Hawaiian Holiday: A Very Merry Gift Guide

A Very Merry Gift Guide

Erin Condren.  Nothing says you care like putting it in writing.  My favorite stationary virtuoso, Erin Condren, has given us a customized “note pack” for a lucky reader, and showcases the whimsical allure of Hawaii, Mainland style.  These notecards make a great gift for girlfriends, teachers, sister-in-laws, newlyweds, newborn babies, or new neighbors…anyone who loves to correspond (or maybe needs the “hint” that it is time to start sending “thank-yous”!)  Retail: $39.00 for a pack of 20 cards.  To win “like” my page on facebook: here.  I’ll choose a winner and announce it on my page on Christmas Day.  Easy as that!


Noelani Designs Handcrafted Island Jewelry has partnered with us for an exclusive 30% discount for WAFT readers.  From December 14-24, 2010 go to http://www.noelanidesignshop.com/index.php/ click shop, get jewelry for your Mom, Sis, best friend, girlfriend (wink wink, boys) and then type NDWAFT at checkout to take advantage of this great gift-giving deal.

Holiday Cheer at Waikiki Beach Walk

Celebrate the Holidays and Countdown to Christmas with various entertainment at Waikiki Beach Walk where Countdown to Christmas begins on Saturday, December 18, 2010, from 6:00pm – 7:00pm, on Lewers Street, Waikiki’s Beachwalk.

Entertainment line-up includes:

December 18 – Kumu Hokuaulani Hinipali – performing with Halau Olapakuikala’i & Hawaii Serenaders

December 19 – Honolulu Boy Choir (5:00pm – 6:00pm) – special holiday concert

December 20 – Ka’ala Boyz – accompanied by hula halau performances.

December 21 – Ku Ha’aheo (4:30pm – 6:00pm) featuring Kekaniwai and guest  Bryan Tolentino & Halau Ka Waikahe Lani Malie dancers.

Kumu Leimomi Maldonado (6:00pm – 7:00pm) – featuring keiki to kupuna hula halau.

December 22 – Po’okela Trio – featuring Greg Sardinha & The Blue Hawaii Dancers.

December 23 – Hema pa’a – featuring Baba Alimoot and Chris Kamaka with hula Halau performers

December 24 – Kamanawa – featuring Blaine Kia and Kalei Kahalewai with special guest hula performers.

December 25 – Kaimana Collective – an evening of island music and Christmas cheer featuring the Kia ‘Ohana – a family treat!

When hunger calls, dine in at Giovanni Pastrami, YardHouse, Cheeseburger Beachwalk, Kaiwa, Roy’s Waikiki, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Taormina Sicilian Cuisine.

The best part of all? FREE PARKING 10am to 3pm with any same-day $10 receipt and validated parking ticket. And convenient evening valet parking is just $6.00 for up to four hours at the Embassy Suites-Waikiki Beach Walk (201 Beachwalk) and the Wyndham Vacation Ownership-Waikiki Beach Walk (227 Lewers Street), with any same-day purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk merchant. For more information, contact the Waikiki Beach Walk’s management office at (808) 931-3591.

A Royal Shopping Extravaganza

Royal Hawaiian Center is open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm every day of the year including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.  Free gift wrapping will be offered from December 20-24 between 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5-10 pm with any purchase of $15 or more at the Center.  Check out these holiday deals:

P.F. Chang’s Waikiki: Purchase $100 in P.F. Chang’s gift cards and receive a $10 gift certificate for yourself.  Also, on December 6, the restaurant will launch a new “3-Course Meal” that will include an entrée, cup of coup, mini dessert, and glass of wine. Entrée choices include Asian Marinated New York Strip, Mahi-Mahi, Ooland Marinated Sea Bass, Asian Grilled Salmon, or Salmon Steamed with Ginger. Prices range from $29.95-$34.95 depending upon the entrée selection.

Honolulu Cookie Company: Exclusive products and packing for Christmas.  Please visit http://www.honolulucookie.com/Holiday-Gifts/products/62/ for more information.

Panda Express: Receive a free 2-entrée plate (add $1 for each shrimp entrée) with the purchase of a $25 or higher gift card.

Phillip Rickard Honolulu: Spend $1,000-$2,500 and receive a free $50 gift card. Spend $2,501-$5,000 and receive a free $100 gift card.  Spend $5,001 or more and receive a free $200 gift card. Special cannot be combined with any discounts, offers or promotions.

Salvatore Ferragamo: Receive 35%-40% off Fall and Winter merchandise. Sale starts 12/8/2010.

7 For All Mankind: Winter sale with up to 50% off selected merchandise. Sale starts 12/16/2010.

Simply Woods Studio: Free wood pen box with purchase of a regular priced pen. Cannot be combined with other offers. Must mention promotion to receive wood pen box. Offer good until 12/24/2010.

Allure Swimwear: Receive one free solid color (color of your choice from broad selection) georgette parea/wrap with the purchase of any swimsuit. Depending on the size selected, free gift is worth $19-$28.

Ai Amour Luxury Lingeire: 50% off on La Perla perfume while supplies last.

Princesse Tam-Tam: Buy one Diesel men’s or women’s underpant and receive a second item of the same or lesser value at 50% off.

Also ring in the New Year on New Year’s Day with Fukubukuro lucky bags at participating merchants.  For more information, please visit RoyalHawaiianCenter.com or call 808-922-2299.

Noelani Designs Open Heart Necklace. WAFT readers get 30% off, type NDWAFT at checkout!

From our ‘ohana to yours, Happy Holidays & Aloha!

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Hawaiian Holiday

Katherine Hsia

Known affectionately as "the wandering concierge," Katherine segued a hospitality career in fabulous New York City into a life pursuing her passions of writing, adventure and travel on the spectacular island of O'ahu. She is a freelance writer for publications such as Honolulu Magazine, Hawai'i Parent, Freesurf, and more, while working on her Hawaiian comic and non-fiction book. She enjoys seeing life for its whimsical beauty, great meals with good friends, her love affair with travel, and being overstimulated by new experiences. Want to get in touch with Kat? Add her on facebook or send her a message on her website, http://www.katherinehsia.com, where she's been known to get her blog on.

  1. This is really a good post. The main reason i am here is to searching a gift ideas. I have to give a unique gift to my girlfriend on her birthday next month. She love traveling so much so i am looking for a gift which is travel theme based. Can here any one suggest me about travel gift ?
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