Austin, Texas (Dec.6, 2010) — Today kicks off 12 days of gift boxes at Whole Foods Market! December 6 through 17, the leading natural and organic grocer is offering U.S. customers a chance to receive one of its new holiday gift boxes. By simply signing up for any of the company’s free email newsletters in stores or online at, one lucky shopper will be chosen each day for 12 days.

Whole Foods Market offers three newsletters to help shoppers get the latest local sales information, coupons, recipes, exclusive offers and even healthy holiday tips:

  • Whole Foods Market News

    Features the latest specials, store news, coupons, health-and-money-savings tips, delivered several times a month.

  • Whole Foods Market Recipes-

    Features simple cooking tips and delicious recipes celebrating natural, fresh ingredients delivered twice a month.

  • Whole Foods Market Local Store News and Sales-

    Features the best deals, special sales and community event updates from a shopper’s favorite store.

“During this season of giving, we are excited to spread cheer by rewarding 12 lucky winners with one of our new holiday gift boxes. From snacking to relaxation, we carefully selected the ideal products to fit the theme of each gift box,” said Whole Foods Market’s Global Vice President of Purchasing, Jim Speirs. “Simply sign up to receive Whole Foods Market email newsletters chock full of useful information, and we will enter your name for a chance have a gift box delivered to your doorstep.”

Just in time for the holiday season, the new box line has five different themes and is available for purchase online only at Ranging from $40 to $60 each (plus shipping), the selections include:

  • The Gift of Grub ($60)

    This is the gift of epic edibility. From all-natural summer sausage, pretzel crisps and aged cheddar cheese straws, to organic peppermint stick chocolate, classic shortbread and gourmet pecans, this choice is perfect for snackers of all ages.



  • You’re Zenzational ($60)

    With its lotions and potions, this gift box array will relax anyone on your shopping list. It includes soothing lavender lotion and shower gel, mineral bath salts, pillow mist, a sleep mask, a bath pillow, and even a candle and tea to further calm the soul.



  • Get Warm, Get Fuzzy ($50)

    Inside this box is a steamy collection of specialty coffee, tea, and hot chocolate paired with sweet treats like gourmet caramel sweetener, fruit-and-nut mix, mocha wafer rolls, biscotti bites and dark chocolate espresso beans.

  • You Rock Box o’ Choc ($50)

    This bottomless box cocoa-themed goodness includes organic and Fair Trade selections of chocolate bars, a gift collection of chocolates, dipped sandwich cookies and brownie bites, peanut butter chocolate wafers, chocolate cherry trail mix and hot chocolate.

  • Ciao Down ($40)

    With fixings for a simple Italian supper, this selection includes pasta, Italian herb pasta sauce, basil pesto, extra virgin olive oil crostini, dry roasted almonds and truffled espresso clusters. Buon Appetito!

No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. All Whole Foods Market newsletter subscribers who sign up in-store or at December 6 through 17, 2010, will be automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a Gift Box ($40-60 value). Complete Official Rules can be found at the online entry site and at participating stores. Winners will be selected at random and contacted by email or telephone. Whole Foods Market respects the privacy of subscribers and will not sell or otherwise share information with any third party. Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time. To read the company’s complete privacy policy, please visit Void where prohibited. Individual products and flavors in each box represent a typical selection and are subject to change. Not all items have been mentioned.