Top Choice Books in Lihuʻe

Edith King Wilcox Gift Shop & Bookstore

The Kauaʻi Museum's gem of a gift shop carries a variety of genuine Hawaiian crafts, such as Niʻihau shell jewelry, koa woodwork and lauhala (a type of traditional Hawaiian leaf weaving) hats, along with collectible…
Top Choice Music in Kapaʻa

Kamoa Ukulele Company

This high-quality uke dealer offers starters for under $100 and vintage and high-end ukes costing $1000 to $5000. All come with the manufacturer’s warranty. Inquire with any questions about ukuleles and expect a war…
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Kilauea

Island Soap & Candle Works

Though there are several such shops on Kauaʻi, at this one the soap is all made in-house. Botanical lotions, body butters, bath oils and creamy shampoos and conditioners will make your friends back home envious. Thi…
Top Choice Food in Hanalei

Kauai Nut Roasters

Some of the most delicious treats you can find on the island are found here in these unassuming little packages, bursting with unusual flavors. Coconut, wasabi, lavender, sesame, butterscotch and praline rank tops. …
Top Choice Drinks in Lihuʻe

Koloa Rum Company

Kauaʻi's own rum label is a relatively new brand, which means it doesn't have a fine aged rum yet, but its dark and spiced versions win awards. Learn how to mix a classic mai tai during a free rum tasting, starting …
Food in Waimea

Aunty Lilikoi Passion Fruit Products

Find something for almost any occasion: award-winning passion fruit–wasabi mustard, passion-fruit syrup (great for banana pancakes), massage oil (the choice for honeymooners) and a tasty lip balm (ideal for après su…
Clothing in Hanalei


The owner of Hanalei Surf Company extends the range to Los Angeles–inspired name brands and the skating lifestyle, harking back to the days of Tony Hawk, Velcro and checker-pattern Vans.
Clothing in Kapaʻa

Hula Girl

This family-run shop is a standout for contemporary Hawaiiana clothing and gifts – shirts, dresses, jewelry, souvenirs and more. Aloha-shirt aficionados can find a wide selection of quality, name-brand shirts here. …
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Island Soap & Candle Works

The aromas wafting out of this shop are enough to turn your head. Wander in and sample the all-natural Hawaii botanical bath and body products, including lip balms, soaps, lotions and tropically scented candles. Som…
Arts & Crafts in Lihuʻe

Kapaia Stitchery

A quilter’s heaven, this longtime shop features countless tropical-print cotton fabrics, plus island-made patterns and kits. Stop here also for handmade gifts and apparel, including children’s clothing and aloha shi…