‘It’s the thought that counts’ is a common phrase for Filipinos in times of gift giving. We do mean it. For us, what’s important is that you remembered to get something for that special day. Giving gifts has been part of the Filipino culture – a way of expressing our appreciation and love.
For Overseas Filipino Workers coming home, it’s a must to bring along a ‘balikbayan’ box with little trinkets for everyone. I mean everyone – even the distant cousin and the household help. Here are some of the best gift ideas found in the best online shop in the Philippines.
Regardless the occasion, roasted pork is a favorite dish amongst Filipinos, especially during fiestas. That crispy skin, savory meat and mouthwatering aroma makes lechon the star of the festive table. Giving it as a gift will surely be appreciated by the whole family.
Even as a third world country, the Philippines are up to date with the latest technology. From cameras, smartphones, laptops and tablets, it’s the perfect gift for adults and kids alike. Not to mention they can use it to communicate with you through the internet.
Filipinos know how to appreciate sweet food, especially children. Cakes are common gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and other celebrations. Even if you’re far away, you can make them feel your presence by providing the cake – choose the flavor!
The typical Filipino family loves to cuddle up in the living room and watch their favorite ‘teleserye’ together. Why not send them a new entertainment system to improve their cinematic experience? Or, send them a karaoke machine to let them sing their hearts out!
Most Overseas Filipino Workers left their spouse or partners behind. But it doesn’t mean you have to let romance take the backseat too. Surprising her with flowers and chocolates is more than enough to let your significant other feel your love.
The real question is — how can you send them, especially the perishable goods? With virtual shops on the rise, balikbayan online shopping in Philippines is truly a trend nowadays. Lately, there have been a lot of websites dedicated to deliver your gifts anywhere in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.