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)
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.
2. Comrade Leather Goods (@comradeleathergoods)
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.
3. K&K Personal Store (@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?
4. Day Dream Republic (@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.
5. Woodprints Manila (@woodprintsmanila)
Now, you can print or even custom design your own wooden products to send in your romantic messages. How awesome is that?
6. Kansis Made (@kansismade)
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.
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.
8. Medium Rare (@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.
9. Blue Flame Jewelry (@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!
10. Mug Shop Manila (@mugshopmanila)
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.