The walk shopping Mecca is located on the island of Oahu and offers several different shopping venues for those interested. There are still the typical shops that tourists expect, such as a Starbucks. However, most of the shops in the area are unique to Hawaiian culture in what they offer. For example, Makana Trading Co. and Blue Ginger offer unique clothing that is made from materials found throughout Hawaii. Surf City Trading Company has top rated surfing and overall beach apparel that tourists find not only neat, but functional as well. Jewelry by Lea and Kea sell some of the highest quality jewelry and gifts that can be found, making it an excellent stop for future Christmas presents. Under the Koa Tree is a business that has gifts that are unique to Hawaii in that they are all made of materials found in Hawaii, they also sell wall art, jewelry boxes and postcards.
Another interesting specialty shop is the Hawaiian Quilt Collection store in which sell unique quilts that are catered to the Hawaiian culture. The idea of quilting was brought to the island around the early 1800s, however the Hawaiian's put their own spin on the quilts, giving them a one of a kind appearance. For example, they have quilts that use leis or plumeria blossoms to make them completely original. These quilts would be a great purchase to hand down through the family for years to come, as which was their original intended purpose.
There is also Mana Hawaii in which focuses on selling goods that are made by local artists. Since there are constantly new items coming in, what you find will be guaranteed to be original. There are also opportunities to take hula and ukulele lessons from a local artist, which is an experience of a lifetime and something that you can also cherish and show off to friends with.