Local online shops for Christmas decor

It is a widely known fact that Christmas season in the Philippines starts on the first day of September. As such, many Filipino households begin to put up their decorations around that time.

However, if you’re one of the few ones who put off decorating to the last minute and you’re still lacking a few more decoration pieces, here are local online Christmas decor shops to your rescue so you can quickly finish up your set-up just in time for the holidays.

1. Knitting Expedition – crocheted parols made by Ifugao farmers

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An Ifugao girl holding a crocheted parol
Image credit: @knittingexpedition

Knitting Expedition is a Baguio-based shop that sells crocheted parols (Christmas lanterns) and nativity sets. While they offer these crocheted decorations on months approaching Christmas, their main products are a variety of crocheted stuffed toys which also make great gifts.

By purchasing from this local shop, you won’t only be helping a small business thrive. You’ll also be supporting the Ifugao mothers who work at the famed Banaue Rice Terraces, and who also make these crochets.

Knitting Expedition has physical stores in Baguio, Taguig, Makati, and Alabang and frequents pop-up markets in Baguio and Metro Manila. If you’re not near any of these areas, however, they also take orders online through their website.

Knitting Expedition’s Facebook | Instagram| Website

2. Tesoros – Pinoy Santa Claus ornaments and figures

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Frontliner Santa wearing a face shield

Image credit: Tesoros

Tesoros offers Filipinized versions of the legendary Western Christmas character Santa Claus in the form of tree ornaments and figures. They have variations such as Santa holding a bayong (woven bag), selling tusok-tusok (street food), and carrying a whole lechon (roast pig).

Their Santas even reflect other Filipino things that can give you and your family some laughs. They have Santa wearing a face shield which we can certainly relate to and Santa holding a gamefowl to tease your sabongero (cockfight better) tito (uncle).

All of these Filipino Santa Claus figures are currently on sale for up to P150 (~USD2.98) off on Tesoros’ website.

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3. Articulo – white capiz lantern lights in different shapes and sizes

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The Kalachuchi latern light
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If you want Christmas decorations that will never go out of style, go for classy, timeless Christmas decor such as Articulo‘s white capiz (windowpane oyster) lanterns.

They have singular capiz parols as well as strings of capiz Christmas lights in both simple and intricate designs. So you can match these with your tree decorations, they also have capiz ornaments in the shape of stars and angels.

Aside from these Christmas decor items, Articulo also has capiz pieces that you can put on display in your home year-round such as table lamps, candleholders, and coasters.

Articulo’s Facebook | Instagram | Shopee | Lazada

4. Mafikraftika.ph – woven abaca tree ornaments

Christmas balls covered in woven raffia palm
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For those who have a natural aesthetic going on in their homes, Mafikraftika.ph is the online Christmas decor shop to check out. They offer parols, Christmas balls, and angel and snowman ornaments covered with plant-derived materials such as abaca (Manila hemp), raffia palm, and jute.

Besides these hanging decorations, you can also add a subtle hint of Christmas on your dining table with their star-shaped abaca napkin rings that come in a set with certain placemats they offer.

This Christmas decor shop isn’t just commendable for making good use of locally available materials. It has also provided income to Albayanos since the 1980s.

Mafikraftika’s Facebook | Instagram | Shopee

5. Treen Manila – customized wood and acrylic tree ornaments

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Customized tree ornament
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Treen Manila sells Christmas tree ornaments made with both wood, acrylic, or both. For their wooden ornaments, they use reclaimed local wood varieties such as mahogany, acacia, bamboo, and camachile (Manila tamarind).

Besides the designs they already offer, you can also have your tree ornaments customized to have each of your family members’ names or to commemorate special events such as your SO’s and your first Christmas together.

Although the shop has stopped taking orders through their site for the year 2021, you may still send them an email to see if they can accommodate your request.

Treen Manila’s Facebook | Instagram | Website

6. Make Art From The Heart PH – Christmas-themed pillowcases

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Christmas-themed pillowcases
Image credit: @makeartfromtheheartph

This online Christmas decor shop is a treasure trove for Christmas-themed home decor. They have nearly everything – from table runners to baking pins that spread holiday cheer.

However, you’ll particularly love Make Art From The Heart PH if you’re looking for Christmas-y pillowcases. They offer a wide variety of Christmas pillowcase designs such as snowflakes, reindeers, and parols that come in blue, green, and brown.

You can also get matching table runners, placemats, and napkins from the shop, saving you from the hassle of looking for a product from a different supplier that fits the rest of your Christmas decor.

Make Art From The Heart PH’s Facebook | Instagram

7. Liwayway – parol-embroidered placemats

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Embroidered placemats
Image credit: Liwaywayph

For an elegant yet still very Filipino table setting this Christmas, get your placemats from the shop Liwayway.

Their Christmas-themed placemats are made with banig (mat made of woven palm leaves) material and are embroidered with parol designs on the corners. These come in blue and green which will look especially great with silverware and ceramics.

If you’re going for a Filipino-themed Christmas, the shop also sells other Filipino culture-themed table decorations. These include napkin rings and salt-and-pepper shakers in the shape of bahay kubos (nipa huts), jeepneys, and barongs (traditional formal wear).

Liwayway’s Facebook | Instagram | Website

8. Alice Crafts PH – Christmas-themed curtain ties

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Snowflake curtain tie
Image credit: @alicecraftsph

If you think something is missing in your living room Christmas set-up, you might want to get Christmas-themed curtain ties from Alice Crafts PH.

The shop sells macrame curtain ties in lantern, angel, snowflake, candy cane, and Christmas tree designs.

Since their products are made to order, you are free to choose what colors you want your curtain ties to be to suit the rest of your Christmas decor or your home interior.

Alice Crafts PH’s Facebook | Instagram

Online Christmas decor shops with locally made products

Finding local Christmas decor shops, especially this close to the holidays, may not be as easy as walking into a department store. However, purchasing from local online Christmas decor shops creates a win-win situation for business owners and home decorators, which makes it more fulfilling.

Small brands that sell local products get the boost they need for their business, while you get to fill your home with Christmas decorations that are closer to our hearts.

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Cover image adapted from: Tesoros, @knittingexpedition, and Liwaywayph


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