Last-Minute Shopping? Here’s an All-Local Gift List for Your Consideration


December 15, 2021
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Looking for some local gifts for the holidays? Here are homegrown brands to support this season



We’re sure that some of you may still be agonizing over last-minute gift ideas for friends and family. Fret not; ahead, we have a curation of sustainably made pieces from homegrown brands for your local gifts consideration. Shop guilt-free, too, with brands that make sure to give back! 


Day Off

There’s something for everyone at Day Off, especially with our current work-from-home set-up, and uncertainty on when we’ll all work on-ground again. Their one-of-a-kind signature goods for the great indoors include their undeniably snarky yet clever Anecdote Candles that anybody coping with a quarter-life crisis and discovering the perils of #Adulting can appreciate. 


Adulting Candle (P1,500)

Quarter-life Crisis Candle (P1,500)

For the homebody who finds refuge in staying in and lounging, might we suggest The Cloud Nine Throw designed by all-around creative, Kookie Santos? For the introvert in your life, gift the “How’s Your Day?” Door Hangers, because there are just days when you simply just can’t—and it’s okay!


“How’s Your Day?” Door Hangers (P500)

Cloud Nine Throw (P2,750)


Shop Day Off on ​​, and follow them on Instagram


Strange Mercy 

All feelings are welcome at Strange Mercy. Their latest collection is in collaboration with cross-disciplinary artist, Mikee Silva, whose “stories often choose to take shape in abstract yet oddly familiar forms and compositions that curiously draw you into an intimate space of both poignant self-awareness and an animated sense of wonder.”


FLOW Shirt (P1,290)

Form Follows Feeling – Disco Tie Dye Shirt (P1,290)

Pick from a selection of groovy, psychedelic tie-dye shirts, multi-purpose microfiber towels and prints (for pre-order), plus the cutest feelings sticker pack (perfect for anyone who wants to get their shit together this 2022). 


Feelings! Sticker Pack (P300)

Salad Bar Print (P2,190)


Shop Strange Mercy on, and follow them on Instagram


The Collective 

We’re no strangers to The Collective, our go-to online destination for skincare and tools by global beauty brands. Their thoughtfully curated selection of products makes the best last-minute stocking stuffers for those you can’t seem to tick off your to-gift listespecially for the really practical, no-bullshit males in your life! 


RELATED: Here’s What We’re Copping at New E-Commerce Beauty Platform The Collective  


The Collective Razor (P1,050)

The Collective The Shaving Brush (P1,050)


Their selection of skincare tools is “genderful” and inclusive, not to mention worthy of your top-shelf. Choose from The Collective’s newly released The Shaving Brush, which comes in six colors, Razor, Gua Sha, Face Roller and more. It’s self-care products that actually make a difference!


The Collective Gua Sha (P1,250)

The Collective Face Roller (P1,400)


Shop The Collective on, and follow them on Instagram and Facebook


Penny Pairs 

Shop guilt-free at Instagram-favorite jewelry shop, Penny Pairs, with their curation of pieces, which are ethically and sustainably made. Get easy access to affordable, well-made jewelry that are handcrafted with premium materials. Their products are hypoallergenic and long-lasting, too! The best part? They ship worldwide! 


Araw Gold Necklace (P2,699)
Alon Gold Bracelet (P1,999)


Need more reason to shop their pieces? For every sale of the Araw Necklace, it helps provide solar lights to off-grid and typhoon-stricken communities. Meanwhile, sales of the ultra-stackable Alon Bracelet will benefit families without access to safe and clean drinking water, supplying them with portable filters capable of lasting for up to 10 years. Sales of the Likas Gold Studs, too, contribute to the reforesting of 3,000 hectares of ancestral land. 88,000 native seedlings will be planted together with the Yangil tribe of Zambales.


Likas Gold Studs (P1,599)

Lena Pearl Ring (P1,399)


Shop Penny Pairs on, and follow them on Instagram and Facebook


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Moda Fino

Created with purpose, young footwear brand Moda Fino, takes inspiration from the modern-day Filipina’s feminity and uniqueness. Their array of classic, timeless and comfortable shoewear is distinctly crafted by Marikina artisans. Shop to your heart’s desires knowing their selection of designs—with new drops perfect for the holiday gatherings and festivities—help local communities in need.


Desi in Black (P750)

Savannah in Blue (P950)


Moda Fino has recently partnered with Jeepney Stop, a pay-it-forward platform for Christmas, to raise funds to provide Noche Buena packs to hardworking jeepney drivers and their families this gift-giving season.


Lokal Lab

Lokal Lab collaborates with 57 Filipino designersincluding Garapata, Dan Matutina, Uncurated Studio and othersto create the Sustainable Islands Playing Cards. The fundraiser collaboration shares artists’ unique, creative vision of sustainable islands in the Philippines. It benefits Lokal Lab Siargao and their collaborative projects with local communities, creating equal access to sustainable lifestyles and opportunities for all.


Sustainable Island Playing Cards (P850)




We’re always on the lookout for homegrown brands to empower and support any time of the year! Leave your favorites for local gifts in the comments below. 



Art Macky Arquilla

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