With 45 unique Filipino gifts in this article, you can surely find something for the Philippines-obsessed person in your life. Whether it’s for a local, a visitor of the country, or a Filipino abroad, you will find an awesome Philippines gift for everyone on this list
Before you continue, let me share the number one gift first; 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!
Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts by budget.
- Large budget: Filipino sauces (#1)
- Mid budget: Filipino snack box (#18)
- Small budget: Capiz candle holder (#36)
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#1 Filipino food gifts: sauces
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.
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 Coconut fiber planters
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
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
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
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
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
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 cases are also super practical Filipino gifts for anyone who wants 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
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
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 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
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
If you need more Philippines gift ideas for sporty people, perhaps something related to the Philippine national basketball team (Gilas Pilipinas) is what you need, since basketball is the number one sport in the Philippines.
#14 Philippines gifts: passport cover
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 guides are beautiful and informative travel guides for all sorts of travelers.
Lonely Planet: Philippines
If you are looking for Philippines gifts for budget travelers, the Lonely Planet is the gift you need!
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
These cute wooden jewelry boxes are handmade by artisans from the Philippines and make excellent Filipino gifts for women.
#17 Philippine-themed socks
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
This is another one of the great Filipino food gifts.
The box includes 9 different popular items such as skyflakes, cake and sampaloc sinigang.
And for someone who is obsessed with the delicious steamed Puto cakes, you can also order a box of just that!
#19 Philippine-themed luggage tag
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
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
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.
The easy Filipino cookbook
As the name already suggests, this is the best cookbook for people who like to keep it simple.
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!
#22 Philippine-themed water bottles
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
This “powered by Pancit” shirt is a fun gift for someone who loves Philippine noodles (pancit).
#24 Ancient Filipino 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 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
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
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: Filipino-American post-colonial psychology
This is one of the best Philippines gifts for an American-Filipino.
Culture Smart! Philippines
This is a great book for people who love learning about local cultures and traditions.
#28 Philippine-themed travel mug
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.
#29 Online Filipino cooking class
An online cooking class is perfect for a Filipino food lover who would like to learn how to prepare adobo, kare-kare, or pancit at home!
Filipino gifts for small budgets
#30 Funny Filipino beanie
Just like the hoodie, this “Excercise, I thought you said extra rice” is the perfect gift for a Filipino who moved to a colder country.
#31 Filipino word searches
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
Coloring books are also great activity books for adults. (Did you know that they have the ability to reduce stress and anxiety?)
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
This Philippines vintage travel poster is the perfect gift for someone who is so obsessed with the Philippines, that they want to decorate their entire home with Filipino items.
#34 Filipino spices
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 in the Philippines.
#35 Funny mug
Do you know someone who speaks with such passion and enthusiasm that you feel like they’re shouting, even when they’re not? Do they proudly proclaim their Filipino heritage, and celebrate their culture every chance they get?
Then we have the perfect gift for them: a mug with the iconic phrase “I’m Not Yelling, I’m Just Filipino”!
#36 Capiz candle holder
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.
And what makes this one of the best gift ideas from The Philippines is that it’s handmade by artisans from the Philippines, so you’ll be supporting the local communities with your gift too.
#37 Filipino gifts for her: sun jewelry
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 Philippines map
Another one of the best Filipino gifts for her is this necklace with a map of the Philippines.
#39 More Filipino gifts for her: bracelet
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.
If you are looking for another gift to say I love you, check out the next item or these Valentine’s gifts.
#40 Filipino keyring
If you are just scanning through this article and you skipped the last gift, allow me to explain.
“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 a map of the Philippines
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
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
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
These coasters are perfect gifts for Filipino friends who moved abroad and who love to bring a bit of the Philippines to their new home.
#45 Pili pastillas
Do you have a friend who loves anything sweet and Filipino? Then look no further, because Pili Pastillas are the ultimate snack gift for them!
For those unfamiliar with these delectable treats, Pili Pastillas are tiny, soft, and chewy sweets made from pili nuts, which are native to the Bicol region of the Philippines. These little balls of happiness are coated in a smooth layer of milky sweetness, and their flavor is a mix of nutty and sweet that will make your taste buds dance.
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Final note on Filipino gift ideas
If after all these suggestions, you are still asking yourself “What is a good gift for a Filipino”, then check out the editor’s top 3 for the final blow.
- Large budget: Filipino sauces (#1)
- Mid budget: Filipino snack box (#18)
- Small budget: Capiz candle holder (#36)