
  • Waterproof
  • Comes in different shapes

Cons.

  • Requires to be turned on and off manually
  • Colors not as bright as advertised

A beautiful piece to have hanging in the garden, by the window, or the front door. Truly transformative.

GIFT IDEAS FOR SOMEONE GOING TO HAWAII

1. Fleece Blanket – For those nights when it is not cold but it is not quite warm either, the fleece comes in handy to give you just the right amount of temperature and coverage.

Pros.

  • Soft
  • Shrink resistant
  • Comes in different colors
  • Versatile
  • Gentle to the touch

Cons.

  • Material might cause allergies to flare up
  • It sheds

A fleece blanket is an essential item to have in your home. It is perfect for any type of weather and can be used as a cover up for your legs when it is hot and there are bugs around you. 

2. Cruise Gift Card – This gift card will take your loved one on different adventures in the Hawaiian islands. It will also open to them invitations to special celebrations around the islands depending on what season they visit. What better way to give someone the full Hawaiian experience than this?

3. Polaroid Camera – This polaroid will instantly give you your pictures after you have taken them. It is a fun way to create memories that will exist outside of your cell phone gallery because nothing beats having real pictures in your hand.

Pros.

  • Instant pictures
  • Portable

Cons.

  • Bad picture quality
  • Low battery life

If you love living in the moment then this polaroid camera is for you. It is great for capturing memories as they happen.

4. Beach Blanket – This blanket is ideal because it is easy to clean so you don’t have to struggle with sand getting everywhere after you are done using it. It also comes in a satchel bag which makes it easy because at the end of beach day, you just fold the blanket up and pack it in the bag and you are ready to go.

Pros.

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Sand proof
  • Water-resistant

Cons.

  • Product may not work as advertised

A handy item to have on beach day.

GIFT IDEAS FOR ISLAND VACATION

1. Sunglasses – Accessorize and look fashionable for beach day and be picture perfect for those Instagram posts with these amazing sunglasses.

Pros.

  • Unisex
  • Durable
  • Fashionable
  • Assorted colors

Cons.

  • Fragile 
  • Cannot be returned

What’s a sunny vacation without some stylish glasses? These will make you look stunning while protecting your eyes from the glare of the sun!

2. Breezy Beach Pants – These stylish pants are great for a walk on the beach or just spending a day out in the sun. If you are in a tourist place, they make for a great cover-up when you take tours so you can avoid sunburns.

Pros.

  • Comfortable
  • Breezy
  • Loose
  • Beautiful

Cons.

  • Made from cheap material
  • Sizing table misleading

Comfortable and stylish loose pants are a must have for a vacation. This pair of pants will have heads turning because they are THAT stunning.

3. Sunscreen – Always remember to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. Get that vacation tan without risking your health.

Pros.

  • For all skin types
  • Non-greasy
  • Water-resistant
  • Paraben-free
  • Gluten-free

Cons.

Sunscreen smells nice and protects your skin from the sun. A must have for vacations!

HAWAIIAN INSPIRED GIFTS

1. Aloha Doormat – This doormat will welcome your visitors with a little bit of Hawaiian spirit.

Pros: waterproof, beautiful designs

2. Hammock – Everybody loves a hammock! They are great for lazy days when you don’t plan on doing much of anything.This particular one comes with a pillow so you can lay down and sleep all day comfortably.

Pros: strong and sturdy, comfortable, made from real bamboos, portable, safe for children, beautiful colors

HAWAIIAN THEMED GIFTS

1. Hawaii Sweatshirt – Get this Hawaiian themed sweatshirt to commemorate your visit to Hawaii or show your love and appreciation for the beautiful island.

Pros.

  • Comfortable
  • Beautiful
  • Warm
  • Unisex

Cons.

  • Quality not as good as advertised

This Hawaii sweatshirt is ideal for reminiscing about previous trips taken to the island or future trips being planned to the island. Either way, it is a beautiful piece of clothing.

