Bought some San Miguel tshirts here. Only place on island that I could find selling these tees. Good quality tees so price of shirts not so cheap. Sales girl very friendly and helpful. Although you can't haggle the price down, she was kind enough to give me a lower price for sizes 3x and 4x because the sizes I really wanted weren't available.
What to buy: Souvenir men's/women's clothing, local craft, art, gifts, toys, etc....
What to buy:
These items include baskets, bags, hats, placemats, and the like. According to the vendor, they're made from local vines and are export quality. We really liked the native placemats but didn't buy them, a bit expensive for P150 a piece.
Don't be an impulsive buyer, ask first for the price, compare with other shops and then buy the one that gave the best value for money.
What to pay: These items are more expensive compared to usual souvenirs (like shirts, key chains, etc), prices start at P150.00 and could go on until the thousands.
What to buy:
These are the most ideal as pasalubongs for friends and officemates. You can buy them in bulk and yet take not so much of your baggage. There are a lot of designs to choose from, so just take your pick and it wouldn't hurt if you try to haggle for bulk orders.
What to pay: In d'Talipapa, they sell for 7 pcs for P100, but in d'Mall and some shops in d'Talipapa, they're at 6 pcs for P100.
What to buy: For years, this has been a staple in souvenir shops in boracay. As years go by, it still is but not as in-demand as before. Just like the shirts, they can be found in most shops and are available in different sizes and designs.
d'Mall is nearest to the beach, d' Talipapa is also near but a bit on the back of most of the resorts
What to buy: Boracay t-shirts can be bought either in d'Talipapa or d'Mall or any other shops around the island. Free size white shirts with printed boracay designs are on sale Buy 1 take one for P150. Just see if you're comfortable with the t-shirt materials, because some are rough on the skin, but most of them are okey. Go for the most unique design that you can get.
What to pay: two shirts for P150, better quality shirts (like that of Lonely Planet, including the hand painted ones) can be a bit pricey for around P300
This is probably the most expensive place to shop in Boracay. You can find the same stuff for a lot cheaper at the D*Talipapa, or even at the D*Mall.
But it's fairly convenient because you find everything here. There's a photo shop, an internet shop, the post office, a convenient store, a money exchange and a craft store. It's near Station 2, so it's in the middle of all the action.
Plazoleta is a unique shopping plaza in Boracay. You have Juice Bar, a nice hip place to hang out in; a Lonely Planet store, sells beach wear and hand painted shirts; a handmade leathergoods store and stores selling Asian and local craft.
What to buy: Unique souvenirs: handmade organic soaps, beach wear, handmade leather bags, customized hand painted shirts.
What to pay: You pay a premium for unique stuff, but prices are pretty reasonable.
You don't need to worry if you forgot to pack your suntan lotion or your bikini or a towel or a shirt or shorts or flip flops or your caftan---you don't need to worry if you forgot to pack at all. D*Mall has everything you need.
It has a restaurant/bar row, a plaza for unique finds, a souvenir shops row, a grocery and it even has a ferris wheel and a wall you can climb on!
My favorite shops? Lonely Planet, Lemoni Cafe, Gast of Boracay and Aria. Check my individual reviews for these shops.
What to buy: Anything and everything!
What to pay: Item prices range from dirt cheap to a bit steep.
This shop sells an array of beautiful things from the home, including lampshades, fabrics/rugs, artwork, wall-hangings, cushions, tablewear, ornaments, carvings and furniture. Many of these things are Philippine made, but there are other treasures from Thailand, India and Bali.
As far as I know, this shop is not linked to the books of the same name.
What to buy: There are many different things on offer, even clothing.
What to pay: Price-wise, Lonely Planet is above average, but it's worth it if you want something unusual and original for your home.
Searching for an unusual souvenir or personalised present? This shop can create a pair of sandals for you to almost any design, or you can choose from some of the weird and wonderful creations mounted on the wall. They'll also repair broken shoes/bags for you for P10.
What to pay: The price for a basic pair of sandals starts at around P150.