If you’re planning to visit the island of Maui or have found us online while browsing for unique gifts, your search is complete. While there are many trinkets and souvenirs around the Hawaiian Islands, you haven’t found the perfect Hawaiian gift until you’ve laid eyes on our collection of Hawaiian wood treasures.
A Hawaiian Gift with Meaning
We love sharing the rich history and stories behind our beautiful island pieces. And to pass them on with a gift from Hawaii just can’t be topped.
Our fish hook necklaces are a favorite among our visitors and make the perfect unisex Hawaiian gift for anyone on your list. The Bocote Wood Maui Fish Hook necklace is expertly hand-carved by local artist Davis Haake. This precious wood features a two-inch-long whale tail that hangs from an adjustable black cotton cord.
The Mango Wood Maui Fish Hook necklace is a light grained wood with carefully carved jagged features. If you’re looking for a piece with a stunning hue, you’ll love the Purple Heart Wood Maui Fish Hook necklace. The deep purple tone and sleek style are unlike any other.
The Story Behind the Fish Hook
The Hawaiian fish hook necklace, also known as Makau, is said to symbolize prosperity, strength, good luck, and abundance. Ancient Hawaiians, especially fishermen, wore the fish hook necklace for success and prosperity. They relied heavily on the ocean, and the fish hook took on the symbol of a deep connection of strength and appreciation between Hawaiians and the water. Wearing the fish hook was a sign of respect for the water.
A fish hook necklace was believed to remain a part of one’s spirit once worn. They were viewed as precious heirlooms passed down through generations and said to bring time and distance closer together. Quite a compelling history to share with your gift, isn't it?
Gifting a Scrimshaw Magnifying GlassImagine the look of awe when gifting this fascinating Handmade Scrimshaw Magnifying Glass. The rich wood features bone inlay design with one of four scrimshawed scenes on the base of the handle. This is a piece worth displaying on a desk or mantel for all to view. The hardest part may be selecting your favorite image from a canoe, ship, turtle, or humpback whale. You might choose all four Scrimshaw Magnifying Glass pieces for yourself. They’d make a memorable personal collection from the islands, and we certainly wouldn’t hold it against you!
Scrimshaw Letter Opener: A True GemNow, depending on who you’re shopping for, our Handmade Scrimshaw Letter Opener may make quite the impression. In today’s technological world, a letter opener is a rare find, and this beauty will not go unappreciated when gifted to the right person. Each Scrimshaw Letter Opener pairs perfectly with the magnifying glass. With its similar deep-toned wood with bone inlay handle and scrimshawed base, any of the four images makes a wonderful gift.
You’ll fall in love with our collections and leave with a deeper appreciation of the islands. Ready to find some fantastic Hawaiian gifts for all your friends and family? Start crossing them off your list now!