2. Kauai Coffee – This Hawaiian made coffee comes highly recommended and praised. It is a great gift to pay homage to the island and also support their local business. If you or you’re the person you are buying the gift for is an avid coffee lover, then we highly recommend that you try out this coffee brew.

Pros.

  • Delicious
  • Aromatic
  • Environmentally friendly packaging

Cons.

  • The coffee may be too strong for some people

The great thing about this Hawaiian grown and processed coffee is that the coffee comes with a portable coffee maker so you can have coffee anytime, anywhere.

3. Leis – You cannot think of Leis and not instinctively think of Hawaii. These are great for themed group gatherings or parties, both for children and adults. Get a Lei and have a Luau with your family and friends in the summer to (re)create your memories from Hawaii

Pros.

  • Beautiful
  • Colorful

Cons.

  • Easily fall apart
  • They look cheap

Leis – because “ain’t no party like a lei party cause a lei party don’t stop!” Seriously, who doesn’t have fun while wearing a lei?

4. Coconut cups  These coconut shaped cups are great for parties. They come with bendy straws in different colors and can be used to hold cold beverages.

Pros:

  • Reusable
  • Easy to clean

Cons:

  • Made from plastic

Drinking cold beverages has never looked so cool. Get a feel of the island life with these amazing coconut cups.

HAWAIIAN WEDDING GIFT IDEAS

1. Engraved Picture Frame –  This engraved picture frame comes with a slot where you can insert a poem or words of inspiration to the married couple. This adds a personal touch to the product and it will make the gift meaningful and special

Pros.

  • Unique design
  • Multiple display options
  • Great decoration piece

Cons.

  • Shipping might take longer than expected.

This picture frame makes for a sentimental and heartwarming gift to newly weds.

2. Toaster – Enjoy evenly toasted bread without having to lift a finger, well not too many fingers at least. This toaster will automatically lift and lower the toast. It will even go as far as keeping your toast warm for three minutes if you are busy so you can always have your toast warm and fresh. 

Pros: Automatically keeps toast warm, Automatic lift and lower, has seven shade settings for toast, modern design, beautiful

HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS GIFTS

1. Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts – Reminiscent of the Islands beloved snack, Macadamia nuts are tasty and healthy and can be enjoyed either dry roasted or with sea salt in it. Here is a gift packaging idee for you: pour the Macadamia nuts in a mason jar, close the jar with tin foil and finish with a ribbon on top of it.

Pros:

  • Healthy snack
  • Delicious

Cons:

  • Some customers complained about nuts being stale

These Macadamia nuts are a great taste of Hawaii, they are delicious and you can snack on them at any time. 

2. Tote Bags – They carry so much and come in so many different colors, patterns, and designs that will remind you of the simple and carefree life on the island.

Pros.

  • Water-resistant
  • Roomy
  • Foldable
  • Stylish
  • Fashionable

Cons.

  • Some customers complained about noticing loose stitches in the seams of the bag.

Great bag to carry at the beach, it is big enough too so you can store all your beach items in it.

3. Ukulele A ukulele is the gift that everyone, well almost everyone, brings back home from Hawaii. It is a great gift for any occasion, especially to music lovers or people who are trying to get into making music.

Pros:

  • Comes with free ukulele lessons

Cons:

  • Poor quality material used 

The Ukulele is a great instrument for learning and experienced musicians alike. It is a fun instrument to play by the beach around a bonfire to a singalong.

HAWAIIAN GIFTS FOR WOMEN

1. Coral Sarong – Beautiful sarong can be worn around the waist like a wrap or used to cover around the shoulders, or loosely tied around the neck.

Pros.

  • Beautiful
  • Lightweight
  • Protective material
  • Unisex

Cons.

  • Size large is smaller than anticipated

This sarong comes in many vibrant colors that scream “Summer!”

2. Luggage Tags – To help her keep track of her luggage throughout her travels because nothing is quite as annoying as losing your luggage in transit and never being able to recover it.

Pros.

