Gift Guide

Week 3: In true local fashion

This year’s all-local gift guide has an eye for style

Recession, furloughs, foreclosures–these hot button topics made 2009 feel like an uphill battle, but despite the nationwide economic downturn, Honolulu is showing signs that it’s weathering this financial storm. In fact, according to Business Week, Honolulu is ranked 19 out of the top 40 strongest U.S. metro economies. What keeps any economy going strong is when consumers support locally-owned businesses so during this holiday season, spend your hard-earned dollars wisely by going local.