5 Filipino-Owned Businesses Perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifts

By: Cris Aguasvivas
02/11/2024
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Valentine’s Day, the best time to spoil your loved ones with special gifts, is just around the corner! One way to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day is by exploring unique gifts from Filipino-owned businesses. From beauty products to handmade jewelry, EnVi compiled a list that offers choices for finding the best gift for your partners, friends, or family ahead of February 14.

Filipinta

Amplify your partner’s beauty with Filipinta beauty products. Whether you’re interested in a curated box set or a singular product, the plethora of options gives you room to explore and find something new to try. Offering a selection of eyeshadow palettes, lip glosses, and candles, Hana K — the creator of the brand — aims to hone in on Filipino culture by creating products that are inspired by Filipino foods, sauces, and candies. A perfect product for Valentine’s Day is the “Harana Collection,” which is available to order now. The “Harana Collection” box set celebrates the dying tradition of Harana, the art of serenading the person you love. Why not show your love by gifting this set made with compassion? 

Kandelita 

Spice up the mood on your Valentine’s evening with some delicious scented candles by Kandelita. All products are hand-made by Ashley, who creates soy scented candles, perfumes, and wax melts that aim to recreate nostalgic Asian flavors. She recently released the brand’s new “Lavender Milk Tea” candle just in time for Valentine’s Day — the warm pacifying floral and milk fragrances combine to help you feel relaxed. If candles don’t suit your taste, consider opting for a perfume version of your favorite scent. Regardless of the medium, Kandelita offers the perfect olfactory gift for this season. 

Loreerosequartz

For lovers of all things crystal, loreerosequartz offers a wide selection of handmade crystal jewelry. All pieces are designed by Loree Rose, who combines her interest in crystals, her Filipina heritage, and her interest in pop culture and anime to fashion unique products. Check out the “Peachy Pantone Araw” necklace, which has a peach pink color that emanates a Valentine’s Day feel. The “Crystal Donut Necklaces,” which come in an array of colors, serve as a holiday-appropriate option as well. Channel Valentine’s Day love by gifting one of these enchanting crystal pieces to a friend or partner. 

Cambio & Co. 

Cambio & Co. has ethically-made jewelry and bags crafted by local Filipino designers and artisans for those contemplating a higher-end purchase. Cambio & Co. focuses on bringing the work of their dedicated Filipino artisans to a widespread platform. The brand’s products have a minimalistic look that is enhanced with a flare of culture. Take a look at their “Sampaguita Minimalist Pendant Necklace,” a flower pendant that symbolizes love and devotion. You can also check out Cambio & Co.’s curated list of their best selling products for Valentine’s Day for more ideas! 

Bongga Co. 

For those looking for something more casual and budget-friendly, Bongga Co. has a variety of cute everyday items. Bongga Co. is a Filipina women-owned brand that works to promote positivity. They spread good vibes by writing positive sayings on sweatshirts, t-shirts, tote bags, and cups. We recommend the “We Got This” glass cup, a cute yet simple gift for any coffee lover. 

Even if you don’t have a special someone to spend this Valentine’s Day with, take charge and pamper yourself with something nice!

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