20. Lily & Co
You can never go wrong with jewelry, especially if it’s for the love of your life. Check out their catalog of beautiful rings and necklaces all made of genuine gold and diamond. Find them here.
19. Squeaky Clean Kids
Squeaky Clean Kids feature an array of all-natural and anti-bacterial bath essentials that’s great to give to new parents who are just starting to build a waste-free home. Check out their soaps which have a number of scents to choose from: Ginger and lemongrass; Goat’s milk, Honey and Oats; Honey propolis; Coco Cream and Virgin Coconut oil; and Charcoal—all handmade with natural and local ingredients sourced from South Luzon.
What’s more is that with each purchase, one hygiene kit will be provided to a Filipino child from an underserved community. What’s not to love about this homegrown brand? Find them here.
18. Jurassic Pot
Potted plants can be fun and artsy too, especially when they come from Jurassic Pot. These realistic dinos that house your little succulent come in different “species”, sizes, and colors, and it’s a great present to give the young nature lovers in your life. Find them here.
17. Bzzz PH
Bzzz PH is a great place to source local honey to give to friends and relatives. Currently, they have classic honey, cinnamon-infused honey, and chili-infused honey which can each come with its own special honey dipper. Find them here.
Local brand FILED! has a ton of nifty products you can give to family members who are still in school or who need some organization in their lives. Can’t decide which one to give? Check out their lineup of organizers: the Pen Stasher II, Pen Wrapper II, and Cord Organizer. Find them here.
15. The Maverick
Guys are usually pretty hard to think of gifts for, but here’s a tip: grooming products never fail to impress. Get him a piece of home-brewed and hand-poured pomade by local brand The Maverick which came to be in the owner’s kitchen in Tondo, Manila back in 2015. It has gained so much traction since then that it’s now being sold in several barbershops across the city. If you or your guy friends have ever wandered into one for a shave, chances are you’ve already seen what this pomade can do. Find them here.
14. Wolfe and Woman Co.
Wolfe and Woman Co. features minimalistic and functional bags made for all genders. Each bag is sleek and sophisticated and can go with any outfit on any occasion! They’re all made with premium quality vegan leather and crafted locally by hand so no two bags are ever the same. Find them here.
13. In a Nutshell
Here’s something for your vegan friends: nut-based cheeses and spreads! In a Nutshell has a variety of plant-based cheeses and dairy-free butter that taste exactly like its alternative—or dare I say that they taste a bit better? Whatever your opinion is, these vegan treats are great to share among family and friends with a side of toasted bread or crackers during your holiday feasting. Find them here.
12. Rustic Mornings Coffee Cup and Dripper Set
Local brunch café Rustic Mornings by Isabelo has got a cool gift box idea for your coffee-loving friends: the Rustic Mornings Coffee Cup and Dripper Set! It includes a mug that is handmade from Pinatubo ash and engraved by local stoneware artist Lanelle Abueva Fernando, an engraved wooden coffee scooper, and a Rustic Mornings Breakfast Blend Coffee bag. Something to help perk up their mornings! Find it here.
11. Kalsada Coffee
If you’re looking for special coffee grounds instead, check out Kalsada Coffee. They exert a lot of effort to bring quality coffee that’s homegrown to the Philippine market, through providing machinery, equipment, and training to local growers and paying them over PHP 50 per pound of beans (which is beyond the Fair Trade price). Not only will you be giving your loved ones an excellent Christmas gift they can enjoy every morning, but you will also help our local coffee-growing communities. Find them here.