clever Hawaiian souvenirs idea

May 22nd, 2006, 05:59 AM
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clever Hawaiian souvenirs idea

If I do say so myself...

I have eight coworkers I am almost obligated to bring souvenirs home to. Which isn't easy. So, since I'm visiting the Big Island and Maui this time, I'm going to order their souvenirs online right before I go, and they'll receive them the week I'm away!
"Donkey Balls" from the Big Island and a box of Maui Gold pineapples from Mr. Pineapple.
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May 22nd, 2006, 06:39 AM
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Locals flip flops. Cheap.
 
May 22nd, 2006, 06:41 AM
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Bring back little pieces of coral.
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:06 AM
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Bring them a fresh plumeria lei. You can buy them at the airport and carry them on the plane in a small cooler. To me, that is the BEST gift from Hawaii!
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:15 AM
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Crazy: If you're buying for women, try kopahaiku.com. Great soaps and lotions. I prefer the soaps and they make really nice gifts for women. I plan on stocking up when I visit Maui next month, but I have bought many times online and just love them.
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:25 AM
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O.k., I'll bite. What are "Donkey Balls?"
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:38 AM
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Donkey Balls = Chocolate covered macadamian nuts?
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:43 AM
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Friends have like the brightly colored tropical shirt LUGGAGE TAGS that I picked up at discount stores.
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:52 AM
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If that's what they are, then good choice! I couldn't get enough of them and even ate the tiny little $15 jar out of the mini-bar, which I ordinarily wouldn't do, but I was having a moment of desperation. Never heard that name before . . . .

I have a friend who loved the coconut-shell bra and grass skirt combo I brought for her - she threatens to wear it while grilling.
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May 22nd, 2006, 07:59 AM
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I like the tropical shirt line. I haven't got luggage tags yet (good idea!), but have brought back tropical shirt key chains, note pads and magnets.
 
May 22nd, 2006, 08:47 AM
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They have lots of stuff at Longs Drugs. My mother-in-law uses them as stocking stuffers at Christmas.
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May 22nd, 2006, 09:00 AM
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I was just in a store in NJ and they had Hawaiian taffy - cool tropical flavors. The box was only $3.99. But if you buy the chocolate macadamia nuts, please add me to your list!!! I received them as a souvenir and I couldn't get enough!
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May 22nd, 2006, 09:14 AM
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Hawaiian taffy in NJ

Reminds me of finding Provencal soaps and sachets in TJMaxx after I got home. And, yes, I did bring some home from France to give as gifts.
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May 22nd, 2006, 09:15 AM
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I, too, love kopahaiku but I think it's too special for souvenir gifts.....more for regular gifts for occasions! mmmmmm
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May 22nd, 2006, 09:25 AM
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Yep, "donkey balls" come from Surfin' Ass in Kona. I'm sure there are other good brands of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, but ya can't beat the impact of that name...snort...snort.
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May 22nd, 2006, 09:31 AM
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I bet will be glad you aren't taking a western vacation -
http://www.allthewest.com/proddetail...oycandynovelty
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May 22nd, 2006, 10:30 AM
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These are sure fire winners and ABC is the most reasonably priced, best souvenir sizes for large groups:

Macademia nuts from Mauna Loa

http://www.maunaloa.com/

Maui Soap and lotions

http://www.mauisoap.com/surf-soaps.html

Kona coffee

http://www.konalea.com/coffee_store/...ee_special.htm

ABC Stores has very inexpensive versions of all of this too.

http://www.abcstores.com/browse.cfm/4,431.htm

http://www.abcstores.com/browse.cfm/4,444.htm

http://www.abcstores.com/browse.cfm/4,19.htm

We order from ABC all the time and the others less often but haven't experienced any problems.

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May 22nd, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Heh...heh...heh....Crazy4 said "donkey balls"....heh...heh...heh.
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May 22nd, 2006, 05:01 PM
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Costco on Maui had several kinds of macadamia nut assortments (including chocolate covered) that were very reasonably priced.
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May 22nd, 2006, 05:31 PM
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Crazy, I think you have come up with a good idea...you won't have to figure out how to pack the gifts and your coworkers can share some Hawaii while you are there. I like it!
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