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Great Gift Ideas $20 and Under

Your Co-op has many items that would make wonderful gifts; here are some ideas that are under twenty dollars. Great for stocking stuffers, hosts or hostesses, teachers, neighbors—anyone on your holiday gift list! 

Please note—not all items may be in stock at all stores. To ensure we have stock on hand prior to making a special trip, please give us a call. We’ll be glad to check stock quantities for you. 

Under $5

Faber Castell Colored EcoPencils

Great for kids and adults alike. Conquer that pile of coloring books with these vibrant colored pencils made from reforested wood. Set of twelve colors. Would be a great addition to a gift of one of those coloring books for adults that are so hot right now.

Kids’ play bakeware tools

A great addition to any play kitchen, the Co-op carries fun-sized bakeware tools such as spatulas, mini baking tins, and a rolling pin for children’s make-believe baking needs. Pro tip: I use the mini-whisk in my own kitchen for whenever I’mscrambling up just an egg or two. 

Decomposition Books by Michael Roger

For the writer or student in your life, these notebooks are anything but ordinary. Eccentric, with highly detailed cover art, they are made in the US with 100% post-consumer- waste recycled paper and printed with soy ink. Available in classic composition-style, or spiral-bound in two sizes; full- and pocket-sized. 

Under $10

Fairshare CSA Coalition Kitchen Tea Towel 

One hundred percent cotton tea towel with beautiful vintage-style graphic of vegetables and flatware. Purchase of this towel supports the 501c3 organization based here in Madison. Perfect for the person on your list who is a CSA member or is considering a CSA. 

WoodCutts Twig Earrings 

USA-made wooden jewelry that is handcrafted from sustainably harvested furniture-grade wood veneers with silver foil accents. Ear wires are surgical-steel-grade. These earrings are lightweight in your ears, so even though they “dangle,” they won’t put a strain on your earlobes. If you’ve ever worn dangle earrings, you know what I’m talking about. Large variety of designs ranging from elegant abstract designs, to celestial moons, to animals such as owls and giraffes. 

Dr. Bronner’s Best Sellers Gift Set

Includes 2 oz. pure-castile liquid Soaps, one each of the following scents: Lavender, Peppermint, and Unscented. Perfect for a stocking stuffer or for a hostess gift.

Badger Lip Balm Holiday Gift 3-Pack

Super-moisturizing, organic lip balms! Packs of three different flavors!

Premium Fruit Jams from Wisconsin-Based Producers

Quince & Apple preserves for the out-of-the-ordinary and unexpected: delightful flavors such as Figs and Black Tea, Tart Cherry and White Tea, and Apple and Cranberry. Made in Madison.

Slack’s Jams for high-quality, more classic fruit flavors such as: Raspberry, Strawberry, and an Orange Marmalade. 

Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier 5-Pack Caramels

An absolutely divine combination of sweet and salty. Melt-in-your-mouth dark chocolate with a generous sprinkle of sea salt on top. Simply heaven for chocolate lovers, and made right here in Madison.

Under $20

Andes Gifts Adult Knit Gloves, Mittens, and Earwarmers

A seasonal Co-op favorite. Over 2,000 indigenous women residing in Peru and Bolivia earning a fair wage for their work handcrafting Andes Gifts. Choose frommany different styles and colors!

Orchard Street Apparel Kids’ Tees 

A husband-and-wife owned print shop in Milwaukee, Orchard Street Apparel was born in a basement in 2008. Since then, it’s grown in size. Using eco-friendly, water-based inks and the softest shirts, their hometown designs show off your Wisconsin pride.

Beer Sampler Packs

For the beer enthusiast on your list! Choose from two great Wisconsin breweries: Central Waters Brewing Company out of Amherst, or New Glarus Brewery. Available at West and North only.

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