Love PH: Shop Local This Valentine's Day With These Unique Items From 10 Instagram Stores

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As the season of love approaches, we celebrate another love that we have—local finds! Surprise your special person with these awesome and unique finds from Instagram, sold by hardworking and talented Pinoy creators and entrepreneurs.

1. Aireescreates Design & Paperie Art (@aireescreates)

Website: linktr.ee/aireescreates

Available offline at: Common Room (Katipunan and Alabang Town Center)

Owner and founder Airees Rondain creates these creative, inspiring, and sustainable works that celebrates life. She makes use of different kinds of medium like water color, acrylic, and water-soluble crayons to create her pieces. She offers workshops for creative journaling and mixed media.

Our pick/s:

“Are We There Yet”- New ArtDori® with Gutsy Spine® (P420)
[Photo: shop.aireescreates.com]
“Goals”- New ArtDori® with Gutsy Spine® (P420)
[Photo: shop.aireescreates.com]
“Just Create” - New ArtDori® with Gutsy Spine® (P420)
[Photo: shop.aireescreates.com]

 

2. Comrade Leather Goods (@comradeleathergoods)

Website: comradeleathergoods.com

Available offline at: Common Room (Katipunan and Alabang Town Center), Commonthread (Power Plant Mall, Makati and Greenbelt Makati; Go Lokal (Robinsons Place Manila)

Is your special someone a fan of photography? Then this is the perfect find for him or her to show you care, and to show you have an eye for style, too. This local leather venture started when the owners couldn’t find any reasonably-priced leather straps in the market, so they decided to make their own. Apart from leather straps, they also sell passport holders and key holders.

Our pick/s:

Class Camera Strap in Coal (P1,500)
[Photo: comradeleathergoods.com]

 

3. K&K Personal Store (@knkpersonalstore)

Website: www.facebook.com/knkpersonalstore

Customize your gift with these beautiful home decor that boasts of minimalist designs with meticulously crafted detail. K&K Personal store believes in creating meaningful home decor that brings happiness in the space it occupies. Add some accent to your sweetheart's home or office space with their unique and custom pieces -- why not decorate the space with your initials or illustration?

Our pick/s:

Littera II (P1,000)
[Photo: facebook.com/knkpersonalstore]
Caddy Collection (P1,000-P3,100)
[Photo: facebook.com/knkpersonalstore]

 

4. Day Dream Republic (@daydreamrepublic)

Website: linktr.ee/daydreamrepublic

Available offline at: Hey Kessy, UP Town; Common Room, Katipunan; The Craft Central, Greenbelt 5; Cafe Mithi, Q.C; The Wander Space Cafe, QC

See your travel goals come true right before your eyes with these fun and elegant “Pin My Travel Maps.” The business is rooted in the idea of living your best life and going after your dreams -- and their products definitely are made for the traveller in you.

Our pick/s:

Personalized Pin My Travels (P1,700)
[Photo: .daydreamrepublic.com.ph]

 

5. Woodprints Manila (@woodprintsmanila)

Website: woodprintsmanila.com

Now, you can print or even custom design your own wooden products to send in your romantic messages. How awesome is that?

Our pick/s:

Personalized Signage (P1,200-P2,500)
[Photo: woodprintsmanila.com]

 

6. Kansis Made (@kansismade) 

E-mail: kansismade@gmail.com

Heavily influenced by industrial and rustic design, Kansis Made offers handmade items ranging from home and office decor, small furniture, signage, and other custom pieces using reclaimed wood. 

Our pick/s:

Perpetual Calendar, Reclaimed Wood (P2,299)
[Photo: facebook.com/kansismade]

 

7. Delante (@delanteph)

Surprise your loved one with a different take on roses! Specializing in personalized acrylic pieces including jewelry trays and laptop/tablet stands, Delante has come up with these gorgeous and elegant Valentine’s Day offerings.

Our pick/s:

Premium Flower Box (P3,500)
[Photo: facebook.com/DelantePH]
Deluxe Flower Box (P2,750)
[Photo: facebook.com/DelantePH]

 

 

8. Medium Rare (@mediumrareclothingph)

Website: www.facebook.com/mediumrareclothingph

Let your love speak through a shirt. Who doesn’t love a good statement tee? Design your own shirt by making your own witty statement or printing a shared secret joke for your SO to wear.

Sample Designs:

Someting fitting for your book geek SO (Shirts at P390 each)
[Photo: instagram.com/mediumrareclothingph]
For your bacon loving partner (Shirts at P390 each)
[Photo: instagram.com/mediumrareclothingph]

 

9. Blue Flame Jewelry (@blueflamejewelry)

Website: www.facebook.com/blueflamejewelry

Available offline at: Common Room (Alabang Town Center)

Knock yourself out with their handmade, rustic jewelry. It's the perfect surprise for your bae that loves to accessorize and look pretty on your date nights!

Sample Pieces:

Copper Plain Disc Earrings (Price uponinquiry)
[Photo: instagram.com/blueflamejewelry]
Number 8 Turquoise (Price upon inquiry)
[Photo: instagram.com/blueflamejewelry]

 

10. Mug Shop Manila (@mugshopmanila)

Website: www.mugshopmanila.com

Available offline at: Common Room (Katipunan and Alabang Town Center), Hey Kessy (UP Town Center), Gift Avenue Cafe (Gateway), Biblio (Ayala Cloverleaf, Ayala the 30th, and Feliz

Inspire your loved one every day with these hipster mugs. You also have the option of getting your own personalized mug so you can have the exact message you want printed on the mug. I magine your sweetheart sipping her fave coffee or tea at work and being reminded of you, of course, while at it.

Our pick/s:

Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do (P300)
[Photo: mugshopmanila.com]
Follow Your Dreams (P230)
[Photo: mugshopmanila.com]

 

 

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