Filipino Christmas Buys
It’s that time of year again! Time to start hunting down some unique and cool gifts for your friends and loved ones. We’ve gathered together some ideas, ranging from Steal through to Splurge, to help you out.
Many of our picks come from home-grown Filipino businesses and ventures; Support Local Businesses where you can. Your buy will result in a little glow of happiness for small business owners and help make their Christmas too!
Filipino Christmas Buys: For the Eco-Conscious
Mint, Lemon, Grapefruit or Vanilla Organic Lip Balms
100% Compostable Organic Lip Balm, which is packaged entirely out of paper. Reviewers on Akkula’s facebook page talk of getting rid of their commerical lip balms, having tried these and now only using these organic balms.
Available from 130P from Akkula PH
These Cotton Totes are perfect for grocery shopping.
Available in two colors; natural and black, and featuring extra thick and fully knitted straps, so they can carry heavy weights without breaking.
The totes are 250P and are available from Humble Market A Package Free Health Store, located in YDG Coffee, Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard.
Rainbow Cutlery Set from SIPN’ MNL
These super cool personal cutlery sets are so gorgeous, who wouldn’t be delighted to receive a set!
The Rainbow Set includes: 1 Milktea Straw, 1 Straight Straw, 1 Bent Straw, 1 Fork and Spoon set and 1 Straw Cleaning Brush, in a pouch for 350PHP.
Available in black too and Sold locally by SIPN’ MNL
Can We Live Without Trees? by May Tobias-Papa.
A colorful book which gives the reader an overview of the forest trees and mangroves species in the Philippines.
Written simply to appeal to both kids and adults who have an interest in native trees.
Available through Green Corner Books and Plants
Wawai’s All Natural Sunscreen
This All-Natural Sunscreen is made with Shea Butter, Beeswax, Coco Oil, Zinx Oxide and Vitamin E.
Giving a protection factor of SPF30 and packaged in the perfect travel-sized tin.
Available at Wawai’s Ph at 280P for 40gms
Bamboo Cutlery Set
This Bamboo Cutlery Set comes in its own pouch, which can be personalised, just let them know the name you want when ordering.
Available for 270P + Postage from Teetalk.ph
MNL Grow Kits
This start-up company launched in 2017 and has a great range of herb, vegetable and flower Grow and Seedling Kits
The organic grow kits commonly come with a Coconut Hush Starter Pot, Seeds/seedlings, organic soil and fertilizer, markers & Instructions. Prices range from 99P, 180P and 300P for the Mushroom kit + postage.
Choose your kit and order from MNL Growkits
Paper Shoot Camera
These digital cameras are made of stone paper, so they’re super slim (thinner than a cellphone) and lightweight.
The cameras can take 5mp photos with 4 Photo Effects: Normal, Black & White, Sepia, and Blue. Each photo has 5,038,848 effective pixels with JPEG format
Inclusions: 1 camera unit, 1 casing with ring, 1 micro USB cable, 1 paper strap, 2 brass fasteners, 2 backup plastic fasteners, and 2 AAA batteries. SD Card not included. Add on Lenses available from 750P
Available from Paper Shoot Philippines. Also available at Digital Walker (Eastwood Mall, Alabang Town Center, EDSA Shangri-La Plaza, Estancia Mall, Robinsons Magnolia). Papemelroti (SM North EDSA, Roces Ave QC, Glorietta, UP Town Center, SM Megamall). The Craft Central Greenbelt 5. Krieytib Hub (San Fernando, La Union)
With more and more LGU’s banning Single Use Plastics and non-recyclable fast food containers, and knowing the Filipino’s love of take out or taking home left-overs, these collapsible containers are ideal to have stored away in your bag, ready and waiting. Buy the whole set for 670P or individually.
Available in Lime Green, Red, Violet, and Yellow. Can be one color or mix n’ match.
Small: 100x135x65mm Capacity 350ML – 150P
Medium: 110x165x65mm Capacity 500ML – 165P
Large: 120x185x70mm Capacity 800ML – 185P
Extra Large: 135x215x75mm Capacity 1200ML – 200P
Not suitable for microwave. Available from Eco Heroes
Also available from Eco Heroes, are these collapsible cups.
Available in Gray, Light Blue, Light Green, Pink and Purple and selling at 350P + Postage.
Available from Eco Heroes
Lumago Designs Jewelry
Lumago means to blossom in Tagalog. Lumago Designs is a social enterprise located in Dumaguete City. Helping skilled craftswomen to earn a fair wage while providing customers with socially and eco-friendly jewelry that is beautiful and handmade.
You can buy pieces through KartonPH