10 Gift Ideas That You Can Shop From Small Businesses

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ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

(SPOT.ph) Who are we kidding: We know none of us are done with gift shopping even if Christmas is less than 10 days away. We already rounded up some great gifts for your parents and your S.O., but just in case you still have people to tick off your list, you might want to hit two birds with one stone and shop presents from small businesses—you'll be able to shop for your loved ones and support the livelihood of business owners. Not sure where to look? We got you.

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Shop these 10 Best Gift Ideas from these small businesses:

Seaglass Rings (P1,000 to P2,000) from Seaglass of San Juan

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These elegant rings are actually made from seaglass! The folks behind Seaglass of San Juan personally hand-pick all the seaglass in the shores of popular surf spot La Union. They turn the colorful seaglass they collect into these beautiful wearable creations that would make any jewelry enthusiast or ocean lover's day. They come in a variety of colors, you're sure to find one that'll suit your friend's personality. Not only are they elegant, they're earth-friendly, too!

Available online.

Mykonos Plates (P350) from Trilogy Living

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Perfect for "platitas," the Mykonos Plates from home brand Trilogy Living make a great addition to your friend’s growing tableware collection. These one-of-a-kind plates feature irregular edges that give it a chic undone look—it’s pretty artsy, if you ask us! The plates come in two gorgeous colors: Bone (off-white) and Stone (ash gray). You can even get it with matching Mykonos Bowls if you’re feeling generous!

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Double-Walled Vacuum Insulated Tumblers (P1,500) from Hydrofied

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Hydrofied's double-walled tumblers come in the prettiest colors, making it the perfect gift for people who have a tumbler obsession and love all things pastel! Each tumbler can hold up to 32oz and can keep your drink ice-cold for up to 24 hours. You can also use the tumblers for hot drinks—they can keep your beverage steaming hot for up to 12 hours. The water bottles are designed not to fade and are built to last, too. You can also throw in a protective boot for an additional P200. Plus, you can make it extra special and have it customized with artwork for an additional P850!

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The Basic Waffle Set (P650) from Dreams for Breakfast

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Know someone who’s working on sprucing up their workspace at home? This mini pegboard from Dreams for Breakfast is one way to keep things looking cute and #aesthetic! It comes in a variety of colors—take your pick from Blush, Nimbus, Sea Glass, Mustard, Sage, Rust, Purple, Navy, Teal, Nude, Forest, and Cherry. The Basic Waffle Set includes a Waffle pegboard, five metal hooks, five wooden hooks, a dowel stand, and a canvas pouch. Its compact size is perfect for small spaces!

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"Amoy Jowa" Candle (P249/tin can sampler; P399/amber glass) from Amoy Ano?

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Here’s the perfect gift for all your single friends: Amoy Ano? Is a local brand that creates hand-poured candles inspired by the scent of, well, a jowa. The “Amoy Jowa” Candle has a soothing bergamot scent with a touch of floral and citrus—fresh and clean, like your imaginary S.O. just got out of the shower. Who needs a warm body to cuddle with when you can light up this candle and unwind on your own? Your single friends will thank you for this one!

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4mm Yoga Mat (P3,999) from Prana Manila

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Prana Manila's gorgeous yoga mats will make any yogi look forward to every practice even more! The 4mm mats are earth-friendly and are made from natural rubber tree with a highly absorbent microfiber suede top, making it the perfect workout buddy for any type of sweat sesh—be it yoga, HIIT, simple mat exercises, et cetera. They come in four lovely designs that'll help you find your peace. 

Available online.

Kubyertos (P149/set) and Salong - Weaved Banig Placemat (P30/each) from Kultura Klasika

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Going through a tableware phase? We're pretty sure your friends are, too! Kultura Klasika is where you can score budget-friendly homeware that's perfect for those who are into the native or wooden aesthetic. They have wooden cutlery that you can get for only P149 per set and some woven placemats which you can get for P30 each (minimum three pieces)—not bad, if you ask us!

Available online.

Dog Leash (P1,110) and Collar (P880 to P980) from Sancha Manila

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Perfect for your furry friends (or friends with furbabies), Sancha Manila is where you can get ethically made dog leashes featuring weaves hand-woven by local weavers—not only will your pets look super cute in these colorful collars, you're also supporting the livelihood of their partner weavers. Their Classic Collection features weaves from the Cordillera region, so the leashes feature Kalinga fabric stitched into deep chestnut brown leather with nobuck inner lining to provide comfort for your four-legged friends. 

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Mini Plant Cozies (P280/each) from Lauren and Sophia Home

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Here's a cute gift idea for your friends turned plant parents: These adorable plant holders from Lauren and Sophia Home come in #aesthetic designs that'll fit right into your friend's urban jungle. Best part? They're all less than P300! They come in a variety of cute prints and colors so you're sure to find one that'll suit your pal's taste.

Available online.

Laptop Mats (P480/each) from Tali Ti Amianan

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Tali Ti Amianan sells laptop mats that you can personalize with names, making it a great gift idea especially for friends who are working from home. Each piece comes with a belt, making it more compact so you can bring it with you whenever you have to work somewhere else. Also, we love the variety of color choices!

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