Shop Local: Heartfelt Gift Ideas

 Local gift ideas made from the Philippines

In these uncertain times, one small shift in our gift-giving habits can make a meaningful difference: support local! Whenever you choose to shop from your neighborhood bakery, a homegrown brand, or a friend’s small enterprise, you help sustain their business and in turn, the local economy. 

At Kultura, it’s our mission to bring the best finds and handicrafts from all around the Philippines under one roof. We carry a thoughtfully curated range of products from MSMEs, and also partner with artisanal communities to help get their products into the hands of a wider market. By choosing to gift local, you not only celebrate our local culture and craftsmanship, but also give back to the actual artisans behind these proudly Filipino products. 

Need Some Suggestions? Here are a Few Gift Ideas to Consider

Dinner Napkin and Napkin Ring Gift Set Set of 4 Dinner & Salad Plate Set

Para sa Tahanan. The consummate homemakers on your list will appreciate lovely organizers and decorative accessories beautifully crafted from indigenous materials. And for those who love to entertain, choose gorgeous mother of pearl trays or dishes, table linens, dinnerware, and centerpieces for all their tablescaping needs.

Foldable Parol

For home décor, a bestseller is the festive and clever foldable parol. Made in partnership with the social enterprise Kababaihan ng Maynila Foundation, each purchase helps provide sustainable livelihood to women artisans in impoverished communities.

Freshwater Pearl & Earrings Gift Set FAN AND POUCH SET

Philippine Pearls. Because the Philippines is known for its beautiful pearls, these make classic gifts as well as ideal souvenir items. With our wide range of freshwater and South Sea pearl accessories, you are sure to find exactly what you need—whether it’s a simple pair of pearl studs for a friend or inaanak, or a stunning neckpiece to impress a special someone (or yourself!).

Women's Organza Handpainted Maria Clara Tops Women's Silk Cocoon Handpainted Barong Raffaella Women's Inabel Terno Top with Fringes

Filipiniana. Classic Filipiniana has always been go-to wear for weddings, special occasions, and formal events, but over the past few years, it’s proudly made its way into everyday ensembles as well. From Maria Clara piña blouses, hand-painted kimonas and shawls to contemporary terno tops, pieces from our Filipiniana collection make the most elegant presents.

 Barong Lumban Embroidered Barong in Silk Cocoon Barong Lumban Embroidered Silk Cocoon Barong in Black

Barong The signature attire of the Filipino gentleman makes a great Christmas gift idea for dad, kuya, or hubby! Choose from functional and budget-friendly polo barongs, or get your siblings to chip in for an intricately embroidered barong tagalog in timeless piña.

Crafts for a Cause Ring Pull Tab Sling Bag

Fashion Accessories Instead of resorting to the default fast fashion items for your barkada, how about cool accessories that can make a difference? Check out the chic straw pouches or unique pulltab sling bags made from recycled materials by Crafts for a Cause, a social enterprise that empowers marginalized communities.

Assorted Food with Liquor Gift Bundle 1 Assorted Food with Liquor Gift Bundle 2 Assorted Food with Liquor Gift Bundle 3 

Food When in doubt, food is always appreciated, especially as corporate or family gifts. From Philippine coffee, chocolate, and liquor to nostalgic native delicacies, discover and share local gastronomic treats that are truly world class.