The Big Island

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The ubiquitous local label “FBI” stands for “From Big Island,” and visitors inevitably recognize that Hawaii Island pride is contagious. Take home something authentic – 100% pure Kona coffee, elaborately decorated specialty mochi or local art.

Shopping in The Big Island

Big Island Candies

Many people make the trek to this highly addictive, out-of-the-way treats factory and buy boatloads. Its to-die-for chocolates and cookies, made fresh on location, are only available from the factory or direct from the website.

585 Hinano St., HI, 800-935-5510, www.bigislandcandies.com
Tags: shopping | moderate | smart splurge | things to do

Hilo Hattie

One stop shopping for his and hers matching Hawaiian prints, grass skirts, coconut bras, beach towels and University of Hawaii football jerseys

75-5597 Palani Rd., HI, 808-329-7200, www.hilohattie.com
Tags: family | budget | shopping | souvenirs

Kona International Market

More than 70 independent stalls make this open air a fun place to cruise for everything from Aloha shirts for dogs and carved bone pendants to fresh fruit pies and surf lessons. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9am to 5pm.

74-5533 Luhia St., HI, 808-329-6262
Tags: shopping | things to do | outdoors | crafts | market

Longs Drugs

This local drugstore chain has outposts all over Hawaii, and there’s no better (or cheaper) place to get your Kona coffee, macadamia nuts, guava jelly, Maui Brown Babe after-sun lotion, Kimo’s Hawaiian rum, or Hello Kitty gift items for the kids.

111 E Puainako St., HI, 808-959-4508, www.longs.com
Tags: family | budget | shopping | great value | things to do | souvenirs

Mountain Thunder Coffee Estates

The island is famous for its world renowned Kona Coffee, but this certified organic grower is raising the bar with award-winning beans. Tour the estate, now open to the public.

Mile Marker 113, off Hwy. 180, HI, 888-414-5662, www.mountainthunder.com
Tags: shopping | things to do | tour

Sig Zane

This popular local designer sells tasteful and well-made resort-casual clothing, accessories (seek out the Ha’ano’uloa leather wallet), and home items from his downtown storefront.

122 Kaemhameha Ave., HI, 808-935-7077, www.sigzane.com
Tags: shopping | expensive | designer

Volcanoes National Park Shop

Hit this not-for-profit gallery and gift shop for precious, one-of-a-kind crafts found nowhere else in Hawaii (koa furniture, volcano-ash fired ceramics, and carved-bone jewelry).

Volcanoes National Park, HI, 866-967-7565, www.volcanoartcenter.org
Tags: shopping | expensive | editor pick | great value | crafts

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