As part of my yearly tradition of supporting local brands during the Christmas season, I’ve decided to write another article on some gift ideas you might want to consider! These are practical gift ideas for family and friends that are both unique and affordable. What makes them unique is the fact that they’re customized gifts! So if you’re looking for customized gifts in the Philippines, keep reading.
Customized Gifts in the Philippines
1. Papel et Al
First on the list is Papel at Al. They’re actually my sticker supplier for Greta’s Junk Shop and Mama Jessie’s Kesong Puti. This year, I decided to order adorable custom note cards for my siblings and cousins after seeing the designs they posted on Instagram. Aside from Christmas gifts, I ordered our family’s Christmas gift cards as well. Their designs are so beautiful and timeless. I actually had a hard time choosing because of the many pretty options!
Up next is SamTing Personalized—a local brand I discovered through my cousin. When we moved into our house early this year, she gifted us with custom hand soap bottles for all our bathrooms. I loved the idea so much that I decided to order custom hand soap bottles for our married friends. They had an Early Bird Christmas Promo that I took advantage of last October. It included their 500ml amber glass hand soap bottle, peppermint soap, and personalized stickers—all wrapped in beautiful buri packaging. I didn’t have to worry about gift wrapping anymore! I just added our Christmas gift cards from Papel et Al.
They’re currently offline until November 30 to focus on production. But you can try emailing them at email@example.com for inquiries.
3. Habi MNL
The third on the list is Habi MNL, which focuses on affordable handcrafted leather goods. They make personalized cable organizers, key holders, bag tags, purses, cardholders, and more. Currently, they’re offline for the holiday season. I was lucky that I ordered from them early and was able to get a discount for ordering in bulk. I love how responsive they are on Facebook, too! Moreover, they always kept me updated with the status of my orders. I would definitely buy from them again.
Another option for leather goods is Astrid Leather. They make sophisticated handcrafted leather in the Philippines—from keychains and wallets to passport holders and mouse pads. The quality of their leather is superb. I bought from them a few years ago to give to male family members, and they still use my gift to this day!
If you’ve been following me for a while now, then you probably know that Istorya Creations and I go way back. For Christmas one year, I ordered custom necklaces to give to my close friends. And during our wedding, my husband and I ordered custom jewelry from them to give to our entourage. Once in a while, the local brand would send us gifts of their newest products that I would always display in our home!
Last but not least is Myriad Print Concepts—another brand I’ve supported since 2014 or 2015. I would often order my Christmas gifts from them as well. They were also one of our wedding suppliers—we ordered custom wine and whiskey glasses from them to give to our entourage!
Unique Gift Ideas: Customized Gifts in the Philippines
I hope my list helps you out if you’re still looking for unique gift ideas this Christmas. Additionally, if you have any questions, just comment below! Happy Christmas Shopping!
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