The most wonderful time of the year is almost here! Here at Prince Waikiki, we’re looking forward to decking the halls and roasting chestnuts on an open fire, but we also know how important it is to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you’ve found yourself making a list (and checking it twice!) for some tough-to-shop-for loved ones, you’re in the right place. Our 2022 Hawaii Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone to make your holiday shopping as relaxing as a tropical day at the beach.
For the traveler who spends all of their vacation time in Hawaii, consider gifting them something they can use on their next voyage to The Aloha State. If you want to really want to make a splash with your loved one, consider gifting them a surfboard so they can catch some waves at one of the many surfing hotspots in Waikiki. Whether you’re gifting to a beginner or seasoned surfer, there are many beaches nearby Prince Waikiki so they can put their new board to good use.
If you’re shopping for a golf lover, consider some new golf clubs or a round on the green at Hawaii Prince Golf Club. When they’re basking in the glow of a birdie on this iconic O‘ahu course, they’ll be thanking you “fore” this gift!
When you’re shopping for Hawaii-inspired holiday gifts, you can’t go wrong with a classic Hawaiian Aloha shirt. The garment is a staple for vacationers in O‘ahu, and a frequent traveler can never have too many in their closet! If you’re shopping for a beach dweller, consider some fun beach accessories. A big, bright beach towel or new beach bag will have them dreaming of their next Waikiki getaway.
Do you have a musician or music-lover on your list? Give them the sound of the island by gifting them their very own ukulele! The instrument has a long history in Hawaii and is said to have been promoted by a Hawaiian King and used in royal ceremonies. A ukulele is a perfect gift for anyone who wants to feel like they’re in O‘ahu at home!
Gift of Travel
They say that experiences bring us more joy than possessions, so give your loved ones the gift of an experience they’ll never forget in Hawaii.
Whether the person you’re shopping for is a lifelong lover of our island or a first-time visitor, a stay at Prince Waikiki is the perfect way to say Mele Kalikimaka. Consider booking a surprise trip with one of our promotional offers or purchasing a Prince Waikiki gift card for your loved one. That way, they can experience the magic of O‘ahu from our four-star oasis.
If you have already booked your next Hawaii vacation with someone on your holiday shopping list, a Prince Waikiki experience might just be the perfect gift to round out your trip. After the stressful holiday season, give the gift of relaxation to your loved one. Treat them to the Alihi Lani Escape package at Naio Bliss, with a fusion of pohaku (hot stone) and Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, followed by their choice of a facial or foot massage. Experiences are best enjoyed together, so consider treating yourself to a spa experience, too! (You deserve it, after all.)
For the foodie on your list, an unforgettable dining experience at 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar is the perfect gift. Between the epic ocean views overlooking Ala Wai Boat Harbor and the tasty island-inspired fare, this is one present that they will remember forever.
If this voyage to Hawaii is a bucket-list trip for you and your loved one, it only makes sense to gift an epic island experience. A whale-watching excursion, helicopter tour, or private guided hike around one of the island’s iconic trails will make jaws drop when the time comes to open presents.
Shop Local in Hawaii
For many travelers, O‘ahu is so near and dear to their hearts that it feels like a second home. What better way to show appreciation and give back to the island they love than shopping locally this holiday season.
If you wish to infuse the holidays with the island’s culture, consider shopping local and bringing home omiyage (gifts) from your time in O‘ahu. Not simply a souvenir from your travels, omiyage are thoughtfully selected items that are less readily available for the person you’re gifting to. For example, a locally-made tropical fruit jam or some treasured macadamia nuts are a perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list. If you’re running short on time to shop during your stay, head over to Accents at Prince Waikiki.
Waking up in Hawaii every morning is a dream for many people. While you may only be visiting for a short time, it is possible to experience sunshine in a cup every day with Honolulu Coffee Company. With Kona coffee as a staple in their morning routine, the recipient of this gift can feel like they’re in O‘ahu from the comfort of their home.
Prince Waikiki is also in the gifting spirit this holiday season, which is why we’re giving our guests an exciting new shopping experience at Mana Up. Now open in our lobby, Mana Up shines the spotlight on the unique stories of Hawaii’s rising entrepreneurs and the premium brands they’ve built. From food to fashion, beauty to home decor, the products at Mana Up are crafted by local makers and artisans. What better way to bring the gift of O‘ahu home than with a product made from homegrown ingredients and inspired by the thriving cultures of the Hawaiian Islands?
Have a Holly Jolly Hawaii Holiday
There’s no place like your Hawaiian home away from home for the holidays. Spend quality time in Hawaii with your loved ones and book our Suite Dreams offer at Prince Waikiki.