Hula purse, Maracas, Hula skirts and Leis! Sometimes you just want to get out of Dodge! If you are dreaming of a tropical vacation but can't seem to make it happen, perhaps dressing up in one of our island-flavored costumes is the next best thing. Or maybe you are outfitting yourself for a paradise-themed party and you are looking for all the perfect accessories. We have a nice selection of tropical paraphernalia to help you accessorize a Hawaiian look, a funky tourist look or any number of costume choices. The Hawaiian Lei is a traditional garland worn around the neck. Lei's are usually made of flowers but other materials such as leaves, shells, seeds, nuts as well as feathers have been used. Traditionally a lei is given to a visitor to the islands as a welcome gift. In Hawaiian tradition you should always accept a gift of a lei and never remove it in the presence of the person that gave it to you. Lei's have become a very common gift for many occasions on the islands as well as in other locations. At high school and college graduations it's quite normal to see a graduate wearing a lei. Weddings, birthdays and anniversaries are other occasions that may be celebrated by wearing lei's.