Scattered throughout the grocery store in Seoul this past week were displays of gift boxes. Seollal, the Lunar New Year for Koreans, it is one of the country's most important holidays. In anticipation for the big event, gift boxes full of prettily-packaged skin & hair products, produce and snacks were ready for the taking. Not so keen on buying the box of SPAM? Try the octagonal box of mushrooms - 30% off for only $52. Or try the smaller box of nuts and mushrooms for just $33. Different fungus and seaweed was also available, along with perfect specimens of oranges, apples and Korean pears.
Such pretty boxes of rice cakes.
This box of ginseng seems to be posing for a family photo.
While I don't anticipate any gift boxes coming my way, I'm perfectly happy with the extra two days off. Yipee!