  • Made from genuine leather
  • Stylish
  • Variety of colors to choose from

Cons.

  • Tags may look cheaply made to some

Forget about losing your luggage with these tags strapped on them for easy identification. Travelling just got a lot less stressful.

3. Travel Journal – So that she can document and plan her trip.

Pros:

  • Durable
  • Beautiful design

Cons:

  • Lightweight paper

Beautiful brown leather journal perfect for planning trips.

4. Makeup Bag – Because every girl deserves a makeup bag that keeps her make up neatly organized and dry even on vacations.

Pros.

  • Easy to carry
  • Durable
  • Multifunctional

Cons.

  • Seams rip easily 
  • The sizing is inaccurate

Beautifully decorated makeup bag perfect for neatly organizing makeup during a trip.

5. Aloha Necklace – This beautiful necklace is the perfect gift for a girl who is on a trip to Hawaii because not only is it an amazing memento, it is also stylish to wear even after the vacation is over so that way she will get extended use of the gift.  

Pros:

  • Stylish
  • Beautiful

Cons:

  • Cheap material

Beautifully designed 

6. Bikinis – Everyone needs a bikini that will turn heads and get admiration when they are on vacation and these two piece bikinis will do just that. Boost her self confidence and make her feel great about her body in any of these bikini pieces.

Pros.

  • Beautiful
  • Comes in multiple colors and designs
  • Comes in all sizes

Cons.

  • Seller known to send wrong items 
  • Problem with the sizing chart

A beautiful bikini is an essential for every island vacation and these Zaful bikinis are exactly what you need.

HAWAII GIFTS FOR GUYS

1. Travel Camera – So that he can capture his great adventures in high-resolution videos, and next-level image quality

Pros:

  • Has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
  • Customizable exposure setting for nighttime shooting

Cons:

  • Product may have some glitches that need to be fixed

Adventure has never looked so cool than through the lens of a GoPro Hero4!

2. Surfboard Rack– For your surfer friend to keep all his surfboards organized.

Pros:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Durable

Cons:

  • Not waterproof

Great for keeping surfboards in check and organized when not in use

This article might help you decide what other gifts to get a surfer

3. Bbq Kit CoolerPractical bbq tool sets for beach parties when grilling is involved. This set has everything you need for grilling except for the meat! It is a great gift not only for vacations but also for barbecues in his own backyard.

Pros.

  • Portable
  • Convenient
  • Durable

Cons.

  • Tongs don’t work as well as they should
  • Hard to clean

Convenient barbecuing whenever, wherever.

4. Swimming Trunks – Perfect for the beach, pool parties, and fishing trips. These swimming trunks are comfortable and fit perfectly because of the elastic band around the waist.

Pros.

  • Quick to dry
  • Lightweight
  • Variety of colors

Cons.

  • There is a problem with the sizing chart

Look good in these beautiful colors of these beautiful swim trunks.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the disadvantages of living in Hawaii?

Although living on an island sounds like a dream for a lot of us, there are downsides to living on an island. The biggest one being that everything is expensive because the prices are made to cater to tourists, and to top it off there aren’t that many job perspectives so unless you have disposable money, we would advise against moving to Hawaii on a whim.

What should I pack for my trip to Hawaii?

Pack as you would going to any tropical island keeping in mind that it is going to be very hot and very humid. We suggest packing clothes made from lighter material, sun screen, flip flops (because you cannot walk barefoot in the hot sand and you will sweat right through your closed toe shoes), swimwear, and summer hats. However, not all the islands share similar weather at all times so we suggest you do a little bit of research before you embark on your trip.

What languages are spoken in Hawaii?

Just as many tourist attraction places, English is widely spoken on the Hawaiian islands. however, other languages such as Hawaiian and Portuguese are also widely spoken on the island.

CONCLUSION

Whatever the occasion is, we hope we have helped you find and pick out the perfect gift for someone you care about who is either currently residing in or is thinking of moving to or visiting Hawaii. We had fun selecting these ideas and we hope you have fun picking them.

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