Aloha General Store opened in 2003 becoming only the third location to sell shave ice in the town of Hale‘iwa. In addition to becoming known as “Hawai‘i’s Best Shave Ice” with many customers and reviewers once Dave’s Homemade Hawaiian Ice Cream came onboard, owner Andre Cooper says they also offer a unique assortment of souvenirs for visitors.
“We have souvenirs and trinkets for everyone,” he says. “We’re essentially a one-stop-shop to get all your souvenirs so that you can spend the rest of your vacation doing other things versus searching for the perfect gift—because we
already have it!”
According to Cooper, the top three selling items are “Shave ice and Dave’s Ice Cream, souvenirs such as dashboard hula dolls and vintage signs, and alohawear and kid’s clothing.” Some of the most surprising store items include aloha print
dog collars, stained glass art and coconut peanut butter.
Cooper has a few suggestions when it comes to fun and unusual gifts to take home—Hawaiian Christmas ornaments, Hawaiian vintage metal signs or Hawaiian jewelry.
“We’re Hawai‘i’s Best Shave Ice always served with aloha!” says Cooper. And what is his favorite go-to refreshing treat when it gets hot? “Da Works or our famous Pineapple Bowl.” Stop by Aloha General Store to fill up on fun and quirky souvenirs, and cool off with a sweet treat while there!