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    The Sanrio sweatshirt, $38, part of the company's 50th anniversary Small Gift showcase, will be available at beginning Nov. 20. The iPhone cases are $40.

Theater starts with T

Crazy Shirts has designed Honolulu Theatre for Youth’s first official T-shirt, highlighting the 2010-11 "Season of Science" theme. The T-shirts in adult and kid sizes can be purchased for $15 to $24 at HTY performances and select stores, and online at, with proceeds benefiting the organization. The shirt features the HTY logo on the front, and on the back, an arrow pointing to the words "Where Do Things Go?" (the final play of the season) and other titles.



Sanrio celebrates 50 years

Sanrio has been sharing small gifts and big smiles for 50 years, so to celebrate this anniversary milestone, the company is presenting a Small Gift tour in 13 cities nationwide. Honolulu isn’t included, but fans of such Sanrio characters as Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, Badtz-maru, Keroppi, Pochacco and Cinnamoroll can shop at or at a pop-up shop at, where new items will be introduced weekly through the end of the month.

This week’s Target item is a multicharacter iPhone case, priced at $40. Beginning Saturday, you’ll be able to pick up a small gift scarf for $30, and beginning Nov. 20, a small gift sweatshirt priced at $38.

You can also follow the tour online at


Brighton offers gift for $100 shoppers

Brighton Collectibles at Ala Moana Center has an early Christmas gift for shoppers who make a single Brighton purchase of $100 or more through Sunday.

The gift is a Madison jewelry case, valued at $30. There is a limit of one per customer while supplies last.

For more information, call 983-3360.


Ward fundraiser brings discounts and aids schools

Ward Centers is hosting a three-day Festival of Giving, tomorrow through Sunday, a fundraiser where a $10 ticket entitles the bearer to discounts, such as 20 percent off at Sedona and more than 100 other Ward shops and restaurants, access to gift-wrapping services, gifts with purchases, a chance to win one of five $100 Ward Centers gift cards, and more.

Tickets are available from schools and nonprofit organizations, with each group keeping 100 percent of the ticket price. Last year, participating groups raised $121,460 for their organizations.

The list of participating groups is online at

The first 300 shoppers who present $150 or more in Ward dining and shopping receipts dated Nov. 12 to 14 will also receive a $10 gift certificate. The redemption counter will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, adjacent to T&C Surf. The certificate will be redeemable Nov. 15 through 30 at Cottage by the Sea, Downtown Gifthings, Eden in Love, Honolulu Chocolate Co., Jewel Flair, Kakaako Kitchen, Martin & MacArthur, Quiksilver Youth, Roxy, The Wedding Cafe and ZPizza.

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