Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

GIFT IDEAS FOR FILIPINO TRAVELERS

12/17/2018



Happy holidays! It seems like everyone is on the holiday rush. We are in the busiest time of the year-- malls are always packed and queues in the counters are very long. Us Filipinos, we show our love and appreciation through gift-giving. It also says, 'I remembered you this Christmas and I wish you and your family a happy holiday.' This gift-giving developed as our Christmas tradition.

We still have a couple of days before Christmas, so don't you fret! This post is for anyone who loves to travel, whether it's for your parents, girlfriend or even for yourself, here are some ideas to make that wanderlust-filled loved one be excited about your gift. Trust me, you can't go wrong with any of these!

1. Travel Planner by Where To Next




Where To Next is a community showcasing beautiful photos, each sharing a story behind it. According to the founders, Ayen dela Torre and Rachel Halili, "Travel for us is no longer the desired end. It is just the means for us to connect, to create, and change people through our art. It serves as a reminder that our life is in a constant motion, some things will happen to us regardless of what we do, but for the things we have control over, we have to grab it by the reins and evolve with it. We hope that in our little ways, through our products and events, we can help you realize that too."

Their travel planner, WTN Planner 2019: Find Your Tribe, is a carefully crafted planner perfect for any traveler. Inside is a bucket list, packing list, dateless monthly and weekly pages, 2019-2020 calendars, and much more. Did you know that for every planner purchased, 10% of the profit will go their projects for the Aeta communities in Yangil & Botolan, Zambales. Learn more about their stories and planners here.




Shop the planner here.
Follow them on Instagram: @wtn_wheretonext
Like them on Facebook: /wheretonextph

2. Luggage by Love123byCamille


Camille Gayoso of Love123byCamille is a Filipina entrepreneur who originally offered personalized design of luggage and later on supplies her own line. I had the opportunity to collaborate with her in a giveaway. Learn more about it here.

Her idea of personalizing a luggage is perfect when waiting at the baggage claim, this way, it would be easy to spot as well as prevent loss. Her products ranges from 1200PHP to 4000PHP (different sizes and colors) This holiday season, she is hosting giveaways, raffles and sales! Check out her Instagram account for more info.




Shop the luggage here.
Follow them on Instagram: @love123bycamille
Like them on Facebook: /love123bycamille 

3. Beach Roundies and Scratch Maps by Must Haves By Marcael





Must Haves by Marcael is a side business of Cath. She felt the need to channel her extra energy and time to something worthwhile. She started selling things she love and need-- scratch maps, roundies, wax seal stamps and pepper sprays. She believe that is how buyers' satisfaction are achieved since these things are also her personal must-haves.

The beach roundies and scratch maps are definitely a must-haves. The colorful roundies can also complement your beach OOTDs while the scratch maps are definitely for travel goals this 2019. These two trendy products would surely make any traveler's getaway an ideal one!


Shop the products here.
Follow them on Instagram: @musthavesbymarcael
Like them on Facebook: /musthavesbymarcael

4. Customized swimwear by Hodge Podge MNL




We love all things personalized, unique and we can call out 'this is so me!'. Another must-have for your beach OOTD is a swimsuit that flawlessly feature your beautiful body!

Hodgepodgemnl started with the struggle of finding a swimsuit that fits since S, M, L, don’t really fit perfectly for everyone. Their brand has been empowering women in all shapes and sizes. This way, everyone can feel confidently beautiful in a swimsuit. All their designs are custom made. Designs either depends on what the client wants, or follows the current trends, like the tube top high waist swimsuit.





Shop their swimsuits here.
Follow them on Instagram: @hodgepodgemnl
Like them on Facebook: /hodgepodgeswimwear

5. Passport holder and 
Camera casing by Kuero Krafts




Kuero Krafts is a local online shop perfect for personalizing your passport holders, camera casings and more. Their products are classy, sleek, minimalist, and customized based on your liking. Here's another good thing about it-- its made of leather. A perfect gift for him and even for her!

They started everything last year and officially went online last April 2018. They started with customizing and re-skinning camera cases and other products until they decided to make their own lighter holders, bags, bi-fold wallets and their best-selling passport holders. Their passport holders are perfect for any traveler and includes a pouch when shipped within Metro Manila.




Shop the passport holder here.
Kuero Krafts Instagram Page: @kuerokrafts
Kuero Krafts Facebook Page: /kuerokrafts

I hope these ideas are useful! These gifts would surely make anyone's 2019 travel goals a good one. Everything in this post is Filipina-made so let's support local! What gifts are you hoping for this Christmas?

SHARING IS CARING! PIN IT!

