15 Handmade Christmas Gifts Under P500 That Are Too Cute to Regift

All made in Cebu!

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(SPOT.ph) There is a lot of thought that goes into handmade gifts; compared to store-bought ones, they just make the whole experience of giving even more special than it already is. Throw in the fact that the maker behind the product is someone from your very own community, and it becomes all the more meaningful. Patronizing small businesses also means you get to skip the Christmas rush in the mall because you can easily browse through their products on their website or on social media channels. If you’re still racking your brain on what to give your family and friends, here are 15 handmade gift options made and produced in Cebu.

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Prep for the holiday gift-giving with these cool items from gift shops in Cebu:

Weekly Planner (P350) from Dear Paper

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Planners are a great gift for busy friends with a timeline of their own. For some, it’s even therapeutic to list everything you have to do to mentally prepare you for the week ahead. The minimalist, A5-sized planner by *Dear Paper* comes undated so you can quickly jot down your to-dos for a busy week any time of the year.

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Dear Paper is at Bonifacio District and Faustina Center, F. Cabahug Street, Cebu City. For more information, contact 0927-886-6866 or check out their Instagram page.

Flora Necklace (P250) from Pour and Cure

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PHOTO Courtesy of Pour and Cure

Pour and Cure turns memories into wearable pieces by handcrafting something precious like a DNA keepsake—think an umbilical cord or a few strands of baby hair encased in resin so you can carry it around with you as a memento. They craft all kinds of  beautiful things—coasters, keychains, picture frames, and the like—but if you’re eyeing their jewelry, the Flora Necklace (P250) is a bestseller. Its pendant design is made unique, which means no two are exactly the same. The pendant features dried flowers and leaves encased in resin, preserving them and keeping them forever beautiful. 

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Pour and Cure products are available for delivery from Jagobiao, Mandaue City, and Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City. For more information, contact 0915-783-6230 or check out their Instagram page.

Polymer Clay Earrings (starts at P199) from Classy Clay

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When you buy polymer clay earrings from Classy Clay, you are guaranteed that no two pairs are exactly alike because each is thoughtfully designed and crafted by hand. Available in all colors, shapes, and sizes, their various styles are great for any occasion. Their selection ranges from monstera-inspired danglers, stacked half-moon drop earrings, to daisies with delicate leaf accents.

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Classy Clay has a pop-up booth at The Outlets at Pueblo Verde in MEZ II, Lapu-Lapu City. You can order online through their Instagram or Shopee pages.

Customizable wooden dolls (starts at P190/pair) from Wudiis

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If you like giving gifts made especially for a specific person, check out Wudiis’ wooden peg dolls. They start at P190 a pair, but we suggest springing for a hand-painted, customized piece for P490. You can have the wooden dolls made to look just like the person receiving them.

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Wudiis is available online and at Makers by Dear Paper, Bonifacio District and Faustina Center, F. Cabahug Street, Mabolo, Cebu City. For more information, contact 0966-4659-607.

Scented candles (starts at P225) from Wax Candles Cebu

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PHOTO Courtesy of Wax Candles Cebu

Soy candles from Wax Candles Cebu are eco-friendly, hand-poured, and come in a variety of scents such as White Tea & Ginger, Clean Sheets, and Coffee Vanilla—you can pick out one that you know a loved one would totally appreciate. You can choose from candles cased in travel tins clear jars, and amber jars. 

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Wax Candles Cebu has a stall at Cebu Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of Marco Polo Cebu in Lahug, Cebu City. For more information, check out their Instagram page.

Wooden helicopter toy (P450) from Seed Studio Toys

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The wooden helicopter toy from Seed Studio Toys is eco-friendly, locally handcrafted, and made from natural, untreated wood, which means they are free from any chemical treatments. Seed Studio Toys also has a variety of wooden toys you can choose from, including the biplane and the dump truck.

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Seed Studio Toys can be delivered from Banilad, Cebu City. For more information, contact 09328864390 or check out their Instagram page.

Crochet tops (starts at P350) from Cebu Crocheteria

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PHOTO BY Courtesy of Cebu Crocheteria

They say that the best thing about living in the Philippines is that it’s basically summer all year round. Even in December, it’s perfectly acceptable to go to the beach and wear crochet bikini tops. Cebu Crocheteria specializes in creating and designing crocheted tops with a simple bra-like design. Their prices start at P350 and vary depending on design and size. They even accept customized orders!  

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Cebu Crocheteria can deliver to Mandaue City and Cebu City. For more information, contact 09752576184 or check out their Etsy page or their Instagram page.

