45 Fantastic Filipino Gifts For People Who Love The Philippines

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With 45 unique Filipino gifts in this article, you can surely find something for the Philippines-obsessed person in your life. Personally, I found the geometric wooden map to be one of the best Philippines gifts on this list (see number 20).

Although, the absolute best gift is, of course, a trip to the Philippines. But don’t worry if that’s slightly above your budget, you will find 45 cool and affordable Philippines gift ideas below!

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#1 Filipino food gifts: sauces

Three Filipino sauces
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you are looking for Filipino food gifts, you came to the right place! You will find plenty of delicious Filipino food gifts in today’s post, check out #18, 21, 25, 30, and 34!

This sauce trio is the best gift for a Filipino food lover who is a lazy cook. All they have to do is open one of the three bottles and add a bit of the sauce to create a delicious Filipino taste. The trio includes the three most famous Filipino dishes: kare-kare, adobo, and caldereta.




#2 Coocnut fiber planters

Planters in the shape of dogs
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Did you know that the Philippines is the third-largest producer of coconuts in the world? No wonder you can find a lot of souvenirs from coconut fiber in the Philippines.

My favorites were these planters that are handmade from sustainable coconut fiber by Filipino artisans.




#3 Traditional Philippine game: sungka

Sungka board game

If you are looking for traditional Filipino gifts for board game lovers, you have to buy sungka! Sungka is a two-player mathematical thinking game. Check out the full explanation on Kami.

I included a foldable sunga board as well as a regular one. Personally, I think the regular one looks better, but for a traveler, the foldable one is definitely more practical.




#4 Map of the Phillippines

Vintage map of the Philippines

Travel lovers always love maps, and Philippine lovers are no exception to that.

If you are looking for Philippines gifts for history buffs, then the 1734 vintage map of the Philippines is a great gift idea.

If you are looking for gifts for someone who prefers a current map of the Philippines, the colorful artistic map or the map on a tin plate might be a better alternative.

Or check #20 for another beautiful map-related gift.




#5 Jeepney wall art

Jeepney canvas

Jeepneys are the iconic public transport buses from the Philippines, they are such a big thing that I couldn’t not include them on this list. So if you need traditional Filipino gifts, then this three-panel canvas of the famous jeepney is the perfect gift.




#6 Philippines martial arts courses

Man jumping in the air
Photo by Charlein Gracia on Unsplash

Kali is a super popular form of Philippine martial arts, so if you are looking for Philippines gift ideas for sporty people, an online kali course is a perfect gift.

For more gifts for sporty people, check out number #13.




#7 Philippine-themed hoodie

Hoodie with the flag of the Philippines

This hoodie is the perfect gift for Filipinos who moved to a place where it gets a lot colder than in the Philippines (which is pretty much anywhere).




#8 Philippines-themed phone case

Phone case with map of the Philippines
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Phone cases are also super practical Filipino gifts for anyone who want to protect their precious phone in style. I loved the phone case with a colorful map of the Philippines, but there are over 400 different designs on Zazzle, so you can surely find something for the recipient of your gift.

Oh, the only important thing to know is that Zazzle only provides cases for iPhones and Samsungs.




#9 Philippines family sign

Family name sign
Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for Filipino gifts for families that moved elsewhere, this family sign with the Philippine flag is the perfect gift.




#10 Palawan jigsaw puzzle

Palawan jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are perfect gifts for travelers at home, and this one of Palawan is perfect for someone who loves the Philippines.

Check out the jigsaw puzzle gift guide for more inspiration.




#11 Flip flops with the Philippine flag

Flip flops with the Philippines flag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Flip flops are very practical at sunny destinations such as the Philippines, so if you need practical Philippines gift ideas, these flip flops with the flag of the Philippines are the perfect gift.




Filipino gifts for mid-budgets

#12 Filipino language course

Filipino basic course

A Filipino language course is one of the best Philippines gifts for people who travel to the Philippines frequently and who love to communicate with the locals in their native language. Although, there are over 120 languages in The Philippines, English, and Filipino (or Tagalog) are the official languages.

So check out Udemy for online Filipino courses, or check out the book on Amazon.

For a cheaper Filipino language gift idea, head over to #31.




#13 Philippines gifts for basketball fans

Two people wearing Filipinas shirts
Photo courtesy of Redbubble

If you need more Philippines gift ideas for sporty people, perhaps something related to the Philippine national basketball team (Gilas Filipinas) is what you need, since basketball is the number one sport in the Philippines.




