Aloha, E Komo Mai!
My greatest pleasure and fulfillment in this (ad)venture has been to witness the joy we bring to people with our gifts, and the personal stories they share with us. We connect loved ones across the miles. Whether it’s a mom saying “Happy Birthday!” to her son who lives on the island and whom she misses dearly. Or someone who’s taking their family on their very first trip to Hawaii and cannot wait to surprise them with an arrival gift at their hotel. Nana sending Easter baskets to her grandkids. A gift to someone who couldn’t come on the trip. Mom & dad saying “Congratulations!” to the honeymooners… We get to create joy all around: to the lucky recipient, the thoughtful sender and ourselves!
We collaborate with many local businesses- thanking associates for a successful partnership, sending a co-worker a “Get Well Soon!” gift. We partner with luxury vacation rental agencies to welcome their guests with Aloha. We are a preferred vendor for the largest concierge companies on Maui and one of the world's most prestigious travel agencies, and our gifts are showcased at the island’s most prestigious hotels. We provide bespoke mementos for corporate incentive groups.
We have called Hawaii home for almost 20 years (Michael grew up in Bellingham, WA. I am originally from Germany). Our gifts represent an element of life in Hawaii, with products grown and made right here on Maui and the other Hawaiian islands: Gourmet coffee, macadamia nuts, world-class chocolate, tropical fruit… Maui’s Finest Gifts supports over 30 farmers and entrepreneurs in Hawaii. Our aim is to share their creations with the world and bring Aloha to visitors and Kama’aina alike.
Maui’s Finest Gifts was born in the middle of the pandemic in 2020. Michael and I had been furloughed from our hotel jobs, unsure whether we’d ever return. We needed a plan…In my sales role I had surprised clients with gift bags filled with Maui products- to rave reviews. We gave it a go, and despite opening a business that thrives mostly on guests visiting Maui during a time when Hawaii was “shut down” we thrived. Three years later we are still here and growing!
We hope we can become Joy Creators for you, too!
Mahalo, Eva and Michael