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By Shen Mascariñas
There’s a beautiful quote that sums up why you should go local—“when you support small business, you’re supporting a dream”. And those dreams are from fellow Pinoys, putting their hearts and souls into making world-class products.
It’ll send butterflies in your belly witnessing brave, talented entrepreneurs earn victories with your purchases—butterflies that will flutter in your loved ones, too, as soon as they open your local, artisan gifts.
Here are gr8 homegrown brands to get you started!
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Your audiophile, travel-junkie friends will squeal in delight upon seeing your picks from Atom. They have a great selection of lightweight, yet durable speakers—ranging from tiny to medium-sized and sleek to retro. There’s even one that doubles as a power bank!
Simoy ng Haraya
Simoy ng Haraya offers proudly-Pinoy perfumes, home sprays and soaps with wonderful-sounding names like Alon, Tiwala, and Alaala. Their perfume bottles come with a tanaga by poet Angelo V. Suarez, which is a traditional Filipino four-line poem.
Anika’s high-quality pieces are designed and made locally. It’s for those who have a laidback, understated style with just a touch of femininity. Most of the clothing at Anika are plain with cute details found in buttons, buckles or in the cut—making it very versatile and as the brand says, “infinitely wearable”.
Anika also sells unique ear danglers that you won’t find anywhere else.
The Gentleman Project
Deck the special men in your life with some classy bling this Christmas. Do so without going completely broke with The Gentleman Project’s affordable, topnotch watches and bracelets.