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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You’re automatically on the Naughty list if you sink so low as to gift any faux-waiiana crap from Walmart et alia. Yes, even to Mainland peeps. Yes, even as a joke. So where do you find good Hawaiiana goods? Look no further than Native Intelligence. Forget eggnog, they’ve got ‘awa! Beyond clothes and books, why not a leiomano (shark’s tooth weapon) for Dad’s mantel, or Ni‘ihau shells to show mom you (really, really) care? Also, their feather-art accessories are more cosmopolitan than you might imagine, with blooming headbands and hair clips that are cross-culturally runway worthy. While their design sensibility might be a little cliché, Martin & MacArthur is still king of koa. Or visit similarly themed Totally Hawaiian and score a carved stone wall hanging—plus matching greeting cards—by artist Guy Junker, among others.
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PET SOUNDS / BEGGARS BANQUET / SAFE AS MILK / THE CHRONIC / KID A / CRAZYSEXYCOOL / LADY (AND GENTLEMAN) IN SATIN / DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE / PAUL’S BOUTIQUE / HEAD LIKE A HOLE / [ON AN ISLAND] / SPEAKERBOXX/THE LOVE BELOW / CHALK MARK IN A RAINSTORM / THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST… / BEYOND THE SEA
*Note: Each category hed is also the title of a famous (or semi-famous) album or song. See how many of the artists you can name.