Shopping shorts: Holiday products, promos


Posted at Dec 12 2012 05:41 PM | Updated as of Dec 13 2012 01:41 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Here are some announcements related to holiday products and promos.

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Stiletto tape dispenser

3M, known for its Post-it and Scotch brands, is offering new products to help Filipinos complete their Christmas gift list.

One of these items is the Stiletto tape dispenser, which is shaped like the popular women’s shoes, ideal for “fashionista” friends and relatives. It comes in two colors: Hot Pink and Classic Black.

Another is the Super Sticky Specialty Note, which hold on longer and stronger than regular sticky notes. It has three designs – stars, hearts and flowers – for more personalized and creative note-writing.

There is also the Pop-Up Note dispenser, which are ideal gifts for classmates, co-workers, parents and people who enjoy taking down notes. It comes in novelty heart and apple shapes.

Dolce Gusto’s new machines

Nescafe’s multi-beverage maker, Dolce Gusto, recently launched two manual machines in an effort to give customers a better coffee experience at home during the holidays.

The Piccolo and the Circolo join the lineup of Dolce Gusto’s automatic machines known for its “pop, lock and drop” system.

The Dolce Gusto machines are not limited to making café-style coffee, offering flavors such as Chococino and Nestea Peach.

Don Papa Rum holiday canister

Don Papa small batch rum, which was launched last July, now comes in a holiday canister just in time for Christmas.

The limited edition canister is available in selected win and spirits stores such as Ralphs, Rustans and S&R until the end of the year, and is marketed as an ideal gift for the holidays.

Don Papa Rum is best enjoyed as it is, on the rocks, or in a cocktail such as the Liquid Butterscotch made by the brand’s in-house mixologist, Kath Eckstein.

MaxVit capsules

The Revicon Max capsules were recently relaunched as MaxVit, targeted at males who want to “keep the romance burning” this holiday season.

The softgel capsules contain the same Revicon Max formula powered by Royal Jelly that promises to reduce fatigue, and Ginseng that aims to recharge the body’s energy supply.

MaxVit is available in leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide and is priced at P12 per capsule.

Crocs shoe sale

Crocs, the footwear brand known for its comfortable clogs with holes, recently launched a month-long Christmas sale where customers who buy a minimum of P4,500 worth of items can get their next pair of shoes at half the price.

Those who use their Citibank credit card may enjoy 0% interest for a six-month installment. The sale covers Crocs’ Fall/Holiday collection, which includes wedges, ballet flats, slip-ons and sandals for women; boat shoes, sneakers and leather slip-ons for men; and clogs, sneakers and sandals for children.

Crocs’ Christmas sale covers all of the brand’s stores nationwide and runs until December 31.