#14 Philippines gifts: passport cover

Passport cover with skyline of Cebu
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The 50 different Philippine-themed passport covers on Zazzle all make super practical Philippines gift ideas for travelers. I quite like the Cebu city skyline cover, but if the recipient doesn’t like Cebu, there are plenty more options on Zazzle to choose from.




#15 Philippines travel guides

The rough guide to the Philippines

The rough guide to the Philippines

The rough guides are beautiful and informative travel guides for all sorts of travelers.


Lonely Planet: Philippines

Lonely Planet: Philippines

If you are looking for Philippines gifts for budget travelers, the Lonely Planet is the gift you need!


The best dives in the Philippines

The 50 best dives in the Philippines: The ultimate guide to the essential sites

As you probably already guessed, this is the best Philippine gift for divers.




#16 Handmade jewelry boxes

Philippines jewelry boxes
Photo courtesy of Etsy

These cute wooden jewelry boxes are handmade by artisans from the Philippines and make excellent Filipino gifts for women.




#17 Philippine-themed socks

Socks with money print
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Philippine tarsier monkeys are the cutest native monkeys of the Philippines, so if you need Philippines gift ideas for an animal lover, these socks are the best gift.

But check out Zazzle for 30 more Philippine-themed socks.




#18 Filipino snack box

Filipino snack box

This is another one of the great Filipino food gifts. The box includes 9 different popular snacks, such as prawn crackers, nut mixes, and potato fries.




#19 Philippine-themed luggage tag

Pink luggage tag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With over 170 different Philippine-themed luggage tags on Zazzle, I am sure you can find one that is perfect for the recipient of your gift.

Are you having trouble picking one?

Go for the colorful sun symbol luggage tag, this one is especially nice if you are looking for Philippines gifts for women.




#20 Geometric map of the Philippines

Geometric map of the Philippines
Photo courtesy of Etsy

This wooden geometric map of the Philippines is one of my favorite Philippines gifts from this list. But I guess, I am just a big fan of map wall art and especially geometric designs. This was also my favorite world map wall art.




#21 Filipino cookbooks

I am a Filipino cookbook

I am a Filipino and this is how we cook

This cookbook has been rewarded the title of the best cookbook by The New Yorker, Boston Globe, and many more. So it’s a must for any Filipino food lover!


The easy Filipino cookbook

The easy Filipino cookbook

As the name already suggests, this is the best cookbook for people who like to keep it simple.


7000 islands

7000 Islands: Cherished recipes and stories from the Philippines

A beautiful cookbook for people who also love to learn more about the stories behind the recipes.




#22 Philippine-themed water bottles

Water bottle with eagle
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Stainless steel water bottles are great gifts for sustainable travelers. And if you need Philippines gifts for a sustainable traveler who also loves animals, this water bottle with the Philippine Eagle is the perfect gift.

If the recipient of your gift is not necessarily a big bird-lover, then check out the other designs on Zazzle.




#23 “Powered by Pancit” shirt

Shirt with text "powered by pancit"
Photo courtesy of Etsy

This “powered by Pancit” shirt is a fun gift for someone who loves Philippine noodles (pancit).




#24 Ancient Filipino script necklace

Ancient script necklace

Are you looking for cute Filipino gifts for her? Then this necklace which says “Maganda” in Baybayin, the ancient script of the Philippines is a great idea.

Oh, and for those who haven’t finished their Filipino language course yet (including me), “maganda” means beautiful or pretty.




#25 Dried mangos

Dried mangos

Dried mangos are one of the most popular and relatively healthy snacks from the Philippines. So if you are looking for Filipino food gifts for someone who is into healthy food, this is a great option.




#26 Philippine-themed tote bags

Tote bag with food prints
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for Filipino food gifts that are not actually food, this tote bag with traditional Filipino food is the gift you are looking for! Although, check out numbers 23 and 32 for more fun Filipino food gifts that are not edible.

Oh and if you’re not sure whether the recipient likes Filipino food (although I hardly doubt that they don’t), check out the other 310 Philippines tote bag design on Zazzle.




#27 Fun books about the Philippines

History of the Philippines

History of the Philippines

The books by Captivating history are great for history buffs who love learning about a country’s history in an entertaining way.


Brown skin, white minds

Brown skin, white minds: Filipino-American post-colonial psychology

This is one of the best Philippines gifts for an American-Filipino.


Philippines culture smart

Culture Smart! Philippines

A great book for people who love learning about local cultures and traditions.




