Gift Guide


Abalone-Homebrewing

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Abalone — Packaged as prettily as a box of chocolates, Kona Coast Abalone are perfect for your favorite seafood lover.

$18 for 1.94 ounces at KCCand Blaisdell Farmers’Markets and online [atwww.bigislandabalone.com]

Bacon of the Month Club — This little piggy goes straight to your doorstep, as each month brings a different artisan bacon–the pigging out doesn’t have stop once the holidays are over.

$190 for 6 months, $315 for 12 months at [www.gratefulpalate.com]

Community Supported Agriculture — For that friend’s New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables, give a CSA subscription of fruits and veggies to MAO Farms. A weekly box can include salad mixes, corn, carrots, plenty of dark, leafy greens, tangerines and whatever else comes out of the rich Lualualei soils that week.

$120 for 4 weeks, [email: emailinfo]

Dipped in chocolate — Like the little girl in front of me at the Honolulu Chocolate Company, I want everything in the display case that’s dipped in chocolate…um, for gifts, that is. Choose among candied oranges, dried apricots, Oreo cookies, marshmallows and more for a delectable gift box.

Price varies, Honolulu Chocolate Company, Ward Center, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, 591-2997 and Sheraton Waikiki, 2255Kalakaua Ave, 931-8937,[www.honoluluchocolate.com]

Effervescence — Champagne doesn’t have to be the only thing that’s bubbly this holiday season. With a soda siphon, lovers of fizz can play soda-maker and carbonate anything, from plain old water to fresh squeezed fruit juices to even whole fruit like strawberries and grapes for a Pop Rocks mouthfeel.

$82 at Executive Chef, Ward Center, 596-CHEF.

Fudge — For the holidays, Naked Cow Dairy is mixing their fresh churned macadamia nut butter with Waialua chocolate for a luxurious, creamy fudge.

$4. At KCC and Haleiwa farmers’ markets, or pre-order by emailing [email: sabrina]

Gourmet magazine — Help former Gourmet subscribers relive the nostalgia with the ghost of Gourmet magazine past.

Price varies for old issues of Gourmet on [Ebay.com].

Homebrew kit — Keep beer enthusiasts at home instead of out trolling the taps for their favorite suds. Give a homebrew kit to encourage them to create their own brews. At Homebrew in Paradise, all-in-one brewkits include an Irish Stout and Canadian Blonde while at Oeno Winemaking, the Rogue Dead Guy Ale is among their most popular kits.

Price $52 - $60, Homebrew in Paradise, 2646 Kilihau Street, 834-2739, Oeno Winemaking, 26 Hoolai Street, Kailua, 263-6366