FOOTNOTES:

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40 comments

  1. Those bikinis are adorable! I hope they're available other places too. I would love to buy the first one for myself!

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    1. You should contact Hodge Podge Mnl! I believe they can have it shipped anywhere. If not, you can still try to encourage her to do so. :)

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  2. Cute list! I really like the passport holders. I've never actually used a passport holder before, but considered it. Solid list, IMO, for the Filipino traveler! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Great traveler gifts and just in time for holidays. I wanted one for myself, especially the planner and the passport holder. I hope I can have one.

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    1. Where To Next planners can be ship as well. Maybe if you contact these shop they will ship these items to you. :) good luck!

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  4. Very nice list! I have been dying to get a scratch map but I can't find one in my country. Funnily enough, the only person I know who owns one is Filipino.

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    1. That is so nice to hear. :) Maybe you can ask where he/she bought it and find one as well.

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  5. Luggage is always a great gift for any traveler! Our boys are getting their first suitcases of their very own for Christmas this year!

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  6. the personalized luggage is such a cute idea. At least you will never confuse it with other luggage. love this list.

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  7. Nice list of gifts for travelers! Love the idea of having personalized luggage as well :) And thanks for reminding I need to buy some new swimwear asap ;)

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    1. Summer is just around the corner here in the Philippines, you should get one with Hodge Podge Mnl if you're visiting. :)

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  8. Love the custom bathing suits -- and how they aren't super flashy but look comfortable and simple. I've been wanting to get myself a passport holder so it's easier to find. I did get myself a scratch-off map and that's inspired me to keep going to countries. But also maybe a little too much lol

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  9. I love those swim wears. Also love the idea of customized luggage. Good collection of gifts for travellers.

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  10. This is perfect gift idea for anyone. The journals is my weakness I enjoy all my travel gear. It’s a joy to me to look at my suitcases because it reminds me sverywhere I’ve been.

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  11. Personalized gifts are the best gifts I believe. I would like a scratch map, looks interesting! Feel free to gift me one come Christmas. Haha

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  12. Great ideas for traveler gifts. I have the passport holder and it's an amazing gift to give someone who loves to travel!

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  13. I am loving the choices on this :) I am thinking of buying a few for myself.

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  14. I read recently that Christmas is celebrated for longer in the Philippines than anywhere else in the world - from September to January!! You guys sure know how to do it in style :) as soon as we heard that we said "we need to go to the Philippines for Christmas next year". If we actually do it, I'll keep this article saved so we will know what to get for our new friends!

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    1. Yay! You should! Hope you can message me (hopefully not anonymously this time haha) and I can suggest the places to visit and food to eat during Christmas season.

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  15. I loved all your ideas for travelers and it would make really a great gifting options. Passport holder is really very useful and I would go for it. Personalized Luggage is also another good option.

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  16. I loved all your gift ideas. Would really appreciate a travel planner from someone:D

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  17. Lovely gift ideas for the travelers! I would love to have a passport holder and a scratch map for myself :) I've suggested the same to my friends ;)

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  18. HOnestly, first I thought, no, not another post about gifts full of affiliate links and no original ideas - but, hey, this one is actually different! There is some really original stuff like the WTN-planner that looks very artsy or the leather covers - really nice!

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    1. Well us Filipinos, we wanna try to find a thing or two and turn it into something better or unique. :) Thank you!

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  19. Great gift ideas! Getting a personalised luggage would feel so special and luxurious! I also love a good passport cover to protect the most important travel belonging!

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  20. Nice lift of gifts. I love the scratch map, that's a great gift idea for a traveller.

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  21. Oh I love the Where To Next travel planner. I bought 2 of those a year ago and gave it to my cousin who loves it too. Checking out those other products. Love supporting Filipino businesses.

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    1. Wow! Aren't their planners stylish and beautiful! Thanks for supporting local Filipino products. :)

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  22. Haha lived in the Philippines for a bit, so wish I could snag some of these for my travel-hungry Filipino friends. Thanks for the gift inspiration.

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    1. I like how you said travel-hungry =)) We really do like to travel <3

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  23. omg those Hodge Podge suits are absolutely gorgeous! and I'm super picky with swimwear so this is a big thing for me to say but i think i would actually wear ALL of those designs!!

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  24. The Where to Next planner looks amazing! I'm not in the Philippines but just clicked through and can see that they're sold worldwide on Amazon so I may have to invest after Christmas!

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    1. Yey! Good to hear about that. :) Hope you like it!

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  25. Personalised gifts are really good christmas ideas! A scratch off travel map I think is a nice idea, and cheap!

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  26. Loved reading about your adventures there. Quite an honest post thanks for sharing. This is the kind of experience I always aim at having.

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    1. Thanks Nitasha. :) I hope you continue reading my future posts too! xx

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  27. I love the idea of these gifts for Filipino travelers, well, I'm a Filipina too. But I would love to have that passport holder it looks really cool.

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    1. Hi Alexi! It's nice to hear that from a fellow Filipina. You should check out Kuero Krafts then. :) Hope we can collab in the future. <3

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