Coasters (starts at P240) from Everything Mutters

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It’s the small things that complete a tablescape. Whether you’re going for something rustic, modern, or even something more natural,  Everything Mutters crafts drink coasters using rustic wood, cement, handwoven lace, and marble to help you achieve the motif you are going for. Their coaster sets of two start at P240 while their sets of four start at P400. 

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Everything Mutters products are sold at Makers by Dear Paper,  Bonifacio District and Faustina Center, F. Cabahug Street, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu. For more information, contact 09177033033 or check out their Instagram page.

Handpainted Pots (starts at P199) from Project Create

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If you know someone who has a green thumb and has a knack for being extra, a pot made in Liloan from Project Create is bound to make a great Christmas gift for them. Project Create is a true advocate for local brands by providing a platform for them to showcase their talent and passion in physical spaces. You can find more of the products and brands under their umbrella in Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

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Project Create is at 2F Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Sergio Osmeña Jr. Boulevard, Cebu City. For more information, contact 09184591970 or check out their Instagram page.

Flats (starts at P430) from Vestia Cebu

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Vestia Cebu has strappy sandals that elongate your legs. And in a vertically challenged economy like ours, who wouldn’t want that? Their flats (start at P430) come in a wide range of designs, but we got our eye on the nude ones that’ll pair with everything in our closets.

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Vestia Cebu is at the Holidaze Pop-up Market in Il Corso, City di Mare, South Road Properties, Cebu South Coastal Road, Cebu City, and Project Create, 2F Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Sergio Osmeña Jr. Boulevard, Cebu City. For more information, contact 0992386507 or check out their Instagram page.

Notebooks (P250) from The Intentional Artist

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Art doesn’t stop at the gallery. It’s something that should be appreciated and seen wherever and whenever. This Christmas, share the gift of art in the form of stationery. Whether you’re writing or sketching, the Abstract Notebooks (P250) from The Intentional Artist keep the creative juices flowing. Seeing her art inspires you to want to create as well. The splashes of color look great on bookmarks (P50) and pocket notebooks (P75), too!

The Intentional Artist products are sold at Makers by Dear Paper, Bonifacio District and Faustina Center, F. Cabahug Street, Mabolo, Cebu City, Cebu. For more information, contact 09176599380 or check out their Instagram page.

Room spray (P140) from Marfil

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People who spend a lot of time at home understand that personal spaces are an investment. The better a room looks, the calmer you feel inside. Room sprays from Marfil cost P140 for 50 milliliters, and they even have different scents such as Peaceful Slumber, Sunday Morning, and Boudoir. Aside from their room sprays, Marfil also offers other self-care products such as scented candles and face masks. Their products are all ethically and renewably sourced, non-toxic, and recyclable.

Marfil products are located at Saint Michael Road, Banilad, Cebu City. For more information, contact 09454354349 or check out their Instagram page.

Handmade artisan soaps (starts at P100) from Barefoot and Bubbly Crafts

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Barefoot and Bubbly Crafts’s products don’t just look pretty, they smell amazing too. This local brand makes artisanal soaps using the cold process method, and their designs are mostly inspired by nature, food, or even colors. They also offer shampoo and conditioner bars and bath bombs. Prices start at P100.

Barefoot and Bubbly Crafts has a stall in Cebu Farmer’s Market in the parking lot of Marco Polo Cebu in Lahug, Cebu City. For more information, check out their Instagram page. 

Crochet Bucket Hats (starts at P425) from Cait’s Crochets

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Crochet is one of those pandemic hobbies that really stuck—thankfully—and it’s exciting to see what crocheters can make out of a piece of yarn. Cait’s Crochets sell crochet bucket hats in funky colors with pretty appliques. If you just want one with a flower on it, you can get it for P425. Cait’s also has designs you can choose from—the Sunflower Bucket Hat, Sky Bucket Hat, and Daisy Bucket Hat, which cost P450 each. They even have matching bags for their buckets hats for a quirky coordinated look!

Cait’s Crochets deliver their products from Barangay Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City. For more information, check out their Instagram page.

Leather Gift Sets (starts at P195) from Crafted by QKC

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Crafted by QKC cuts and stitches synthetic leather into storage cases to protect and personalize the small things you use everyday. They have gift bundles that include new-normal essentials such as mask keepers and alcohol spray bottles. Set A has these two items for only P195, while Set B (P265) includes those plus a coin purse, a keychain, a pen case, or a tissue holder. The best part—they come in a wide range of colors! Add on P30 for a box and ribbon and your gift is wrapped and ready for the Christmas season. 

Crafted by QKC deliver their products from Cabancalan, Mandaue City. For more information, contact 0906-219-7808 or visit their Instagram page.

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