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Metro Gift Guide 2022: Wellness Picks For Your Loved Ones

This holiday season, give the gift of health and wellbeing!

The night is brighter in color with twinking lights. The air is cooler and crisper. The streets are busier with tiangges, and food stalls. This is it—Christmas is coming! With the pandemic steadily decreasing, people are now ready to celebrate the holidays in full swing. If there’s one key takeaway from the past two years, it’s that health is truly wealth. We simply cannot live to the full when our bodies aren’t taken care of! This season, there are many wellness options so we can give the gift of health to our family and friends.


Check out some of our picks that don't only elevate and boost the health of the recipient, these wellness gift ideas will surely delight, too!


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1. Vitamins & Supplements

Remember the time (not so long ago) when vitamins and supplements were being hoarded to the point of stores losing stocks? The pandemic really taught us that taking health supplements must be a part of our daily routine. Puritan’s Pride has thoughtfully curated boxed gift bundles and there’s one for everybody!


Immunity Bundle Pack (includes Zinc, Vitamin C, with a free bottle of Vitamin D; P1203) This trio is perfect for officemates, friends, and family for their daily immune boost! Vitamin C & Zinc are some of the more popular vitamins with tons of health benefits essential for optimal health. Its health benefits include support for the immune system, antioxidant health, skin care and cardiovascular (heart) system. Shop here.

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Brighten and Protect Bundle (includes Vitamin C and Glutathione; P1669) Your beauty conscious tita and girlfriends will surely love this one! Not only is this pair essential for the immune system's proper functioning, but it is vital in building and repairing tissue and cells that give a brighter skin glow. Shop here.


Beauty Fit Bundle (includes Apple Cider Vinegar tablets and Hair, Skin, & Nails Vitamins; P1139) This bundle will make your fitness buddies’ day! With weight management support, Apple Cider Vinegar is the go-to for claiming fitness goals, helping control cravings and speed up metabolism. It has Acetic Acid that aids gut health with its antimicrobial effects. Paired with the Hair, Skin, Nails vitamins that’s packed with Collagen, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Vitamin D3, it strengthens and keeps hair, skin, and nails healthy! Shop here.


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2. Personal Care Products

Now who wouldn’t love a curated personal care gift set? Indulge your recipient’s bath time routine and level up with natural & sustainable products that are safe for them and the environment, while championing a Filipino brand that gives back. 


Human Nature’s Christmas bundles are not only affordable, but they come in pretty gift bags, too! With so many to choose from, they surely have a gift set that’s fitting for everyone on your list. These products are at least 95% natural, sustainable, locally made, plus, these gifts give back to their partnered underprivileged communities when you choose to purchase from them! Not to mentioned each product comes with a stamped bible verse your recipient can look up, and it surely adds to the hope and love the Christmas spirit brings! 


Busy with the hustle and bustle? Cut down on shopping time and visit their website and you can do a one-time check out that enables you to send your gifts to multiple recipients at a time! Shop their curated personal gift sets here.

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3. Online Courses

As the year closes and everyone gets in a reflective mood, many are looking for ways to improve themselves. For your friends and loved ones that are into personal development, there are a variety of online courses that you can gift them as a way to show your support! From self mastery to personal and professional skills, the course options seem quite endless. 

SkillShare.com offers a lot of classes led by global teachers, instructors, and professionals. They even have team plans that you can share with your circles with the same interests and hobbies! They also offer one month free trial for personalized programs with unlimited access to inspiring classes, and they have tracking systems so users can monitor their progress. From cooking to makeup to professional skills, SkillShare has it all for anyone and everyone.


Jordan Peterson’s Self-Authoring Writing Program

For your friends and family who want to deepen their understanding of self so they can chart better futures, this one is for them. According to their website:

“People who spend time writing carefully about themselves become happier, less anxious and depressed and physically healthier. They become more productive, persistent and engaged in life. This is because thinking about where you came from, who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.”


The best part? This course is on promo! At just 29.90 USD (roughy PhP1,700), 2 individuals get to access their full suite! You can even gift yourself this course and gift one to your bestie so you can grow through it together.


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4. Personal Blender

Personal blenders are a must-have for health and fitness enthusiasts who love smoothies and salad dressings! Preparing your own and knowing exactly what ingredients go into your food is important to those who are health conscious, so this is the ultimate gift for them. These blenders are portable, rechargeable, self-cleaning and some are even water-resistant, too! These babies have so many designs, shapes and sizes to choose from, it’ll surely bring shouts of joy to the one you’ll gift this to. Shop here.

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5. Spa Gift Certificates

A soothing massage can really ease the body and mind to wind down and relax. Why not give the gift of rest with spa gift certificates? With everyone’s busyness this season, I’m sure your recipient will beam with gratitude when they get these! 

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The Spa has gift certificates (in P1000 denominations) so your monita/monito gets to savor and enjoy their services. Their popular Signature Hilot Massage starts at P1540 for the executive suite, while their calming and nourishing Aroma Facial Massage starts at P1045. With branches in The Podium, Powerplant Mall, Alabang Town Center, Greenbelt 1, Shangri-La Plaza, Bonifacio High Street, & Trinoma, the wellness house is easy to access. The soothing ambiance, luxury suites, delicious ginger tea, and highly trained therapists will be worth the recipient’s visit. Truly a fitting and perfect gift to couples, parents, and besties! Shop here.


6. Unique Fitness Classes

Of course, to be physically fit is on everybody’s resolution list after all the holiday feasts! For your friends who want to find a fun fitness routine, there’s 808 Studio, Manila’s first boutique dance fitness studio! Having opened their doors to face-to-face classes in The Podium Mall just 4 months ago, the trendy and club-inspired fitness studio is getting packed—fast!

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The studio definitely brings a surge of energy with their immersive neon party lights and banging pop music! Don’t be fooled by its aesthetic though, it has shock absorbent floors (70% sprung floors so it’s gentle on your knees), massive wall mirrors, and dumbbells for every session. The best part, there’s no dance experience necessary! Just put on your dancing (rubber) shoes and get ready to have fun and sweat! 


Rates start at P1200 for in-studio first timer package, while it’s P1000 for online one week first-timer unlimited. You can personalize gift cards here. Shop here.


For other fun fitness options, there’s rhythm boxing over at Electric Studio (they have branches in Taguig, Mandaluyong, Makati, and Alabang), indoor wall climbing at Climb Central Manila (located at Greenfield District, Mandaluyong), and Roller Disco at Fisher Mall (Quezon City). 


Presents are kind and generous gestures that we celebrate and mind this Christmas season. What better way to show our love than by giving gifts that prioritize wellness and health! 


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