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One-stop shop for handmade gifts in Makawao

Christina Prevost, a part-time Kihei resident, peruses ornaments Saturday at Hui Holidays in Makawao. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo

MAKAWAO — The Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center brings holiday magic to Makawao each year.

With its Hui Holidays event through Dec. 24, the gallery is transformed into a winter wonderland that’s decked out with handmade and local pieces in a variety of mediums.

From jewelry, handblown glass ornaments, locally crafted soap, gift cards, fashion accessories and more — the one-stop shop had many finds shoppers were seeking Saturday.

“I always come with the intent to buy for others, but that’s not necessarily what happens,” said Lori Perreira of Makawao.

She said her Christmas list for friends and family includes mostly local-made gifts and she likes that Hui Holidays has “many different price points.”

Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center staffer Kelly Lindman arranges glass pieces and jewelry at Hui Holidays. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO

Hui Holidays 2019 opened Nov. 20 and continues daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to Dec. 24 at the center, 2841 Baldwin Ave.

This Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., the center will host its annual Hui Holidays First Night Celebration, a 21 and older night of shopping, entertainment and drinks. The popular event is sold out this year, Hui staff said Saturday.

For more information on Hui No’eau, visit www.huinoeau.com.

Lori Perreira of Makawao checks out ornaments Saturday at Hui Holidays. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo

Jessica Hoecker, Hui No'eau registrar, sets up gifts Saturday. The Maui News / KEHAULANI CERIZO photo