Uniquely Filipino Souvenirs

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Those looking for unique local souvenirs to bring home will find that the Philippines has lots to offer. These items are a great representation of the Philippines’ rich history and vibrant culture.

Abaca basket/coaster/placemat/napkin

Abanico

Hand-held fan

Antique wooden figurines of saints

ARTWORK T-shirts

Bamboo chest/baul

Banig products

Bag, mat, placemat

Photo: Philippines Tourism Promotions Board

Barong Tagalog

Hand-embroidered shirt for men traditionally made from pineapple leaf fibres

A good gift for guys is the Barong Tagalog which typically features intricate embroidery
Photo: aodaodaodaod/Shutterstock

Barrel man doll

Baskets made from bamboo, rattan, nipa

Bottle craft

Brassware

Capiz shell products

Choc-Nut spread and candy

Coconut snacks

Cloud 9 candy

Clutch made from pandan/buntal/snakeskin

Dried mangoes

Festive mask

Kubing

Traditional musical instrument – jaw harp made from bamboo

Lambanog

Coconut wine

Pastillas de Leche

Swee creamy milk candy

Pearls and pearl jewellery

Philippine coffee

Barako, Alamid or civet coffee

Philippine tea tree/Fukien tea tree/carmona retusa tea

Piaya

Flat unleavened bread filled with muscovado sugar or flavours like purple yam, mango and rum

Pili nuts

Pina cloth

Polvoron

Filipino-style crumbly shortbread

Pottery

Salakot

Woven conical hats

Seashells and shell crafts

Sungka board & shells

Traditional count and capture game played on a solid wooden block with two rows of seven circular holes and two large holes at both ends

Tanduay rum

Tikog slippers

Toy/mini jeepney

Ube jam

Purple yam jam

Wooden items

Cutlery, plates, bowls, trays, figurines, sculptures