For a wholly unique souvenir shopping experience, plan to stop by Hunter Gatherer whenever you’re in North Shore Kauai. With so many eclectic items filling their shop, you could easily spend hours browsing without seeing it all. Despite that, their thoughtful layout keeps things from feeling cluttered, allowing you to gaze upon the beauty of each piece with ease.
To find Hunter Gatherer, you’ll need to park in the circular driveway and look for their storefront amongst the many other small boutiques in the historic 1920s villa. Then, as you waltz through the doors, you’ll instantly notice the home-like decor and ultra-chill vibe. Expect friendly alohas to float through the air as you take a long look around and decide where to start your search for souvenirs. You really cannot go wrong, however, no matter where you begin browsing their offerings.
From end to end of their boutique, you’ll find artfully arranged items that highlight the beauty of the island in every way possible. From crystals and body wash to jewelry and artwork, their products well-suit the needs and preferences of pretty much anyone who might come through the shop. They also carry tons of apparel, including tops, shorts, pants, dresses, and accessories galore.
If you only want Hawaiian-made fare, Hunter Gatherer has that, too. The shop owners always go above and beyond in hand-curating their island-made selections, which range from crystal jewelry to cedar charcoal soap. They even have one-of-a-kind works of art from the incredible Doug Britt and other local artists from time to time.
Although everything is perfectly arranged and well-labeled, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking for something in particular. So, don’t hesitate to ask the staff for direction if you’re simply not finding the item you have in mind. They’ll direct you over to the right sections and even stick around to answer all your questions.
The top products at Hunter Gatherer are:
As you browse their goods, look carefully at the shelves and tables to find their small novelties. Metal shell bottle openers, scrimshaw knives, and prism rainbow makers all hide around the shop, eagerly awaiting their new owners.
When only gorgeous jewelry will do, let your gaze land on all their local offerings, including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and more. For a Kauai-made piece, look for the leis and other works created by local artist, Amalia Ruck. Her colorful gemstone jewelry never fails to delight and goes with pretty much everything.
Despite the high-end feel of Hunter Gatherer, they carry many excellent items for kids. From books and balancing blocks to clothing and jewelry, it’s easy to find the perfect gifts for the little ones in your life. If you want to really leave them wowed, get the Moon Chalk plus the book, “Whose Moon is That?”
If you’d like a little bit of magic in your life, look to their Ritual offerings for your favorite items. They have incense, tarot decks, crystals, smudges, and sprays all available for your consideration. For a statement piece unlike any other, consider the Large Pink Amethyst Sphere or one of their stunning Jasper Pillars.
You can keep shopping their storefront well after returning home by just going to their website. Just be sure to expect shipping delays if sending your items to the mainland US, especially during the holiday season. If you need it faster than their standard shipping time, you’re out of luck, however, because they don’t have any speedier options at this time.
-Want the inside scoop on all the latest items to hit their store? Follow their Instagram page for high-def updates.
-If you need to return your items, be sure to swing by within 14 days. They only offer store credit or exchange as long as you have the receipt and the item in its original packaging.
-Their store credit never expires.