Support Small Businesses: Starting with these 10+ Shops

Which local businesses/online stores have you supported recently, mamas? Check out our list and drop your faves here 😉

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected us all in different ways, emotionally, mentally, and financially. But perhaps the best way to cope through it all is to dust ourselves off, remember to be grateful for what we do have, and try to help out as much as we can.

We’re sure that like us, you guys have also seen posts in social media encouraging everyone to support local businesses or buy local. Because like everyone else, small businesses also need all the help they can get to survive our current situation. They don’t have the same resources as bigger businesses and they too suffered a decline in sales in the last few months.

And while we also acknowledge that everyone’s in tipid mode these days, shopping can be a good way to de-stress. Plus it doesn’t have to be big, expensive purchases. Small yet useful ones count too. So if you’ve only been buying necessities for the past few weeks, why not splurge a little and give small businesses a boost. Trust us, it’s also for a good cause 😉

Here are a few items and shops you might want to check out:

Masks:

Masks are also a necessity these days so if you’re due back to the office any time soon, here are a few mask options for you. The best part, all these are affordable, come in great designs and prints, and have filter pockets.

Fab Manila:

*Plus, I also love their cloth wallets, tissue pouches, and eyeglass cases!

PearlyPopSwimwear:

Eika.Ph:

Mommy-needs:

B Manila:

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If you’re wondering what a phone case and accessories store is doing under “mommy needs,” well here you go: their phone straps are a must-have for moms who fall asleep while browsing social media while breastfeeding their babies. Because IT PREVENTS THE PHONE FROM FALLING ON YOUR BABY. Seriously, it happens. The best part, the straps can be attached to any case.

BabyHub Ph:

During the ECQ, I relied on Baby Hub for my baby’s diapers, breast milk bags, and other essentials.

Bookery for Kids and Mums Ph:

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Ph1500/14 books Brand new Bpi. Bdo Softbound Synopsis Dragon Masters #1: Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West and Graham Howells Dragon Masters has it all! Dragons, a Dragon Stone, a king, a wizard, and magic! In the first book in this fully illustrated series, eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by King Roland's soldier and taken to the castle. He is to be trained as a Dragon Master. At the castle, he is joined by three other young Dragon Masters-in-training: Ana, Rori, and Bo. The Dragon Masters must learn how to connect with and train their dragons–and they must also uncover their dragons' special powers. Does Drake have what it takes to be a Dragon Master? What is his dragon's special power? September 2014I96 pages (black-and-white)IWord Count 5923 LEXILE510L GUIDED READING LEVELP AGES6-8 #bookeryforkidsandmumsph_chapterbooks

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For my eldest daughter, I got her books and worksheets from this shop, and arts and crafts activities from this one:

Tiger Tribe Philippines:

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Who loves unicorns? 🦄🙋‍♀️✨ Our best-selling Tiger Tribe Unicorn Magic Colouring Set is jam-packed full of magical unicorn illustrations just waiting to be brought to life with colour! It’s the perfect set to keep little ones entertained anytime! #tigertribe #unicorn #unicorns #portableplay #coloring #coloringbook #unicornmagic #magicunicorn . • • . 🛍 SHOP Tiger Tribe 🖍 👉🏻 www.brightbrands.ph 💡 . #tigertribeph #tigertribephilippines #brightbrandsph #unpluggedplay #educational #creativekit #imagination #activitysets #makersgonnamake #mindfulness #instadaily #letthembelittle #childhoodunplugged #momlife #abeautifulmess #livecolorfully #nothingisordinary #creativekids #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #livethelittlethings

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Food:

Nothing can uplift our spirits better than food, amiright?

Burnt Sugar Ph:

If you’re familiar with Shoppersville and their bakery, then you’ll rejoice because they’re back selling their goodies at Burnt Sugar. We highly recommend their taisan cupcakes and brownies.

Neocookies:

Sweet Quarantino:

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Perfect for merienda or even breakfast ☕

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Cookie Momster:

Get Baked Ph:

The Pastry Connection:

The Sushi Bake:

Perfect if you’re craving for something savory.

And finally, if you’re missing your favorite breakfast:

Soy Yummy Ph:

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