Your friend has invited you to her beautiful destination wedding on Kauai! What a dream. As you pack, you start to anticipate the week of celebration and relaxation ahead. And then, you remember you need to get a gift and finding a gift for a friend planning a destination wedding can be a challenge for a couple of reasons:
- If they have invited you to their destination wedding, clearly you are very close so the gift should be meaningful
- Giving your gift to them at their wedding inhibits your selection as they will need to take it back to the mainland with the
As you’re racking your brain on what to buy, consider my suggestion below. I may only be a Poipu Beach seal, but I have seen my fair share of island weddings. Don’t underestimate me, I know this place.
You can find the perfect gift for your friend right here on Kauai. Kauai is known for its pearl collections, so check out the local vendors. I suggest the Hawaiian Trading Post. Here, you’ll find high-end yet reasonably priced jewelry made here on the island with local resources. Check out their pearls and silver or gold jewelry. My personal favorite it the plumeria flower pendant. This necklace (or ring) exudes everything beautiful about Kauai. The simple flower is cast into silver or gold and made more ornate with the addition of a small diamond or pearl.
Jewelry not your thing? The Hawaiian Trading Post has countless options.
Purchasing your gift at the Hawaiian Trading Post allows you to make their day special, giving your friend a gift at their wedding without worrying about adding extra weight to their bags. More importantly, you’re giving your friend a piece of Kauai they can take with them everywhere. They will never look at your gift without remember their perfect day in paradise.