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Dealing with tough times becomes easier when you take care of yourself and look out for others by sending a personalized gift.

Months into quarantine, our language of love has been limited to words of affirmation and giving of gifts. With social distancing and lockdown measures in place, we are left to dive into the digital space to connect with our loved ones. We turn to online shopping, binge-watching series, and producing and posting videos as a way of coping. While self-care is of utmost importance, looking out for others is equally necessary as a way of extending our love to people we care about. If you want to send out self-care packages, browse through these online channels for premium curated boxes or gifts. From wellness products to gourmet treats, send someone your love today.

A MoetforMom gift box. (Photo from Instagram)

Las Arca

The premium gift curator is all about offering an array of luxurious, contemporary goods. The products range from bath and beauty essentials, jewelry, writing tools, gadget accessories, to food and home items. These come in delicate wooden boxes with elegant decor and arrangement that sends the hearts of both the sender and recipient aflutter. It is also good to know that apart from their pre-curated boxes, you can make your own—from selecting the box size, the items, to the card, you can never go wrong in bringing happiness to the recipient—even if it’s yourself.

To browse their catalog, visit www.openlasarca.com/. You can also follow their Instagram for updates.

A gift box exclusive for a Ballet Philippines online event.

Gallery By Chele

The private dining continues to reinvent themselves to go along with the changes brought by the pandemic. Their newest concept, Gallery By Chele Curated Boxes, brings the wonders of the restaurant to your home or to your online get-togethers. You can have your personalized box include crafted cocktails, premium wine, homemade pastrami and jamon, paired with your favorite or their recommended cheese.

Gallery By Chele is open for takeaways and deliveries from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 AM to 6 PM. For orders and reservations, you may contact +639175461673 or visit their Instagram or website, gallerybychele-athome.com

LEFT: a custom-made Mama and Baby Box. RIGHT: Clarity Box includes Sage Smudge and Palo Santo stick, gold-tone multi-purpose stainless steel tray, Soy Candle from Calm and Cozy, and a bottle of Amethyst Crystal Chips. (Photos from Instagram)

Sage and Ivory

As self-care is essential, especially in these times, you can always head to this boutique gifting studio for bespoke items on wellness. The shop supports local entrepreneurs, and so you can find many of the products produced here in the country. Coffee Lover and Lavender Boxes are among their bestselling ones. The latter includes a hand-poured candle, room spray, sachet with dried flower buds, and more, perfect for those in need of relaxation. The shop also carries thematic boxes like Cabin for the adventurous spirit, New Mama as a baby shower present, and Afternoon Tea for an idle time with friends.

Browse their 2020 gift collection here, or visit their Instagram for updates.

LEFT: Fresh Mayura from Full Blood Wagyu. RIGHT: Domenico Clerico, Aeroplan Servaj wine bottles in one set. (Photos from Instagram)

Artisan Cellar Door

This Makati-based premium wines and deli shop carries the finest artisanal products from around the world. You can get your favorite gourmet items in style, as a set, or with the shop’s recommended wine pairing. From Mayura Station’s wagyu beef, Cinco Jotas Jabugo’s 100% Iberico pig ham, to craft sake from Japan and handcrafted gin products with rare botanicals, you are certain to find something to delight you. You can have the deli items precut and vacuumed, and pair it with award-winning Jindi Cheeses.

Check their Instagram page or visit www.artisan.com.ph for more information.

Apéritif’s Graze Box, serves 6-10 pax, comes with Apéritif Marble Box. (Photo from Instagram)

Apéritif

From grazing tables to grazing boxes, Apéritif is well-known for its savory and sweet delicacies. For a date night, you can have their Graze Box (Savory) containing a delicious array of Fromage, grapes, cold cuts, cheese, spice jam, and more. If you prefer something decadent, choose between the Sweet Sampler Box (Black series) that includes their bestselling Reese’s Dark Chocolate Cookies or their regular one containing chocolate-dipped fruits and glazed donuts. Each box comes with a bottle of wine or champagne, perfect for an intimate celebration or a simple indulge-yourself-day.

To order, contact +639178448558, visit www.aperitifph.com, or follow their Instagram.

LEFT: custom-made box with Auro Chocolate. RIGHT: custom-made box for a wedding featuring a Taste by Grace jam. (Photos from Instagram)

Winsome Box

Whether you are sending a present to a loved one or doing corporate giveaways, this creative gifting services carry an extensive range of gifts. Their collection is based on life’s moments, hoping to elevate such experience. Some of the themes include Lovely Mornings that contain local home-crafted coffee and chocolates to warm up the giftee’s morning. It is also good to know the shop partnered with different artisanal brands like Auro Chocolate and Taste by Grace, promoting local and small businesses along the way. When you order from Winsome Box, you can be certain each box has been thoughtfully curated, keeping the interests and personality of the recipient in mind.

You may fill out this form to order, or visit their Instagram page for more updates.

@manilife_ peanut butter, @picspeanutbutter, @momafoods porridge pot, @lizis_official organic granola, and @basiliocoffee ground coffee. (Photo from Instagram)

Raw Bites

A monthly subscription of Raw Bites will give you the healthiest, GMO-free snacks and juices from the country and across the globe. Browsing through their shop, you will see the wide range of natural, gluten-free, and halal items like hand-cooked potato crisps, vegan-friendly jars of nut butter, organic brown rice drinks, and fruit snacks without preservatives. Scrolling through their bright and vibrant Instagram account will have you subscribing to get their boxes in no time.

Visit www.rawbites.com.ph for more information. You may also join their Viber community to get the first-hand news on new products and restocks.

Petite Box. (Photo from Instagram)

Edible Box Co.

Specializing in curated wines, spirits, and cheese, this Quezon City-based business is your go-to destination for premium food pairings. Their grazing boxes include a scrumptious selection of dried fruits, cocktail onions, roasted nuts, and different types of cheese and charcuterie. They also have Brunch options like the Rustic and Epic containing croissant, waffle, banana walnut bread, yogurt, and granola. For cheese lovers, try their Say Cheese with 4 kinds of cheese and 4 types of gourmet crackers with truffle honey and more. You are certain to keep ordering their edible boxes no matter the occasion.

You can contact +639190088733, email at [email protected], or follow their Instagram for orders and more information.

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