Before settling on a ring of flowers, Hawaiians draped visitors in a leather necklace ornamented with a life-sized portrait of his or her mother. Pick a lightweight way of showing your affection with today's Groupon: for $7, you get one fresh floral lei (a $15.95 value) at Hawai'i General Store & Gallery in Wallingford.
Founded by a former Hawaiian resident, Hawai'i General Store & Gallery brings a dash of aloha stateside through an eclectic assortment of aloha wear, home accessories, luau supplies, island music, and more. Flown in weekly from Honolulu, the fresh tropical lei drapes the necks of loved ones in fine flowers for celebrating a graduation, showing affection on Mother's or Father's Day, or congratulating a friend on administering their first blindfolded haircut. Choose to revel in the sweet scent of a yellow-and-white plumeria lei, adorn bare necklines with a tuberose-and-orchid combination—a string of white- and purple-tipped petals exuding a strong fragrance—or select the scentless dendrobium orchid, which is visually comparable to the tuberose and orchid combination but is less likely to discombobulate internal sneeze factories.
Whether perusing for Hawaiian-inspired party wear or replenishing your stock of aloha shirts for casual roller-derby Friday, Hawai’i General Store & Gallery displays a plethora of exotic treats filling the 2,800-square-foot Hawaiiporium. The General Store also houses a travel agency to help vacationers plan trips to Hawaii without having to walk toward the nearest rainbow.
258 NE 45th St.
Seattle, Washington 98105Get Directions