Sunday, December 09, 2018
Today's post is sticking with the christmas theme of giving but not expensive christmas gifts - essentials and treats for those in your community who are in need. The lovely and generous people over at Coop Food kindly gifted me a Co-op bag for life and a £5 gift card to buy food, snacks and drinks for someone in my community.

I think the idea is fantastic as we all need to do what we can for those in need and it's always nice to help someone you know who is struggling. You might have seen from my instagram stories (@ofbeautyand) that I've been so busy recently with the christmas fare, present wrapping, Christmas gift guides and having builders in the house every day this week; therefore I haven't had the time to buy anything yet from the Co-op.

However, I know exactly who I'm going to be buying some christmassy treats for this year and that is one of my neighbours who's health has declined massively over the past year so he can't cook for himself and my mum as well as other neighbours have been making home cooked meals for him multiple times per week. Sadly he doesn't like vegetables and he's gluten free so that rules out most of what I could make him so I think a bag full of Coop snacks and drinks will compensate!

Coop stores used to be abundant near me but the closest stores have all shut down over the past year or two but thankfully I do have a few within driving distance so I'll be heading there later today to pick up some treats. They have amazing offers and deals on at the moment, check out their website for examples. Additionally, Co-op members that buy selected Co-op branded products can earn 5% back for themselves and 1% back for their choice of local cause which is fantastic!

Will you be giving back to someone in your community this christmas? 


  1. Ahh that is such a lovely idea to do something nice for your neighbour!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  2. I think this is a really lovely idea and I’ve seen a few people putting their card to good use on my social media x

  3. This is a great idea. I love the co-op, there's one 5 mins from me.


  4. This is such a lovely idea, especially for those less fortunate this Christmas!

    Gemma Louise

  5. This is such a nice gesture, especially at this time of the year!

  6. I don't know what I'd do without my local Coop. It's such a life saver.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

  7. What a brilliant idea! So good to give back.


  8. I really like this, what a lovely thing to do x

  9. This is such a lovely thing to do. I bet your neighbour was so thankful! x


  10. This is such a lovely idea! I really like the Co-op, so it's a shame that a few near you have closed xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk


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