11 Small Businesses Where You Can Score Stylish, Uniquely Filipino Gifts This Christmas!
It's the season of giving—turn gift-giving extra special by supporting local, homegrown businesses. Not only will you score unique, stylish finds for your friends and family, but you get to give back to the local fashion community, too.
Below, we've curated a list of 11 online stores where you can shop for fashionable Filipino finds! Happy holidays!
Budget: Below Php 1,000
Hand-embroidered cosmetic pouch from Style Cat
Php 549 | Instagram: @shopstylecat | Website: shopstylecat.com
Shop Style Cat is a proudly local brand founded by blogger Yuki Tangsengco-Higson, who recently got married in a zero-waste beach wedding. Aside from quirky basket bags, the label offers hand-embroidered pouches perfect for stylish women-on-the-go.
Buwan-Buwan (phases of the moon) earrings from Viva La Manika
Php 550 | Instagram: @vivalamanika | Website: vivalamanika.com
Viva la Manika by designer Sofia Cope is every Filipina's go-to for all things fun—wearable art included. These buwan-buwan earrings are perfect for those who love gazing at the night sky, because let's face it: there's always something captivating about Luna.
Banig sandals from Sewn Sandals
Php 790 | Instagram: @SewnSandals | Website: sewnsandals.com
Yes, you heard that right. You can now wear the famous Filipino sleeping mat on your feet. Banig has never been this chic!
Two-way island top from The Good Retail
Php 800 | Instagram: @thegoodretail | Website: thegoodretail.co
This two-way, multi-colored top is ultra-wearable—a perfect gift for the island girl trapped in the city.
Unisex tropical shirts from Lawud Life
Php 850 | Instagram: @lawudlife | Website: facebook.com/lawudlife
Who says tropical shirts have to look tacky? Lawud Life gives an easy, breezy take on island shirts. The best part? It's unisex!
Budget: Php 1,000-3,000
Handcrafted leather phone wallet from The Tannery Manila
Php 1,200 | Instagram: @thetannerymanila | Website: thetannerymanila.com
Here's one for tech-oriented men and women: this handcrafted genuine leather case lets people store their gadgets in style.
Modern day bakya from Annie and Lori
Php 2,500 | Instagram: @annielandlori | Website: annielori.com
Gone are the days when the bakya was considered merely a part of a Buwan ng Wika costume. Shoe label Annie and Lorie re-created the country's national slipper by giving it a chic, minimalist makeover. Timeless and classy, this re-interpreted version of the bakya is perfect for the modern Filipina.
Raffia handbag with hand-crochet details from Munimuni
Php 2,250 | Instagram:@munimuni.studio | Website: munimunistudio.com
Add this oversized statement piece to your bag-obsessed friend's growing collection!
Budget: Php 3,000 and up
A reinvented bobby pin from Nami x celebrity hairstylist Suyen Salazar
Php 3,590 | Instagram: @nami | Website: nami.ph
Nami, a label founded by fashion stylist Cath Sobrevaga, partnered with hair guru Suyen Salazar to create a luxury hair accessories line. We're in love with this stylish bobby pin.
Wooden watches from Jackdaw Time
Starts at Php 3,680 | Instagram: @jackdaw.ph | Website: jackdaw.com.ph
Is your partner a watch collector? There's nothing like a suave wooden timepiece to make his (or her) day!
Handmade unisex horsebit loafers from Marquina Shoemaker
Php 5,650 | Instagram: @marquinashoemaker | Website: marquinashoemaker.com.ph
Androgynous is in. Women's shoe choices are no longer limited to sky-high heels—today, gender fluid options are available in the market. One of our favorites is this premium pair of unisex loafers from Marquina Shoemaker. Whether for your partner, your boss, your in-law, or your best friend, these stylish shoes are made for everyone!
Datu pajama set featuringYakan weaves and Batik prints
Php 6,500 | Instagram: @hermanandco | Website: WearHerman.com
Know someone who likes going on staycations? They're sure to love this gorgeous pajama set featuring indigenous weaves and prints, too!
Lead photos via @hermanandco, @annieandlori, and @shopstylecat