Shoppers Require Pure and Organic Gifts with Style this Holiday

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As mainstream consumers continue to be concerned with health and wellness, organic and natural-based products will be on most holiday shopping lists, draped in exquisite packaging.


SANTA FE, N.M.(PRWEB) – September 15, 2003 – “Much of what will drive this holiday’s gift purchasing will be consumers buying for friends what they really want for themselves; a healthier lifestyle and time alone to relax and pamper themselves,” said Cherilyn G. Swenson, founder of Spabox, an online organic spa apothecary.

More than 40 million households, or approximately 39% of the U.S. population, regularly choose organic products, according to the Natural Marketing Institute’s 2002 Organic Consumer Trends Report. With organic becoming more mainstream, organic health and spa products are expected to be top-sellers for the holidays.

“It won’t be enough to simply provide natural and organic gifts,” said Swenson. “Of course the purity of the products is most important; however, consumers put just as much significance on the packaging and style of the product. We spend as much time selecting products for their high content of natural and organic ingredients, as we do designing the packages they ship in. Consumers want exotic and luxurious. Many of our spa gifts leave our design workshop in heirloom quality fabric covered boxes or bamboo baskets, enclosed with handmade paper, organza and silk ribbons,” said Swenson.

Some of the most popular organic gifts will be home spa products. The idea of taking a soothing bath in a therapeutic sea of organic herbs and botanicals made from only pure and natural ingredients will be on many 36 to 55-year-old female shopping lists. The group makes up 40% of the organic user population, according to the Natural Marketing Institute.

“You’ll see many shoppers going out of their way to buy gifts that truly are soothing,” said Swenson. “It’s been a difficult year for many, with the down economy and high unemployment. Friends will be trying to help friends take a break from it all; at least for an hour,” said Swenson.

About Spabox

Spabox, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an online destination offering spa-based gifts and products to corporate and individual consumers. Spabox features a selection of exclusive spa gift boxes filled with luxurious spa products and also creates custom designs, based on a favorite scent or theme.

Spabox’s purpose is to bring a luxurious spa lifestyle to consumers in the privacy of their home, where they work or while they travel. All products have been hand-picked and are botanically-based, health, beauty and home products, made from a high content of natural and organic ingredients.


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