Holiday Gift Guide 2017
It’s sometimes hard to tell what season it is here in Hawaii, the leaves stay on the trees and it’s rarely ‘sweater weather’. Winter arrives in other ways, typically in the form of giant waves and humpback whales.
Plus the arrival of holiday decor 🎄 and music 🎶 at the stores.
Which leads us to our annual round up of the top holiday gift ideas for surfer girls (and guys, and non-surfers too!). So in no particular order, here are some of our favorite gift items for 2017:
Surfers, kite surfers, stand up paddlers and windsurfers all will have one thing on their wish list this year, that will be hard to hide and even more awkward to wrap: a foil.
After Kai Lenny was filmed pumping from one wave straight into the next, surfers went scrambling to get their hands on a foil. As Dustin, Maui Surfer Girls’ founder and director, just reported, “I tried out a foil for the first time in a few years yesterday, and it was amazing, I even dreamt about foiling last night! It’s definitely at the top of my wish list!” Check out GoFoil to find your splurge gift!
“Ever wonder why your shots just don’t look as cool as the pros? This funny looking tool can help you snag that epic shot!” Says instructor Lucy. Dome is an acrylic port that houses your GoPro camera and sits in front of the camera lens. When placed on the waterline, the camera with Dome for GoPro captures what’s above the water’s surface while reconstructing a “virtual image” of what’s below the surface—making the elements appear closer than they really are. The result is a striking image portraying a double scene that you could never see with the naked eye: an image that shows what is both above and below the water simultaneously, joining both over and underwater worlds.
Lucy also suggests fins for your wish list this year, “Fins are a great way to improve your ride and take your surfing to the next level!” Check out this article to read which fins are right for you.
Boyfriend Beach Shirt
From the same company that created our beloved RipSkirt, we can’t wait to get our hands on the new water shedding and quick drying Boyfriend Beach Shirt!
According to the designer, a Maui-based surf, mom and entrepreneur, “I created this beach shirt because I love the feeling and coverage of comfy, oversized menswear shirts but hated that they soaked up their weight in water. I wanted a breathable fabric with a lightweight cotton hand that was water shedding and quick drying and this ‘I can’t believe it’s not cotton’ shirt fit the bill.” Available in classic white and indigo blue, we predict that the Boyfriend Beach Shirt will become another beach life essential. Which one would you choose?
Aloha Collection Coco Palms Mini Duffle
Big fans of all things Aloha Collection, we are especially excited about their versatile mini-duffle with this iconic black and white palm design. According to their website, “we test drove this one around the world! Take off with this SPLASH-PROOF mini duffle. Perfect for international or inter-island flights, hiking, site seeing and boating adventures.” (We’d also add our surf camps!)
Aloha Collection also JUST released their new surf tees and sweatshirts! Check out these cute options:
prAna Fall Attire
Have someone on the mainland on your shopping list? Instructor Kelly Potts has been traveling on the west coast this fall, coordinating free surf clinics for girls from Native American tribes, and has been living in these cool-weather outfits. “These have been my fall favorites, and will be for winter too” shared Kelly, who also happens to be a prAna ambassador. Click to view to Cadwell Dress, Halle Insulated Jacket or the Daria Sweater Hoodie.
Paddle Out Pillows
You can never go wrong with home decor, these pillow covers, just spotted on Etsy will be sure to get the best spot on anyone’s couch.
Sea Sea Aloha Trucker Hats
Staying covered under the sun is one of our daily struggles, and when we aren’t wearing our Maui Surfer Girl hats, we love all the darling options from Sea Sea Aloha. Each hat features a flower (or pineapple) design, with outlines of the Hawaiian Islands hidden in the artwork. Pick your favorite combination of hat color, flower and island for the ultimate gift – order directly through the Instagram page.
Anything from Salty Pineapple
Should we order the phone case? Or the mug? Maybe an art print for the wall? Oh never mind, I’ll just order one of each and we’ll see who ends up with what.
Have we mentioned we are just a bit obsessed with the constantly growing collection of Salty Pineapple gear that our friend Kat Gaskin (mastermind behind many of the amazing photographs on our website) has created? If you or anyone on your shopping list needs just a bit more tropical vibes in your life, these salty pieces should cover you!
Who wouldn’t appreciate some homemade goodies? Instructor Gina loves to create unique items for her friends and family. Check out some of her recent creations…
A Week at Surf Camp
There is NO other gift that the lady in your life would prefer than an entire week to herself… no planning, no cooking, no dishes, no car pools, no work… let us pamper your special surfer girl with a week at our women’s surf camp – for women ages 18 and up, beginner and intermediate longboard surfers. All inclusive women’s surf camp is $1,950 and includes oceanfront cabins, all meals, transportation (on-island), daily surf lessons, yoga, massage, island exploration and more! We also will be hosting two week-long teen girls surf camps in summer as well!
Maui Sweet Cakes
Send a holiday cookie – or a whole box – from Maui Sweet Cakes! Maui Sweet Cakes’ mission is to offer the sweetest tasting cookies, brownies and special events cakes! “We start with pure butter, flour, sugar and eggs, then add the best quality cocoa powder, locally grown fruits and vanilla beans to create our modern interpretation of sweet classics. All our products are made by hand, with love, in our local Maui kitchen.” Click HERE for their list of retail locations around Maui or click HERE to shop online!
We’re constantly impressed with the new collaborations that Wrappily comes up with, and these designs based on artist Scott Church’s collection of fun-loving animals are sure to please. “Rendered primarily in acrylics, his frolicking wildlife display an earnest joy that leaps off of the page.” This reversible wrapping paper is printed in Washington State on recycled and recyclable newsprint- so wrap away happily!
Stocking Stuffers via Amazon Prime
Is there anything easier than filling up a box of goodies on Amazon Prime? We’ve scoured the giant website for some stocking stuffer ideas, all with free shipping with Prime! Click on each item to be linked right to that page.
We hope you enjoyed our annual shopping guide: