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12 Days of Christmas Ultimate Gift Guide: Day 11 — Small Businesses in Small Towns on the Big Island

Small businesses are what make small towns so unique, and that’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best local shops around the island for you to add to your Christmas to-do list this year. If you happen to live in on of the smaller towns on the Island of Hawai’i or are looking to take a roadtrip around the island, look no further than these small town shops when planning the perfect Christmas present this year. 


As Hawi Turns
Akoni Pule Highway, Hawi, HI

This boutique has something for everyone, whether it’s a fresh pair of slippahs, island-inspired home decor, or a brand-new bikini. Located in the town of Hawi, this shop opened in 1993 and continues to spread aloha to anyone who walks into As Hawi Turns.


As Hawi Turns
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2400 Fahrenheit
11-3200 Volcano Rd, Volcano, HI

This handmade glass art studio is one you can’t miss. As featured in Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, The Four Seasons Hotel, Hilton Hotels, and the National Park Service, this would make the perfect present for the art buff in your life.



House of Fire 
12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pāhoa, HI

We recently learned that, sadly, House of Fire in Pahoa is closing its doors for good on December 31. Stop in before then to add some beautiful, one-of-a-kind pottery to your home.


House of Fire
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Low Store
28-1099 Mamalahoa Hwy, Pepeekeo, HI

With a rich backstory, Low Store is proud to have served the community of Pepeekeo for over four generations as the town’s go-to restaurant, fruit stand, and general store.



Kalapana Tropicals
17-4365 Huina Rd, Kurtistown, HI 

Since 1987, Kalapana Tropicals has been growing many varieties of orchids at the commercial level. With two farm locations in the towns of Kurtistown and Kalapana, they are able to export around 70,000–80,000 potted orchid plants annually.


Kalapana Tropicals
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Punalu'u Bake Shop
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Punalu’u Bakeshop
95-5642 Mamalahoa Hwy, Na‘alehu, HI 

Give the gift of Hawaiian sweet bread, malasadas, or some other goodies this Christmas from the famous Punalu’u Bakeshop. Don’t miss the gift section inside the Visitors Center when you stop by.



Blue Wilderness General Store
69-1649 Puako Beach Dr. Kamuela, HI 

Grab a bottle of wine or a six-pack of local beer for a last minute gift this season! Located just a hop, skip, and a jump from the beach, this iconic stable is the small town hub (formally known as The Puako General Store).


The Puako General Store
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Kaimu Korner Country Store
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Kaimu Korner Country Store
12-5032 Pahoa Kalapana Beach Rd, Pāhoa, HI

Kaimu Korner Country Store remains a Kalapana town staple as it provides residents with local produce and other unique products. Stop in to support this local business this holiday season!

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