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Home buddies reveals Best of 2021




If you’ve used the term budol when referring to an impulse buy in the past year, then you’re probably familiar with viral Facebook Community Home Buddies from which it was popularized. Members of the group are always quick to share their budol-finds, eager to share with the community how the purchase has helped them in their home-making or in completing the aesthetic of a room.

These reviews and posts have become a go-to for many looking for authentic and honest feedback on products they might’ve had sitting in their carts. And while there are a handful of products kapitbahays have been warned to stay away from, the number of positive feedback on affordable and accessible products outnumber them two-fold.

Here are a couple of local shops whose sales were heavily impacted by the power of our Home Buddies kapitbahays.

Adelina Home PH

A favorite for Home Buddies looking for the perfect accent piece to complete their #TeamKahoy and boho aesthetic, Adelina Home delivers unique pieces made from rattan, pandan and other locally-sourced materials. Their products range from lamps to planters and baby bassinets, all proudly made by Filipino artisans.

The shop has been featured in Home Buddies’ bazaars and is also a constant recommendation on the Home Buddies page. Here are some finds you can add to your cart now.

Complete that minimalist boho look today. Check out some amazing deals on sale at or visit their shop at Congressional Avenue, Salitran, Dasmariñas, Cavite from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Make sure to follow the shop’s socials to know where they might pop up next.

CREATE a calm and clean space with Two:am candle co.

Two:am candle co.

Another business that flourished during the pandemic is that of scented candles. Popular among our tita friends and those looking for an alternative to essential oils and humidifiers, scented candles offer gentle and unique scents you can’t get in a bottle. Two:am candle co. is a small local business that began during the pandemic. Each candle is crafted with a specific feeling and moment captured beautifully in the long-lasting soy wax used.

Inspired by the love and support received from kapitbahays, Two:am candle co. even launched a scent inspired by the home of Home Buddies founder Frances Cabatuando. Named after her “Nobi Home,” the candle captures the relaxing ambiance of a calm and clean space.

In a post by Two:am candle co., they shared how Home Buddies helped their little shop grow and how a number of their loyal customers found them through posts on the group. Beyond inspiring home-makers, the Home Buddies community has inspired small business owners to continue developing and sharing their homemade crafts with the world.

To view Two:am candle co.’s selection, visit their Facebook page here.

FILL the home with custom-made home decorations courtesy of Maria Crafts MNL.

Maria Crafts MNL

Perfect for the upcoming holidays, Maria Crafts MNL sells custom-made home decorations. Having only opened last September, posts on the Home Buddies group have surely helped introduce the shop to many kapitbahays. Maria Crafts MNL makes wooden ornaments with custom carved designs, perfect for decorating your Christmas tree or for gifting to friends and family.
In true Pinoy fashion, kapitbahays were gearing up for Christmas as early as September! Here are some posts from Home Buddies featuring their custom-made ornaments from Maria Crafts MNL:
Perfect for that #TeamKahoy aesthetic, these ornaments are a subtle yet charming addition to your home. The store is also open to commissions for other decorative wood pieces that can be customized to your liking.
To get your own custom set of ornaments, visit Maria Crafts MNL’s page.

Thanks to the support from kapitbahays and the many design challenges and trends that go viral in the group, some products and brands have gotten a big boost in their sales as a result. During a time when small businesses are struggling, this boost has definitely helped local entrepreneurs push forward. Aside from Locoupin PH, Two:am candle co., and Maria Crafts MNL, many other small businesses and local artisans have been spotlighted on Home Buddies.
Not yet a member of the Home Buddies community? Join the growing neighborhood today and be a part of their three million-strong family.