For Filipino families, giving a Balikbayan Box is a tradition of sending gifts overseas to loved ones.
These symbolic boxes are unique because they are often a representation of migration and travel experiences. For instance, snacks or food you ate on a trip, household items from your new home, or even a piece of worn clothing that is meaningful. Items aren't always "new" but they are special in that they were passed down through the family.
In the Philippines, the holiday season starts in the months that end with "ber" - which means the gift giving begins as early as September!
This month, we're proud to feature some of our favorite Filipino owned small businesses and present this Balikbayan Box from our Tuk Tuk family to yours!
Learn more about our features in this month snack box: