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Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

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Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

I'd like to bring some gifts from NYC for some Hawaiians I know. I won't be seeing them for at least a week after I arrive. So it has to be something that can't be frozen or refrigerated (sorry, no pastrami or bagels). I'd like your opinions as to whether or not the following will be appropriate. I'm open to other suggestions as well.

1. Trader Joe's speculoos -- I hear they're quite popular in Hawaii

2. Grade B Maple Syrup -- is this readily available in Hawaii?

3. Momofuku Milk Bar cookie mix -- not sure if it is even relevant

4. Jacques Torres chocolate mix -- also, is this relevant

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1. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

I like the maple syrup idea. And one of those foam Statue of Liberty crowns!

T-shirts and sweatshirts with NY logos.

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2. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

Trader Joe's speculoos. Enough to share with their friends, along with a Trader Joe's shopping bag.

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3. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

Trader Joes cookie butter. Yum!

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4. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

Don't bring Spam....they have more choices than we do.

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5. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

TJ's non-macadamia nuts (esp the flavored ones) are also popular in addition to the cookie butter.

Maybe add on some hard to find spices if they cook a lot. I'd say yes to the maple syrup.

Edited: 30 July 2014, 13:49
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6. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

I like the Momofuku Milk Bar cookie mix idea. My son lives in NYC and he loves that store and it's products. It definitely says NYC.

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7. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

Great thread as this is something I need to do as well! TJoes, here I come!

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8. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

I guess this really depends on if you want to bring them something indicative of New York ... or if you want to bring them something they could find in suburbia anywhere on the Mainland. If your friends get to California at all ... or have friends that come back from CA regularly ... Trader Joe's is no big deal. And it depends on if you want to bring them something to keep ... or something that is devoured in a 1/2 hour.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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9. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

I don't even know what any of that stuff is!! Since I don't know the people you are buying for it's hard to tell what they might like. I would bring something that is indicative of NY though.

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10. Re: Gifts for Hawaiians from NYC

Grade B maple syrup is not readily available in HI. How I wish it were.