Let’s get to the point! With our current state, it’s best to support our lokal. It means promoting and buying local brands, especially from small businesses. If you take a look around you or your social media feed, you will find a friend who has a small business, OR just started one during the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).
You can help them promote their products by sharing their posts or by word-of-mouth (Please practice social distancing!). And if you like what they are selling, why not buy from them! Better yet buy it not only for yourself but also as a gift for your family and friends this Christmas!
Do you need help? In this #SupportYourLokal | Christmas Gift Ideas Part 1, I have listed below a few local brands as well as small businesses I have tried in the past and I highly recommend!
Let’s start with…
Come on, who doesn’t love mangoes?! These beautiful bottles of Pickled Mango and Mango Salsa both available in original and spicy flavours are the best companions during a lovely feast. Whatever you are planning for your Noche Buena and Media Noche, PIK-A-PIKEL’s Pickled Mango and Mango Salsa will level it up.
Go check out http://pikapikel.com/recipes/ for some inspo. BTW, would you like a DISCOUNT?! All you need to do is purchase from PIK-A-PIKEL’s website – http://pikapikel.com/ – and make sure to ENTER MY CODE: clarisays
With this, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all items from their website. Merry Christmas!
Jacob’s Gourmet Foods
Here’s another something you can store in your pantry. Jacob’s Gourmet Food products are 100% organic and they use 100% extra virgin olive oil.
They have Gourmet Tuyo, Gourmet Tuyo Flakes, Gourmet Bangus, Special Embutido, Crispy Dilis, Special Bagoong Bagnet, Sukang Sinamak, Sukang Masarap, Creamy Tuna Pesto, Italian Pepperoni Sauce, Garlic Chili and Cured Salted Egg in Herbs.
Also, thinking about sweets this Christmas? I got you covered.
Chookies’ Baked Goodies
Soft, chewy and delicious! Chookies’ Baked Goodies is the perfect gift for people who love sweets. Take note! Though it’s loaded, the cookies aren’t overly sweet. Chookies’ Baked Goodies are made with a low sugar level without sacrificing quality and taste.
Below are the links to Chookies’ Baked Goodies pages.
The Awkward Kitchen PH
That Awkward Baker from The Awkward Kitchen PH has finally opened her online bakery. She sells freshly made desserts, pastries and bread. I highly recommend the “3 Ways Banana Bread”. This sampler contains 6″ Banana Loaf of each flavour (Cinnamon Crumble, Coffee Crumble and Chocolate Chip).
If you’re checking the Instagram account, click the highlights for more information. For Facebook, check the albums section.
That’s it for this post. Stay tuned for part 2! 🙂