Give A Gift That Gives Back

Christmas is a time of giving. It’s a time of sharing, and it’s a time to eat great food with family and friends.

Knowing what to get someone for Christmas can often be a hard task, and sometimes even expensive.

Do-It-Yourself Hampers are a great way to give a gift that is personal, tailored to whoever is receiving it, and you can determine the budget you want to spend.

There are many different options out there with what to include in a hamper. You can also check out 8 sustainable guilt-free gift ideas on our page here.

IGA is a network of 1,300 independent family-owned businesses that sit at the heart of local communities across Australia. Independence makes all the difference for these businesses and for our customers and local communities. Free from having to follow a one size fits all mantra, IGA independent owners not only understand local needs, but go out of their way to support local producers, suppliers, and charities wherever possible.

That’s why we love the idea of creating a hamper that gives AND gives back. It’s a double gift hamper!

You can give back to the community by purchasing Community Co. products. Community Co proudly support local communities and suppliers through the Community Chest Program. Plus, make sure you look out for products in store that have a Community Chest ticket. To find out more about the Community Chest click here.

Here are just two Hamper ideas you can make yourself by shopping at your local IGA, but the options are limitless. Make it your way and get creative.


Hamper inclusions:

  • Colander
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tea towel
  • Community Co. Californian Walnuts 130g
  • Community Co. Whole Kalamata Olives 350g
  • The Candy Market Choc Honeycomb 150g
  • Community Co. Kalamata Olive Sourdough Loaf 500g
  • Community Co. Gourmet Date & Apricot Fruit Crackers 100g
  • Community Co. Jam Packed with Strawberry 500g
  • Community Co. Smooth & Creamy Double Brie 125g
  • Community Co. Extra Virgin Spanish Olive Oil 500mL
  • Community Co. Pure Honey 375g
  • Community Co. Nibbles Salted Pistachios 200g
  • Community Co. Sweet & Spiced Gherkins 500g


Hamper inclusions:

  • Ceramic Baking tray
  • Homemade Coconut Ice balls – Click here for the recipe
  • Community Co. Mince Pies
  • Community Co. Sweetened Dried Cranberries 200g
  • Community Co. Natural Pistachios 80g
  • Community Co. Gourmet Cranberry & Pumpkin Seed Fruit Crackers 100g
  • Community Co. A Dollop of Wholegrain Mustard 190g
  • Community Co. A Splash of Red Wine Vinegar 500mL
  • Community Co. Stuffed Green Olives 450g
  • Community Co. Extra creamy Triple Cream Brie 125g
  • Signature Collection Mini Decorated Christmas Cake 160g
  • Coconut Ice Balls (See recipe)
  • Community Co. Shortbread Biscuits 180g
  • The Candy Market Choc Honeycomb 150g (In mason jar)

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