Top ChoiceArt in Kahuluʻu & Waiahole

Sunshine Arts Gallery

Tropical murals emblazon the exterior of this place, but that’s nothing compared to the riot of creativity inside. A rotating array of the work of more than 100 island artists is displayed at the coast’s largest...

Top ChoiceBooks in Kailua


This fabulous and small indie bookshop has a great selection of used and new books, including a lot of Hawaiiana. Staff are great with recommendations.

Top ChoiceCosmetics in Kailua

Lanikai Bath & Body

Locally produced tropically scented lotions and soaps. Anything accented with plumeria is addictive. Great for gifts.

Clothing in Waimanalo

East Honolulu Clothing Company

The striking, graphic one-color tropical prints on the clothing here are all designed and silk-screened in-house. This company provides many local hula schools with their costumes. There's plenty of local artwork...

Art in Hauʻula

Fairly's Fine Art

Dreamlike paintings and prints here explore the color, light and grandeur of Hawaii. You can put your vacation fantasy on your wall back home. Lance has also written and illustrated his first children's book, Fly...

Food in Kailua

Manoa Chocolate

Expensive but utterly delicious handmade chocolate gets processed from cacao bean to foil-wrapped bar inside this workshop. Sample the goat's-milk, Hawaiian-sea-salt, pineapple or chili-pepper flavors. These...

Textiles in Kaneʻohe Bay Area

Fabric Mart

Colorful Hawaiian-print fabric is for sale at this friendly Windward Coast outlet of Fabric Mart, also to be found in Honolulu and ʻAiea. Make your own muumuu, aloha shirt or cushion cover at the best prices.

Antiques in Kailua

Aliʻi Antiques II

Search the stacks (and more stacks) and you may find a treasure among the mishmash of Hawaiiana and junk – a vintage postcard or print, a feather lei or tiki barware, maybe.

Music in Kailua

Coconut Grove Music

Great guitar shop carrying name-brand ukuleles – including Kamaka, handmade in Honolulu – and vintage ukes from the early 20th century. Upstairs on Hamakua Dr.

Mall in Kailua

Kailua Town Center

This large shopping mall has national retailers and big-box chains. The former Macy's location is being redeveloped into a large center for local cafes and shops.

Toys in Kailua

Sand People

Beachy Hawaiian-style home accents, tote bags, souvenirs and gifts. Part of a local chain. Sand Kids, with goodies for children, is right next door.

Clothing in Kailua

Fighting Eel

A fashion-savvy import from over the pali in Waikiki and Honolulu. The stylish goods are designed and made on Oʻahu.

Clothing in Kailua


Looking for aloha wear? Don’t settle for less than one of the modern designs at the Kailua shop of this Honolulu artist.

Clothing in Kailua

Muse Room

Beachy and grown-up girly styles inspired by dreamy fantasies. The little shop is as cute as Barbie's Dream House.

Gifts & Souvenirs in Kailua

Under a Hula Moon

Bring a piece of Hawaii home in the form of island-made or inspired art, jewelry, stationery or home goods.