Time just keeps going faster every year. All of a sudden it’s October again and people have to start thinking about buying gifts and getting their homes ready for the holiday season.

It’s best to start early if you are planning on home or garden improvements. When it comes to gift buying in Hawaii, you must plan ahead, especially when online shopping from mainland companies, because most popular items typically run out.

But never fear because there is a business here in Honolulu called Big Rock, which not only manufactures the majority of its products, but also makes special things to order. It will bend over backwards to make sure you have what you need on time.

You could do all your Christmas shopping there, especially for home-improvement projects. No, the company doesn’t sell silk lingerie, perfume, cell phones or golf clubs, but it does have many unusual and long-lasting gifts that will bring enjoyment for many years to come.

Here are just a few ideas:

• Pink Miss Piggy buoy. This unique and rare gift can be perfect for anyone who has a boat. It is guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind present and you’ll only find it at Big Rock.

• Original Moss Rock dining tables and benches. You also can add some Moss Rock stepping stones to beautify your barbecue area. Other tables are from 3 feet to 5 feet in diameter, easy to assemble and lightweight.

• Assorted buddhas. Ranging from 6 inches to 30 inches high, they’re perfect for a miniature garden or meditation area.

• Foggers. This tiny device creates fog for terrariums or reptile cages. The company carries large floating foggers with multi-colored lights for your pond or pool.

• Japanese décor. Assorted Japanese lanterns, garden ornaments and bamboo fountains.

• Waterfalls. Self-contained instant waterfalls range from 30 inches and up. They weigh next to nothing and look like stone.

• Hollow boulders. With sizes from small to large, the smaller are perfect for hiding sprinkler controls.

• Veneer. Lightweight Moss Rock, lava or coral veneer to transform unattractive walls.

All of these ideas are long-lasting, permanent, practical, beautiful, unique and found nowhere else but Big Rock in Honolulu. Of course, gift certificates also are available if you can’t decide what to buy, and anything you order will be shipped to the outer islands. Get organized and star early, that way you will be able to enjoy the holidays rather than stressing out.

contact // 834-7625
address // 1050 Kikowaena Place
email // bcooper@bigrockhawaii.com
web // bigrockhawaii.com