Globe Business Gift Local

Buy Once, Give Twice! Globe Business #GiftLocal brings local treasures that give joy to loved ones and uplift communities

How's your Christmas shopping going? Are you done or just getting started? Avoid the holiday rush, and better have a list and check it twice para everybody happy! Make sure you have something for your loved ones and friends, a little something nice, to spread the holiday cheer!  Keep the holiday tradition of gifting alive and give it extra purpose this year, show homegrown brands some love and shop for items that help you give back to a good cause.

Now on its fifth year, Globe Business’ Gift Local campaign is putting the spotlight on micro, small, and medium local social enterprises that support the livelihood of farmers, local designers, and indigenous communities, as well as those who follow sustainable practices behind every product they put on the shelf. The initiative intends to enable these purpose-led businesses to thrive especially at this time when many Filipinos are affected by unemployment due to the pandemic.

This year’s campaign aims to bring out the goodness behind each purchase by giving Filipinos the opportunity to choose holiday gifts that give twice the joy -- to the recipient and to the local business and community that they benefit,” said KD Dizon, Head of MSME Group, Globe Business. 

Here are some of the local brands that you may include on your Christmas shopping and gifting list. Ranging from artisanal chocolates to virgin coconut oils, skincare essentials to handwoven blankets and towels, and a clothing line that even offers a reseller package. Also, some products already include Christmas packaging that saves you the time and effort of gift wrapping. Surely, this will bring joy not only to your loved ones but also to the little communities these small businesses support.

Photo Credit: Malagos Chocolate

Malagos Chocolate is one of the most-awarded Filipino tree-to-bar chocolate brands, Malagos Chocolate has a wide collection of premium chocolate made from sustainably-farmed cocoa. Through its Malagos Cacao Development Center, they empower cacao farmers by connecting them to opportunities to help them thrive such as including them in production and marketing agreements, teaching them farm and nursery operations, and cacao bean trading.

Photo Credit: HTP

HTP Basics offers a wide range of classic fashion essentials for everyone’s wardrobe. While it carries the same passion for fashion, it is driven by a different purpose—to help its distributors and resellers start their own business by selling high-quality and affordable basic pieces that everyone loves.

Looca Skincare promotes a range of products made from gentle, alcohol- and paraben-free ingredients that make for a clean and fun skincare routine. Everything about the brand is locally made, from its labels down to the very packaging, meaning every purchase made helps sustain an ecosystem of small Filipino businesses behind the product. Same with HTP Basics, its sister brand, Looca is also open for resellers, helping them jumpstart their own business.

After creating many innovations to the coconut and growing its line of products, Greenlife Coconut Products Philippines Inc. founded by COCOFED scholar Francisco Rubio and his wife, Emelita, Greenlife started as a manufacturing enterprise in 2009, has become full-blown advocacy that creates jobs and sustains the hardworking coconut farmers in the country. 
Greenlife showcases a wide variety of premium coconut products for cooking and baking.

Locano offers a beautiful collection of handmade blankets, towels, and table runners that showcase the craftsmanship of Filipino artisans. Since its establishment in 2015, Locano continues to work directly with the finest weavers from Vigan and Santa, Ilocos Sur, and Bangar, La Union.

Photo Credit: Gouache

Roots Collective Ph started in 2016, as a co-working space and boutique cafĂ© along Katipunan.  Now a pioneering community and marketplace of social entrepreneurs that bridges social enterprises and creative startups with consumers and advocates. Its enterprise development programs conduct social enterprise funding, rural community training, and inter-enterprise collaborations. Their shop is a treasure trove of local, social, and sustainable products that are fit for gift-giving this festive season.

Among the participating brands from Roots Collective Ph are the following:
  • BalaiKamay
  • Hineleban Farms
  • The Bamboo Company
  • Chocoloco 
  • Creative Definitions
  • Gouache
  • HABI Lifestyle
  • Happy Helpers
  • Hiraya Chocolates
  • Jacinto & Lirio
  • Magwai
  • Obrano
  • The Peanut Butter Junkie
  • Plantsville Health
  • Reef Picks
  • The Spark Project/Spark Books
  • Theo & Philo Chocolates
  • Wholly Grain

I'm sure you all are excited to shop may it be for the holiday gifting or your gift to yourself cause hey, you deserved it! So, feel free to visit and shop at Globe Business Gift Local Page

But wait, there's more! If you love to shop via live selling, mark your calendars and save the date! A live selling event is happening on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. via the Globe Business Facebook page. Allowing Gift Local partner merchants a platform to promote their company and products for the holidays.

A merrier season for local MSMEs with Globe Business

Apart from encouraging the public to patronize the products of local MSMEs for holiday gifting, Globe Business continues to support local entrepreneurs with regular activities through Globe Business Academy.

Joining Globe Business Academy once gives them twice the benefit, with access to business insights as well as networking opportunities for their business. They will find value in relevant and practical information to ramp up their businesses. They will also get the chance to expand their network by meeting and interacting with fellow MSMEs in different events hosted by Globe Business. To sign up for free, visit

In addition to this, Globe Business is offering local entrepreneurs more opportunities to scale up their business. MSME owners who want to switch to Globe Business and keep the number they love, can kickstart their business upgrade by getting free Samsung phones for bulk orders. Business owners can also sign up for Globe Business UNLI Fiber Biz Plan 2499 to enjoy equal download and upload speeds, unlimited landline calls to all landline and mobile networks for an additional P59 only, and double customer engagement in a click using M360 solutions.

“As their trusted digital solutions provider, Globe Business is committed to providing local MSMEs relevant and practical digital tools, as well as access to training, networking, loyalty programs and services that uplift their businesses and the lives that benefit from their success,” Dizon added.

Globe supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), specifically UN SDG No. 8 which calls for Decent Work and Economic Growth; and No. 9 which emphasizes the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

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