How to Change Your Black Friday to a Bright One at Waikiki Beach Walk

November 22, 2023

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     Image courtesy of SoHa Living
There’s an old proverb that says you should give without remembering and receive without forgetting. 
At Waikiki Beach Walk you can have it both ways with special gifts that commemorate your time in paradise. Regardless of whether you are visiting or live here.
The decision to actually gift them or keep them for yourself is entirely up to you. Whichever you choose, you are sure to have heartfelt keepsakes with a distinctive meaning.

Kalikimaka means Christmas in Hawaiian

a person in a Hawaiian shirt
And “pua” means flower. So when we tell you that Kahala’s signature holiday design for 2023 is called Pua Kalikimaka, you’ll now be able to impress whomever you give one to with your Hawaiian language prowess.
Pua Kalikimaka brings the vibrant colors of the holidays to life. Whether you're celebrating in the islands or bringing a touch of aloha abroad, this shirt stands out and spreads warmth.
Crafted from 100% cotton broadcloth, this heritage print captures the festive spirit of Christmas in Hawaii with its illustrations of poinsettias and twisted tī leaf leis.
Choose from classic Christmas red and green colorways. Available in men's, women's, and kid's styles, so the entire 'ohana can embrace the season together in remembrance of your time spent in Hawaii.

Give them a good one in the shorts

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There are usually ‘Special Someones’ in everybody’s life who qualify for a gift of underwear. Then there the people who require the gift of funny underwear.
For those folks, you need a trip to Pullin, Waikiki Beach Walk’s specialist in whimsical undershorts and socks, along with incredibly fun outerwear like shirts, shorts and caps.
We call it unique ‘anykindofwear.’ Whatever you call it, it’s wonderfully fun and perfect for gifts.

Two senses for the price of one
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   Honolulu Cookie Company’s 2023 Holiday Collection includes the
   Mele Pineapple Ornament pictured at the bottom left 

An old proverb says, "Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot" and to that we’ll add the  more modern saying of “It’s the simple pleasures that are best,” and let you know that the 2023 Holiday Collection from Honolulu Cookie Company is delightful for both your eyes and your tastebuds.

You may already know Honolulu Cookie Company cookies are a scrumptious, exclusive shortbread recipe, hand-dipped in premium chocolate individually wrapped to preserve their crisp, oven-baked freshness. That, of course, will excite the old tastebuds. However, for 2023, their famous holiday packaging includes their Mele Pineapple Ornament, so you can decorate your tree or fill up some stockings with a perfect touch of sweetness to make your holidays brighter.

A different kind of holiday ribbon

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   Personalize your hat from Hawaii with a free ribbon now until
   Christmas at Carludovica -Waikiki’s premier millinery. 
You don’t need to keep this cheery little gift under your hat, because it’s supposed to go on top of your hat!
This holiday, starting from Black Friday and running all the way to Christmas, you’ll get 1 free ribbon and 1 large hat box (which comes in handy for hats ...and cats) with a minimum purchase of $175 at Carludovica ... Waikiki’s premier hat salon.

Not only that, but new subscribers to their newsletter will get a 10% discount and free shipping on all online orders! Go to to get this great deal. (Do it from Black Friday through Tuesday, November 28 and get 20% off!)

Getting to the meat of it

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We would be remiss if we didn’t include something meaty for the holidays, and when we say meaty, we mean meat. Like a grilled USDA Prime beef tenderloin with a balsamic reduction served with fresh grilled vegetables, also known as the Filet di Manzo alla Griglia from Taormina Sicilian Cuisine, famous for adding a modern flair to traditional Sicilian dishes.
Named after a southern Sicilian town, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine likes to put a modern twist on traditional Sicilian dishes, by adding light sauces to fresh pasta and flash-grilled fish, fowl, beef and lamb, adding steamed vegetables seasoned with an array of herbs.
Now, we are talking about gifts, and as fresh as the fare is at Taormina, it doesn’t travel well in the mail. So this is a treat for yourself if you are visiting. And for locals, be sure and take advantage of their 15% kama’aina discount. The discount is only good for lunchtime, but that sure makes a nice break while you get your Christmas shopping done in Waikiki. 

One more thing to be thankful for in Waikiki

Waikiki Beach Walk offers complimentary valet parking with a $10 purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk merchant or restaurant.
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All photos courtesy of Waikiki Beach Walk unless otherwise indicated