With Love from Waikiki: Local Valentine's Day Shopping Guide
Spread a little love and spoil those close to you this Valentine’s Day. From locally crafted chocolate bonbons and macadamia shortbread cookies to island wine and tropical flower arrangements, we’ve rounded up some of the best Valentine’s Day gifts you can get right here in Waikiki. If gifts are your “love language,” lean into your romantic side with our Valentine’s Day gift guide.
Bottle of Wine from Island Vintage Wine Bar
Valentine’s Day is known for its love affair with wine. Set the mood with one of Island Vintage Wine Bar’s master sommelier-approved bottles. The wine bar received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence last year and features a wide selection of wine from around the world, including a fizzy, dry “honey wine” from Manoa Honey & Mead in Wahiawa. Find Island Vintage Wine Bar on the second floor of the Royal Hawaiian Center.
Chocolate Bonbons from Waikiki Chocolates
Make this the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever with a stop at Waikiki Chocolates. The chocolate shop offers beautifully decorated white, dark, and milk chocolate bonbons in Hawaiian-inspired flavors like Ruby Hawaiian Honey, Hawaiian Chili Lychee Rose, Kona Coffee, and Lava Flow (layers of strawberry banana ganache and coconut pineapple in a milk chocolate shell). Order one of their ‘I Love You’ bars ahead of time. The white chocolate bar comes with edible flowers from Kupu Place, mixed nuts, and dried fruit.
Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies from Cookie Corner
Take home a tin of local sweets for your sweetheart. Cookie Corner’s Hawaiian version of the traditional shortbread cookie is made with lightly roasted local macadamia nuts and dipped in rich dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. Find Cookie Corner on the lobby level of Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.
Flower Bouquet from Sweet Blossoms
Flowers are a symbol of beauty, romanticism, and passion. Express your love with a bouquet from Sweet Blossoms. The flower shop often has tropical blooms like Bird of Paradise, Heliconia, and Calla Lilies in stock, as well as beautiful lei made from Bougainvillea. Pre-order your flowers for pick-up or local delivery.
Valentine’s Day Greeting Cards from Bradley & Lily
Go all out on this “Hallmark holiday” with a handwritten note on a greeting card from Bradley & Lily. Their letterpress cards are designed and printed on recycled cotton stock right here in Honolulu. Local flora and fauna like the heart-shaped kalo leaf, breadfruit tree, hibiscus, and sea turtles are common themes!
Ocean View Hotel Room at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
Book a romantic retreat in Waikiki with your one and only. A swoon-worthy stay in an Ocean View suite at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel includes world-class amenities, a full private lanai, and expansive views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is located just steps from Kuhio Beach on Kalakaua Avenue and is central to everything in Waikiki. See our special offers and begin planning your sultry Valentine’s Day stay today.
Nothing beats having some extra money for your travels to Hawaii. Enjoy great savings when you book directly at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel.