What to Buy in Hawaii

When you think of Hawaii, you might picture crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and breathtaking sunsets. But there's more to the islands than just their natural beauty. Hawaii is also home to a unique culture with a rich history, and its shopping scene reflects that. Whether you're looking for souvenirs to take home or you're a seasoned shopper in search of something special, Hawaii has plenty to offer. From Hawaiian-inspired beauty to delicious chocolate and coffee, these are our favorite items you’ll find from Island Essence if you’re wondering what to buy in Hawaii. So pack your bags and get ready to shop 'til you drop in paradise.

Hawaii Scented Body Lotions

Hawaii is known for its tropical beauty, a beauty that truly delights the senses! The air just smells different here, with fragrant fruits and florals blooming year-round. There's no better way to indulge in the scents of the islands than with a Hawaii body lotion. Luxurious lotions are infused with fragrances inspired by the natural beauty of Hawaii, and are designed to nourish and hydrate the skin. Lotions like Maui Organics offer a variety of scents to choose from, making them a perfect purchase if you’re wondering what to buy in Hawaii! 

Hawaiian Coffee and Other Local Treats

One of the best ways to bring a piece of Hawaii home with you is through the delicious coffee. Savor the flavors of paradise with Island Essence's Maui Oma Hawaiian coffee. This is a 12oz bag of ground Columbian French Roast, City Roasts and 10% Maui coffee, and the newest offering is a Vanilla Mac Nut Coffee available in both 8oz and 12oz. Maui Oma does small batch roasting and uses only the highest quality coffee beans, perfectly suited to a Hawaiian Lifestyle--whether you are at Jaws, overlooking a Haleakala sunrise, or in your home or office, dreaming of Maui. This is a perfect memento from Maui for those who want to start their morning with a cup of paradise. 

Hawaiian Oils for Self Care

If you’re wondering what to buy in Hawaii, then consider Hawaiian oils for their multi-purpose benefits. Maui Miracle Oil is a line of premium skincare products made from all-natural ingredients, including Coconut, Moringa, Tamanu, and Kukui Nut oils. Each type of oil has its unique set of benefits that make it stand out from the rest. These oils can be used in a variety of ways. Massage it into the skin as a daily moisturizer, apply to nails for conditioning, use for an aromatherapy massage, add to your bath for an aromatic & moisturizing bath treatment, or use as a hot oil treatment for your hair!

Purchasing Online

To make it easier for you and your travels, in addition to the products available directly from Island Essence, there are also a wide variety of unique gifts from Hawaii available through our website. So if you’re wondering what to buy in Hawaii, consider ordering online directly to your home. One particularly unique gift is the Hawaiian Sea Salt Artisan Chocolate & Aromatherapy Gift Set, which includes a handcrafted Pa'akai Sea Salt Chocolate Bar, and the Kai Hawaiian Aromatherapy Mist and OIl--perfect for wahine and kane.  All made on Maui and presented in a bow-tied authentic Hawaiian Lauhala gift basket.