From must-have art books to one-of-a-kind adornments to exceptionally relatable holiday cards, the HoMA Shop has something for everyone. In a year like no other, here are a few ideas for thoughtful, art-inspired gifts that also give back: all proceeds from the Shop directly support museum exhibitions and programming, and in turn help the museum to support Hawai‘i’s vibrant art community.
Don’t forget, the HoMA Shop and Café are also offering 12 Days of Christmas specials throughout the month. This weekend, Dec 17 – 20, receive a sturdy, stylish tote bearing an image of Katsuhika Hokusai’s Great Wave off Kanagawa with every purchase over $100. And for a sweet treat all month long, diners at the HoMA Café receive a complimentary hot cocoa made with Mānoa Chocolate, free with the order of any food item.
For product questions, please call the HoMA Shop at 532-8703.
Gifts that give back:
Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff
An illuminating study of the architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff, one of the 20th century’s most important tropical modernists, by Dean Sakamoto and Karla Britton. $45.
Ate tote bags and indigo pouches and scarf
These woven bags are made from ate grass, a relative of bamboo, in a traditional style from Lombok, Indonesia. Pouches and scarves are hand-dyed with indigo patterns. Large tote $85, small tote $80, small shoulder bag $45, indigo scarf $18.95, indigo pouches $12 – $22.
Tutuvi aloha shirt
Local designer Tutuvi’s tropical screenprinted designs are inspired by the plants, sea life, and material cultures of Hawaii, Polynesia and Pacific Islands. This open-front, 100% cotton men’s shirt bears Tutuvi’s “Palapala’aina” print. $72.
Yellow Owl Workshop jewelry
For those who wear their art on their sleeve—or ears, or neck: Frida Kahlo earrings, Color Wheel Pendant, and You & Me Pendant from San Francisco-based Yellow Owl Workshop. Earrings $23, pendant necklaces $28.95.
Make-’em-smile holiday cards
“Merry X-Mask.” Cards from Paperlove Boutique made for Covid times, and sure to elicit smiles from behind the masks. $4 each.
Butterfly wall decor
Imaginative Italian-designed wall decor. Wings open to reveal a hidden mirror or storage (both options included). Made using eco materials and non-toxic coloring. $49.95.
Jewelry from Brenda May Ching
A selection of jewelry from local artist (and HoMA School teacher) Brenda May Ching. Left: earrings with fine silver, 24 kt gold, sterling silver and petrified palm, $225. Middle: earrings with ryolite, sterling silver, and argentium sterling silver, $375. Right: earrings in fluorite and sterling silver, $95.
Oversized lip, eye, and avocado notebooks
These graphic notebooks from Barcelona-based lifestyle brand DOIY are blank inside, ready for filling with sketches, scribbles, and grocery lists. $9.95 each.
Ni’ihau shell necklace
A very special piece from JJ Ohana, this delicate 36″ Ni‘ihau shell necklace was made with five strands of laiki (“rice shells”) and a single cowrie at the end. $1800.
Gift a HoMA Membership
Give the gift of membership to the museum ‘ohana, supporting the arts, and living creatively. HoMA Members enjoy a full year of benefits including access to great art and exciting programming. Different membership offerings are available to fit a variety of interests, ages and philanthropic support. More information on gift memberships here.