Check out these fine Filipino pieces to give this Christmas

As Filipino crafts go virtual, it is just right to put our culture at the center of our holiday gift-giving. And if you’re still on the hunt for that perfect present, you’re in luck as products of MaArte Fair exhibitors are now available in Zalora Philippines.

The MaArte Fair is all about supporting local businesses, augmenting the fundraising efforts of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (MFPI), and ultimately the foundation’s main beneficiary, the National Museum of the Philippines. This holiday season, with its new “venue,” patrons are guaranteed to have the same MaArte experience, only made safer and convenient.

“Supporters of the MaArte Fair and the MFPI will be happy to know that more of their favorite exhibitors have joined since MaArte @ ZALORA went online last October,” says MFPI President Albert Avellana. “
”Therems more reason to revisit the flagship store, as more exhibitors mean much more variety and bandetter chances of finding that special and unique Christmas gift for your friends loved ones.”

From jewelry to fashion to home decor here are some of the artisanal products you should add to your cart from MaArte @ ZALORA.

Lounging around the Christmas tree 

Dressing up for at-home or virtual celebrations can be glamorous and chill at the same time. Gift the lovely ladies of your life with this dainty, fit-for-WFH frock by Wear Your Culture or the luxe sleepwear from Antukin Sleepwear.

WYC’s Ann Puff Sleeve Dress
Antukin’s The Leila

Totes of Christmas

Filipino-made bags aren’t just good investment gifts, they are also imbued with culture thanks to heritage techniques and traditional textiles applied to them. Pieces like Aranaz’s Martina clutch and T’nalak Clear Fringe Tote by Coco & Tres are great examples.

Aranaz’s Martina clutch
T’nalak Clear Fringe Tote by Coco & Tres

For the merry gentlemen

You could never go wrong with giving accessories and timepieces to the gents. Ibarra Watches by Nico Moreno’s 38mm Mariano Automatic Dress Watch in Rose Gold is versatile and has a timeless vintage look. While Siklo’s Bakoko weather-proof backpack is fit for the active kind.

Nico Moreno’s 38mm Mariano Automatic Dress Watch in Rose Gold from Ibarra Watches
Siklo’s Bakoko backpack

Put it in writing

Put your best wishes for your loved ones with these Pika Pika Cards. Because nothing could be more sweeter than a handwritten letter as a gift for the holiday. 

Pika Pika cards set

Bringing joy to the home

This year calls for more purposeful gifting, which means giving presents that spark joy, are functional, and for a good cause. WHIMSY by Silay Export trays are beautiful and can be used in many ways, such as desk or accessories organizer. Beyond Borders’ the Throw is a perfect gift item not just for individuals, but also the entire family. The Throw can be used in multiple ways: as a picnic or beach blanket, for snuggling under while watching movies at home, as a play mat, and for lounging in the garden. 

WHIMSY by Silay Export tray
Beyond Borders’ the Throw

Let your holidays sparkly 

There’s nothing like a bit of sparkle to brighten up one’s holidays. Tim Tam Ong’s pearl creolla earrings are elegant and classic. If it’s a statement piece you’re looking to give this Christmas, TdLG by Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez has the Pauline Choker, which comes in three varied color combinations. 

Tim Tam Ong’s pearl creolla earrings
TdLG by Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez has the Pauline Choker

MaArte @ ZALORA runs till Dec. 31. Visit or download the ZALORA app, available on iOS and Android.

Source: Manila Bulletin (