Christmas Cheer @ Starbucks: 2018 Planners, Beverages, and More

To be honest, my year is never complete without discovering what’s in store for us at Starbucks for the holidays. And just last weekend, I along with fellow bloggers and media partners witnessed the unveiling of the much-awaited Starbucks Christmas beverages, food, merchandise, and — of course — the Starbucks 2018 planners.

Starbucks Christmas 2017

Everyone wanted to take a picture of the centerpiece: a Christmas-themed table with holiday decor and the Starbucks holiday food items

New and returning favorites make it to Starbucks’s Christmas Menu for 2017. Among them are the Chocolate Crepe Cake, Truffle Brownie Cheesecake, Belgian Chocolate Strawberry Cake, and Chocolate Toffee Nut Loaf

There’s also the Rocky Road Cookie

Savory items include Chicken Fajita Roll; Ham & Egg on Brioche Bun; Christmas Ham, Egg White, and Edam Cheese on Croissant Bun; and Roasted Turkey and Chicken With Bacon on Cranberry Bread

Starbucks Christmas 2017

Love the train going around the table!

Starbucks Christmas 2017

Christmas village elements decorate the table

I guess the one thing everyone’s excited about are the planners. So here they are:

Starbucks 2018 Planners

Starbucks Philippines’ Keith Cole and Denise Barrameda introduce the Starbucks 2018 Planners

Starbucks 2018 Planner

The Starbucks 2018 Planners boast a design inspired by the Kape Vinta. There are 2 designs with 2 sizes (small and regular), and each planner has a recycled leather cover, calendar, stencil, and an exclusive Kape-Vinta inspired Pilipinas Starbucks Card.

Yes, each planner has an exclusive Starbucks Card that’s not available in the store counters. You have to get the planner to get the card.

So how to get a Starbucks 2018 Planner? Of course you know how this goes: sticker collecting. You can get stickers by purchasing 9 core (year-round) drinks and 9 beverages from this year’s holiday line-up:

Starbucks Holiday Beverages 2018

The Starbucks Holiday Beverages, from left: Toffee Nut Crunch Latte, Christmas Tree Peppermint Dark Mocha, and Vanilla Nougat Latte

This year’s theme is “Giving Good,” and Starbucks Philippines lives up to it by giving its patrons not just these items but also a super-duper treat. Would you believe that you can be one of the lucky persons to enjoy Starbucks coffee every day for a whole year? Yes, you read that right! This is open to everyone who gets the Starbucks 2018 Planners. Just activate the card enclosed in the planner with minimum Php300 and register it to a My Starbucks Rewards account from January 1 to 31, 2018. Starbucks will draw 20 winners of Starbucks for a month and another set of 20 winners of Starbucks for a year!

So if you want to enjoy a Grande beverage (with up to 2 add-ons) for 365 days, get any of the Starbucks 2018 Planners and register the exclusive Starbucks Card attached. Now that’s a gift I won’t mind getting!

Here are some Starbucks-exclusive items you’ll find perfect for the season of gift-giving:

Starbucks Christmas Tumbler

Mugs and tumblers that carry the design of this year’s Starbucks Red Cups (which are not exactly red at all, haha!)

Starbucks Christmas Merchandise

More of the red-and-snowflake designs for tumblers, mugs, and Christmas charms

Starbucks Christmas Merchandise

The Bearista Bears with the alternative Christmas designs

Starbucks Christmas Merchandise

Blue and snowflakes. I’m guessing my kid will love the tumbler (very “Frozen,” LOL!)

Starbucks Christmas Coffee and Teavana

Starbucks Coffee and Teavana Selections for the holidays

Starbucks Mugs

Love these mugs! The Manila mug is available in Metro Manila only, Cebu in Cebu only, and the Philippines mug anywhere in the country. I was told that all three mugs are available in the airports. Hmm…

Excited for Christmas at Starbucks? I know I am! All these items, as well as the stickers for the planners, are available starting today, November 2! So head to a Starbucks store nearest you to check out all these goodies!

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