by: Carl Haakenstad, Bulk Buyer
If practical gifts are more your style, there are plenty of ways you can shop for people on your list in the Co-op’s bulk section. For that friend with a sweet tooth, bring an attractive jar or container to the bulk department and fill it with decadent Chocolate Covered Cherries or Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds and Espresso Beans. For your gourmet relative – purchase some bulk organic olive oil or vinegar and infuse it with fresh or dried herbs. The coffee-lover in your family would surely appreciate a pound of organic, fair-trade coffee and complimented with a durable French-press or Oneota Co-op travel mug.
Maybe you’ve got a secret recipe that you just can’t part with. Momma Haakenstad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies or Grandma’s Five-Alarm Chili? Layer decorative jars with the dry ingredients for your favorite secret recipe and then use a piece of ribbon to attach the instructions and wet ingredient measurements to the jar (but not the full recipe – wink wink). A special one-of-a-kind gift and the recipe still stays locked away in Grandma’s recipe vault.
With so many delectable products throughout the bulk department, the inventive gift-giver can easily design personalized gift ideas that are fun, affordable, and one-of-a-kind.