Whether you’re a last-minute shopper or love to plan your presents well in advance, we have lots of great ideas that support people and planet. Fairtrade Manager Cate Hickey reveals her favourite Co-op Fairtrade gifts, so go a step further this Christmas and share the love by supporting Fairtrade producers from around the globe.
Sharing gifts is my favourite part of the Christmas holiday season. Shopping for something thoughtful, wrapping it up carefully and giving it to a loved one feels like the true spirit of Christmas.
This year, Co-op has a showstopping range of Fairtrade gifts instore – presents that give back to producers all over the world. By buying Fairtrade, you can trust that those who make the products, along with their families and communities, are getting a fairer deal and better able to protect the planet. Our Fairtrade gifts make perfect stocking fillers, secret Santa presents, and last-minute options for those unexpected guests.
Want to know more about how your Fairtrade purchases help to support producer communities? Check out our guide to Fairtrade here.
Share a little something sweet
All Co-op chocolate is Fairtrade, so don’t miss the delicious selection instore this Christmas. Among other things, our commitment to Fairtrade cocoa has helped fund Fairtrade Africa’s Women’s School of Leadership, where women are trained in business and leadership skills.
Wrap up some Co-op Irresistible Belgian Chocolate Florentines or a Co-op Irresistible Free From Chocolate Box. Co-op Free From Caramel Filled Mini Santas or Co-op Irresistible Belgian Chocolate Baubles are fantastic for those with a sweet tooth, too. A box of Co-op Irresistible Salted Caramel Truffles and Co-op Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn make the perfect indulgence — not to mention a great choice for a Christmas movie marathon. And don’t forget to treat the children to Co-op Chocolate Lollies and Co-op Free From Chocolate Coins – the ultimate stocking fillers. All Fairtrade-certified.
Pour a splash of these Fairtrade favourites
Did you know Co-op is the largest seller of Fairtrade wine in the world? So, if you’re looking to treat someone special to a first-class bottle, you can choose one that also guarantees producers are paid fairly, with one of our Fairtrade Wines.
On my wine wish list this year is Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Organic Malbec — a powerful and robust Argentinian red packed with jammy dark fruit notes. The flavour isn’t the only thing to love about Fairtrade wine. The Fairtrade Premium we pay has helped build a school in the village of Tilimuqui, in north-west Argentina, in 2010, which today is attended by the children of the Fairtrade winemakers
Prefer a crisp white? Try our award-winning Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Sauvignon Blanc Reserva — a zesty and citrussy South African favourite.
To discover our whole selection of Fairtrade wines, click here.
And while you’re at it, why not pair a bottle of Fairtrade wine with your favourite chocolate?
Fire up the coffee machine
Introduce friends and loved ones to Fairtrade coffee with one of these gifts. Our whole range of own-brand coffee has been Fairtrade certified since 2003, when the price of coffee was at a 30-year low and farmers struggled to afford to grow it.
My top choices to wrap up and put under the tree this year are Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Kenyan Coffee Beans, Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Sumatran Ground Coffee and Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Guatemalan Roast and Ground Coffee.
Discover the whole Co-op Fairtrade coffee range — including ground, whole bean and roast and ground – here.
Looking for Fairtrade instore? These are the goodies you’ll find…
Co-op Irresistible Free From Chocolate Box, 100g £4.50
Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Chocolate Baubles, 150g £2.50
Co-op Free From Choc Coins, 60g £1
Co-op Free From Santa Truffles, 60g £2.50
Co-op Fairtrade Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn, 100g £1.50
Opting for Fairtrade is a simple choice that can make a huge difference to people’s lives around the world. Take a look at our range of Fairtrade gifts instore now.