Honolulu and Oahu Shopping

Eastern and Western traditions meet on Oahu, where savvy shoppers find luxury goods at high-end malls and scout tiny boutiques and galleries filled with pottery, blown glass, woodwork, and Hawaiian-print clothing by local artists. This blend of cultures is pervasive in the wide selection of spas as well. Hawaiian lomilomi and hot-stone massages are as omnipresent as the orchid and plumeria

flowers decorating every treatment room.

Exploring downtown Honolulu, Kailua on the windward side, and the North Shore often yields the most original merchandise. Some of the small stores carry imported clothes and gifts from around the world—a reminder that, on this island halfway between Asia and the United States, shopping is a multicultural experience.

If you're getting a massage at a spa, there's a spiritual element to the lomilomi that calms the soul while the muscles release tension. During a hot-stone massage, smooth rocks, taken from the earth with permission from Pele, the goddess of volcanoes, are heated and placed at focal points on the body. Others are covered in oil and rubbed over tired limbs, feeling like powerful fingers. For an alternative, refresh skin with mango scrubs so fragrant they seem edible. Savor the unusual sensation of bamboo tapped against the arches of the feet. Indulge in a scalp massage that makes the entire body tingle. Day spas provide additional options to the self-indulgent services offered in almost every major hotel on the island.

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Bookends

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The perfect place to shop for gifts, or just take a break with the family, this independent bookstore feels more like a small-town library,...

Global Village

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Tucked into a tiny strip mall near Maui Tacos, this boutique features jewelry, clothing, and housewares made by local artists, as well...

Jeff Chang Pottery & Fine Crafts

  • Household Items/Furniture

Jeff Chang has become synonomous with excellent craftsmanship and originality in Raku pottery, blown glass, and koa wood. Gift ideas...

Lanikai Bath and Body

  • Perfume/Cosmetics

Take home the fragrances of the Islands with these organic body lotions, hand creams, soaps, sprays, bath salts, and scrubs. Botanical...

Under a Hula Moon

  • Household Items/Furniture

Exclusive tabletop items and Pacific home decor, such as shell wreaths, shell night-lights, Hawaiian quilts, frames, and unique one-of-a-kind...

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