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Mom’s the Word!

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, don’t skimp on the sweetness this year. If you’re in need of inspiration, check our suggestions for this holiday—including where to get some of the best lei in the islands.

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

1. Paiko
Stumped on where to get the perfect flowers? Find alluring and exotic choices at this Kaka‘ako floral boutique. GIFT For some wow factor, consider a custom bouquet made with locally grown flora, Some beautiful lady slipper orchids, perhaps? WHERE 675 Auahi St., Kaka‘ako, 988.2165,

2. Hoku’s
WHAT This tony eatery is not only known for its fusion flare of Hawaiian, Asian, and European flavors but also for the picture perfect views of the ocean. GIFT Start the day off by treating your mom to a luxurious brunch at this top resto. WHERE The Kahala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Avenue, Kāhala, 739.8888,

3. Native Intelligence
Head to this one-of-a-kind shop in the heart of old Wailuku to find an exquisite, artisanal gift. GIFT We love this boutique, in particular, for its amazing, traditionally crafted lei—something you definitely need for Mother’s Day. Its selections are some of the most unique and traditional available at any shop in the islands. WHERE 1980 Main St. #2, Wailuku, Maui, 249.2421,

4. Spa Without Walls
WHAT Everyone deserves a day off. Give mom the gift of relaxation at this gorgeous spa at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. GIFT Book a 50-minute oceanside lomilomi session to show your appreciation. WHERE The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, 1 North Kanikū Drive, Kohala Coast, 885.2000,

5. Beach Tree
WHAT Chef Nick Mastrascusa brings Italian and Spanish influences to one of Hawai‘i Island’s most gorgeous culinary venues. It’s al fresco dining at its best. GIFT Exquisite views paired with delicious food. What could be better? WHERE Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, 72-100 Ka‘ūpūlehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, 325.8000,