As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to make your Christmas list. As you start planning, focus on what makes people happy. Few things share both the holiday spirit and aloha spirit like Hawaiian Happy Cake!

Since the first Happy Cake was baked at Wahiawa’s Kemo`o Farm Restaurant in 1967, this delicious island sweet treat has played an important role in Oahu’s culinary history. Whether you have ohana (family) on the mainland or local friends who have enjoyed the delicious treat since they were keiki (children), you’re sure to put a smile on their faces when they open this tasty slice of paradise on Christmas Day.

Here are five reasons that Hawaiian Happy Cakes make a perfect Christmas gift!

1) It’s a Pure Taste of the Islands

The ono (delicious) gourmet specialty is the only authentic Hawaiian-style fruitcake on the market, and is still carefully handcrafted from scratch using real roasted macadamia nuts from Hawaii Island, sweet Hawaiian pineapple, fresh coconut and plenty of aloha!

2) It Shares the Aloha Spirit

Our friends on the mainland and across the globe covet Happy Cake because it makes them feel like they’re back here in the islands as they savor the flavor. We ship to customers in all 50 states and countries around the world. Be sure to order by Nov. 19 for Thanksgiving or by Dec. 19 for Christmas so those on your gift list can treat their taste buds to a delicious taste of Hawaiian sunshine!

3) It Travels Well

The dense, delicious cake travels well and remains fresh for up to three months when stored in a cool, dry place or when frozen.

4) Packaging Adds To the Festive Appeal

Packaged in gorgeous red and yellow embossed gift boxes, our Happy Cake options range from 16 oz. cakes and 8 oz. “stocking stuffer” cakes to gift sets that include our 100% Peaberry Kona Coffee grown in Holualoa on the slopes of Hualalai Volcano on Hawaii Island. Each cake is individually wrapped, with the box including an inscription on the inside detailing the cakes’ nearly half-century history.

5) It’s Versatile

Just because it’s considered a dessert, Happy Cake also makes for a delicious way to start the day. Bring a little Hawaiian sunshine in for breakfast by serving toasted or as Happy Cake French Toast with Kona Coffee. And while you won’t likely have leftovers, you can use Happy Cake to create other delicious desserts – many with recipes and others you may dream up on your own. The possibilities are endless!