By: Halle On: December 17, 2015
The holiday season is a whirlwind – here before you know it and gone in a flash. Which often leaves us scrambling to find last minute gifts for hard-to-shop-for friends and family. Your co-op offers a wide variety of products that make excellent gifts for everyone left on your shopping list. Introduce them to an exciting local product, a decadent specialty chocolate, or your favorite Rogue Valley wine. Whether you choose one or two items, or create a gift basket full of goodies, the receiver of your gift will surely be delighted to receive your tasteful and unique (and flavorful!) gift. Peruse our holiday gift guide below for inspiration:
The Foodie: Heavenly Organics White Honey; Matcha Green Tea; Rumiano Grass-Fed Smoked Cheddar; Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue; Himalayan Pink Sea Salt; Rinaldo's Garlic Gold (Toasted Garlic in EVOO); Olli Wild Boar Salame; Sherry's Pasta Pestos; aged balsamic vinegar; tapenades
The Party Host: Noble Coffee; Frey Wine; Pizzolato Fields Prosecco; Lesley Stowe Rainforest Crisps; Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese; Olli Truffle Salame; Fever-Tree Tonic Waters; Mary's Gone Crackers Gluten-Free Crackers; Sahale Nut Mixes; R.W. Knudson Sparkling Ciders
The Locavore: Shibumi Balsamic Reduction; Rogue Creamery cheeses; Flying B Honey; Griffin Creek Coffee; Dancing Rooster Superior Sriracha; Siskiyou Alpaca Jerky; Walkabout Brewing beers; Caldera beers; Rogue Valley wines
The Coworker: Dagoba Hot Cocoa; Good Bean Coffee; Oshala Farm teas; tea infuser; Lulu's Chocolates; candles; organic popcorn; calendar
The Health Nut: Lifefactory Glass Water Bottle; Mickelberry Gardens Honey Tonics; Livin' Spoonful Sprouted Crackers; Probars; bubble baths; beeswax candles; natural incense
The College Student: Lifefactory Hot Bev Glass Bottle; Equal Exchange Hot Cocoa; Griffin Creek Coffee Cold Brews; Bliss bars; Emergen-C; Wishgarden Herbal Remedies; Badger Lip Balm; Sappo Hill soaps; dried fruits, nuts, and candies from the bulk department
The Beauty Buff: Weleda skin care; One With Nature Dead Sea Bath Salts and Soaps; Wild Carrot Lavender Honey Mask; bubble baths; Zum Goat Milk soaps; Andalou Naturals Hand Cream; scarf; bracelet
The Hot & Spicy Enthusiast: Dancing Rooster Sriracha; Gochujang Fermented Chili Paste; O'Brother That's Hot Jalapeno Hot Sauce; Ginger People Crystallized Ginger; Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate Lemon Ginger with Black Pepper; Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon, Cayenne, & Cherries
The Chocolate Lover: Theo; Alter Eco truffles and bars; Santosha; Divine; Equal Exchange; Green & Black's; Chocolove; Endangered Species
The Wine Connoisseur: Quady North; Schultz; RoxyAnn Winery; Cliff Creek Cellars; Grizzly Peak Winery; Edenvale; Agate Ridge; Wild Wines; South Stage Cellars; Nectar Creek Meads
If you opt to create a gift basket, present your present in a beautiful handwoven Bolga basket. Or get creative and assemble the gift in a Hands on Hemp Reusable Produce/Bulk Bag, a Medford Food Co-op Reusable Tote, or a handmade bag from Birdie Bags.
For the truly difficult-to-shop-for, get them a gift certificate or give the gift of ownership! Purchase a co-op share for your loved one and give the gift that truly keeps on giving: back to the owner and back to the community.