I love gift boxes!! Honestly, my favorite treats are gift baskets. It is even better when the mailman comes…and you don’t know what you’ll find inside…I just love the anticipation with this kind of gift!
Anyway, suffice it to say I’m a sucker for the Holiday gift boxes and baskets. So, when I saw that my favorite store, Whole Foods, is offering Holiday Gift Boxes this season, I got, well, a bit over-excited. Those of you who know me, know that I did.
So is it wrong to have that kidlike eagerness?
Nah. Enjoy life, right?
And, if you want to treat friends and family…but not load them down with foods with artificial preservatives, flavors and hydrogenated fats, this is a great way to go. All the products inside the gift boxes meet the Whole Foods Quality Standards.
I may just order myself another one. Or two.
As you can see in my video, I got the Ciao Down Package. This is a great one for large families—A healthy, full meal, with a special appetizer and bit of dessert!
I loved the selection of Whole Foods Gift Boxes. You can choose from:
- The Gift of Grub – Summer sausage (with no artificial nitrates!), shortbread, nuts, caramels, chocolate and more.
- You’re Zenzational — Lotions, bath salts and other personal care products.
- Get Warm, Get Fuzzy – Coffee, tea and cocoa together with plenty of sweet treats.
- “You Rock” Box o’ Choc – A tremendous amount of chocolate, including bars, cookies and brownie bites.
- Ciao Down – Pastas, sauce, pesto and other classics combine for easy Italian feasts.
I can’t decide which other one I’d really want. Shortbread vs. Coffee? Spa products? Who decided what was to be in the boxes? They are geniuses. The only hard thing about giving these gift boxes is making the choices. Seriously. (If you really cannot decide, they have gift cards, too)
Also, how often have you felt badly when you get tons of packaging? I was impressed that my package was sturdy but not overpackaged. Whole Foods says that they went green for these gift boxes. Want specifics? Here you are:
“By using a higher quality corrugated cardboard in one box instead of lower quality in two, we were able to use fewer resources. And the cardboard we did use is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (license code FSC-C101601).”And, for packing materials, they use 15% post-industrial waste shredded paper that is compostable and recyclable.
Prices range from $40 to $60 (plus shipping).
I received a Ciao Down Gift Box from Whole Foods for my Review. I have given my honest opinion.