The holiday season is upon us and this is the LAST cart cycle before Christmas and New Year’s! We know the stress is on for finding holiday gifts for everyone in your life, which is why we’ve created an easy list of gifts in a range of prices. Sharing gifts from Iowa Food Cooperative is great for so many reasons, we had to make a list!
1. Introduce people in your life to the Iowa Food Cooperative. This is not only a gift to your loved ones, but a gift to IFC and our producers! By introducing new people to IFC you help us build a strong network that can support more Iowa farmers and producers. Want to introduce a friend to IFC in an easy and direct way? Order a gift card here.
2. Direct your extra holiday spending towards a retail system you believe in. IFC is a positive place to spend your holiday money. 85 percent of every purchase goes directly to the producer and the remainder goes towards supporting IFC’s efforts, including marketing our products for our producers and helping them reach a wider audience. You vote with your dollars as an IFC member, so why not extend it to your holiday shopping?
3. There’s really something for everyone! We have a lot more than “just” food! Check out our holiday shopping guide below and you’ll find gifts that are great for spouses, co-workers, friends, youngsters, dogs, and more!
$10 or Less Gift Ideas
Infused Oil & Vinegar Gift Sets from Pickle Creek Herbal
Our mouths are watering the flavor combinations Pickle Creek Herbal has put together for their gift sets. Basil Olive Oil and Strawberry Basil Vinegar would make a fantastic sweet salad dressing. For something more savory try Greek Basil & Garlic and Rosemary Vinegar. A fantastic gift for salad lovers, chefs, fitness gurus, or yourself! Browse their selection here!
Dip Mixes to your holiday potluck. Our eyes are on the Garlic Galore Dip Mix and the Sun Dried Tomato Basil Dip Mix. Order yours here.
We have a wonderful selection of handmade from soaps that range in scent from plain lye to floral lavender and crunchy, earth mother soap! These are great for stocking stuffers, gifts for co-workers and friends, or just a fun pick-me up for yourself! Browse our selection here.
Handmade Candles from Elements of Rejuvenation
These handmade soy wax candles have amazingly strong scents that are not overpowering. We know many of our members only burn these candles in their homes and we think this is an excellent way to introduce your friends and family to the unique products Iowa Food Cooperative offers! Browse the great list of scents here.
Jams and Jellies
Iowa Orchard and Twin Girls Garden have a selection of locally made and grown jams and jellies for sale this cycle. These are great for taking or sending to family and friends in far-flung places our for your Aunt Sally who has toast for breakfast every morning. See your options here.
Lip Balm and Lotion Bars
Several producers are selling lip balms made with environmentally conscious practices and lotion bars in unique scents. These are great stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts, or just a fun treat for yourself! Browse our selection here.
Treats for Your Pup
We all love to spoil our pets at the holidays! Purrfect Muttchies has (pre-wrapped!) pet treats in a variety of flavors sure to please pups of any size, shape, and hair-length. Browse the flavors here.
$10-25 Gift Ideas
Soap Gift Bags from Pickle Creek Herbal
Pickle Creek Herbal has wonderful gift bags that include lip balm, bath salt, and soap in four unique scents. This is wonderful gift for a friend, co-worker, or loved one–and a fantastic deal at only $12! Browse their offerings here.
Fudge from Iowa Orchard
Everyone loves fudge! But not everyone has the time to make it themselves. Order an 8×8 dish of Iowa Orchard’s rich fudge for your holiday party, as a gift for a chocolate-loving friend, or to divide as small gifts for friends, family, or coworkers! Order yours here.
Iowa Roasted Coffee
Corazon Coffee Company and Greene Bean Coffee are favorite producers among our members and we are sure their friends and family will love these amazing coffee bean flavors as well! This is a great gift paired with a coffee mug for the coffee lover in your life! Order yours here.
Let your gift recipient decide for themselves! IFC has gift certificates for sale in increments of $25 as well as gift memberships. This is a great gift for friends and family, but you’re also giving the gift of growth to IFC! As our way of saying thank you we do not charge a 15 percent fee on these products.
$25-50 Gift Ideas
Gift Baskets from WW Homestead Dairy
WW Homestead Dairy has three fantastic gift baskets available for the dairy lover in your life! Choose from a Cheddar Cheese Sampler gift box, a Cheese Curd Sampler gift box, or our personal favorite, the Taste of WW Homestead Dairy gift box. Browse their selection here!
Holiday Breakfast Gift Box and Soup & Bread Gift Box from Wildwood Farms
These unique gift boxes are full of yummy gifts that keep on giving! The breakfast gift box includes pancake mixes, bread and muffin mixes, cocoa mixes, and energy bars, all worth much more than the price tag! The soup and bread box includes two soup mixes and two bread mixes for $18 plus shipping. Browse Wildwood Farms’ offerings here!
Gift Baskets from Rosebud Botanicals
Rosebud Botanicals has a Moisturizing Gift Basket, a Facial Gift Basket, and a Scrub Gift Basket available. This is a great gift for pampering a friend, family member, or significant other with amazing organic bath and beauty products. We know once they try these all-natural clean beauty products they will feel beautiful inside and out! Browse the selections here.