The enchanting island of Kauai is a paradise for travelers, offering stunning landscapes, lush greenery, and vibrant culture. While the memories you make during your trip will undoubtedly stay with you forever, bringing back a piece of Kauai to your home is a great way to relive those precious moments. Fortunately, Kauai offers a wide array of unique and cool souvenirs to choose from, and you will find them in local shops, markets, and boutiques all around the island.
The team at Parrish Kauai is here to help. We have put together a list of some of the best and most unique souvenirs you can bring back from Kauai, along with recommendations for local shops to explore.
The Best Souvenirs to Remind You of Kauai
Shirts, hats, and other apparel are the most common souvenirs. However, a trip to a destination as unique and beautiful as Kauai calls for something extra special. Here are a few suggestions.
Hawaiian quilts, also known as kapa kuiki, are beautifully handcrafted quilts that will remind you of the island’s rich history and culture. Featuring vibrant floral patterns and intricate designs, Hawaiian quilts are a stunning piece of art that can add a touch of tropical paradise to your home. Look for these at shops like Kapaia Stichery in Lihue.
Koa Wood Products
Native to Hawaii, Koa wood is known for its beautiful, rich grain and unique colors. You can find a variety of Koa wood products, from jewelry and home decor items to furniture and kitchen utensils. The Koa Store offers a wide selection of koa wood-made products, ranging from decorative bowls to jewelry and even hairbrushes.
Hawaiian Music & Instruments
Bring the sounds of Hawaii home with you by purchasing traditional Hawaiian musical instruments like ukuleles and slack-key guitars. If space is an issue, you can still bring the music of Hawaii home with you in the compact form of a CD or record.
Kauai offers a wealth of locally made jewelry, often featuring pearls, shells, and semi-precious stones. Pieces like these can make for a timeless keepsake or a memorable gift. You can find jewelry in many stores, but Na Hoku in Poipu is known for its large selection of Hawaiian jewelry.
Kauai’s coffee is world-renowned for its rich, smooth flavor. A bag of locally grown and roasted coffee beans is a delicious and aromatic souvenir to take home. Visit the “Kauai Coffee Company” in Kalaheo to find your perfect blend. We highly recommend Kauai Roastery for all of your coffee needs; we even offer our own signature blend available for sale.
Make Forever Memories in a Kauai Vacation Rental
These souvenirs not only capture the essence of Kauai but also make for meaningful mementos of your unforgettable trip. If you still are searching for the ideal place to stay on Kauai, look no further because Parrish Kauai has you covered. Our vacation rentals include options for every trip, including extended stays, family getaways, and more. We have rentals all over Kauai, including popular locations like Poipu. Browse our collection of rentals and book online, or call 1-800-325-5701 for more information.