In the (St.) Nick of Time: 5 Last Minute Holiday Gifts from the Co-op

In search of a last minute gift this holiday season? The St. Peter Food Co-op is well-known for our food, including our deli and grocery items, but we also carry a variety of unique gifts perfect for everyone on your list. Here are a just a few ideas for holiday gifts from the Co-op.

During Owner Appreciation Days (December 21-24), Co-op owners are eligible for discounts throughout the store, which could make shopping for your favorite foodie even more affordable. The more you spend, the more you save… learn more about becoming a Co-op owner today!

Holiday Gifts from the Co-op:

a photo of Christmas Fir Essential Oil from Juniper RidgeChristmas Fir Essential Oil from Juniper Ridge

Smell the holidays all year round with this wildcrafted blend made from essential oils of Fir and Pine. Juniper Ridge works with Christmas tree farmers to buy their unsold trees, giving a second life to trees that might otherwise be thrown out. Talk about a gift you can feel good about! The Co-op also carries smudge sticks and incense from Juniper Ridge. More about Juniper Ridge: Website | Facebook

a photo of Nutty Squirrel NutcrackerNutty Squirrel Nutcracker

For the person who loves adorably functional gifts… Lift the tail on this cast aluminum squirrel, and place a nut in his mouth. Press down to crack, and enjoy.

a photo of Evolution Salt Co. LampsEvolution Salt Co. Lamps

Would a high quality Himalayan salt crystal lamp be perfect for someone on your list? We have three different varieties from Evolution Salt Co., a company that believes in Fair Trade practices, eco-friendly and socially responsible manufacturing practices, consumer-friendly products, and sharing their passion for a holistic lifestyle. More about Evolution Salt Co.: Website | Facebook

a photo of African Market BasketsAfrican Market Baskets

Working directly with artisans in Bolgatanga, Ghana, proceeds from the sale of these baskets help to provide healthcare, education, and financial support to over 1,000 African villagers and their children. Each basket is unique and handmade from river grass, known as “elephant grass” by local weavers. More about African Market Baskets: Website | Facebook

a photo of StirsbyStirsby (crafted locally in Edina, MN)

Pronounced  “STIRS-bee”, these locally-handcrafted kitchen tools are made to stir anything from sauces to stir-frys to soups. Carved by hand from non-first-growth hardwoods and scrap wood from a fine furniture shop, the tools are finished with food-safe Mahoney Utility Finish Oil (walnut oil used on wooden salad bowls). Perfect for that foodie who loves supporting local artisans! More about Stirsby: Website | Facebook

The list doesn’t stop there… The Co-op carries fair trade hats, mittens, and more from Andes Gifts; socks from Maggie’s Organics; hanging succulent gardens from local Gullywash Gardens; and handcrafted pottery from our neighbors at the Arts Center of Saint Peter. Happy holidays!

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