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Where to Buy Authentic Kauai Souvenirs

No one wants to receive an airport lei as a gift, so every traveler should hunt down authentic Kauai souvenirs.

Buying authentic Kauai souvenirs isn’t that difficult, fortunately. There are stores all over the island that offer local products that make great souvenirs and gifts.

Here are some of the best places to look for local products and authentic Kauai souvenirs:

  • Island Soap and Candle Works – This is the perfect shop to bring back a locally made gift. This quaint shop offers a huge selection of soap, candles, skin care products, and more.
  • LightWave Pottery – Looking for a truly unique gift? Look no further. Each piece of pottery from this shop is handmade and hand-painted. The shop is connected to the workspace, so you can get a glimpse into the worker’s process.
  • Salty Wahine Gourmet Sea Salts – This award-winning store features an array of sea salts and spices crafted from local herbs, tropical fruits, and more. To take a taste of Kauai home, stop and shop here.
  • Aloha Spice Company – This store is another great spot to buy a bit of Hawaiian flavor. There is a large assortment of spices and ingredients, from sea salts to sugars to specialty blends to gift sets.
  • Old Koloa Shops – This lineup of stores has plenty more to offer the shopper, from surf gear to locally made crafts. It’s located in Old Koloa Town, making it a perfect stop during sightseeing.
  • Koa Store – Koa is a native Hawaiian tree species that can’t be found anywhere else. There are two stores on Kauai, one in Lihue and one in Old Koa Town. Both feature handmade koa wood items that make perfect souvenirs or gifts.
  • 7 Artists Gallery – Another art-lover’s paradise, this gallery is a great source for original Hawaiian-born artwork. You’ll find a variety of styles and subject matter, from the fantastic to the realistic.
  • The Wine Shop – The Wine Shop, also located in Koloa Town, has an enormous selection of wine from around the world. Naturally, you’ll want to purchase a local bottle of wine for your return journey.
  • Garden Isle Bath & Body – This store is another great spot for local, handmade soaps, creams, and skin care products.
  • MoonBow Magic – This unique store collects handcrafted artistic pieces from local crafters, as well as artists from around the world. It’s a good place for those who enjoy jewelry and other handcrafted artistic pieces.
  • Coconut Marketplace – Kapaa’s Coconut Marketplace has plenty of shops to choose from. Some are mainstream and some are local.
  • Kong Lung Historic Market Center – This marketplace is a must-stop when you are visiting Kauai’s north shore. There are authentic fashion outlets, wine bars with local wines, and more.
  • Kauai Coffee Company Visitor Center – Any coffee lover should add a bag of Kauai brand coffee to their set of souvenirs. This Kauai coffee farm is the largest in the United States – so when you stop by for a coffee tasting and a walking tour, be sure to pick up their latest roast.


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