Treat Yo' Self With These Cute Shopping Picks From Cebu-Based Shops

Or keep this list handy for when you need to buy gifts.

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(SPOT.ph) Living away from the capital, it’s easy to feel like we’ve missed out, especially when it comes to online shopping. Even with discount vouchers, those pesky shipping fees are hardly ever completely reduced to zero and can sometimes feel prohibitive for those of us who’d much rather stick to a budget. Not to worry, because we’ve found a dozen of Cebuano brands with the cutest products—perfect for gift options or simply rewarding yourself.

You can find something for you on this list of shopping finds in Cebu:

Cord Wrap Organizer (P350) from Maudern Leather

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If you’re the type who likes to keep everything neat and tidy, this cord wrap organizer from Maudern Leather is for you. They use vegan leather, so it won’t raise concerns from your animal-loving friends. Most of their products can be personalized with debossing up to nine letters.

For more information, visit Maudern Leather’s Instagram page or their Tiktok page.

Terrazzo Succulent Pot (P500) from Stone Palette

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Who hasn’t acquired at least one plant since the quarantine? Now you get to put it in a cute hand-painted pot from Stone Palette. This size is perfect for a desk-sized cactus, but they also have larger planters. You can even commission a portrait to spruce up your planter!

Secure a slot by contacting Stone Palette at 0917-7725-834. For more information, visit their Instagram page.  

Portable Cutlery Set (P250) from Grain

Cebu shopping finds: Portable Cutlery Set from Grain
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On the rare occasion you decide to eat out, a.k.a. takeout in your car, then skip the disposables and use your own flatware. Grain has a portable set made of Wheat Straw Plastic. “Using the leftover stalks after the grains have been harvested, the plastic is created by breaking down the cellulose in the wheat straw,” explained owner Cindy Gobel.

Grain is at Makers at Dear Paper, G/F Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City. For more information, visit their Instagram page or Dear Paper's website.

Postcards (P50 each) from Scream

Cebu shopping finds: Postcards from Scream
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Ditch those digital Zoom backgrounds—you can have a real cool wall when you decorate it with Scream's affordable and aesthetic posters, postcards, stickers, and more. You can either decorate your workspace's wall with these postcards or send a mail your friends you haven't seen in a long time.The artist who goes by the name Johanne is also open to custom work. 

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For more information, check Scream’s Instagram page or visit their Shopee page.  They’re also stocked at Makers at Dear Paper, G/F Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City. Selected items can be purchased on the Makers at Dear Paper website.

Charmaine Baking Trays from Ananas Home Concepts PH (P450)

For those who’ve picked up cooking and baking as a way to decompress, these baking trays from Ananas Home Concepts are it. They’re the right mix of retro and delicate without being precious. Just chuck them in the oven and you’re good to go.

For more information, send a message at Ananas Home Concepts’s Instagram page.

Bleu Catchall from Ume (P240)

Cebu shopping finds: Bleu Catchall from Ume
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If you need to have storage for your knick knacks or just want a pretty resin piece to admire, Ume has a lot of things in store for you. The Bleu Catchall in particular caught our attention with its delicate leaves and gold foil. Other pieces are more cheeky with a '90s touch. They're also open to custom orders.

For more information, visit Ume’s Instagram page.

Katarina Earrings (P550) from Noa

Cebu shopping finds: Katarina Earrings from Noa
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Local brand Noa is where you can find upcycled or repurposed jewelry. These stylish shell inlaid earrings are a steal—they can jazz up your look for a meeting even if it's just a video call. Plus, you can wear them in parties, for when gatherings are finally allowed again.

For more information, visit Noa's Facebook page.

Mother of Pearl Initial Disc Necklace (P350) from Pisces Jewelry

Cebu shopping finds: Mother of Pearl Initial Disc Necklace from Pisces Jewelry
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Personalized gifts are always especially thoughtful, and here's an option that you can get: pendant-and-necklace sets from Pisces Jewelry. These accessories are “hypoallergenic, tarnish resistant, and safe for sensitive skin,” so they’re meant to withstand daily use. 

For more information, visit Pisces Jewelry’s website. They ship nationwide, too. Select items are stocked at Makers at Dear Paper, G/F Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City, and can be purchased online on the Makers at Dear Paper's website

Mystic and White Dot Grid Notebook (P315/100 pages) from Dear Paper 

Cebu shopping finds: Mystic and White Dot Grid Notebook from Dear Paper
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If you love stationery and everything paper, then Dear Paper is one store you shouldn’t skip. They have everything from notepads to washi tape, as well as stickers to greeting cards. Astrology fans can take their pick from their Zodiac-inspired items like the Mystic and White Dot Grid Notebook. It also comes in an unlined version with a black cover.

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Dear Paper is at G/F Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City. Shop through their Dear Paper's website or their Shopee page

Tote Bags (P350 each) from Guhit

Cebu shopping finds: Tote Bags from Guhit
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Inspired by the outdoors, Guhit creates graphic tees, totes, and hats, and everything is made in Cebu. Apart from their cute designs, we're also all for their environmentally friendly messages on their totes. It's perfect for a socially distanced beach or bukid getaway.

Guhit is stocked at La Local, G/F The One, Torre de Santo Tomas Building, Sampaloc, Manila. For orders, message their Instagram page or their Facebook page.

100% Zero Waste Card Holder (P300) from Hub

Cebu shopping finds: 100% Zero Waste Card Holder from Hub
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Hub has biodegradable phone covers and card cases that are made from bamboo, wheat, and flax materials. Portions of their proceeds go to charities like For Our Farmers PH, Inc. to help send the farmers’ children to school. 

For more information, visit Hub’s website or their Instagram page

Magnetic Bookmark (P50) from The Intentional Artist

Cebu shopping finds: Magnetic Bookmark from The Intentional Artist
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Dani Yu, a young abstract painter from Cebu, goes by the monicker The Intentional Artist. Apart from her colorful magnetic bookmarks, you can also shop notebooks and magnet bottle openers sporting her colorful abstract designs. Yu also makes personalized notecards (P250/24 pieces) set atop one of her monochromatic works as well as paintings.

For more information, check The Intentional Artist’s Instagram page. Selected items are stocked at Makers at Dear Paper, G/F Bonifacio District, F. Cabahug Street, Kasambagan, Cebu City, and can be purchased on the Makers at Dear Paper website. . 

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