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Need gifts for friends back home but running low on dough? Make your way over to the SWAP MEET AT ALOHA STADIUM. It’s been around for more than 30 years, and it’s open for business every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’ll cost $1 per buyer to get in, but parking is free and plentiful.

The layout is user-friendly and easy to walk, with three rows circling the stadium, ensuring shoppers won’t miss a single booth. With more than 700 vendors,

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crafters and artists selling their wares, the swap meet is a favorite place to shop outdoors among visitors and kama‘aina (locals) alike.

Fresh fruit, homemade jams and jellies, tropical plants, jewelry, Hawaiian-print fabric and aloha shirts make thoughtful gift items at bargain prices.

Here’s a hot tip: Bargain with vendors. Prices are competitive, and you may find that cute beach bag for a cheaper price a few stalls away. Go early for the best selection of goods. Cash is the payment of choice for most vendors.