Unique Gifts from the Co-op

Mason jars are a great way to present a simple gift.  These easy recipes use ingredients from the bulk aisle, and allow your recipient some room for creativity in the kitchen.

A teaspoon of chai spice mix in with your dry coffee grounds amps up your daily brew’s flavor, or try adding some to a classic sugar cookie recipe for an international, cozy treat.

Chai Spice Mix

4 tsp cardamom

4 tsp cinnamon

3 tsp ginger

2 tsp allspice

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp black pepper

Ranch Mix

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons garlic powder

3 tablespoons onion powder

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons paprika

2 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley


Mix all dry ingredients in a jar.

Ranch Dip 
Instructions for Recipient

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt)

1 heaping tablespoon Ranch Dip Mix

Mix well



White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Layer ingredients in a one quart jar in order. Be sure to tamp down on each added ingredient to create distinct layers. Layers 3-5 (flour, baking powder, & baking soda) should be premixed in a separate container and added to the jar as one layer.

1/3 cup Sugar

1/3 cup packed Brown Sugar

3/4 cup Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/8 tsp Baking Soda

1/8 tsp Salt

1 cup quick cooking oats

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup white chocolate chunks

Baking Instructions For Your Recipient:

Preheat oven to 375

Beat together ½ cup softened butter, 1 large egg, and 1teaspoon vanilla extract in a large bowl until well blended.

Add this cookie mix and mix well.

Place tablespoon sized balls onto ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes about 18 cookies.

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 Gift for Tea Lovers

Sunrise Souvenirs

Pair a new tea, concentrated, or loose leaf with a fresh tea infuser to perk up any tea lover. We picked a new chai flavor from Grey Duck Chai, a handy tea infuser for a mug on the go, and some of our favorite loose-leaf tea from the plethora of tea options in the bulk aisle.

  • Grey Duck Chai – Local Hand Brewed Rooibos + Minnesota Honey Chai Concentrate
    $8.99/ 32 oz
  • Tovolo TeaGo Mobile Tea Press
  • Evening in Missoula – Bulk blend of herbal teas & spices.
    $39.99/LB (Small bag pictured is .04Lb and cost $1.60)


Relaxing Rewards

Relaxing Rewards

For a busy coworker, a new mom, or a stressed out student, these gifts will put the spa back into spastic. Himalayan Salt Lamps reduce pollutants in the air and set a warm, relaxing mood to any room. Pacha soap products are handcrafted in the Midwest with environmentally responsible ingredients that smell amazing, and work great.

  • Himalayan Salt Lamp
    $19.99 (On sale for $14.99 through Jan. 3rd)
  • Pacha Holiday Soap Gift Set
    $9.99 for 4 small Pacha soaps
  • Pacha Bath Salts in a Mason Jar
    $10.99/lb – Pictured amount cost $4.29

Backyard Bonus Gifts

Backyard Bonus

The patio party doesn’t have to end when the snow finally hits the ground. Jules Loft Edible Arrangements, the One Log Fire and Holy Smokes Firestarters are three LOCAL products to spice up your winter wonderland. One Log Fire is exactly what you think it is. Light up the special wick and let one log safely burn for up to 2 hours. If you are going for a more-than-one log fire, Holy Smokes Firestarters are made from recycled church candles, and will get a bonfire going even if they are wet!

  • One Log Fire
  • Jules Loft Edible Arrangements
    $16.99 – $29.99
  • Holy Smokes! Firestarters
    $5.99 for 18 Firestarters