It’s that time of year again! We have a limited number of holiday baskets filled with a delightful variety of locally made products from member Dames across the state. Baskets are $35 each and available only through the LDEI Hawai‘i website. Basket sales open on Wed., Nov. 20, for Dames only, and to the general public on Friday, Nov. 22. Customers must pre-order for pick-up on Thursday, December 12 at Island Olive Oil, Ward Centre.

Each basket contains: eight-ounce bag of coffee from Hawaiian Paradise Coffee Company (O‘ahu); assorted organic teas from The Tea Chest (O‘ahu); Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies from The Sugar House (Maui); Biscotti Bites, from PAI Honolulu (O‘ahu); Liliko‘i and Vanilla Marshmallows from Short n’ Sweet Bakery (Hawai‘i Island); Ginger Thin Cookies from Cake Works (O‘ahu); Ricotta Cookies from Beach Bunny Bakery (Maui); Rosemary Olive Oil Cookies from Island Olive Oil Company (O‘ahu); Gingerbread Snowflake from Waipahu High School Culinary Arts Academy (O‘ahu) and Cookie Crisps from Sweet Revenge (O‘ahu). Baskets cannot be shipped.

BASKET SALES OPEN WED., NOV. 20 FOR DAMES ONLY; FRI., NOV. 22 FOR GENERAL PUBLIC. (Online purchasing is not available until these dates!)

DAMES: You must be logged in to your account in order to view and purchase during the pre-sale Dames-only period.

For those who prefer an in-person shopping experience, LDEI Hawai‘i has also partnered with downtown restaurant PAI Honolulu for a holiday market on Thursday, December 12, and Friday, December 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The pop-up market will offer a curated selection of food gifts and handcrafted items from local vendors, including members of LDEI Hawai‘i. Among the vendors: Cake Works (cookies, stollen and bakery gift baskets); Coffea Consulting ( Hawai‘i-sourced and -roasted coffees and gifts); GK Pantry (handcrafted syrups and savory condiments); Kuhn’s Pottery (handcrafted ceramics); Midori Jewelry (locally made gemstone and shell jewelry); PAI Honolulu (chef-made hot sauce, popcorn and other treats); Sweet Revenge (mochi, liliko‘i butter, hot buttered rum mix, sweet pies). Additional vendors are still being added to the line-up. Shoppers who complete a market stamp card will receive complimentary happy hour offers from PAI and be entered in a vendor gift giveaway. PAI will also offer lunch and happy hour specials for a festive shopping experience. Parking is available in the Harbor Court municipal lot.

Proceeds from gift basket sales and a portion of vendor sales at the holiday market will be donated to our “Dames Who Donate” program, which funds scholarships and education grants for local women pursuing careers in the food, fine beverage and hospitality industries.