By Chloe Brant and Yvonne Pflieger

Still needing some inspiration on what Christmas Gifts to get your loved ones, friends, or colleagues? Don’t worry, there’s still time to get your Christmas Shopping done and we’ve got you covered at the Co-Op!  Here are some Christmas Gift Ideas:

Why not put together a nice hamper of healthy goodies?

Fill up on some of our lovely dips or try Kehoe’s dips and vegan spreads. Add some yoghurt, raw nuts and treats, fresh bread, maybe some cheese and olives, fresh fruit and veg. Kombucha in a nice bottle is always a looker – bring your own reusable jar or bottle or get one from the shop. Et voila, you have a lovely hamper ready.

Make it vegan by omitting the cheese and adding some Coyo coconut yoghurt and/or beautiful vegan chocolates from Alter Eco and delicious Raw Chocolate from Loving Earth – healthy, sustainable, fair trade and in compostable packaging.

Make it Italian by adding in pasta sauce or pesto and a selection of our pastas like the black bean spaghetti.

For the tea lover choose from our extensive range of loose leaf teas and herbal infusions including, Ginger Glow, Echinacea Boost and many other everyday favourites and add in some local raw honey. Our Organic Coffee is for those early mornings when you need the perfect brew to start off the day.

If you are keen to encourage someone to grow their own veggies or if you have a gardener amongst your friends, give them the gift of seeds from Greenpatch.

Pasta Sauces
Greenpatch Seeds

For further zero waste gift ideas and the travellers amongst us, check out our fully compostable Bamboo toothbrushes, organic tooth paste and deodorants and our wide range of natural soaps.

Bento boxes and HoneyBee Beesewax Food Wraps are the alternative to take-away containers and cling wrap and come in handy when you need them to pick up some snacks on the way.

For the wanderer, pick up a Co-Op Gift Card – Because you’re not sure when they’ll be back in town but know they’ll be visiting the Manly Food Co-Op when they are!

And there are still some of our pre-made zero waste gift packs available, check them out here: and don’t forget our Christmas Raffle is still open. Get your ticket(s) for your change to win a Co-Op gift voucher of up to $1,000!

From all of us at the Co-Op, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, a lovely time off and a Happy New Year! 🙂

Bento Boxes
GIft Packs
Christmas Raffle

Most product photos courtesy of Ariela Plaza Photography