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thumbnail IMG 1722Brighten someoneʻs day with one of our gailey wrapped gift baskets.

Send Some Aloha to Loved Ones in Quarantine

Mahalo for the great feedback on our recent first blog—we always appreciate hearing from you! Itʻs comforting to stay connected during the COVID pandemic...whether via a blog, social media, phone calls and Face Time…or sending a gift basket to say “I care.” Hawaii’s Gift Baskets has a large array of gift baskets to brighten someoneʻs day!

Mother’s Day is May 10

Friendly reminder the second Sunday of the month is Motherʻs Day. For May, we feature our Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi (The Best) gift basket. Chock full of tasty made-in-Hawaii goodies, this popular basket is sure to please Mom or a loved one isolated due to the pandemic. Among the many tasty treats found in the basket are chocolates painstakingly prepared by two Kona confectioners and weʻd like to share their stories. Itʻs wonderful folks like these that make our baskets so special!

 

thumbnail KailuaCandyCo 1Kailua Candy Company confectioners Robin and Cathy Barrett top mac nuts with chocolate for their crunchy Mac Nut Honu (turtle) candies.

Kailua Candy Company

Kailua Candy Company was founded in 1977 in Kailua-Kona and at the helm is second generation confectioner Cathy Barrett and hubby Robin. “Our rules from the beginning have been to use the finest ingredients and we try to make the best tasting candies,” shares Cathy. The Barretts offer small-batch, handmade, real chocolate candies that sweetly feature the flavors of the islands. Their efforts were lauded by Bon Appetit as one of the nation’s Top 10 chocolate shops. Enjoy Mac Nut Honus (Turtles), award-winning Kona Coffee Swirls—which were served nightly for 28 years on the former Capt. Beans Dinner Cruise out of Kailua Bay—Tropical Truffles, Kona Coffee Bean Bark, Dark Chocolate Mac Nut Kona Sea Salt Bark and more.

 

thumbnail PaminOrchardPam Cooper displays colorful cacao pods bearing beans to make single-artisan chocolates at Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory.

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

thumbnail BobMoldingBob Cooper hand-fills mold to make plumeria-shaped chocolates.OHCF has the distinction of being the first to grow, hand-pick, sun-dry and process only Hawaiian-grown cocoa beans to assure purity and quality. The result is a delicious, single-origin Hawaii chocolate of distinctive texture and taste. OHCF was founded by North Carolina natives Bob and Pam Cooper, the couple grows cacao in Keauhou-Kona to make small-batch milk, dark and criollo chocolate at their on-site factory. Moving to Hawaii in 1997, the couple bought a farm with coffee, macadamia nut and cacao trees. Bob decided he could make something special right in his own back yard, American-grown chocolate. “Out of principal, we made the decision to both grow and process the chocolate right here to keep it locally made in the 50th State,” shares Bob. Marking 20 years in biz, their motto is “Chocolate is Aloha!®”

 

Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi

In addition to a selection of chocolates by these two fine confectioners, our Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi gift basket also includes a variety of chocolate-covered creamy mac nuts by Tropical Temptations. This basket is also available with an additional, long-lasting Tropical Floral Bouquet. Find product details on our website under Specialty Baskets: https://hawaiisgiftbaskets.com.

thumbnail image1Tantalize the taste buds with our Big Island Sweets No Ka Oi (The Best) gift basket.

Exclusive Offer Thru May 27, 2020

During these trying times, Hawaii’s Gift Baskets would like to make your gift giving a little easier! Use the website code LEIDAY2020 to not only get $10 off all orders of $100 or more, but to ALSO enjoy Free Shipping! We are located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island and where we can’t hand-deliver locally, we offer overnight FedEx shipping.

 

Ordering is Easy-Peasy

Order online or phone us for more personalized service, 808-333-9444! We are open daily 9:30am-5pm Hawaii Standard Time (we are now 6 hours behind Eastern Standard Time). Mahalo, Stay Safe and please keep in touch—find us on facebook, twitter and Pinterest.

 

thumbnail wrapped insulated bagsRe-usable Insulated Bags Make Nifty Basket Containers

 

Happy Spring! We Debut Our New Blog

While everyone is hanging tight and cocooning in the wake of the COVID virus, we are introducing our new blog to keep in touch and let you know whatʻs happening with us here in Hawaii. Youʻll find special offers and new things we are doing to keep you up-to-date on the best Made-in-Hawaii offerings. We will also be sharing the stories of the folks who work so hard to create the local products that make our gift baskets so special.

thumbnail Spring SpaBrighten the Day of a Loved OneCOVID Safety

First, we want to note we are hunkered down here on the Big Island and going out and about only as needed. Our priority is to stay virus free and protect our family, friends and customers. In that regard, we want to let you know Hawaiiʻs Gift Basket packers wear gloves and work on sanitized surfaces. We also have been told Fed Ex has taken steps to make warehouses, trucks and work areas germ-free.

thumbnail Easter basketsGaily Colored Easter Baskets

 

Egg-citing Easter Offer!

Celebrate the arrival of spring and Easter on April 12 with one of our brightly-colored gift baskets. We offer FREE SHIPPING on Easter orders placed between April 1-8, 2020; simply call in your order at 808-333-9444! We are open daily 9:30am-5pm Hawaii Standard Time (we are now 6 hours behind Eastern Standard Time).

Let Us Wow Your Family & Friends

Our bunnies at Hawaiiʻs Gift Baskets can fill a traditional Easter basket for you, or use one of our reusable Hawaiian print insulated bags or woven lauhala boxes or bags. We will hand pick items from our boutique of locally made products, just let us know if you want snacks, candies, bottled condiments, spa products, fruit and/or tropical flowers as your wish is our command! We also have 16 Easter-Springtime gift-giving suggestions on our website under the Special Celebrations menu as ready-made options: https://hawaiisgiftbaskets.com. Just let us know your preference and weʻll hop to it!

thumbnail Happy May DayMay 1 is Lei Day in HawaiiMay Day is Lei Day in Hawaii

Here in Hawaii, we celebrate spring with Lei Day on May 1. There are statewide contests for stringing lei made of flowers, shells and seeds. Considered the official symbol of aloha, the gifting of a lei in Hawaii is a way to say “I care.”

Here at Hawaiiʻs Gift Baskets, we care about you and will strive to create a gift basket you are proud to give your loved ones and biz associates. Happy Spring and hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

 

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