In Sagada, there is a weekend market wherein you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, used clothes (ukay-ukay), art and craft or sovenier items. Food kiosks are also located around the venue.
What to buy: Weaved items such as clothes, bags, wall decorations etc.
Ug-uggo Souvenirs is our most favorite shop in Sagada. Why? This shop showcases different and unique crafts good for pasalubong. You can choose from variety of designs from their shirts down to accessories. Aside from that, the prices are affordable. You can haggle the price as long as you will buy a lot, right Ms. Safe? hehehe... You will surely enjoy shopping here. Don't worry, Ms. Safe --- the friendly and lovely owner will happily assist you. Come and visit this place to find out what we are talking about! You will be proud of Filipino's arts and crafts. We also visited RJ Souvenirs and Souvenir Shop with free rice wine testing.
What to buy: Shirts, Accessories, Crafts, Bags, Everything!
What to pay: You can buy a lot with P1000 only.
There are a lot of souvenir shops scattered along the road where many inns are located. There are also some at the sagada plaza where the bus/ jeepney stop is.
Don't forget to drop by the popular Sagada Weaving Center near Cangbay's Photo Studio and Motor Shop
What to buy: Shirts are from P 140 to 150, personalized ones cost around P 300. You need to place the order a day before.
Keychains and trinkets range from P 10 to P 35 depending on the design...
What to pay: Spending is minimal...
Most of everything Sagada makes is available at Ayeona's. From special jams, wines, carvings, woven items, the usual t-shirts, beadwork, etc. Look for their very friendly host, Tonette, to assist you. In comparison to other souvenir shops, Tonette can give you a good deal on prices too.
Be careful not to overspend in this shop. It can get very tempting. Hehe...
What to buy: loom-weaved items, local wines with various flavors
I like just to tell you, that i try to contact the Sagada Weaving since a very long Time.
I have so many Products of them, but i never can make them any Compliments about the nice Products they are producing. I spend good Times up there in Sagada, the People makes me happy and also the very nice Aerea and also the Safety up there.
I am very happy if you can give me the E-Mail Adresse of the Sagada Weaving Business
With Regards from Switzerland from: Walter Reber
What to buy: Nap Sacks and other Items
The Masferre Shop is full of native souvenir items from one corner to another. I wanna buy all of them actually if only I have enough budget.
What to buy: There a t-shirts, native wooden curving displays, native bags, pouches, wallets, etc... One item I've been looking forward to buy before going to Sagada was a native bracelet made of woven material. I saw it on one of my friends and told me that he bought it from Sagada. When I found it at Masferre Shop, I was really satisfied!
What to pay: You can spend around Php500-1000.
What to buy:
Sagada has a lot of wine to choose from - rice, strawberry, carrot, fruits - practically anything they grow they turn into a wine. But I still got to see a drunk sashaying on the main road. I saw a lot wine, I haven't seen people actually drinking them.
What to pay: It costs about P120++ per bottle.
What to buy: You can buy blueberry jams (P60-80) for pasalubongs. If you've got a lot to spare, head to Sagada Weaving, they have belt bags, knapsack, body bags, wallets, etc for sale. They make the cloth themselves in the adjacent house (we went there and had our picture taken sitting in the loom) - that is after I bought a belt bag (P250, handy in splelunking). The craftmanship is far more superior than other weaved products in Sagada. There's a store in the market I forgot the name) selling keychains with a birthstone and sagada name on it. It's P35, you can get 3 for a hundred bucks.
After exploring Sumaguing Cave, we dropped by Gabay's for some FREE wine tasting. They sell guava, strawberry, and blueberry wines for PhP140 (US$3.00). The blueberry wine appealed to my taste so i bought one for my dad (which I offered to my godfather instead). They also sell coffee, mountain rice, and other food items.
Aside from Sagada Weaving, another branded "cloth" line is Narda. You can find Narda's products at Konaya. It's a little shop a few steps away from Masferre's. I so love their long cover ups but they cost PhP700+! Oh well, they're beautiful. Enough said.
The bags also feature good craftmanship. The details are well-placed and the colors of the threads are vibrant. The products are actually good buys if you really want to splurge on bags and shawls. Konaya also offers ukay sweaters, which are also cute. They even have 3 for PhP100.00 sweaters / cardigans / jackets. thicker ones go for PhP100.00 a piece.
Additional attraction of this shop? The little boys running around the place. They're oh so cute!
