Photo by Co-Lab Pantry
Christmas Just got Cheerier
By Tehya Nicholas
Christmas is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing: we’re all about to start stressing over gifts. From stocking stuffers to the main event, finding the perfect present for your nearest and dearest often adds a headache to what should be the jolliest season. But we at Co-Lab Pantry have the antidote.
Putting the ‘sorted’ in Brunetti’s Assorted Biscuits, our wide range of artisan products from Melbourne’s best restaurants have been rounded up into simple-to-navigate collections for your gift buying ease.
Much like a walk through pantry/gift shop, Co-Lab’s online site carries a huge assortment of products - from sauces and spices to sweets and booze. Although unlike a regular pantry, all the goodies are fit for the fussiest of friends. Think handcrafted chocolate so beautifully packaged you don’t need to gift wrap, irresistible jars of Atlantic salmon caviar and award-winning wine to polish off your Christmas pud. There is a product for every taste, all with a festive spin.
Individual items are categorized by price, meaning you can shop for quality goods well within your price range. But if you fancy having the hard work done for you, we’ve created collections specifically tailored towards different needs. There are stocking stuffers, sweet treats, and for the alcohol-aficionados we have a Bougey + Boozy section featuring some of Victoria’s finest wine and spirits.
If the collections so far are the tinsel, baubles and lights on the tree, then our iconic Gift Sets would be the star. Curated with the festivities in mind, there are eighteen Gift Sets to choose from ranging in price from $45 to $500. Each box features products from the best of regional producers and metropolitan makers, all wrapped up and ready to go.
Whether you’re after a work Kris Kringle pressie or a luxurious spread for someone special, you’ll be giving the gift of mouth watering fare while supporting local businesses. It’s a win for the hardworking craftspeople and a win for the hardworking receiver.
Christmas is a time of celebration, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the end of a particularly challenging year than with locally made, delicious food. Either crack open the gifts on the day itself, or use them throughout the year - no matter your move, you’re in for a treat.