This year, be a bad-ass Santa and stuff your stocking with these rockin’ local gifts…
by Jen Russo, Jacob Shafer and Anu Yagi
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Spa packages are a fabulous service—for men and women. It’s not your usual dude gift, but they may surprise you—even if they aren’t metro sexual. For hands and toes, head to Van Beauty Salon in Kahului; their deluxe pedicure-manicure combos are the bomb. The facial and massage package at Green Ti in Wailuku is an amazing deal, and their convenient location features a menagerie of great gifts for body and home.
For full-body indulgence try a coffee, chocolate, mango or pineapple-lime body treatment at Spa Helani at the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort in Lahaina, where you can also enjoy the steam room and rain showers. Need more in-depth body care? Try a treatment gift certificate at Iao Acupuncture, where they can pinpoint and treat ailments with ancient Chinese know-how.
If it’s beauty she wants, gift certificates for cuts, color, blowouts and more are going to light her up under the tree. Paragon Salon in Makawao is full-service from your feet to your head. In Central Maui, Maui Hair and Body, Colours Salon and Beauty Bar feature fab products and professional service. For West Maui beauty seekers, Soleil Luna Salon and Plush Beauty are the hot spots for waxing, hair care and cuts.
Looking for something a little more permanent? Get your ink junkie gift certificates for his or her favorite Maui artists. In Kihei, try Maui Tattoo Company and Pacific Rootz Tattoo. Nancy at the Paia Tattoo Parlor has been putting needle to skin on Maui for over 15 years, and the crew there has amazing talents, and great art for sale to boot. On the West side, Spike’s West Side Ink and Tony Mucci’s crew at Skin Deep Lahaina have (literally) got you covered.
With great locally made bath and body goods—like the full line of Alii Kula Lavender Farm’s soaps, lotions and hair care products—your stockings should be stuffed appropriately. At Lilikoi Beauty in Paia you can find natural-made lines of cosmetics and many locally sourced items. For more natural cosmetics and body shop potions, check out health food stores like Hawaiian Moons in Kihei, or Down to Earth and Alive and Well in Central Maui.
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