The gift of health

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HEALTHY OPTIONS has launched its annual holiday collection — themed “A Christmas Story” — which features five grocery packages, new personal care products, and a selection of customizable gift sets.

The collection is divided into three sets: Gifts of Christmas Past, Gifts of Christmas Present, and Gifts of Christmas Yet to Come.

The Gifts of Christmas Past consists of five packages: a gourmet basket with an assortment of beverages, snacks, and cooking ingredients; the family feast gift box which includes easy-to-cook food items; the gluten-free gift box which contains 13 gluten-free products; the vitality gift box which contains high-fiber and high-protein food items; and the low-sodium gift box with low-sodium snacks, beverages, and grains and mixes.

Personal care products — all of which are new releases for the holiday season — are offered as part of the Gifts of Christmas Present. These include Giovanni travel kits with volumizing and moisturizing hair and body products; Giovanni Ultra-moist hydrating shampoo, conditioner, and body wash; Makes 3 Organics soaps and body balm; and Derma-E body care which are cruelty-free hair and skincare products.

For a personalized gift, Gifts of Christmas Yet to Come provides a selection of sparking grape juices, non-alcoholic wines, organic wines, tea and biscuits, nuts and trailmixes, chips and crackers, chocolates and cookies, pasta and sauces, and beauty products which can be mixed and matched.

Healthy Options Director of Brand Marketing Pam So-Suarez told BusinessWorld at the launch on Oct. 18 at the Shangri-la Plaza mall branch that the products, which are sourced from abroad, are divided into packages which are made to suit preferences of their different customer segments.

Aside from the gift packages, limited edition wicker basket hampers and the gift cards with denominations of P500 and P1,000 are also for sale.

For Ms. Suarez, what makes the gift special is the giver is thinking of the recipient’s well-being. “You can receive a box from somewhere else, but I don’t think it has the same kind of message. That’s the best gift that you can give — the gift of health,” she said.

Healthy Option’s A Christmas Story collection is available starting November. For information, visit — Michelle Anne P. Soliman