The holidays are back, and so are your favorite Starbucks seasonal flavors and gifting ideas. Here’s an up-close look on the Starbucks 2016 holiday menu and premium items that will surely give you, your family, and friends a unique Starbucks Experience this Christmas.
The annual Starbucks Philippines planner tradition
For Starbucks fans, the holidays mean it’s time to collect stickers to redeem the much-awaited Starbucks planner. And for the 2016 edition, Starbucks partners with legendary Moleskine® to create the Limited Edition Starbucks by Moleskine® 2016 planner.
Moleskine® is the heir and successor to the legendary notebooks used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin. Beloved by the creative community, the brand carries over its notable design to create a Starbucks planner that is durable and versatile, with a simple, straight-to-the-point format and lots of free spaces where you can write and doodle.
All planners are made with acid free paper and subjected to rigorous quality controls to ensure every detail is preserved.
Creating new chapters in your Starbucks by Moleskine® 2016 planner is made even more special as you’ll get to help non-profit organizations Teach For The Philippines (TFP) and the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) to fund their advocacies.
Special holiday beverages
Collecting stickers for the Limited Edition Starbucks by Moleskine® 2016 planner is still as fun and exciting as ever with Starbucks bringing back its festive holiday beverages. Aside from the returning seasonal favorites Toffee Nut Latte and Peppermint Mocha, Starbucks also unveils the all new Christmas Panettone Latte.
Take in the festive mood as you take a sip of the newest holiday beverage, the Christmas Panettone Latte. This deliciously festive beverage is inspired by the classic Italian Christmas pastry, the Panettone, which is a type of sweet bread loaf similar to a fruitcake traditionally prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year.
You’ll be transported to an Italian romantic holiday with Christmas Panettone Latte‘s sweet pastry aroma, buttery taste, and orange, cranberry and apple sprinkles. It goes perfectly with steamed milk and roasted espresso, topped off with whipped cream and a medley of dried fruits for a textural and delicious twist on a classic holiday tradition.
The Card that keeps on gifting
Receive great rewards for every purchase of your favorite Starbucks beverages using a Starbucks Card. Crafted with specialized designs, each iconic Starbucks Card will surely spark a smile on any occasion.
This year, be enchanted with Starbucks featured Cards as it partners with Swarovski®, the world’s leading producer of precision-cut crystals. Send your best Yuletide wishes to your family and friends through the Starbucks x Swarovski® Mini Card, decorated with 29 dazzling Swarovski® crystals. This special limited edition card can be redeemed through an initial consumable load amount of PhP2,500.
The Starbucks Holiday Tree and Snowman Card designs are also back for an initial consumable load amount of PhP300, these classic cards serves as a perfect gift idea that anyone on your list will surely love.
More treats to complement the season
Perfect for those who prefer to brew coffee at home, Starbucks welcomes the return of the Starbucks® Christmas Blend, which has been enjoyed by millions around the world for more than 30 years. To create this blend, Starbucks ages some of its finest Sumatra beans for up to five years, and as the coffee rests, it develops a spicy, cedary, deep and earthy flavor. These beans are then combined with robust coffee beans from Asia-Pacific and vibrant coffees from Latin America to result in a full-bodied coffee.
You can now also enjoy Starbucks® Christmas Blend Espresso Roast, Starbucks® Christmas Blonde Roast, Starbucks VIA® Ready Brew Christmas Blend and Starbucks Christmas Blend Origami™ to complement sparkling conversations at a dinner party or sweet holiday treats.
Pair up any of your favorite Starbucks beverage with new holiday food items like the Starbucks White Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake, Birthday Cake, Dark Belgian Chocolate Cake, Rocky Road Cookie stuffed with Oreo, Italian Pocket, and Roasted Chicken and Turkey Wrap, as well as some returning Christmas favorites like the Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf, Chicken Fajita Roll, Gingerbread Cookie, Peppermint Brownie and Chocolate Crepe Cake.
Starbucks also unveils its new pasta lineup, the Penne Al Formaggio and Spinach Lasagna, perfect for people who love pairing their pastas with coffee, as well as the Starbucks Biscotti collection which includes individually-wrapped artisanal biscotti packaged in a beautiful box with premium metallic gold printing and metallic pantone lines, great as a Christmas party giveaway.
Coffee-inspired holiday gifting ideas
The Starbucks limited edition holiday collection definitely suits every coffee lover and trendsetting Starbucks fan. Make your loved ones feel special each time they use their own Starbucks x S’Well Bottles— the ultimate bottle solution that marries form and function that can keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot beverages hot for 12 hours. This well-designed bottle is available in Rowboat Red, Sparkling Champagne and London Chimney colors.
Starbucks also brings more gift items this year like its fashionable holiday mugs, Starbucks Acrylic Tumblers, holiday Waterbottles & Cold Cups, Starbucks Little Giftables and the adorable Starbucks Santa Boy and Santa Girl Bearista Bear.
Yearly, Starbucks reimagines the holiday experience in its stores, staying true to many seasonal traditions while adding innovative and relevant products for Filipino holiday shoppers. For more information about the Starbucks by Moleskine® 2016 planner, Starbucks Cards, and the Starbucks holiday menu and merchandises, visit www.starbucks.ph.
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