Because you didn’t come all the way to Hawaii to buy a gift at a chain store. Because you want a tangible memory that reminds of your trip, not of a catalog. Because you want to both support and celebrate the beauty of Hawaiian culture.
That’s why you want to visit Island Keepsakes. Opened in 1997, this Oahu-based gift shop not only offers locally made goods—all its items are handmade. Kitchenware, woodworks, jewelry bath products, organic foods: Island Keepsakes provides visitors with a range of products you won’t find anywhere outside of the islands.
Indeed, venturing into the store is an experience unto itself. Imagine walking into a museum full of prized artwork, only at Island Keepsakes, you can actually afford to buy what’s on the walls! Owner Rita Luke is a warm, inviting presence—no pushy sales clerks here—who takes obvious pride in her store and carefully curated selections.
If possible, try visiting on First Friday—downtown Oahu’s arts and culture festival held on the first Friday of every month—when there’s apt to be a sale.
1050 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96817
Editor’s note: Looking for another unique Honolulu gift shop? Check out our post on Owens & Cohere.
We had a wonderful time at Sail Away and I recommended Hawaii Hideaway to dozens of people. You were a delight to work with and I will definitely use you again the next time we rent a home in the islands.
Like a Dream
Bliss doesn’t even describe our experience. It was almost like a dream. We are ready to do this again with Hawaii Hideaways – you guys are the best. Everything was perfect!!!
Outstanding Experience From Beginning to End
It was in an outstanding experience from beginning to end, I would work with Hawaii hideaways again in the future unquestionably. Sunny Madeiros was terrific with her recommendations of everything from leisure activities to restaurants and even equipment rentals.
Coral Gables, FL
Perfect Combination of Elegance and Comfort
First time to Maui (and Hawaii). This is a spectacular setting and the home is a perfect combination of elegance and comfort. I could stay on the lanai all day long and be happy. Of course there’s a ton of fun activities, but it was great to have Gull Cottage as our base to come back to!
Arlington Heights, IL
You’re Going to Want to Stay
Our family spent a splendid week in Kauai in early 2017, basing ourselves out of the Touching Green house. It’s in a great location, has everything you need, and is just lovely. The pictures don’t do it justice. You’re going to want to stay!
We had a wonderful time in Kauai! We remained in awe at the unimaginable beauty, both of the rental home, as well as Kauai itself. It will be a treasured memory for life. I hope we can come back and make more memories.