What to buy: It would have to be the cover-ups from Narda and the ukay sweaters from Konaya.
What to pay: PhP500.00 - PhP1000+ for the Narda products
PhP100.00+ for the Konaya sweaters / jackets / shawls / cardigans / sweatshirts / etc.
A few steps away from Sagada Weaving is the Sagada Collections souvenir shop. Since our shopping appetite was not that satisfied at the Sagada Weaving (coz the items there are much more expensive) we went to Sagada Collections to fill our souvenir stash.
Anj bought this cute crocheted purses while Ivee splurged on bracelets, earrings, and some other knick knacks. Candice even found this cute peach trench coat. She was hesitant to buy it at first but I told her, "Girl, it's hard to let go of that thing and then think about it the day after in Manila. It's hard to go back for that piece of cloth!" Haha! So, well, she bought it. It looked good on her though. Fashionable journalist. Hehe! Though it lacked the belt that was supposed to go with it. What do you expect with an ukay anyway. Hehe!
The thing I liked most about Sagada Collections is its array of wines. We've been seriously considering to get drunk with wine in Sagada. Haha! Pathetic! But all those kinds of wine we encounter were new to us. How does a blueberry / cherry / bugnay / rice wine tastes like?! Sagada Collections answered that for us. For PhP5.00, we can take a shot of each wine so we'll know what to buy.
What to buy: You have to try the wines!
The cherry wine is sweet. It was made out of cherries locally grown in the mountains. This is good for meat meals. The bugnay wine is also subtle. It's milder than the rice wine. Bugnay is uh, sorry, I forgot what it was but then the wine made out of it was delicious. It was either raspberry or blackberry. I think it's the latter. The rice wine is the most flavorful of all. It's not that mild but it's sweet too. Needless to say, this is the wine we bought. Too bad we didn't get to try the blueberry wine. It costs more than the rest. Maybe because it's harder to grow and look for blueberries. Hehe!
What to pay: The bugnay / rice / cherry wines are priced at PhP130.00 per bottle while the blueberry wine is at PhP180.00.
If there's one thing you should consider buying as pasalubong from Sagada, it would have to be the items made out of the Sagadan cloth. Bags, puches, clutches, cellphone holders, wallets, etc... as long as they're made of the colorful cloth which Sagadan weavers make inside their shops (for some).
The Sagada Weaving shop have the best looking products of all but of course, their items are more expensive compared to other stores. I really like their huge sling bag but it's way out of my budget. The little pouches are also cute so you better buy one or two. You can also observe the Sagadans who are weaving / sewing the items just behind the counters.
Aside from this specialty shop. there are lots of souvenir shops scattered all over the place. You can get cheaper items from them and you can still haggle for the price especially if you're buying lots of items.
What to buy: Items made of Sagadan cloth whoch cost PhP25.00 (bracelets, necklaces, chokers) - PhP900.00 (for big bags)...
The t-shirts sold in Sagada Weaving are also the best looking of them all. The rints are nice and it's not that colorful (they come in black or white or earth colors... which is good coz it makes the shirts look more modern and funky). Price ranges from PhP250.00 - PhP350.00 depending on the sizes and styles.
What to pay: PhP25.00 to PhP50.00 for the bracelets, necklaces and chokers.
PhP300.00 - PhP1000+ for the bags of several sizes and styles.
PhP50.00 - PhP500.00 for smaller bags, pouches, cases, etc.
PhP250.00 - PhP300.00 for t-shirts
Sagada Weaving produces the best quality handicraft in the region. You may ask to see the actual weaving works in another building nearby.
What to buy: backpacks, shoulder bags, wallets, cellphone cases, placemats, etc.
What to pay: Though quite pricey, the quality is superior to those found in Baguio.
this is the first souvenir shop you will pass by if you're entering Sagada center...after Arts and Crafts Inn...
What to buy: for souvenirs, you can buy wines in Sagada...P 60.00 for small bottle of rice wine, P120-250.00 for big bottles...you can also buy coffee leaves, brown rice, wooden cane, post cards, and other handicrafts...my tip..explore all souvenir shops to get your best buys!
makes and sells sagada indigenous crafts like bags (350-500php), wallets( php130-300), coin purses (P35-60), cellphone holder (P60-100), body bags (P150-250); the store also sells brown rice, local wine and coffee beans; open everyday from 8-6:00pm