#28 Funny Filipino beanie

Filipino beanie

Just as the hoodie, this “Excercise, I thought you said extra rice” is the perfect gift for a Filipino who moved to a colder country.




#29 Philippine-themed travel mug

Travel mug with flag of the Philippines
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Check out the 161 different Philippine-themed travel mugs on Zazzle if you need Philippines gifts for a coffee lover.

Or go for my favorite one, the travel mug with the flag of the Philippines in the shape of a heart.




#30 Online Filipino cooking class

Woman cooking
Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash

An online cooking class is perfect for a Filipino food lover who would like to learn how to prepare adabo, kare-kare, or pancit at home!




Filipino gifts for small budgets

#31 Filipino word searches

Word search puzzle book

As a puzzle-love myself, this Filipino word search puzzle book was definitely one of my favorite Philippines gifts. Puzzle books are the perfect activity books for travelers to keep them entertained on a plane, bus, or when sunbathing on the beach.

But if you are looking for Philippines gift ideas for someone who already speaks Filipino, you may like the next activity book for adults.




#32 Philippine-themed coloring book

Filipino coloring book

Coloring books are also great activity books for adults. And for people who are obsessed with the Philippines, and more specifically Filipino food, this coloring book with Filipino food is one of the best Filipino food gifts, which doesn’t actually involve food.




#33 Vintage travel poster

Vintage Philippines travel poster

This Philippines vintage travel poster is the perfect gift for someone who is so obsessed with the Philippines, they want to decorate their entire home with Filipino items.




#34 Filipino spices

Adobo seasoning

Spice mixes are great small Filipino food gifts for people who love cooking and more specifically cooking Filipino food. If you are not sure what Filipino food the recipient likes, then this adobo is a safe choice as adobo is the most popular dish from the Philippines.




#35 Philippines travel journal

Philippines travel journal

A travel journal for the Philippines is one of the best Philippines gifts for someone who is about to go on a vacation to the Philippines.




#36 Capiz candle holder

lotus flower candle holder
Photo courtesy of World Market

Capiz is a type of shell that is often used in the Philippines for handicrafts such as lampshades, chandeliers, and candle holders, such as this one in the shape of a lotus flower. The candle holder is handmade by artisans from the Philippines.




#37 Filipino gifts for her: sun jewelry

Filipino sun ring

Jewelry with the Philippine sun symbol is one of the best Filipino gifts for her. They are small, cute, and remind her of her favorite country in the world. Plus, they are packaged in an elegant and Philippine-themed gift box.

You can go for a ring or necklace with the sun.

Oh and in case you are wondering why the sun is a symbol of The Philippines, it is depicted on the flag of the Philippines. The sun symbolizes freedom and the eight rays represent the provinces.




#38 Necklace with the Philippnes map

Map of the Philippines necklace

Another one of the great Filipino gifts for her is this necklace with the map of the Philippines.




#39 More Filipino gifts for her: bracelet

Bracelet with Mahal Kita

In case your Tagalog (the national language of the Philippines) is as bad as mine. Mahal kita means “I love you”, making this bracelet one of the best Filipino gifts for your Valentine.

For more gift ideas for your lover, check out these Valentine gifts.

If you are looking for another gift to say I love you, check out the next item.




#40 Filipino keyring

Keyring with mahal kita

If you are just scanning through this article and you skipped the last gift, “mahal kita” means “I love you”, so this keyring is a great gift for someone you love (I know, you probably hadn’t figured that out yourself).




#41 Deck of cards with map of the Philippines

Deck of cards with the map of the Philippines
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for Filipino gifts for game lovers, but the sungka game (check out #3) was over your budget, then a deck of cards with the map of the Philippines is the perfect gift!.




#42 Filipino earrings

Heart earrings

Alright, this is the last piece of jewelry on this list. These heart earrings with the Philippine sun symbol are also great Filipino gifts for her. And just like the ring and necklace, it comes in a cute gift box.




#43 Philippine-themed cosmetic bag

Cosmetic bag

Are you looking for Filipino gifts for her?

And does she love make-up?

Then this cosmetic bag with the sun symbol of the Philippines is a cute gift idea for you.




#44 Filipino-themed coasters

Coasters with Philippine flag

These coasters are perfect for Filipinos who moved abroad and who love to bring a bit of the Philippines to their new home.




#45 Philippines travel calendar

2022 travel calendar

The Philippines travel calendar is filled with beautiful photos of the Philippines ‘ most beautiful sites.




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