By Jen Russo and Sarah Gerlach
By now, we’re all much too familiar with the horror stories of Christmas shopping. Big Box retailers here and on the Mainland are cramped, frantic places even with the holiday pressure. Why do we put up with endless lines in parking lots and checkstands, to say nothing of aisles and aisles filled with junk made largely by poor people thousands of miles away working for giant multinational corporations that are only concerned with bottom-line profits?
There’s a better way. Here’s our guide to products and services made here on Maui. It’s an eclectic, off-beat list of stuff that only exists here, but we’re pretty sure that if you look hard enough, you’ll find something special for your loved ones. So save some time, energy and sanity and shop local this year. We’ll all be glad you did.