“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou


Cultivating meaningful connections through thoughtfully curated gift sets.


We seek to empower small business owners and artisans throughout Hawai’i by introducing their products to new audiences and expanding their distribution capacity, ultimately supporting sustainable growth opportunities.


FSC Certified

Our tissue paper is manufactured from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits

Environmentally Concious

We intentionally partner with vendors that are either eco-friendly or making substantial contributions to conservation efforts

Soy-based Inks

Renewable and biodegradable, soy inks are also much less likely to deteriorate over time.

Support Small Businesses

Shop small with us! By purchasing our sets, you're supporting small local businesses and artisans in Hawai'i.

Acid-free Paper

Manufactured with fewer corrosive chemicals, our tissue paper is designed with the environment in mind.

Hand-picked & Tested

We won't settle for anything but the best, so you can feel confident knowing your recipient will enjoy quality products and luxury items.


In 2020, everything we knew changed. COVID-19 affected the world, but our islands and economy, largely based on tourism, were especially devastated with lockdown after lockdown. My own event planning business came to a complete halt in March 2020.

With no work and nothing to do (there is only so much Netflix one can watch a day) I decided to take a trip and spend time with family and friends on the mainland. That little trip turned to 3 months away from home. Perhaps it was because I didn't have the usual set of responsibilities consuming my time and attention, but I had a new-found awareness of what "Mainlanders" thought of Hawai'i. The tchotchkes and Hawai'i-branded products (usually made in China) were everywhere and people bought them!

I knew that there was a need to provide great quality products that were truly supporting island businesses and not some large corporation using the idyllic setting of Hawai'i to sell their cheap products. I wanted to be able to share not only some of my favorite local items, but focus on products and businesses that were sourced locally, not found in big box retailers (In fact a lot of our vendors were discovered at local farmer's markets), and were also driven to improving our islands land and ocean via various conservation missions.

After months of brainstorming and sharing my ideas, Me Ke Aloha was born. Every step in the process was thought out. How do I create a luxury experience with so many other gift box companies out there? How do I stay true to our mission of being eco-friendly and sustainable when I have to safely package and ship items? How do I work with small businesses on turn around times and quantities when there is only one maker/artisan?

It has been an amazing journey and while I am still learning and growing, I am proud to say we have stayed true to our goal and mission every step of the way. Me Ke Aloha, loosely translated as "with love", is intended to restore that warm, fuzzy feeling of hearing from a loved one. At a time when nurturing our friendships and relationships have never been more important, we hope to provide a unique gifting experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Sustainability is important to us and has been carefully considered in every step of the process, from selecting our vendors to perfecting our packaging. We hope you love your gift as much as we loved curating it just for you!

- Founder, Gina Ho


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