By PAOLA NAVARETTE
Trite as it may sound, Christmas has always been about gift-giving. Because choosing gifts might—and has been proven—to be quite difficult for some, natural food and product store Healthy Options is aiming to make it easier by offering its annual selection of gift boxes curated to suit varied tastes.
Known for its holiday gift packages, Healthy Options this year decided to focus on the age-old themes of Christmas with a motif that suggests yuletide gifts are sure to bring much glee. This year’s collection, “Joy to the World,” features health, organic wines, sparkling juices, grocery, beauty, and personal care items.
“We specifically chose these five packages to address the different health needs of our customers,” Healthy Options head of marketing Pamela So-Suarez said.
Packaged in a charming locally crafted wicker basket, the Christmas Feast Hamper, priced at ₱7,495, is a premium set fit for those with discriminating taste. It has rolled oats cookies, sparkling grape juice, organic pasta sauce, toasted cauliflower chips, low-sodium chicken broth, organic dried plums, gluten-free lemon blueberry granola, and organic coconut water, among others.
The Gluten-Free gift box, priced at ₱3,995, is for people with gluten-intolerance and food sensitivities, packed with flavorful crackers, tortilla chips, gluten-free cheddar puffs, gingerade, and coconut milk, while the Organic gift box, priced at ₱3,295, contains organic favorites free from additives and genetically modified organisms.
For someone watching his or her weight or blood glucose, the Heart Smart gift box, priced at ₱2,995, is loaded with scrumptious low-sodium and low-sugar snacks including chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, seaweed rice chips, garlic onion pistachios, granola, and roasted beets chips.
Then there’s the Merrymaker’s gift box, priced at ₱2,995, is filled with energizing and protein-packed selections including almond peanut cookies, ranch protein chips, Himalayan salt and vinegar chips, and gluten-free cracked pepper crackers.
Personal care gift sets—all of which are new releases for the Christmas season—are offered as part of the collection. These include two Derma-E travel kits which are cruelty-free skincare products and three Scentuals gift sets containing pampering essentials that are formulated with organic ingredients like lavender, rosemary, and turmeric.
For a personalized gift, Healthy Options provides a selection of juices and granola, sparkling grape juices, organic wines, teas and biscuits, nuts and trail mixes, chips and salsa, chocolates and candies, pasta and sauces, popcorn and puffs, and beauty products which can be mixed and matched.
“This holiday season, we at Healthy Options welcome joy in all its forms. From delectable food to the festive carols and decor to the heartfelt gift-giving, it will never be a Christmas without radiating happiness we share with everyone,” Suarez added.
Healthy Options’ Joy to the World collection is available starting November. For information, visit www. healthyoptions.com.ph.