If you or a loved one is planning a move to Hawaii from the mainland, there are some key items that new Hawaii residents will find especially useful in their new island paradise. We’ve put together a list of 7 of the best housewarming gifts for new Hawaii residents to make shopping a bit easier!

1. Flip Flops

More commonly known on the islands as “slippers” or “slippahs.” No matter what you call them, these are the footwear of choice on the Hawaiian Islands.

2. Shoe Rack

Speaking of footwear, a shoe rack is the perfect gift for someone who has just moved to Hawaii. In Hawaii, it’s customary to remove your shoes before entering a home. It’s seen as rude to keep shoes on in the house—unless they are slippers, of course!

3. Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier will come especially in handy for new Hawaii residents who are coming from a drier climate. Part of the vibrant beauty of Hawaii is a result of the humidity in the air, but for some, it can cause annoyances like headaches and dry skin. Reducing humidity, at least within the home, can make for a much more comfortable experience while adjusting to the new environment.

4. Mosquito Net

One of the best parts of moving to Hawaii is getting the chance to enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. In fact, many homes in Hawaii set up dining areas and living spaces outside. Mosquito nets can be a great addition to any home in Hawaii and allow for a more enjoyable time in the great outdoors.

5. Waterproof Phone Case

There’s nothing worse than your phone taking an accidental dip in the water—something that’s particularly common at the beach. A waterproof phone case or phone bag is the perfect essential item that any new Hawaii resident will want to stow away in their beach bag.

6. Beach Blanket

While we’re talking about the beach, a trusty beach blanket is a must as well! We recommend one that is sand-resistant to make for easier cleanup.

7. Blender

Last but not least, any new Hawaii resident needs a good blender to add to their kitchen arsenal. Hawaii is full of mouth-watering fresh fruit options, and what better way to enjoy the flavors of the island than blended into a deliciously refreshing smoothie?!


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